Countrylike setting but taking on too many animals?
We took our previous dog here on the advice of my brother. It's quite a drive and tough to find but once there, the countrylike setting is nice. They have a rather large yard where the animals can romp and the standard kennel type larger cages for them to sleep and stay in when not outside. It is inctediby loud which kind of shook my dog up since he was the somewhat nervous type and not used to so much noise and animals around him that loud.
The owners were friendly and seemed to genuinely care about the animals. Prices were a bit high but it is worth it if your animal is cared for properly.
The times we left our dog here, all was fine. He was in good spirits when we picked him up and didn't seem too upset to be staying there.
Still, I always felt like something was a little off but never really could figure out what. It seemed like there were a lot of dogs there and it is seemingly family run with not a lot of help.
While everything looked OK and I had no problems with the health of my dog, I never quite felt comfortable taking him there.
They never asked me what my dog ate and didn't ask for a blanket or toy for him although I brought him his food and blanket etc.
I would say this is an average kennel. I have since taken my dog to my vet's to stay (Dr. Coronado in Cazenovia, another long trek but worth it) and don't go here ay more.
While I saw no evidence of abuse or neglect and the animals seemed to be OK, I just got a feeling my dog was locked up in the cage much more than anything else and that bothers me. The prices are somewhat higher than most but, as I said, if you're happy with the kennel, it is worth it for peace of mind.
This is an average kennel that I really have no complaints about but feel like they may be taking on too many animals at a time to give any animal individual attention.
I left my dog here once in a pinch. They are a decent kennel with pretty high prices.
The atmosphere is decent. It's an out in a country setting but a typical kennel with cages and barking dogs and the odor that permeates the whole place.
They did ask that we bring our own food at the time and that was fine. My dog likes what he likes and I always bring his food anyway.
I brought his bed but I saw they didn't use it the weekend we left him there. He was kept in a typical cage. The bed would have fit in it so I am not sure why it wasn't used.
He didn't eat at all while we were gone. I think he was really nervous about the chaos around him and he sure was thin when we picked him up. This ia s little guy so a pound or two on him looks like a lot.
I wasn't overly impressed by the staff or the surroundings and never went back.
Prices were pretty high but I am always willing to pay for my dog to get good, caring, friendly care.
This is an average kennel and some dogs may adapt fine. Mine is just a tad spoiled and a little but nervous and it was too loud and confusing for him. and didn't have enough personal attention, in my opinion.
I have since found a place where we feel very comfortable taking our small dog and he is very happy to go.
Larger animals or ones with a more laid back attitude may find this place to be just fine. Little guys may need a little extra TLC from someone who specialized in houses smaller breed.
Cole Muffler Brake used to be just Cole Muffler but they expanded to repair and replace brakes as well as mufflers.
I used them for mufflers for years. They had a waranty that was second to none and did the job well and right. I have gone to them since they began doing brakes as well.
They still have good service on mufflers but at a premium price. Brake work is high too so we declined to have ours repaired there.
They do a great job with mufflers though and still have a great warranty which they stick to. The prices are higher than some other places but the service, quality, and warranty make up for it.
You usually have to make an appointment and leave your vehicle but now and then you can wait while they replace your muffler.
We usually bring the car or truck there in the morning and it's done by mid to late afternoon.
I recommend them for muffler work but I would definitely price other places for brake work. I would trust them to do the work, it's just that they are premium priced. If you have cash to spare, go for it. if not, you will probably find other places that are cheaper and do as good a job.
The shop is small and there is grease everywhere! The workers are greasy, the counters are greasy, yeck. But I guess that's a hazard of going to a muffler/brake shop.
They may do other minor repairs but we have not used them for anything like that. For mufflers, they're great. For brakes, probably also very good, but high priced.
I give them a 4 even though the prices are high on brakes. The muffler work and the friendliness of the mechanics make up for the costliness of brake work (I just go elsewhere for that!).
This little tavern is a fun spot for regulars to gather. There is a medium sized bar with stools and several tables and chairs set up. There is a dart board, pool table, fooseball table, and a few other games to play as well. I believe there is also a jukebox (I have been there three or four times yet I don't recall where the music comes from although there is always music!).
The clientele run the gamut from young to old and they all seemed to get along fine when I was there. Drink prices are average and on par with local bars. I don't drink alcohol but the people I went with do and they were unimpressed with the mixed drinks and sent them back a few times. This is pretty much a beer and wine place.
Very casual is the setting. No one is dressed up or anything. Staff is quite friendly and they have drink specials, games, and other things on certain nights.
When I went, they had karaoke going on. I am not 100% sure they still do that but, if this is something you enjoy, give them a call and see when they have karaoke if they still do. I believe they do.
Now and then they have some live entertainment but the area is so small that it gets crowded and packed very quickly.
They have only one rest room per gender so scope it out and get to it or you could be waiting for a while. For we women, one toilet in a bar is just crazy but that's how it is. On busy nights, the women use the men's room.
This is a fun place to go if you're looking to relax and maybe play a game of darts or pool or whatever and have a few drinks it's a tad bit too loud to actually socialize but you can mingle and have fun.
There has been some trouble here though. Fights have broken out and troublemakers have caused the place to have to shut down a time or two.
The times I was there, everyone was mellow and fine. I was not in the least bit worried about any sort of violence or trouble. The parking lot is well lit and the bar is located on a busy street with many establishments around. I think i
My four year old nephew attends this preschool type place for two hours a day. The building and rooms are clean and average sized and they have plenty of both traditional and state of the art toys and learning aids for the kids. Classes are kept fairly small so attention can be given to each child.
The class that my nephew is in is part of the school district and prepares him for kindergarten next year. He loves it and he is flourishing there. Although it is only two hours (which I think is far too short for a pre K, I believe that three hours is better), the kids do get a healthy dose of learning and playing.
They have snack and they are required to have a backpack and everything they would need in a real school.
The discipline here is obviously non violent. The kids get a warning and a time out if needed. There is absolutely no yelling, intimidating, threatening, or, of course, no hitting. Kids have to stick to the rules though and not hit or talk while the teachers are talking. This all teaches them to be ready for kindergarten.
Some kids can ride a bus to the center but my nephew can't because only morning kids can. He goes, obviously, in the afternoon. My sister was not given a choice of morning or afternoon but was simply told which program her son would be in. She has to drive him there and pick him up which isn't a problem as she isn't working now but could be for parents on the go.
One thing I find strange is that, for every minute a parent is late picking up a child, they are charged $1.00. I understand that they don't want parents abusing the time frames and leaving kids there after class but $1 a MINUTE? Needless to say, no one is late picking up their kids!
So far, all is well. My nephew is learning to interact with other kids and to listen to authority figures. He's doing assigned work and getting all the basics he needs for school.
This program was free through the school district. Not every child there is there through the school. Some are the
This restaurant continues to be my favorite Chinese restaurant around. It is clean and fairly spacious with nicely set tables, a small bar, and extremely friendly and attentive servers.
The food is wonderful and the menu choices are vast. Everything is great, no matter what you pick, and the portions are huge. I always order a meal and immediately take half and put it in a provided carton to enjoy the next day. It's way too much food for one person.
They have all the traditional Chinese trappings - the music, the decorations, the table settings, even most servers and the manager are Chinese.
I really have never had such attentive service. If your water glass is almost empty, it's filled immediately. If your iced tea is 2/3rds gone, it's refilled without asking.
The food is hot and delicious.
Prices are really not bad for service and quality like this. They are in the average to slightly high range but worth ever penny.
I really enjoy this restaurant - which is open both for lunch and dinner - and go there as a treat about four to five times a year.
Also, if you want something prepared special, like with no MSG or lower salt etc., there is no problem. They are more than willing to cater to you.
The only thing they have yet to have is a low calorie menu or set of selections. It's easy to figure out that steamed veggies and chicken are lower calories than sesame chicken with friend rice but still, I would like a small section of low fat selections. Then again, as a treat, it's worth just picking your favorite and enjoying the goodness.
The place is not overly fancy and there is no dress code. You don't need reservation but can make them. Walk ins are fine.
It's a great place to dine for the whole family.
This is a full service nail salon that is neat, clean, and much less expensive than most others.
You can walk and be taken care of or make an appointment.
They offer manicures and pedicures, acrylic nails and tips, French manicures, and more.
Service is great. The staff is friendly and they know what they're doing. The surroundings are comfortable.
Prices, as I said, are mush less than at high tech salons and even less than general nail salons.
Service is really good and there has never been a long wait even when I walked in with no appointment. They take their time with you and never rush you. My sister has acrylic nail tips and they look great! I just get manicure and pedicures here but I am almost tempted to get the tips because they look so nice and are inexpensive to get on and fill. They have a wide range of polishes and finishes and do an excellent French manicure that looks stunning. Equipment all looks clean and sterilized and lots of times, they open packages in front of you showing you are getting new utensils used. Bacteria can be a problem when using the same tools from person to person but I see all precautions taken to keep everything germ free.
I highly recommend this place. It's very good for a reasonable price.
The smell upon walking into this place was overwhelming.
The entire place is unkempt and the staff is rude and not very helpful at all. For people who want to adopt an animal, the staff should be friendly and open. Instead, it was as though we were unwanted visitors.
They allowed us a walk through to see the animals, who were caged, but the smell was seriously overbearing. My sister had her young sons with her and they were literally afraid there and were being disciplined by the staff whenever they approached a cage to look at an animal.
We didn't stay long. The staff turned us right off and it's a shame because these animals need homes.
This place needs to be defumed and cleaned and the staff needs to take a lesson from the SPCA where the animals are in great shape and the staff in very, very friendly.
Although I believe this is a no kill shelter, they won't be adopting out many animals with that odor and that staff present.
I know there are applications to fill out and an approval process but who approves the people who work there? They lost a potential adoptee with their attitudes. My sister adopted a puppy from the SPCA (see review) after going to the Humane Association and being completely turned off by the environment, the smell, and the staff's attitude.
Not good for a place that desperately needs to find homes for stray animals.
My sister just adopted a puppy from the SPCA and had nothing but a positive experience.
The SPCA houses stray puppies, dogs, cats, and kittens. They also had a few rabbits and guinea pigs!
You sign in and give information about what you are looking for. Behind the door are the little adult dogs in cages where you can look and get to know the animals. Biters and aggressive animals have a sign above their cage alerting you to that fact.
Large dogs are kept in bigger cage like cubicles with an opening to the outside and a run.
Adult cats are kept in a large enclosed room with cat trees and other places to lie and play. The younger cats and kittens are kept in cages, one to cage, and separated from the others.
The puppies were kept totally separate from the adult dogs in an open area.
The initial reaction we had was that the place was clean and the animals were well cared for . Obviously the dogs made a ruckus when we went back to see them but that's typical.
If you are interested in an animal, you file an application. You can't even take it out for a quick visit, or pet it until your application is approved. You must give information about past animals you have had and their care as well as your living arrangements.
You have to have your vet fax over a record of your proper animal care.
Once approved, you have three months to return and pick an animal to adopt.
My sister went back after approval and, although he was going o get an adult dog, it was aggressive when they went into a private room (she has children) so she opted for a puppy.
The animals are spayed and neutered and have their shots and are dewormed before you take them home. They also have a microchip in them which will help locate them oif they are ever lost. AN excellent and expensive procedure which is a huge plus.
The cost was $134.50 to adopt this puppy and that included a license and one vet visit to a vet of your choice from a list.
They treat the animals well there and they are tender
Dr. Kanter is a good eye doctor. He is thorough and takes time with his patents. He operated on both my father's eyes, for cataract surgery and cornea transplants. He was very patient and caring and did a wonderful job/
I went to him three times and he was very good with me as well. Although extremely busy, he took plenty of time to test my eyes, explain my astigmatism to me, and make suggestions.
The office is enormous! They have a glasses place on site that you can choose to use but they are quite expensive.
Waits can be long both to get an appointment to see the doctor and in the waiting room.
He is mostly for diseases of the eyes and other more complicated things but I went for routine eye exams.
He is definitely very well schooled in every aspect of eye disease and injury and is a skilled surgeon.
I would go to him if I ever had to have eye surgery or ever chose to have Lasik.
My father walked out of both surgeries feeling fine and didn't need to wear glasses after - when his one eye had 20/200 vision going in. Impressive.
The only caveat is the long wait to see the doctor as far as getting an appointment and then the long wait in the waiting room. Other than that, this is an excellent eye doctor for the simplest to the most complicated eye cases.