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Parker house adventure

11 Nov

Did you know that Black dog will have a sleep over with your pets while your away?

At the beginning of the summer Black dog was very fortunate to spend some overnight visits at the house of Duke, Talula, Charlie, Polly, Cleo, Stuey and Leo. This may seem like a lot of pets but they are the luckiest pets around!

Spending time with this pack was an adventure that we enjoyed very much. Every evening was spent playing lots of fetch off the back deck. These dogs are super fortunate to have a big backyard that they enjoy very much. It even includes a pond for cooling off, something that Charlie takes full advantage of.


Once it got dark each night everyone settled down for dinner, which you may think would be difficult, but always went smoothly. Then each night ended with tons of snuggles and loves.


Charlie is the ring leader of the game of fetch. He did all the fetching while everyone else added their input. That look says it all.


Polly is always very interested in the yard and the squirrels that may be about. She keeps her eye on everyone but followed her own agenda.


Tahlula was shy at first but toward the end of our stay became a shadow always by my side and snuggling me at night.


Duke always the entertainer and a very good snuggler.

Duke recently lost his battle with cancer and has gone to the rainbow bridge but we continue to love him and think about him often. Such an awesome soul to have had the fortune of spending our time. Thank you Duke!


Leo always the first to greet me. What a handsome cat! He was always on my lap.

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Stuey in his tuxedo!

Cleo is a little camera shy but very sweet and beautiful.


Chaco and his friend Luckie

31 Jul

Recently Black Dog got to provide an in-home vacation for Chaco, Luckie and their kitty. These dogs don’t get left alone often but it was time for their loving parents to celebrate an anniversary. So they trusted Black dog to care for their babies.

Chaco and Luckie had a great vacation while they were away.  We spent the mornings strolling the neighborhood. First a short walk with the older guy Luckie then a bit more exercise for Chaco to get some of his energy out. The evenings were spent romping and playing around the backyard. Chaco’s mom was worried about him being alone so black dog gave him plenty of stuffed frozen kongs to keep him entertained.

The handsome Chaco is a little camera-shy but he allowed one picture while he was showing me his backyard.

Contact Black Dog pet services today to ensure your pets are cared for as well as these guys!

Aussie Ranch Vacation

24 May

This week Black Dog Pet Services got to spend some time in the mountains with 6 very lucky dogs. Breeze, Relay, Rookie, Deuce, Jax and little Kit.

These dogs are living the life in their mountain home. They spent the week showing me around, helping me with the chickens and chasing deer. After dark they spent their time snuggling, wrestling (sometimes in the bed), and enjoying treats.

The last night of their vacation was a bit stormy.  Kit, Relay and Jax were a little nervous about the thunder so they wore their thunder jackets and snuggled in bed with me which made them feel better.

When mom gets home its back to agility training for most of these guys so we made sure to get lots of rest.

Even when the weather got rainy these dogs enjoyed their vacation with Black Dog!

Book your vacation with Black Dog today to ensure that your pets will have as much fun as these guys did!

What is an in-home pet vacation, anyway?

20 Apr

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At Black Dog Pet Services, we don’t just feed, water, and exercise your pets, we provide them with their own vacation so that you can enjoy yours.

For dogs, interactive games like fetch or tug, or just a relaxing walk will be included with each visit.  Dogs can get stressed when their owners leave town, and we will help alleviate some of that anxiety by providing extra tummy rubs and enrichment activities like puzzle toys.

Cats can be picky about who they hang out with, so we provide as much or as little interaction as your cat desires.  Be it stringy toys, special cat treats, or just extra TLC, each vacation is taylored to your cat’s wishes.

As for the humans, we take care of them, too.  Blog posts and personalized text or picture messages will be posted or delivered while you are away, and you will find a detailed itinerary of your pet’s vacation when you return.