I've taken my one year old German Shepherd to Desert Dogs twice for kenneling and I'm very happy with their service. They're picky about the temperament of the dogs they take - this is an 'open play' facility where all the dogs are out to mingle with eachother during the day (boarded dogs are kenneled in the evening when the staff goes home) so they screen all dogs to be sure they're a good fit. But these are also 'dog people' who understand dogs and how they play, etc. There is almost always an attendant out with the dogs so any 'bad' behaviour is stopped before it can escalate. We were there once when one of the dogs started barking and the attendant quickly and firmly told him to hush before the other dogs had a chance to get worked up, too. It was nice to witness the discipline and because they have several web cams you can watch the dogs from their website and see that for the most part the dogs are allowed to roam and play - so there's a balance between the discipline and freedom. This is a marked contrast to the first dog day care I took my shepherd to where they're mostly unattended and after two visits he'd developed aggressive behaviour toward certain types of other dogs - my guess is either a dog picked on him or he joined in pack behaviour picking on another. We stopped taking him there and several months later he had stopped that behaviour and I'm thankful that at Desert Dogs he hasn't picked any of that up, again. And when we picked our dog up after Christmas the staff had made a photo CD for us with pictures of Blue playing. It was a really nice touch.
1221 E 3300 SSalt Lake City, UT 84106
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Dogs R Us is the best daycare/boarding/grooming place in Salt Lake, hands down. if you have a young/energetic dog like me, it can be hard to give them enough of an outlet. I take my dog Holly running, walking, hiking, and to dog parks on a regular basis, but it's often times still not enough. In addition to including her in my active lifestyle, I give Holly a couple days a week of daycare at Dogs R Us so she's not getting bored while I'm at work. Dogs R Us has done such a good job taking care of her at daycare that I've taken all of my haircutting business there as well, which they have also excelled at. Their prices are already low, but when you catch them on a sale, the deals are simply excellent. This is a business that I like to support and I will continue to do so in the future.
My dog loves coming to Dogs R Us. The dogs all get along well with each other and my dog fits right in the pack. I have tried to board my dog at other places but the stress level my dog has when I am out of town is high. I hate leaving him anywhere because I feel sad knowing he is scared and lonely. Those days are over! Now that I have found Dogs R Us my dog looks forward to his over night sleep overs and baths. When I return to pick him up he is all excited and smells great. As a dog lover I am grateful to have found your business on yellowpages.com and hope others will come visit your business and see for themselves how different the animals are when they come to Dogs R Us.