this is a perfect place to take my boyz while visiting new england. my two very large, demanding dogs, have issues that jamie handled with ease and grace. he gave them (and me) lots of customized attention and advice that was in no way preachy. his love of dogs - and animals in general - comes through as a straightforward, matter-of-fact, voice of experience. i wouldn't hesitate to send any dog here, even one you think might not tolerate it. you can trust jamie to tell you if it's not working out, and his expertise makes it seem like there's rarely a dog who won't tolerate the setting he created. he gives medicine, a bath if you request, takes them for long walks on the trail, and sends updates on how they're doing. really, the level of care they're getting here, you'd expect for child care. if you love your dog the way i do, you'll appreciate that they're not in kennels. outside, there's a large fenced area where most of the dogs play. inside he has crates for dogs who need them, and isolated areas for dogs who need that. senior dogs can stay inside if they prefer. seriously, if you're hesitant at all, just arrange a visit ahead of time and he will allay all of your concerns. i'm really happy i found this place.
Happy Hound is aptly named. Jaime is a real dog lover and what a better place to board our gentlemanly old guy than with him. Boy, a home stay beats a wire cage where you pay ala carte for walks, playtime, and simply attention. If you are heading up to this part of Vermont, this is the place for your special dog. I'll never forget the look on Buddy's face when Jaime picked him up to carry him down the 4 stairs to the yard...before, he hated being picked up - then he looked so happy! He's simply too old to navigate steps anymore - to watch him happily get picked up after our trip was memorable. Anyway, I highly recommend Happy Hound for overnights or day boarding. Your dog deserves a vacation too.