|Social dog boarding in the country for city dogs.|
|Glencadia Dog Camp is a paradise for pets, letting them vacation while their owners do, too. |
|Sun, 2 Jun 2013|
|Glencadia Dog Camp is a dog’s dream come true. Situated on a farm with more than 15 acres of land, this canine paradise offers pups the ability to explore the sounds, sights, and smells of nature safely within the confines of professionally built fences. The owners at Glencadia know what it’s like to entrust a family member’s care to someone else and, as a result, they’ve dedicated themselves to creating a friendly, welcoming environment that pups can’t wait to come back to. As a result, dog owners don’t have to feel bad about leaving their furry family member at Glencadia while vacationing or traveling; the Dog Camp is literally a resort itself.
Glencadia Dog Camp serves residents of New York City and surrounding areas. It is located in Columbia County, about a two-hour drive from NYC, and offers pickup and drop-off services for busy pet owners who want the best for their pets but are low on time. The owners at Glencadia have dedicating themselves to keeping prices reasonable and services above-par since their doors opened about eight years ago. This has earned them a loyal customer base and an excellent reputation in the field.
Glencadia helps dogs look and feel their best during their vacation from home with an on-staff veterinarian and professional dog groomer available round-the-clock. Tailored services, special diet options, and unique and comfortable sleeping conditions make this Dog Camp the best choice for New York City residents who love their dogs and want them to have the best.
Glencadia Dog Camp opened its doors nearly a decade ago to serve as a quiet, removed country location where dogs could have the time of their lives. Its owners are passionate about canine care and the value of outdoor exploration and play for pups of all ages. They also believe that the social aspects of dog boarding should be pleasant and fun rather than cramped or stressful. Their beautiful, multiple-acre setting allows for easy-going, fun-centered play that nourishes both the mind and soul of the dogs that stay with them.
The staff at Glencadia Dog Camp knows that each dog is different. Owners generally know the preferences of their pup and, as a result, most dogs have a home environment that suits them and helps them feel at ease. Finding the same in a doggie daycare or kennels, however, is easier said than done. Because the staff at these locations usually doesn’t take the time to get to know dogs, puppies are often subjected to stressful conditions like crating or large play groups. The staff at Glencadia is committed to ensuring that doesn’t happen on their watch. In fact, they took great care in naming their location a “camp,” as opposed to a kennel or daycare, because this is exactly what it is. The on-staff veterinary and grooming services as well as stellar staff ensure that pups are treated to a resort-like atmosphere when their owners have to be away from home.
Customer satisfaction and loyalty is a big reason for the success of Glencadia Dog Camp throughout its eight-year existence. Many people who decide to send their dogs to the Camp decide to bring them back again and again. Often, they send stories about the joy they receive from watching their dog leap with excitement when they get a glimpse of the farm. Many dogs make friends with each other and enjoy playing with their camp mates during the day. “Glencadia Dog Camp is nothing like a kennel,” one customer says. “It’s like asking your best pet-loving friend to watch your dog. My dog won’t stay with anyone else.” Another customer says, “Our golden retriever, Moki, loves going to camp and comes home tired, happy, and sane!”
Providing pets with the time of their lives is one thing. Providing owners with peace of mind while away from their pets is another. Glencadia Dog Camp does both, and does each of them very well. To let pet owners know that they’ve entrusted the care of their furry friend to the right people, the owners at GDC have a picture and blog service they use to keep owners in the loop at all times. Limiting the number of dogs being served to 20 at any given time allows the staff at Glencadia to lavish care and attention on each dog. Many customers find the daily pictures and blurbs about their dog’s experience at camp to be both calming and helpful. Knowing that their dog is getting good care and individualized attention is worth a great deal. It allows pet owners to relax while they’re away, knowing their pet is in the right hands.
The price of boarding at Glencadia Dog Camp is far more reasonable than one might expect for such a lavish service. With a minimum price of $20.00 per day in some instances, sending one’s dog to a luxury camp retreat has almost never been more affordable. The owners at GDC chose to keep prices low so that families from all backgrounds could allow their dogs to experience the freedom that comes with a country romp.
The facilities at Glencadia Dog Camp are both rustic and impressive. Dogs have free rein during a good portion of the day, but come home to a gorgeous 11-room barn at night to sleep on soft blankets and hay. Dogs who love to play and sleep with others can be allowed to find their own sleeping places next to their playmates in accordance to the instructions from their owners. Dogs who like more quiet, individual time can access any of the individual rooms to ensure a sound slumber. Staff members at Glencadia make sure each dog has the privacy and space he or she needs to make their stay an enjoyable one. The barn is heated with a wood stove and heat lamps during the winter months, which keeps pups quite cozy and warm even when it snows. Six-foot fences around the property let pets explore while keeping them safe within the farm’s boundaries.
Some dogs need more space than others, especially those who might have a history of being neglected or abused by previous owners. The owners of Glencadia understand this, and have created a system that allows dogs to still play freely without risking dangerous interactions. Several of the individual rooms located within the Camp’s barn lead out into enclosed areas strictly for a particular dog. The spacious enclosures provide pups with space to run and jump without fear or anxiety. This is one of the most unique aspects of Glencadia Dog Camp, as many kennels and daycares are unable to provide this service due to lack of will or space.
Glencadia Dog Camp is a vacation destination for dogs of all types. With space to run and play, gorgeous landscapes, and fine housing options, the Camp is a unique and special home-away-from-home for pets. Created for city dogs who want and need a country vacation, Glencadia has served a unique market since it opened over eight years ago. In addition to the joy pups get from a stay at GDC, owners get peace-of-mind and happiness knowing that their furry family member is being well taken care of in their absence. Glencadia Dog Camp is the destination for fun-loving animals and their human owners alike.
Glencadia Dog Camp plans to continue offering its world-class location and services to dogs in the New York City area. Their unique pick-up and drop-off service, which distinguished them at their founding, will forever be a staple of their commitment to caring for humans and pups. Dogs get to be more than just pets at Glencadia. They get to be adventurers, explorers, playmates, friends. The Camp’s staff will continue to adapt their services to ensure that both owners and canines have the time of their lives while away from home.
Part of the responsibility that running a dog camp brings is the ability to advocate for pets and their owners. The staff at Glencadia Dog Camp love interacting with pet owners and realize it’s important for them to know their furry best friends are being taken care of in their absence. Just as they have harnessed the power of technology to provide pictures and daily blog posts about the pups in their care, the staff at Glencadia is committed to using the latest and greatest technology to improve their services and programs in the future. Their Facebook page and interactive FAQ section makes interaction with customers easy, and each platform’s use will surely rise as more and more customers get online.
Apart from technological advancement and ever-evolving services, Glencadia plans to continue the unique and innovative practices that have made it one of the top dog camps in the country today. Through its unique offerings, stellar staff, and attention to quality and care, Glencadia Dog Camp will always ensure that, when owners go on vacation, their dogs can, too.