My dog Charlie has been going to downtown Doggy Daycare for 2 years and it is the best thing that ever happened for us. As soon as we pull off the highway on the Fifth Avenue he starts hopping around in the car chanting at the bit. When we get out of the car to go in he's dragging me to the door soon as we get in off he goes wagging and yapping. It is his favorite place on the planet. They wash my dog anytime I ask them to they do not cut nails there as someone stated in another review. The dogs are running constantly if they're high energy and that does tend to wear the nails down. People there are kind humane and love dogs they are also very knowledgeable. Their areas for small dogs and large dogs old dogs and young dogs they have constant supervision you never have to worry. The play yard looks just like your backyard would look if you had a whole bunch of dogs running around in it it is not pretty two humans but it looks wonderful to doggies. They have agility equipment shade when it rains they have mud they have pools that they put out for the dogs there's a lot of interaction.
My 18lb dog was injured at the facility requiring a vet to sedate and surgically remove a 1/4 inch piece of wood from his chest. I called the owner (TRAVIS HESS) 9 times over the course of a month. He refused to speak with me let alone assist with the vet bill.
Chip Scanlan -- Discovering Henry and Kaia's Paradise was the luckiest thing that could've happened to me when I had to go in for surgery a week ago. I learned about Henry through DogVacay and was impressed by the reviews and the number of repeat visits. His was the most impressive service I found. Henry's commitment to the dogs in his care and the human who have to leave their friends behind is brilliant. He maintains a website where he constantly posts pictures and videos so I was able to see how my five-year-old miniature Schnauzer Leo was faring. He had never been away from home before or really around other dogs so I was apprehensive. But it was clear from photos and videos that he felt at home almost immediately. Henry provides a safe and dog friendly home so you don't have to worry about your do's care and well-being. And Henry is extraordinarily flexible. When they moved up my surgery he made it possible for me to drop Leo off two days early and when they kept me in longer than expected let me extend the stay without a hassle. His fee is more than competitive, in fact lower than nearly every other service. don't envision having to leave Leo again but I know if I have to there's a paradise on earth for him. I recommend Henry without reservation and with great enthusiasm. If you ever need a place for your dog to camp out for whatever reason, Henry's is the one I would tell you to pick. Thanks Henry for everything.
First visit to Downtown Doggie Daycare and both of our dogs came out with kennel cough (vet confirmed 2 hours after leaving DDD) after a 4 day stay. My dog hasn't been sick in 4 years! As soon as he ran into our arms in the office (which btw, stinks like Marlboro Reds) he sounded like he was hacking up a lung. The owner and staff acted like he had never done that before. "Oh my goodness, if he had been doing THAT we would have called you!!" they said. Uh, huh. He JUST started coughing horribly upon seeing us?!?! Not bloody likely. Kennel cough may not be the easiest thing to control in a boarding situation, but please don't lie to us. Dirty, stinky, crawling with bacteria. We'll go elsewhere next time.
my dog has been attending daycare for a year. I could not be happier. I understand making an appt for a tour. Most people that have dogs realize when a new person comes to the door or in your house they bark. Imagine how loud that is with a PAC of 40 dogs. All the dogs are loose running playing interacting in each play group. My dog Quincy could not be happier on the days he goes each week. Tonja an her staff accept each dog an some are not welcomed in. The PACs get along an play well together. My dog is not locked in a cage for the day. My dog knows the days he goes to daycare an is sitting by the door-ready to go. When I pick him up he has a smile. I feel very comfy in the care he is receiving. I'm not a fan of dog parks. I'm a a fan of Downtown doggie daycare center
I came in to check out the daycare around 0700 and they would not show me around. I gave them a second chance today and the lady behind the desk said "absolutely not, I have all these dogs here. You wouldn't show your house to someone who comes unannounced". That was the while point of my visit. I wanted to see how the dogs were treated during the day when the dog owners aren't there. I love my dogs too much to even consider this place again.
Miss Erica took great care of my 3 pugs and treated them like they were her own. She spent lots of QT with them, and sent us text and photo updates daily to let us know how the "kids" were doing. I would definitely recommend Pet Watchers of Pinellas, and would use her again!!
***ATTENTION!!!*** Don't EVER take your dogs (or any pet) to Camp Salty Dog on 9th Avenue North and 17th Street North in St. Petersburg!! We dropped our two chocolate labs there Thursday morning with the exact amount of food to last them until we picked them up Sunday afternoon only to pick them up with the same amount! I found their bag with food in it under the tv in the main office, the kid working had no idea where it was, but insisted that they ate. A man that worked there even wrote the feeding instructions on the cup! One of them didn't get ANY of the seizure medicine we left for him either, also with exact instructions! My dogs have not been acting the same since bringing them home... Not eating, very lethargic, and can't get enough water. If you care about your pets at all, PLEASE do not bring them here and let everyone with dogs know what a horrible place this is!