I have to write about this really great place to board your dog. How I found this is my daughter is a volunteer for Pals for Life Animal Rescue. They called her to see if she could pick up this little dog from a vet and take him to the Doggie Dude Ranch. So, "Mom" has to go take her because she doesn't know here way around Colorado Springs yet. So, we go clear over by this really nice are, The Broadmoor area, pick up this "little dog" -- NOT -- she was told it was a little dog, a puppy. Well, SARGE turned out to be a big ole 13 month old BOXER. We drove clear over to the opposite end of town, eight miles out into the country to be exact, to the Colorado Doggie Dude Ranch. It is located just off of Hwy 94 and Curtis Road. We took Sarge into the building, walking very carefully over snow, melting snow, mude, ice and rocks to get to the front door. I don't know about anyone else, but whenever I've been with my daughter in MD and even in FL to a vet's office or a boarding kennel, they really had a horrible odor to them. I was expecting that here. But it was odor free. The dogs that were there seemed very content, barked at SARGE, of course but everything was so clean. Infact, before we left, I told her that I thought it was the cleanest one I'd ever been in one and that it smelled nicer even than most nursing homes. She thanked me and said she worked hard to keep it that way. I asked what her fee was and she said if it is just a one night drop off, $17. plus change; and if for a week, $16 or less depending. She also not only boards over night, weekends, weeks and months at a time, but she also does a "doggy daycare" where people drop their beloved pet off on their way to work and stop to pick them up on the way home. It works out great for both. For an over nighter or a long stay one, a free bath comes with the service. She only takes a few because she said she does it mostly alone and she wants to devote her time to just a few as she also has 5 dogs of her own. She didn't like the big warehouse type; too big and too much work. What was also interesting, she loves to scrap book and she has an area right there in the same room where she can set up tables and have others come in and CROP with her. I highly recommend this "dude ranch" to anyone needing this service.