Furry Friend Inn - Cortez CO

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Donna M.

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89 Reviews
37 Repeat Guests
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Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Spayed or Neutered
Must Be Vaccinated

Donna's Resident Pets

Labrador Retriever
14 yr 6 mo old
Mary Moo
16 yr 8 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Cats

Donna's House

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Medium Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets
Dog door access

About Donna

30 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Thanks everyone for an amazing 2016! Looking forward to meeting new dogs and their people in 2017 and the return of my furry friend regulars!

I will continue to have daycare Monday-Friday from 7:30 am to 6:00 pm. $20 full day, $12 half day (4 hrs or less), limit 4 dogs. For visitors to the area, message me and I will be happy to accommodate your schedule.

Weekend daycare may be available upon request-send me message. Please designate full or half day when making reservation. I will have to send a custom quote for half days.

2017 will issue in holiday rates. DogVacay implemented the holiday rates ($5 increase) in the fall of 2016. I decided to wait until the new year to start those rates at the Furry Friend Inn.

Please check the calendar for available dates before instant booking. I will be blocking out time throughout the year.

For those of you new to Furry Friend Inn, I have a lovely little home with a big play room and access through a doggy door to a large fenced in backyard. The backyard has a large grassy area perfect for lounging or playing hard. At night it is a big furry slumber party where dogs sleep where they like. I try to make their experience as home-like and comfortable as possible. When weather and time permit, I take the dogs on hikes, tromps in the snow, or walks around the neighborhood and sometimes to the lake for a swim.

I am able to accommodate those puppies that might need extra care or medications. I would love to have a Meet & Greet to make sure you and your puppy are comfortable with the Inn. A Meet & Greet also helps me to make sure that my dog and cat are also comfortable. Sierra is a fantastic hostess and Mary Moo, the cat is dog friendly too!

Give me a woof and let me, Sierra, and Mary Moo welcome you to the Furry Friend Inn!
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Donna M.

Online Now!
89 Reviews
37 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 10 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


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  • Booked
  • Last updated January 19, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Donna's Home
$28 /night
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 1 walk/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Donna's Home
$20 /day
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/day
89 Reviews
We are so grateful that we found Donna to watch our golden retriever as we passed through Mesa Verde on a road trip. She was extremely friendly. Not only did she have a great love for dogs she has a great house and fenced yard that allowed them to play.
Donna is fantastic and has worked with dogs of all personality types. She understands their dynamics which is a relief to leave my pup while gone for the holidays and not have to worry about any issues while I am away!
This was third time we've left our two dogs with Donna, this time for 8 days. As usual, she took great care of them and they didn't seem all that eager to go home when we picked them up. Thanks, Donna!
Donna was just the best for Winchester. He is basically a farm dog and his stay with her was fantastic!
Thank you so much for keeping Bailey over Thanksgiving! I could tell from all the pictures that he was having a great time and being very well cared for. Your place and your love for dogs is amazing! I can't imagine ever bringing a pet to a "kennel" after finding out about Dogvacay.

thanks again!
Lainey, Billy & Bailey
My dog starts to get so excited as we approach Donna's house...his best pals are there! He is a high energy fellow and these new playful friends make him so happy. Donna is great! So willing to add him in the mix and she cares a lot about her profession. She gives all the doggies lots of attention, their every need is met...I would absolutely recommend her to anyone looking for dog day/nite care.
How wonderful to go away and know that our two pups were being expertly and lovingly cared for!
Having our pets stay with Donna eliminated all of the worry and stress we always used to feel when we left them behind.
Donna kept us regularly informed as to how things were going and sent frequent photos of them playing and interacting with her other guests, which we really enjoyed.
We were extremely happy with every aspect of their stay. They both had a wonderful time and they felt safe, stimulated and content.
We will recommend Donna and Furry Friends Inn to everyone we know.
Donna was great. She treated my boys like family and was very down to earth. If I am ever in the SW Colorado region again, I won't hesitate to choose her for dog sitting.
Donna's dogvacay has all the amenities for a playful and nurturing environment for the dogs! She has made her space work well to meet the dog's needs featuring a play room, rooms for "quiet" time and ample outdoor space to roam. Tippy has really enjoyed going to Donna's place and we are going to make this a regular event.
Donna was awesome I needed a few hours and she was very quick to respond.
We were very pleased with Donna! Thoughly enjoyed the pictures of each day's activities they experienced! So glad Stormy ate as well as he did and slept so well!
Thanks Donna for your loving attention to our Miss Holly, she seemed happy & content on our return. You provided a great inviroment for the dogs, and your compassion for their well being was much appreciated. Thank you.
I can't say enough good things about Donna. I'd give her 10 stars. It was the first time we left out 6 month old puppy, Scout, for day care. Donna's energy and patience with the dogs under her care is wonderful. We were visiting Mesa Verde for the day and Donna even suggested a later pickup so we could enjoy dinner out, and recommended a great restaurant.

Our pup came home tired and happy, having played all day in Donna's indoor and outdoor dog haven. Thank you, Donna!
Can't say enough good things about Donna and the Furry Friend Inn. She took our reservation at the very last minute and when we arrived to the park later than expected she even let us book another day last minute so we could stay and check out Mesa Verde. All this on a very busy holiday weekend! I have a very high energy border collie black lab mix and when I picked her up from the Inn every day she was wiped out so it was evident she kept the dogs active and occupied. It was a real joy to receive the many photos and videos that Donna sent throughout the day. Highly recommended!!
Donna was awesome and my dog had a great time playing with the other dogs! Donna was flexible with dropoffs and pickups-youd be crazy to put your dog in a kennel when they could play all day in a great home.
Donna is wonderfu! She welcomed Pearl like she would her own. Pearl even slept with her on her bed ;-) Pearl was so comfortable that she didn't want to leave! Gotta love that! Stephanie Rogers
Our puppy had a great day!
Donna is the best! Our pup loves spending time with her- she has a great space for dogs and keeps them active and happy. Highly recommended.
Donna is amazing! She is so welcoming, sent us many picture updates throughout the visit and our puppy had a great time playing with all of the different dogs. Donna even took a few of the pups on a little hike! We will definitely use Donna in the future and recommend her services!
Our dog's stay was amazing. We were very comfortable leaving him for the day while we toured the area. Donna took the time to introduce our dog to the other dogs. She also showed us were the dogs would spend their time playing before we left for the day. Our Lab had wonderful day experience.
Thank you so much for keep my babies safe! Much appreciated!
Donna did an excellent job of caring for our dog Gigi for the day while my husband and I visited Mesa Verde National Park. She is clearly devoted to animals, and has a large playroom for her furry charges as well as an exceptionally large back yard for them to roam. Gigi is not accustomed to being left with new people, but the pictures that Donna sent us showed us that she was clearly relaxed and having a good time. We would definitely recommend her services to anyone we know.
Donna was great. Will use dog vacay again! Thanks Aaron and Joyce
Donna was great, she was very responsive to my inquiries. Terra had a good day and we didn't have to worry about her while she stayed at Donna's.
Donna was the best! She was willing to take our kids on very short notice and even told us about the National Park we were visiting and made suggestions for the trip. Our bossy little guys took over her sofa and they were totally stress free when we picked them up. That is saying a lot since Pink is nicknamed Neurotica for good reason. We were thrilled with the good luck that brought us to Donna's home.
We took our two fur babies to Donna for a second time and we're just as pleased as before. I love leaving them in a dog friendly home rather than at a kennel. We will definitely be back when we are in the area again next year!
Donna was very flexible and a gracious host. We are so thankful for the love and attention Rocky received on his vacay. He made friends immediately and can't wait to go back to play!
Dogs had a wonderful time and we got lots of pics. Able to enjoy Mesa Verde without worry.
Donna did a great job of welcoming Flo into her pack for a day. We'll use her again if back in the Cortez area.
Donna and her dog guests were great. My 6yo pup had a great time spending the day with them while his people visited Mesa Verde. I was totally comfortable leaving him with her and the photos she sent throughout the were great.
I travel often for work, my dogs Teddy &!Honey loves outings with Donna! I am always thrilled to receive text updates and photos of their adventures. Donna keeps me posted if she spots any issues, like my Teddy's chronic ear infections.
I know my babies are in good hands and I do not have to stress. I recommend Donna's services over a kennel anytime! Thank you for relieving my stress of leaving my pups. I'm the one with separation anxiety ;-)
Our 2 Maltipoos stayed with Donna while my husband and I played tourist for 2 days. I was worried until I met Donna she was warm and welcoming. Aengus sat on her lap and would have purred if he had it in him. By end of 2nd day both puppies were cuddled beside her when we picked them up. I highly recommend people get a dog sitter while in this area. You can't go in national park trails with your dogs. It was a relief to know they were in a safe, loving place while we explored Cliff Palace, Balcany in Mesa Verde and monument valley. The lovely part of Doggy daycare is we played tourists and then picked up our beloved pets and had them with us for the evening.
It was a great place to drop off my German Shepard for the day while I toured Mesa Verde. I was completely confident that Donna would take care of him.
We travelled through Cortez on our way to Lake Powell, and wanted to leave our dog Lily, an English Cream Retriever, in a more home-like atmosphere rather than a boarding kennel while we were at the Lake. It was late evening by the time we arrived, but Donna graciously worked around our schedule. She has a nice home with doggy play-room and cozy beds, and fenced, grassy yard to accommodate dogs; it's obvious she loves them. Donna sent lots of photos of Lily playing on the grass and in the doggy pool with the other dogs that were there for day-care. We highly recommend Donna and the Furry Friend Inn!
The photos showed what a great time my dog was having, so I didn't have to wonder or worry at all.
My husband and I wanted to go to Mesa Verde National Park for a couple of days, but dogs aren't allowed on tours and it was way too hot to think about leaving her at the motel or in the car, so DogVacay to the rescue with Donna! Her home and yard are set up like a doggie resort! Some rooms have nice cushions on the floor, some have crates for dogs who want alone time, or need the security of a crate. Donna's home has another large room devoted to the dogs with a super twin-sized bed on the floor bed for lounging and lots of room to run. There were some baskets stuffed with toys and balls. Then - the best - a large fenced back yard - complete with a wading pool and some shade. We were so happy to have found such great accommodations close to the park. Donna obviously loves dogs and was able to be flexible with our drop off and pick up schedules. One added bonus - she gave us great recommendations for restaurants! We were so glad to have found her!
Donna was wonderful! Very welcome and accommodating. Great communication and secure, fun space for dogs. I would 100% recommend Donna for any daycare or boarding needs. Thanks, Donna!
Our dog Sydney has stayed with Donna 3 Times in the last couple of months. Every time we drive into Cortez Sydney gets excited thinking she is going to visit Donna again. A very positive sign for us, that Sydney loves and approves! My husband and I (he is a surgeon, and we ) are very selective when it comes to care for our baby girl. We highly recommend Donna!
Donna was great and her home is lovely! Plenty of space for the furry kids to run around. She posted pics throughout my pup's stay which helped my peace of mind. Would definitely board with Donna again!
Donna is awesome! I left Bella, my Bernese Mountain Dog, with her on short notice for a work trip and she was very flexible and personable. She sent me pictures everyday of the hikes she took Bella and the other dogs on or pictures of them playing which made me feel at ease about being gone. Bella's allergies started to flare up while I was gone and Donna went out to buy her some meds and gave me daily updates. I can't say enough good things about Bella's stay here. She will definitely be back for more playtime!
Donna is very personable and professional. We are grateful to have found her.
Our dog seemed to have a fine time staying with Donna!
Donna was great! She was very responsive to our short notice request so we could pin down some last minute plans. When we came in Donna really took the time to make sure our dog was introduced slowly to the others there and to talk to us about what would work for him. When we left we were confident that he was in good hands for the day! We were visiting the Mesa Verde National Park and the short drive into Cortez was well worth it. We would highly recommend Donna for your petsitting needs!
Donna is great with dogs, my dog seemed right at home, relaxed atmosphere. I will certainly be using Donna on a regular basis for doggy day care and longer stays.
Donna is a terrific dog sitter. Our dogs are very happy to be there and do not mind returning for a day or overnight reservation
Over the last couple months I've done dog daycare with Donna a couple times a week, and have LOVED it. I know Jasper does too -- going on hikes while I'm at work is much cooler than sleeping at my house. I have complete piece of mind leaving Jasper in Donna's care - he always gets excited when we get close to her house and is completely pooped every time I pick him up. I would highly recommend her!
Donna was so fantastic! I was worried about leaving my rescue puppy so soon after adopting her. Donna was very good with her and the puppy seemed to love her stay. I will definitely use her again.
Donna was great! we felt totally comfortable with leaving Sydney in the care of her loving hands. Sydney enjoyed it and rested well from all the fun that she had that day.
Donna was terrific and really accommodating. Great experience
the whole process was very easy. Donna was great. at the end of our day, our dog seemed satisfied/walked/pleased!!!
Our six month old lab had a great time with Donna. Donna had quite a few dogs staying with her over the weekend, but she worked hard to make sure all the dogs were comfortable around each other and that they were all getting along. She was very understanding and easy to communicate with. Our pup came home very happy and tired!
Donna always provides a great environment to where the dogs are happy to be left with her. When she has other dogs at her home they are always carefully introduced and our two never feel any source of concern about being with much larger dogs.
I had a great experience leaving Jasper with Donna for the weekend. It was awesome getting the photo updates. Thanks Donna!
Donna has been absolutely great to work with. Very professional but fun too. She sends me great photos and little videos of my dog enjoying herself whenever she visits. In fact, my dog likes going to Donna's so much that she starts to go a bit crackers with excitement every time we turn down Donna's street. I highly recommend her.
Donna cared for our two Labrador Retriever puppies, Rio and Llano, for five days last week, while we were visiting family in Cortez. Being puppies, they were a bit of a challenge at times, and Donna was AWESOME with them! She has a great setup with a large fenced back yard that had a lot of room for the pups to run and play, as well as a large playroom with plenty of toys. She spent a lot of time with our pups, and sent us numerous pics of them enjoying their "vacation", as well as keeping us updated with any news or concerns. She coordinated with us, so that we could come by and visit, and take the puppies for walks. We felt very comfortable with Rio and Llano staying with Donna, Sierra and MaryMoo. Thank you, Donna!
Overall, Donna was great. She sent me updates throughout the day and was easy to work with. Only problem I had is she lets the dogs play in the backyard without supervision. I have a husky that can jump fences, so that was pretty concerning for me. If I knew this wouldn't be an issue in the future, I'd use Donna again for sure.
Was able to stay an extra day with no problem.
Our high maintenance doggy loves it at Donna's house.
Truly pawesome vacay for Wrigley -- lots of playtime and time with new friends. He loves it, and we love knowing that he's having fun, getting lots of snuggles and exercise. Thank you again Donna!
Donna was an excellent host for my dog Diggitty.
She spoiled him with lots of tender loving care. He got the perfect combination of walks and downtime just relaxing with her and her furry friends. I received pictures and messages letting me know that all was well putting my mind at ease.
I would highly recommend her for care of your pets and I will definitely leave Diggitty there again the next time I go out of town!
We were able to have a great vacation knowing our Windi was in good hands.
Seamless experience with Donna. Very accomodating.
Donna is a very friendly and welcoming person who clearly has a great love for dogs. When we picked up Chester he had obviously been very well cared for and enjoyed his day. Donna's doggie care facilities are excellent. We have no reservation recommending Donna to others.
Awesome, as always!
Wrigley was happy to see me, but obviously had a grand time while I was away. Thank you Donna!
We had a last minute stop in the Cortez, CO area with an adventure planned that would not allow us to take the fluffy one along. Donna saved the day. She worked with our schedule, was easy to communicate with and made me feel really comfortable about leaving my best friend behind for the day. She has a large space to allow for exercise, which is a big deal for my energetic one. He was worn out from frisbee play when we picked him up and slept for the next long leg of our cross country road trip. Should our adventures return us to the area, I will be sure to contact Donna again to let my loved one stay a while at the Furry Friend Inn.
my dogs were bad house guests but donna was loving and wonderfull. my aging pets were calm and relaxed and well rested
Donna loves dogs. Ruby acts like Donna's home is truly a second home.
Donna is a wonderful "2nd mom" to our furbaby. I couldn't be happier with the care she provides. Cinn has fun, is taken care of and I don't even think she realizes we are gone. I am worry free when we leave her and we can go and enjoy ourselves knowing Cinn is being taken great care of.
Donna loves animals and takes excellent care of them. She has a great yard and house for dogs. A true dog vacation!
Zoe had a great time. Donna was able to really help me out with my housesitter, too.
Donna was, once again, exceptional!
As always, Wrigley came home happy... he even got a personalized birthday card since he celebrated his first birthday while we were away! Donna provides a great, relaxed environment for W, with great exercise/play periods and lots of cuddles. She's an important part of our extended family!! Thank you Donna, Sierra and Mary Moo Moo.....
Wrigley came home happy and healthy and with Christmas presents! As always, Donna did a fabulous job of providing him with exercise, and me with daily photo updates. It made my time away from home relatively stress-free. Thank you Donna for providing my buddy with a great away from home experience!
As always, Donna provided the perfect home for my two beloved pups!
Donna is great. The house is setup well for the animals with a big backyard. She sent photos of our dog with updates throughout the visit. We were very pleased to have found such a wonderful person.
It was nice to see pictures of my dog going for a walk with other dogs. I am thankful I can leave him with someone who will do that.
Samwyse was well taken care of and shown lots of attention. I liked feeling confident that he was. Thank you.
Donna was terrifically brave, calm and resilient in the face of a wound-up Border Collie pup. If she can handle Posy, she can handle any and every dog. Many thanks, Donna. Posy said she had a very fun time at your Furry Friends and would like me to go on another vacation soon.
Donna was very friendly and accommodating to our needs. Vader was happy and tired when we picked him up, as he had just had a fun time chasing a tennis ball around the yard. I would definitely leave Vader with Donna again.
As always, Fiona had a great time with Donna and Sierra. I feel completely worry free when I know Fiona is in Donna's home. Can't get any better!
Donna, as always, did an awesome job!
Once again, Donna took great care of Wrigley. She sent daily pictures and/or video and kept his puppy energy engaged. No small task! Thank you again Donna. You're an awesome puppy tender! LB
From the first meet-and-greet, Fiona responded overwhelmingly positive to Donna. Fiona is really an owner-only dog, but she literally ran up to Donna the first time she saw her! She loves being at Donna's because she pays so much attention to the dogs she is caring for. Walks, time at the lake, snuggling on the bed are all the things Fiona loves and that Donna provides. Couldn't be happier with a dog sitter! I feel so comfortable leaving Fiona there.
Donna is a fabulous, caring dog sitter! She taught Wrigley how to swim AND how to stand on a paddle board! I received photos and videos every day... I was able to relax while I was away, safe in the knowledge that he was well cared for. Thank you Donna and Sierra!! LB, Dolores, CO
It is so comforting to know that your fury children are in great hands! Donna gave me frequent photo updates which gave me comfort. Both dogs were happy, healthy, and calm when I picked them up. I will definitely leave them again with Donna!
Donna is a true dog-lover. Our dog warmed up to her immediately. It was love at first sight. Donna is an amazing person. Thank you.
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