Your dogs can play while you are away!
Dogs are natural pack animals. They like to be in groups. Group play provides exercise, interaction with other dogs, mental stimulation, socialization, and a chance to spend fun time with other canines. A happy, healthy dog needs this type of activity.
Group Play has the following benefits for your dog:
- natural exercise
- burns extra energy
- keeps them agile and flexible
- socialization; dogs learn how to handle interactions with other dog personalities.
- allows dogs to be part of the natural pack environment
- provides mental stimulation
- meet new pack members and get to know them.
Dog “parents” are normally outgoing, active people. They also have professional lives. Business trips, weddings, social events, all these can cause your dog to be left alone. Instead, why not bring him to “camp”, where he can spend time with dog friends, and get lots of loving from our staff?
Then there are situations, besides travel, that might require a temporary safe haven away from home for your dog. Are you:
- spring cleaning?
- showing a home for sale?
- having an exterminator visit?
- having a party or event?
- expecting visitors who might have pet allergies?
Peace of mind is knowing your dog is enjoying himself while you can’t be together at home.
Pick-up and Delivery
Running short on time? We can even pick-up and deliver your dog to your door. For more details visit our Pick-up and Delivery website page.
Caution: Not all dog boarding kennels, and services, are created equal.
Kennels with individual “runs” prevent dogs from playing the games they enjoy so much.
Indoor dog kennels, provide unnatural surroundings for your canine.
Pet Sitters, visit and take your dog for a walk twice a day. The rest of the time your dog is alone.
House Sitters, often are not familiar with the dog or your home. Check references carefully.
Travel with confidence, when you leave your dog with Anderson Acres. Your dog gets the care that meets his needs, and yours.
At Anderson Acres, all dogs for boarding are carefully screened to ensure the safety of group play areas and staff. For screening, dogs and their owners are interviewed, and dogs are introduced to a few dogs of different temperament to see how they handle themselves.
Dogs can be like children. Even with the most careful screening the occasional squabble will occur. We take every reasonable precaution to prevent the rare squabble, but the risk of injury does exist.
We do not accept aggressive or non-social dogs. For the safety of all animals and associates, and at the discretion of Anderson Acres, some pets may not be permitted.
Please call 707-588-8494 to arrange a screening, prior to scheduling your dog’s first boarding visit.
Group play areas are controlled, monitored and chaperoned by our knowledgeable, gentle, and attentive staff.
Large Outdoor Play Yards
Dogs love to run, chase, wrestle, hide, seek, carry objects, dig, climb, watch wildlife, cuddle, communicate, lounge, and more.
Dogs are grouped by size, temperament, and energy. Footing varies from cement and gravel, to wood chips, dirt, and vegetation. Surroundings are rural fields, farms, and serene country.
Being in a rural area provides interesting farm animals and wildlife for the dogs’ visual interest. The area surrounding the kennel boasts a pond, wetlands, farm fields, wild grasslands, and pastures. They might see llamas, horses, hares, frogs, and birds of all types, including ducks, quail, Canada geese, vultures, and smaller varieties as well. Cows even live next door.
Dog houses and safe large play structures are scattered throughout the play yards. These provide tunnels, slides, climbing, tractor tires, play houses, hiding places, caverns, and more.
For dry days there is lots of shade provided by umbrellas, large eucalyptus trees, and roofs.
When it is raining, dogs have play areas where they get to choose to be inside or outside.
When it is hot, out come the wading pools. Dogs love to play in the water as we fill them for the warm parts of the day. Then they enjoy taking turns standing, lying, or playing in the cooling water.
For cold days, the indoor area is heated and we have extra dog coats in all sizes.
Feeding and Food
Bring your dog”s own food and we will feed it to him while you are gone. Your dog’s meals are prepared by our careful staff to include your dog’s food, and any treats you’d like him to have. Your dog’s digestive system is used to the food you provide. Bring a supply of food, enough for all his meals, and a few extra, just in case your plans get delayed.
Dogs are fed two meals per day.
Should your dog have any special medication requirements, we can handle that for you too. Just bring your supplements or doctor’s prescribed medicine and we will administer it.
Don’t forget the heartworm and flea medications. We can apply those on the date they are scheduled to be administered.
Part of your dog’s day will include a planned rest times. Group play is provided 3-times throughout the day, mornings, afternoons, and evenings. Between group play times, dogs are separated and crated for naps, enabling them to rest uninterrupted.
Our staff members adore dogs! They are always on hand for petting, hugs, cuddling, and playing.
Want to know how your dog is doing? Call us. We are always delighted to speak with caring dog “parents”. At your request, we will send email updates, and who knows, your dog might be featured on our Anderson Acres Facebook page. (“Like us on Facebook, so you can check, and also see many of the other “campers”.)
Senior Dog Citizens
One of the play yards is specially designed for the senior dog campers. It is equipped with dog houses, dog beds, and actual child beds for their lounging comfort.
Dogs don’t pay any attention to dirt. That means when they play, they get dirty. For this reason, dogs staying 2-nights or more, get a courtesy bath* before they leave for home. This includes a nail trim, ear cleaning, eye check, brushing for long-haired dogs, and a soap and water bath*.
Call us today at 707-588-8494 with questions or to make your reservations.
Then your dog will play while you are away.
* Please note: We specialize in happy boarding for dogs. We are not a grooming service. If a dog comes in with mats we will not be able to bathe them, as their mats will only get worse. As long as your long -haired dog is well brushed or groomed before they come to camp, we will keep them brushed to prevent mats while they are here. Our cleaning services will make sure they are smelling great and looking as good, or better, when they go home.
Located in Santa Rosa, California, Anderson Acres serves the entire San Francisco Bay Area with the following services:
- dog daycare / doggie daycare
- dog boarding kennel
- dog training
- dog taxi
- dog pick-up and delivery