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Gary H.

3 Reviews
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2 old

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About Gary

I feel that one of the outstanding qualities of the Poplar Tree Dog Motel is its back-to-nature location. Our "motel" is on the very outskirt of town surrounded on three sides by forestland. The name comes from a towering poplar tree overlooking the back yard.
It is also at the end of a dead end street, so it is quite ideal for dogs in regard to safety as there is zero vehicle traffic. The small road in front of our place turns into a walking path at the dead end, and leads to a whole network of trails through the woods for dog-walking adventures. Such hikes are regular features of the dog guest experience (at least twice everyday, sometimes more).
A sizable room added to the side of our place has become dedicated to our dog guests. As a sliding door in the back opens to a fenced in back yard, any dog guest will be free to roam in and out according to weather conditions and as he or she pleases. The sliding door is left open during warmer weather. During cooler weather, access in and out will be through a doggy door. Inside the doggie room, there is a mattress on the floor as well as individual doggie beds (or you can bring the one your dog is used to).
We are also fortunate in being close to some special natural features. Conneaut Creek is an officially state-designated wild and scenic river. At the nearby covered bridge, a beautiful path follows its bank. Also not far away is a beach on Lake Erie that is open to dogs. The occasional excursions to these places are always a special treat for everyone - doggies and humans alike !!
Dogs were always part of our family while I grew up, and the tradition has carried through my adulthood. I have over 40 years of experience interacting with and caring for them. If you are looking for a back to nature experience for your dog companion with lots of attention and exercise, please rest assured that such will be the case at the Poplar Tree Dog Motel.
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Gary H.

3 Reviews
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  • Last updated March 17, 2014


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Gary's Home
$18 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
Daycare At Gary's Home
$15 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$10 /half-hour
$15 /hour
  • Willing to travel 8 miles
$15 /visit
  • Willing to travel 8 miles
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 12 miles
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3 Reviews
My husband and I, after boarding our three dogs at the vet numerous times and being less than impressed, were interested in pursuing something more personal for our pups. We stumbled across the DogVacay site, and surprisingly, there was a dog boarding option within our desired travel range - the Poplar Tree Dog Motel. Gary, the owner, was prompt, helpful, and professional from our first message. He graciously allowed us to come visit with our three pups so that we could see his set-up, see how he interacted with everyone, and determine if it seemed like a right fit for our fur-kids. Gary was attentive, asked all sorts of questions, and seemed to be really invested what he does. He prices are very fair as well! So, we arranged for him to watch our pups while we were away on our honeymoon. We made a good choice! Though quaint, his set-up was great for dogs. He has an attached room with lots of cushioned areas for dog-lounging, a wood stove for warmth (with a barrier between it and the pups), and a doggy door for easy access to a fenced-in yard.

While we were on vacation, he sent us frequent updates and photos to put our minds at ease, and let us know that our pups were enjoying their own little vacation. It meant the world to us to get those updates, and to know that our babies were safe, well attended to, and loved on frequently!

When we came to pick them up, they looked far better than they ever have when we picked them up from the vet boarding facility. They were happy, excited, and seemed completely at ease. We definitely recommend Gary and the Poplar Tree Dog Motel!
We were very happy with the at home visit provided by Gary. Our dogs were not as upset or anxious as they normally are when we go away. They were much calmer when we returned and did not tear up or ruin anything which is usually a common issue with our puppy. He spend a lot of quality time playing with them and also took good care of our goats.


Breanna Johnson
We were extremely pleased with our experience with Gary and DogVacay. He took great care of our dog and made her feel like part of his family. He kept us updated throughout our trip and emailed us pictures so that we could see what our dog was doing. He took her on several walks and gave her the attention she deserves. I highly recommend Gary and will definitely keep him in mind for future vacations.
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