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In a couple of weeks I have to board my dog for the weekend while I am out of town. Kingwood Kennels looked good because of the and outdoor runs with plenty of space, but I don't know anything about how well they treat animals in their care. My dog is old, arthritic, and has a metal plate in her right front leg, so I don't want her cooped up in a cage.. Any ideas?
If your dog is 50lbs or more try www.goldenretrievercamp.com. They are a no cage/kennel boarding camp. I have been taking my dogs there for almost. 4 years now and they get super excited to go there. The camp is in Huffman.
Holiday Kennels isn't pretty, but the owners are good people.
A friend of mine uses Dr. Bob up in Cleveland at the Cleveland vet. I haven't been there yet to check it out, but she said it isn't fancy or pretty but they took good care of her dog. She said the vet, Dr. Bob is super nice. She was gone for a week, and she paid $150.00. So it is very cheap. She has a 100 pound lab.
We prefer Holidy Kennels because the dogs always seemed less stressed when we picked them up. But spring break this year we could not get them in, so we had them stay at Kingwood kennels. Seemed to be just fine. I guess they have changed enough since the last time the dogs were not as stressed now.
It's not only swanky, they seriously take the proper care of the guests there. I worked there and was able to witness this first hand myself. There are only a few boarding kennels I am comfortable with recommending in Houston and they are one. The owner is there nearly every day and is strict about who she hires. I really like their system. There was a 3 legged golden who boarded when I was there named Lt. Dan and when anyone took him out to swim they always put a life jacket on him. It's a really nice place.
I would never board an old dog especially one who is arthritic. Have u considered a pet sitter? Where do u live?
I do petsitting for just a few referred clients, but I have a very sweet spot for old dogs. I have a an old 14 yr old lab who has arthrisits, so I am comfortable caring for elderly dogs. I charge $35 a day for 3 visits. If interested send me a message.