Your pup will enjoy a cage free vacation with us!
Many of the big box boarding facilities have kennels or small rooms where the pups stay, with very little outdoor area to play in. Not at Corso Jim's. The goal at Corso Jim's is to provide a home away from home for your four legged family members. With a lot of swimming, fetching, playing and socializing thrown in.
We are new to DogVacay.com, but have been taking care of pups full time for a while now, and would not want to be doing anything else. Read all our great past reviews!
Our home is situated on one acre of land with plenty of room to roam and run with an inground pool where puppy swim time is a real hit! We do not use cages or kennels. Dogs will usually sleep in the house with us, and there is a 3000 ft separate facility on the property where they are free to roam as well.
Animals are our absolute passion. Fur babies have been a huge part of our family and our love for them has grown over the years. We own four dogs and a cat who are so loved and well take care of, from making sure they get plenty of love and affection, enough exercise, a clean environment and a healthy diet; they get everything they need for a happy life. Family and friends always bring their fur babies here when they visit and they stay with us when they need a dependable, responsible pet sitter. We have now used our passion for animals and opened it up to other dog owners/lovers for weekend puppy parties. Swimming, fetching and having plenty of room for exercise...we have everything your four legged family member could want for a fun filled, safe stay with us.
Meet our pets:
Corso, 9 yr old yellow lab, 104 lbs. Alpha dog, very smart, affectionate and loyal. This boy loves to swim and fetch and play with Sheeba. And he has a very loud bark which he utilizes quite effectively when he wants something (like to go swimming, to eat or wants snacks).
Paulie, 4 yr old chocolate lab, 95 lbs. Extremely sweet and affectionate. He's the biggest swimmer and fetcher of them all! Loves being outside, especially when it's cool weather. So much so that it's hard to get him to come inside.
Sheeba, 1.5 yr old Flat Coated Retriever, 65 lbs. Beautiful black shiny coat for this beautiful girl. She loves getting in all kinds of mischief and certainly keeps us on our toes. She will eat pretty much anything that will fit (or not) in her mouth. Loves to play all day and very energetic, affectionate and loving.
Martini, 5 yr old Weinaraner. New addition to the family. Very smart, energetic and loves to talk. Very affectionate and craves attention. He's a sweetheart for sure.
Come check us out! Whether you need day care or overnight boarding, Corso Jim's Puppy Ranch wants to welcome your pups.
Rate is for a 24 hour period from the time of drop off. There are additional charges for any time that goes beyond that period.
**Holiday rate is $35/day/pup
**Puppies (under one year old), and senior/special needs rate is $35/day/pup
(**We will send custom quote)
We have pick up and drop off service for a fee within a 10 mile radius.
We are here for you if you are going away for a long weekend or over a holiday!
What we would like to know about your dog;
We would need to know if your dog has been spayed or neutered, and current on shots. Also if your dog is used to being around and gets along with other dogs. Anything that you think would be good to know about your dog in order for us to provide excellent care for him/her.
May 8, 2016
Elaine and Jim did a great job with all 3 dogs. They were all exhausted when then got home, which means they must have had lots of exercise..Elaine sent frequent updates and pictures.. Very happy and will use them in the future.
Els, Wrigley and Zeus were three wonderful pups who we would welcome back anytime! Thanks Mary!
May 6, 2016
It was a very nice stay and I would use this service again.
We hope to see Bear back soon. Thanks Howie!
May 2, 2016
Elaine kept our 2 dogs for 5 days. They have a huge area for the dogs to play in and even had a pool for them to swim in. Every day she sent us photos and text messages keeping us updated on how they were doing. She even special made one of my dogs food (after checking with us) after she noticed he wasn't eating much. I would absolutely recommend them for keeping your furry kiddos when you are away. I am very satisfied with the service, location and pricing and would board them again with Elaine.
May 2, 2016
My dog is a high anxiety dog when he is away from us and that made me nervous to leave him but Elaine was so assuring and comforting to not only Cole but us with his weekend stay. She sent several pics to us though out the day showing how well he adjusted and him playing with the other dogs. It made our vacation more relaxed knowing how well taken care of he was. I would definitely recommend them to anyone for a loving and caring environment for your fur baby
One stressfree pup plus stressfree vacation for you equals one very happy and grateful pup sitter! Thanks so much for bringing him to us....we sure hope to see Cole again soon! :)
April 29, 2016
Oscar was treated wonderfully during his stay! We got frequent pictures and videos and returned to a happy (and tired) pooch! Thank you so much!
It was our pleasure Lissa! Oscar is an all out friendly and playful pup. We sure hope to see him back at the ranch :)
April 25, 2016
We were amazed with how terrific our dog Riley was treated at Corso Jim's Puppy Ranch from start to finish! From the beginning it was a great experience. We were impressed. Elaine was agreeable when we needed to switch Riley's stay to a different weekend. The very day we dropped Riley off he learned to swim, fetch, and made new friends. He loved playing with the other dogs and cat. We did not worry about him being lonely, cooped up in a kennel because Elaine e-mailed me photos of Riley throughout his vacation having fun. Overall Riley had a great time! He is looking forward to his next visit.
Thanks for the great review Amy! So glad Riley had such a great time and we're looking forward to seeing him again!
April 17, 2016
We are loving the great times our pups have with Elaine and her family! (The pups are too!)
Thanks for bringing the boys again to stay with us, Courtney!
April 13, 2016
Elaine and Jeff are incredible sitters. They went above and beyond watching and caring for our 2 Westies (Rupp and Samson). If you need a sitter in the Land 'O Lakes or Lutz area you just found them!!
Thank you Greg and Tamara! Having Rupp and Samson here was a treat. We hope to see you all again!
April 8, 2016
Elaine was such a sweetheart! Our boys really had such a fun time and we will absolutely be coming back! We were updated with so many photos and funny things our boys were doing. Elaine even hand wrote a thank you note and mailed it to us! Thank you so much!
Thank you Courtney! It was our pleasure taking care of Bandit and Rascal for the day. Can't wait to share time with them again :)
April 6, 2016
Piper had a great time, I think she didn't want to come home! She is looking forward to her next visit!
So glad Piper enjoyed her stay with us. We are looking forward to seeing her again soon!
April 4, 2016
Was amazing! My boys teddy and Ace seemed to enjoy every minute of it! My go to babysitters for all my upcoming events!
Thank you for the kind words Ruth. We truly enjoyed having Teddy and Ace with us, and look forward to seeing them again!
March 26, 2016
Elaine and Jeff are great sitters! I had no worries about my dog for four days. They sent YouTube videos to me and updates. They even let my dog swim in the pool for exercise. Will use them again.
Thank you Brad. Bring Flynn by any time!
March 10, 2016
Our dogs loved staying with Elaine and Jeff! They were so great and friendly and professional too! I definitely recommend them to anyone looking for a great dog sitter! We will definitely be bringing our dogs back to them!
Thanks to both you and Tim for bringing Spirit and Bo to stay with us. It was a pleasure having them here!
February 28, 2016
Elaine and Jeff were great! They have a wonderful place for lots of dogs! They were lifesavers for our trip!!! Thanks!
February 23, 2016
Schmidt had a great time at Elaine's house and I was so thrilled with how accommodating and nice they were. My dog was actually sad to go back home. I will definitely be using them again!!
Thanks Ashley. Schmidt's always welcome here!
December 30, 2015
Elaine & Jeff were amazing. They not only took great care of our Brittany Spaniel but they were also willing to take her for another night when our flight got delayed and we were getting home too late. They are very kind and patient and listen to all the concerns you have about your precious canine! Our dog has never been with anyone else but family overnight so I was worried but they sent photos via text and let us know how she was doing while we were away over the holidays. I am so glad I have finally found other dog lovers that I trust with my girl! I highly recommend checking them out - they also allow a complimentary meet and greet and show you their property. This made the choice easy for us! Thank you. :-)
Thank you so much Jessica. It was a pleasure having Lucia here with us!
December 28, 2015
Great service. My dog had a great time there and they took great care of him. I was hesitant to board him, as he wasn't feeling well, but they sent updates throughout his stay.
Thanks Matt. Albert did great here, and we'd love to see him back real soon! He's a sweetheart.
December 10, 2015
Coolest Dog Sitting Service I've Ever Used!!
We left our 1 year old puppy with Corso Jim's for a long weekend family getaway. We have never left him anywhere since we adopted him from the Humane Society last December (2014). He was very upset after our family left. We were contacted several times updating us on his status, which helped because we were all upset that he was upset. The owners of the sitting service even sent pictures to us and uploaded a video of him playing with the other dogs to YouTube so we could see he was doing better. They really went above and beyond as far as service goes. I would also like to say something about their facilities. They have a great location and lots of room for the dogs to play and even a pool! The dogs are not ever caged unless the owner wishes them to be crated at night and the owners are absolutely dog lovers. Its more like a vacation for the dogs than staying at a kennel. A+ service all the way around.
December 9, 2015
Another excellent stay ! Our favorite sitter so far , takes great care of our dog
Thanks Romy! We always enjoy taking care of Westin!
December 8, 2015
Being new to the area, we were skeptical about leaving our babies with someone new. Elaine & Jeff welcomed our fur babies into their home and treated them as their own. I dropped them off feeling comfortable that they would be well cared for. It was a great stay. We've already booked our next visit.
November 22, 2015
awesome sitter. Elaine and her hubby made our large german shepard dog feel like at home. great stay. thanks a lot
November 6, 2015
I have been taking my lab to Elaine and Jeff for 6 years. He is a huge part of their family (with the K-9's as well). I tried for several years to get him to swim and socialize with other dogs with no luck. Elaine and Jeff have managed to turn my dog around and teach him both. I don't know what we would do without them. They are phenomenal!!!
October 26, 2015
Ringo always has such a great time at Elaine's. When we'd plan a trip out of town we would ask Ringo if he was ready to go to Disney because Elaine's was his favorite place to be. He even has his own special excited greeting that he only gives Elaine. He takes pills twice a day and lost his sight a few years ago, but that hasn't stopped his fun. He always received excellent care and was treated like one of her own. I would recommend her to everyone!
October 19, 2015
Porter and Sadie loved staying with the Eckerson's! They really were apart of their family during the stay. Elaine even sent me photos of my doggies adventures which was great seeing how much fun they were having. I will be booking another stay shortly for my fur babies!
Sam and Jessica G.
October 17, 2015
I can't say enough good things about the Eckersons. Our dog, Corso, was in need of a forever home and we were so lucky to find this amazing family. They are so special in that they provide unconditional love and care to all animals. They are great at communicating and are responsible and reliable. Any dog would be lucky to be in their care.
October 5, 2015
Wow, so glad Elaine is finally opening up her home to other furry babies! She's been watching ALL our dogs for over 20 years (some still here and some have passed on to "Doggy Heaven")! She's amazing! It's one thing to find someone/some place to care for our babies, but the love she shows to each of them individually is wonderful! Sophia and Lola have been going to her for 2 years, and I can't wait for her to meet our newest rescue Honey LaRoo! These critters were afraid of their own shadows, but now are trusting souls due to Elaine's patience! Lots of land to run around! Swimming lessons and play time in a REAL pool is the best! (Other places I found only had kiddie pools to wade in.) And let's not forget the parties she has to celebrate their birthdays.....what a treat! Love, love, love Elaine! (Woof, woof, woof............Sophia, Lola, and Honey agree!)
October 5, 2015
My experiences with Elaine Eckerson as a dog-sitter, have been nothing short of "GREAT'!! She has taken care of my Lab Duggan on several occasions and we have found her to be mindful of special instructions, caring, and most of all, loving to our dog. I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone, for any type of dog. She is truly a 'dog-person'!!!
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