- We treat your pets like family -
FREE RESCUE PLACEMENT
If for whatever reason you need help finding a new home for your pet - we will do everything we can to assist you. Through networking on social media and reaching out to our various contacts in the rescue community we will do our best to help you find another home or an appropriate rescue for your pet - so that you can avoid taking your pet to a shelter. We will also help you screen potential adopters and offer follow up assistance to the new adopter to help ease the transition for your pet.
LOW COST SPAY/NEUTER
Need help finding an affordable way to get your pets spayed or neutered? We can put you in touch with local spay/neuter clinics that will help you at reduced (and sometimes no) cost!
We are a foster home for local shelters and rescue groups. We also occasionally take "owner surrenders" for private foster care - so that pets can avoid the stress of being sent to a shelter in the first place. Our foster animals ARE available for adoption!
In the market for a new furry (or feathered) family member? Let us help! If you tell us what you are looking for . . we might just be able to help you find it! We know of LOTS of animals in local shelters and foster homes who are looking for new homes.
We occasionally offer permanent sanctuary to both domestic and farm animals who for whatever reason may be hard to place elsewhere. We also network with other area sanctuaries - so if you have or know of an animal that you feel may be a good candidate please get in touch. Our sanctuary animals are not available for adoption - but they ARE available for sponsorship!
Shouldn't your dog get to go on vacation when you do?? Send your dog to "camp" with us!
Our full sized suites are 4x12 with both an indoor (climate controlled) and outdoor section. We also have an indoor only crate option for smaller dogs and puppies.
Your dog will get to explore and socialize outside with other dogs on a daily basis. There are 2 large fenced in play yards so your dog will have plenty of opportunity to run around, sniff and play.
Q. How many dogs do you keep at one time?
A. There are typically between 15 and 30 dogs here at any given time.
Q. How many dogs are there in a play group?
A. Dogs are paired with other dogs for group socialization based on size, energy level and play style. Some dogs do better paired with just 1 friend and some do great in larger groups. Group size will typically range from 2 to 8 dogs.
Q. How much time will my dog get to spend playing each day?
A. The amount of time each dog will spend outside each day depends on their social flexibility as well as the weather (we unfortunately do not have indoor play space).
Q. Can my dogs share a kennel?
A. Yes! We offer a discounted rate for multiple dogs who share the same kennel space.
Q. Do you accept dogs who do not get along with other dogs?
A. Yes - on a case by case basis. We do not accept dogs that are dog aggressive but we will accept dogs that do not enjoy socializing with other dogs - as long as those dogs come in advance for an in person meet and greet and we determine that they can be housed in the vicinity of other dogs with out becoming agitated by or disruptive to the other doggy campers.
Q. Do you board small dogs?
A. Yes - as long as they are over 10 ish lbs. Dogs smaller than this are not safely containable in our fencing.
Q. How tall is your fencing?
A. The fencing is standard residential height (4 ft tall). Most boarding facilities utilize 6 ft. tall fencing - but because this is also a private residence - we utilize the standard residential height. If your dog is a known escape artist (fence climber or fence jumper) - doggy camp is not the right fit for him or her.
Q. What paperwork do you require?
A. You will need to fill out a copy of our emergency contact and release forums and also provide a copy of current vaccination records.
TRAINING & REHABILITATION
Southern HosPETality, LLC
The first step in solving behavioral problems is identifying what the problems are - and where they are coming from. No two dogs are alike and we do not believe in a one size fits all approach to training. In order to come up with a training program that is tailor made to fit your dogs specific needs - we will come to your home so that we can observe your dog and better understand the root of your dog's behavior. Once we have performed our evaluation - we can talk about what training program(s) will be the best fit for you and your dog!
We offer private sessions with you and your dog, in your own home as well as in public places (if appropriate). We will work with you to select and implement specific exercises and techniques that work for you, your lifestyle and your dog. Our job is to help you become the best leader for your dog that you can be - and we want to set you and your dog up for success! The goal is to not only show you it is possible to achieve the results you want - but show you how to maintain those results even after we go home!
(Doggy Boot Camp)
It is sometimes more effective for your dog to come and spend time with us at our facility so that we can spend time working on your dog's issues in a more controlled environment before we bring you into the equation. This is also a great option for folks with busy schedules as well as for those who want to combine some training with a stay at our farm while they go out of town. We generally recommend a 2 week stay for more complicated behavioral issues - with the option to extend if necessary. 1 week stays are also offered on a case by case basis for what we could consider more minor issues.