Our names are Don, Alice and Donnie. We provide a loving home atmosphere for overnight and extended stay guest pups who are no more than 30 pounds. We offer a large and very doggy friendly home and huge secured yard. FREE pickup and return home transportation for your convenience upon request with 2+night stay, and free daycare for overnight guests.*
We are a loving family of three adults. Throughout our lifetime we have had the wonderful opportunity to care for many breeds of pups with all kinds of personalities. We highly consider dogs to be much more than "just" a dog. To us, they are truly family and therefore we refer to them as fur-children,pups and or furry family members. They are very intelligent, and they are God's gift to those who truly love them and who try to understand them. We have two wonderful boys of our own. Their names are Peanut and Buddy. They are both brothers. They both do really enjoy meeting all kinds of new friends, and we enjoy being able to love on all their new friends as well. We also enjoy making friends with the parents of our furry guests. We promise that your fur-child will receive lots of love and affection from our family which includes belly rubs if he/she does not mind getting them.
Our home is approximately 3,000 square feet and super doggy friendly. Our home has wood/tile floors for cool comfort and our AC is set to 78 degrees during summer months. We have a huge lanai that your pup can enjoy themselves on if they desire. During the daytime our television is usually tuned into Animal Planet because believe it or not, our boys really do watch this station, and we find it very interesting as well.We do provide filtered water. Your pup can roam about freely throughout our large home just as our boys do and if they should find a "quiet get away spot" then they can feel free to stay wherever they would like to stay inside of our very secured home. Some fur-children love to socialize while some prefer to have their own space so to speak. Your pup can have the best of both worlds when they stay with us. We do have very comfortable doggy beds throughout our entire home however, please feel free to bring your pups personal bedding if you wish to do so. We have found that many times, pups will not use their own bedding and usually end up in bed with one of us. We do have a doggy door that leads out into our beautiful, safe and totally secured yard however, we do not let pups go outside unless they are supervised at all times. Please see outside potty and play schedule explained below. INDOOR PLAY IS PERMITTED & ENCOURAGED.
As you can tell from looking at our pictures, our yard is very large (approximately 3 acres.) and fully secured with fencing and locked gates. We spend much of our outdoor time in the very large shaded area of our yard. It is in this completely shaded area that your pup will enjoy playing with our boys and possibly others of small to medium size. He/she can sniff around all our beautiful and completely safe scenery, chase lizards and squirrels and can even dig to China if he/she so desires. If your baby would rather just sit in the house and watch T.V. or sleep the day away, then that will be fine also. OUTDOOR PLAY IS ENCOURAGED however, we do not force any pup to do anything they do not wish to do.
OUR BASIC DAILY SCHEDULE:
During daytime hours, we do go outside approximately every two hours and we do stay out for approximately twenty minutes. If your pup does not wish to stay out and explore, play and or run around then they can come back into our home at anytime that they wish. We have found that this schedule works very well for continued potty times throughout the day, and for the pups that want to enjoy the outdoors and burn up their energy by running around and playing. Evening potty schedule is 7:00pm and 9:00pm. Of course, if your pup needs to potty off our schedule, he/she will be taken out as needed.
Breakfast is served between 7:30am through 9:00am. Lunch is served between 11:30am through 12:30pm and dinner is served between 4:30-6:00pm. If you have a set routine for your pup to eat, we will try to follow as close as possible. Due to the fact that WE DO NOT USE CAGES OR CRATES, we are unable to leave food down all day as this can lead into problems that we do not wish to happen including but not limited to our pup eating food that may cause them to have tummy upset. FILTERED WATER IS AVAILABLE 24 HOURS A DAY.
PERSONAL ATTENTION WITH A TRUE TOUCH OF LOVE:
Every pup in our care does receive personal attention from all three of us throughout the day and in the evening and this includes petting, belly rubs, massage, etc. unless they do not want to receive this kind of personal attention. WE DO NOT CHARGE EXTRA TO PROVIDE PERSONAL AND LOVING ATTENTION TO YOUR PUP however, once again we do not force ourselves on any pup in our care. We allow them to come to us which they usually will do in time.
We will send you pictures and updates daily by text or email. You can check up on your pup by texting us and or by calling us if you desire to do so. WE DO OFTEN TAKE LOTS OF PHOTOS WHICH ARE SENT VIA DOGVACAY INTO YOUR EMAIL.
IMPORTANT, PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING....
Please note that even though our weight requirements are set from 0-20 and 20-40, we do not accept pups that are over 30 pounds. This is for the safety and comfort of our boys as well as other pups that may be in our care. With full respect, a current copy of your pups vaccination records must be provided and MUST include the Bordetella vaccine and weight of your pup. For your convenience, you can ask your veterinarian to email us a copy of these records. Our email will be provided upon your reservation. Usually a pups weight will be included on their vaccination records. Please understand that this policy is in effect to protect not only our pups and the ones in our care, but also to protect your pup as well. Thank you for your understanding.
YES, WE WANT TO KNOW ALL ABOUT YOUR PUP:
Once you place your reservation, we will email you our customization forms for you to fill out. These forms are "DETAILED" and will help us to customize your pups stay with us so that we can help him/her to be as comfortable as possible at their home away from home.
NOTE: We only need for you to provide your pups records one time and we only need for your to complete our detailed forms ONE TIME ONLY. We will scan all information into our computer for future reference.
We do prefer to have a meet-n-greet at our Fruitland Park home to determine if our family will be the right family for your family however at this current time, we do not actually require a meet-n-greet as we understand that this can be an inconvenience for some people. However, your pup MUST be friendly with other pups and people as well. They MUST be on a flea prevention program that works well. THEY MUST NOT BE NO MORE THAN 30 POUNDS. As long as your pup meets our requirements, we would love to have them as part of our family. If you would like to set up a meet and greet at our Fruitland Park home, please contact us for an appointment.
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*free daycare is provided for overnight guests and is valid on scheduled pickup day only. This means that you can pick up your pup between the hours of 9:00am through 6:00pm without any added daycare charge. Although we do require an approximate time of pickup so that we can plan our day around your approximate pickup time. Free pickup and return home transportation is offered within a ten mile radius of our Fruitland Park home with a 2+night stay. Transportation is available Monday through Saturday from 9:00am to 5:00pm and Sunday from 1:00pm through 5:00pm. Transportation for daycare or one night only stay is also available as well as transportation outside of our local area and up to 25 miles for a fee of $15.00 per each way. Transportation is by appointment only and is not available after 5:00pm.
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