|Welcome to Estes Park, Gateway to Rocky Mountain National Park and home to Linda's Pet Care Services...a nontraditional setting for doggie daycare and boarding...now celebrating its 10th year of pampering pets in Estes Park.
PLEASE NOTE: Linda's Pet Care Services has moved...to it's new location at 950 Comanche Street, Unit C, in Estes Park, off of Highway 36 and South St. Vrain. Call for detailed directions. Click here to see photos.
My philosophy is that dogs are not naturally comfortable in a boarding situation. A boarding kennel is the very antithesis to everything we teach them--they are expected to relieve themselves on concrete, when we train them to go outdoors. They are expected to be confined for 22 hours a day in a 4 x 8 kennel, when they are used to having free rein of both their home and their outdoor yard. No wonder our dogs are often miserable in a boarding kennel. The very setting is alien to everything our dogs have grown accustomed to.
My facility is designed to offer your dog the comforts of home while away from home. It looks like an oversized living room, with all the comforts of home plus the added feature of an indoor play room for small dogs as well as two large, outdoor yards surrounded by a six foot cedar fence. The indoor playroom provides a much needed outlet for our smaller dogs, puppies and our senior citizen crowd during inclement weather, giving them an opportunity to play from dawn to dusk, come rain, sleet or snow. Linda's Pet Care Facility is the only one of its kind in Estes Park.
The goals of Linda's Pet Care Services are simple: Dogs that are well socialized and playful are allowed to be dogs, in every way. Instead of sleeping on concrete floors in kennels, my doggie guests sleep separately on fleece beds, surrounded by their fellow four-legged buddies, toys, rugs and hanging plants. This is a state and city-licensed dog boarding facility, but in a very non-traditional setting.
I believe that a well-socialized pet means the following: a dog that is both mentally and physically stimulated on a regular basis. Dogs evolved from wolves, which are pack creatures. Simply put, it means that dogs love the company of other dogs. They are not loners by nature and prefer the company of humans and pets. They will follow another dog or person from room to room in order to avoid being left alone. This is why dog daycare fills that void in your dog's life.
Your dog goes from your house to a facility that offers 12 hours of playtime every day--in all weather, rain or shine. Designed with all the comforts of home including rocking chairs, throw rugs, refrigerator and microwave, floor lamps, curtains, coffee maker and plants, Linda's Pet Care Facility gives your pet the feeling of being at home. No stress, no worry--for both the owners and the pets. I offer you both a vacation. Your dog deserves to have a good time. And you deserve to enjoy your vacation, guilt free.
Dogs often form lifelong friendships with multiple dogs outside their immediate family and grieve when that pet moves or passes away. Dogs deserve the right to form friendships, create lifelong bonds and enjoy the company of other humans and pets outside their own home. A healthy dog is a dog that has ample opportunity to play, interact, eat yummy treats and mingle for hours with other equal minded dogs. Healthy dogs live longer, experience less behavioral and aggression problems, and provide years of wonderful, loving companionship to their human family.
My goal is to provide a safe and fun atmosphere where dogs can learn and play while fostering healthy habits in a supervised setting.
I look forward to giving them that opportunity.