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of 2011 to board a pair of male Cockapoos who were brothers. Up until
June of 2013, their facility was on
probably boarded my boys there a handful of times at the most. Aside
from both dogs exhibiting typical stress symptoms for 2 to 3 days upon
returning from being boarded there, the experience seemed relatively
The kennel had moved to their new location on Superior just
prior to my 3 day reservation in June 2013. Not disclosed upon making
the reservation and dropping them off was the fact that construction in
the facility had not yet been completed.
Picking them up 3 days
later, they were visibly out of character when they appeared in the
reception area - it was immediately clear they were not right. I picked
one of the boys up, and he smelled of cement. Took them both home, put
them in a tub and upon rinsing them off, you could see what was clearly a
thick cloud of cement dust running down the drain. Toxicity of cement
is well documented and in dust form around a dog, is not only inhaled
but ingested. Add to that a dog weighing only 15 lbs amounts to
destruction. That was a Sunday, which was marked by diarrhea and
vomiting with both dogs.
I called Monday and spoke with the owner
apologetic, saying he had been trying to contain the construction dust
issue in the kennel, to which I was in utter disbelief he was even aware
of while also boarding people's prized possessions. He mentioned they
were working on sealing the cement floors and that he had just purchased
a pressure washer to help deal with the dust. I was speechless but in
my own mind, what was done was done. I had a nightmare unfolding fast.
next three months were marked by ferocious diarrhea with one of my boys
and complete lethargy, gagging/coughing, occasional vomiting and
complete disinterest with food with the other. After over $3k of vet
bills, I had to put the one with diarrhea down middle of August 2013 -
he was my soul mate. His brother continued to steadily go downhill until
I had to put him down as well March 2014. After easily $10k in total
vet bills, my two dogs were both gone within 9 months of being dropped
off healthy at
in toxic cement dust.
Hindsight's 20/20 but here's my advice to
anyone researching kennels: do your due diligence and if there are any,
and I mean any examples of poor judgment and management at the expense
of a pet, move on without hesitation.
she stopped by our apartment and mentioned that she had not seen one of the cats. It turned out that the cat had somehow climbed down behind the washing machine and had gotten herself stuck there. Even though
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I highly recommend
Prior to the move, I asked my then Fiance if he could inquire with the building management team of our condo if they any recommendations for this type of service. Even though several recommendations were provided, P&HP was the only one that came with strong recommendations from the management team.
Even though she came with good recommendations, I asked if I....well, actually if
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