Our goal for the dogs in our care is to create an environment that closely mirrors their existence in the natural world. Exercise, stimulation, socialization and the freedom to play are paramount to making dogs happy. The canine brain is ill-equipped for two states of being: being alone and being confined. Leaving your dog at home in a crate all day is torture for them. Many behavior issues can spring from an overall lack of stimulation and exercise. Nothing benefits a dog more than the opportunity to play and socialize freely with other balanced, healthy dogs. Our dogs are allowed to be as active as they want to be. And come the end of the day, they sleep like babies.
Our boarding options include indoor-outdoor runs and spacious cageless suites. Our staff is here 24 hours a day to be your best friend's best friends while you are away. During the day, all of our sleepover guests enjoy access to our doggie daycare program, which includes outdoor group play, basic obedience games (sit, stay, come), the establishment of good manners, enrichment toys and homemade treats. We have three large yards for our furry friends to expel every ounce of energy before they come inside to rest comfortably in our climate controlled runs and suites. Sometimes, when we play hard, we get dirty. We offer all-natural baths and coat conditioning. We also offer fantastic show-quality grooming, by appointment only.
Our doggie daycare is more than just playtime. Throughout the day, each dog will spend some quality one-on-one time with our experienced dog handlers. During that time, we will establish and reinforce the basics of canine obedience: Sit, Stay, Come and leash manners. We will also, as a rule, discourage unwanted behaviors such as jumping-up, door charging and dominant or destructive behavior. We limit our pack to 15 dogs a day for daycare. This allows us the time we need to give each dog the individual attention it requires to make the transformation from being a good dog to being a great dog.
We support the National Disaster Search Dog Foundation. Charlie Freeman, the leader of our pack, is one of two canine recruiters for the National Disaster Search Dog Foundation in the nation. The NDSDF produces the majority of the FEMA certified "Live Recovery" Rapid Response Disaster Teams. These are the most highly trained search and rescue dogs in the world. Every time there is a tsunami, an earthquake or a Katrina or 9/11-type event, these are the dogs and handlers that get deployed. Charlie helps by scouring the shelters in the region for that one in a million canine recruit. All of the dogs at the NDSDF come out of shelters. It's an amazing process.