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I have an unruly yet adorable Beagle named Snoopy that is the light of my life. He is family, my child so to speak - a sentiment that can be appreciated only by fellow dog lovers. Snoopy is a rescue who had a very hard life before we found each other. He was shuffled from place to place and left outside, tied to a tree for weeks at a time. Anyone who owns or has owned a Beagle knows that they require the attention of their owner regularly. If they don't get it, they howl with a tone that sounds as if they are the saddest most neglected dog in the world. Snoopy was with me 24/7. There were two reasons for this: the first is that I loved him and wanted him with me. The second is that when I left him alone for any length of time, I would undoubtedly return to a noise complaint affixed to my front door or worse, the police in my driveway investigating a disturbance. In any case, as much as I would like to take him everywhere I go, there are places and times when his presence is not permitted nor welcomed. Hey, if I had my way, dogs would be allowed in restaurants, but that's me. I love, love, love dogs! They make the world a better place as far as I am concerned. So, when I found myself needing a caretaker for Snoopy during the day or over the weekend, I searched for a place that I knew would love and care for him in a manner commensurate with dog lovers. I worry about my baby when he is not with me, so to feel that he is as happy, safe and loved with his caretaker as he is with me, is really important to me. I tried out The Dog Resort because they had excellent reviews and offered a free trial day. I am a busy person so I found their on-line booking system very easy, efficient and conducive to my busy schedule. I filled out the application and reservation forms on-line and received a confirmation within 10 minutes. I left a message the night prior to Snoopy's daycare trial day because I wanted to know what I needed to bring - having never brought Snoopy to daycare before - I had allot of questions. I was amazed to find my call returned within 5 minutes of leaving a message. It was 11 at night! Every dog parent thinks their dog is perfect just the way they are. Well, Snoopy is perfect indeed. However, he is also loud, needy and high maintenance. He isn't all that social either. He also has a tendency to mark a place that has other dogs nearby. It is really embarrassing to say the least. On his first visit to The Dog Resort, he trotted in and proceeded to lift his leg on their wall. To my surprise, they made me feel comfortable about it and quickly cleaned and disinfected the area. There was a love and passion for dogs in the way they operated. I noticed that Snoopy connected with the staff right away and left my side - or should I say - forgot about me- which is unusual. Anyway, The Dog Resort won Snoopy over from day one and he looks forward to spending time there. He has become more independent and social with other dogs and his manners have improved considerably. The staff put dogs first. They focus on giving my dog joy and a great experience rather than on getting as much money from me as they can. Their prices are modest and fair and the value and quality of service and care they give Snoopy makes them the best doggie daycare in the world as far as I am concerned. If you are looking for the best care and experience for your dog for a reasonable price then The Dog Resort is the place to be.
I was recently in a car accident resulting in a neck injury, so I had to find a safe, loving place for my year old puppy to stay while I recovered. After talking to a wonderful young lady on the phone, Tiffany from The Dog Resort in Lake City, I knew this was where I wanted him to stay. I did not know then by bringing him there it would also change my life. Upon my arrival I was beyond pleased with how helpful they were to make sure I didn’t further injure myself by unloading my car and helping with my puppy. I started off wanting to have him there for a few days and then someone would care for him afterwards. Being injured I am not able to work which means a limited amount of funds and a prayer that something would work out and someone would help. Each night I prayed for an angel to come and help us. I was tired and heart broken after countless people bailed out on me after saying they would help. So I came back to the one place that my puppy was sad about leaving and excited to return to. After explaining to Tiffany that I was back again because no one came through. I was placed on the phone with the owner of The Dog Resort, Mona to see if she had any ideas. My blessing and angels were Mona and her staff that night. Their compassion and love for animals is evident in how they treat everyone that walks through the door. In addition, to sincerely wanting to be there for someone like me that was searching for help. I had never met Mona but the love was heard in her voice. Mona gave me the greatest gift and blessing I could’ve asked for…she was going to have my puppy stay at The Dog Resort for FREE!! Until I have recovered to care for him myself. Tears of joy can not begin to describe how I felt after finally knowing he was in a loving place with no worries of having to choose whether to care for my puppy or to pay bills. Mona and her staff will always have a place in my heart and I will be letting everyone know that I wouldn’t trust my puppy’s care to anyone but them. They get a 15+++/10 from me for their outstanding service.
I have a dog that I adopted from the humane society. She has some major quirks. She has major separation anxiety and freaks out to the extent of hurting herself when placed in a crate. I took her to a boarding kennel prior to taking her to the resort and when I picked her up she had scratches all over her face. She was pretty banged up. The kennel staff told me she hurt herself trying to get out of her kennel. She was miserable and couldn't get out of the place fast enough. I had to go on a business trip and none of the family and friends who watched her while I was away, could take her. So, based on the word of a close dog loving friend of mine I took her to The Dog Resort. I don't know what they did or didn't do. All I can say is that when I picked her up she was grinning from ear to ear. She ran around the place as if she owned it and gave each of the staff working that day a wet kiss before we left. I noticed that while speaking to the staff about how she did during her boarding stay, she went nowhere near the front door and in fact ran up to the door separating the reception area from the rest of the facility and scratched on it as if wanting to get back in. That was what did it for me. I knew she had not only a good but rather great experience there and will take her there every time I go on a business s trip. No offense to my family and friends but I have never seen her so happy in anyone else's care. I highly recommend The Dog Resort.