In response to the previous review, I'd just like to point out a few things: -Belladoggie has a gymnasium, but it is not set up for daycare, used for daycare, nor do people pay to send their dogs to the gymnasium - instead they pay for their dog to be outside -The "room temperature" for most dogs is in the low 50s, which is DIFFERENT from humans. Dogs' paw pads are not nearly as sensitive as our "bare feet" and thus being out in the 40s is brisk but pleasant for most dogs; many short-coated dogs come with coats or sweaters from their owners -During the Christmas rush, the facility is practically at capacity, meaning that the employees have to hustle to care for all the dogs, and the "lack of supervision" is abnormal and, most likely, associated with that rush and not what you would have seen had you been spying over your fence on an average day -During the hot season, I know for a fact there are "kiddie pools" in the yards for the dogs to cool off and splash around in, and when it is raining there is a covered area in the yards. Please don't neglect these facts when writing a review. -Dogs' parents spend money to make sure that their dogs are able to socialize outside, not sit silently alone in a room or kennel all day - if they wanted that they would have just left their dogs at home. Dogs bark! They play, they scrap, and they socialize! A hot or cold day or rain doesn't mean the whole operation gets shut down, but I know from employees that they do adjust their practices in cases of extreme weather. -The business is not without faults, but overall I have found it to be a place with nice facilities that takes care of the individual needs of your dog, regardless of any quirks, physical limitations, or attitude problems. The employees for the most part are nice, helpful, and trying to do their best.
We love Belladoggie! I am so happy to find a place that takes care of my dog like she were their own. They have gotten used to her and her personality and that is something every dog owner should take note to when leaving them over night. I recommend belladoggie to everyone. It truly is the BEST place in New Orleans. We tried Camp Bow Wow and they were WAY over crowded and had mulitpe instances where my dog was put in "time out" and they had no logical reason why. I am so glad Belladoggie is here now!
MY DOGS LOVE BELLADOGGIE!!!!! Harry, my Great Pyrenees, has never liked day care or boarding. He likes to be home. He is an older dog and set in his ways. But after a couple of stays at Bella Doggie he is totally different. He get all excited when we get out of the car in front of Bella Doggie. He wags through the front door and greets everyone there like old friends. I feel so much better about going out of town now that I know Harry and Jack are happy. They truly have a good time at Bella Doggie.