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Laura Berg
Laura Berg

Our Australian Shepherd, Holly, loves going to day camp at the Animal Keeper! She is always happy to get there and seems to like everyone there and her dog friends. The staff is very knowledgeable, friendly and have a genuine love for …

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Response from business owner

Hi Laura, thank you so much for taking the time to write this amazing 5-star review! And also thank you for putting your trust in us. We are so thankful for our great staff and counselors, for all the magic they work in the camp yard. Group plays definitely are the best option for an Aussie like Holly, they allow her to develop the mental and physical skills that dogs benefit from, eventually improving her overall health. We look forward to seeing all of you guys again soon!

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Debbie Burdman
Debbie Burdman

Sadie loves going to the Animal Keeper...when we drop her off she doesn't even look back once when the helper takes her from us to her kennel!!

Response from business owner

Hi Debbie, thank you so much for this 5-star review! We are always more than happy to care for Sadie. She's really sweet, so it is really no trouble to pamper her and give the love she deserves. We are looking forward to your next visit. Have a great day!

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John Reed
John Reed

great groomers!

Response from business owner

Hi John. We are glad to know that your pup has had great experiences with us and our groomers. We can't wait to see you both on Keenan's next appointment. Have a great day!

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John Slate
John Slate

My dog has been going to Animal Keeper for 12 1/2 years, since she was 4 months old. She loves going to day camp and playing her pals. We’ve boarded her overnight many times. I know she is well cared for and loved by all the staff. …

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Response from business owner

We are so happy to hear how wonderful your experience with The Animal Keeper has been! We recognize Tessa the moment she pulls in the parking lot! We definitely enjoy reading a review from a longtime client like you, John. We are always so pleased when an owner tells us that our services have surpassed their expectations. That's our goal! To create strong bonds with our beloved community. Thank you for taking the time to write this amazing review. See you soon!

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Diane Maxwell
Diane Maxwell

Great place for our pup. He visits yearly when we’re on vacation. Great alternative to hanging out in the hotel room while we’re out having fun. They are so nice to him and he comes home exhausted (like us).

Response from business owner

Hi Diane, thank you so much for this amazing 5-star review! We definitely enjoy reading some feedback from a longtime customer like you. We are so happy to hear how wonderful your experience with The Animal Keeper has been! Our goal is to provide a home-away-from-home. Thank you for trusting us with your fur babies. Have a great day and see you guys soon!

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Brianne Sweeney
Brianne Sweeney

We brought our new, big, strong doesn’t know his own size and strength dog for boarding. We haven’t been there in years and your staff remembered us and our first 2 dogs. You took wonderful care of our newest addition and he even came back …

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Response from business owner

Hi Brianne, we are so delighted by your 5-star review! We are eternally grateful to our amazing camp counselors, for all the magic they work in the camp yard. It's so fun to hear about our pets' success stories and how The Animal Keeper has had a positive impact on their lives. Thank you for your kind words and we look forward to seeing you all again soon!

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80's Girl
80's Girl

The BEST place for my dog to Socialize & Play during my workday, He definitely Plays all day, cuz when I pick him up, he sleeps THROUGH the Night 💤

Response from business owner

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this amazing 5-star review! We are so thankful for our resort manager Kayla and the rest of our great staff that do their best to make clients & pets alike feel confident and happy to be at The Animal Keeper. We are also believers that "a tired dog is a good dog" which makes us so happy that we can offer services such as group play or private playtimes. These services allow us to provide the mental and physical stimulation that dogs benefit from. We look forward to seeing you both next time!

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Kara Egger
Kara Egger

Very accommodating! They have televisions for dogs that love to watch- suites – playtime for small breeds and they take the dogs out frequently. They really seem to care about the animals and are extremely helpful!

Response from business owner

Thank you for this amazing 5-star review, Kara! We're glad that our staff's hard work and TLC for our furry guests shows. We are so thankful for our great Encinitas staff that do their best to make clients & pets alike feel confident and happy to be at The Animal Keeper. Hope you all have a great day and see you soon!

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Isabel De Anda
Isabel De Anda

It was a very good visit. My dog is very shy and she was very happy after the visit. The Staff is great 💓

Response from business owner

Hi Isabel! We are so appreciative of our amazing clients that recommend us and help spread the word about our amazing staff and services. Thank you so much for taking the time to leave this 5-star review and we hope you have a wonderful week!

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Sandra Joyce
Sandra Joyce

My sweet cat was boarded for 20 days this month. She was well cared for but happy to be home. The staff are always so kind and give me updates by email or when I call. I highly recommend the Animal Keeper.

Response from business owner

Thank you so much Sandra for your wonderful review. We are so happy to hear when our amazing staff are able to soothe concerned parents and help them really feel when their pet is in good hands. We look forward to seeing you and your kitty next time!

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Casey Woods
Casey Woods

Happy pup even after having to stay overnight for 5 days. I didn’t get her a bath or anything this time and she still came home smelling clean. Can’t ask for more.

Response from business owner

Hi Casey, we know how nerve-racking it can be to leave our fur babies in another person's care and with that in mind, we are so glad to hear how pleased both of you are with The Animal Keeper. Thank you for recommending us with a 5-star review, have a great day!

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Matt Miller
Matt Miller

The animal keeper does such a wonderful job, they love our dog, and he loves going there! It’s our go to place for daycare, and longer stays.

Response from business owner

Hi Matt! We are so happy to hear how wonderful your experience with The Animal Keeper has been! We are always so pleased when an owner tells us that our services are able to provide them with peace of mind when they are away. We're happy to know that it shows that our staff really cares about the health and wellbeing of our guests, by providing the tlc that they need and deserve. Thank you for taking the time to write this amazing review. See you guys again soon!

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Gene Kaczmarek
Gene Kaczmarek

They take care of your dog.

Response from business owner

Hi Gene! We are happy to read that our love for animals shows! Thank you and we hope you have a wonderful day!

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B LeVeau
B LeVeau

My dog likes his days at camp there. The 3pm pick up time during all busy periods can be tough.

Response from business owner

Thank you for the 4-stars rating! We understand our afternoon rush hour can be an inconvenience to have a fast pick-up, so we appreciate your patience and we assure you our staff will do their best to have your pet ready-to-go when you get to our store. You can give us a call beforehand to have your dog ready in any case. Thank you for understanding and see you again soon!

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Martie D.V. Johnson
Martie D.V. Johnson

First time client and I was very, very pleased!

Response from business owner

Hi Martie! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave this review! We are so appreciative of our amazing clients that recommend us and help spread the word about our amazing staff and services. We hope you have a wonderful day!

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Thayer Barakat
Thayer Barakat

Very professional

Response from business owner

Hi Thayer! We love to hear about how much our clients are so appreciative of our amazing staff and services. Thank you and we hope you have a wonderful day!

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Karri Roberts
Karri Roberts

Animal Keeper is great!

Response from business owner

Hi Karri, we are happy to know you had a good experience with us. Thank you and we hope you have a great day!

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Frances Goldstein
Frances Goldstein

This is now my 2nd dog I trust to Animal Keeper, Encnitas. Friendly animal loving staff and always available to answer any questions. Getting a bit pricey-but for peace of mind-totally worth it.

I have boarded and done doggie day care-my …

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Response from business owner

Hello Frances! Reviews like yours always brighten our days. We all know how nerve racking it can be to board our pets; whether it is their first time or 26th time, it's hard to be away from our furbabies. For that reason, we are incredibly grateful for our amazing team that provide all the right tlc for the pets that visit us. Thank you for the 5-star review and we look forward to seeing you all next time!

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joanna F
joanna F

Very convenient and easy to make reservations. Staff is very friendly and service is great. Prices have gone up significantly and they do not post pictures or have cameras of your dog playing. Most other places have this and I have asked a…

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Response from business owner

Joanna, thank you for your recommending us and for your feedback. We are happy to know our services help you have more peace of mind while you continue with your daily activities. In the meantime your dogs have a fun and safe time playing with their pawls. Thank you for supporting our business and we hope you all have a great day!

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Katey Connell
Katey Connell

LOVE the animal keeper! They take such good care of my dog and my dogs LOVES going there! I use them for day care and boarding. Highly recommend!

Response from business owner

Hi Katey! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave this review! We are so appreciative of our amazing clients that recommend us and help spread the word about our amazing staff and services. We hope you have a wonderful day!

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Heidi Ottenritter
Heidi Ottenritter

I have two senior dogs and was new to the area. Super attentive and caring staff for our pups’ needs. Great place to board our dogs while away.

Response from business owner

Hi Heidi, welcome to the neighborhood! We know how nerve-racking it can be to leave our fur babies in a new place and with that in mind, we are so glad to hear how pleased both you and your senior pups were with The Animal Keeper. Thank you for the 5-star review, have a great day!

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Heather
Heather

My pup LOVES Animal Keeper! The staff is amazing and my sweet little girl, Byrdie, always comes home from doggie day camp exhausted and happy! Nice to have a trusted place to take her to when I can’t be with her. 😊

Response from business owner

Hi Heather, we are always happy to provide a fun and safe space for Byrdie while you are away. We are also so grateful for our creative and loving staff that truly care about the wellbeing of our clients and animals alike. Thank you, we can't wait to see you next time!

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Jennifer Van Deausen
Jennifer Van Deausen

My Tibetian Spaniel runs up the stairs to play in the Tiny Tots area. He doesn’t like to be alone and loves other dogs, so this is a way for him to get to play and I can run some errands. The flexibility is great, and they were willingly to…

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Response from business owner

Hi Jennifer. Thank you for the 5-stars review! We are glad to know your pup enjoys our services and is able to get some time to play and exercise with his pawls. Thank you for recommending us. Have a great day and see you again soon!

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Susan Habig
Susan Habig

I’m so happy with this animal keeper!!!

We just moved here and I have found a safe and caring place for Molly we are so grateful

Thank You to all!!!!!

Response from business owner

Hi Susan, welcome to the neighborhood! We know how nerve-racking it can be to leave our fur babies in a new place and with that in mind, we are so glad to hear how pleased both you and Molly are with The Animal Keeper. Thank you for the 5-star review, have a great day!

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Jana Motley
Jana Motley

We love Animal Keeper!h parents brought our dogs here growing up and now my dog comes here too. The staff is friendly and caring, and Ace is always happy when we drop him off and when we pick him up.

Response from business owner

Hi Jana, thank you so much for this wonderful review about your daycare experience! The Animal Keeper has been in business for over 50 years! And we've been growing ever since. This shows how much our community loves us. Can't wait to see you and Ace again soon. Have a great day!

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Tammy Tidmore
Tammy Tidmore

They love Toby and Toby can’t wait to see all the two legged and 4 legged friends. Fabulous day care!

Response from business owner

Hi Tammy! Thank you for the 5 star review! We are happy to know you and Toby enjoy our services. We do love seeing him coming to play! He's such a good boy. We hope you have a nice day and see you guys again very soon!

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SAS
SAS

Everyone is professional and the operation is well run. Each person at the animal keeper is always so caring about our dog (60 lb Husky Chow mix) I have no hesitation to leave him when we have to go out of town. He comes back to us in great…

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Response from business owner

Hello there! Reviews like yours always brighten our days. We all know how nerve racking it can be to board our pets; whether it is their first time or 26th time, it's hard to be away from our furbabies. For that reason, we are incredibly grateful for our amazing team that work so hard to create a fun, safe, and clean environment for the pets that visit us. Thank you for the 5-star review and we look forward to seeing you all next time!

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Sarah Mejia
Sarah Mejia

Animal Keeper has been great for us. They can always make room, even last minute. My dog comes home happy and even smelling good! It’s our go-to place.

Response from business owner

Thank you for the 5-stars review, Sarah! We are forever thankful for our amazing staff that go above and beyond to create a great experience for our clients, new and old. Happy 2023 and we look forward to seeing you and your pup next time!

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Kaitlyn Weser
Kaitlyn Weser

Brought our dog while we were at LegoLand. We’re from out of town, so we were nervous about finding a place that could watch him. The Animal Keeper was very accommodating, and very clear in their requirements. They were so helpful, and I …

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Response from business owner

Hi Kaitlyn, what a fun way to spend New Years! We hope you guys had fun at Legoland as much as your pup did staying with us! We are always happy to provide a fun and safe space for your dogs while you are away. We are also so grateful for our creative and loving staff that truly care about the wellbeing of our clients and animals alike. Thank you, we can't wait to see you next time!

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Rebecca Traverso
Rebecca Traverso

My dog loves it here! The staff is great and I know she’s safe and taken care of. The groomers do a great job and I love that I can add a bath and pick her up clean. We used Animal Keeper with our previous dog as well so have a 15+ year …

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Response from business owner

Rebecca, we love reading your 5-star review! It's been such a pleasure being able to help you and Sierra throughout these years. Our goal is to become a community with all our clients, and reading your recommendation about our boarding and grooming services makes us feel accomplished. Thank you again for trusting us all these years. We hope you all have an amazing 2023!

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Stuart Eberstein
Stuart Eberstein

Ace, has had a wonderful time, and the staff has welcomed him with opem arms, and has provided details from his activities during his visit.

Response from business owner

Hi Stuart, we know how nerve-racking it can be to leave our fur babies in another person's care and with that in mind, we are so glad to hear how pleased both you and Ace are with The Animal Keeper. Thank you for the 5-star review, have a great day!

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Alex Bayer
Alex Bayer

I feel so grateful for the Animal Keeper and in particular its caring staff. It’s clear how much they genuinely care for dogs and every time I pick up my dog from daycare she is brimming with happiness. They have a big space for the dogs to…

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Response from business owner

Hi Alex, we are so thankful for our amazing staff that work so hard to create the best experience possible for owners and pets alike, from our cleaning procedures to our animal handling. We are also so grateful for our camp attendants who watch over our group or private playtime services. This allows us to provide the mental and physical stimulation that dogs benefit from. Thank you for your 5-star review and we look forward to seeing you and your furbaby again soon!

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Kim Hartley
Kim Hartley

Our dog junior has been going to the Animal Keeper for years! He is always so excited and starts whining a mile down the road! I always call during his stay and I am given up to date info on his eating, sleeping and general behavior! 5 …

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Response from business owner

Thank you, Kim for this great 5-star review! We are so fortunate for clients like you that help recommend our staff and services. We love seeing Junior come and play with us. See you again soon and we hope you have a great day!

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Sharon Ereso
Sharon Ereso

We love Animal Keeper! Our dog is always so happy to go and socialize with other dogs. I really trust them to take good care of our precious pup.

Response from business owner

Hi Sharon, we are so thankful that our amazing team in Encinitas has been able to help your fur baby thrive in a social environment that can build confidence with other pups. Thank you so much for your trust. We look forward to seeing you both again soon!

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Roman Mathis
Roman Mathis

Love this place. Wonderful staff and organized systems for drop off/pick up. I am happy to know Marcus gets great care on the days when I have a busy schedule. Excellent grooming as well.

Response from business owner

Hi Roman! We are so happy to hear you always have a good experience with the services we provide at The Animal Keeper like daycare and grooming. Our goal is to provide a home-away-from-home. Thank you for entrusting us with Marcus. Have a great day and see you guys again soon!

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Michelle Gebert
Michelle Gebert

Fantastic customer service and my dog loves it here. The staff is always Kind, caring and knowledgeable!

Response from business owner

Hi Michelle, we are happy to know you had a good experience with us. Thank you and hope we se you guys again soon!

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Olga Mery
Olga Mery

My two mini-dachshunds were so well cared for! Thank you!

Response from business owner

Hi Olga, thank you for writing this very kind review! We hope we can continue serving you with top quality services and products. Have a great day!

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Matthew Engler
Matthew Engler

Our dogs are always so excited to go to the Animal Keeper for doggie daycare or boarding! We always know they are well taken care of and so happy when they come home!

Response from business owner

Thank you for your kind words, Matthew! We are proud of all our staff who work hard to keep our facility clean, fun, and safe for all pets. We hope you have an awesome day!

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Daniel McCoy
Daniel McCoy

My dog likes to be boarded at the Animal Keeper! No more panic at drop off!

Response from business owner

Hi Daniel, we are so happy to know that you are happy with your dog's stay and we hope we can provide you with many more. Thank you for the review and have a great day!

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Val M.
Val M.

What a find!! Our 3 dogs were in heaven. Thank You, Animal keeper for loving our babies like family!

Response from business owner

Thank you so much Val for taking the time to leave us this wonderful review! We are so fortunate for clients like you that help recommend our staff and services. We look forward to seeing you all next time and we hope you have a great day!

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Dan Halvorson
Dan Halvorson

Positive pup boarding

Response from business owner

Hi Dan, we are happy to know you had a good experience with us. Thank you and we hope you have a great day!

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Sam Elhams
Sam Elhams

Excellent care for your pet! Wonderful staff!

Response from business owner

Thank you Aurora for your 5 star review, we hope you have a great day!

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Robert Richman
Robert Richman

The best place. Such nice and friendly staff. My dog is always happy to go there.

Response from business owner

Hi Robert! It's great to hear that you had a 5-star experience with our day care services. All of us at The Animal Keeper Encinitas appreciate your feedback. Have a great day!

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Alex Szlener
Alex Szlener

Been taking our pups to the Animal Keeper for more than 30 years. Great people, great service. Not sure what we'd do without them.

Response from business owner

Hi Alex! We are so thrilled to read you. We can’t thank you enough for your kind words. It's been such a pleasure being able to help you and your pups throughout these years, and Remi has definitely enjoyed every minute of it. Our goal is to become a community with all our clients, and reading we've built a 30-year relationship of trust makes us feel accomplished. Thank you again and see you guys again soon!

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Vi San Diego
Vi San Diego

When we vacation we board our black cat at the Animal Keeper on Encinitas. We usually get 2 upper pens and bring her own food (dietary reasons). The fees are reasonable and staff is super friendly. We live about 25 min away, but prefer …

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Response from business owner

Hi Vi, thank you for writing this 5-star review! we are so thankful for our amazing staff that work so hard to create the best experience possible for owners & pets alike. See you again soon!

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Kate Klatman
Kate Klatman

Our dog always seems to be happy when she comes back. But unfortunately she doesn’t speak English so this is only my interpretation of her experience

Response from business owner

Hi Kate, thank you so much for taking the time to write this amazing review! Fortunately the Animal Keeper speaks TLC language, and your dog knows it too! and that's what matters. Hope we see you again soon!

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Laurie Parker
Laurie Parker

My little Shih-Tzu, Bogey went to 2 day camps and he had the best care and fun. Phenomenal experience. Thank you Animal Keepers, for taking care of one of my most precious babies.

Response from business owner

Hi Laurie ! We are so happy to hear how wonderful your experience with The Animal Keeper has been! Our goal is to provide a fun, safe, and clean space... a home-away-from-home. Thank you for entrusting us with Bogey. Have a great day and see you guys soon!

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CAITLIN MARIE CUNNINGHAM
CAITLIN MARIE CUNNINGHAM

I’ve been bringing my dog, Cleo, here since July 2022!

First, she boarded for 10 days overnight and the staff helping were so kind and communicative! It was such a great experience boarding that I took Cleo to Animal Keeper for a Full-Day …

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Response from business owner

Hi Caitlin, thank you so much for this wonderful review about our day care and grooming services! We are glad to know that you and Cleo have had great experiences with us. We can't wait to see you both at Cleo's next appointment. Have a awesome day!

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kristin hoefling
kristin hoefling

Our English Springer spaniel visits appropriately 4 times per year and loves everyone there. She come home happy, clean and ready to play!

Response from business owner

Hi Kristin, thank you so much for taking the time to write this amazing 5 star review! We are so thankful for Kayla and the rest of our great staff that do their best to make clients & pets alike feel confident and happy to be at The Animal Keeper. Thank you again and have a great day!

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KD Tyree
KD Tyree

New customer, Duke, loved his play time at Animal Keeper/Encinitas! Duke's pet parents are thrilled with AK's attentiveness to Duke and making sure his introduction to lots of new friends went smoothly. Thanks, AK!

Response from business owner

Hi Kathleen, it was a pleasure having Duke with us. We are so thankful for our amazing staff that work so hard to create the best experience possible for owners & pets alike. Thank you for taking the time to write this review, see you again soon!

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Andrea McGloin
Andrea McGloin

I have been taking my pets to The Animal Keeper’s in Encinitas for 20+ years and have never been disappointed. They have always gone above and beyond to help my dogs and cats feel as comfortable and as calm as possible. I would not hesitate…

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Response from business owner

What amazing 5-star review Andrea! We definitely enjoy reading a review from a longtime customer like you. We are so happy to hear how wonderful your experience with The Animal Keeper has been! Our goal is to provide a fun, safe, and clean space... a home-away-from-home. Thank you for entrusting us with your fur babies. Have a great day and see you guys soon!

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Scott Pannell
Scott Pannell

They always take good care of our challenging dog. He comes home much less stressed than from a normal boarding session at the Vet.

Response from business owner

Hi Scott, we are so thankful for our amazing staff that work so hard to create the best experience possible for owners & pets alike, from our cleaning procedures to our animal handling. Thank you for taking the time to write this review, we hope to see you again soon!

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Shiloh Bartholomew
Shiloh Bartholomew

Awesome customer service. Great doggie day care!!!

Response from business owner

Hi Shiloh, thank you for your 5 star rating. We are happy to know you were pleased with our daycare service. We hope you have a great day!

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Angie Marcella
Angie Marcella

Staff was amazing and kind and picked up my cat after her week stay, and all was great! She’s been home for a few days now and seems just as happy as when she left. I’m so grateful that they kept her on her food schedule and when I called …

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Response from business owner

Hi Angie! We are so thankful for our manager Kayla and our amazing team that works so hard to create a fun, clean, and safe environment for the pets that visit us. Our goal is to provide services to our clients that will make their lives a little bit easier, and knowing we have achieved that makes us smile. See you guys again soon!

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John Lintz
John Lintz

Would use again

Response from business owner

John, thank you for your 5 star rating. We are happy to know you would recommend us. Have a great day!

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Kimberly Gold
Kimberly Gold

We love Animal Keeper in Encinitas!! This is an extremely well-run, professional operation, and my 2-year-old Labrador loves her time at day care and overnight camp. Everyone is friendly, accommodating, and very caring. I have 100% peace of…

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Response from business owner

Hi Kimberly, thank you for this amazing 5-star review! We are so happy to hear that you had a great visit with us and were pleased with our boarding and doggie camp services. We can't wait to see you and Love next time!

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Richard Miles
Richard Miles

Amazing facilities and staff. We wouldn’t trust our dog with anyone else.

Response from business owner

Thank you for this lovely review! We feel fortunate to hear when our clients and their pets enjoy the energy of our staff and the quality of our services; it reminds us how lucky we are to have such a strong team that cares so much. We hope to see you both again soon!

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Lisa Nolan
Lisa Nolan

The Animal Keeper has always taken great care with our dogs. We feel very confident leaving on a trip knowing our beloved pets will be in great hands.

Response from business owner

Hi Lisa, thank you so much for taking the time to write this 5-star review! We know how nerve-racking it can be to leave our fur babies at a new place and with that in mind, we are so glad to hear how pleased both are with The Animal Keeper. See you guys again soon!

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Hadley Clark
Hadley Clark

I boarded my 4 year old Airedale with Animal Keepers for 5 nights and he had a blast! 5 days of big dog camp and he’s EXHAUSTED, which I love because that means he played his puppy heart out. I really appreciated their attention to detail …

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Response from business owner

Hadley, having Kipper with us was such a pleasure! We are so thankful for Kayla and the rest of our great staff that do their best to make clients & pets alike feel confident and happy to be at The Animal Keeper. Kipper is so smart and was so friendly with other dogs... he really had a great time in doggie camp. Hope we see you guys again soon!

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Heather Foster
Heather Foster

Everyone is so nice. You can tell they love what they do. My dog loves being boarded there and the doggie day camp too.

Response from business owner

Hi Heather, thank you for this lovely 5-star review! We are so happy to hear that you had a great visit with us and were pleased with our boarding and doggie camp services. We can't wait to see you next time!

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Polly Rogers
Polly Rogers

Clean, friendly facility- it feels like they love & value our pets. Prices are reasonable, but if you don’t pick up before 5:00 you are charged another over night cost 😂which i was not told- so just be aware of their time frames & ask for …

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Response from business owner

Hi Polly, thank you so much for amazing 5-star review for The Animal Keeper! We are so thankful for our pawsome staff that work really hard to create the best experience possible for owners & pets alike, from our cleaning procedures to our animal handling. Thank you again and have a great day!

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norm ferrer
norm ferrer

Mr Lincoln, our spoiled rotten Boxer, loves AK... if I drive by and don't go in he gives me the stink eye. AK takes a personal interest in every pet !

Response from business owner

Hi, thank you so much for taking the time to write this amazing 5-star review! We love having Mr. Lincoln with us! We do believe every dog has its own personality and we treat them as individuals. Our great staff do their best to make clients & pets alike feel confident and happy. Thank you for choosing the Animal Keeper, we look forward to seeing you both soon!

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Kris Gabele
Kris Gabele

Our puppy had five hours of play time every day while we were gone. She was in heaven! The only two recommendations we have would be to allow some sort of preview into where our dog stayed as we handed her off to a complete stranger. Also …

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Response from business owner

Hi Kris, thank you so much for taking the time to write this amazing 5-star review! We are so thankful for our great staff who do their best to make clients & pets alike feel confident and happy to be at The Animal Keeper. We would love to give you a tour of our facility on your next visit! Also, our staff will gladly send you videos and pictures of Josie upon request. We look forward to seeing you and Josie next time!

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Valentina LaForte
Valentina LaForte

My friend boards her two babies here. They are kind, helpful and professional

Response from business owner

Thank you so much Valentina for taking the time to leave this review. We are so appreciative of our wonderful team at The Animal Keeper and all that they do for our clients and their pets. We hope you have a wonderful day!

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Heather Weaver Whiteside
Heather Weaver Whiteside

Awesome place. Very professional and caring.

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Carl M
Carl M

They take such good care of my little doodle and she actually struts around the house when she gets her beauty parlor day. Thank you Animal Keepers for all your wonderful work.

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Thank you so much Carl for your wonderful review! We love how sweet and fresh our pups are after their grooming and are so happy to hear your pup feels the same way. We hope you have a wonderful day and look forward to seeing you both for your doodle's next spa day!

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Endless Sessions
Endless Sessions

Paco was so happy to have so much playtime with the other dogs.

Everyone was so nice and loving tu paco.

Definitely... Highly recommend!!!

Response from business owner

Thank you Endless Sessions, we hope you have a great day!

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Alma Cuevas
Alma Cuevas

My Jack loves this place! Staff is so kind and friendly.

Response from business owner

Thank you so much Alma for your kind words, we are so pleased to hear how much both you and Jack love the Animal Keeper!

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Rummer Bershtein
Rummer Bershtein

I’m a grade A helicopter mom with my dog. The Animal Keeper exceeded all expectations. They give personalized care and make you feel comfortable. For reference, one day I came to pick up my dog and one of the staff members told me how my …

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Response from business owner

Hi Rummer, reviews like yours always brighten our days. We all know how nerve racking it can be to board our pets; whether it is there first time or 26th time, it's hard to be away from our furbabies. For that reason, we stay being incredibly grateful for our amazing team that work so hard to create a fun, safe, and clean environment for the pets that visit us. Thank you for taking the time to recommend us and we look forward to seeing you both next time!

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Brenda P
Brenda P

All of the associates at Animal Keeper are amazing. They definitely care about their customers and especially the animals they take in every day. Our Bella loves it and can't wait to get in the front door

Kasia Epstein
Kasia Epstein

Great services for our loved pets. Good location, clean and professional run.

Response from business owner

Thank you Kasia for taking the time to leave this review to help recommend our staff and services, we hope you have a great day!

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Shawnita Preyer
Shawnita Preyer

Thanks for caring for The Monster!!!

I really appreciate it…

Response from business owner

Thank you so much Shawnita for your review, we hope you and The Monster have a great day!

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Nick Rodes
Nick Rodes

Animal Keeper has been a lifesaver for us and our new puppy. We take her to doggy day care once a week for 4 hours and she absolutely loves it. Good way to tire your pup out and get socialization. They also have competitive pricing for …

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Response from business owner

Nick, thank you so much for taking the time to leave this wonderful review! We love when we are able to provide a clean, safe, and fun environment for pets to play and socialize and grow into wonderful adult companions. We hope you have a great day and congratulations on the new pup!

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Debbie Sandoval
Debbie Sandoval

Everyone at the Encinitas location is wonderful and they take such good care of my little Yorkie. Fiona loves going there!

Response from business owner

We are so happy to hear how much Fiona enjoys visiting The Animal Keeper! We are forever grateful for our amazing team that works so hard to create a clean, fun, and safe environment for the pets that visit us. Thank you for your 5 star review and we look forward to seeing both you & Fiona next time!

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Marie Crawford
Marie Crawford

I have been taking my dogs here for grooming, boarding & dog day care for many years now. They love it there and the staff is fabulous!!

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Jena Naccarato Jonville
Jena Naccarato Jonville

We absolutely love this place. The staff is wonderful and our dog always comes out tired and happy. Wonderful place that I cannot recommend enough.

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Derrick Oien
Derrick Oien

My dog loves this place! The staff are always so nice and helpful!

Response from business owner

Thank you so much Derrick for taking the time to leave this wonderful review, we are so happy to hear how much both you and your pup enjoy our staff and services. We hope you have a great day!

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Andrea Stevenson Astor
Andrea Stevenson Astor

We have been bringing our pups here for 12years+.....They absolutely love it♥️ ltherefore we are HUGE fans knowing they are having fun and getting the love and attention we hope for and really expect! ☺️The staff is awesome, kind and take …

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carla applegate
carla applegate

I’ve been bringing my pets to The Animal Keeper for 25 yrs. and I would not trust anyone else with my fur babies. The staff is always positive and helpful. I never have to worry about the care of my dog. The best!!!

Response from business owner

Hi Carla, thank you so much for taking the time to write this amazing 5-star review! We are so thankful for our amazing team that do their best to make clients & pets alike feel confident and happy to be at The Animal Keeper. We are also so thankful for our long term clients that trust us with the care of their pets and help recommend us to others. Thank you for your patronage for the last 25 years and we hope you have a happy holidays!

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khaleesi Lifts
khaleesi Lifts

Anytime we go out of town we board our dog with the Animal keeper. She has stayed at the Poway and Encinitas locations. It’s reassuring to know she is safe and cared for while we are away. She is always happy and healthy when she comes home…

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Response from business owner

Thank you so much Khaleesi for taking the time to leave us these kind words. We love hearing how much your pup enjoys visiting us and are so thankful for our amazing team that do their best to make clients & pets alike feel confident and happy to be at The Animal Keeper. We hope you have a great day & happy holidays!

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Amanda Byrd
Amanda Byrd

We feel very lucky to have discovered The Animal Keeper in Encinitas! First and foremost, the entire staff loves dogs! To me, that is the most important factor – that the staff wants to be there and is excited about your pet. And they are! …

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Response from business owner

Amanda, thank you so much for this amazing review! The best feedback we can hope to receive is when our clients tell us how much their pets enjoy our staff and services. We are so thankful for our amazing team that works so hard to create a clean, safe, and fun environments for the animals that walk through our doors. Thank you again for your kind words and we look forward to seeing you both again soon!

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Amber Baldridge
Amber Baldridge

We’ve been taking our labradoodle here since she was a puppy (2 years). This place is a life saver, especially when it comes to living in a condo. We take her to animal keeper 2-3 days a week to play and get some exercise outdoors. She …

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Charles Adams
Charles Adams

Good care for my dog who returned happy and healthy

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Jesse Hanwit
Jesse Hanwit

My dog Fritz stayed at Animal Keeper for 3 nights and seemed fine when he was picked up. I brought my own food and they returned the empty containers so I’m pretty sure Fritz got to eat his own food. I enjoyed the little report card Fritz …

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Response from business owner

Jesse, thank you for taking the time to write this feedback! We know how nerve-racking it can be to leave our fur babies at a new place and with that in mind, we are so glad to hear that both you and Fritz were pleased with his stay at The Animal Keeper. We hope to see you both again soon!

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Nisha Patel
Nisha Patel

From the staff to the groomer everyone at Animal Keeper is so thoughtful and caring.

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Zakaree Harris
Zakaree Harris

This was our puppy’s first experience staying overnight somewhere. Everyone we talked to and interacted with was amazing and wonderful. We took a tour of the facility and we were impressed with how clean everything was. Absolutely recommend…

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Response from business owner

Hi Zakaree, thank you so much for taking the time to write this outstanding 5-star review! We know how nerve-racking it can be to leave our fur babies at a new place and with that in mind, we are so glad to hear how pleased both you and your puppy are with The Animal Keeper. We look forward to seeing you both next time!

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Micki Lang
Micki Lang

We’re excellent with our dogs. The staff was extremely helpful and friendly. Our dogs loved them.

Response from business owner

Micki, thank you so much for the amazing review! We are forever thankful for our amazing team that make our clients' (both two legged and four legged) experience possible. We are happy to hear how much your pups love The Animal Keeper and look forward to seeing you all next time!

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Sally Penso
Sally Penso

Encinitas branch was very professional. Lived the report card

Response from business owner

Thank you Sally for the review, we are happy to know how much our clients appreciate the report cards as a lot of time goes into them. We hope you have a great day!

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Anna Nunes
Anna Nunes

I have been taking my dog (Brutus, 5 years) to Animal Keeper (AK) for over 4 years now. He absolutely loves it there, and the staff love him! They are kind, courteous and professional, and always keep the best interest of your pup in mind. …

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Response from business owner

Anna, we are so thrilled with your review and feedback. We love to hear that your parents have been bringing their pets to us for over 25 years! Our goal as a company is to provide a fun, safe, and clean space for our clients to bring their fur babies to that they can trust and hearing that we have accomplished that brings a smile to our faces. We are forever thankful for our amazing staff that work so hard to create the best experience for our customers, two and four legged. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you & Brutus next time!

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Pamela Kramer-Glickman
Pamela Kramer-Glickman

My great Pyrenees had a wonderful day of playing and then had a beautiful bath clipping and came home in a very good mood. Thank you to the Care at the animal keeper in Encinitas

Response from business owner

Thank you Pamela for your review and kind words. We are so pleased you and your Great Pyrenees enjoyed The Animal Keeper staff and services. We look forward to seeing you both next time!

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D Tully
D Tully

Caring staff and clean facility

Response from business owner

Thank you D for your feedback and 5 star rating, we hope you have a great day!

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Kelley Hartman
Kelley Hartman

I boarded my cat Reptar at The Animal Keeper for a week while my house was being remodeled. I was very impressed with the friendliness of the staff. They were responsive when I called to check in on him. I felt great knowing he was well …

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Response from business owner

Kelley, thank you so much for taking the time to write this wonderful 5 star review! We know how nerve-racking it can be to leave our fur babies at a new place and with that in mind, we are so glad to hear how pleased both you and Reptar are with The Animal Keeper. We look forward to seeing you both next time!

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Doug Jacot
Doug Jacot

They were very caring about the animals like they were their own.

Response from business owner

Thank you so much Doug for your kind words and recommendation. We look forward to seeing you next time!

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jeanne Burton
jeanne Burton

Bridget started going to animal keeper after Covid lockdown. She had severe separation anxiety which. As a result of playing with other furries and the care of the AK team is completely gone. I have known Kayla for over 12 years as she has…

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Response from business owner

Jeanne, thank you so much for this wonderful review. It always brings a smile to our faces when we are able to hear how our services and staff have benefitted our clients, furry and human alike. We are so pleased that we were able to help Bridget's separation anxiety; as we like to say in the animal industry, "A tired dog is a good dog". Thank you for your kind words and we look forward to seeing both you and Bridget next time!

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Taylor Sacuy
Taylor Sacuy

I have a 1.5 year old dachshund who has separation anxiety and is very territorial- (and is genetically just kind of a “jerk” to strangers)

who had NEVER been boarded or left with anyone but me or my boyfriend…. We were terrified to board …

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Response from business owner

Taylor, your review bring smiles to our faces. Our mission at The Animal Keeper is to create a safe, fun, and loving environment for our clients' pets. With that goes hand in hand our hope that our customers can feel a sense of ease and trust when their pets are with us. To know that our amazing staff were able to accomplish that for you and your pup just makes us so happy. Thank you so much for your kind words and amazing review and we can't wait to see you and your pup next time!

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Shari Castelli
Shari Castelli

Amazing experience! Our puppy loves this place and previously was shy and scared. We felt so calm leaving her and she gets excited every time we go back. The staff is young and lovely and clearly enjoys what they do. Can’t recommend enough!

Response from business owner

Hi Shari, thank you so much for taking the time to write this outstanding 5 star review! We know how nerve-racking it can be to leave our fur babies at a new place and with that in mind, we are so glad to hear how pleased both you and your pup are with The Animal Keeper. We are so thankful for our amazing staff that work so hard to create the best experience for our clients, two legged and four legged.

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Marsha Long
Marsha Long

Good accommodations with outside views down the hillside, gentle caring staff, feline packages, playtime and grooming too!.. even kitty foto-ops!!❤️🐾🐈

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Cathy Bourdon
Cathy Bourdon

I recently left my 2-year-old guinea pig at the Animal Keeper while my family took a vacation. I had never taken a guinea pig for boarding anywhere so this was a new experience for both of us. She was there 12 nights and when I picked her …

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Response from business owner

Cathy, thank you so much for taking the time to write this outstanding 5 star review! We know how nerve-racking it can be to leave our fur babies at a new place and with that in mind, we are so glad to hear how pleased both you and your guinea pig are with The Animal Keeper. We are so thankful for our amazing staff that work so hard to create the best experience for our clients, two legged and four legged. We look forward to seeing you both next time!

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Cynthia Truitt
Cynthia Truitt

I recently boarded my Vizsla Jackson for 9 nights. This was my first time away from him for an extended period of time and as you can imagine, I was a bit hesitant and concerned as to how he would adapt. Since I was leaving the country, I…

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Response from business owner

Hi Cynthia, thank you so much for taking the time to write this outstanding 5 star review! We know how nerve-racking it can be to leave our fur babies at a new place and with that in mind, we are so glad to hear how pleased both you and Jackson are with The Animal Keeper. We are also big believers in "a tired dog is a good dog" which is why we love when owners sign their pet up for activities during their stay. When pets are tuckered our from their group or private play sessions, that makes the boarding process and being away from their owners that much easier. We look forward to seeing you both next time!

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Seth Balmer
Seth Balmer

Juno had his first experience staying in their doggy suites for one week. He had a Wonderful time with the fun staff & came home happy & trimmed down a bit from all the fun play (which he desperately needed). 👍

We’ll be sure to use their …

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Response from business owner

Seth, thank you so much for taking the time to write this outstanding 5 star review! We know how nerve-racking it can be to leave our fur babies at a new place and with that in mind, we are so glad to hear how pleased both you and Juno are with The Animal Keeper. We love that we are able to offer services such as group play and private playtimes for our boarding clients; between the mental and physical stimulation it provides, it is a win-win for all parties involved! We look forward to seeing you both next time!

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