WHO WE ARE
The Mission and Philosophy of
the Little River Pet Resort go hand
in hand. Our Mission is what we strive to be - and our
Philosophy is how we do it. We developed our Mission
and Philosophy as dog-owners, not business owners. When
I first boarded my own pet I have to admit
that I was not entirely comfortable with the thought
of him being confined entirely to a cage that was hosed-out
once or twice a day. I was not comforted by the fact
that his only human interaction was when he was fed twice
a day. Luckily, after much research I was
able to find a Pet Resort that I felt gave my beloved
pet the care and stimulation that he deserved. Our Philosophy
is based on the belief that "warehousing," or "storing," a
pet is nowhere near good enough. It's based on the knowledge
that companion dogs are truly members of our families
and require and deserve to have all of their needs met.
You are here because you agree. On behalf of the Resort's
staff, I welcome you - and on behalf of your cherished
pet, I thank you for choosing the best!
Companion pets are beings that we have made a deal with.
In return for all of the love and companionship that
they offer us, we agree to provide for their physical
needs, mental stimulation, and emotional care. In order
to do this, the Little River Pet Resort is a pet owner's
partner and provides for...
PHYSICAL NEEDS - We care for your
pet's physical needs by providing food (your regular
brand, on your regular schedule), and a constant supply
of fresh water. Our resort is heated and air conditioned
for our guests' physical health and comfort. We hand
clean (no hosing!) each room at least twice per day.
You don't think that pets should be forced to go to the
bathroom near where they play, eat and sleep, right?
Well neither do we! We let our guests go outside in large
fenced, grassy yards 6-7 times per day to take care of business!
We safeguard your pet's health by requiring that all vaccinations are current
for each and every guest of the resort. And for guests staying three days
or more, we offer a free bath before check out, as well as discounted bathing
and brushing during guests' stays. We meet all of our guests'
physical needs, but that is the easy part, and just the beginning of our
MENTAL STIMULATION - We believe that
pets are healthier, happier, and better behaved when
their mind is stimulated and encouraged, so we offer
a daily schedule of sights, sounds and games beginning
at 7:00 AM and ending at 10:30 PM each day. Games of
fetch or chase with other compatible dogs or our staff
challenge pets' minds and ensure that boredom doesn't
exist at the Resort. We blow bubbles for our guests to
chase and catch. We practice commands that your pet knows.
We even keep music playing throughout
the day. Bring a kong and we'll fill it with peanut butter once per day.
In short, we satisfy your pets need to stay stimulated, inquisitive, and
challenged because we believe that boredom and depression should never be
a part of boarding!
EMOTIONAL CARE -
Yes, we believe that the Little River Pet Resort offers the best care that
your pet can get while you're away, but, we still know that your pet is best
off with you at home. While we can't completely recreate the same feelings
of safety, security and being loved that your pet has at home with you, we
try as hard as we can to create the next closest thing. Our staff loves dogs.
It is why we are here. We get to know not just their feeding and bathroom
habits, but their personalities. We are always conscious of when they are
happy or sad, excited or nervous. We meet their emotional needs by offering
human and canine interaction throughout the day, extra one-on-one time, soothing
music, bedtime snacks, or some extra quiet time. We maximize
the things that make them happy, and minimize those things that make them
nervous or stressed. We truly believe that every pet has unique emotional
needs, and meeting them is just as important to us as making sure that they