Monaca Kennels

in Monaca, PA

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My husband and I were faced with an out-of-town funeral at a moment's notice, falling on Easter weekend. Try finding a pet sitter then! We called our vet, who had an available kennel, but that was it... she would not get played with, toys, interaction, petting...just a cage in a sterile vet. For the SAME price, we found 5 Points. Upon calling, I was greeted with the cheerful owner (an owner who answers phones! Love it!) and she was happy to accommodate our cat. I browsed the website and was sold - the cat room provides kitty condos with a glass front door so the kitty can see clearly. Kitty can climb up and down the shelves and a litter box is all the way on the bottom. The kitties each have a tube connecting their condo to a MASSIVE cat climbing tree/play tower, and the staff swaps the kitties out all day long so they each get to play and have fun. We had no issues, the facility was clean, staff was professional, and will definitely drive an hour out of our way to use them again.
- Lauren S.
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We have 3 dogs and 3 cats. I volunteer at my local humane society, and our pets are like our children. Two years ago after some issues with boarding our pets, we decided to enlist the help of a "pet sitter". A friend and fellow animal-lover recommended
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, and even though we were on the fringes of her working area, she agreed to help us. We met with her and she immediately put our fears to rest.
is the BEST! There is nothing she won't do to help us when we need her. She is very dependable and trustworthy, and I feel completely comfortable with our pets in her care. I'm very particular with the care given to my pets, and
goes through my list each time and takes care of every detail. She even does the little things like checking our mail while we're gone so that it doesn't pile up. And, no matter how many times I contact her to check on our pets, she is always very pleasant and let's me know everything she's done and any other details I need to know. We can finally take some vacation time and know our pets are being well-cared for.
For anyone needing a pet sitter or walker, I can highly recommending
. I have only worked with
, but I am sure the other sitters have the same great work ethic needed to give your pets the best care available.
- Alan R.

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Boarding reviews in Monaca

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When we picked up our dog, she was filthy and covered in dog feces. It was apparent that the dog was not walked and spent an entire weekend inside a kennel.
- Sterling J D.
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We have used
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and Kennel to board our dog her entire life--10 years. They take great care of her, and they seem to truly care for all the animals in their care. They live right there on the land where the kennel is located, so I feel like they are always there in case of problems. They know our dog so well, they have even let her stay in their home at times. There is a lot of room for the dogs to run and play, and they are great about giving needed medications, etc.
- Angela N.
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Quick Details:
He offers in-home sessions, with boarding and training options available. He sells materials directly, or provides you resources and recommendations to buy them on your own. Things like collars, leashes, dog food rolls for training, etc. Packages are goal and objective based not limited to a specific number of sessions. Keep in mind it is on the owner to actually apply the knowledge of these sessions in order to see results. We paid $1,000 for what turned out to be 10+ sessions, and spent another $200 or so on materials. End result was very worth it, and we feel confident in our ability to carry the training further. We even got a second dog. We highly recommend
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academy.
The Story:
My wife and I impulsively rescued a beautiful and lovely American Bull-dog
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that was on her last days before being put down. She had been a difficult dog to place because she had A LOT of energy, and even more when put on a leash. She would make a scene if she saw other dogs, and exhibit what some might see as aggressive behavior, but really was a dog frustrated that she couldn’t go play with everyone and every dog.
We knew we needed a trainer, because this was the first dog we owned as adults. We hadn’t a clue where to begin to train a dog that didn’t have behavior issues, let alone one this uncontrollable. We couldn’t go with some Petsmart/Petco dog training class because of the fact that when around other dogs on a leash she goes crazy. The reason we picked
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is because of reviews we saw online, and that he had a history of working with reactive dogs, specifically bully breads.
Within a day of contacting him we heard back and an appointment was scheduled to evaluate our dog. He arrived on-time, and our dog loved him on site. We discussed our goals and expectations of the training, and he evaluated our dog in our home. We were very upfront that the dog had extreme leash reactivity and that walking
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was nightmare. He explained his extensive experience with dog training, how he got into the business and that he is truly passionate about the trade and frequently studies and keeps up on it. We agreed on a basic obedience package, which covered the basics of sit, stay, come-when-called, and leash etiquette. It also included “place mat” training where the dog will go and stay in a predefined place until given a release command. The packages
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’t include a specific number of lessons but more requires that we reach our goals in however long that takes within reason.
Session last typically an hour, and cover a few objectives. We were having a lot of success getting
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to learn and she enjoyed the sessions. It is important to
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that he also see that you and your dog are doing your homework for the sessions to be productive. It wasn’t until our 4th session that
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actually got to see her leash behavior first hand. He realized we weren’t exaggerating regarding her behavior and that we needed some special care. So we moved up from pinch collars to an electric collar. He trained us how to use, and was very sensitive to our concerns regarding how humane this solution was. After a session with the collar he knew that it would be better for us and
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if he boarded her for a week or two to really recondition this behavior. Boarding and doggie boot-camp packages are typically extra compared to the basic obedience package, but
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was dedicated to producing the results within the quote we all agreed on so he swallowed the cost.
After a few weeks with
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in doggie-boot camp we got our
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back better than ever, and she was still the happy dog we loved, but way less crazy. During the time he had her, he kept us informed with videos and texts regarding her progress. We worked with
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a few more weeks after that, but eventually got to a point where we could manage on our own. Even though we no longer see
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on a weekly basis we could still call him up for some emergency maintenance sessions if needed. We reached our goals and know a lot more about the dog training process.

- Peter A.
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I was 100% satisfied and have found an excellent place to board my dog and get more training. I have used other Jacksonville facilities and have not been as pleased as I was with this one. Trustworthy , clean, professional, thorough.
- JoAnn M.
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Our cat was well taken care of, staff was always ready with detailed updates on how he was doing when we called to check in. They were friendly and professional and the facility is nice. We would recommend brickyard to anyone for pet boarding.
- Katherine L.
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When we dropped off our dog,
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was prepared and greeted our family.
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asked us all the right questions related to our dogs feeding, sleeping and exercise schedule as well as our vet number and address. She asked about the dogs likes and dislikes.
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gave us a tour of her home and showed us where our dog would be sleeping. She had taken the dog in her care and we left with ease of mind.
Upon our return we arrived to pick the dog up.
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was very attentive and happened to be in her dedicated dog run playing with the dog. Our dog looked like he was at home.
We already booked
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again for our next vacation scheduled in a few weeks.
- STEVE S.
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She loved the place and I did too. There are webcams where you can watch and see your pet play. Due to the length of stay, a batch was included for free. My dog came home happy and did not have any adverse reactions.
- Jalane K.
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I received this dog for foster care 3 weeks after he left
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Kennel. He was described as one of a large group of former breeding dogs that were filthy with urine/feces and knotted. I was told this dog was vomiting frequently and had worms but was treated after leaving the breeder. When we got him, he required further treatment for worms, had a brittle, yellow stained coat with clumps of hair apparently cut out. His vomiting issue eventually improved although he had multiple x-rays in an effort to identify the issue. He still vomits water, reason unknown. He wasn't able to jump up, his rear legs were apparently weak and lacked muscle compared to my other dogs. One rear leg has an unusual range of motion and he has a knobby front wrist despite out vet's estimated age of 1 year or less when he arrived. He was unsocialized with humans and clearly depended on our other dogs. Thankfully he's doing so much better after 6 months. we've adopted him now and while we still have to accomodate his special needs, he continues to improve. This kennel is listed by the Humane Society as one of the worst puppy mills in the US, readily verified at their website. Based on my own experience, I certainly cannot recommend purchase of puppies or any dogs from this breeder.
- Mary L.
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