TESTIMONIALS FROM OUR FAMILIES

2014 Testimonials
LilBit and Noel wrote to us by email on 1/6/14
Mom has been so impressed with how well you took care of us!  She's been bragging to all her friends (even the 2-legged ones) that she will not worry about going away again!  She even told Crow's dad about our other home & showed him our photos - Crow & his dad were really impressed.  The way they talked about Noel in that hat, I guess I'll have to learn to wear one for next year! We miss you & want to let you know that Mom has gotten all the tennis balls back out & we're having a blast!  Tell all our friends 'Hi!' & hope we get to come back soon!
Mom (Betsy Wood) wrote too:
I can't thank you enough for taking such good care of my girls.  ... you were life-savers!  The girls are great & I think they are trying to plan another trip for me???  Happy New Year.  Oh yeah, Lit'l Bit said you can use any pictures of her on your website that you want - she always did think she was cuter than Noel!)
 
2013 Testimonials
Cynthia Paulk wrote to us by email on 11/29/13
Thank you very much for taking such good care of Curly. He went to a nose work class right after I picked him up from your place and everyone couldn't get over how normal he seemed. They thought he should be tired from the stress of a week of being at a “kennel”. He always comes home after being at your place, happy and rested, like he was never away. All my other dogs that stayed else where came home and zonked out on the couch for a day or more. Thank you again and Happy New Year.

Robin Ereckson wrote to us by email on 11/29/13
Thank you so much for taking such wonderful care of Harlee. She looks and acts years younger. Usually she needs a vacation from the vacation but not this time. I loved the personal touch of the collage and note. I'm so glad to have found your resort for Harlee. Have a Wonderful and Healthy 2014 and we will see you soon.

Diana Thurman wrote to us by email on 11/22/13
I wanted to tell you how much I just love the picture collage you make of Rudy & Kip each time they stay with you.  It is a great comfort to see them happy and playing, plus I never get good pics like these!  Love the little "blurb" from the boys at the bottom, too.  :o)  I'm so very glad that I found such a wonderful place to leave my boys when I have to travel for work.  I no longer have any guilt stress when they are with with Aunt Barb & Uncle Dan.
Cheryl Trotter-Stewart wrote to us on Facebook on 6/5/2013...
Thanks for all your hard work and the love you give all of our dogs. You guys are awesome......
 
Julie Whitfield wrote to us on Facebook on 6/5/2013...
Thanks for all the great care you give my 4 little ones. Especially caring for Shorty during her surgical/trauma time.
 
Carol Armor and Zachary Hale wrote a note to us on 6/4/2013...
Zachary, Parker and I want to thank you sincerely for the amazing care that you gave Parker while we were gone. We were so impressed by Shady Rest Paws Resort, but especially, by both of you. Your loving kindness to Parker and to us will not be forgotten. We really enjoyed the pictures and letter you sent home with him. Talk about going the extra mile; both of you certainly do that! Parker hopes to be back and in the meantime, he will recommend Shady Rest to all his friends!
 
Becky Keaton wrote to us by email on 6/4/2013...
I appreciate you and Dan and the great job you do taking care of my babies!
Pat Sheperd wrote to us by email 5/9/2013...
Just a few words to say how happy we were when we picked up Blue. She looked great and obviously had a great time. Barely paused to say “hi” to us before taking off to explore the play area again.  We now have a new puppy that Blue loves playing with, and we will be boarding both of them with you when ever we need to go out of town again. The pictures were great and I have shown them to all my friends. Thanks again.
 
Liz Aperauch wrote to us by email 4/28/2013...
Thank you for taking such good care of Honey & Flopsie. I could tell from the pictures that they enjoyed themselves and were able to relax and play; it means a lot to be able to leave them without worrying.

Maggie Theriot wrote to us by email 4/8/2013....
This is Austin's momma Maggie.  I want to extend a thank you for caring for our buddy boy and helping him adjust.  It was clear he had a good time, after getting past his nerves.  Austin was so tired, I let him out for a potty break and when he didn't come back to the door I found him sleeping in the yard, out cold.  We don't travel too often, but you can bet Austin will be visiting with you the next time we do.  Austin is 11 and through all of his years I have struggled to find a place we feel good about leaving him.  Shady Rest is the place!  I have already told two friends about you.   
 
Alex Kruse wrote to us on Facebook April 17, 2013....
There is absolutely no better place to leave my sweet pup than with Barbara and Dan at Shady Rest. So much love and dedication goes into taking care of each dog, not just mine. I thankfully never have to worry at all about how Satchel is doing while I'm away. Don't know what I would do without you guys! Thank you for all you do.

Emily Dowd wrote to us on Facebook March 18, 2013....
Thank you so much for taking such care of Pippin!

Alissa Meyers wrote to us on Facebook...
Thank you for taking such good care of Pepper while we were out of town. We know she had a blast! We will highly recommend you to our friends.

Kenn Bass and Annette Pearce wrote to their coworkers...
Jethro, our 70lb, four legged baby,  just spent five days with Dan and Barbara. He starts wagging his tail when we drive up, what more can be said.

Leonor Sanchez-Thurber wrote to us on Facebook...
Thank you very much for the care and attention that you give to our Olive!! She loves Aunt Barbara and Uncle Dan and spending time with you and all of her new friends.
Another visit.... Thanks for taking care of Olive!! She was exhausted and I know that she must have had a blast!!!

Dawn Betts wrote to us on Facebook...
I wanted to thank you so much for getting me started down the road of making our own dog food. I know I still have a lot to learn, but all the great information you have giving us has made a remarkable difference already. Suzie doesn't shed nearly as much as she used to, a result I was not even considering. The best thing is that even though she has outlived her longest estimated lifespan, she is jumping around and playing like she did 5 or 6 years ago. .... Thanks for all your help and everything you do to help our loved ones.

Cheryl Burnett wrote to us on Facebook...
Thank you Barb for keeping Gypsy & Obie safe and happy while we rang in the New year and celebrated our First Year anniversary.
 
2012 Testimonials
 
Julie Whitfield wrote to us on Facebook...
I had to board my dogs at the vets as I had a family emergency this week ..... I wanted you both to know that as wonderful as my Vet's office is (& it is great), my pups did NOT want any part of it. Whereas they leap out of the car at your place & are ready to go in and play. Thanks for taking good care of them when they visit you.
 
Dawn Betts wrote to us on Facebook...
Thanks for taking great care of Susie and Keri. We love, love, love the photos; they look so happy.
Would you mind sharing your homemade dog food and treat recipes? Thanks again for all you do.
Julie Whitfield wrote to us on Facebook...
Without a doubt the very best place to board if you want your much loved dogs to be happy & healthy! Thanks Barbara & Dan!
 
Carol and Pete McNally wrote to us on Facebook...
Thank you so much for taking good care of our Gracie Girl. She was happy to be home but we really think she is missing Aunt Barbara and Uncle Dan and her furry friends. We were excited to see her picture posted this am. See you in January. Carol and Pete.

Dawn Betts wrote to us on Facebook....
Thanks so much for the care and love you gave our girls, Suzie and Keri, while we were away. It's so reassuring knowing that we can count on Aunt Barb and Uncle Dan. The photos and note we got when we picked up the girls are just priceless. We can't thank you enough.

Liz Aperauch wrote to us on Facebook...
Honey & Flopsie had a great time, thank you for taking such good care of them.
 
Judith Sutton wrote to us on Facebook...
You have a wonderful facilty I'm so happy to recommend to people.

Ruth DeBusk wrote to us in an email...
Thanks so much for taking such good care of our guys and for sending home the photos and note AND the free baths! That was a welcome treat for Gib and me, that's for sure.
 
Leonor Sanchez-Thurber wrote to us on Facebook...
Thank you very much for taking such good care of my Olive! She has been asleep since we got home, so I know she had a blast with Auntie Barb! Thanks again!
 
Mary Bowen wrote to us on Facebook...
Thanks so much Barbara and Dan for the best care of the 3 Amigos -- Baxter, Candi and Louie had a Great Time!!

Mary Kidd wrote to us in an email...
Thank you so much for your kind, loving care of Bogey while we were gone.  I was so comfortable and relaxed knowing he was with you  --   He seems like a happier dog since his visit -- eating good, sleeping good and enjoying life.   He was happy to be home but I'm sure he will be okay when he goes next time,  and you will certainly get good recommendations from us. Thank you, too, for the cute pictures and informative report. Thanks again and have a good weekend. The Kidds
 
Cheryl Stewart wrote in an email to her coworkers....
This facility is awesome and your pets are treated as if they belong to Dan and Barbara.  If you ever need a safe place for your dogs while you are away, this is it.

Jenna Simms wrote to us on Facebook...
It looks like he had a blast this week! Thanks for taking such great care of him. He probably wants to stay longer....

From Ruth and Gib DeBusk...
Thank you for taking such great care of our Samoyeds. They obviously enjoy their time with you—their tails are wagging and they're woo-wooing the minute we turn into the entrance. The homemade healthy treats are no doubt part of what they look forward to but the clean, air-conditioned sleeping areas with comfy beds and the daily walks in your woods have to be a hit as well. We especially value the peace of mind we have knowing they're well cared for, even when one gets sick. Knowing that you're working with our veterinarian and providing excellent home care at the facility is a huge comfort when we're miles away. Thanks again! With gratitude, Ruth and Gib DeBusk

From Alexander Kruse on Facebook...
Check out the picture I posted of Satchel dreaming of his wonderful stay with you this week. Thank you for taking such good care of him this week. He loves coming back to see you - I'm sure he'll be back soon.

From Gina Davis on Facebook...
Thanks, Barb, for the great care & all the love you gave my Josie-girl last week!! I will definitely refer my many pet-parent friends to you guys. Josie & I couldn't be happier with the care she received! :)

From Linda Humphrey on Facebook....
Hi Barb, I miss you already. Mom thinks she can make chicken stew like you do, but I know how Mom cooks. I did put sweet potatoes on her grocery list because now I know that I like them as well as Dad. See you in April or sooner, I hope. Love, Max

 
November - December 2011 Testimonials
 
Alexandra Kruse wrote to us on Facebook....
I just had a moment to look at the pictures and the note from Satchel's stay with you this week. How awesome that when I bring him home I can see how much he enjoyed being there! Even more beautiful and contributory to my piece of mind is the note telling me about his stay and all the love he received while in your care. Thank you Shady Rest Paws Resort for being the absolute best place I could ever leave my dog!

I don't know what my sweet Satchel would do without his sweet Aunt Barb and Uncle Dan. Thank you for all you do!

Melanie Martin wrote to us on Facebook...
Thanks soooo much Barb! The girls and Waldo absolutely love your place!!!

Gretchen Hines Jones wrote to us on Facebook...
Best place ever for our sweet Flora to 'vacation'! Thanks for all you do!

Susan Coleman wrote to us on Facebook...
My babies home away from home. They love their Aunt Barb, Oh and Uncle Dan :) Danny says wooooh wooooh.

Cynthia Greene wrote in an email to her coworkers...
My husband and I HIGHLY recommend this facility to anyone who loves his or her pet.  We recently went on vacation and were very concerned about leaving our two four legged children with someone.  A vet clinic was out of the question for us. We checked it out first and were very impressed with the service, friendly staff, loving treatment, accommodations, etc.  Barbara and Dan provide, without exception, a level of care for the animals they care for as if they were members of their own family.  The personalized contact and pet engagement, such as extended walks, play - personal or in a group setting, as often as desired.  When we dropped, our dogs off I knew without hesitation they would not be without a great deal of positive human contact and care.  They truly are now an extended family to our pets. If you don't believe me, check out their website and click on the link HAPPY GUESTS.  Thanks again Dan and Barbara.

Barbara Alford wrote in an email to us...
Thanks for taking such good care of Remi!  Seemed like he had a great time as usual.

Lynn Lutz wrote to us on Facebook....
Audrey is doing so well when she stays at Shady Rest Paws Resort. Thank you Barbara and Dan for all the care and wonderful pictures!!

Lynn Lutz wrote another post on Facebook after another stay in December....Wow, thanks again Barbara. Every time she stays with you she is getting better and better. The wonderful pictures of her tell us just how she's doing =)

 


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