The Dog Rock story begins when I met my dog Gilbert. He was only a few months old and was resting on the couch with his grandpa Foster. I sat down and Gilbert immediately hopped on my chest. We connected immediately and I fell in love. He came home with me and has been my best bud ever since! A few magical months go by and inevitably came the first time I had to travel without my Gilby. I was worried. Who could take good care of him while I was out of town?
Gilbert’s a big mushball sweetheart but, like many dogs can be overwhelming for someone who isn’t a “dog person.” He’s a Bull Terrier (like Spuds Mackenzie, or Bullseye, the Target dog) and let me tell you, they're named Bull Terriers for a reason! At times he can be enough of a handful that I knew I couldn’t leave him with just any friend or family member. And I was uncomfortable leaving him in a kennel where he would receive little (or no) attention from the staff. How could I be sure I was leaving him in a place where he would be happy, safe and loved?
With no better alternative, I made a reservation to board with my local animal hospital. I figured it was the safest and best option considering Gilbert had already been there before and was familiar with the building. But, at the last minute, a friend swooped in and offered to watch Gilbert for the weekend. A dog lover friend with a big backyard. We lucked out. But as I sat on the plane, traveling across the country feeling fortunate and relieved, I couldn’t help but wonder, “What about next time?”. And that was the moment Dog Rock Resorts was born! I knew my problem had to be a common one for dog lovers and I knew I could help. So here we are. I’m thrilled to bring my dream to life, and I’m excited to have your pup stay with us at Dog Rock!
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