We've taken Molly to two places in the area. The first was recommended by a few people (not on this board). But, Molly came back with scrapes on her face. It was an ugly experience. They didn't even take her to a vet or call us to let us know. Then, they tried to tell us the bleeding on her face was from her eye drops! PM if you want to know the name of the place.
After that, we wanted to make sure she was in good hands when we went on a trip. We did an unannounced visit to Seneca Hill Resort in Great Falls. The place was spotless! The dogs all seemed content being there too. It wasn't loud and obnoxious. The staff was very friendly too. So, we left her there the second time we went on a trip. She had a great time! She looked so rested and happy when we came back. We could tell that she was well taken care of while she was there. They are expensive. They also do not take un-neutered dogs.
Creature Comfort Inn sounds great from the recommendations above! It's really far though. We'll have to consider them the next time we go somewhere.
If your dog likes to play with other dogs, there are two other places that are wonderful in this area. Both of these places will let friendly dogs outside to play together in huge, safe, dog-park like areas.
I have to repeat that CCI is the best; if you have any chance to take your dogs there, do so. It's the kind of place that treats dog like dogs and provides extra stuff that THEY appreciate, not the owners. ;-) Stuff like forest walks and huge outdoor areas. Other boarding places seem to cater for the owner's needs more.. like human-type beddings, TV, and such. I know my guys always came back happy and relaxed from CCI, while stressed and hyped up from others.
However, last weekend we just could not drive that far so they spent a night at the Fieldstone Inn near BWI. It wasn't bad either, but CCI is still the best by far, IMO.
Depends where you find what you need. VGSR has some folks in that area, maybe they could recommend you sg. Ideally you would find one next to your hotel room and take them out for walks in the evening. )
ETA: finding a hotel that allows pets might also be an option.
Yeah, I thought about getting a pet friendly hotel, but I have to use the hotels that my company will pay for. My reasoning was if she were closer to me, if anything happened, I'd be close by. I've never had to leave her for more than 3 days in a boarding facility so that's why I've been wondering what other people do.
Does anyone recommend any boarding places in VA Beach?!
We have been blessed with two fantastic GSDs. The first we adopted as a rescue overseas and brought home with us. Dale (standard black/brown) lived to be 15 and her passing in 2010 was one of the hardest things we've ever been through. Around Easter 2012 we made the decision to adopt again and...
I had been teaching my puppy down from a sit position. Then a video I saw said NOT to do that but teach down from stand. He said it could be “life saving”. I would like advice on which way to do it. Any advice may not matter, I may train her whichever way I feel like. But would like a few more...
I've noticed that my and Kias' relationship is not what it could be. It's good, but from what I've seen it could be so much better.
I've looked online for tips. Everyone is just saying to "play, engage, make life interesting..." blah, blah blah. I'm doing all that! But it just...
From what I've read, long hairs normally have a second coat and it's quite rare to have a single coat. Attached is some pictures of my friends 6 month old long hair GSD. Do you think there is a second coat or not? I couldn't really tell.