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"I like that for the vet you don't need an appointment; they accept walk-ins. For boarding, they text pictures every day and they take care of everything. The" vet is there if there are any problems, and they trim my cat's nails and give her a bath before I pick her up from boarding.

-Emilie Y.

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"So far, we are loving this place! It's kind of tucked away, so I didn't even realize it's practically right in our backyard! They came recommended" by our vet. I brought our 7 month old puppy for a one day trial. Love that they recorded her antics so we could see how much fun she was having. She made some friends and came home pooped! The facility, while older, seemed clean and well cared for when I visited unscheduled. The staff clearly loves animals. Their prices are reasonable, too. I also love that they board cats, as well. It's hard to find places that take both. They even have two adorable kitties who
you when you arrive. Cute! We will be bringing our other two dogs and cat here in the future. The owners live on-site which adds a
of confidence.

-Tammy G.

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Boarding reviews in Columbia

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Great family owned kennel, very clean and owners seemed to know a lot about dogs. Nice to be able to feel your dog is safe, well cared for and happy when you are away. Will use again - thanks
- James or Mary R.
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I love her grooming, she has always looked and smelled great after being groomed. The staff is friendly and helpful, and very professional.
They are able to keep the doggie play group calm and happy, and were able to help ease my nervous 7 month old into being around some huge dogs.
I am very happy with the services.
With the piles of snow around the premises, parking is a bit difficult, but getting there is very much worth the effort.

- mayumi M.
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Wonderful Experience! This is the first time I have used
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. Please note: THIS IS THE BEST HAIR CUT MY DOG HAS EVER RECEIVED. My lil one in usually shaking and running for the door after a haircut. He came out, tail wagging, looking around front desk (lil guy seems really happy). My mom picked him up and they lady goes "Grammas here". That put the icing on the cake for me. We will definitely be back. Thank you for a really great experience! :)
- Michelle M.
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We were fortunate to find
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who lives near by. She is a very experienced pet sitter. We felt very comfortable having her come into our home. This was a brief trip and something of a trial run, but everything went great and we look forward to using her again when we need to be away. Our Rosie was glad to see us when we got home, but had obviously been well looked-after.
- TOM E.
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This is our full story ...
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was staying at
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while we had work done on our home. Around the 2nd or 3rd day of her stay, she was attacked by another dog in the presence of the facility owner. I was not notified, and she was not taken to a vet. Her wounds became infected, and many days later when the facility owner noticed this, she again did not call me or take
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to a vet, but instead took it upon herself to administer antibiotics to
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.
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is not a physician or a veterinarian and had no idea what
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needed for her injuries. She cannot legally administer medicine without a license, but that didn't stop her.
When I picked
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up 9 days later, I was only then told what had happened.
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was acting strangely and started wailing and drooling when we got her home. We rushed her to the
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Animal ER right away, as she was becoming limp in my arms.
She had become septic, her blood
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was too low to even read, she had lost a tremendous amount of weight, and she was severely dehydrated - all according to her medical records from the ER. They worked for 6 hours to save her life, including intubating her, putting her on a ventilator and reviving her after she went into cardiac arrest 3 times.
In the end, she succumbed to the infection, which had swollen her brain and was shutting her kidneys down. She had no pre-existing conditions, and was a perfectly healthy, normal dog. Both the ER vet and our regular vet are completely appalled at the behavior of the boarding facility and encouraged me to pursue this case so that this never happens again.
This boarding facility's negligence occurred over and over again during my dogs' stay - and
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paid the ultimate price. I was not told one time during her stay what was happening, and
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was never taken to a vet. The ER doctor told us that, if we had picked up
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a day later, she would have already been dead.
Not only did this facility's gross negligence result in our dog being taken from our family, but they took away our opportunity to even make the decision for
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to see a vet, by the fact that they never called once to let us know what was happening.
BEWARE of
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and any place like it where your dog is allowed to interact with other dogs. It is more "fun and outdoorsy," but they are just not safe.
What makes matters worse is that our other dog,
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, was also attacked and had multiple puncture wounds all over her face and body, but the boarding facility never even noticed and had no idea about her injuries when they gave her back to me.
Thankfully,
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is going to be OK because her wounds did not become infected and she has now received proper veterinary care. If her wounds had also become infected, I would now have 2 dead dogs because I was never notified of
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's injuries and she was never given any medical care.
It is my hope that this will never happen to anyone else. The pain of losing a dog in this way is unimaginable. It is truly a dog owner's worst nightmare when they board their pet, and it could have easily been prevented.
- JESSICA S.
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Our dog D'Arcy had a wonderful day at
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in Carmel. The facility is clean and organized and the staff is warm and caring. We dropped her off around 8 am and when we picked her up around 5 pm we found a happy exhausted dog. D'Arcy is fairly young and active, but she fell asleep before we got out of the parking lot. A good day for all of us,
- Victoria W.
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When I asked for the details of doggy day care they did not have what I considered doggy day care. I have no reason to pay to have my dog sit in a kennel all day alone with two 15 minute walks or playtimes. I did find two options that had all day playtimes with a two hour nap at lunch. They were with other dogs all day and had a guy to watch for any problems. I can have my dog sit at home in a kennel for free.
- Mary Claire L.
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We have used their services for about five years. They have nice gravel runs for the dogs. Their rooms are temperature controlled. They monitor the dogs and even have cameras all over the property. She spends all of her time outside barking at all the dogs. Because she will get dirty, we can call them before we arrive for pick up and they will bathe her so that she is clean and ready to go home. Their costs are much more affordable than the other kennels. I have been very pleased with their services.
- Keith W.

All Animal Boarders in Columbia, SC

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A Paw's Paradise

4801 Broad River Rd
Columbia

A Time 2 Paws Petsitting

606 Holly Circle
Elgin

ABBY'S ANIMALS

916 D AVE
West Columbia

AMBASSADOR ANIMAL HOSPITAL

5317 FOREST DR
Columbia

ANIMAL PROTECTION LEAGUE

PO Box 5354
Columbia

Banks Animal Hospital

6070 St Andrews Rd
Columbia

BARKING LOT

1030 GOFF RD
Columbia

BARNWELL OAKS KENNELS

132 OLD BARNWELL RD
West Columbia

Bluff Run Kennels

6220 Bluff Rd
Hopkins

Camp Bow Wow

1916 Taylor St
Columbia

CAROLINA PET RESORT LLC

1160 BERL MAR RD
Columbia

CAROLINA PET SITTERS LLC

19 CALLEY CT
Columbia

CAROLYN'S PLACE

8720 MONTICELLO RD
Columbia

CAT CLINIC

4039 TRENHOLM RD
Columbia

CHAPIN PET LODGE

1212 BEAGLE RUN RD
Chapin

Cheatham Animal Clinic

7354 1/2 Garners Ferry Rd
Columbia

CITY OF COLUMBIA ANIMAL SHLTR

127 HUMANE LN
Columbia

COLUMBIA PAMPERED PETS

COLUMBIA
Columbia

COMPANION ANIMAL HOSPITAL

120 BLYTHEWOOD RD
Blythewood

DOG DAZE DAYCARE & KENNEL

7716 GARNERS FERRY RD
Columbia

DOGWOOD PET LODGE

RABON RD
Columbia

Dutch Fork Animal Hospital

1780 Dutch Fork Rd
Irmo

ELAM ANIMAL HOSPITAL

3327 Forest Drive
Columbia

ELGIN VETERINARY HOSPITAL

1240 PINE STREET
Elgin

ELITE CANINE OBEDIENCE SCHOOL

2921 ALPINE RD
Columbia

FROM WAGS TO WHISKERS

124 BLAKESMOOR RD
Columbia

GREGG ANIMAL HOSPITAL

8309 TWO NOTCH RD
Columbia

Healthy Clips

7740 Two Notch Raod
Columbia

Irmo Pet Retreat

8027 Irmo Dr
Columbia

KennelCare

925 Spears Creek Ct
Columbia

Lexington Animal Clinic

604 W Main St
Lexington

Lexington Pet Lodge

654 Ginny Ln
Lexington

Midlands Veterinary Practice

124 Stonemark Ln
Columbia

Millcreek Animal Hospital

811 E Main St
Lexington

PALMETTO PET RESORT

3236 AUGUSTA RD
West Columbia

PET HAVEN CEMETERY

657 BAKER MILL LAKE LN
Columbia

Pet Shack Chihuahuas

110 North Congress Street

PET-A-COAT JUNCTION BOARDING

3379 EMANUEL CHURCH RD
Lexington

PETS HOME ALONE

6240 CLOVERDALE DR
Columbia

PETS INC ADOPT-A-PAL

1078 SUNSET BLVD
West Columbia

PETSITTER

131 S WACCAMAW AVE
Columbia

POSH PETS

1055 SPARKLEBERRY LN EXT
Columbia

PROJECT PET

130 PINNACLE POINT CT
Columbia

REIGNING CATZ & DAWGS

309 MISSION RD
West Columbia

Rodgers Excavating LLC

7663 Fairview rd

Rosewood Drive Animal Clinic

3002 Rosewood Dr
Columbia

Rosewood Drive Animal Clinic

3002 Rosewood Dr
Columbia

Sandhills Veterinary Hospital

125 Barton Creek Ct
Columbia

SARAH & SUSIE'S GROOMING

4718 FOREST DR
Columbia

Shandon-Wood Animal Clinic

912 Daly St
Columbia

Special Pets

1481 Pisgah Church Rd
Lexington

That Fish Guy

1916 Toole St.
Cayce

THE CAT CLINIC

1085 A LAKE MURRAY BLVD
Irmo

THOMPSON'S K9 ACADEMY

200 CONRAD CIR
Columbia

Two Notch Road Animal Clinic

10298 Two Notch Rd.
Columbia

WAG-N-TRAIN KENNEL

178 GREENBRIAR DR
Columbia

Wateree Animal Hospital

500 York St
Camden

Wescott Acres Luxury Pet Resort

6005 Wescott Rd
Columbia

WEST COLUMBIA ANIMAL CLINIC

3214 PLATT SPRINGS RD
West Columbia

Whiskers and Paws Pet Resort

142 Schofield Road
Gilbert

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