When we went away on vacation, we dropped our three off at Dog Lodge. While we were away, they were treated to a bath, a haircut, and three meals a day, customized to our liking. They were still happy and wagging their tails when we came back, so I thank Dog Lodge profoundly.
I would have given them three stars, except there are a few things I am having a hard time overlooking. I requested that while my dog was in their care, they not allow her to jump on them. They ignored my request. I told them that she needs some time to acclimate behind the gate before they throw her in with the other dogs. Again, they did not listen to me. They are not step up very well. They bring the dog in, remove collar and leash and then open the gate. The new dog has to swim through a sea of 30 other dogs in order to get into the open, and to some, it can be very stressful.
They allow dominance behaviors like humping and head arching. That is not ok. It will lead to fights. Christine hires mostly high school students to work at her day care. They appear to have no knowledge of pack behavior.
On the plus side, I feel that they do genuinely care about the dogs in their care, they just aren't set up for the nervous ones and they are not very knowledgeable...that I have seen.
Great facility with indoor/outdoor play areas allowing good, social atmosphere for dogs. First time we needed to board our dog and left knowing she would be in good hands and not locked in a solitary cage.\r
Great service (we needed to drop off our dog early).\r
Pros: Facility and service
The Dog Lodge is delightfully charming! You feel comfortable the moment you walk in, and you know that they will take care of your furry friend. They are the only ones I'll take my baby to! Highly Recommended!
Pros: Clean Facility, Friendly, Inexpensive