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Doggy DooLil Daycare & PackLeader Obedience

Surrey, BC

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Doggy DooLil Daycare & PackLeader Obedience

Surrey, BC

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CG

22 September 2019

I have a little 2 year old Pomeranian who was extremely nervous about attending daycare at the beginning. After going to Mimi’s daycare, he has gained so much confidence and benefited from all the socializing with the other dogs. Mimi is so great and I definitely recommend this daycare for small dogs as well More...

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Tasha Targett

12 September 2019

We are so thankful for Mimi and her daycare while we move. She has been so accommodating with us and changing our dates and times that we need our dog in her care while we make the transition happen. She is understanding and thoughtful and has given us some training tips to help us and our dog settle in to our new home. I would recommend Mimi and Doggy Doolil to anyone. We will miss her when we move to Maple Ridge but will be calling her for boarding on weekends and vacations because she is the best. More...

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Christina Mattick

6 September 2019

We had some serious issues with our 14 month old black lab. Mimi came to us and met our puppy and sat down with us and explained many things in detail of how to correct his behaviour. This was Sept 1/19, now Sept 6th we have a completely different puppy. He is no longer continuing the behaviour and he is a pleasure to be around. it's been 5 days and I didn't think it was possible we had tried everything. I know it is still new but as long as we keep up our boundaries and limitations I know we will continue to have a wonderful family pet. More...

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Michael

26 August 2019

I have trusted Michelle with my two labs since they were both pups. Over 4 years now. I have also boarded them for as long as two weeks at a time. I have complete trust of the facility and of Michelle. My first concerns with putting them in daycare, was aggressive dogs and letting my two do what ever they want. LOL Not here boundaries are established within the pack. Michelle is the alpha as it should be.The place is definitely 5 star, but there are rules, and for that i am truly grateful.Cheers. More...

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Christine Yim

16 August 2019

Love boarding my dog here - I've boarded Bentley at Doggy Doolil 3 times just this summer alone, closer to 7 times over the past couple of years. It gives me peace of mind to be able to board Bentley at Doggy Doolil anytime I have a trip or vacation. I never worry about him while away and know he's in good hands. Other boarding places keep your dog kenneled for hours and hours but no such thing here. Definitely recommend for daycare or boarding. More...

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Tom Jones

16 August 2019

We have been taking our dog here full time for a year and a half now and will continue as long as they are in business. We both work full time and everyday our dog is completely worn out when we pick him up..lol so nice that he comes home and is just happy to eat and couch lol... guilt free evenings. More...

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Samo Sadek

16 August 2019

I have been taking my dog Loki to Mimi's for 9 years now. Loki is very happy to go there in the morning and vary happy to see me at pickup time and you really cant ask for too much more than that. Mimi ensures that her pack gets along with each other and you can see the harmony after the initial excitement of drop-off and pick-up. Mimi has been very accommodating towards us for late pick-up and boarding due to my work requirements. I highly recommend "Alpha" Mimi's daycare to anyone who wants a worry free environment for their furry best friend. More...

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Henry Ross

16 August 2019

I can’t say enough about Doggy DooLi’l daycare and Mimi it’s pack leader. For my dog, it’s not a daycare, it’s a family he gets to visit weekly. We started taking him there 11 years ago, when he was just a puppy. He was an “only dog” so we took him to Doggy DooL’il once a week to socialize him to other dogs. The original plan was to stop after a few months, but he loved it so much that that we just had to continue as a weekly play-day ever since. He gets excited in the car when we’re a few blocks away and when he was younger, he didn’t want to go home at pick-up time. His visit is the highlight of his week. He also enjoys Bed’n’Buddies boarding with Mimi when we travel somewhere that doesn’t allow dogs. If you look on the doggydoolil website, his is the little white nose poking out of the blanket in the picture under the Bed’n’Buddies tab…just chilling with his buddy. Seriously, his quality of life wouldn’t be the same without Mimi and his "pack". More...

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Tasha Targett

9 August 2019

I'm a freak when it comes to my dog, I trust nobody but my family and Mimi with her. Vacations, weekly daycare, you name it when we need her she is there for our pup. We have been a client for 6 years and would recommend her to anyone, she is flexible, loving and her family is just as brilliant! More...

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Michaela Galbraith

9 August 2019

Mimi is so knowledgable about dogs and is so helpful with all our training needs! Our pup LOVES going to daycare and gets so excited when we get there! I would recommend Doggy Doo Lil' to anyone looking for a safe and engaging environment for their dog! More...

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Jake Roberts

9 August 2019

I board my dog here from time to time when I have to travel, and I can tell you this much if I was a dog this is where I would want to go. I find Michelle very helpful and very attentive to the dogs and has lots of knowledge in caring for the customers dogs.I would highly recommend this doggy daycare Jake More...

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Dave Spence

9 August 2019

This daycare is very unique. It is in her home, which gives it a homey feel for the dogs. It is clean, safe and fun environment. My dog gets so excited as we round the corner to the daycare. The owner is super pleasant and very good with the dogs. She is constantly upgrading her facility to give the dogs an excellent place to hang out with all their buddies. Mimi is excellent with the dogs. I highly recommend this daycare!! More...

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Minah Jacobson

9 August 2019

Michelle is orderly, kind and genuine with the dogs in which she looks after. I've spent much time in the areas of her home that the daycare is open to, and to be frank it is fantastic! Whether it be a pup or a older dog, she can tend to any need of the animal. Disobedient dogs will learn through her tactics and become one with the pack. I couldn't recommend any other dog daycare more More...

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Storm S

9 August 2019

Our dog has been going to this daycare for five years. He is excited to start playing with the other dogs every time we drop him off. We have never had an issue booking overnight boarding or daycare. The facility is kept clean and the dogs are free to roam all day long without being cooped up in a kennel. More...

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Sunny Goel

9 August 2019

We’ve been taking our new puppy Ozzy to Mimi’s for the past 3 months and he’s been a lot calmer and obedient since attending daycare there. Mimi is also very helpful in providing us with tips and training techniques to help us with Ozzy. He loves going there and is a member of the pack. She’s also been able to board Ozzy for us when we have to be out of town. We’ve used other facilities in the past with our other dog and I would trust Mimi hands down over our past experiences. Mimi has a gentle but firm disposition with the dogs and you can immediately see the pack defers to her as leader. The change in behaviour and demeanour in Ozzy has been a huge positive step forward for us and he’s so much better for attending the daycare and socializing in an environment that my wife and trust him to be in. We would highly recommend Mimi and Doggy DooLil Daycare. More...

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Doug Wesley

9 August 2019

I've been taking my collie Nala to Mimi and Doggy Doolil for 3 plus years and wouldn't think of going anywhere else. Mimi is all about the dogs. She treats them like family and genuinely has their best interests at heart. More...

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Diana Blair

9 August 2019

I am super happy that I found Mimi's daycare! I have been taking my pup to Doggy DooLil for over a year and always know that he is safe and well cared for. Mimi provides a fun environment in her home and yard for all the dogs to enjoy their time there. She truly cares about all of the dog's welfare. More...

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Alex Havers

16 July 2019

My dog Rosie has been coming here for nearly a decade so I believe I can share an authentic and detailed review. Spoiler: It's the best doggy daycare in the area by FAR. I'm writing this review in an effort to neutralize some targeted reviews that are at best, incorrect, but more likely malicious in nature. Rosie's a dog who was rescued from the pound and had separation anxiety so she howled at home, culminating in strata fines. Mimi has become her second mom, and I honestly don't know what I would have done without her. With no support system here, Mimi is a life saver. Other than a daily daycare, she boards Rosie during my holiday breaks, helps her convalesce after cruciate knee operations and saves me so much stress and anxiety whilst I'm at work knowing she's safe. I tried two daycares before Mimi, both run by people who had no natural understanding or empathy towards dog training and natural pack dynamics. Needless to say, we left because I didn't feel they had total control of the dogs. Mimi has a natural understanding of the pack, one that she's augmented with considerable reading and research. She is a tough, no nonsense pack leader to whom all the dogs look up to and respect. She's calm, extremely empathetic and consistent, allowing the dogs to be themselves to a point, but the borders of their behavior are very firm and understood. This means the dogs can be dogs more so here than any other daycare, but if anyone steps out of line or goes too far, Mimi lets the dogs respond naturally at first and only steps in if necessary. Trust me, this approach works so well, and whilst the pack is constantly changing, made up of big dogs and small, noisy and timid, rambunctious and calm, young and old, certain things stays the same: The dogs respect Mimi, they respect the boundaries of behavior, they have fun and they're safe. Mimi has invested a lot in the place too with pools, beds, shade nets and artificial turf. The dogs can be indoors and out too so they always find their niche. Ok, onto the negative reviews posted... Mimi is flexible if she knows what's going on. She's bent over backwards for me with emergency boarding, early and lates etc. She does however get peed off when people are late or early and don't inform her. She wears her heart on her sleeve and some people get super defensive when she gets annoyed with them for breaking the rules. Even though they've contravened the policies to which they've signed up to, they take it out on her via negative reviews. You're reading these reviews for insight into the quality of your dog's daycare and I can assure you it's great. The negative reviews are inauthentic. Oh, and one last thing... I've been on her naughty list once or twice and I can assure you that she never holds a grudge, so the next day everything is always smiles again! More...

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Marla Langin

16 July 2019

My dog used to attend a different daycare that he and his behaviors outgrew. I found Doggy Doolil and connected with Mimi about my challenges and concerns before attending an assessment. Mimi helped me understand my dog's behavior during the assessment and helped us work through his initial growing pains. I'm so glad she gave him a chance to learn and grow with the pack. We and others in our lives are noticing such a difference in him already and it has only been just over 2 months. I appreciate all of the support and guidance I get from Mimi and I am happy and content knowing that my dog is in good hands and socializing in a safe, happy environment while he is at Doggy DooLil. More...

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Kelly Snitchuk

30 June 2019

My dog Max has been a pack member at Mimi’s daycare for six years. Max was a rescue who came to live with us when he was three. He is part terrier so some of his behaviours were very challenging. After he became a pack member at Doggy DooLil his behaviour changed for the better. Mimi was able to help me with tips on how to show him that I was the boss and not him. Mimi is gentle but firm with all of the members. She runs a very professional business that I highly recommend. Max is always happy to see his friends at Doggy DooLil Daycare. More...

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Brad Turner

19 May 2019

Our dog has been going to Doggydoolil for over two years. She looks forward to each and every visit and loves every visit with her pack. Mimi runs a safe, professional and well run daycare for all shapes and sizes of dogs. She is a certified dog trainer and helps owners to be better guardians of their dogs. Our dogs life has certainly been enriched by being able to interact with her dog buddies at each visit. She has also had numerous great weekend getaways at bed and buddies. It is such a relief to have such a wonderful place for her to go when we are away. We don’t know what we would do without Doggydoolil. More...

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Tricia Cochran

19 May 2019

Two and a half years ago we chose to adopt our beloved pet from the SPCA. As in many rescue situations we were challenged with some behavioral issues. Our girl had not had the benefit of proper socialization as a puppy and was consequently quite reactive to other dogs. As two working professionals we needed to rely on daycare and were not able to walk into just any location as Bailey needed some extra work from both her home guardians and her daycare guardianAs a certified dog trainer Mimi has worked with our girl and with us to overcome these issues and has succeeded in being able to provide a wonderful social experience for our girl There are boundaries and rules at Doggy DooLil Daycare which I am happy to know are in place so that all the pack can have s safe and happy experience. We have had Bailey in daycare for two years and she has spent many weekend at Bed n Buddies when we have been away and she could not join us. We are thrilled to have Mimi as a resource and know are girl is in good hands when we are not with her. I would recommend Mimi and her operation without hesitation; one look around as to much thought, care and love goes into the dogs’ positive experience and you will see for yourself how happy the dogs are. All God’s dogs big and small are happy creatures here More...

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Colleen Gibson

12 May 2019

I want to bring some clarity to some reviews that have been made spitefully by a person we'll call CNSRD. He has an aggressive, out of control husky that has also been kicked out of my dog daycare and Mimi's place because he attacks other dogs. Mimi and I have to go into a dog fight like a fireman runs into a burning building. It's super scary and the potential for injury is high. So CNSRD was told repeatedly about his dogs behavior from both of us but they still choose to do nothing about it. Instead, he just gets mad and writes bad reviews because he feels he has no other recourse but to strike out. Sadly, the dog clearly reflects his owner example. We work hard to make a safe environment for friendly dogs to play. Before you pass judgement on Mimi because of CNSRD, his anger issues and his friends who have also passed on some lie reviews, go check her out. See for yourself. Being in business for 15 years doesn't happen by accident. More...

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Kenny Bonson

28 September 2018

This is in response to the review below from cnsrd. I am the owner of the dog that your dog so viciously attacked. first off, stop trying to make it sound as though this was a small scuffle that Mimi wasn't able to handle. Your dog mauled my dog, and she has the puncture wounds and swelling to prove it. We have had to give her anti inflammatory's and clean her wounds. She has barely moved off the couch and is obviously very sore. And let me clarify, she is a large, very strong Boxer. It would have been difficult for your dog to take her down, but he had the intention to attack and hurt her, so he did. You seem upset that your dog was kicked out after this one incident, this one incident left a dog injured, how angry would I be if she had let that dog back in? How do you figure it's responsible of her to let a dog who has attacked and injured another dog back into the daycare only to put all of the other dogs at risk. Give your head a shake.Mimi is responsible for taking care of your dog during business hours and controlling the pack appropriately. She cannot control how the dog is raised, treated and trained at home. You have shaped this dog's behavior, his aggression is on you. You are very clearly a typical irresponsible dog owner who has spent no time or effort training your dog, and now you've thrown him in daycare hoping they can fix the issues you've created....that's not Mimi's job. And I just want to say that I have witnessed first hand how poorly behaved your dog is every single time I drop my dog off.We have been coming to this daycare for 7 years and never have I witnessed an act of aggression like this. There will always be small scuffles when you get a group of dogs together, and Mimi has never had any problems managing and correcting the dogs with ease. I have never felt like my dog was unsafe at Doggy Doo Lil, she has always been in very good hands.You talk about how she does nothing with them and sprays them with hoses and pokes them in the chest. So tell me, why are they always so excited to be there? My dog races to the door wagging her tail every time I drop her off, she adores Mimi. They all do. Doesn't seem like this would be the case if they were being neglected or abused all day.This really shows what kind of a person you are. Had my dog ever acted aggressively towards another dog my only thought would be to contact that dog's owner directly to personally apologize, I would feel horrible. Thankfully my dog is well loved, trained and taken care of so this isn't something I need to worry about. I feel badly for Kasper, I don't think he has any hope of being well adjusted in your hands. More...

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Arielle Patterson

28 September 2018

The purpose of this review is twofold, most importantly I’d like to share how happy we are with Mimi and Doggy DooLil. Secondly I’d like to write in response to the 1 star review left below by cnsrdWe have been bringing our anxious, quirky and loving rescue dog Marley to Mimi since 2013. When we first started coming to daycare we had LOTS to learn as dog owners. Mimi had lots of advice each time we dropped/picked Marley up in how to deal with her anxiety and anxious behaviour. Mimi was always honest and straight to the point about how to help train Marley. Mimi helped me realized quickly that my own behaviour, even when thinking I was being loving and compassionate to my dog, was not helping her be a happy and healthy pet - and she was right. We leave Marley with Mimi any time we go out of town and we do it with confidence knowing that our dog is being loved and cared for by someone that treats our dog like one of her own. I’d recommend Doggy DooLil to anyone, anytime.cnsrd, you are wildly mistaken on so many levels. #1 to claim someone like Mimi is racist is such a ridiculous statement. If you knew a single thing about her you would realize how wrong you are. I am disgusted that someone would so casually toss that kind of accusation with having zero knowledge of a person. #2 I saw Bella the day of the incident when I was there to pick my dog up. She was laying on the ground, away from the other dogs, exhausted from obvious stress and injury. My heart went out to her and to her owner. Because I know if that was my dog I’d be beside myself #3 I have witnessed Kasper in action every time I have picked up or dropped off Marley. I watch Kasper pace back and forth constantly, energy for days, even after hours of playing with other dogs. I watch Kasper nip at other dogs that walk by him, I watch Kasper’s neurotic behaviour pawing at the patio door relentlessly when the dogs are outside and Mimi is releasing a dog to their owner, I watch Kasper not listen when Mimi gives directions and I watch her correct him...and if she ever pokes him in the side (like she’s done to Marley many times) it’s to get his attention finally because she’s tried every other tactic. It’s probably best that Kasper no longer attends daycare there because being around other dogs and somewhere with rules is obviously not the right environment for him - or he’s not the right dog for the environment, which is too bad and an owners responsibility in the end. More...

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Sandra Morrow

28 September 2018

This post is to counter cnsrd's post. I do not usually post anything, but am compelled to do so. Our dog has been going for almost three years, and we have boarded her here many times (for up to two weeks at a time). I trust Mimi; our dog is safe and cared for, as are all the dogs in her care. More...

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Cody I

28 September 2018

My boyfriend and I are very happy to see our dog super happy going to Doggy Doolil Daycare every single day, and it was the best decision we made for the sake of our dog. This daycare has very cool concept of doggy daycare, where it is almost like leaving your dog to the most trusted friend of yours with expertise in dog training who live in a house with yard. You cannot ask for any better than that for a doggy daycare.Not only the exercise our dog gets, he also learns the valuable lessons from the pack leader Mimi - about how to live in the pack in harmony and respect one to another. That makes me wonder sometimes why we all humans cannot learn the same thing our dogs learn and live in harmony.Mimi also has been helpful to us when going through a bit of tough times training our dog home, which may have had something to do with possibly very bad experiences he has had back in Mexico. We cannot thank her enough for that.We always recommended Doggy Doolil who were looking for a doggy daycare in the area, and we will continue doing so for what we know, hopefully help others make the best decision for their dogs like we did.Mimi's focus is always the best interest and welfare of the dogs under her care, and she ultimately makes decisions for the same reason, no matter how tough the decisions may have been from time to time. More...

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Colleen Riggs

29 August 2018

This daycare has been so wonderful for our dog! The owner, Mimi, is amazing to watch with the dogs. They listen to her and respect her in such a way that I decided to also book some training with her. The results were awesome, and have made my life easier too because our dog has started to look at me as the leader. I trust Mimi wholeheartedly to look after my dog and I also trust her to tell me the truth. The advice she has given me in regards to my dogs behavior has worked every time. Highly recommend! More...

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Anita Woodward

30 July 2018

Mimi is fabulous, calm and assertive!!
She truly cares about my baby “Chloe”.. she is always treated we such love and care. Chloe loves doggy daycare. She is happy to go, and comes home one tired pup. I would recommend Doggy DooLil Daycare to anyone More...

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Josée Monfils

30 July 2018

Totally agree with Mimi, Doggy Dooli'l is the best

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Kelsie Pringle

30 July 2018

Best Daycare in the lower mainland!!! Don't know what we would do without you guys :) Bella thinks you're the best!!!

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Alice Maker

30 July 2018

Mr.Barnaby loves coming to day care! It's the highlight of his week. He never wants to leave on collection! He's been a lot better behaved since attending and also comes home happy and tired! Thank you for taking great care of my baby :) More...

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Nikki Cairoli

30 July 2018

I used to take my dog there before he passed away and just loved it. Michelle treats all her daycare dogs like they are family. I would recommend her to anybody that have dogs. More...

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Sara Carlson

30 July 2018

Doggy Doo Lil is the best dog daycare around! The dogs have so much room to run and play! They treat every dog like it's their own. So much love and playtime is the best!
If you want your dog to make new friends be social and not have to sit in a crate all day this is the place for your four legged friend!
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Tricia Cochran

30 July 2018

Doggy Doo Lil has daycare down to an art form. The highly interactive environment makes for a happy and energetic place to entrust the care of your furbaby. Our rescue girl Bailey can't wait to join the fun in the morning and is tuckered when we pick her up at night tail a-wagging
We feel so lucky to have found Mimi's dog haven. She is a true professional and such a caring person.
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Mimi Jacobson

30 July 2018

We have a consistent pack of dogs every week. With our new location set up we really have the coolest daycare in North Surrey. Check us out! Membership required. Your dog will love us! We hope you will too,,, More...

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Ella Jacobson

30 July 2018

My mom loves her dogs and treats them as her own, I would know because she is always with them haha. She takes pride in what she does because she knows the dogs love and thank her for everything she does for them. If it's not having a blast it's learning rules and boudarys that dogs need and love. Her dogs always come first and when they see her they light up, she is auntie mimi to most of her fur babies and I know how much she loves them. I call her almost everyday and I love hearing stories about how they did something silly or someone was a brat � all these dogs have so much character and I love seeing how she is able to bring so many different types of characters together and all stays well and happy. My dog amicus knows that we are going there when we are blocks away and he vibrates with excitement. I wouldn't bring my dog anywhere else and I'd recommend her to anyone! More...

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Ella Jacobson

26 May 2018

I just love this daycare with all my heart, it truly is the best place to bring your furry babies. My boy Amicus and has gone to this daycare for 6 years and it honestly has made him one the best dogs around. Mimi is so calm and assertive with the dogs that you can barely tell there is 15-20 dogs there! She has helped me train him since he was a baby and I honestly don't know how my dog would have been with out her! The awesome pack she has is so well behaved and happy I just love seeing them run and play and then cuddle up for nap time. As soon and noon hits they're all cuddled up together on blankets and pet beds just enjoying their company. What I find the most amazing is that she has a giant St Bernard and a tiny dachshund running and playing together like size would never be an issue. The dynamics over every dog she has, has made the perfect pack and it's all because of her ! Again I would never imagine bringing my baby anywhere else because I know that he is treated like her own as well as every other dog she takes. I'd also like to mention how helpful and caring she has been towards Ami while he has gone through such a huge surgery I'm so happy to say i know and trust that she meets his and every other dogs needs in the days they're there and I never worry if he isn't wearing a cone or licking at his stitches! She even goes as far as making sure the wound stays clean. God bless you Mimi you truly are a great pack leader More...

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