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|Glencadia Dog Camp: Offering Country Fun for Four-Legged Friends
Glencadia Dog Camp
Glencadia Dog Camp provides a social boarding experience for pups. The animals enjoy running and playing on 15 acres of land, including a large yard with a high fence, a pond, and other amenities. The property sits back a quarter of a mile off of a country road, far from traffic and urban sounds.
When an owner has to go away either on business or for vacation, it’s common for them to feel guilty about leaving their pooch behind in a hard, cramped kennel. A traditional kennel confines a dog and leaves them stressed psychologically, as they are naturally social and crave exercise. Mentally and physically, they do not thrive alone and with little movement.
At Glencadia Dog Camp, pets can run in fenced-in yards, while more low-key animals are able to keep to themselves in smaller sections of the property. It’s the perfect experience for dogs of all personality types.
Dogs sleep in a barn that has heat and some air conditioning. Dogs that prefer the safe feeling of a crate have them available.
Dogs can go in or outside almost all day, depending somewhat on the weather and other factors. Various groups of dogs use the larger yard, with smaller dogs, or older dogs, all taking a turn on the open big field. Meanwhile, other dogs still have smaller yard available to go outside if they want to.
Each dog always has plenty of room to spread out. Glencadia’s slogan is, “When you go on vacation, so can your dog,” and the team strives to make every dog’s stay fun and refreshing.
To help ensure that dogs always have a peaceful and enjoyable stay, the animals are supervised playing in groups in the large yard. Staff members make it a point to understand each dog’s unique personality type and preferences and group dogs according to who gets along. This knowledge makes it easier to diffuse situations before they arise.
Glencadia Dog Camp is located in Columbia County, New York, roughly two hours from New York City. To help make accommodations easier for busy pet parents in Brooklyn and Manhattan, the team provides regular pick up and drop off services on Monday and Thursday evening after 6 PM on the sidewalk outside your home.
After eight years in business, this is one of the elements of the unique company that clients most appreciate. For protective pet parents, the Glencadia blog and videos prove useful. If a dog owner wants to know what their pooch is up to, they can simply log on to the Glencadia site and take a look at updated photos and videos. This allows them to relax knowing that their animal is well cared for.
The business has received plenty of praise from satisfied clients over the years, including these words:
One client states, “Yes, Glencadia does at-home pickup and drop off. I thought they were great.”
Another notes, “We’ve sent our dog to Glencadia. It’s a farm way upstate, but they do free pickups in Brooklyn. The rates are pretty reasonable and our dog always seems happy and healthy when she gets back.”
One customer writes, “I have sent my dog to Glencadia a number of times and I love it. I even look at the blog when my dog is not there, just watching the seasons pass in the country from time to time, looking in on Will’s kids playing with dogs, seeing what’s new up in the boonies. My dog leaps into the van and we’re all set. Great thing. Thanks.”
Glencadia Dog Camp on the Importance of Spaying and Neutering Pets
Staff members at Glencadia Dog Camp regularly speak about the importance of spaying and neutering dogs. The procedure is completely safe and is able to get done as soon as the animal turns eight weeks old. Spaying or neutering a dog at an early age helps to prevent them from having the chance to reproduce, thus causing a reduction in the pet overpopulation problem.
Some people have heard myths about spaying and neutering animals, and hesitate to have the procedure done because of this false information. The team at Glencadia regularly debunks these rumors. Common misconceptions about spaying and neutering include:
My children need to learn about the miracle of birth.
Children must learn about reproduction, but even one litter of puppies contributes to pet overpopulation. Instead, use books or movies to teach kids about where babies come from. They will still retain the necessary information, but puppies will not have to grow up in a shelter because of it.
My male dog will suffer an identity crisis when he’s neutered.
Dogs have no sense of sexual identity, so the procedure will not impact his self-esteem in any way. In many instances, a male dog actually shows more favorable personality traits after he is neutered. Dogs that are neutered are often less aggressive and less likely to try to run away from home than those that are not.
My dog will become less protective of our home after the procedure.
Dogs are born to protect their home and family. This urge does not come from sex hormones, but rather from genetics. The animal will still want to protect its owner and its house, regardless of whether it was spayed or neutered.
Other benefits to the procedure include:
It is cost effective: The procedure is relatively inexpensive, especially compared with the immense cost of raising a litter of puppies.
It helps the animal to live longer: Female dogs that are spayed are much less likely to get breast cancer or uterine cancer, both of which are fatal in about 50 percent of animals. Males that are neutered have a greatly reduced risk of contracting testicular cancer, as long as they are neutered before they turn six months old.
It protects the community: Stray pets that come as a result from failure to neuter or spay animals can bite neighborhood children, prey on wildlife, and cause car accidents. They are also more likely to get rabies. Cutting down on the number of homeless animals in the world helps to prevent this situation from occurring.
Pet owners must take on the responsibility of reducing animal overpopulation, and quickly having a new dog spayed or neutered helps to do this.
Glencadia Dog Camp provides a social boarding experience where dogs can run and play on 15 acres of land. The area is fenced in, making it safe for camp attendees to roam freely. Glencadia Dog Camp has existed for eight years, and provides twice-weekly pickups and drop-offs for pet parents living in New York City or Brooklyn.