Briarwood Kennel

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781-826-9003

1154 Washington St

Hanover, MA

02339

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Sunday Closed Monday 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM Tuesday 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM Wednesday 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM Thursday 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM Friday 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM Saturday 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM

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Thank you, Briarwood Kennel! I highly recommend you to my friends and neighbors. I am so glad your service is available to us.

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Thank you, Briarwood Kennel! I highly recommend you to my friends and neighbors. I am so glad your service is available to us.

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The kennels are kept immaculately clean and most of all, I know that my dog will be properly taken care of because of Briarwood Kennel's love, and caring for animals

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The kennels are kept immaculately clean and most of all, I know that my dog will be properly taken care of because of Briarwood Kennel's love, and caring for animals

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My first experience with Dave was in October of this year when I went to Mexico and had to leave my Husky for 10 days. The thing I like most about it was the fact that my dog would be with other dogs most of the time. Dave matched my dog up with a dog simular in age and energy level and they just "have at it!" The grooming was the best. I have been to pet smart and petco and nothing compared to the hair removal that Dave does. He has the specialty tools for the job. I leave my dog as often as I can at Briarwood even just for the exercise. I would highly recomend Dave for your pets

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My first experience with Dave was in October of this year when I went to Mexico and had to leave my Husky for 10 days. The thing I like most about it was the fact that my dog would be with other dogs most of the time. Dave matched my dog up with a dog simular in age and energy level and they just "have at it!" The grooming was the best. I have been to pet smart and petco and nothing compared to the hair removal that Dave does. He has the specialty tools for the job. I leave my dog as often as I can at Briarwood even just for the exercise. I would highly recomend Dave for your pets

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I've been taking my daughter's dog (toy poodle) to Briarwood for eight years, both for boarding and grooming. The owner, Dave, runs the business from his home, boarding most of the dogs in a kennel area on his property and taking a few others (including ours) into his home. (He charges $5 extra per night for in-the-house boarding.) Dave runs a clean facility, charges fair prices, and the man knows his dogs! He does a far better job grooming than the chains do, and he charges considerably less for teeth cleaning than the vet. I've recommended Briarwood to friends and will continue to use it myself.

Regarding the few negatives reviews, you have to be suspicious of a review that says, "This store was a semi decent selection but I find their prices very expensive." Nobody who actually visited Briarwood would describe it as a "store"!

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I've been taking my daughter's dog (toy poodle) to Briarwood for eight years, both for boarding and grooming. The owner, Dave, runs the business from his home, boarding most of the dogs in a kennel area on his property and taking a few others (including ours) into his home. (He charges $5 extra per night for in-the-house boarding.) Dave runs a clean facility, charges fair prices, and the man knows his dogs! He does a far better job grooming than the chains do, and he charges considerably less for teeth cleaning than the vet. I've recommended Briarwood to friends and will continue to use it myself.

Regarding the few negatives reviews, you have to be suspicious of a review that says, "This store was a semi decent selection but I find their prices very expensive." Nobody who actually visited Briarwood would describe it as a "store"!

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The Worst! This was the worst one-man run business I have ever encountered! The place was filthy and unkempt. Dave, the owner, was condescending, very unprofessional, and critical. My dog stayed overnight and was not fed or given water. Beware of unexpected charges! I was charged two nights because Dave "didn't feel like" going to get my dog the night before I picked him up because he "had a sore foot". When I went to pick up my dog in the morning, I was charged for another day! There are many great kennels on the South Shore, this is not one of them!

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The Worst! This was the worst one-man run business I have ever encountered! The place was filthy and unkempt. Dave, the owner, was condescending, very unprofessional, and critical. My dog stayed overnight and was not fed or given water. Beware of unexpected charges! I was charged two nights because Dave "didn't feel like" going to get my dog the night before I picked him up because he "had a sore foot". When I went to pick up my dog in the morning, I was charged for another day! There are many great kennels on the South Shore, this is not one of them!

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This store was a semi decent selection but I find their prices very expensive. The ease of finding the store is one of the better points and they have a good availability of hours. The location is clean and fairly well organized.

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This store was a semi decent selection but I find their prices very expensive. The ease of finding the store is one of the better points and they have a good availability of hours. The location is clean and fairly well organized.

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We were treated with no respect and a "Holier than thou" attitude. I wished I never brought my dog there. I too thought the recomendations were true and by other people who brought their pet there. I asked that he feed Harrison (my dog)

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We were treated with no respect and a "Holier than thou" attitude. I wished I never brought my dog there. I too thought the recomendations were true and by other people who brought their pet there. I asked that he feed Harrison (my dog)

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Our experience at Briarwood Kennel has been positive from day one. We have sincere gratitude towards Dave for bringing our beloved goldendoodle Shannon into our world! It truly is a whole new world for us. The grooming facility at

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Our experience at Briarwood Kennel has been positive from day one. We have sincere gratitude towards Dave for bringing our beloved goldendoodle Shannon into our world! It truly is a whole new world for us. The grooming facility at

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I have been using Briarwood to board my 3 dogs since moving to the south shore last year. The place is convenient; just off rt 53 and is well maintained.Dave offers advice and answers my questions that help me to manage our pack.

6
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I have been using Briarwood to board my 3 dogs since moving to the south shore last year. The place is convenient; just off rt 53 and is well maintained.Dave offers advice and answers my questions that help me to manage our pack.

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Julie and I bought a pup golden pup named Noah from briarwood kennels, my first impression of the facility was, "this place is very clean and so full of love!" We watched dave interact with the dogs and it was amazing how he treats and

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Julie and I bought a pup golden pup named Noah from briarwood kennels, my first impression of the facility was, "this place is very clean and so full of love!" We watched dave interact with the dogs and it was amazing how he treats and

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BRIARWOOD IS TOPS!!! I've been taking my dog to Dave for the past 4 years and each time I drop her off and pick her up she is happy, healthy and well groomed. I've learned to be a better pet owner because of Dave and what he's taught me! I

6
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BRIARWOOD IS TOPS!!! I've been taking my dog to Dave for the past 4 years and each time I drop her off and pick her up she is happy, healthy and well groomed. I've learned to be a better pet owner because of Dave and what he's taught me! I

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We have been going to Dave for over 20 years and have purchased 2 pure bred retrievers. Dave's love for animals borders on the obsessive and we can't think of a place where we would be more comfortable boarding our two beloved dogs. His

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We have been going to Dave for over 20 years and have purchased 2 pure bred retrievers. Dave's love for animals borders on the obsessive and we can't think of a place where we would be more comfortable boarding our two beloved dogs. His

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I have been going here for years...\r
Nice dog friendly set up.\r
Dave is a dogs best friend.\r
He quickly got a handle on My dogs lime disease and nipped in the bud.\r
Then the other day my son shows up from Maryland with a rescue pit

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I have been going here for years...\r
Nice dog friendly set up.\r
Dave is a dogs best friend.\r
He quickly got a handle on My dogs lime disease and nipped in the bud.\r
Then the other day my son shows up from Maryland with a rescue pit

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I Called today today about cutting my 2 tuxedo cats nails and the owner suggested I bring them in to be filed instead. I went right over & Dave did them on the spot. They came out great! Dave actually gave us a guided tour. It was amazing

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I Called today today about cutting my 2 tuxedo cats nails and the owner suggested I bring them in to be filed instead. I went right over & Dave did them on the spot. They came out great! Dave actually gave us a guided tour. It was amazing

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The owner doesn't care about our pets, he just care about your money. When I picked up my dog, it had a lot of scars on his face so I didn't want to pay but Dave had the balls to show me the check. Nobody would pay after that kind of

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The owner doesn't care about our pets, he just care about your money. When I picked up my dog, it had a lot of scars on his face so I didn't want to pay but Dave had the balls to show me the check. Nobody would pay after that kind of

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Don't even bother to bring your pet here, this place is disgusting and the owner should learn how to treat pets. Even a butcher would treat them better.

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Don't even bother to bring your pet here, this place is disgusting and the owner should learn how to treat pets. Even a butcher would treat them better.

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Obviously all the good reviews were written by the owner. Please don't bring your pet here and don't be fool by the good self-written reviews as I did. My dog came back home scared and hungry. I regret so much I kennel my dog here.

6
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Obviously all the good reviews were written by the owner. Please don't bring your pet here and don't be fool by the good self-written reviews as I did. My dog came back home scared and hungry. I regret so much I kennel my dog here.

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This place is not just disgusting but the owner don't even care about our pets. The grooming service is the worst in town, even my five year old son can do a better job. The kennel should be shut down, this guy doesn't even feed our pets

6
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This place is not just disgusting but the owner don't even care about our pets. The grooming service is the worst in town, even my five year old son can do a better job. The kennel should be shut down, this guy doesn't even feed our pets

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After five days of being on this kennel, my puppy came back home with bruises on her face and head, she lost 10 pounds and the heartless' owner of this kennel didn't even bother to give her some water or food. Do your pet a favor and don't

6
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After five days of being on this kennel, my puppy came back home with bruises on her face and head, she lost 10 pounds and the heartless' owner of this kennel didn't even bother to give her some water or food. Do your pet a favor and don't

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I am horrified by the way that my dog was treated at this facility. She came home severely dehydrated, having lost six pounds in five days and had gashes of missing fur under her chin and on her nose. She looked absolutely terrified. She

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I am horrified by the way that my dog was treated at this facility. She came home severely dehydrated, having lost six pounds in five days and had gashes of missing fur under her chin and on her nose. She looked absolutely terrified. She

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Great services on a very good prices. This is Briarwood Kennel.

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Great services on a very good prices. This is Briarwood Kennel.

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I have been bringing my dog to David for four years now. He knows everything about dogs and how to deal with them. My dog can get crazy but I don't worry because David knows how to deal with him. I also kennel him there and have had no

6
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I have been bringing my dog to David for four years now. He knows everything about dogs and how to deal with them. My dog can get crazy but I don't worry because David knows how to deal with him. I also kennel him there and have had no

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We purchased our Goldendoodle from Dave in 2009. How fortunate we are for such a terrific dog! We became so knowledgable about Goldendoodles because of Dave. From the beginning Dave let us view the pups, which for my boys was a

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We purchased our Goldendoodle from Dave in 2009. How fortunate we are for such a terrific dog! We became so knowledgable about Goldendoodles because of Dave. From the beginning Dave let us view the pups, which for my boys was a

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My first experience with Dave was in October of this year when I went to Mexico and had to leave my Husky for 10 days. The thing I like most about it was the fact that my dog would be with other dogs most of the time. Dave matched my dog

6
★★★★★

My first experience with Dave was in October of this year when I went to Mexico and had to leave my Husky for 10 days. The thing I like most about it was the fact that my dog would be with other dogs most of the time. Dave matched my dog

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In short: Take my word for it, I've tried just about every dog groomer and kennel business on the South Shore. Stop all that Googling and just pick this guy!

Long version: When I go away for business, the dog's gotta stay somewhere.

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In short: Take my word for it, I've tried just about every dog groomer and kennel business on the South Shore. Stop all that Googling and just pick this guy!

Long version: When I go away for business, the dog's gotta stay somewhere.

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This is the worst one-man run business I have ever encountered! My dog stayed overnight and was not fed or given water. The owner, Dave, was condescending and critical. The office was filthy and unkempt. Dave complained about the all the noise the dogs make when someone picks up their dog, and how he is consistently getting complaints from the neighbors. I would not recommend this business. There are many great kennels on the South Shore, use them, not this one.

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This is the worst one-man run business I have ever encountered! My dog stayed overnight and was not fed or given water. The owner, Dave, was condescending and critical. The office was filthy and unkempt. Dave complained about the all the noise the dogs make when someone picks up their dog, and how he is consistently getting complaints from the neighbors. I would not recommend this business. There are many great kennels on the South Shore, use them, not this one.

Pros: None

Cons: Many

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One of our dogs has been going to see her buddy Dave for 10 years - we wouldn't think of taking them anywhere else!! Dave has always been wonderful and loving with our dogs, suggesting nail trims, teeth cleaning, etc. He doesn't just board dogs, he truly takes care of themin a clean, secure environment! When one of our Goldens had cancer, he hand fed her! We can't believe that there is anyone in the area who would take better care of our dogs and we know that they are in a loving environment, having fun while we're out of town and wouldn't consider taking them anywhere but to Dave at Briarwood Kennels- he is a wonderful, caring man - especially when it comes to animals :-)

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One of our dogs has been going to see her buddy Dave for 10 years - we wouldn't think of taking them anywhere else!! Dave has always been wonderful and loving with our dogs, suggesting nail trims, teeth cleaning, etc. He doesn't just board dogs, he truly takes care of themin a clean, secure environment! When one of our Goldens had cancer, he hand fed her! We can't believe that there is anyone in the area who would take better care of our dogs and we know that they are in a loving environment, having fun while we're out of town and wouldn't consider taking them anywhere but to Dave at Briarwood Kennels- he is a wonderful, caring man - especially when it comes to animals :-)

Pros: wonderful, loving care for your pet

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I have been taking my black lab, Cleo for a few years now. At first it was only for grooming, but after I got to know Dave he suggusted I take her by for exercise because she needed to loose 10 lbs. (I work 60 hours a week and live on a very busy street in Pembroke.) I will agree that he is an "odd guy" but I would not take her anywhere else. He has years of experience and has helped me with plenty of problems, offering solutions that even my vet had not suggested.

I consider Briarwood kennel a vacation spot my dog. I even take her there when I have family gatherings at my house or if I know I'm going to be to busy to care for her. To know him is to love him.

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I have been taking my black lab, Cleo for a few years now. At first it was only for grooming, but after I got to know Dave he suggusted I take her by for exercise because she needed to loose 10 lbs. (I work 60 hours a week and live on a very busy street in Pembroke.) I will agree that he is an "odd guy" but I would not take her anywhere else. He has years of experience and has helped me with plenty of problems, offering solutions that even my vet had not suggested.

I consider Briarwood kennel a vacation spot my dog. I even take her there when I have family gatherings at my house or if I know I'm going to be to busy to care for her. To know him is to love him.

Pros: very knowledgable, clean

Cons: only takes cash or checks

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My family has brought our dogs to Briarwood Kennel for years. We have a German Shepard and a Mastiff of which some places refuse to board. Dave not only knows dogs, but treats them like family. I can trust that my dogs are safe when I leave them and I don't spend a fortune doing so.

We also have them groomed there every few mths. I find the personal care and attention given out ways any chain store discount. I can not comment enough on his high standards for my dogs... they both leave happy and clean. In fact, my sister drives all the way from Winthrop to board her dogs here.

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My family has brought our dogs to Briarwood Kennel for years. We have a German Shepard and a Mastiff of which some places refuse to board. Dave not only knows dogs, but treats them like family. I can trust that my dogs are safe when I leave them and I don't spend a fortune doing so.

We also have them groomed there every few mths. I find the personal care and attention given out ways any chain store discount. I can not comment enough on his high standards for my dogs... they both leave happy and clean. In fact, my sister drives all the way from Winthrop to board her dogs here.

Pros: Clean kennels, great with dogs

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Dave has been a very big part in our dogs lives. They look forward to going there and always return clean and happy. I would highly recommend Briarwood to anyone who wants their pet well cared for and looked after properly. There is no other place I would ever think of taking my guys. Bodi ,Sassi, Howie and Brian.

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Dave has been a very big part in our dogs lives. They look forward to going there and always return clean and happy. I would highly recommend Briarwood to anyone who wants their pet well cared for and looked after properly. There is no other place I would ever think of taking my guys. Bodi ,Sassi, Howie and Brian.

Pros: Great with Dogs

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I think the unhappy person writing the negative review has noticed that Dave just likes dogs a lot more than he likes people. At least this is my impression. I think its unfair to say his is not a great kennel.

As one guy who bought his dog from Dave and referred me to him said, "he's a nutcase, but boy, does he know and love dogs". I think this is unfair, as I found Dave to be quite sane: straightforward and candid, and when scared my kids on their visit when they did something that could train the dogs in bad behavior, I appreciated the discipline.

I think my friend was reacting to the fact that Dave, a former dog trainer, lives alone with at least a dozen or so dogs of his own and spends all his time breeding, selling, boarding and grooming dogs. The house seems to be wall-to-wall dogs lounging everywhere when you visit. That said, though there some dog hair, it was relatively clean and very organized, and the dogs were extremely obedient (even the ones he doesn't own!) and appeared to love him. They also all seem to understand his commands and listen to him. (My kids think he's scarey but magical--he had his dogs do some tricks for them to reinforce this)

We board our fussy little dog there without reservation.

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I think the unhappy person writing the negative review has noticed that Dave just likes dogs a lot more than he likes people. At least this is my impression. I think its unfair to say his is not a great kennel.

As one guy who bought his dog from Dave and referred me to him said, "he's a nutcase, but boy, does he know and love dogs". I think this is unfair, as I found Dave to be quite sane: straightforward and candid, and when scared my kids on their visit when they did something that could train the dogs in bad behavior, I appreciated the discipline.

I think my friend was reacting to the fact that Dave, a former dog trainer, lives alone with at least a dozen or so dogs of his own and spends all his time breeding, selling, boarding and grooming dogs. The house seems to be wall-to-wall dogs lounging everywhere when you visit. That said, though there some dog hair, it was relatively clean and very organized, and the dogs were extremely obedient (even the ones he doesn't own!) and appeared to love him. They also all seem to understand his commands and listen to him. (My kids think he's scarey but magical--he had his dogs do some tricks for them to reinforce this)

We board our fussy little dog there without reservation.

Pros: Dave loves and understands animals

Cons: Brusque manner with humans

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Oh my goodness, I dropped my dog for nail service and Dave checked my dogs teeth
and suggested that they be cleaned.
When I arrived to pick up my dog I could not believe the difference in how they look and how his breath smells... like a puppy again. I would highly recomend Dave to anyone that needs boarding or grooming services He is the absolute best!!!

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Oh my goodness, I dropped my dog for nail service and Dave checked my dogs teeth
and suggested that they be cleaned.
When I arrived to pick up my dog I could not believe the difference in how they look and how his breath smells... like a puppy again. I would highly recomend Dave to anyone that needs boarding or grooming services He is the absolute best!!!

Pros: personal service you can not find anywhere else

Cons: None that I can find

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Our dog sitter canceled out on us at the last moment and left us in a jam.We called all the local boarding kennels and everyone said they were full. I then called Briarwood Kennels in Hanover and spoke with Dave, I explained my predicament to him and and said that if I couldn't find a place to board our 2 labs we would be forced to cancel our trip. Dave said bring them here, I will make room for them. I found his boarding fees to be reasonable and our labs well cared for. Thanks Dave...??

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Our dog sitter canceled out on us at the last moment and left us in a jam.We called all the local boarding kennels and everyone said they were full. I then called Briarwood Kennels in Hanover and spoke with Dave, I explained my predicament to him and and said that if I couldn't find a place to board our 2 labs we would be forced to cancel our trip. Dave said bring them here, I will make room for them. I found his boarding fees to be reasonable and our labs well cared for. Thanks Dave...??

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I had made reservations to board my dog at Briarwood for the day on Thanksgiving day. I was going to visit family and didn't want to leave her alone all day. We made plans about 3 weeks in advance. He was going to charge me an increased fee of $50 for the day, since it was a holiday. He asked me a million questions about my dog (a golden retriever). He said that if her nails weren't too long and she didn't shed too much, he'd bring her into his home for the day and she could play with his golden retrievers & golden doodles. Great!

The night before Thanksgiving, I got my dog professionally groomed & got her nails done so she would be clean for him. We had made plans to drop her off at 9 a.m. and pick her up between 7 and 8 at night.

Thanksgiving morning, I'm on the way out the door and notice a missed call from 30 mins ago on my cell phone from the guy. I listen to the voicemail: "Hey, so, just checking if you're still coming.. I just woke up and don't feel good so I'm hoping to just sleep the day away. But I'm sure you're coming & that's not going to happen."

I immediately call him back and tell him I'm on my way out the door. He starts yelling at me. "Well, what time did I tell you you could come?" I tell him 9:00. He yells, "Well, it's 8:40, where are you???" I tell him I'm on my way out the door; it doesn't take me 20 minutes to get there. He starts yelling some more, "Well, how much did I say this would cost? I mean, it's Thanksgiving Day for God's sake!! And what time are you going to pick her up? I really don't want to do this." The man is yelling at me.

I told him I wasn't bringing my dog there. He totally ruined the holiday; I had to completely change my plans around. But I'm thankful I never brought my dog there. I would NOT trust him

DON'T bring your dog here. This man is VERY unprofessional. I couldn't even believe he was yelling at me for plans we had both agreed to WEEKS earlier. All probably because he was hungover.

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I had made reservations to board my dog at Briarwood for the day on Thanksgiving day. I was going to visit family and didn't want to leave her alone all day. We made plans about 3 weeks in advance. He was going to charge me an increased fee of $50 for the day, since it was a holiday. He asked me a million questions about my dog (a golden retriever). He said that if her nails weren't too long and she didn't shed too much, he'd bring her into his home for the day and she could play with his golden retrievers & golden doodles. Great!

The night before Thanksgiving, I got my dog professionally groomed & got her nails done so she would be clean for him. We had made plans to drop her off at 9 a.m. and pick her up between 7 and 8 at night.

Thanksgiving morning, I'm on the way out the door and notice a missed call from 30 mins ago on my cell phone from the guy. I listen to the voicemail: "Hey, so, just checking if you're still coming.. I just woke up and don't feel good so I'm hoping to just sleep the day away. But I'm sure you're coming & that's not going to happen."

I immediately call him back and tell him I'm on my way out the door. He starts yelling at me. "Well, what time did I tell you you could come?" I tell him 9:00. He yells, "Well, it's 8:40, where are you???" I tell him I'm on my way out the door; it doesn't take me 20 minutes to get there. He starts yelling some more, "Well, how much did I say this would cost? I mean, it's Thanksgiving Day for God's sake!! And what time are you going to pick her up? I really don't want to do this." The man is yelling at me.

I told him I wasn't bringing my dog there. He totally ruined the holiday; I had to completely change my plans around. But I'm thankful I never brought my dog there. I would NOT trust him

DON'T bring your dog here. This man is VERY unprofessional. I couldn't even believe he was yelling at me for plans we had both agreed to WEEKS earlier. All probably because he was hungover.

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Briarwood Kennel is the perfect place to bring your cat or dog. All of our kennel runs and play areas are well shaded and secure. Or, if you prefer, your pet can enjoy the cozy indoors.

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