November 7th, 2008, 12:12 PM
I have a new Bernese puppy, 6 months old.
We are looking for a place somewhere close to Ottawa where we can leave her during an upcoming vacation.
A place where the dogs get some outdoor exercise.
Any recommendations from owners out there?
November 7th, 2008, 12:23 PM
There is a rescue group in Manitock that not only has rescues but boarding as well. It is not a luxury establishment but the care they receive is fantastic. I have been there and the president of the rescue is also an animal behaviour guru. Would this interest you - however as I said - not luxurious.
November 7th, 2008, 02:12 PM
how close to ottawa? I'm in Cornwall and we have a wonderful boarding facility, indoor/outdoor play, agility equipment.....
November 7th, 2008, 08:40 PM
hello, i've been living in the ottawa-gatineau area for 23 years... welcome to this beautiful part of the world :)
in case you don't find a 'hotel' or a real pet camp, there is the spca western quebec in gatineau, quebec, sector aylmer, approx. 20 min. drive from parliament hill that offer pension services
this is the link to their website - in french only... i'm surprised, because only a few people there speak french, most of them are anglophones
just scroll down to 'pension' section... or simply give them a phone call...
maybe, the ottawa humane society would know a little more about petcamps
i hope your family enjoys your vacation in the ottawa valley :)
November 10th, 2008, 08:11 PM
i just fell on that site... where you may very well find what you need :thumbs up
lavandula :crazy: and kanuk :pawprint:
November 10th, 2008, 08:34 PM
Just to add my 2 cents, I wouldnt board your Dog at a Shelter or SPCA, I would never feel comfortable leaving my dog there, I am sure they are super organized and so on, but I wouldnt want my dog in a Kennel all day personally. I have also heard some horror stories of cage mislabelling and for me, there is just too much going on for my dog. I would rather send them somewhere that does strictly boarding.
I take my dog to Petsmart Doggy Day camp once a week and I love it. I actually like that they are kept indoors, behind secure doors. My biggest fear is my dog getting loose or something, so I like that they play from 9-12, have a lunch break, then from 1-5pm they play again! Nitro comes home good and tired.
If you are looking for somewhere that offers inside/outside play areas, check out http://www.dogresort.ca/ I have heard really good things about them, but have never boarded my dog for longer than he is at Daycamp, so I am not too sure how their process works!