While I am sharing 🙂 I want to mention a friend’s business and the web site I made from them a few years ago. I believe this was also a WordPress site. As I have stated before, I don’t necessarily consider myself much of a web developer in the artistic sense. I do like the way this one turned out though and also highly recommend their business for those who own a dog. If you love your pet, it is always an anxious time leaving it when you are away for work or vacation. This is much worse if your dog is older or possessed with more than average anxiety itself. While some of this feeling is unavoidable and you will always miss each other, things are much better when you both like your kennel. During the 12 years I was blessed to have my Doberman, Pookie, a trip out of town for me most always meant a vacation stay for her at Tolkien’s. I understand that a review of a business by a friend can hardly be considered unbiased, however, my best friend over these years was my definitely my dog and without such a wonderful place as Tolkien’s to leave her, my travel would have been limited greatly. Having helped with other dogs and lived in other towns in the past, I do have experience with other kennels and dog day care businesses. Most have been sufficient if not better than good. I have also visited kennels that did not meet my expectations and moved on. I’ve never missed a flight over it, but trust me, I would not leave a loved at one of these places for a week unless I was certain of them receiving high quality care. If you live in the Richmond area and love your dog as I loved Pookie, please do both of you a favor and check out Tolkien’s for your next trip. I can think of no other kennel in the city or surrounding counties for which I can offer as high of a recommendation. The people at Tolkien’s are dog lovers through and through having shown American Staffordshire Terriers competitively for years. The runs are spacious, clean and well outfitted. Their attention to detail regarding dietary requirements and medication is flawless and their prices are quite reasonable if not low for the area. Furthermore, they pay close attention to your pet’s health during their stay, which actually may have saved Pookie’s life once. Basically, my dog was a dedicated underwear consumer and occasionally this habit resulted in life threatening complications. Thank goodness the people at Tolkien’s were paying attention when a week after the fact she began to display symptoms.
I could tell as I pulled up in their drive that Pookie loved staying there too. She seemed absolutely thrilled each time we arrived, jumping out of the car and dragging me through the gate and back to her run without the slightest bit of direction or prodding. It feels so much better leaving your pet somewhere when they are clearly happy with the arrangement. If you have not given Tolkien’s a try, please do and let me know what you think. You and your pet will be glad you did.