great place for dogs!. our dogs love to visit for the day, and have spent weekends here too. they get social time and learn good manners. in the summer our female dog loves to play in the kiddie pools. also do a great job at baths and grooming. boarding rates are reasonable and we like the cage free environment.
Had a very good experience. We recently boarded our 3 dogs here for 5 days. Our inside dog stayed in the house, and the staff held her and petted her all the time. The other two ran outside with the other dogs. They were happy and healthy when we picked them up, and they ate all their food. That to me is a sign that they were happy. They were tired from playing so much, which was nice because we just came home from vacation and didn't have to deal with dogs who were spastic from lack of activity. Everyone who works there was friendly and helpful, and we even picked up some tips on how to handle our dogs with barking issues. If you want your dog to be kept in a pristine bubble, this might not be the place for you. But if you want your dog to run and play and "be a dog," then this is the place to be! We will use their services again, without a doubt.
beware. Daughter took her pekinese there for about 6 months every other week and was happy with care.But one day she picked Pek up and he couldn't wait to get out of there. She bought him to me and he was really dirty and was acted strange. Panting,eyes real red and I was worried. She called back to gone with the dogs and they said he had been out all day as he wouldn't come in. Now it had been a very hot day and they had beeen warned that pekinese because of short nose overheat quickly in hot weather which I feel they should have known with caring for other people pets. We watched him close that nite and she spoke to Keith the owner the next day and he was not concerned about the problem she had. Lucky for Pek he had no lasting problem because of this day. Last time Pek ever crossed their stairs Beware!.This place only cares about the profits not your pets. This is our personal opinion and we love our furbabies. Written by Pek's Nana
Scary results of dog training!!.
Our daughter took her 1.5 year old dog to this facility for boarding along with training. She had to leave her dog for two weeks for the training at a cost of $500.00. She bragged to us about the method the owner used and said it was going to do wonders for her rambunctious dog.
We went to visit her this weekend and we were shocked at how changed her dog was. Prior to training she was the a usual young dog, bouncing around and having the time of her life. She knew basic commands such as come here, sit and where to sleep in the house at night; but our daughter wanted her dog to be "perfect" in discipline. What she got back from this facility was a ZOMBIE!! Her dog acts as though she had a lobotomy done and she shows absolutely no emotion. She doesn't play, run or engage in any fun behavior at all. She would just lay on the floor of the living room or out in the backyard the whole time. I tried to get her to fetch a chew toy (something she loved to do before) and I couldn't get her to move.
Keep in mind this is a 1.5 year old dog and she acts like she is 15 years old now. What a shame and a scary thought about the "supposed" training she had to endure.
I WOULD USE GREAT CAUTION PRIOR TO SENDING YOUR DOG TO THIS FACILITY!!
A Horrible Place.
This is not my personal experience. I merely ran across it and thought it should be shared.
"I have a German Shepherd that I used to take to daycare at Gone To The Dogs and she started acting up badly at home. I couldn't figure it out, until the day I went to pick her up and Keith walked into the room and her whole disposition changed from happy dog to fearful and cowering. It was horrible and we never went back. I don't usually post something personal like this on the group site or dis business/trainers, but I am still very angry about what happened there when all I wanted was somewhere for my dog to play. I've also seen his techniques live at the Wilson County Animal Shelter fundraiser last year and it was appalling."
Disturbing. I don't think I want to learn "How to Talk Dog". Do you?
I was not at the Wilson county fundraiser and if I was and was so bad why did you bring a dog to me.....but most of all if this is not your personal experience why are you posting this do you routinely look for bad reviews and post them elsewhere.......
Nothing good to say..
We called to make an appointment to bring our 6 month old puppy in for socialization with other dogs. I did not want my puppy to freak out by leaving her there all day so we arranged for a three hour visit.
When we arrived we were greeted by a man who appeared to be friendly enough and claimed to love puppies. We filled out the paperwork along with the vaccination information and we handed over our 6 month old puppy.
Prior to taking her there she was rambunctious, happy go lucky and never met a stranger kind of dog; BUT when we went to pick her up it took a while for someone to come up to the front desk and when the same man did appear he didn't say a word to us even though we said hello. He disappeared into a back room and then reappeared only to go into another room while obviously searching for our puppy. All of a sudden we heard an awful scream of a puppy being hurt and he came out with a very mean/angry/hateful look on his face with our puppy in his hands. He handed her over, all the while not saying a word to us and she was trembling in our arms. We left without any words being spoken to us.
When we got her home she ran from my husband, wouldn't climb into his chair to sit with him like she used to and she coward to his touch. It took over a week for him to regain her trust.
We will NEVER return to this center!!
no dog name given and we keep all puppies in the front room....none of this story makes any sense
not so good. My dog stayed here for a weekend when I had to work. When I went in I was impressed they seemed clean. The staff was kind of rude. I had never left my dogs anywhere before I was asked again and again to fax my vax. they lost all my paperwork more than twice! When I picked my dog up I had to go home and give her a bath she smelled like urine and fecies
this person states there dog has not been anywhere before before but when giving a glowing review on the next resort she claims she has used over 10 kennels....someone is lying here
Update. My call was returned a month later. The owner apologized for the delay(??) He said he thought my dog had a sprained paw. I explained what the vet thought and the procedures performed. I sent a copy of the bill and was reimbursed by the owner. Gross neglect was an overstatement but a call to me and/or my vet was indicated. It's hard for me to rate the kennel. I think it is the best place I've found for dogs to play and not be caged. I was truly happy when I found them because I felt I could leave my pet without worrying about his care. Perhaps this was an isolated incident, if so, I would say this is the best kennel around. Would I use them again? I'm undecided.
Editorial Review by Citysearch Editors. Located in a red brick house across from the Rivergate Mall, offers cageless day care, boarding, grooming and obedience lessons.
Great Service. I signed up just to say some kind words about Gone to the Dogs Daycare. When we had just one dog we took him there each week while we were at work. I could call and check on him anytime and they wouldn't think I was crazy. I knew he was well taken care of and felt good about his care during the day. When we got a second dog (badly abused before we got her) we took her there to see if she would be OK there. Keith asked us to leave her there for an hour for him to assess how she acclaimated. When we picked her up he said he didn't like to turn down business but this dog wasn't best served at the daycare. It meant the world to me to have him look me in the eye and tell me honestly that she wouldn't adapt well at the daycare. Most people go after the "sale" in business today. Gone to the Dogs Daycare goes after what is best for the dogs.
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