We have over 570 reviews and rank as the top sitter in the state on other sites, so we fill up quickly and recommend booking early. DogVacay's calendar will be blocked off sooner than other sites so be sure to message us as to whether or not we may have space available.
We are available for Meet & Greets most days between 12:00am and 8pm. We do request, for the comfort of our furry guests, that Meet & Greets are by appointment only.
Here at CountrySide DogDays, your dog will NEVER be left alone. We feature 24/7 supervision - your pet is never left alone or put in a kennel. Unless it's "potty" or exercise/play time, your pet is indoors with us! He or she will have round the clock care with the entire family. We are a family who, combined, have more than a lifetime's worth of caring for animals. We believe that a pet is more than a pet. He or she is a member of the family.
We will work with you and your dog to ensure a happy, stress free stay and will customize your dog's stay in keeping with your dogs regular routine. We'll do everything in our power to accommodate his or her needs to make sure that your pet's stay with us will be the next best thing to being in his or her own loving home.
Your dog will be relaxed in the country life style, over a quarter mile from the main road, but will only be ten minutes away from a licensed veterinarian should an emergency arise.
Best of all, you will have peace of mind, knowing that your dog is being cared for and loved!
What can we offer you? :
We do last minute bookings, medications, long or short stays, as well as multiple dogs and other pets that may need to stay with us. Be sure to ask us about our Doggie Daycare service as well. We do offer daycare for puppies at a slightly higher rate. Just message us! :)
There are no small children in the house. We do have cats, birds, small animals, and three dogs but they can be easily separated from your pet(s) if needed.
We encourage check-ins via phone, text or email and love to send you photo and video updates of your pet(s.)
What is CountrySideDogDays? :
CountrySideDogDays is a family owned and run business. Everyone in the family is a life long dog lover and can't remember a time that there was not at least one dog in the house. The family just doesn't feel complete without a dog because to us, dogs aren't just "pets," they are members of the family.
Tony is a retired police officer and EMT. He grew up with Border Collies and German Shepherds and a couple of much loved smaller sized mixed breed dogs. While on the police force he worked with training police dogs and is comfortable with all breeds. As a retired EMT he is quite comfortable giving medications of all kinds. Tony loves to play and cuddle with dogs of all shapes and sizes and is a very valuable member of our team.
Merry is Tony's wife and was a professional baker, but now devotes her time to caring for, playing with, and especially, making dogs of all shapes and sizes feel comfortable, relaxed and welcome!
Merry grew up with dogs as well (as just about every other pet) and has experience with several larger breeds such as German Shepherd, Golden Retriever, Dalmatian, Siberian Husky and also smaller breeds such as the Pug, Cocker Spaniel and Shetland Sheepdogs. Merry and Tony have also owned a few "mutts" that were especially dear to their hearts. She and Tony currently own three barn cats named Silver, Figaro and Izzy, and a German Shepherd named Duchess.
Mark is the eldest son of Merry and Tony. Mark has been around dogs and animals of all kinds his entire life and worked as a Zoo Aide at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium during his teen years. He works full time during the evening, but is available during the morning hours to keep your pet company or to take a walk with your furry friend.
Rachel is Mark's wife. She grew up with an assortment of animals, her first being a Doberman Pinscher. From there her family adopted smaller dogs, including the elderly and disabled, and has worked professionally with animals for over six years. She has been involved with raising, training, and caring for dogs and nearly every other type of pet. Rachel has extensive knowledge of just about any critter. She and Mark currently have two chinchillas , and Walter, their cherished King Charles Cavalier.
Steven is Tony and Merry's youngest son. Steve graduated high school this year and will soon be enrolled in online college courses,
He not only loves dogs, but all types of animals and is the proud dog parent to a Shiba Inu mix named Dakoda - Koda for short. He also owns a beautiful Calico cat named Bella. Since Steve is not schooled away from home, he too is available to love, care for, and exercise your pet.
Over the years, this family has raised not only canines but equines, felines, arachnids, amphibians, reptiles, and many small animals and birds. You name it, we've owned it and loved it. Animals have been, and continue to be, our life - dogs being central to our menageries.We have the ability and experience to give your pet(s) the care and attention they deserve when you're unable to be there for them yourself.
What we need to know about your dog:
We at CountrySide DogDays have no breed preference, but we do understand that every breed is a little different to care for. Although together we've had a wide variety of dogs, we go out of our way to ensure that we will have the best understanding of your dogs breed and personality.
With that in mind, we have a simple list of things we will want to know about your furry family member which we send you in an email after you book with us.
When you visit our home:
The house itself is situated far from the road so you wont have to worry about your friend having anxiety from cars inside or outside of the home. On our nine acres of land we have three main areas for the dogs to walk, play and relax:
The front yard is fenced and has a large open grassy area for running and playing, plenty of shade trees, and pet friendly plants for your pooch to sniff! In this area we also have a jungle gym for the smaller fellas and a kiddie pool for all sizes! We do a lot of outdoor DIY and yard work, so weather permitting, anytime we're outside your dog will be right along for the fun.
Once again, according to your dog's routine or as you request, the amount of time your dog spends outside will depend on your preferences.
Beyond the fenced area there is a large, open and spacious field where dogs who are able to be off leash love to run.
The yard behind the house is open with a vast and friendly wooded area beyond it where dogs love to explore and maybe catch a glimpse of squirrels or deer!
Inside the home, your dog will spend their waking hours with family and will sleep where ever he or she will be most happy. We try to keep the dog in the same routine as their own home, whether it would be sleeping in a crate or on the bed, we will accommodate your dogs needs. We will supply a crate for your dog if needed.
Your furry friend will have supervision and care, twenty-four hours a day for the length of your pet's stay. Your friend will never be alone because there will always be someone here.
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