Columbia Animal Boarders

in Columbia, SC

59
Animal Boarders are
in Columbia

21
Animal Boarders in Columbia
are top rated

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Rated by
Margaret M.
"
, owner of
, asked me to bring my two golden retrievers to his kennel for a behavior assessment before their scheduled boarding. He told" me to first obtain fecal samples and kennel cough vaccines from my vet, and have the dogs' records (tick treatments, rabies shots, etc.) faxed over. Only then could we set up a behavior assessment appointment. My dogs had the mandatory vet visit that I paid $107 for, and my vet faxed the requested papers over to
.
promptly called my vet and said he'd never heard of my dogs, and why were they using up all his fax
on pets he'd never heard of? My vet called me about this, so I called
. Without apology, he said he'd forgotten all about me and my dogs' reservation. After jogging his memory, he assured me that it was all coming back to him, and we scheduled the mandatory behavior assessment.
is 45 minutes from my home. A few days later, when I brought my dogs in, he brought us to the indoor playroom first. Immediately, he suspected my male was going to pee on the floor. I told him it wouldn't happen as they'd just gotten their morning walk. He responded, "If I had a dollar for every time someone told me that..." I said nothing more and he told me to go back to the office while he assessed my dogs. He told me the dogs were on camera, and I could watch them from the office. One by one, several other boarded dogs were invited into the room to meet mine. I watched my dogs respond with the obligatory sniffs and a little apprehension, but lots of wagging tails. There were no signs of aggression anywhere. I was very pleased to see this. Then he took them outside. I watched from the window while my dogs seemingly got along with a good dozen other dogs in his care. They watched my dogs carefully as my female tried to fit in, and my male barked a few times and retreated once or twice in response to the great barrage of dogs. Note: During this time, a pit bull grabbed and held firmly the neck of another dog while playing. The workers seemed to ignore this act. Although it was not aggressive, I wondered if things could be different with my dogs, or other people's dogs for that matter.. Although I was certain that my golden retrievers had passed the required behavior test,
brought them back to me within ten minutes. Too my great surprise, he said that my male was too anxious, and had not passed the assessment. I told him that I didn't think that ten minutes was enough time to truly assess. He dismissed this, his mind clearly made up, and said I could bring them back another day for another try. Since I hadn't witnessed my dog acting overly anxious, I didn't see the point in trying to change
's mind. I took my paperwork and left. I should feel relief that I won't be leaving my dogs in his care, but I was looking for cage-free boarding, and it's hard to come by. Folks should think twice before jumping through
's pre-visit hoops. There are no guarantees that even your gentlest family dog will pass muster in this kennel. For the $50 per night that
charges for two dogs, you might as well get a sitter to come stay at your home. You'll save yourself the added vet expenses....and lots of aggravation.
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Rated by
Dave E.
"They did a good job. We had planned to have our two dogs kenneled together, but our female was not handling it very well. They contacted us immediately and followed as they said they" would do. We ended up having them separated and everything worked out well.
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Rated by
Tim W.
"It was completely fine - no problems at all. Which is great!
was easily accessible when we were out of town and we felt that she was completely trustworthy." Since the
Pad is for smaller dogs only it is a friendly atmosphere and all the dogs all seemed to be comfortable there. It's not a big kennel - it's a home for a small group of visitors and
is clearly a huge dog lover who is dedicated to "her babies". She is a natural. We could not find a better place for our dog to stay when he cannot be with us!

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Boarding reviews in Columbia

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It went surprisingly well. My dogs are house dogs who love people but not crazy about other dogs. The informed when that they did very well. It look like they were very well cared for. They were very kind and patient when I called several times to check on them. I left some things for them, including beds, and everything was returned to me. I feel very comfortable in using them again.
- Jacqueline W.
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I know my dogs are happy when they their tails are wagging and they are "dancing" around to go out. Outstanding service. The dog walkers and transporters are courteous and kind. They always give updates or leave notes if we're not home.
- Donna L.
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There have been situations where we had to travel at the last minute and they've always been able to work out my husband and my's crazy schedule. They've always been nothing short of professional and caring.
- Nancy L.
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It was great. She was punctual. She is strict about setting up a specific drop off and pickup time but this is good because she can minimize the confusion of picking up when all the other dogs are running around and she can spend some time talking to you about how the visit went. I liked her very much - her house was clean, her yard was clean. I will definitely use her services again.
- Lynne B.
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They are absolutely my kennel of choice. Each cat has it's own room with a window and a shelf so they can look out the window. They feed twice a day and also cater to the individual cat's needs. They are amazing with my cat and I would definitely recommend them to others. They take wonderful care of your cats. :)
- Susan I.
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She watched my dog for 3 weeks recently. I use her on a regular basis. She is very good with dogs, and her facility is immaculate with huge yard.
- Nanette H.
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is the BEST ! I have referred many people and everyone has been pleased! My dogs actually get excited on Friday morning to get going!
- Shannon C.

All Animal Boarders in Columbia, SC

Companies below are listed in alphabetical order. To view top rated service providers along with reviews and ratings, Join Angie's List Now!

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

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

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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