10/13/2008Provided by Citysearch -
I took my dog there a few times this summer and she came back home happy and healthy. But this August (2008) I took her for the long weekend and two months later I am still suffering the consequences.
The first indication that something was wrong was when I picked her up and she smelled dirty even though I paid for a bath at the end of her stay. The next day, I was petting my dog and discovered that she was covered in ticks.... my husband and I proceeded to remove the ticks to discover she had both brown and american ticks. We gave her a flea and tick bath and re-applied Advantix. Two months and $200 later, I am still fumigating and killing ticks inside the house - both brown and american ticks... The situation is annoying, frustrating, and hazardous for us and my dog (not to mention the fact that I am pregnant and fumigating poses a health risk for my baby...)
My dog has never had a problem with ticks and I religiously put Advantix on her every month. We did not have a tick problem at the house (we have a very small yard with short grass and no trees). I also paid the $25 they charge to give her a ""flea and tick bath and preventinve collar"" at the beginning of her stay. Plus the $20 bath at the end of her stay. Either she did not receive her paid for bath, or they knowingly sent her home covered in ticks. She had over 25 ticks - any person giving a dog a bath would have discovered those ticks.
I would not recommend this place to anyone (unless of course, you don't mind a bunch of ticks crawling and laying eggs around your house and your bed!!!)