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Congratulations to our recent graduates!!
Online booking is now available for boarding reservations and training classes! Just head on over to either the Services, Boarding, or Training Classes page, and click on the “Book Online” button to get started. You can also use the “Book Now” button located on our Facebook page. We hope this will streamline the appointment booking process and make it more convenient all around.
One of the hardest things we ever have to do is say goodbye, and recently we had to say farewell to a truly remarkable dog. Annie Medary-Matthews crossed the bridge last week shortly after her 15th birthday. She and her brother Barnes (who sadly passed away just a few months ago) began boarding with us back in 2010, so we were lucky enough to have the opportunity to know them quite well.
The last few times Annie stayed with us, she, on the surface, seemed like a frail old woman, slowly shuffling along and preferring to spend her time cuddled up in a big blanket away from the chaos of the younger ruffians. But we learned very quickly that was mostly just a front, as she would run (and I mean run!) to anyone who she suspected had even a morsel of food. When all the other dogs were outside, we would let her loose around the front of the building, giving her free reign to explore and romp –which she and her tiny little legs did with great gusto, jumping up on people and zooming around all over the place. We can all learn a lesson from this little firecracker that getting older does not mean you have to forfeit your moxie!
Her insatiable curiosity and boundless tenacity were such a joy to witness, and, since she had been a frequent guest for so many years, she leaves a long legacy behind as every staff member had the pleasure to know her. Annie was a singular soul who refused to let the passage of time compromise her vitality, and she will be greatly missed.