I hope this information will be helpful to you in making your decision about boarding your "babies". They are our babies, aren't they?
My name is Carolyn Spradlen and I have been in the boarding business for 35 years. I started in 1982 when my husband was training bird dogs. We decided that it would be a good idea to start a kennel, because the hunters were wanting us to keep their dogs for them. So we thought we could put our property to some good use and make some extra money along the way.
After a few years, I was boarding everything from ferrets to birds to rabbits to chinchillas. About 30 years ago, I started grooming dogs as a service to my boarding clients.
Today, I must say that it has outdone any of my expectations. I have been able to be a stay-at-home-Mom to raise our children and still be able to have extra income. I pride myself in taking care of all of the "babies" that come to see me just like I would want my dogs taken care of by someone else. There is nothing that makes me smile more than to see a dog come jumping and running to greet me when they come to "doggy camp".
The big guys have a roomy outside run with a box at the end that has blankets in it for them to lay on. I have climate controlled facilities for the little guys. I also have an exercise pen that I take all of them out one at a time to run and play. Special treats are given on a regular basis. Grooming is available by appointment or can be done on "retrieve day". Food is supplied unless there is a special diet required.
Proof of ALL shots are required including, Rabies, DHLPP, and Bordetella.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.