Desperate Dogs is an all inclusive canine resort located in 11-acres of beautiful parks and woodlands providing a unique and wonderful dog hotel vacation experience as well as doggy daycare and rehabilitation swimming pool complimented by home made gourmet food in a cage free environment designed and run by a canine behaviorist - the facility is manned 24/7 and after a hectic day guest dogs relax with his or her own sofa in cage free luxury watching TV and getting plenty of cuddles (at no extra.. cost!!!) - prices are all inclusive of walks, food, administering of medications and all other itemsVIEW MORE »VIEW LESS »
Run by a certified canine behaviourist, specialising in fear and socialisation issues. Dept of Agriculture kennel licence. Association of pet dog trainers member. Fully insured.
* By Appointment Only
* 24-Hour Service Available
Pesticide free premises. Fleas and ticks repelled by cedar oil. Locally sourced food ingredients and organic produce where possible.
I used to feel guilty leaving my dog when we went away on vacation. Since we found Desperate Dogs, I've replaced guilt with jealousy. TJ couldn't be happier to join his other four-legged buddies at... DD Ranch. I've begged Penny to let me come and stay there too....she has given in to my pleas and as soon as I grow two more legs and a tail, I'm at the top of the list! Seriously, this is a dreamscape adventure for your dogs. It is unlike any other boarding facility. And I love that I get to see pictures of my little guy on Facebook having the time of his life, every day that I'm away.VIEW MORE »VIEW LESS »
There is not enough stars for this place. Heaven for our Rocco, he loves it and he is the happiest boy there, you can see his pics. DD and Family are the best and truly love their job.
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I used to feel guilty leaving my dog when we went away on vacation. Since we found Desperate Dogs, I've replaced guilt with jealousy. TJ couldn't be happier to join his other four-legged buddies at DD Ranch. I've begged Penny to let me come and stay there too....she has given in to my pleas and as soon as I grow two more legs and a tail, I'm at the top of the list! Seriously, this is a dreamscape adventure for your dogs. It is unlike any other boarding facility. And I love that I get to see pictures of my little guy on Facebook having the time of his life, every day that I'm away.
I drive almost an hour to drop my dog, Trebek, off with Penny and Pete and it's totally worth it! Trebek gets the best care imaginable... Home-cooked meals, tons of playtime with new and old friends, massages, exercise, etc. While he's there I get to enjoy loads of pictures, witnessing all of the fun he's having! It's great to be able to see how happy he is while I'm away... Totally puts me at ease! I never worry about my dog when he's with Penny! Desperate Dogs is the best... Hands down!
Desperate Dogs is hands down the best. I know that my dog Lady is taken care of as if she were their own. This place is a true haven for dogs and staffed by the most knowledgeable, caring, attentive, honest and hardworking people! They take the time to really know their 4 legged clients and 2 legged ones as well!
The Millers are committed to giving dogs the utmost freedom to run and play, get messy, have the very best food all while looked after with love and understanding. The only place that I have ever felt 100% comfortable with. Penny's ability to analyze behavioral issues, and integrate troubled dogs into a group without dominance and bully tactics is phenomenal.
Penny, Pete and their staff at DD are the absolute best anywhere!! Their deep love of dogs is obvious from the moment that you meet them. I had never boarded my dogs until I met Penny. I trust everyone at Desperate Dogs completely with my furry kids!!
I have never boarded any of our dogs, ever! We were always scared to. What a huge relief to have found Penny, Pete and the fabulous ranch! Words cannot express how great of a feeling it is to have found a place for our fur baby to stay when we are away! They are very accommodating and the daily pictures are amazing! They have went above and beyond making me feel comfortable leaving our baby. Highly recommended! Our pup loves the ranch.
We would have no hesitation recommending Desperate Dogs to anyone looking for Dog Boarding or Doggy Day Care services and if you live in Atlanta it is well worth the drive up 85 to Braselton - Penny is a great behaviorist and with my hectic travel schedule for business they are very accommodating for early drop offs and late collections which reduces stress and saves money too !!! We also love the fact that they only take a limited number of guest dogs at any one time in order to make sure every guest gets the very best attention 24/7 - the swimming pool is a blast and our dog always sleeps for two days after a stay at Desperate Dogs - makes our vacations and out of town time so much more enjoyable knowing that our dog is having a great time too - always used to hate the thought of leaving him somewhere caged and left alone but know now that he is sat on a sofa watching TV with Aunty Penny - awesome !!!!!
Posted: 4/22/2012 • Link to this review
We have been taking our dogs Murphy and Maggie to Desperate Dogs for two years (Maggie's whole life :-) They truly have a fantastic time playing with their friends and getting lots of love and home cooking from Aunt Penny. What sets this resort well above the rest is the care provided and the home like atmosphere. There is lots of room to run and play in acres of secluded and secure land, a swimming pool for warm weather exercise and confidence building, and cage-free sleeping arrangements. Our dogs love falling asleep on a couch or even with their heads on Penny's lap. We honestly can't imagine any other place we would leave our dogs when going away. Our minds are at ease knowing the dogs are constantly supervised with owners onsite-- most traditional boarding facilities are "closed" at night, meaning no one there in case of emergency or for evening potty breaks, etc. Here love and play sessions never cost extra! Peace of mind is priceless and helps us relax even more on our vacation. We highly recommend this as a home away from home for your dogs.
Posted: 4/02/2012 • Link to this review
Desperate Dogs is where I send all my training clients when they need boarding. It is truly a boarding environment where dogs will be respected, cared for and loved on and surrounded by nature and allowed to be DOGS! Many dogs can feel stressed when away from their owners, but Desperate Dogs provides a home like and stress free environment where dogs can romp, play, swim and take long calm walks. It truly is SANDALS FOR DOGS! Cathy Bruce, owner of Canine Country Academy LLC
Posted: 4/01/2012 • Link to this review
Carly is my bassett puppy that has NEVER known a harsh word or endured being left at a typical kennel caged on concrete. She sleeps on my bed and cuddles on the couch... I had to find a safe loving place to board her... I found the PERFECT place. Desperate Dogs. Penny Miller the owner is a wonderful English woman that lives and breathes dogs! No joke. Dogs are treated to homemade food, lots of exercise, sleep on couchs, or her bed if they're scared. She gives freely daily doses of love and affection to each dog. Give them a chance you will not regret it!!
Posted: 3/30/2012 • Link to this review
My dog has been going to stay at "Auntie Pen's" for the last 3 years. When we travel we have no worries about him - Penny takes care of his health, he gets to run free (no cages), and she has worked with him to improve his behaviour. I cannot imagine trusting my dog to someone else or returning him to the kennel at the vet. His ability to relate to people and to other dogs has also improved. Penny is very careful how she combines the group of dogs, which also gives me peace of mind. We picture him running around like crazy, getting a LOT more exercise than at home, and a happy camper as well. Penny will text us sometimes and even send photos:) She has a tremendous level of knowledge about dog behaviour, as well as natural health remedies. We now feed him the same (homemade) food he gets at her house and it has improved his health dramatically. Don't hesitate to contact Penny and go and visit! She loves dogs and it shows!!
Posted: 3/30/2012 • Link to this review