Boarding & Training

REVIEWS

Holden D:

I've known Gary and Bill for over 25 years now and they are the only people I trust watching my dog when I'm out of town. They always go the extra mile making sure my dog is well taken care of in their care. An example of this is when I studied abroad for three months. They made sure my beagle, Shiloh, received three meals a day (treats too :) ) and walked him twice a day. They even gave Shiloh appropriate baths when needed. They even took the extra step to buy Shiloh a winter coat when it became winter. Gary and Bill have always taken the safety and security of their dogs quite seriously. When not home, they watch the dogs through security cameras to make sure they are doing okay. I think it's safe to say, it's hard for my dog to come home after being so well taken care of by Gary and Bill. 11/10 would recommend them!

Daniel W:

Gary is a true dog whisperer. He can communicate with, and understand dogs, in ways most people don't know is possible. He treats animals as his equal. They are his passion. Every dog that comes in contact with him quickly makes him a best friend. His entire day, every day, revolves around animals. He takes his dogs with him everywhere he goes, treating them to multiple daily hikes, dining out, shopping, car rides, walks around several nearby towns, trips to the beach, and visits with friends and family. He rarely does anything that isn't dog friendly. And, when he does, he constantly checks on his dogs via a dozen or so doggie cams installed around his house and property. He views animals as his children and best friends all in one. He even has trained his deaf dog to understand sign language. No one will treat your animals with more compassion, respect and dedication that Gary.

Roberta S:

I’m super glad to have this opportunity to give a testimonial for Gary and Bill. For twenty-five years, Gary and Bill have been dear and valued friends. Our friendship was cemented by our shared love of animals. We’ve seen each other through the joy of welcoming new dogs and cats into our lives and the sorrow of losing them to the passage of time. The animals that find a forever home with Gary and Bill are protected, given the very best care and loved unconditionally. They are devoted to their dogs and they adore them. I’m growing older and, like all loving pet parents, I worry about leaving my animals behind. But I have so much faith in Gary and Bill as responsible and loving caregivers that when I can no longer be with them, I’ve left instructions for my own dog and cats to be given to them. Finally, Gary and Bill have a key to my home. I trust them to respect my property and my privacy. I know Gary and Bill are looking forward to making new dog friends and to helping you keep your dogs exercised, entertained and happy.

Thomas D:

I have never known anyone more dedicated to animals than Gary and Bill. Their world revolves around them...both his their animals, and all those they come in contact with. And all animals. Their lives have been dedicated to making the world a better place for companion animals, wild animals and farm animals. Their volunteer work and business passionately promotes the humane treatment of animals. I would trust them unconditionally to give the best possible care to any animal.

Catherine B:

Gary and Bill are Dog Whisperers! They have dedicated their lives to better the lives of all animals. I have seen the dogs they have rescued from unimaginable environments, now living the best life a dog could live. Their care to their needs and ability to communicate with them is amazing to me. From cleaning the dog dishes after every meal, treats and toys every Christmas, stairs by the beds and couch so the senior dogs can be comfortable...to a hawk proof jacket for the tiny ones..and walks everyday in nearby parks....there is no better candidate for this position!

Lorain F:

Gary is the most responsible pet owner you will ever find and has dog sat for me on several occasions over the years. He and his partner Bill have the cleanest, most dog friendly environment you will find, full of dog toys and treats, a huge fully fenced in enclosed property for them to safety run, and has a great love for dogs. My pets love having play dates with their dogs as well as they have all become very attached to each other. You can see Gary and Bill walking their own dogs every day in our local parks. They are all well cared for and healthy, spoiled and happy. I rate Gary’s care for animals a five star. He is the best!!!!

Nikki D:

Gary and Bill are truly the most devoted and caring pet owners I have had the pleasure of knowing. For most of their lives, they have made animals their focus; from being active rescuer/foster parents, to co-running an animal foundation. They have helped countless animals find homes & medical care and have spread awareness and visibility on behalf of many animal friends. As pet owners, they are active and engaged and patient and easily speak the language of their animal companions. I highly recommend Gary and Bill for your pet sitting needs. They will quickly become your pet's dear friend!

Sydney D:

Gary is my uncle and as long as I or anyone else who knows him can possibly remember he has been a caring and adoring pet owner. Gary, and his partner Bill, treat their own pets not as animals but as members of the family. If their is any person I would trust in caring for my pets it would without any thought or hesitation be him. Gary and Bill love all animals unconditionally and would make fantastic, reliable and trustworthy pet sitters for anyone.

Kasey G:

I have known Gary for many years. His kindness and compassion toward animals has shown through every interaction. He and Bill have a great passion for caring for every animal they come across. I would trust them more than anyone else to care for anyone's pet. Their work with the World Animal Foundation as well as fostering pets and working with feral animals has given them a wealth of knowledge and experience more than your average person. They will extend all of this to your dog as well. Their own dogs are the most loved, cared for, well trained, amazing dogs I've seen. They are kind, caring, and professional. They will be great for you and your bet.

Michele H:

Gary and Bill were exceptionally wonderful for daytime and nighttime care! Our puppy LOVED their yard, their home (i.e., allowed on furniture), the exercise walks and the most special attention given to him! We greatly appreciated the many fun pictures they sent to us throughout the day. It was very clear that our dog had a most terrific time and would be happy to go back! Thank you, Gary and Bill.

Betty F:

Gary B kept my little 20 lb Maltese mix for 3 days, and I could not have been happier. His place is immaculate, very dog friendly, huge fenced in backyard. I received photos of my baby every day, and he was cuddled and loved the whole time. I am a very picky dog mom, and I will definitely be using Little Doggy Daycare and Guesthouse.

J J:

Luna loved playing with all the dogs. She came home one happy pup!! Gary is so nice and sent allot of pictures while she was there. Loved it!

Awesome day today for Luna! Played all day with her buddies and now she's tuckered out. Thanks Gary!!!

Katelyn B:

I have known Gary for 27 years. Over those 27 years I have seen him rescue and find homes for many animals in need. I have seen him treat his own dogs (and others) with love and respect just as anyone would treat their children. I am certain that any dog will be happy in his care!

Cindy P:

Gary is amazing. Took fantastic care of our Nico. I highly recommend him and he will be our go to guy!!

Andrea F:

Fabulous service for your pets, will never go anywhere else. We received lots of pics throughout our 2 dogs stay you could see they were well cared for and happy!

Amanda B:

Gary took wonderful care of my boy while I was traveling. Loved the constant photo updates!

Andrew T:

Maverick was very well cared for. There was a fenced in yard and he was let out plenty. Gary sent me multiple updates on how he was doing.

Patricia C:

It was amazing! I have already recommended him to at least 6 people. Thanks so much!!

Mike S:

BEST DOGGY DAYCARE EVER! My dog had the best time. He didn't want to leave. Loved the updates and photos throughout the day. Amazing place!

Rebecca K:

My pup had a great time with Gary! He kept me updated on how he was doing since it was my pups first day with Gary. I felt very comfortable and my pup will be back.

Janice S:

I cannot recommend Doggy Daycare & Guesthouse enough! They go so out of their way to keep your dogs happy and content. Absolutely amazing!

Tony P:

I was so nervous to leave my dog in someone else's care. He usually is very scared in new environments and with new people. But he instantly adored Gary & Bill! You couldn't ask for better dog sitters!

Nina B:

I was very hesitant to board my dogs anywhere, but this place is absolutely amazing! My dogs loved every minute and were given constant attention. Thank you so much!

JJ:

Luna just spent the week with Gary and Bill. I received so many great pictures daily. I felt good knowing she wasn't in a kennel (which was the alternative at the vet clinic). She got to sleep on the couches and in beds. She made so many doggy friends. It's a great feeling knowing she's being taken care of just like she would be at home. Thank you!!

Betty F:

My baby dog spent 3 days at this guesthouse. The place and people were great. Beautiful, very dog friendly, 2 acre fenced backyard. I was sent pictures everyday. The place was immaculate and my dog and I were both happy. Will definitely use again.

Dog Park Reviews

Samantha R:

Amazing place! It was great to let our dogs run around and get tons of energy out. Very accommodating and would recommend to all.

Liz S:

MUST VISIT!!! The park was so clean and just beautiful. Great seating all over the property. The owners even left us fresh water and a toy to play with. We will be back- thank you! 

Chris M:

Our first time using SniffSpot and we absolutely loved this spot. Clean, lots of space, and the hosts provided toys, snacks, and water. The bottom of the area was still a little wet from some rain the previous days but there was plenty of other space for our pup to run around so this wasn’t a major issue. Will definitely be back!

Shelly S:

So much fun! Our dogs ran every inch of the property and got all their energy out. Will definitely be back!

Mikayla L:

Lovely property! My dog had a wonderful time running around, playing frisbee, and sniffing everything. We will be back!

Daniel E:

Was completely perfect to get my new puppy out and get rid of some energy. She has anxiety around other dogs so going to a dog park wasn’t really an option. Struggled to find a way for her to let loose and run until we came across this spot! Absolutely will be back!! Thank you!!

Rhonda C:

What a beautiful place to bring our pups to run free and play. Lots of room to roam and run and have fun!! We love the private, country setting. We took a tour with the owners, Bill and Gary, of the barn and their gorgeous home. These guys love dogs, and we will definitely be leaving Lucy and Dudley with them, without a worry. Thank you Bill and Gary for providing this place and sharing your home with us and our pups!

Faith M:

Highly recommend! Great place for the pups to run fenced yet free. Nice seating and view while they play.

Nick S:

Fantastic space! Will definitely bring my dog back and 100% worth it. Thank you!!

Ashley M:

Very clean and my dogs loved it! Will definitely come back!

Rebecca L:

Nice spot! Well kept yard with a pretty view. Especially appreciated the water and toys left out for us!

Erica H:

We really enjoyed the dog park. It was quiet, clean and they have water bowls/toys. Can’t wait to go back! Close enough to Krieg’s to pup cups on the way once they open for the year.

Madisson M:

So happy I found this spot! I won’t take my dogs to a public dog park, so finding this place was like finding a needle in a haystack. Will definitely be back. It’s secured entirely around the parameter, they provide toys, poop bags, and fresh water. 10/10

Zachary K:

Stopped for an hour session while up from Columbus. Really great open space with nice amenities: water, cleanup bags, trash bins and a hose. My dog loved it and can’t wait to come back next time we’re in town for a visit.

Sarah H:

Went back for our second visit and had a lovely time! My dog was so excited to come back and very sad to leave. The space was clean and fully stocked with toys, water bowls, and doggie bags. We will be back again next weekend and we booked a longer stay.

Heather C:

Great little spot to let our pups explore and roam free without worry of negative social interactions. Clean, well kept, and fun! We will be back.

Megan S:

The park was great and our dog loved running around!! There were nice shade spots as well, we came a day or two after a big rain storm and it did get a little muddy there but we assumed it would be and came prepared, nothing a little towel drying can't fix!

Megan H:

Wonderful place! They really take time to make sure its a great experience for the dogs! What was even more wonderful was they made sure it was enjoyable for us also. Will be back for sure.

Kaylee G:

Awesome amount of space and provided amenities are great!

Laurie M:

We will be back! Really nice, our dog loved it! Lots of room to run and play. Very clean and well maintained.

Sarah H:

We love this place and go every weekend. It’s a great space to run around and play. We had so much fun playing in the snow. The hosts leave out water and toys, and they have two doggie bag stations. The fence is secure and the area is quiet.

Jan S:

What a nice clean environment for Henry! This was my first time and I forgot to bring his favorite toy - I was happy toys, water and clean up bags were provided as stated in the confirmation email.   Thank you!!

Jessica K:

Nice and secure! My dog literally ran the whole hour! Can't wait to go back again!

Rebecca K:

I was dog sitting for my nephew, whose dog is a bit too large and energetic for me to handle.  Because his owners were gone, he spent a lot of his time in the crate while I was at work.  This was the perfect answer for him to run off some steam!  The grounds are stunning, it was simply to book an appointment online, and the area was MUCH larger than I ever imagined.  

Mary C:

This spot was so great! Very spacious and well maintained. They even had toys and snacks available and water of course. Our two dogs loved it! I would highly recommend and will be returning each time I am in the area!

Clair L:

Super spacious and open park. My dogs loved doing zoomies and playing fetch. Fence seemed secure and we didn’t see any other people or dogs which is a win.

Jeanette A:

I'm really glad to have found this little park. I've been looking for a place to take my boy for months. There was plenty of space for him to run and they even provided a few toys. We had a blast. This place is just what he needs. We will be back for sure.

Nikki B:

We visited for the first time today with our 2 dogs & it was perfect!! Be prepared for mud though! There is a hose so you can rinse your pups off before you leave. there is plenty of toys & space for the dogs to have a great time. Will definitely be visiting again.

Kendra F:

This is a beautiful park, very well kept with nice landscaping. It’s on a hillside so even after wet weather the grass was mostly dry. There was one swampy area in the far corner.

Julie W:

This is a very large fenced grass area that provides plenty of running space.  Water and toys are also provided.  Only wished there were other dogs there.  

Martha J:

Very nice area. I will definitely be back.

Kristen S:

We had a great time with our dog Mabel. The park is well kept and very nice! The host provides toys and water for the dogs and even treats! We will be back!

Michael S:

Nice contained property, with plenty of room to roam and exercise.  Will be back for sure - my dog loved it.

Sarah H:

Another great visit to our favorite Sniffspot! We absolutely love this place.

Paul B:

Nice setting, tennis balls, frisbees and water set out for us. Our three dogs loved having two hilly acres to run around in! Very well kept.

Sarah H:

We’re making this a weekly thing, we love coming here! Great open space with lots of room to play.

Allison K:

We really enjoyed our time. Such a beautiful place to allow our dogs to play. We would love to come back!

Sarah H:

This is such a nice, spacious place to play with your dog! I had a great time and will be back.

Samantha F:

Beautiful location! Host was very accommodating allowing a change to the reservation time due to rain. There’s tons of space for dogs to run, chickens next door to watch, and plenty of amenities to ensure a good time. Thank you for having us :)

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