We boarded our two dogs at Four Paws and a Leash a couple of times. We will never use this service again. We recently dropped the dogs off on a Friday and picked them up on Sunday. Since we did not know exactly what time we would be back in town on Sunday, the owner of Four Paws instructed me to call him 30 minutes in advance. I called multiple times with no answer. I then walked up the steps to the front door, called again, and still no answer. I rang the doorbell, with no answer. Then I received a call on my cell phone from the owner, but no one was there when I answered my phone. Finally, he came to the door in his pajamas and said that he hadn't gotten out of bed yet. It was FOUR in the afternoon. There was no one else in the house. There were multiple dogs barricaded in the living room with the window shades down. Most of the dogs, including one of ours, were wearing bark collars. We did not supply the owner with this collar and under no circumstances permitted him to put this on our dog. There were a few bone-dry water dishes in the room. Feces were scattered about. As if it couldn't get worse, he could not find one of our dogs' harnesses and said that he had last seen it yesterday.....ie. the dogs had not been walked in at least 24 hours. When I finally brought my dogs home, they drank literally gallons of water because they clearly had not had anything to drink all day. This place is horrible. I feel terrible about leaving my dogs there, and I hope that this review will save other animals from being tortured by Four Paws.
Cons: Lack of water, filthy environment, bark collars without permission