“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)!
He rides the Doggie School Bus
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!
CHANDLER WITH JAMES
CHANDLER WITH AMES
If he’s lucky, he gets to drive the school bus too!
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.
CHANDLER WITH BENNY
CHANDLER WITH TEDDY AND KILO
CHANDLER WITH PRINCE GEORGE
CHANDLER WITH WOODEE
CHANDLER WITH KILO AND RALPH
He gets to enjoy the beach
He gets freedom at the dog run
He learns new things
- Being diligent.
- Taking good care of his things.
Well, it’s “school” after all, isn’t it? Haha.
He makes a lot of furiends
CHANDLER WITH HARVEY AND GEORGE
THE THREE BLONDEES WITH THE SCHOOL’S FAMOUS PHOTOBOMBER: BENNY
CHANDLER AND ARCHIE PLOTTING FOOD FIGHT
CHANDLER WITH SHIBE
FEATURING CHANDLER WITH LULU AND SUNDAE IN YOU CAN’T SIT WITH US
CHANDLER WITH OLLIE AND TODD
CHANDLER WITH HARVEY BEFORE THEY WERE FRIENDS
CHANDLER WITH HARVEY WHEN THEY EVENTUALLY BECAME INSEPARABLE
CHANDLER WITH OTIS IN YOUR HELPFUL BEST FRIEND WHEN YOU GET DRUNK.
CHANDLER WITH TEDDY IN WHAT HAPPENS IN SCHOOL STAYS IN SCHOOL.
CHANDLER WITH CHESTER, OLLIE, AND MUFFIN TAKING A CLASS PHOTO
CHANDLER TEACHING CHESTER, OLLIE, AND OLIE HOW TO TO #TONGUEOUTTUESDAY
They celebrate barkdays!
CHANDLER WITH OLLIE AND BARKDAY DOGGO TAZ
He gets the opportunity to help the less pawtunate.
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.
CHANDLER WITH OLIE
CHANDLER WITH LUNA
CHANDLER WITH HENRY GUARDING THE TOILET
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.)
He takes comfortable naps (once he finally gets tired from playing)
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:
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.
Just look at his smile. 🙂
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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