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"This is our full story ...
was staying at
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
to a vet, but instead took it upon herself to administer antibiotics to
.
is not a physician or a veterinarian and had no idea what
needed for her injuries. She cannot legally administer medicine without a license, but that didn't stop her. When I picked
up 9 days later, I was only then told what had happened.
was acting strangely and started wailing and drooling when we got her home. We rushed her to the
Animal ER right away, as she was becoming limp in my arms. She had become septic, her blood
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
paid the ultimate price. I was not told one time during her stay what was happening, and
was never taken to a vet. The ER doctor told us that, if we had picked up
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
to see a vet, by the fact that they never called once to let us know what was happening. BEWARE of
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,
, 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,
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
'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
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.
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I've been taking my cats to
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for 13 years, since we moved into the area. we've always been very happy with their service, and the vets are even available at odd hours when a loved pet is getting ready to leave us.
- Katrina P.
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I have been using them for about eight years. They charge around $22 each day for boarding. They also charge around $40 for the grooming that includes bathing and nail trimming as well. They are amazing. My dog had seizures and I had forgotten to tell them. One time I was out of town and they called me in the middle of the night to let me know. They take great care of him and they have always been wonderful.
- heather P.
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He loves it! They were close to my home, which made it convenient. He comes home exhausted due to how much fun he has. They think of everything. They have a close-circuit TV so you can check on your dog. They’ll also give him a bath if I asked for it. They are expensive unfortunately, but they’re worth it.
- Tracey M.
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MI was impressed with the caring of the staff.... They were professional but personal. My dog has a lot of anxiety problems (rescue from a puppy mill) and I felt comfortable with
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- Martha B.
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I was a little skeptical having read about how hard
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terriers are to train. But I decided to try their two week intense training. I dropped my dog off every morning and picked him up at night. They also have day care there so their were lots of dogs for him to play with when notin training. After the first week my dog was really starting to listen and do what I asked. They provided a private lesson with me and my dog. By the end of the second week not only was my dog fully trained but he had all the skills to pass the canine good citizen test. I was both surprised and pleased on how much my dog learned in such a short time.
- gerald K.
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is the cleanest, nicest boarding/day care facility I've seen. They have both indoor and outdoor yards, as well as private kennels for lunchtime and naps. My dog comes home happy and exhausted after playing all day at day care. The staff is amazing, super friendly, and provides excellent care for my pup. I highly recommend Stay to anyone looking for day care or boarding services.
- Jennifer R.

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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

SocialMadeSimple

181 Wells Avenue
Newton

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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