Providing Dog Boarding Services for the DC area, Maryland, North Carolina & Across the World

There is a reason why people boarding with us from all over the world. Yes we offer great rates and discounts for military, however the main reason is the unique style of boarding we offer. Our entire complex is set up to provide a “Better than home” atmosphere.  You can just look at our pictures and videos to see how happy and well cared for the dogs are.

Most boarding facilities close at night leaving dogs to stay in runs, pee on the floor and left totally a lone. We live here and there is ALWAYS someone here at the farm checking on things. Dogs can freely go in and out of their own areas into large fenced areas complete with decks. In addition to each private play area the entire complex is fenced allowing the dogs to get out, explore and play with other dogs. There truly is no other facility that offers what we offer at this price.

People fly their dogs via United Pet Safe program and we are happy to pick them up at the airport. In addition we also offer affordable pet transport all along the eastern seaboard. We can come all the way or meet you halfway. We have plenty of referrals for you to check or we are also happy to arrange a Skype call. Click here to read our facebook reviews

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Dog Care Plan – What happens if a Dog Owner Dies?

What would happen to your pets in the event you were in a fatal accident or became ill?

Some people don’t even consider what might happen to their beloved pets in the event they are no longer able to care for them. Some make arrangements with family members or friends, however anything in life can happen and usually it does.  Life situations change and the ones we counted on might not be able to make the commitment when the time actually comes.  Recently I boarded a dog who’s owner had passed away during an operation. I received an email asking me to surrender her to the pound and perhaps someone will adopt her. She is 8 years old and her chances of being adopted from a kill shelter are slim. Needless to say she is ok, however what if things were different? Can you really depend on your family to love and care for your pets after you are gone?

I have an agreement with a friend who is also an animal lover. We’ve kept it for years. She has dogs, birds and even horses. Should she pass away I would honor my commitment and I have no doubt she would do the same for me. Of course I also have legal documents to make sure she can afford to care for them and continue my dog boarding business and contacts. I am very fortunate to have this, however I am not sure others are. Have you made arrangements for long term care for your pets? If want to insure their happiness and well being after you are gone you’ll need to set this up ahead of time.

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Help! How do I stop my dog’s submissive urination?

Q: How do I get my 6-month-old puppy to stop “submissive peeing”? He pees every time my husband talks to him or my other dog growls at him! — Sydney V.

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Taking Your Dogs Bye-Bye

Yes Ma'am I'll have a pound of ribs and the poodle will have chicken

My dogs love to go bye-bye. In fact all I have to do is begin to say BYE or grab my keys and they start jumping up and down in delight! The especially enjoy going through the drive-thru window ANYWHERE because they know they’ll get a yummy treat. Imagine their disappointment going through the drive up bank teller? hahaha

Just remember that any quick stops will send them flying and its a good idea to strap them into a harness or doggie car seat. Also never ever leave your dog in the car during the summer. The temps in a car can soar well above 100 degrees in no time and many dogs die or become very ill from heat exposure.

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Know of Dog Fighting in your area?

Please share on your wall: Know of Dog Fighting in your area? Report it! HSUS Dog Fighting Hotline: 1-877-847-4787 with a reward up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a dogfighter. All information is kept confidential. ALSO, call Virginia Animal Fighting Task Force Hotline 1-888-848-8311 or atvaanimalfightingtaskforce@onebox.com

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Humans aren’t the only species to leave their mark on the environment, but we alone have the power to do something about our impact. And, we can do the green thing on behalf of our animals.

In recent years, eco-friendly versions of just about any pet product you can imagine have hit the market, from paraben-free shampoos to all-natural treats and biscuits to dog beds made of 100% recycled materials. That’s the easy stuff. If you’re really serious about reducing your dog’s carbon paw print, consider preparing her food yourself with locally made ingredients. And for the uber-conscious — or maybe just extra ambitious — teach your dog to turn off lights and put the newspaper in the recycle bin.

http://www.dogtime.com/top-10-ways-reduce-dogs-carbon-paw-print-earth-day-2011.html

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Does your Dog have Constipation?

I found these unknown chunks in in a bag of Purina One

Just like humans, dogs can become constipated. It may seem like a relatively mild condition, but if left untreated, constipation in dogs can lead to much more serious health problems. Veterinarians have been researching remedies for canine constipation for several years, and have made some useful advances in treating this condition. There are many identified causes of constipation in dogs, most of which are able to be treated by good lifestyle habits and attentive health care.

Constipation is a condition that can be defined by a visible difficulty in your dog’s bowel movements.

Click here to go to a free site about Dog Constipation

 

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Natural Healing for Pets

natural remedies for dogsNothing is more upsetting then when your beloved pet get’s hurt of sick. They love you and trust you unconditionally. Their health and wellbeing is important to you and you hate seeing them uncomfortable. But what do you do when your pet gets sick and standard veterinary care is not an option? Perhaps you can’t afford it or you’d like to seek natural alternatives. Before I begin I’d like to say that I am not a veterinarian. My advice is simply what I use for my pets. If you feel that something is wrong you SHOULD get it checked out by a vet. Rule out an emergency situation and then make decisions based on realistic choices. You can even discuss this with your Vet and tell them you would like to try some natural remedies.

Do You Want Your Pet to Live a Long Healthy Life?

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How to Stop Fleas and Ticks Naturally

Here at Dancing Creek Farm we struggle with fleas, ticks, mosquitoes and the many pest that try to eat our organic garden. Dancing Creek Farm is a lovely place and the pest think so too!

Keep you fur babies AND your garden pest free!

We require all campers, both short term and long term dog boarding, to have a flea and tick treatment such as Frontline or Revolution, however last year nothing was working on the fleas. In the past we used a combination of Apple Cider Vinegar and Garlic Gloves in food, however even that didn’t  seem to work as it had in the past.  We sprayed Mosquito Garlic Barrier which worked well but after a few weeks needed to be reapplied and it’s very expensive for the amount of area we need to treat.

Harmful Chemicals are Bad for Your Dog and Family

When you apply flea and tick chemicals to your dog you normally drop it onto their skin behind their neck and towards the base of their tail. Much of this remains on the coat. You and your children pet, hug and rub your dog. These chemicals can remain on the pets fur for days after being applied.

This year we are using Live Beneficial Nematodes a microscopic insect that will seek out and destroy over 230 kinds of soil dwelling and wood boring insects. It does not harm lady bugs, other beneficial insects but it will wreck havoc on such as flea larvae, white grubs, cutworms, corn root worms, strawberry weevils, gypsy moth larvae, cabbage root maggots, fungus gnat larvae.  Once applied to your yard they multiply and breed!

But I’m not taking ANY chances this year! I’m going to continue to also use Diatomaceous Earth, a food grade fossil often used in organic pest control. In fact it’s so safe you can EAT it and many people, including me, put it in my dogs food to prevent parasites and worms. I dust the dogs with it AND this year I’m puffing it all over the yard and garden!  You can get a puff spreader like I have to easily apply it to the yard and garden CLICK HERE or I read that you can mix with water and spray it. I haven’t tried spraying it and think that it might clog my sprayers but I just might give it a try!  I’ll do anything to keep the fleas off these dogs and out of my house!

Perhaps with a few strategics in place I will win the flea and tick battle and avoid using expensive harmful chemicals.  Please be extra careful what you spray on your yard. It can get into the paws of pets and since pets eat grass they can ingest it and die. I’e know a few people personally who have lost pets because of lawn chemicals.

Good luck this year and please post your feed back, ideas and questions below in the comments section. I promise to answer your questions.

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Diatomaceous Earth Flea Control.. Safe Diatomaceous Earth Flea Control, Tick Control, Worm Control

Diatomaceous Earth is mother nature’s product with no harm to the environment, pets or to people. Diatomaceous Earth is not actually an “earth” but it is the fossilized remains of microscopic shells created by one celled plants called DIATOMS. As you will see, there are many uses for Diatomaceous Earth, but to me the most exciting is Human Use.

Your pets, and other animals can also benefit from Diatomaceous Earth. Click hereto view more information on the benefits of Diatomaceous Earth for your pets and animals.

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Please click on the “Human Use” menu item under the Product Information  menu and also view the many other things Diatomaceous Earth can be used for and you will soon see why we feel every house in the world should have a container of Earthworks Diatomaceous Earth within easy reach of all.

 

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