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.
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503-209-0177

3525 Se Milwaukie Ave

Portland, OR

97202

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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.

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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.

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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 dogs. He had actually wanted us to bring our dog so she could meet some of the other regulars. He stressed the importance of easing her in slowly and asked for us to bring her in for a day so she could know we'd come back when we actually left. He seemed very knowledgeable and his philosophies were right on, according to what I've read.

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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 dogs. He had actually wanted us to bring our dog so she could meet some of the other regulars. He stressed the importance of easing her in slowly and asked for us to bring her in for a day so she could know we'd come back when we actually left. He seemed very knowledgeable and his philosophies were right on, according to what I've read.

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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.

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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.

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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 owner and the other guy who works there. I was surprised to see bad reviews because I've been going here for almost a year and my eight pound poodle that has anxiety issues seems to really like it, they have never come back with any scars and even let them wear their coats when it's cold and rainy. It's affordable, especially if you're doing two dogs and they've been boarded there and came home exhausted and content. Also, I had to be at work early one day and Craig the owner said he would be there at 6:30 when I had to drop them.

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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 owner and the other guy who works there. I was surprised to see bad reviews because I've been going here for almost a year and my eight pound poodle that has anxiety issues seems to really like it, they have never come back with any scars and even let them wear their coats when it's cold and rainy. It's affordable, especially if you're doing two dogs and they've been boarded there and came home exhausted and content. Also, I had to be at work early one day and Craig the owner said he would be there at 6:30 when I had to drop them.

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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 there, too.

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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 there, too.

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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.

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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.

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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 handle other special needs dogs too. They don't allow the dogs to hit that wild stage that so many other places do where dogs get hurt and continue to have terrible manners.

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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 handle other special needs dogs too. They don't allow the dogs to hit that wild stage that so many other places do where dogs get hurt and continue to have terrible manners.

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

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

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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.

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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.

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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 house when he had to leave. Your setup is absolutely perfect and your clients' pets are allowed to be in a delightful "home atmosphere". Looking forward to using your services often.

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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 house when he had to leave. Your setup is absolutely perfect and your clients' pets are allowed to be in a delightful "home atmosphere". Looking forward to using your services often.

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You are all so wonderful and caring! We are never concerned when we have you are for our babies! Thank you! Billi and Shane.

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You are all so wonderful and caring! We are never concerned when we have you are for our babies! Thank you! Billi and Shane.

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SafeJourney is the best boarding company that my dog has stayed with.

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SafeJourney is the best boarding company that my dog has stayed with.

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Looks like Barney was well cared for. We'll be back :-) Glad I found the perfect spot for my dog also my friend.

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Looks like Barney was well cared for. We'll be back :-) Glad I found the perfect spot for my dog also my friend.

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Very quick and convenient drop off and pick up. Good introduction or our small dog to the pack. John went our fo his way to get us set up on a Sunday for the following Monday morning. Would and eill recommend to friends and coworkers. Thanks for caring for our loved dog.

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Very quick and convenient drop off and pick up. Good introduction or our small dog to the pack. John went our fo his way to get us set up on a Sunday for the following Monday morning. Would and eill recommend to friends and coworkers. Thanks for caring for our loved dog.

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This was the first time we had left Cooper with anyone. You made it so easy! Thank you for taking good care of our boy!

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This was the first time we had left Cooper with anyone. You made it so easy! Thank you for taking good care of our boy!

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Excellent Customer Service! Great environment for my dogs! Being at SafeJourney is just like a home away from home for them.

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Excellent Customer Service! Great environment for my dogs! Being at SafeJourney is just like a home away from home for them.

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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 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.

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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.

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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 was!! My puppy is a mini doxie, so he needed a place that he is protected. I'm so happy I found them!!! Check them out if youre looking for daycare. You'll fall in love.

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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 was!! My puppy is a mini doxie, so he needed a place that he is protected. I'm so happy I found them!!! Check them out if youre looking for daycare. You'll fall in love.

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The guys that run the place took time to get to know our dog and then introduced her slowly to all the other dogs there. The back yard was super clean and fresh water was everywhere. I feel completely comfortable leaving our dog in a place with round the clock care and supervision, no crates or cages, comfy couches to lounge on and lots of dogs to play with. The guys are loving and sweet to every dog and they have experience with training and correcting behavior. I more excited now for my trip this Christmas knowing my pup will be in good caring hands, she will probably even forget we have left!

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The guys that run the place took time to get to know our dog and then introduced her slowly to all the other dogs there. The back yard was super clean and fresh water was everywhere. I feel completely comfortable leaving our dog in a place with round the clock care and supervision, no crates or cages, comfy couches to lounge on and lots of dogs to play with. The guys are loving and sweet to every dog and they have experience with training and correcting behavior. I more excited now for my trip this Christmas knowing my pup will be in good caring hands, she will probably even forget we have left!

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"Have continued to use Safe Journey for the last year and I'm still very satisfied with the level of care.
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."

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"Have continued to use Safe Journey for the last year and I'm still very satisfied with the level of care.
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."

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We boarded both of our dogs on short notice. They were very friendly and helpful and I will recommend and use again next time we are in town. Thanks!

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We boarded both of our dogs on short notice. They were very friendly and helpful and I will recommend and use again next time we are in town. Thanks!

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It is a comforting feeling to drop off my dogs at SafeJourney because I know they will be safe and well-cared for. When John takes them by the leash to the front door, they don't even look back because they are excited to get inside and see the other dogs. Thank you!

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It is a comforting feeling to drop off my dogs at SafeJourney because I know they will be safe and well-cared for. When John takes them by the leash to the front door, they don't even look back because they are excited to get inside and see the other dogs. Thank you!

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Our dog, Bauer, always comes home happy and relaxed. We love that the dogs aren't kenneled and get plenty of time to play.

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Our dog, Bauer, always comes home happy and relaxed. We love that the dogs aren't kenneled and get plenty of time to play.

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Murphy did just great. It was so nice to get away and know that he was so well cared for and having a "vacation" too.

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Murphy did just great. It was so nice to get away and know that he was so well cared for and having a "vacation" too.

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Pup keeps on growing and we keep on going. Our energetic puppy loves Craig and Safe Journey. Business forces me to travel every 6 weeks or so and I always bring our pup to SJ.

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Pup keeps on growing and we keep on going. Our energetic puppy loves Craig and Safe Journey. Business forces me to travel every 6 weeks or so and I always bring our pup to SJ.

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Craig, his daughter, family and staff showered our pup with all kinds of love and attention. He was such a happy little guy when we picked him up. He did that little back end wiggle waggle jig. He nuzzled Craig, was well exercised, fed and in overall good spirits. He smelled like dog for sure but I figure he made friends, socialized and played thus got that potent dog scent. Good stuff.

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Craig, his daughter, family and staff showered our pup with all kinds of love and attention. He was such a happy little guy when we picked him up. He did that little back end wiggle waggle jig. He nuzzled Craig, was well exercised, fed and in overall good spirits. He smelled like dog for sure but I figure he made friends, socialized and played thus got that potent dog scent. Good stuff.

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We boarded both of our dogs on short notice. They were very friendly and helpful and I will recommend and use again next time we are in town. Thanks!

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We boarded both of our dogs on short notice. They were very friendly and helpful and I will recommend and use again next time we are in town. Thanks!

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It is a comforting feeling to drop off my dogs at SafeJourney because I know they will be safe and well-cared for. When John takes them by the leash to the front door, they don't even look back because they are excited to get inside and see the other dogs. Thank you!

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It is a comforting feeling to drop off my dogs at SafeJourney because I know they will be safe and well-cared for. When John takes them by the leash to the front door, they don't even look back because they are excited to get inside and see the other dogs. Thank you!

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Our dog, Bauer, always comes home happy and relaxed. We love that the dogs aren't kenneled and get plenty of time to play.

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Our dog, Bauer, always comes home happy and relaxed. We love that the dogs aren't kenneled and get plenty of time to play.

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Thank you! It's so nice to have a place where I feel comfortable leaving Bailey.

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Thank you! It's so nice to have a place where I feel comfortable leaving Bailey.

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Ideally, I would like to see the dogs have more outdoor space to run in, but still a great place.

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Ideally, I would like to see the dogs have more outdoor space to run in, but still a great place.

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Lucy's stay was awesome. I will definitely be back!

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Lucy's stay was awesome. I will definitely be back!

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We are so happy we found SafeJourney Dog Boarding. Thank you!

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We are so happy we found SafeJourney Dog Boarding. Thank you!

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Cocoa loved it! Thank you for taking good care of her!

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Cocoa loved it! Thank you for taking good care of her!

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We love the convenience, availability, and comfort in taking care of our golden, Bodie. Sometimes we feel he knows he's headed to SafeJourney and is excieted! Thank you for taking care of Bodie during our out of town trips! We recommend SafeJourney to all our pet parents!!

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We love the convenience, availability, and comfort in taking care of our golden, Bodie. Sometimes we feel he knows he's headed to SafeJourney and is excieted! Thank you for taking care of Bodie during our out of town trips! We recommend SafeJourney to all our pet parents!!

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My dog loves every visit! Love the no cage idea! Very easy to work with and accommodating!

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My dog loves every visit! Love the no cage idea! Very easy to work with and accommodating!

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I really appreciate you accommodating for my early drop-off time. I definitely feel Titan is in good hands.

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I really appreciate you accommodating for my early drop-off time. I definitely feel Titan is in good hands.

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Lexi and Rufus had a great time at your place. Lexi really benefitted from the Socializing with other dogs. Thank you for taking such good care of our "kids."

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Lexi and Rufus had a great time at your place. Lexi really benefitted from the Socializing with other dogs. Thank you for taking such good care of our "kids."

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We love the convenience, availability, and comfort in taking care of our golden, Bodie. Sometimes we feel he knows he's headed to SafeJourney and is excieted! Thank you for taking care of Bodie during our out of town trips! We recommend SafeJourney to all our pet parents!!

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We love the convenience, availability, and comfort in taking care of our golden, Bodie. Sometimes we feel he knows he's headed to SafeJourney and is excieted! Thank you for taking care of Bodie during our out of town trips! We recommend SafeJourney to all our pet parents!!

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You are all so wonderful and caring! We are never concerned when we have you are for our babies! Thank you!

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You are all so wonderful and caring! We are never concerned when we have you are for our babies! Thank you!

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I appreciate how happy my dog seems to be when I pick her up. The place is clean and smell good. No cages! When I picked her up John said he had just brushed her. And, she like to put her head on his leg when he watches TV. Real human contact is important as my dog can suffer some separation anxiety. No so at SafeJourney!

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I appreciate how happy my dog seems to be when I pick her up. The place is clean and smell good. No cages! When I picked her up John said he had just brushed her. And, she like to put her head on his leg when he watches TV. Real human contact is important as my dog can suffer some separation anxiety. No so at SafeJourney!

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Dave was very sad to leave! We now know where to take him when we're out of town.

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Dave was very sad to leave! We now know where to take him when we're out of town.

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Roark loves going to SafeJourney, he gets excited a block away!

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Roark loves going to SafeJourney, he gets excited a block away!

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We love SafeJourney! Willow is very happy and worn out when we pick her up! She loves visting abd playing with the other dogs and John and Craig. Thank you! I feel that she is safe and well cared for each time she visits!

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We love SafeJourney! Willow is very happy and worn out when we pick her up! She loves visting abd playing with the other dogs and John and Craig. Thank you! I feel that she is safe and well cared for each time she visits!

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Daisy really seems to love coming to SafeJourney. I am so happy to find a place that I feel loves her as much as I do. Thanks so much.

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Daisy really seems to love coming to SafeJourney. I am so happy to find a place that I feel loves her as much as I do. Thanks so much.

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Craig has been so helpful and understanding of my Madison's needs. Pick-up and drop-off are convenient. Hours are good. Boarding service has always been available and I have peace of mind knowing I dong't need to worry about her. Thank you!

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Craig has been so helpful and understanding of my Madison's needs. Pick-up and drop-off are convenient. Hours are good. Boarding service has always been available and I have peace of mind knowing I dong't need to worry about her. Thank you!

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Ellie is always excited when we arrive in the morning and cheerful when we pick her up. John and Craig are always courteous and really seem to love their work. I would readily recommend SafeJourney to friends and family. Thanks for the care and patience with my four-legged rascal.

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Ellie is always excited when we arrive in the morning and cheerful when we pick her up. John and Craig are always courteous and really seem to love their work. I would readily recommend SafeJourney to friends and family. Thanks for the care and patience with my four-legged rascal.

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Everyone is always so nice, kind, and attentive. WIllow loves going here for her doggie daycare. Thank you!

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Everyone is always so nice, kind, and attentive. WIllow loves going here for her doggie daycare. Thank you!

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SafeJourney Dog Boarding has been a great choice for day care for Aasia. She's always happy to be greeted by Joh and Craig when beign dropped off and gets the socialization needed wiht all of the other dogs there. I highly recommend SafeJourney Dog Boarding to other dog owners!

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SafeJourney Dog Boarding has been a great choice for day care for Aasia. She's always happy to be greeted by Joh and Craig when beign dropped off and gets the socialization needed wiht all of the other dogs there. I highly recommend SafeJourney Dog Boarding to other dog owners!

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We've built a large network of World Class pet care providers who range from vet techs to life long pet owners and care takers. We use a national background screening company and passionately train SafeJourney providers so you don't have to. We've invested in communication and information systems. When your usual provider is called away because of an emergency or unavailability, we put our resources to work and a qualified and competent SafeJourney member ensures your pet receives the care they need.

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Home-Style Dog Day Care. Dogs roam free, play, and socialize! All family pets who need a place to stay during the day, primarily dogs. Your dog spends the day at our comfortable Victorian home with us and other pets. For your dog's protection, our home is climate-controlled and our yard is pesticide-free.

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Pet services include transportation, kennel-free boarding, pet massage, behavior training and daily feeding, playtime and walking visits.

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