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Jim & Charlene
Jasper's Parents Write:
It is long overdue but I want to express our appreciation to all the staff at the Doggie Playhouse. Jasper, our very
shy boy, has been playing there regularly two days a week for the last 6 1/2 years. I realized how happy his time there
must be when he ran to Kelli last week after being dropped off. A very rare thing for Jasper to do with anyone but family.
I think that says it all.....the Doggie Playhouse staff has become his family too. Thanks to all!
Jim & Charlene Mylin
Cody's Mom Writes:
Cody loves coming to The Doggie Playhouse...When we make the turn at the light and
head into the complex he immediately knows where he is going and gets so excited he can hardly control himself.
Our family says when we go on vacation Cody goes on vacation. Thanks for taking such good care of all of your guests!!!
Brayton (and Lucy/Cleo's) Mom Writes:
What a perfect home away from home for my dog Brayton. No where could I find a more caring
loving safe place for my guy. He loves it there and I know he is getting plenty of attention and exercise with all his
canine and human buds. I feel very fortunate to have found such an excellent facility for Brayton. It is more than obvious
the love and care that Kelli and her staff put into the Doggie Playhouse.
On behalf of Brayton and myself we truly thank
you for being the perfect doggie daycare!
Noah's Mom Writes:
Our Puppy Noah started to go to Daycare as a way to socialize him with other dogs but we
have certainly received much more from the experience. Noah had some dietary and training challenges in his first year and
the staff of the doggie Playhouse were always aware of his needs and very helpful in moving his progress along.
schedule changes frequently and everyone has been so accomadating with last minute changes. Even when Noah has been a stay
over guest we can call and check in on him. We even received a call from the staff when we were away to ensure that all Noah's
needs were being met.
I can't say enough about the difference it has made in Noah's well being. I tell as many
people as I can that have new dogs to try some time at the playhouse.
Cathy & Tom Sheehan
Gracie's Parents Write:
Gracie loves the Doggie Playhouse, her home away from home! She knows when we turn onto
Dawson Drive that we are almost there. She will be sound asleep in the back seat of the car and still know when we have made
the turn. She immediately gets up and is ready to get out of the car! She has been going to the Doggie Playhouse full
time since she was 9 wks. old. After 1 1/2 years, she is still just as excited to get in there to play with her friends as
she was on the first day. She loves the staff also. She gets so excited to see them in the morning! I know that she is having
fun and getting lots of attention and love. Thanks Kelli & Staff for giving me peace of mind while I am at work!
Cathy & Tom Sheehan
Ginger's Mom Writes:
I have tried
5 other kennels prior to bringing Ginger to "Doggie Playhouse". You are by far the "Best In Class".
The people are great and they really care about the dogs. I am a customer for life! Thank you for taking such
good care of Ginger!
begin to express my gratitude to the amazing staff at The Doggie Playhouse. 2005 was an interesting year for Rocco and me.
I was a new dog mom, and I wanted to do all the right things. I hadn’t had the joy of having a dog since I was a child,
but I always felt that because I worked so much it would be unfair to leave a dog alone for several hours a day. I finally
decided that I’d get a puppy and take it to daycare while I worked and we’d both be happy! Unfortunately, it didn’t
work out that way. Even after a thorough due diligence, Rocco ended up at a daycare where he wasn’t cared for properly
– much less loved. I grew increasingly wary of the conditions there, and the place that was supposed to ease my mind
and allow me to focus on my job was causing me great stress. I knew I had to make a move, even though I wasn’t sure
what I was going to do with Rocco while I was away from home for 12+ hours a day. Happily, I learned through a trusted friend
that The Doggie Playhouse was opening in December. Rocco and I went to the open house and I knew immediately that we’d
found a new home away from home.
Mom Writes:I absolutely LOVE The Doggie Playhouse. I highly recommend your facility to other
dog owners. I would never consider putting Maximus in another facility. The Doggie Playhouse is his Home Away
From Home. Thanks for all you do to help me feel great about entrusting you with one of my most treasured possessions.
Oxford, Pa 19363
Rocco & Ruby's Mom Writes:
My "kids", Rocco & Ruby, are both full-time day care dogs. Rocco joined The Doggie Playhouse in
December 2005 when they opened. He’s very proud that he was their first full-time day care dog!! Ruby joined our family
in 2007 and she’s been in daycare ever since.
Over the past 3 + years, I’ve learned so much from these wonderful, caring people. They willingly
share information, give me advice and educate me on topics ranging from proper training to nutrition. But the truth lies in
whether you’re dog is actually happy. It warms my heart every morning when we turn onto Route 72. That’s
the point where neither Rocco nor Ruby can contain their excitement…they know that they’re seconds away from
sheer doggie bliss!! They can’t get through the door fast enough to be with their friends. I can honestly say that once
I drop them off, I don’t worry about them for a minute. I know they’re having fun, they’re being well cared
for, and most importantly, they’re loved. When I pick them up at the end of the day, they’ve had plenty of exercise
and they’re content and tired…and so am I.
In addition to being loved and happy, they’re very pampered! Because The Doggie Playhouse offers
grooming services, Rocco and Ruby are able to get baths and have their nails trimmed while they’re at daycare so I don’t
have to fit grooming into my already jam-packed weekends! The dogs also enjoy festive events such as Halloween and birthday
parties – the girls go all out to make every day special!
I’m eternally grateful to the staff at The Doggie Playhouse for all that they’ve
done to improve our quality of life. I’d like to say that I’m their biggest fan, but I know there are plenty of
other parents out there that would say the same!!
Scrappy's Mom Writes:
I am so thankful for Doggie
Playhouse! Scrappy seems to know when Thursday comes and it's time for him
to go to doggie daycare! He gets excited, and barks each time I pull into the parking lot. Scrappy loves playing with the
other dogs, and has a blast while he is there. I love being able to pick him at the end of the day and he's exhausted...makes
driving home that much easier and relaxing. The staff is extremely polite and friendly! The Doggie Playhouse and Staff have
been so wonderful that my new puppy will soon join Scrappy in the excitement!
Ed & Connie Guthrie
Lady Bug's Parents write:
Kelli and Staff:
Being new to the area and both of us working full time we needed to take care of our dog, "Lady," and not
have to worry. Taking Lady to The Doggie Playhouse is great. We feel secure with her safety and well being, she has fun and
is exhausted when we pick her up (a good thing). What impressed me was that I was able to take her prior to her start there
and the owner, Kelli, walked her through with the other dogs to assure they would "fit in." All shot records were
required and it says a lot, when the owner greets clients in the morning and personally takes their dog. The staff is
friendly, courteous and it is obvious they love their dogs.
you for all you do.
Ed & Connie
Nikki’s Mom Writes:
does one do with a high spirited Jack Russell puppy in the dead of winter? The Doggie Playhouse to the rescue!
“Nikki” can’t wait to get out the door in the mornings and spend the day playing with all her friends, especially
‘Rocco’. The staff at The Doggie Playhouse is very sensitive to the needs of each individual dog and provides
a great service with personalized care, attention to detail and lots of entertainment to keep our canine companions occupied.
They even have snacks and nap time – a dog couldn’t ask for more!
Lilly’s Mom Writes:
The Doggie Playhouse was able to fit me in on Memorial Day weekend
as a new client. They were happy to welcome my busy-bodied golden retriever into their hectic schedule. My dog,
Lilly, gets excited now just pulling up to The Doggie Playhouse every time I take her. She is thrilled to get inside
and play with her new buddies. In addition to the fun and exercise, Lilly has learned priceless skills such as sharing
and being more respectful to other dogs and humans. I am soon relocating and sadly, but fondly, will think of how awesome
the staff at The Doggie Playhouse treated me and Lilly, my best friend.
Charlie’s Mom Writes:
I recently had the pleasure of leaving my dog in the care of The Doggie Playhouse. As a first time
dog owner, I have learned a lot from my 9 month old Shepherd/Beagle mix, Charlie. A big no-no… Do not board
your favorite canine companion at the vet! It is hard enough for a dog to be left by his owners, and add to that being
caged up and walked infrequently, if at all.
I take frequent two or three night trips and Charlie has visited
four different facilities. After the vet boarding incident, we tried a Best Friends Pet Hotel. The name is attractive,
but if you cannot afford playtime, which will double your boarding costs, this locale is no different from the vet.
The Petsmart PetsHotel was our third attempt for Charlie’s comfort away from home. It was ok, and expensive, and
has such a corporate atmosphere. Fortunately, last weekend Petsmart PetsHotel was full and I tried in earnest to find
a comparable place that would accept my dog last minute.
Since my trip crossed through Delaware, I sought
a doggie daycare and boarding facility that could take Charlie in for the weekend. The Doggie Playhouse said “no
problem”, and I was in luck!! Charlie could play all day and stay overnight for only $30! In my experience,
that is the cost of boarding with NO playtime. Anyway, Charlie had a blast playing with all of the dogs, which we were
encouraged to watch right from the beginning. He got nervous and peed right away, but the staff quickly cleaned it up
and was unphased by his mess. Charlie got to sniff the dogs one by one, and eventually play with them all.
The ladies working at The Doggie Playhouse clearly love dogs, and were well acquainted with all
of them. They only went behind the desk to file my paperwork, and were otherwise consumed with maintaining the facility
and ensuring the dogs were safely having a good time. I picked up a happy Charlie three days later, and even received
pictures from his playtime with the other dogs!
I wanted a dog for the wholehearted fun they bring to your home, and I am
so glad I can offer him opportunities to play to his heart’s content at The Doggie Playhouse while I’m away.
Since then he has been back many times and comes home just has happy as his first visit.
I am writing this letter because I want to share my experience
with others, as I have moved up to Connecticut and cannot spread the word to the locals. I hope your dog enjoys his/her
time at The Doggie Playhouse as much as Charlie always has!
~ Katie Sanders
Lacey’s Mom Writes:
and kind of you to do this for me! You have no idea what these photos mean to me! I don’t even know where
to begin to thank you. I also really want to let you know that you have an amazing group of people that work for you.
Everyone has made me feel so comfortable, they even calmed me down when necessary (sorry about that, guess I was worried to
leave my babies) and they were so very loving to my little puppies. I knew that Lacey and Lexey were in great hands
and that eased my mind so much, and I really could enjoy my vacation (my husband thanks you for that …LOL). He
was more afraid for me than he was for the puppies!
Anyway, I am just so happy with everything that you
did for us and I have been raving about you and your services to everyone I know! You can definitely count on seeing
us again very shortly!Thank
& Caroline Laufer
Peanut's Parents Write:
We are so lucky to have found
The Doggie Playhouse! Peanut absolutely loves going to see all her friends at The Doggie Playhouse. As soon as we turn onto
Dawson Drive, Peanut starts getting excited at the subtle familiarity of the street and then as soon as we turn into the parking
lot, forget about it - Peanut goes nuts! Her tails starts wagging like crazy and she starts making sounds of excitement because
she knows where she is. Kelli and the staff are very caring and helpful. We get the feeling that they love Peanut just as
much as we do and that means so much to us - It's almost like we're dropping Peanut off at family's.
My husband and I did about a week's worth of research before choosing a daycare/boarding facility
and there's zero doubt that we chose the right place. The Doggie Playhouse really is a wonderful home away from home. The
first time I dropped Peanut off for daycare, I admit I had a little separation anxiety - but the ladies at Doggie Playhouse
emailed some pictures by mid-day showing how much fun Peanut was having with her new friends. The pictures really eased my
mind and showed how attentive the ladies were to my personal needs as a parent. I thought the pictures were for my first visit
only but actually, they take pictures and post them online all the time! It's a total joy to see new pictures of Peanut playing
with her friends with each daycare. Not only do they take the time to take pictures of the dogs everyday, they also take the
time to do the little sweet things that we're sure nowhere else does - things like making cute little treat bags for Valentine's
Day, making adorable paw-print ornaments for Christmas, etc. These are things that make The Doggie Playhouse truly unique
Their rates are incredibly reasonable - we'd even call it a
steal for everything that Peanut gets. She can get her energy out in a very safe and fun environment with people who truly
care about Peanut's wellbeing. Also, as 1st-time puppy parents, we're thankful to have such a knowledgeable resource available
to answer all our questions - everything from how to get our pup to bark less to how to best introduce Peanut to our new baby
girl. Our daughter arrived a little earlier than expected and Kelli and the staff were incredibly helpful and accommodating
to have our little Peanut for 2 weeks while we got acclimated with the routine of taking care of our new little one.
We'll be moving by the end of the summer and will be so sad to not be able to send Peanut to Doggie Playhouse as often.
We know that we'll never be able to find a place quite as loving and caring as The Doggie Playhouse.
Ron & Caroline Laufer
Melanie & Bruce Cole
Oscar & Siegfried's
Mom & Dad write:
Kelli and staff,
Thank you, as usual, for the great care Oscar and Sieg received during their stays at The Doggie
Playhouse in February and March! They love to go there so much. Also, we really appreciate the pictures of our babies you
put on the Internet. My daughter living in Arizona was so excited to see them, and even my other daughter who was in India
at the time got to enjoy them and have a little connection to home!
again for all the wonderful care you and your staff give our puppies. I feel you all love them as much as we do! I don't worry
about them at all when we're away; I know they are in good hands!
Melanie & Bruce Cole
Jack & Hazel’s Mom Writes:
The kids were
there for six days and they are now home and exhausted! They obviously had tooo much fun! Although my Jack is
a little hoarse because he barked a bit, they were well cared for and the staff was wonderful. Everyone there was very
friendly and organized – especially with a lot of ‘dogs’ running around. Even the dogs that greeted
me at the door made me fell welcome! I did not worry about leaving them for our little vacation as Harper Beste and
Josephine Ralston have raved about the place! Jack and Hazel are now curled up together – sound asleep BUT…no
barking! Sshhhh – also there will be no barking at The Doggie Playhouse tomorrow!!!!
Thanks so much for taking very good care of the Street Kids!! See you again
Betsy & Shawn Lanouette
Killian & Tonka’s
oh my… where do we start? How about with WE LOVE THE DOGGIE PLAYHOUSE!!!! From the first time we brought
Killian for his first half day of daycare, to help us get him used to boarding when we were getting married, to the day when
Killian got a day without his little brother, Tonka, because of the ‘Skunk’ incident! The Doggie Playhouse
has been there for us every time and we love every day ‘our boys’ get to go and have fun! Tonka had his
first stay there when he was a tiny puppy, and has grown up with you all, and I can honestly say, he’s a better dog
Each and every time we drop off or pick up
‘our boys’, there is not only a smile on the faces of all of the staff, but both Shawn and I, and most importantly
Killian & Tonka! We can’t even say the words Doggie Playhouse without both of them running to the door and
waiting to go! And getting to see those happy faces on the website makes it even better. I even have the site
book marked on my computer!
I’ve never met a more caring and kind
group of people than the staff at The Doggie Playhouse!! Everyone not only cares for ‘our boys’ as much
as we do, but they’re always looking out for their (and our) best interests. From helping us shed some unwanted
pounds from Killian, to helping us find training for Tonka, and even going the extra mile to help me ‘de-skunk’
Tonka after being sprayed (BIG BIG thanks to Kelli on that one…PU!)!!
We are SO happy we have found The Doggie Playhouse, and are so thankful to have a safe and healthy place for our
dogs to have fun. We are comforted to know they are in hands as good as our own!!
~Betsy & Shawn Lanouette