I DO NOT know where that lady who gave Collar and Leash a bad review is coming from but I think she's a little stuck up. I have been boarding my dog Taz which is a German Shepard/Chow mix for 10 yrs. First of all, my dog was never allowed to sit in his own feces and urine ever and never smelled when I took him home. As a matter of fact as soon as my dog goes to the bathroom outside the owner goes out there to clean it up right away. Also, if her dog was covered in feces and urine the kennel itself would smell and not in my ten years going to Collar and Leash have I smelled one bad smell. Second, Dan Raymond and his wife Sonja are the most kind, caring, and down to earth people. I haven't had one problem with this business or them. My dog LOVES to go here everytime we pull up he goes crazy wanting to get of my car. As soon as he sees Dan and Sonja he goes crazy with tail wagging and kisses. Dan and Sonja care so much about the animals that it is impossible that the accusations that the lady made are true. Collar and Leashes property is clean and very well kept up even in the winter. You walk into the office and it smells wonderful, always decorated for the holidays, nicely painted, and it has a very homey feel. When my dog is there Dan lets all the dogs out at least 5 times a day and the dogs have water ALL DAY LONG!! Dan feeds the dogs everyday and feeds more than enough. The grooming by Sonja is fantastic, the best that I've ever had, and there is not one hair that comes out of my dog when I come to pick him up. Not to mention the low prices, I pay 19.00 a day and I can also call and check up on my dog to see how he is doing, but I dont because I know that he is in great care. Another great thing you can also get a tour of the whole kennel facility nothing is hidden. When that lady said that about Collar and Leash I know it offended Dan and Sonja because all they do is give the greatest care, love, and attention to the dogs. Those comments also offended ME because I've been going there for so long. That lady must have been having a bad day and all I can say Collar and Leash is the best place to take your dog for grooming or boarding. I PRAY FOR EVERYBODY!!!! THANK YOU DAN AND SONJA FOR TEN WONDERFUL YEARS AND MORE!!!!!!!!!
6146 N Northwest HwyChicago, IL 60631
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After a negative incident with our old groomer, we decided to look for a new place to take our Yorkie for grooming. Central Bark had such good feedback, we gave them a shot and we're glad we did. Although this place seems does more than just grooming, we've only used them for grooming so this review only reflects that aspect. We've used Central Bark twice now and they do a really good job. Our Yorkie is very sensitive about having his paws/legs touched so trimming his nails can be a chore--to the point where our last groomer would not trim his nails half the time or do a bad job. At CB, trimming his nails has not been an issue. Also, he didn't act weird or reserved on our second trip so it looks like he doesn't fear this place. Grooming time has taken a couple hours, which is very acceptable--even quick by some standards. Pricing is higher than our last groomer but only by a bit and if our Yorkie is happier, it's definitely worth it. We look forward to returning again for future groomings and maybe even consider them for boarding when we need to travel out of state.
I recently boarded my dog over the Thanksgiving Holiday for a week here. The Owner and his wife were great Funny people who love animals.The facility was clean and smelled clean not just covered up by Sanitizer. They were hospitable and explained everything in detail including their hours of operation, vaccines, grooming (optional)and why the dogs are seperated from each other so they could have freedom of movement and not get accidently bitten by someone elses dog.I also took them up on the grooming services as My dog has a tendency to have accidents as he is 14 yrs young and they did a fabulous Job! He was Happy and jumping around like he was a 2yr old when I picked him up at 8am when they open as their hours are posted on the door,brochure and the website. My experience with them is a GREAT ONE and I will continue to go to them for all my grooming and Boarding needs.