• 1.Animal House

    121 Stricklen Ave

    Del Rio,TX

    2.65 miServices

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    Animal PHouse is an excellent and well run Kennel! I had a german shepherd that did not like anyone but me, but Joyce walked up to him, put a leash around his neck, and he followed her away from me wi

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By: P N.
Vip Complete Pet Care
I have left my two dogs and one cat at VIP every time we go to New York for a month. My pets LOVE the staff at this place so much that they get excited when we drop them off. The staff are all friendly, polite, and clearly love animals. When we pick them up after their month long "holiday" they are happy and healthy. They have staff members check on the animals every day, and spend time with them so they are not so lonely. In fact, one year our cat was the only one in the cat area, so the staff cuddled him, and let him walk around inside the office so he wouldn't be alone.Update (Jan 21, 2017): I decided to give VIP another chance at grooming my two dogs since it has been a number of years since I took them there for grooming. I used to bring them every month for years, but the grooming got sloppy when they hired a new groomer around 2014. I figured they may have a new groomer by now, so let's give it a shot. The best thing I can say is NEVER AGAIN! My male dog ended up with a bald spot on one of his hind legs, and my female dog not only appeared to not have been brushed out, but the matted fur was never touched! It appears as if she were simply shampooed and dried ... that's it! I could have done that myself and saved almost $100. I had to brush her out for over an hour at home, then cut out all her matts myself. Their grooming department has gone downhill ever since they lost the guy from Mexico who was studying to be a vet. He was the best groomer ever, but since he left VIP the grooming department is terrible. Better to do it at home and save your money. For this reason I had to lower my rating from 5 stars to 3.
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By: Sue B.
Animal House
Animal PHouse is an excellent and well run Kennel! I had a german shepherd that did not like anyone but me, but Joyce walked up to him, put a leash around his neck, and he followed her away from me without a whimper. He dearly loved Joyce as long as he live he never forgot her. .Great place to board you dog if you love your animal!
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By: April A.
Animal House
My gordy loves it here- he gets excited everytime we bring him- wonderful people and very friendly.
Tips & Advices
Most 24-hour clinics do not allow owners to stay with their pets overnight. However, many do have specific visiting hours or will let owners see their pets at any point during the day. In addition, owners can call most clinics at any time for an update on their pet's well being.
  • Important phone numbers, especially those of the the veterinary clinic, the animal hospital or emergency clinic, and the poison control center
  • A book detailing pet first-aid steps
  • Copy of medical records
  • Nylon leash
  • Muzzle (only use if pet is not vomiting and has no difficulty breathing)
  • Absorbent gauze
  • Nonlatex disposable gloves
  • Scissors
  • Tweezers
  • Nail clippers
  • Digital thermometer
  • Sterile saline solution
  • Hydrogen peroxide (to induce vomiting only at the recommendation of a veterinarian
  • Milk of magnesia (to absorb poison only at the recommendation of a veterinarian)
Find a 24-hour animal hospital that provides emergency services within your area. Keep the facility's contact information in a place that's easy to locate, such as the refrigerator, address book, or smartphone. Most veterinary clinics operate on standard business hours and are not equipped to handle emergencies.
Veterinary clinics operate on a smaller scale than animal hospitals. The latter are more likely open 24 hours and provide emergency services. The former generally operate on typical office hours and only perform wellness exams and minor surgeries. Veterinary clinics also do not generally perform laboratory tests on site.
The specifics vary depending on the type of visit. For a wellness exam, bring:
  • Medical records
  • The type or brand of food the pet eats
  • Medication (including flea, tick, and heartworm medication).
If the animal needs medical treatment, the following may be helpful depending on the situation:
  • Fresh stool sample
  • Vomit sample
  • Video of the pet engaging in abnormal behavior
  • Substance the pet may have ingested

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