We know how hard it is to trust strangers with our loved ones... so we asked our clients to help you feel a bit more comfortable- one Pet Parent to another!
Thank you Everyone!!
Rusty is an Australian Shepherd, the treasured hooligan of Janet & Leo Lefebvre! He cries in anticipation when we drive up AJ's lane, and sometimes, I'm afraid, he doesn't want to leave (!). AJ provides the BEST care with a focus on physical activity balanced with rest when needed, all overseen and directed by a very caring, compassionate and extremely knowledgeable canine expert - AJ. She can accommodate whatever diet you have chosen for your pet, and is flexible and open to the nutritional options that are currently available for dogs. The play areas at Shady are numerous and varied with swimming available in the dog days of summer. When we leave Rusty at Shady Orchards we know that not only is he being competently looked after, but that he's having a really good time, and doesn't miss us at all! It's nice to know that when we go on holiday, he does too! This video is when Rusty stole AJ's phone that was currently videoing, and shows AJ's patience and understanding of our best friend.
We are Wendy and Jon and Gracie the Jack Russel. We travel internationally a lot and whilst we take Gracie pretty much everywhere we go, there are times you cannot. We asked around as we wanted a place that felt like home, with personal treatment and no cages. AJ's was recommended as she encompasses not just a boarding house but also a training facility for dogs who need a bit extra. She immediately picked up on Gracie's behavior with other dogs and communicated with us constantly regarding her progress. Gracie has stayed with AJ up to a month at a time and being constantly updated with pictures and videos is incredibly important. We know that AJ's is Gracie's home from home, she is looked after, loved and enjoyed as if she is at home. She is under my chair as I write this and looks at me every time I say AJ as if she expects her to walk through the door. Thank you so much for everything you have done for us and I would not hesitate to recommend you to anyone who was thinking of boarding their dog in the Ottawa region.
Hi, My name is Amanda and this is our sweet girl, Lily. When we were choosing a place to board Lily we knew the place had to be: cage free, friendly, with lots of outdoor play time and somewhere to cuddle up safe and cozy at night. Shady Orchard meets all of these and then some! We had previously boarded Lily at other facilities and my husband and I never entirely felt 'okay' with it. We always felt a sense of guilt and knew that Lily was never at ease during her visits. The moment I met AJ and explored the Orchard I knew that this was the place for Lily. AJ is friendly, professional, extremely knowledgeable and above all LOVES dogs. I mean, REALLY LOVES DOGS. Lily always has a blast when she stays with AJ and more importantly for us, is visibly relaxed and at ease when we pick her up. I would recommend AJ in a heartbeat for anyone looking for a 'home away from home' for their furry loved one.
Hi! My name is Leslie and this is Flash, our standard poodle. Ever since Flash has been a puppy, we have only entrusted his care while we were away to AJ at Shady Orchard Dogs. We rave about her service, professionalism, and above all her love of dogs to all our dog owner friends. Flash loves being at Shady Orchard, playing in the pond and going for long walks in the woods nearby. Flash immediately perks up at even a mention of the word "AJ". I recommend AJ's services 100%.
Hi, this is David and Karen. Oakley, our Wheaten Terrier has been a regular guest of Shady Orchard for a couple of years now. We were looking for a home away from home for our puppy when we came across the Shady Orchard website. To be able to leave our little guy and actually enjoy some time away from home, we needed the following: The boarding had to be crate free, there had to be lots of time and safe space to run and play, and the dogs had to be friendly for us to know Oakley was having as good a vacation as us. Shady Orchard meets and exceeds all of our needs. A.J. is one in a million, too. The fact that daily pictures and video are posted to Facebook allowing us to see how he's doing while we're away was icing on the cake for us. Oakley is always excited to get there and we almost feel bad when it's time to pick him up to take him home. Shady Orchard gets 5 out of 5 stars from us, and another 5 from Oakley.
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