I used to take my dog, Sadie, to other places and she never seemed happy. Then I found Keshlyn. At first it hurt my feelings that she was so happy and dragging me through the front door to get in the kennel; she doesn't even say goodbye to me because she is pawing at the door to go into the kennel. She comes home and sleeps for a day from all the activity that she gets because they have an individual indoor/outdoor area that she gets to go back and forth all day in addition to the playtime sessions. I always request that she plays with the manager's dog during her playtime session. All I have to do is say her dog's name and she goes nuts and bolts to the door ready to go and play with her. They have become best buddies and that makes me feel better about leaving her. Plus, they post pictures of the two of them during playtime which helps put me at ease while I am gone. It also helps knowing that the owners live behind the kennel and I can call as much as I want to check on her and the staff are wonderful. Sure, Keshlyn doesn't offer a couch and a tv with animal planet. The staff actually interact with each dog without charging extra to rub their belly like some places around here. All I know is my dog is very happy going there whether it is for just daycare or for overnight stays. Sadie doesn't need a tv to make her happy, she just needs the loving care of people like the staff at Keshlyn.
Pros: compassionate staff, location, playtime, website pictures
Cons: holidays book up months in advance, no sunday pickup