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Lindsey Mottern
Lindsey Mottern
We absolutely love SmilinDogs! Our Golden Retriever has been going here for both daycare and boarding for about 2 years and she loves it! I love that we can leave her here knowing that she will be well taken care of and loved!! She is … read more
Response from business owner
Thank you for your kind review Lindsey! 🙂
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dorothy oliveira
dorothy oliveira
Though Sheba wasn’t too sure about smilin dogs, it was her first time there and she could not see me anywhere. I will try again
Response from business owner
Thanks for your understanding! Some dogs take more time to open up in new environments! We will go at her pace 🙂
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John Farmar
John Farmar
So caring and attentive to our dogs, Charlie and Kona. We have trusted our loveable companions to Smilin for many years!
Response from business owner
Thank you John and Grace! We love to have Charlie and Kona at daycare with us. 🙂
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Dena Chesler Grimm | Sharon Walters Travel
Dena Chesler Grimm | Sharon Walters Travel
We’ve been sending our pups to Smilin Dogs for decades. Our 2 doodles get crazy excited every Wed when the van comes to pick them up for weekly hike. It’s the only place we trust for dog boarding when we’re away. The staff at Smilin Dogs… read more
Response from business owner
Thank you Dena! We are always excited to take Bear and Luke to the ranch as well. 🙂
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Maureen Garrett
Maureen Garrett
Love Smilin Dogs! Our one-year-old golden can’t wait to go to the ranch two days a week! It’s the only thing that truly tires her out!Her yelps of joy when she is picked up, tells us she loves going.
Response from business owner
Thank you Maureen! We love taking Molly to the ranch! We are glad to help her spend some energy.
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Ann Cao
Ann Cao
Smilin Dogs has been our go-to dog care facility for over a year now, and we couldn't be happier. The staff is incredibly attentive and caring, and the facility provides a safe environment for our German Shepherd and Lab mix. Her favorite … read more
Response from business owner
Thank you Ann for your kind review. We are always here to help! 🙂
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Margo Parmacek
Margo Parmacek
Great place!
Response from business owner
Thank you Margo. 🙂 It was so great meeting Rosie!
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Dana Merritt
Dana Merritt
Finnegan absolutely LOVES Smilin Dogs and the staff is incredibile! Five stars across the board. Support, service, care and love for the animals. Thank you for taking such good care of my boy. I would 100% recommend day care and overnight … read more
Response from business owner
Thank you so much Dana! We are so glad to help you take care of Finnegan!
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Brenna Connolly
Brenna Connolly
Smilin Dogs has always been fantasticwith my dogs. My dogs are both pretty difficult yet they love going to SD and staff treats them like they are their own dogs. I trust them implicitly with my boys!
Response from business owner
Thank you Brenna! We always love having Ferris and Rooney here. 🙂
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Kim W
Kim W
Smilin Dogs is the best. The staff's professionalism, patience, and kindness have transformed our initially people-shy dog into a comfortable and happy pup. Our dog loves his time at SD, and we are grateful for the outstanding care and … read more
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Thank you Kim! It has been amazing seeing Rusty come out of her shell!
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Beth Jimison
Beth Jimison
We made our first visit to Smilin Dogs today for a temperament screening. All staff were very professional and the place was clean. All the dogs like comfortable and happy. Looking forward to more visits for my young dog to get acclimated. … read more
Response from business owner
Thanks Beth! It was such a pleasure getting to meet your dog as well. 🙂
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Kelvin Chua
Kelvin Chua
My dog loves this place and I appreciate how caring the staff is. Very happy with my experience with Smilin Dogs and my dog is always excited when I take him there.
Response from business owner
Thanks Kelvin! We miss Gnocchi!
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Beth Williams
Beth Williams
We are thrilled to have found Smilin Dogs! Communication and service have been thoughtful, super responsive, and helpful every step of the way in acclimating us to occasional daycare and boarding. As a first-time dog owner, I've been … read more
Response from business owner
Thank you Beth! We are so happy we are able to help care for your dog! 🙂
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RK Parthasarathy
RK Parthasarathy
Great day care and ranch service, extremely friendly staff!
Response from business owner
Thanks so much!!
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Christina Tang
Christina Tang
Our toy poodle enjoys Smilin Dogs who has the best crew to take care of big and small dogs. Their staff are loving, sweet and professional. Strongly recommend Smilin Dogs!
Response from business owner
Thank you Christina! We love taking care of Noodle! 🙂
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Natalie Mitchell
Natalie Mitchell
Our two Alaskan Malamutes love going to Smilin Dogs! After trying a couple different places, Smilin Dogs has been our favorite for daycare and boarding since 2022. Our youngest pup knows where he’s going as soon as we drive down the street … read more
Response from business owner
Thank you Natalie! We know it'll be a good day when Odin and Zuka are here!
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Heidi Axtell
Heidi Axtell
My chocolate lab loves going to Smilin Dogs. He can’t get out of the car fast enough upon arrival. It’s great socially for him and very safe environment. He comes home exhausted! He has boarded there as well and has been well taken care of… read more
Response from business owner
Thank you Heidi! We love having Deuce here. He is always the life of the party! 🙂
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Gail Klein
Gail Klein
Hannah and a red-haired guy (sorry I forgot)were open, friendly and informative about Smilin's facilities, Kate's temperament test and her next steps to qualify for onsite and hiking activities. Kate seemed at ease in the office and with … read more
Response from business owner
Thank you Gail! We love seeing Kate!
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William Pace
William Pace
We love Smilin’ Dogs. Such great people.
Response from business owner
Thank you so much!! 🙂
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Charlotte Brice
Charlotte Brice
Max loves this place. He goes to day care and over night stays there. Always feel like he is well looked after (his on a number of medications). This is him sitting with his Christmas gift from Smilin Dogs! One of his favorite toys ♥️
Response from business owner
Thank you Charlotte! We are so happy to see Max loves the Christmas gift we gave him! 🙂
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Sylvie Stefant
Sylvie Stefant
Awesome staff! I know my dogs are well taken care of when they go to daycare.
Response from business owner
Thank you Sylvie! It is always a joy spending time with Loulou. And now Phoebe too!
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Bill Widner
Bill Widner
We are very happy with Smilin Dog. Our dog loves to go and is always excited when he hears their name.
Response from business owner
Thank you for the review! We love to see Apollo in daycare. 🙂
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Aubrielle Philips
Aubrielle Philips
Our pup always comes home smiling! We love seeing him posted on instagram having the best time socializing. The Smilin Dogs team is always on top of it and we know he is in the best hands.
Response from business owner
Thank for the review Aubrielle! We love having Rover around. 🙂
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Bill Widner
Bill Widner
Our dog is always excited when he hears the word "Smilin Dog".
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Millie Gottwald
Millie Gottwald
Friendly and competent – my dog thoroughly enjoys her ranch days!!!
Response from business owner
Thanks for the review Mildred! 🙂
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Seda Koyuncu
Seda Koyuncu
Very nice crew and safe place for little dogs as they separate them from the big ones. 👍🏼
Response from business owner
Thank you for the review! 🙂
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Mike Gabitass
Mike Gabitass
My dog loves Smilin Dogs and going out to the ranch. They take good care of him. All the staff I’ve met are really friendly and professional. They love their dogs.
Response from business owner
Thank you Mike! We always love having Pooky in our care. 🙂
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Terri Vincent
Terri Vincent
Great people that know how to care for dogs appreciate them so much
Response from business owner
Thank you for the review! Our staff is always so excited when we see Champ and Niner are coming in!
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Amalee Wilson
Amalee Wilson
Best daycare service we have found near Redwood City.
Response from business owner
Thank you for the review Amalee! It means a lot! 🙂
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Juliana Rauch
Juliana Rauch
We use Smilin to supplement our own hiking with our two Australian Shepard girls.... They love it and Smilin always tries to accomodate our needs. The Smilin crew that takes them out is very kind. I always recommend Smilin to anyone with an… read more
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Thank you Juliana! We miss seeing Beaty and Harper at the ranch!
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Cindy OConnell
Cindy OConnell
My boy Colby went to Smilin Dogs 3 times a week as well as occasional boarding for over 4 years. It was his happy place as well as mine because I knew that the facility gave the dogs a lot of space and the level of supervision needed to … read more
Response from business owner
Thanks for the review Cindy! We love Colby and it's been great getting to know Kai too!
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Milande Werbinski
Milande Werbinski
Staff is friendly and accommodating, doggie went in happy and came out happy.
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Jaimie Cravens
Jaimie Cravens
We love Smilin Dogs! I have a rescue terrier who has issues with separation anxiety and they handle her wonderfully. She loves going to “school” and is always so excited when we pull up. I really appreciate how professional and friendly the… read more
Response from business owner
Thank you Jaimie! We love getting to see little Chia!! <3
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powellesq
powellesq
Our fearful dog is not good with most people, other than us, but he is willing to accept and maybe even be responsive to the folks at Smilin Dogs – which is really amazing. We appreciate that we can leave him there and know that he is safe … read more
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Shreya Ranga
Shreya Ranga
I take my dogs for day care here. My dogs seemed to enjoy it. I’m planning on utilizing the hiking option soon.
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Jennifer Landesmann
Jennifer Landesmann
Smilin Dogs has been our lab’s hiking and social group, and boarding when needed. He loves it!
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Pietro Dova
Pietro Dova
Have been going here for years. They always take good care of our dog.
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Henri Mansfield
Henri Mansfield
We have been taking our German Shepard Husky to Smilin Dogs for 6 years and it has been a wonderful experience from the start. They are quick to respond to our last minute requests, always provide excellent care for our dog and her tail … read more
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sophie perisic
sophie perisic
Our dog goes to the Dog Ranch twice a week and can't wait to be picked up. She waits by the window and starts shaking with excitement when she feels the van is close by, way before I can personally see it myself 😉 I know she is well … read more
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Erica Galles
Erica Galles
Great customer service and my pups always seemed thrilled to go! I’m always confident my dogs will be well cared for at Smilin’ Dogs.
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Gina Goulet
Gina Goulet
My boy Bailey loves Smilin Dogs. He can’t wait to get there so he can head to the Dog Ranch. Great staff, always friendly, professional and caring.
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Ron Fernandez
Ron Fernandez
Love Smilin Dogs (as does my dog!). Took my last dog (Aussie) there beginning in 2009 – he loved it. Hiking, overnights, he never stopped getting completely excited when their van showed up. Our current guy is far more mellow (GSD mutt) … read more
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Kerri Smyth
Kerri Smyth
Our dog loves going to the dog ranch! She know the drill now so she’s happy to see them when they come to pick her up and she comes home happy and tired. We’ve also boarded her with Smilin Dogs and know she’s in good hands while we’re away… read more
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vicky fukuhara
vicky fukuhara
Kona loves going to day care! The staff are very caring and it shows when Kona gets excited when she sees her favorite people!
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Sarai Angel
Sarai Angel
My dog loves Smiling Dogs! 💞
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Ellen Leonard
Ellen Leonard
My black lab loves doggie daycare. She is so excited when we arrive and exhausted when I pick her up.
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kopal nema
kopal nema
Our dog Texas has been going to smilin Dogs for over a year now and we are very happy with the care and service they provide. We are on a recurring schedule with bath and nail trim often requested. Couple of times she came back very dirty … read more
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Willard Fee
Willard Fee
Wonderful! My dog loves going there as do we. The people are just the best!
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Karie Thomson
Karie Thomson
My dogs know when it’s their SD day. They wait by the door, they leap into the van when it arrives, they have the best time, and they come home tired an dirty. Who could ask for more? 👍
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Chris Boskin
Chris Boskin
Smilin Fogs is terrific!My Lab Bella loves her days at the Ranch
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Jeffrey Beaudoin
Jeffrey Beaudoin
Friendly people and our dog seems to love it
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Savinee D
Savinee D
My little Peanut hated all the day care. She hated it passionately. When we had her in other places, she simply be mad at us and wont let me pick her up or pet her for a few hours. She would put on a hard break and attempted to escape.But… read more
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Patrick Pribble
Patrick Pribble
Best place ever!
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Chris Jensen
Chris Jensen
Great place to watch your dog! Super friendly staff, great with the dogs, different rooms for sizes/temperaments, pool on hot days and hikes wear out our energetic 2-year old shepherd mix!
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Jennifer Wisnom
Jennifer Wisnom
I am very happy at Smilin Dogs! I have two dogs that go for daycare and/or overnight. They can't wait to get in the door which says a lot to me.....if my dogs don't like a place they let me know!!
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Sarah Bridges
Sarah Bridges
Love this place!! The pup had fun playing with other fur babies. The staff are sweet, informative and sent the boy home with a report card of how he was throughout his stay!
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KRIS STREITZKERN
KRIS STREITZKERN
my son is a wonderful chauffeur and Xander loves the day care
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Sulav Regmi
Sulav Regmi
They are very friendly and also seem to love dogs very much in general. My dog loves it there.
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michael clarke
michael clarke
These guys are great period. Don’t know how we’d make it through trips with peace of mind without them.
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Alison B
Alison B
Update: my now 3 year old dog still loves it here! It's nice to have a place you can trust with people who love your dog when you leave town or just for the day.My puppy lives coming here, he doesn't even want to get in the car to go home… read more
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Michael Weston
Michael Weston
Smilin Dogs has been a life saver for me during COVID. Working in healthcare, it has been difficult to leave work on time or even operate within a normal schedule. Having a 4 month old Golden Doodle was overwhelming as well raising him … read more
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herrman taraporewalla
herrman taraporewalla
Smilin Dogs has been simply amazing. Our maltipoo was very shy of other dogs and wouldn’t interact much. Everyone at Smilin Dogs has gone out of their way to help him get comfortable with other dogs and have constantly provided us with … read more
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Jason Born
Jason Born
Cody dog like Smiling Dog... The staff is great!
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Aaron Castle
Aaron Castle
All dogs go to Hea7en
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Laura Gotelli Faust
Laura Gotelli Faust
Kona ( my pit mix) loves coming here. We use Both the daycare and hiking. She’s been coming here for about eight years now. The staff is great and Kona has a great time!
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Oscar Jimenez
Oscar Jimenez
Wonderful place for your fairy friend.
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Jon Small
Jon Small
Clean, well staffed, and well laid out with large areas separating the different sized dogs. Our pup seems to like going, and I think I'd be happy there if I were a dog.
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Jason Born
Jason Born
My Golden Retriever loves to visit and play!
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Kevin Simon
Kevin Simon
I tried many doggy daycares before landing on this one. I’ve now used them for years and their service and care is unmatched. They do charge a little more for it 🙂
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Frances Schenk-Newman
Frances Schenk-Newman
Great place for dogs to play, hike and board! Really great staff too!
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Deborah Conrad
Deborah Conrad
Great team, great care and an overall great experience for our dogs!
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Wendy Ashton
Wendy Ashton
My boy has gone here since he was a pup and would stay overnight with the owner at his home. These guys have it down! My boy is now 10 and loves hanging with this crew
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Caitlyn Cardoza
Caitlyn Cardoza
Her smile says it all! My pup always runs to the door and happy wiggles into the room to greet all her friends, human and dog alike.
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Russell Bissonnette
Russell Bissonnette
A Happy Dog Is Loyal An Effective
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Denise Mueller Larsen
Denise Mueller Larsen
My dog gets so excited when we pull into the parking lot here, she can barely contain herself. She likes both hikes and daycare. We are occasional users of the place and they are happy to get us in when they have room. Can usually get in … read more
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Curt Treadaway
Curt Treadaway
My dog smilin
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Alfiya
Alfiya
My dog goes to Smiling dogs since 4month old and loves it! I use both daycare and boarding services and never worry about my pup, since I know she is in good hands!
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Justin Gerber
Justin Gerber
The pups love going here! Nice staff as well. Only take cash or check and need to work on their billing systems though.
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Jan Louisell
Jan Louisell
My dog is always smiling whenever she sees the van outside our house for hiking pickups.
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Jon Kaufman
Jon Kaufman
My malamute Uneh, love Smilin Dogs! He especially enjoys the hikes.
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Sonja O'Claire
Sonja O'Claire
Our dogs love it here, and we love them for taking care of our furry babies, like they are their own. It's our dogs' second home and family. We couldn't recommended them more. Not too many dogs per handler, dog's are grouped per size, have … read more
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Ron Gravatt
Ron Gravatt
Kevin is the best!! A real dog whisperer, right here in San Carlos. Highly recommend. Your doggies with thank you.
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Ram Moskovitz
Ram Moskovitz
Great people, happy dogs!Sadly no more chauffeur service
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Jarrad Wilson
Jarrad Wilson
After moving up the Peninsula, we needed to find a doggy daycare. I was initially bummed by this task because we loved our old place... After finding Smilin Dogs, any/all concerns were erased! They're very thorough, beginning with the … read more
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Wendy Beagley
Wendy Beagley
I just love Smilin Dogs. Finally people that understand the importance of pets.
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Courtney Power
Courtney Power
Smilin Dogs is awesome – our dog goes 3 days a week for doggy day care. He's super people shy, and the staff are all fantastic about making him feel comfortable as they get him back into his favorite place on earth, the big dog room. We'… read more
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tanya luhrmann
tanya luhrmann
Our doggies LOVE Smilin Dogs. They wait by the door the day the vans come. And we trust the handlers and the owners. If you want your dog to get well exercised, this is a good choice for you--and it will make your pup very very happy. We … read more
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