The Dog-Parents' Dilemma
Maybe you haven’t taken a guilt-free vacation in years because there was no suitable place to leave your furry child. Or maybe you worked all day, worrying about your dog waiting patiently for your return. Perhaps your heart sinks each time you go to work & see that "sad face" watching forlornly from the window as you leave.
Maybe your dog needs medications throughout the day, or frequent meals, or has to "go pee-pee" every few hours. If you have a dog with physical disabilities, they may have become socially isolated simply because they cannot get around like able-bodied dogs. Or perhaps you are concerned about the potential adverse effects of over-vaccinating your dog, choosing to titer-test instead, but now you find that no kennel or daycare facility will take an unvaccinated dog. We’ve been there – in every one of these scenarios.
Happy Dogs, Happy Dog-Parents
Imagine returning home from your vacation and having your furchild as dog-tired from vacationing as you are! No more thin & frail dog after a stay at a kennel. No more boredom-induced chewed carpet, gnawed holes in the wall, or shredded upholstery because your dog was home alone all day. No more "hyper-dog" greeting at the door. Now you have an option.
Give Your Dog A Doggie Adventure
Welcome to "Doggie Adventure," an at-home doggie daycare and sleepover facility. Your furchild will be welcomed as a bonafide family member, eating, sleeping, playing & walking with dogs & humans alike. Located on 15 acres in the beautiful lower Hudson Valley, our doggie guests have unlimited access to a 1-acre fenced yard where they run & play with canine and human companions, go on walks through the wooded property, snack on our own organic dog biscuits, and snuggle on the couch to watch TV. During the Spring, Summer & Fall seasons they splash in doggie wading pools on the fully-fenced deck while waiting for the doggie B-B-Q to finish cooking, or swim in a 25 x 50 foot long in-ground pool (see page on Walks/Hikes/Swims for more info).
Hiking on the nearby pristine mountain trails is an activity enjoyed year-round, and every Monday evening (except for major holidays) we hold a "Doggie Dinner Party," where doggie guests are fed tasty treats from the table – chicken, meatloaf, burgers and other delectable morsels. We realize that this is "breaking the rules" of good doggie etiquette, but we don’t care - it is a fun and festive doggie adventure that makes our guests extremely happy. We are even fully equipped to handle handicapped dogs, so no furchild is left behind.
Safety And Fun
Safety and fun are our two main goals at Doggie Adventure. None of the doors lead directly to the outside: there is a "double-door or gate system" in place at all entrances and exits. The yard is enclosed by a 5-ft. fence with padlocks on all the gates. Even the deck is double-gated, with the outermost gate-latch drilled into the stone house & padlocked for security. All doggie guests wear tags on their collars with our contact information, and we are proud to report that all doggie guests have returned home safe and sound.
Learn More About Us
On this website you will find all of the information you need to learn more about Doggie Adventure. We do encourage you to do the paperwork & personal interview well in advance of your planned trip, and to book your reservation early. We have limited enrollment (maximum of four guests per night), so space fills up quickly. If you have additional questions after reading through each section below, please feel free to call us.
Thank you & have a wooferful day!
Carol Marangoni, Ph.D. (Pawprietor)
Barney & Red Boy Marangoni (Doggie Hosts)