Safe Journey Dog Boarding

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We will provide a safe, comfortable, relaxed, home-style environment for your dog to minimize the stress you both feel while you're away.
  • 3525 SE Milwaukie Ave

    Portland, OR 97202

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  • 503-209-0177

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Hours
Monday to Sunday 7am to 7pm
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I am a loyal customer. I love the staff. When I leave Hamilton at SafeJourney, I know that I don't have to worry because he is well taken care of!

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I am a loyal customer. I love the staff. When I leave Hamilton at SafeJourney, I know that I don't have to worry because he is well taken care of!

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The care takers / owners live on-site and seem very passionate and professional. I trust them completely and it allows me to enjoy my time when I have to go away.

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The care takers / owners live on-site and seem very passionate and professional. I trust them completely and it allows me to enjoy my time when I have to go away.

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The service is very family oriented. First they began with a free meeting and tour, which gave us and our dogs time to look around and ask questions. The dogs were relaxed immediately and began having fun with their new friends.

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The service is very family oriented. First they began with a free meeting and tour, which gave us and our dogs time to look around and ask questions. The dogs were relaxed immediately and began having fun with their new friends.

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I choose Safe Journey initially because they create a safe, homelike environment for their guests. They make my dog feel like its at home and safely shuttle her to my condo whenever I need them to.

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I choose Safe Journey initially because they create a safe, homelike environment for their guests. They make my dog feel like its at home and safely shuttle her to my condo whenever I need them to.

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I've been boarding with Safe Journey since they opened. I like them because my dog gets to sleep on a sofa instead of in a kennel.

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I've been boarding with Safe Journey since they opened. I like them because my dog gets to sleep on a sofa instead of in a kennel.

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They are great people and wonderful with my 2 dogs. I'm glad my dogs go here. I have only praises to sing.

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They are great people and wonderful with my 2 dogs. I'm glad my dogs go here. I have only praises to sing.

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They were very open to taking Beauty and helping her to be comfortable. Whenever I leave town, I have no worry or fear that she will be uncomfortable or unhappy.

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They were very open to taking Beauty and helping her to be comfortable. Whenever I leave town, I have no worry or fear that she will be uncomfortable or unhappy.

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Safe Journey is an amazing organization. They pay attention to detail and it they really do treat each animal they host with love and affection

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Safe Journey is an amazing organization. They pay attention to detail and it they really do treat each animal they host with love and affection

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I am entirely grateful and happy that Safe Journey is available for my dog. When visiting Safe Journey I was really taken with the staff and their welcoming space, especially the owners Shawn and Dan.

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I am entirely grateful and happy that Safe Journey is available for my dog. When visiting Safe Journey I was really taken with the staff and their welcoming space, especially the owners Shawn and Dan.

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I found this place online after visiting several other larger places. I have a 4 month old puppy and wanted a place that was smaller, and gave my dog a lot of attention. I couldn't believe how nice they were and how beautiful the place

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I found this place online after visiting several other larger places. I have a 4 month old puppy and wanted a place that was smaller, and gave my dog a lot of attention. I couldn't believe how nice they were and how beautiful the place

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We just moved to the area and have been looking for a doggy day care/boarding close to home. SafeJourney was awesome! When we came in for the visit the place looked and smelled clean. The guys that run the place took time to get to know

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We just moved to the area and have been looking for a doggy day care/boarding close to home. SafeJourney was awesome! When we came in for the visit the place looked and smelled clean. The guys that run the place took time to get to know

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I was looking online for a place to bring my dog when I go away for the weekend. I don't travel much, so she isn't used to going to boarding and she is also a somewhat anxious dog. Safe Journey appealed to me because of their crate-free

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I was looking online for a place to bring my dog when I go away for the weekend. I don't travel much, so she isn't used to going to boarding and she is also a somewhat anxious dog. Safe Journey appealed to me because of their crate-free

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I have been bringing my little dachshund Maxie to SafeJourney now for over two years with great results. He was having a lot of difficulty with separation anxiety and I was desperate to find a place that was not an overwhelming, bare, dog

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I have been bringing my little dachshund Maxie to SafeJourney now for over two years with great results. He was having a lot of difficulty with separation anxiety and I was desperate to find a place that was not an overwhelming, bare, dog

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The one thing I found weird at first was his policy to wait outside for them to let you in. This initially felt like something fishy was going on, but knowing my dog, at least, it makes total sense for them to try to mitigate the number of

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The one thing I found weird at first was his policy to wait outside for them to let you in. This initially felt like something fishy was going on, but knowing my dog, at least, it makes total sense for them to try to mitigate the number of

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We had no problems when we came back to pick her up, in fact, our dog seemed more comfortable with herself than before.\r

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We had no problems when we came back to pick her up, in fact, our dog seemed more comfortable with herself than before.\r

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I called here and he said he wanted to meet first to talk about our dog's needs, etc. I went thinking it'd be like 10-15 min, but ended up spending over an hour there, talking about our dog's special needs, doing a tour, meeting other

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I called here and he said he wanted to meet first to talk about our dog's needs, etc. I went thinking it'd be like 10-15 min, but ended up spending over an hour there, talking about our dog's special needs, doing a tour, meeting other

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I recommended this place to a friend and she told me it had horrible reviews, came here and was horrified. However, my personal experience there was really positive.\r

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I recommended this place to a friend and she told me it had horrible reviews, came here and was horrified. However, my personal experience there was really positive.\r

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I have two small dogs that go here for daycare several times a week. They get so excited when they know they aren't going to be home bored when I'm at work. They especially love John and wag their tails when they see him, but also like the

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I have two small dogs that go here for daycare several times a week. They get so excited when they know they aren't going to be home bored when I'm at work. They especially love John and wag their tails when they see him, but also like the

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In the future when I need to board them for trips, I won't hesitate to return and would recommend them to anyone looking for a good sane day facility or cage less boarding place for their dogs. the playful dogs there all seemed happy to be

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In the future when I need to board them for trips, I won't hesitate to return and would recommend them to anyone looking for a good sane day facility or cage less boarding place for their dogs. the playful dogs there all seemed happy to be

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My dogs were in Safe Journey every work day for 2 months and never showed any signs of stress (like my second dog does in crazy situations). The owner and the other caretaker were kind and loving towards the dogs.\r

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My dogs were in Safe Journey every work day for 2 months and never showed any signs of stress (like my second dog does in crazy situations). The owner and the other caretaker were kind and loving towards the dogs.\r

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After a terrible experience with the other daycare Safe Journey came to the rescue. They agreed to try him on a trial for a day, giving him a space to be laid back for most of the day and socializing for occasional outings. I've seen them

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After a terrible experience with the other daycare Safe Journey came to the rescue. They agreed to try him on a trial for a day, giving him a space to be laid back for most of the day and socializing for occasional outings. I've seen them

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Safe Journey was a godsend for me. and no, I'm not affiliated with it either except as a client. :-)!\r

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Safe Journey was a godsend for me. and no, I'm not affiliated with it either except as a client. :-)!\r

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I moved to Portland 2 months ago and was in temporary corporate extended stay housing. The housing allowed my dogs, but I needed to find a place I could leave them during the day while I worked.\r

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I moved to Portland 2 months ago and was in temporary corporate extended stay housing. The housing allowed my dogs, but I needed to find a place I could leave them during the day while I worked.\r

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We are so delighted to have found SafeJourney. We left Bond with you when he was only three months old and felt absolutely confident that he was safe, and being loved and well cared for while we were gone. In fact, I think he missed your

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We are so delighted to have found SafeJourney. We left Bond with you when he was only three months old and felt absolutely confident that he was safe, and being loved and well cared for while we were gone. In fact, I think he missed your

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I've been using Safe Journeys since December and my dog begins wagging her tail as soon as we pull-up in front of the business. John comes to the curb to get her and she is always very excited to see him. When I pick her up in the evening, she seems very happy and watches (with a forlorn look) John or Craig as they walk back into the house. I've been inside and the dogs are all very happy and playful. In short, I'm very pleased with the treatment of my four-legged friend and would heartily recommend Safe Journeys. Check out the photos, they are very consistent with what I saw.

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I've been using Safe Journeys since December and my dog begins wagging her tail as soon as we pull-up in front of the business. John comes to the curb to get her and she is always very excited to see him. When I pick her up in the evening, she seems very happy and watches (with a forlorn look) John or Craig as they walk back into the house. I've been inside and the dogs are all very happy and playful. In short, I'm very pleased with the treatment of my four-legged friend and would heartily recommend Safe Journeys. Check out the photos, they are very consistent with what I saw.

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""Safe Journey is the only place I will ever board my dog!!!

My Frenchie came home tuckered out from her week at Safe Journey. And now she pulls on the leash to head in that direction at every opportunity!

The staff is simply amazing. Everyone is friendly and thoughtful. The facilities are clean and the dogs seem to be having a blast.

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""Safe Journey is the only place I will ever board my dog!!!

My Frenchie came home tuckered out from her week at Safe Journey. And now she pulls on the leash to head in that direction at every opportunity!

The staff is simply amazing. Everyone is friendly and thoughtful. The facilities are clean and the dogs seem to be having a blast.

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A wonderful caring place to you leave canine child. The staff is here is really caring, and extremely into their jobs. That's to all of you for taking care of our loved ones!

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A wonderful caring place to you leave canine child. The staff is here is really caring, and extremely into their jobs. That's to all of you for taking care of our loved ones!

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When we came to pick up our dogs, we found them happy and not lost weight and were content. This would not have been possible at a caged facility. John was especially helpful and kind in showing our youngest, shy dog extra love and attention.

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When we came to pick up our dogs, we found them happy and not lost weight and were content. This would not have been possible at a caged facility. John was especially helpful and kind in showing our youngest, shy dog extra love and attention.

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I LOVE Safejourney and so does my dog Bailey! I have been using them to board my dog for the past three years and have had nothing but great experiences. The staff is amazing.

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I LOVE Safejourney and so does my dog Bailey! I have been using them to board my dog for the past three years and have had nothing but great experiences. The staff is amazing.

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I was a first time boarder and they were very thorough and delicate with me, without holding me hand throughout the ordeal. Needless to say, we have boarded with them a few times since are are practically pros! Thanks for everything.

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I was a first time boarder and they were very thorough and delicate with me, without holding me hand throughout the ordeal. Needless to say, we have boarded with them a few times since are are practically pros! Thanks for everything.

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Love this place! I wouldn't have my dog stay anywhere else. My dog goes into a deep depression for at least 24 hours after coming home because she has so much fun at Safe Journey

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Love this place! I wouldn't have my dog stay anywhere else. My dog goes into a deep depression for at least 24 hours after coming home because she has so much fun at Safe Journey

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Love this place! I wouldn't have my dog stay anywhere else. My dog goes into a deep depression for at least 24 hours after coming home because she has so much fun at Safe Journey

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Love this place! I wouldn't have my dog stay anywhere else. My dog goes into a deep depression for at least 24 hours after coming home because she has so much fun at Safe Journey

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John was very friendly and at the same time, business-like and professional. Always reassuring me about my dog's well-being during his stay.

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John was very friendly and at the same time, business-like and professional. Always reassuring me about my dog's well-being during his stay.

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Love this place! I wouldn't have my dog stay anywhere else. My dog goes into a deep depression for at least 24 hours after coming home because she has so much fun at Safe Journey

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Love this place! I wouldn't have my dog stay anywhere else. My dog goes into a deep depression for at least 24 hours after coming home because she has so much fun at Safe Journey

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Our dog Zoe, is like a kid in a candy store here. And we as owners are comforted knowing she is cared for by the professional and loving staff. We started using Safe Journey after a very sad, scary incident at another facility and hearing about Safe from some people at the dog park. We gave it a try and it has been worth every extra penny since. The staff is so attentive towards all of the dogs, even letting us call to 'talk' to her so we know she's ok. We love this place. Zoe loves this place. It's a great, great location to have your dog be cared for.

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Our dog Zoe, is like a kid in a candy store here. And we as owners are comforted knowing she is cared for by the professional and loving staff. We started using Safe Journey after a very sad, scary incident at another facility and hearing about Safe from some people at the dog park. We gave it a try and it has been worth every extra penny since. The staff is so attentive towards all of the dogs, even letting us call to 'talk' to her so we know she's ok. We love this place. Zoe loves this place. It's a great, great location to have your dog be cared for.

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I really like this place. Coming from the South, we can drop off the 'kids' on our way to Portland Airport and Pick them up on the way home. It's convenient for us, and they seem to love the vacation too!

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I really like this place. Coming from the South, we can drop off the 'kids' on our way to Portland Airport and Pick them up on the way home. It's convenient for us, and they seem to love the vacation too!

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It says it all in their name; safest place for your pets! I wouldn't use anyone else for Pete.

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It says it all in their name; safest place for your pets! I wouldn't use anyone else for Pete.

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I will just put it out there plain and simple, I'm a high needs client. I travel a lot, with lots of changes to my schedule, I always need to change my reservations. I'm not sure how they do it, but they treat me with respect and credit any changes for future use and its easy breezy. Most importantly, my dog loves it. My dog charges in like he owns the place every time and forgets I'm even there. I don't even need to say goodbye, my dog is already off with his friends and forgets about me...lol but that's why I take him there, so he has a good time. and he always does. Before safe journey, I was always a wreck when I traveled because I worried so much. I don't fret a bit anymore. That is priceless.

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I will just put it out there plain and simple, I'm a high needs client. I travel a lot, with lots of changes to my schedule, I always need to change my reservations. I'm not sure how they do it, but they treat me with respect and credit any changes for future use and its easy breezy. Most importantly, my dog loves it. My dog charges in like he owns the place every time and forgets I'm even there. I don't even need to say goodbye, my dog is already off with his friends and forgets about me...lol but that's why I take him there, so he has a good time. and he always does. Before safe journey, I was always a wreck when I traveled because I worried so much. I don't fret a bit anymore. That is priceless.

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Never been more sure that my babies are completely taken care of. The only safer place for them, is with me!

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Never been more sure that my babies are completely taken care of. The only safer place for them, is with me!

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What a fantastic place. We have taken our dogs here for several years and they take excellent care of them. Our dogs are like our children and we feel comfortable traveling and leaving them at Safe Journey because we know they will be taken care of, snuggled with and loved on while we are gone. Highly recommend this place.

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What a fantastic place. We have taken our dogs here for several years and they take excellent care of them. Our dogs are like our children and we feel comfortable traveling and leaving them at Safe Journey because we know they will be taken care of, snuggled with and loved on while we are gone. Highly recommend this place.

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Thank you for taking great care of my dog. Whenever we leave him there he always comes home happy and energized. They are always clean and well fed.

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Thank you for taking great care of my dog. Whenever we leave him there he always comes home happy and energized. They are always clean and well fed.

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I have been bringing my dog here for a few years now and they have treated my dog so well. I trust them with her. I really appreciate that they inform you when something comes up and they make sure that they get all of their exercise. Thank you for being consistent with us.

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I have been bringing my dog here for a few years now and they have treated my dog so well. I trust them with her. I really appreciate that they inform you when something comes up and they make sure that they get all of their exercise. Thank you for being consistent with us.

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My dog always seems happy and worn out when comes home. I appreciate your services and how you take care of the animals here. Thank you for all that you do.

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My dog always seems happy and worn out when comes home. I appreciate your services and how you take care of the animals here. Thank you for all that you do.

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We love Safe Journey Dog Boarding because Tyson loves it. We know he loves it because every time we drop him off, he's dragging us to get inside!! Plus, he is super tired when we pick him up, which makes us very happy.

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We love Safe Journey Dog Boarding because Tyson loves it. We know he loves it because every time we drop him off, he's dragging us to get inside!! Plus, he is super tired when we pick him up, which makes us very happy.

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We are very happy to bring our pet to Safe Journey Dog Boarding, and so does our dog, Auz! When we drive up to the place, his tail starts wagging

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We are very happy to bring our pet to Safe Journey Dog Boarding, and so does our dog, Auz! When we drive up to the place, his tail starts wagging

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Im really happy that I bring my dog here. They always keep me posted on what is going on with him. It's a very calm, small place, and the staff is very trustworthy

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Im really happy that I bring my dog here. They always keep me posted on what is going on with him. It's a very calm, small place, and the staff is very trustworthy

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Thank you so much for your caring service. my dogs always come home happy and healthy.Safe Journey comes highly recommended.

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Thank you so much for your caring service. my dogs always come home happy and healthy.Safe Journey comes highly recommended.

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You know what they say about people who do not have kids, but do have pets. The pet is the child and Scotty not only is my son he is my best friend. I love my dog and I am grateful to have a crate free boarding place I can take him.

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You know what they say about people who do not have kids, but do have pets. The pet is the child and Scotty not only is my son he is my best friend. I love my dog and I am grateful to have a crate free boarding place I can take him.

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I have never used the boarding services here but I must say I am very surprised to read them. I have had a few training lessons with Winona and my dog, George. I found that she was very helpful and new what she was doing. George is now great to walk on his leash, begs less, and jumps less too.

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I have never used the boarding services here but I must say I am very surprised to read them. I have had a few training lessons with Winona and my dog, George. I found that she was very helpful and new what she was doing. George is now great to walk on his leash, begs less, and jumps less too.

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I had to rush out of town last week for an emergency family thing. I had no one to look after Scout, so I thought I'd try Safe Journey. I had a safe journey home and back, and I think Scout had a safe journey in my absence. He was tired when I picked him up which I can only take as a good sign.

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I had to rush out of town last week for an emergency family thing. I had no one to look after Scout, so I thought I'd try Safe Journey. I had a safe journey home and back, and I think Scout had a safe journey in my absence. He was tired when I picked him up which I can only take as a good sign.

More about Safe Journey Dog Boarding

At Safe Journey Dog Boarding we offer “Home-Style” Doggie Daycare. No Crates, Pens or Kennels. They spend their visit with us in a comfortable environment among us and other dogs in our Victorian style home.

 

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