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Pet Boarding
Posted by: Clobbersaurus ()
Date: November 05, 2009 09:44AM

Can anyone recommend a good pet boarding place? Our usual place is booked up for Thanksgiving. That being said, I'm guessing most places are going to be booked for Thanksgiving.

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Re: Pet Boarding
Posted by: ACLU ()
Date: November 05, 2009 10:02AM

is pet boarding a nother sick tortuos practice like water baording being used by our government? If so, sham on you, you sick fuck!

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Re: Pet Boarding
Posted by: Fairfax22032 ()
Date: November 05, 2009 11:02AM

You are probably too late for most decent places at this point, but our top 3...

* Affectionate Pet Care (Fairfax Station)
* Companion Animal Hospital (Burke/Fairfax Station)
* Paws A While (Warrenton) http://www.pawsawhilepetmotel.com/

The nuns are terrific, but we only use them if we are going away for at least 5 days since it is so far away. Very caring place with large, clean runs and lots of extra services.

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Re: Pet Boarding
Posted by: Bob in Southeast Loudoun ()
Date: November 05, 2009 11:36AM

Try one of the local Dogtopia locations. We use the one in Chantilly. Probably booked but can't hurt to call.

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Re: Pet Boarding
Posted by: Clobbersaurus ()
Date: November 05, 2009 12:50PM

Bob in Southeast Loudoun Wrote:
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> Try one of the local Dogtopia locations. We use
> the one in Chantilly. Probably booked but can't
> hurt to call.


One of my coworkers swear by Dogtopia but sadly they're booked up.

In other news, one of the places I got waitlisted for just called and said someone else canceled so problem solved!

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Re: Pet Boarding
Posted by: RestonLass ()
Date: November 05, 2009 01:03PM

Have you considered pet sitting/walking service? There are several services in the area with bonded employees who will stop by your home a few times a day while you're away. Your vet should have a list of recommended services in your area.

If your dog is older or doen't like to be confined, this is often the better route to go.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/05/2009 01:04PM by RestonLass.

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Re: Pet Boarding
Posted by: Ducky ()
Date: November 05, 2009 01:50PM

http://rompnroam.com/6.html - dog day care and overnight boarding

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Re: Pet Boarding
Posted by: ThePackLeader ()
Date: November 06, 2009 12:29AM

We used to use the Executive Pet Kennel out near Dulles Airport, but after our dog caught Kennel Cough once, we decided to use Home sitters/walkers. So far, having someone come to the house and take care of them has worked flawlessly.

Whatever you do though, NEVER use the kennel down by Rte. 7 and Rte. 50 (Seven Corners). I've heard of some real horror stories from that joint.

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Re: Pet Boarding
Posted by: bloody blisters ()
Date: November 06, 2009 01:09AM

ThePackLeader Wrote:
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> We used to use the Executive Pet Kennel out near
> Dulles Airport, but after our dog caught Kennel
> Cough once, we decided to use Home
> sitters/walkers. So far, having someone come to
> the house and take care of them has worked
> flawlessly.
>
> Whatever you do though, NEVER use the kennel down
> by Rte. 7 and Rte. 50 (Seven Corners). I've heard
> of some real horror stories from that joint.


you're not worried about people jacking your shit? lifting your booty? robbing the loot? i could understand if it was a close friend and or neighbor you trusted but complete strangers seems wrong to me.

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Re: Pet Boarding
Posted by: iamquazn ()
Date: November 06, 2009 11:05AM

Clobbersaurus Wrote:
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> Can anyone recommend a good pet boarding place?
> Our usual place is booked up for Thanksgiving.
> That being said, I'm guessing most places are
> going to be booked for Thanksgiving.


I prefer Affectionate Pet Care. Don't go to PetSmart.

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Re: Pet Boarding
Posted by: tubby ()
Date: November 06, 2009 08:12PM

I can't imagine locking my Shih-Tzus in a cage for days. They would be miserable.

If my babies can't go with me...I AIN'T FUCKING GOING!!!

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Re: Pet Boarding
Posted by: ThePackLeader ()
Date: November 07, 2009 12:50AM

bloody blisters Wrote:
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> ThePackLeader Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > We used to use the Executive Pet Kennel out
> near
> > Dulles Airport, but after our dog caught Kennel
> > Cough once, we decided to use Home
> > sitters/walkers. So far, having someone come to
> > the house and take care of them has worked
> > flawlessly.
> >
> > Whatever you do though, NEVER use the kennel
> down
> > by Rte. 7 and Rte. 50 (Seven Corners). I've
> heard
> > of some real horror stories from that joint.
>
>
> you're not worried about people jacking your shit?
> lifting your booty? robbing the loot? i could
> understand if it was a close friend and or
> neighbor you trusted but complete strangers seems
> wrong to me.


Nah, actually that's a good point. We used two different neighbors the last time though, and we have a lady on standby who actually does it through a business (Our neighbor is a close personal friend of hers, and she recommended her).

After having the two neighbors watch them for the first time, we observed how the dogs reacted when they came to pick up their money. Even my Husky who hates strangers, absolutely loved them, so I knew that they were good with my dogs.

I'll never use a complete stranger though, hell, I don't even trust some people that I know. I remember when I was a kid, my friend's mom was watching us at my house, and she stole some things from the house that were irreplaceable and of a very historically significant nature. We didn't know about it until later on unfortunately, and we couldn't prove it legally, but none-the-less we ceased contact with her (And my friend as a result). We still have bent screen frames on two windows where, when we were locked out another time, she took a screwdriver and attempted to pry the screens out (Too bad the windows were locked, what a dumb bitch she was). Hell, I even have neighbors who borrowed a ladder of ours and then when we asked for it back, they claimed it was theirs. Another neighbor up the street, he's a mental case. I sold his adopted son a car, and he then bitched that there wasn't a spare tire in the ride, so what did he do? Slashed a tire on one of our new cars. Man, come to think of it, I've got some real nuck futs in my neighborhood. My dogs don't like that pos either, my Husky even sounded like she wanted to attack him.

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Re: Pet Boarding
Posted by: The Congressman ()
Date: November 07, 2009 01:29AM

Cherrydale Vet in Arlington.

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Re: Pet Boarding
Posted by: Warhawk ()
Date: November 07, 2009 08:10AM

I'm sure you've thought of this, but do you know a good kid in the neighborhood that's looking for a little extra cash? That's what we do since we've got two really nice and trustworthy 13/14 year olds around our house. They come over 3 or 4 times to feed the animals (twice) and walk our dog (each time) and we pay them very well, so they're always willing.

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That's not a ladybug, that's a cannapiller.

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Re: Pet Boarding
Posted by: Mickey ()
Date: November 07, 2009 07:01PM

Don't use a teenager unless you want your house to be party central! Speaking from personal experience here. The kid did a great job at age 10-11-12 but once he hit 13-14 the trouble began and wasn't over until the cops came to the party too.

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