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"Overall, it was very good. The only issue we had is I had to take the dog back to the vet a few days later for an anal gland expression. Clearly, they did not" perform this task very well, if at all.

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"They are around the corner from my house. She has an open area where they play as well as a living room where they can stay and get out of the pens. She is able" to give medication without extra charge. I take my dogs food and toys when I bring her over. The pricing is fair compared some other places that charge for every pill given and other things.

-Linda H.

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Boarding reviews in Cambridge

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I buy a package of 20 visits. They have an outdoor exercise area and I like that. It is a good yard outside for the dog. They are convenient. It is close enough to my home that I can walk there. They provide boarding, day stuff and grooming. I am perfectly happy. I keep going there and I have no complaints.
- Carol W.
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When I first started bringing my puppy to
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, I thought it was a good experience. My puppy seemed to enjoy time there and the staff gushed over my dog. By the time my puppy was 4 months old, the staff suggested that my dog needed to be put on a pinch collar during daycare time. Since I had never had a dog, I consulted my veterinarian about this because it seemed overly harsh for a young dog. She said under no circumstances should a dog under 8-9 months of age be put on a pinch collar because it could damage nerves and muscles that were still developing. I conveyed this to
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and this is when my experience started to change. I was first told that they were dog experts and that my vet was being overly cautious and that I should listen to them. I've known my vet for almost 10 years and have a lot of trust in my vet. I had known these people for 2 months. I instructed that I didn't want to try to the pinch collar until my pupppy was 8 months old. The next 4 months, I was told almost every day what a bad dog I had. There were exceptions, especially the handler
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who worked with my puppy and always talked about what great potential my puppy had, but most of the time I got an earful about how bad my puppy was. By "bad" they described pretty normal puppy behavior: rambunctious, mouthing, insecurity, trouble walking on a leash, etc. And by no means will I say that my puppy was
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at home or be unrealistic about behavior. My puppy's breeds are known for being overly excited and it's been a lot of time and effort to train my puppy. But I was sold a "puppy program" that sounded like these were experts in handling puppies and helping to properly socialize them. What I was sold and what I was getting weren't adding up but it was also my first dog ever and I had some self-doubt about my gut instincts. When my puppy turned 8 months old they started using the pinch collar on my dog. They started to describe what a good dog my puppy was, but when my puppy came home, there was depression, lashing out and fear. I thought it was maybe just an adjustment period. I tried the pinch collar myself on a few walks and it took weeks to redevelop the good relationship I had with my dog before that experience. The puppy program price expired when my puppy turned 9 months old and I was offered a nice discount on adult dog daycare prices. I decided to buy a good amount of days. About 3 weeks later, they extended the puppy program to be until 12 months. I asked if there was some deal we could make since I had just spent over $1,000 on adult dog days but now my dog was considered a puppy again. I was told the manager would call me. The manager never called me about this. When my puppy was 10 months old I attended an event which the owner was in attendance at. She told me how much my dog hated her. All I could think was, "well, what did you do to my dog?" Quickly after that incident, my dog contracted parvovirus. I immediately called
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to alert them to the condition since my dog had been around other dogs there. I was then informed that they had had several cases of parvovirus, but no owners had been alerted to these conditions. I am positive it was this environment where my puppy contracted the disease. It cost $1,200 to cure my puppy of the virus. Even though I would have spent much more to have my puppy health and happy, I still couldn't believe that
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didn't shut down to do a thorough cleaning after they knew about the first case of it. I asked about being refunded for my days and was told a manager would call me. The manager never called me about this. I instructed that I no longer wanted my dog on the pinch collar and brought my puppy only once a week, just trying to get my money's worth. Again came the reports about how bad my puppy was. My puppy was also enrolled in obedience school at this time and the trainer's had nothing but positive things to say about my puppy's behavior and that the "bad" traits were completely normal and could be remediated with positive enforcement. The depression and lashing out ceased immediately after the pinch collar was removed. On my puppy's first birthday, I brought dog treats for the dogs and doughnuts for the staff because on a dog's birthday they usually take pictures and post on their Facebook and I thought it was fun. When I picked my dog up, I found out they didn't celebrate my dog's birthday, with no explanation as to why. I thought it was very rude. Around this time, I was told that my dog wasn't welcome at daycare because the staff couldn't control my dog's behavior. I again asked about refund options. I again was told a manager would call me. And again, the manager never called me. I started taking my dog to a new daycare facility that was recommended by my trainer and wow, life turned around. My dog is now utilized as the greeter dog for new puppies and has such a playful happy attitude that it brings tears to my eyes to be around my dog. I recently adopted a 2nd puppy whose demeanor is quite the opposite of my first puppy. I took the new puppy to
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thinking that I would just use up the days I bought to not
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out on so much money before taking the new puppy to the new daycare facility. When I went to pick up the 2nd puppy from the first day at
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, I was told that I owed money for the day. I explained that I had days left on my account. I was then told that days only apply to certain dogs. This logic blew my mind...had my dog paid for those days? No, I had. Why on earth would be they attributed to the dog? It's entirely possible this was in fine print somewhere, but I believe this should be in big bold letters because it's a policy that makes little to no sense. Again, I was told a manager would get a hold of me. Again, the manager has never called me. I have over $600 worth of days that I can't utilize because my first dog isn't welcome there and they can't be applied to my 2nd dog. I feel like I was scammed out of this money and the lack of response is so unprofessional. I would like to say that
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at the front desk and
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the handler are shining stars at this place, but overall I had a very poor experience. A few of the women handlers also seem okay, but unfortunately I didn't exchange names with them.
- Katrina W.
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My dogs always look great after coming back from
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. They are extremely friendly and do such a great job. This is the only place I trust to get my dogs groomed.
- Helina F.
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We had an unfortunate leak in our home causing us to move to a hotel. We also had to find a kennel for our dogs and cat. I called and made arrangements with
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. I explained our situation that insurance was paying and I was unsure of our check out date. Was told that it would be Fine.
About a week later I received a call from the owner who had been out of town. She was unprofessional and well, pissy. She had no idea how long my dogs were there and had no payment. I explained that this was all discussed with the first
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I spoke with and the owners response was, "She's not the owner. She quoted you wrong. You need to call your insurance and ask for more money." First, as the owner, you should ask the person/employee/family member who was running your business these questions before calling and attacking a customer. Second, if your business quotes and agrees to an amount, you stick to it.
About a week later, another phone call, "You need to come wash your dogs, they stink. You can take them to the groomers down the hill." I explained that were were not in the financial position to take the dogs to the groomers at that time, but I would be willing to come there and wash the dogs. "No. You're not capable of keeping my drains clean of hair." I can bring my husband and I'm sure between the two of us we can manage. "No."
The third week our dogs were there, I receive another phone call, "You need to come get your dogs. I can't handle them."
I called every kennel option within 10 miles of us. No one had space during the Holiday Season. I called the owner of
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and explained that I had called everyone in the area and would continue to
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. Her response was, "they just need to go. But you kitty can stay."
I moved my dogs and cat a few days later to a kennel 22 miles away!! About two weeks later while visiting our pets at the new kennel one over the owners mentioned that our dogs were substantially thin based on their breed. She was feeding them extra (canned food) in order to get them back to proper weight! WHAT!?!?!
I called
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to explain that I was extremely unhappy with how I was treated and now how my pets were poorly treated and possible malnourished! The owner basically said sorry but was not willing to renegotiate on the price!
I do not recommend this kennel. Unprofessional business owner, not customer service oriented, and is unable to care for the animal in her care due to her age.
- Stephanie E.
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Their staff is excellent - very friendly and cordial -- which is important to me. I typically wait less than 20 minutes to be seen when I arrive for my vet appointments and not at all for my other appointments.
- WILLIAM H.
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I have been using this vet for about 5 years. The vet and staff are very professional. My cat really likes going here and you can tell the vet really cares about animals. They have reasonable pricing. I have had no problem at all with scheduling. I can usually get my cat in within a day or two.
- Perla P.
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We board our dogs there and we get them groomed there. They have an amazing price for our huge dog. We have three dogs and two of them get stressed out about being in a kennel, but they're happy going to
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. You can see they treat their dogs good. They give them back to you looking and smelling fantastic and looking great. They're kind and it's extremely clean. It's a beautiful place.
- kevin A.
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My dogs enjoyed the large play yards and had a great time. They love going there. Highly recommended AAA
- Cindy K.

All Animal Boarders in Cambridge, MA

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Aarff Aarff Dog care

12 Museum way
Cambridge

ACORN ANIMAL HOSPITAL

20 EARLS WAY
Franklin

Adams Animal Clinic

216 Cambridge Rd
Woburn

AINTREE KENNELS

5 WASHINGTON ST
West Boxford

AMERICAN DOG TRAINING CTR

404 BRIDGE ST
North Weymouth

Angell Animal Medical Center

350 S Huntington Ave
Jamaica Plain

Animed Pet Hospital

918 Providence Hwy
Dedham

APPLE COUNTRY ANIMAL HOSPITAL

35 GREAT RD RTE 117
Stow

Ayer Animal Medical Ctr

196 W Main St
Ayer

BACK BAY VETERINARY CLINIC

288 NEWBURY ST
Boston

BARK-O-LOUNGE DOG DAYCARE LLC

675 GREAT RD
Littleton

Baystate K-9 Training

9 Forms Way
Middleton

BED & BISCUIT COUNTRY BOARDING INN

116 KIMBALL RD
Amesbury

BEST FRIEND PET SITTING

PO BOX 2032
Wakefield

Boston Canine Inc.

134R Newbury St
Peabody

Boston Red Dog Pet Resort & Spa

274 Southampton St
Boston

Brenda's Pets

98 Frederick Ave
Medford

Bristol County Veterinary Hospital

288 Fall River Ave.
Seekonk

Buddy Dog Humane Society Inc

151 Boston Post Rd
Sudbury

BURLINGTON ANIMAL CLINIC

259A Cambridge St.
Burlington

BUTLER KENNELS

320 HALL ST
Dunstable

C & C Kennel

75 Sullivan Rd

Cambridge Veterinary Care

1724 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge

CANINE KINGDOM

55 AUBURNDALE AVE
West Newton

Canton Veterinary Hostpital

190 Turnpike St
Canton

Cat Whiskers Inn

258 Ferry Rd
Bradford

Chez Mieux

81 Speen St
Natick

Clark's Dog Kennel

425 School St
Northbridge

Community Animal Hospital

15 Clews St
Shrewsbury

COMPASSION VETERINARY CLINIC

275 BOSTON POST RD EAST
Marlborough

Country Dogs-Dog Daycare

626 Main St
Bolton

COUNTRY TIME PET RETREAT

51 ELM ST
Berkley

Countryside Veterinary Hospital

289 Littleton Rd
Chelmsford

Crate Escape

20 Flanders Rd
Belmont

Crestview Kennel

187 South Rd
Bedford

Daley Care LLC

138 Sturges St.
Medford

Dingo's Dogsitting

84 Windsor Ave
Swampscott

Doggie Au Pair

102 Intervale Rd.
Dedham

Doggone Obedience

107 Rockwell St.
Malden

Dogs by Design & Cats Too

131 DODGE ST
Beverly

Dogwood Cottage

20 Tremont St
Melrose

Driftway Animal Hospital

53 New Driftway
Scituate

Fenway Bark Stay.Play.Heal.

370 W. First St.
S. Boston

FOUR SEASONS PET RESORT

81 PROSPECT ST
Peabody

Furry Friends Pet Sitting

73 Moran Street
North Attleboro

Gibson Kennels Inc

139 Upton St
Grafton

GONE WITH THE DOGS

47 Lawrence Road
Medford

Hamilton Wenham Veterinary Hospital

31 Railroad Ave
South Hamilton

HAPPY PAW KENNEL

367 N FRANKLIN ST
Holbrook

Happy Tails Doggy Daycare, Inc.

7 Forge Parkway
Franklin

Happy Tails Pet Services

PO Box 103
Medford

Happy Tails Pet Services

PO Box 103
Medford

HAPPY-DOG

17 GRAY ST
Cambridge

HARVARD KENNELS

259 AYER RD
Harvard

Healthy Paws Veterinary Center

6 Old Flanders Rd
Westborough

HOLLISTON MEADOWS PET RESORT

140 SUMMER ST
Holliston

Home Away From Home

54 Washington St
Easton

JORDAN HOLT

143 PLEASANT ST
Cambridge

K-9 Daycare

400 Washington St
Weymouth

K-NINE COMFORTS INC

265 BOSTON RD
North Billerica

K-NINE COMFORTS INC

10 OLD TYNG RD
Tyngsboro

K9 Camp & Resort

554 W. Grove St

K9 Communication, Inc.

23 Farrar Farm Rd
Norwell

K9 Sublime

129 Belmont St
Belmont

KINDNESS ANIMAL HOSPITAL

20 LINDEN ST
Waltham

Leash Love

268 Walnut St
Lynn

LINDA'S DOGGIE PLAYLAND

2 HOPKINTON RD
Westborough

Lucky Dogs Daycare

6 Bourbon St
Peabody

MARBLEHEAD ANIMAL HOSPITAL

19 ATLANTICA AVE
Marblehead

Marie's Critter sitter

21 Seminole Dr
Pepperell

Marshfield Animal Hospital

409 Plain St
Marshfield

Merrimack Animal Hospital

235 Daniel Webster Hwy

Merrimack Veterinary Hospital

235 Daniel Webster Hwy

Muddy Creek Animal Care Center

993 Haverhill St
Rowley

Muddy Paws

Woburn

Nashoba Valley Veterinary Hospital

347 Littleton Rd
Westford

New England Wildlife Center

500 Columbian St
South Weymouth

Newtonville Pet

47 Bayview St
Marshfield

North Reading Veterinary Clinic

212 Main St
North Reading

Off The Leash Doggie Day Care

40 Walton St
Attleboro

OLD DERBY ANIMAL HOSPITAL

40 Recreation Park Drive
Hingham

Pampered Paws

494 Gilbert St
Mansfield

Paws & Claws Pet Grooming LLC

15 N Main St
Bellingham

PAWS RULE

551 WASHINGTON ST
Weymouth

Paws With Inn Inc

189 High St
Ipswich

PAWSHERE

320B CHARGER ST
Revere

PAWSwithTAILS

Newtonville

PET COMPANIONS INC

271 MAIN ST
Reading

PETCETERA BOARDING & GROOMING

820 PLEASANT ST
Belmont

Petsmart - Saugus

358 Broadway
Saugus

PetSmart Store Support Group Inc

1 Worcester Rd
Framingham

PETSMART/BANFIELD

160 ALEWIFE BROOK PKWY
Cambridge

PREPPY PET SUITES

147 JOHN FITCH HWY
Fitchburg

RAINING CATS & DOGS

368 HURON AVE
Cambridge

Running The Pack

70 Morse Rd
Framingham

Saltyclaws

4 Bud Way

Scoobie's We Do Co

99 North Main St
Randolph

SECRET GARDEN PET RESORT

1040 CENTRAL ST
East Bridgewater

SERENITY HILL KENNELS

225 BEAVER DAM RD
Plymouth

Skipton Kennel

20 Linden St
Waltham

Southborough Veterinary Hospital

78 Deerfoot Rd
Southborough

Stone Dog Inn

44 Barrows St
Norton

Sweezey Fence Erectors

233 Bedford Street
Whitman

Tewksbury Animal Hospital

1098 Main St
Tewksbury

The Barkwood Inn Pet Resort

462 Worcester Rd
Charlton

The Continental

1729 Centre St
West Roxbury

The Dog House

310 Providence Hwy
Westwood

The Dog Pak

13 Bradford St

The Dog Scoop

216 Webster St
West Newton

the Idle Dog

5160 SW 7th St

the pet spa

970 washington st

The Pink Poodle Luxury Boarding and Daycare

1009 Pleasant Street
Leominster

Toby's Top Dog Walking

26 Riverview rd.
Framingham

TOUREEN PET RESORT & SPA

380 PLEASANT ST
Watertown

Trouwe Hond K-9

361 Webster St
Hanover

TYNGSBORO VETERINARY HOSPITAL

3 FARWELL RD
Tyngsboro

VCA Brookline Animal Hospital

678 Brookline Ave
Brookline

VCA City Cats Hospital

665 Massachusetts Ave
Arlington

VCA Northboro Animal Hospital

286 W Main St
Northborough

VCA Plymouth Animal Hospital and Pet Resort

100 Industrial Park Rd
Plymouth

VCA South Shore (Weymouth) Animal Hospital

595 Columbian St
South Weymouth

Village Veterinary Clinic

223 Boylston St
Brookline

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