I don’t think I’ve had the chance to talk to you guys about one of my very best friends yet, so it’s about time I introduce you to Mr. Fluffernutter. Mr. Fluffernutter is a six year-old shih-tzu and my furriest friend yet. I love him to pieces! I pretty much take him wherever I go, since he’s a good boy and knows how to behave himself. I even take him on my business trips to Florida! Unfortunately, Mr. Fluffernutter can’t always come with me to my meetings, which is why I went on a hunt for a reliable pet sitter a couple of years ago.
When I first began looking for someone to take care of my beloved Mr. Fluffernutter, I used this list of 10 Things to Look for in a Pet Sitter to help me narrow down some good candidates. Most of them were pretty obvious (experienced, trustworthy, and sensitive), but it was nice to have this as sort of a checklist. I finally came across TLC Pet Boarding, which is based out of Davie, Florida. What intrigued me the most about TLC Pet Boarding is that, unlike other dog boarding facilities, they weren’t a kennel facility. Instead, they provide a home-like atmosphere that includes open indoor and outdoor spaces. Mr. Fluffernutter is not a fan of crates or kennels, so right away, I knew I had to check this place out.
The place is huge! There’s a one-acre, fully-fenced backyard, which means plenty of space for all of the dogs to play. It was so much fun to see them all jumping around and having a great time. Mr. Fluffernutter was really excited! (Mr. Fluffernutter likes to play for short periods of time, so when he’s done playing with the other dogs, the caretakers at TLC Pet Boarding will make sure he gets some great relaxation time indoors.) To be honest, this place is like a doggie getaway!
Okay, so I’m going to sound like a crazy dog mom right now, but…oh well! I love-love-love the special services and features that TLC Pet Boarding offers. For example, whenever I leave Mr. Fluffernutter there, I always request to have webcam access to him, which basically means I can see how he’s doing pretty much whenever I want. Also, I love that the dogs can have the option of having their birthday’s celebrated here. What better way to celebrate your birthday than with a bunch of your favorite furry pals?! Finally, TLC Pet Boarding offers dental, dog training, and pet grooming services. I just love the all-in-one concept of this facility.
I don’t typically leave Mr. Fluffernutter for days on end. Like I said, he goes with me everywhere, but I do drop him off for doggie daycare all the time. I think he loves being able to socialize with other dogs and to have someone love on him when his mommy is busy.