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The Mark of a Good Boarding Kennel

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#1 urge to herd

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Posted 01 December 2017 - 12:21 PM

I've taken Gibbs to the same kennel for years, recommended by a dog savvy friend. So today, for whatever reason, I decided to tell them that he REALLY likes his head rubbed & scratched. I mentioned it to the young woman who checked him in, and she said,


"Oh, we know that one. Anytime you go out to sit with the dogs in the playyard, he comes sidling up and leans his head against your hip. And stays there as long he's getting a good rub."


#1 - The kennel workers regularly go out in the yards to hang out with the dogs.

#2 - Gibbs is trusting enough of them to ask for a head rub.

#3 - The kennel workers are long time employees and enjoy the dogs they care for.


It's always a little bit of  wrench to leave him, but I feel better now.


Ruth & Gibbs

#2 Sue R

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Posted 01 December 2017 - 02:17 PM

Sue Rayburn - Cleverly disguised as a responsible adult, but not the brightest firefly in the jar.

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Posted 01 December 2017 - 02:21 PM

Peace of mind . . . Priceless.

"People in your life always come and go all the time; the dogs are always there for me. Always." ~Samantha Valle

#4 Gloria Atwater

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Posted 01 December 2017 - 05:46 PM

Perfect. :) :)

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Posted 01 December 2017 - 10:19 PM


"one dog shy of a crazy dog lady..."


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Posted 04 December 2017 - 02:31 PM

As much as you would rather have him with you, it is a great comfort to know he gets such high quality care. Wonderful.



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