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Why Bliss Boarding
I went to two local vets and got a few business cards for dog sitters who would travel to our house for $25- per visit. I don’t really want strangers in my house and since we work from home, Jonesie is used to going in and out perhaps 6 or more times per day. This $25- per visit price was too high. Even at just three “in and outs” per day, the cost of $75- per day was more than I could stomach over a 3 week vacation. Plus, who knows what he would do to my wood floor or furniture while he would be alone nearly 23 hours per day. I shuddered to think about it. Years ago, I had an otherwise perfect, well behaved Golden Retriever/Chow mix get severe “separation anxiety” when we went away for a weekend…. She went through the house and chewed up and destroyed the bottom of our real wood blinds in every room of the house… about NINE windows. The only blinds she did not get were ones she could not reach.
I checked with a local boarding business, and while I thought their building and property was beautiful and their staff seemed caring and experienced, prices up to $75- per day seemed a bit much to me. My dog does not need to watch television and I do not need to watch him via a webcam. Plus, he would be in a building with many other barking dogs and not his usual amount of human interaction throughout the course of the day. Jonesie (our Yorkie) weighs 10 pounds and he has a small bladder. I worried that his being alone for so long in the indoor/outdoor room/cement floor-cage area might confuse his potty-training sensibilities. It was a nice place, but not appealing to me as a solution.
I visited a local big box pet retailer to see their boarding options and was horrified to find out the dogs are kept in cages/pens and get let out for 30 minutes per day, total. The time is marketed as doggy play time, but really, it means potty time. Potty time, which happens in a room with a chemical-treated carpet for him to do his “business.” Um, I do not want my dog to do business on the floor indoors, and I am a “hippie” who tries to AVOID chemicals.
I thought… there’s GOT to be a BETTER WAY. I can offer a better, happier, and healthier dog boarding experience… The idea for Bliss Boarding was born.
- Upon request, your pet will drink pure, R.O. water (reverse osmosis treated, so dangerous fluoride and other chemicals are removed
- If you do not provide your own food, your dog will enjoy eating Science Diet brand dog food.
- We strive to use minimal chemicals in our landscaping and our home, and opt for products like the Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day brand. These household cleaners are earth-friendly, made with plant-derived ingredients and
- Dog treats, like duck jerky, beef sausage, and chicken meatballs are available for purchase with no chicken or poultry by-product meals, no corn, wheat or soy, no artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives.
Your pet will be in our HOME, not a cage. Convenient, quiet, country home location. Trees, squirrels, birds… what more could a dog want? As many “ins and outs” as your pup might need.
Did I mention squirrels? Seriously, our lot is covered in trees and the wildlife around here is amazing. Every day we see deer, squirrels, dove and this is in addition to our family peacock and peahen. We love it out here, 3 miles from town, but far away from traffic and stress.
We are a family business, we live here 24×7. Your pet will be treated as if it was our own. We are a small “boutique” boarding business on purpose. Too many animals means too much noise and noise is stressful for everyone, animals and people alike.
The Bliss Boarding Experience
- Almost 2 acres, lots of trees
- Lots of wildlife to enjoy outside
- Very clean, family residence on country culdesac
- Indoor dogs stay in our house with porcelain tile, a/c, and lots of space to spread out and relax
- Outdoor dogs can stay outdoors during the day, with supervised yard play time and short walks 1-3 times a day
- Cats stay indoors with access to windows and sunshine
- Crates/cages are a temporary personal space, like at bedtime and naptime.
- Unlimited ins and outs
- Love, pets, and playtime throughout the day
Michelle is truly a wonderful person! Gabe stayed with her for one day of PLAY care and I think he loves her! Her Yorkie, Jonesie, is Gabe’s new playmate and...Pam Hornbeck, Liberty Hill
works at Comanche Trail Veterinary Center