Seeking Reasonably Priced Boarding for Two Super Sweet Dogs

Updated on September 24, 2007
N.B. asks from Allen, TX
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We are going on a family vacation in late October for a week and need to board our 5 year old Golden and 2 year old Aussie while we are gone. We have never boarded them before (always had neighbors care for them) but we recently moved to Allen and have not established a rapport with the neighbors that is strong enough for us to ask this of anyone. They are both well behaved house dogs and I am not a fan of the thought of them being caged, but I am also not fond of the thought of paying $40 per day, per dog for them to go to "camp" b/c they are pretty low-maintenence...any suggestions?

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L.

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My friend runs Dawn's Dawg House in Allen. She does basic dog behavior training, boarding and sitting services. Her email is [email protected]____.com phone is ###-###-####. Her name is Dawn Day. She's close to Allen Heights and Rivercrest in East Allen.

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My mom takes her dog to a place in West Frisco. It's a little far, but they get to run around and it's only $15 a day. My mom's dog is very spoiled and she does just fine there, so they must be pretty good. Let me know if you'd like the name and I'll get it from my mom (she's out of town right now, but will be back soon)

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L.T.

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Hello, I posted this to another member and she ended up using them and was very pleased. You can look all the info up if you'd like. I just did a cope and paste of the reply I sent to her and I will copy and paste her response in the next msg if that helps. I hope you find something to your liking. It is really nice and not far from Allen at all. Her daughter was in girlscouts w/my daughter Laurika. Take care.

From: L. T Date: Tue. Sep. 25, 2007
http://greenacresgardens.smugmug.com/

This place is very nice and I havent used them personally but have heard from others who have. She is a nice lady and will do all you wish for your pets. Her daughter is in Daisy's with mine and they live down the street from us. Its about a 30min drive or so for you but is a nice place and you would not have any worries. She has a website to check out online. Good luck. Dogs-dogs-n-more-dogs > GreenAcresGardens > Business > Kennels - Now OPEN!!!!!!!!!!
Grand Opening Special!!

$10 for the first dog in a indoor/outdoor run
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1/2 price for the second dog sharing the same run!!

$15 a day for 2 dogs, that is less than most places charge for 1!! And not to be bragging but our kennels are some of the newest, nicest, safest and the most caring kennels around!!

We have 15 large indoor/outdoor runs! Trust your dog to be in the best care in a clean safe environment! Let me spoil your fur-babies while you go on vacation! I will give you email and several phone numbers to keep in touch while you travel! For an additional charge, I will pick-up or drop off your pets! $1 per mile one way from my place to yours!! Our immediate area is Princeton, Farmersville, McKinney, Plano, Allen, Lucas, Wylie, North Dallas, RIchardson, etc. What a great value if you are in a hurry!!

My kids and I love all dogs and that is why we started this business here at our home! We've been breeders of Scottish Teriers for over 10 years.

We live on a gorgeous 14 acre farm overlooking Lake Lavon, 12 miles from Central Expressway and Bethany in Allen All 15 runs are over 50 square feet with concrete walls 4 feet high to protect your pet from a dog in the next run over...
Or perhaps - protect that dog from your dog... LOL!!

I open the doggy doors (lock open) during the days if the weather is nice and I am going to be here. I lock all of these doors when I leave the farm or if it rains... (lock closed)

FOOD - Under 50 lbs - I charge $1 per day per dog. $2 per dog/day for over 50 lbs - THis is if no food is provided or they run out, I charge for the days I fed them (it is best for your dog's digestion if you bring a sufficient amount of their normal feed!) Bring a little more than you think they will eat, I throw out any that they spill or otherwise contaminate.

Of course all immunizations must be current... Please go by your Vet prior to your stay and get a copy of their shot record. If you are unable to do that, I can call your vet for you and ask them to please fax them to us. I do not mind nor charge for this service!!

I also do not charge for giving pets medicine as long as it is something I can hide in their food and they will eat it. I just had a beautiful Border Collie named "Maggie" She had 4 pills or more each day, her owners taught me a new trick... (Proof positive the old adage about old dogs is false) ANYWAY, they had me mix the pills in with - - get this - CAT FOOD!!! I am telling you - that gal just ate that food with those pills like crazy!! These dogs are smarter than we give them credit for!! I think they know cat food is a No-No and they scarf it down because they they think they are getting away with something!!!

We accept Cash, Checks and if you use Paypal, we can take credit cards that way but there is a 5% service charge to cover fees Paypal imposes! Please let me know if you want to send by Paypal and I will send you an invoice, all you need is an email address, you no longer have to have a Paypal account to send money!!

BTW - The fax and phone here share a line - ###-###-####
SO, I need a call to let me know to set the fax to answer the phone!! Linda's Cell number - ###-###-#### I leave it in the car - it will transfer to the house if I do not answer.

<<< PrevPage1of 2Next >>>buy: this photo multiple photos | view cart < Prev1 of 17Next >Here you see the view looking northwest outside the kennels... Belle, Kelsey and Bonnie are peeking out of Run 7 saying, "MOM!!! Let us out of here!!!" Here you see the view looking northwest outside the kennels... Belle, Kelsey and Bonnie are peeking out of Run 7 saying, "MOM!!! Let us out of here!!!"
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I would like to thank all that replied to my request. It's awesome to get recommendations/referrals from many different people, it definitely helps us busy moms find exacly what we need and much faster. I don't think we would have been able to find such a great place on our own. We've decided to use Green Acres Gardens, they are very reasonably priced, the place is new, clean and the lady that I spoke with, Linda, she sounds so sweet. We feel confident that our dogs will be very well cared for while we're on vacation.

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L.F.

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Try a place with indoor and outdoor runs called Tooth Acres by Lewisville. Your dogs would love it.

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J.J.

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If you happen to be flying out of DFW, you may want to consider my kennel which is in Flower Mound. It is only about 10 minutes away from the airport. My husband and I own and run it and work hard to keep prices down by eliminating all those "bells and whistles" that cause those high prices. We put the dogs first and always make sure they are happy and well cared for, but sorry, no flat screen TV's at our place :) They do have individual runs, but they are oversized and we include play time at least 4 times a day outside in the back yard. For details, visit www.caninecourtyard.com or message me with questions.

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D.A.

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Try "Pets Need Nannies Too" at ###-###-####. They probably have a website too, but I know the owner personally and always call her directly. But they take care of pets in your home. They'll also take in the mail, water plants, or other little things. So your home won't look like you're on vacation. They also do overnighters, but it sounds like you may only need a couple visits a day. And each visit lasts about 30 minutes. They write down everything they did during the visit, so you'll know what went on in your absence. But you need to book early, whereever you choose.

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J.L.

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There is a group of animal lovers that will do pet sitting in their own home. You can contact them through Pets Are Inn, ###-###-#### ph. See [email protected]____.com for more info. I have friends who love them. When we checked, their prices were more reasonable than boarding at camps, but we have small dogs. Good luck.

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T.M.

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We take our blue healer to a place called 'Camp Bow-wow.' It's right outside of Wylie at HWY78 and 280. They are in a kennel, but they are very large so the dogs can play around inside. They have doggy doors so they can go outside or inside (temp. controlled) as they please. It's only $15 a night. Here's their number...###-###-####. They'll also do an exit bath for $15 so they come home clean and pretty! :)

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D.A.

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Hi NB! I read your post about your two dogs and wanted to let you know that I own and operate All Critter Sitter Pet Sitting (www.AllCritterSitter.com) and I cover Allen! I would love the opportunity to sit for your two pups while you travel so please visit my website and call or email me with any additional questions. I also have a coupon out right now for a free vacation pet sit with the purchase of 2 or more so that would save you money right there.

D. Alford
All Critter Sitter Pet Sitting
We Care for Your Pets in Their Home
www.AllCritterSitter.com
[email protected]____.com
###-###-####

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