Mountain Pals Pet Sitting is the best choice for animal care in the Summit and Park County communities. We provide pet care for the Alma, Fairplay, Hertsel, Jefferson, Breckenridge, Blue River and Frisco areas. We are an in home, cage free boarding where we specialize mountain exercise and lots of love. Happy dogs are tired dogs!
Dog Boarding/Day Care
Mountain Pals offers boarding and day care for your canine companion in a home environment. Dogs get the warm comfort of a warm fire at night but also off leash trained dogs get the joys of running amongst the pine and aspen trees during the day. With the mountains of South Park within their paws reach dogs have much more fun then a normal kennel environment and can really stretch their legs. Dogs who need leashes get the same treatment, we just modify where we go so they don’t get tangled in the trees. Every day is different so we can cater to the health and happiness of each animal in our care. (Limited space available for on leash hounds, please make your reservation early)
If your family is blessed with a new puppy, day care is a great way to give pups the consistent training and exercise needed to:
- Minimize their destructive behavior at home.
- Avoid household accidents and become house broken sooner.
- Get a good night’s sleep. A tired puppy is a well-behaved puppy who is more responsive to learning good manners.
We require a “Meet and Greet” before your first scheduled drop-off day to learn about your dog’s social skills with help from our resident canine Ethan, and to give you a tour of the home where your dog will stay. We can also provide animal transport from your house to our mountain adventures if needed. Pups travel in mountain style in a new 2011 Tacoma we’ve specially tricked out for canine comfort.
Care for Special Needs and Geriatrics
Rebecca Cardennis, founder and owner of Mountain Pals, began working with animals in California shelters, where she learned valuable positive reinforcement and behavior training. Next, she honed her skills for several years as a Veterinary Technician in numerous specialty practices. Animals are very special to her, and she provides them with high quality care when they’re under her roof. She is skilled in administering treatments from SQ fluids to injections. If your animal has special needs that require medication, a nurturing caregiver with a medical background is ideal. We take special care of geriatrics, so no worries there.
At Mountain Pals, animals generally don’t spend time in kennels, they are treated like members of the family, just like they are in your home. If any dog needs time alone, we have a couple of large crates handy, but those are usually only for house training puppies.
Pick Up and Delivery
We understand that coming over from Summit County to Alma is sometimes hard depending on your travel direction. For a small $10.00 fee each way, we offer pick-up before you leave or drop-off once you are home. Our 2011 Tacoma is 4×4 enabled so Mountain Pals can travel when needed in rain, sleet, or snow.
Mountain Pals will always work towards improving your pet’s manners by the end of each day in our care. Rebecca trained with world-renowned dog trainer Ian Dunbar, the creator of the “Puppy Kindergarten” concept and positive reinforcement techniques now used by shelters around the country. We always use positive reinforcement methods. Let us help them practice their Sits, Stays, and Rollovers while you’re at work!
Does your dog have any sensitivities? We will dedicate some one-on-one time to you and your pup, teaching you how to help him behave in the way he potentially can. Your whole family, canine included, will enjoy a more fulfilling life by knowing one another’s boundaries.
Cats/Small animal visits at your home
Mountain Pals also visits felines and other small animals, including exotics, in their home environments where we believe they do best. We can visit once a day, or as needed, to make sure they are happy and getting the proper attention.