My Dog is a School Boy and He Loves It

“Who takes care of your dog when you travel?”

I travel a lot, both for work and leisure, and this is probably the most common question I encounter whenever we talk about the trips I go to.

Not having a child of my own, my dog Chandler is the closest I have to that. Yup, I’m one of those pawrents. 

And just like any parent would do, I make sure Chandler is taken cared of when I go overseas.

Thank God I found the perfect one.


Doggie Retreat is a cage-free daycare/boarding place by definition, but if my dog could talk, he would tell you that it’s his most favorite place on earth (sometimes more than our own home)!

Here’s why:

He rides the Doggie School Bus

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Okay, you’ve got to admit that this is just the cutest.

More than the convenience that they pick up your furkid and bring him/her back home, this tells me just how fun it is there.

They have the nicest drivers as well!

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CHANDLER WITH JAMES

 

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CHANDLER WITH AMES

 

If he’s lucky, he gets to drive the school bus too!

Kidding.

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CHANDLER WITH HYUDA

 

He goes on walkies at different parks

Chandler goes to Doggie Retreat for daycare too and I love how he gets to go out on walkies while I’m in the office. It’s way better than him being home alone the whole day.

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CHANDLER WITH BENNY
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CHANDLER WITH TEDDY AND KILO

 

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CHANDLER WITH PRINCE GEORGE

 

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CHANDLER WITH WOODEE

 

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CHANDLER WITH KILO AND RALPH

He gets to enjoy the beach

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He gets freedom at the dog run

 

 

 

 

 

He learns new things

  • Being diligent.
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  • Taking good care of his things.

 

 

  • Singing

 

 

Well, it’s “school” after all, isn’t it? Haha.

He makes a lot of furiends

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CHANDLER WITH HARVEY AND GEORGE
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THE THREE BLONDEES WITH THE SCHOOL’S FAMOUS PHOTOBOMBER: BENNY
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CHANDLER AND ARCHIE PLOTTING FOOD FIGHT 

 

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CHANDLER WITH SHIBE

 

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FEATURING CHANDLER WITH LULU AND SUNDAE IN YOU CAN’T SIT WITH US

 

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CHANDLER WITH OLLIE AND TODD

 

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CHANDLER WITH HARVEY BEFORE THEY WERE FRIENDS
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CHANDLER WITH HARVEY WHEN THEY EVENTUALLY BECAME INSEPARABLE 

 

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CHANDLER WITH OTIS IN YOUR HELPFUL BEST FRIEND WHEN YOU GET DRUNK.
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CHANDLER WITH TEDDY IN WHAT HAPPENS IN SCHOOL STAYS IN SCHOOL.

 

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CHANDLER WITH CHESTER, OLLIE, AND MUFFIN TAKING A CLASS PHOTO

 

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CHANDLER TEACHING CHESTER, OLLIE, AND OLIE HOW TO TO #TONGUEOUTTUESDAY

They celebrate barkdays!

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CHANDLER WITH OLLIE AND BARKDAY DOGGO TAZ

He gets the opportunity to help the less pawtunate.

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Chandler at a charity dog walk
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He gets all access to outdoor and indoor garden

Doggie Retreat has a garden with artificial grass, which to me is way more hygienic and safe to be free from bugs and mites. The team disinfects the area daily.

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CHANDLER WITH OLIE

 

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CHANDLER WITH LUNA

 

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CHANDLER WITH HENRY GUARDING THE TOILET

 

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CHANDLER WITH MOMO

He’s comfortable inside the house

After the doggos go on walkies, they hang out at Doggie Retreat to rest (and of course play.)

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He takes comfortable naps (once he finally gets tired from playing)

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They genuinely love and care for the dogs

One of the many reasons why I chose Doggie Retreat to look after Chandler is that I know they love him as much as I do. Esther (momager of Doggie Retreat), and every single member of the team, genuinely cares for all the doggos.

There was one particular time when Chandler had a severe spine and joint injury and I had to go overseas for a Church conference. They took care of him, brought him to the hospital for his check ups, and even made a makeshift play pen for him. They updated me regularly on his wellbeing and made sure I had the peace of mind.

And not just for Chandler, they give first-class care for all the doggos. This was a message I received when there was haze in Singapore:

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This tells me that this is not just a business for them. They genuinely care.

He’s simply happy

With all that I mentioned a while ago, it’s not a surprise that he loves it there.

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Just look at his smile. 🙂

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Know more about Doggie Retreat here, or you can follow them on Instagram here.

For more updates on Chandler’s fun school days at Doggie Retreat, follow him on Instagram here. 

 

*All photos and videos (except those with the school bus) were captured by Doggie Retreat

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Writer | Solo Traveler

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