The only difference is that it is more fun here as they have other well behaved doggie friends to play, hike and relax with.
Following the initial contact via phone or email, we set up a meet & greet on our property so that you and your dog can see if we are a good “fit”. The meetings last at least an hour as we give lots of time to your dog to find their bearings and introduce them to the local canine residents.
There are no crates or kennels at Wholistic Pet Services. The dog guests rest on human-grade mattresses covered by 100% cotton sheets and walk on pure wool carpets and natural rubber flooring. In order for packs of dogs to co-exist freely in our home environment, we provide “good citizen” training so that they interact with each other in a calm and balanced manner.
This is a very quiet and peaceful home where needless barking and yapping is strongly discouraged. Your dog will come back much quieter and calmer than when she arrived.
Breakfast and dinner resemble restaurant “seatings”. The doggie guests wait behind a gate to be called in to the kitchen. They are served in teams depending on temperament: scarfers eat separately from shy and slow eaters and puppies get special consideration so they can learn good eating and sharing manners. Once finished with eating all doggies return to the living room to digest while the humans clean the kitchen. Any left-over food is discarded and the bowls are washed twice a day in the dishwasher.
We go on hikes twice a day, every day. These last several hours as we take all the dogs up to Cranbury Park (Norwalk-Wilton border) or to Calf Pasture (Norwalk beach) and in winter when everything is iced over we take them to Jennings Beach in Fairfield where there is no ice or snow close to the water.
The hikes provide all the exercise and mental stimulation the dogs need, which enables them to be relaxed and focused when at home. We don’t encourage wild playtime inside the house and we have found it is not needed as the dogs spend so many hours in the woods or on the beach. We work with our new guests in the garden of the house to prepare them for the team hikes and as most of our business is made up of repeat clients, there is always a core and balanced dog team that will show the newbie the “ropes”.
While at the house the guests relax on the deck or in the fully enclosed garden. The property is surrounded by a 6 ft. picket fence which provides total security and privacy. The property is sprayed for ticks and fleas with organic cedar oil which is non-toxic for the animals and the areas where the dogs “go” are washed daily.
We have a certified Vet Tech on staff who can administer medications and discuss treatments extensively with your Vet as needed. Following Vet visits, we will write you reports, ensure prescriptions are refilled, and advise on natural nutritional support for minor illnesses.
Contact Loukia via email in order to find out more about our dog boarding service. We’d love to have your pup come and stay with us!
Puppies Play on Beds
Puppies Play in Garden