Testimonials

Whenever we are in North Carolina, which is a couple of times per year, this is the only place I take my babies for daycare or boarding. This is hands down the best place to take your “children” for daycare & boarding! Sammie & Charlie love it there, they both come home tired from all the playtime! Everyone there really care about the dogs, you can tell by how they interact with them. It is also very reassuring knowing that every dog there is current with all their shots, no chance of your pup “catching anything from the other pups.

Lori N

I let my fur baby Cooper stay at A Dog’s Dream for a week while on vacation. The staff was welcoming and gently guided my anxious pup to his home away from home. It was especially heartwarming to receive a letter from the owner in regards to a recent tragedy at a nearby kennel. It truly helped calm my fears. Cooper came home happy and healthy and with a new toy! Thanks!! Coop will be back for sure.

Marisa S
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Jane O

A Dog’s Dream has been extremely helpful in many situations for me.  They have groomed my dog on numerous occasions as well as answered many questions about dogs to help me.  They have given me advice when I’ve taken in strays as well.  They are a source of service, knowledge and the entire staff has a love for dogs that is unlike any place I’ve been before.

Jennifer L.

A dogs dream on Racetrack Road is the place to take your furchild, if you are working and they are only children don’t you think they get lonely? Jada loves to go to daycare. The employee’s are so friendly the owner is very knowledgeable the guest are so happy and I would not take my dog for day care anywhere else. This is the place.

Mrs. Pope

I just wanted you to know that I was very pleased with the service I received today as Shelby and Red completed their Dreamer Interview. Your staff was very pleasant and courteous. They didn’t dismiss me or my concerns while I was there which is what I expected and happens all the time when dealing with my nervous dog. Shelby can be very funny and gets very anxious in new situations and your staff really took their time with her and waited until she was ready to move any further- she surely did not believe there was anything nice waiting for her behind those doors with all that barking. They worked together as a team and switched handlers to see if it would help calm her more and truly allowed her to relax before pushing or dragging her to the back. When I picked her up she was calm and happy and Red had the time of his life. So thank you again and I hope to meet you soon.

Lauren Armstrong

You are the epitome of the determination of entrepreneurs everywhere, the model for customer appreciation, the heart for the community, and the strength of a friend.

Brian Kennedy

I am a sales person for a local business and my territory warrants my being out of town for 2 to 3 nights a week. I have a very active dog and leaving him with friends to feed just became so much of a burden. I am so delighted now that I have a safe, clean and beautifully managed establishment for me to take him as well as my other dog while I am away on business. My dogs can’t wait to go when I mention that we are going to ‘camp’ their ears perk-up and they head for the car!!! What a relief knowing that Steve and Milly are safe, loved and active, not just sitting in a cage until I return. A Dog’s Dream is a wonderful place worth every penny which is very reasonable as well. My children are at different colleges and they get a huge kick out of being able to webcam and watch their dogs play and interact with the other dogs and trainers. We all love A Dog’s Dream… Try them.. I know you will be a faithful client as I am!

Ashley Willis

Wouldn’t take my pup anywhere else! The staff is AMAZING – always greeting my dog when she comes in and letting me know how her day was when I pick her up! My one year old golden falls asleep in the car every time I pick her up from daycare. She loves playing all day and swimming in the pool and I love that I can watch her on their cameras and she’s not at home bored! Thanks A Dog’s Dream!

Alli Willis

Before bringing my dog Maggie to A Dog’s Dream, she was a menace.  When I left her at home, she would tear up everything.  I had a new vinyl floor put down in the kitchen, she has destroyed it by chewing it in different places.  She would chew up my wires on the vacuum cleaner and my cell phone charger all because she didn’t like staying at home by herself.  Since she has been at A Dog’s Dream she’s been good a gold and I can actually leave her in the house without shutting her up and she doesn’t bother anything.  Thank you so much for making my life better with Maggie.

Linda

We boarded our Kokopelli, a black Schnauzer, with you 2 weeks ago. I was very pleased with your service. I was so nervous about boarding Pelli because he is older. It was comforting being able to see him online and know that he was doing okay. Thank you so very much! Our Pelli is almost 14 years old so we don’t know how many years we have left with him. He’s given us so much joy. You can be sure that when we come to New Bern again, our dog will again be your guest.

Catherine M. Daubenspeck

They are truly the most community minded business I know!

Nell Glover Todd

A Dog’s Dream is the perfect place to leave my dog (Noah) when I am on vacation. I know that he is taken care of and has lot’s of fun playing with the other dogs. You will not find a better daycare for your dog!

Andrew Beaver

My beagle, Cooper, has been coming to A Dog’s Dream since he was a puppy. He stays with them when we travel and loves going to daycare. He enjoys getting to play with other pups instead of being stuck in the house all day.

Marissa Smith

When we got our Siberian Husky he didn’t know how to play or accept love ( he was a rescue) 2 months later we started taking him to daycare and he is now a little social butterfly! It’s been 1 year now and he is the happiest, very loving family member we knew he could be. Thanks to the owner and staff he can’t wait for daycare days!

 

Elizabeth T. 

My two pups received first class grooming at A Dog’s Dream! Cleaned, trimmed, dried and smelling fresh – the works in under two hours. Even several days later, they are still smelling great. And the bandanas were a delightful touch. I’ll definitely be returning to A Dog’s Dream for grooming.

 

Richard L

I took my two BIG, FURRY German Shepherd dogs to A Dog’s Dream for their first visit for grooming a couple of weeks ago. I was a little nervous, because they can be a handful at times. First of all, much to my surprise, when I picked them up, my bill was HALF of what is would be at other grooming facilities. HALF!! AND they were CLEAN!! Like REALLY CLEAN!! They also had cute little fabric collar covers which made my husband happy because he hates the bandanas other groomers use. LOL! After a few weeks, I cuddled up with my pups on the couch and realized they STILL smell good, even after all the rain and muck we’ve had in ENC. I’m so glad to have a new place to take them where I know they are safe and happy and that I’ll get a good service for an even greater price!! Thanks Dan!!

Beth Fairchild

I thank you from the bottom of my heart and the tip of Sugar Bear’s tail! When we found that we had to drive 9 hours from Atlanta to New Bern for my uncle’s funeral, we were stressed. I tried to find a pet-friendly hotel, to no avail, and came across your business in a search for boarding. Boy am I ever glad I did!! To board Sugar Bear, even before we left, would have meant taking her in on a Saturday and not picking her up until late on Monday. For a dog that was rescued just a year ago from an abusive home, that’s NOT something you take lightly and we didn’t want to subject her to that. Not only did Sugar Bear get her very first ‘play date’ in doggy day care, but as her pet parents, we knew we didn’t have to worry about her while we attended the services and after-gathering. When we picked her up, she showed no signs of any stress from the ‘new and different experience’ and even wanted to go back through the ‘doggy door’ to return to play! Then, to top it all off, when I went to pay, I was told the ‘interview’ was free! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! You’ve just ensured that I will make return trips to visit my family in New Bern or to vacation near there knowing that Sugar Bear has such a WONDERFUL place to spend her time, too. And I will make sure my family members know of your services and pass the word on to all of their friends.

Karen Browne-Fleck

Always available for Bailey in emergencies!

Jolin Metts

Our experience with A Dog’s Dream has been wonderful! The effort that Dan and his whole staff put into making day camp and boarding such a great experience for our dogs goes above and beyond. Our GSD had surgery on his back leg in the last year, and the hydrotherapy has been amazing. We are really excited about this added bonus! With complete confidence and trust, we now rely solely on them for the care of our pups.

Joyce & Joy

A Dog’s Dream is the perfect place to leave my dog (Noah) when I am on vacation. I know that he is taken care of and has lot’s of fun playing with the other dogs. You will not find a better daycare for your dog!

Andrew Beaver

I just wanted you to know that I was very pleased with the service I received today as Shelby and Red completed their Dreamer Interview. Your staff was very pleasant and courteous. They didn’t dismiss me or my concerns while I was there which is what I expected and happens all the time when dealing with my nervous dog. Shelby can be very funny and gets very anxious in new situations and your staff really took their time with her and waited until she was ready to move any further- she surely did not believe there was anything nice waiting for her behind those doors with all that barking. They worked together as a team and switched handlers to see if it would help calm her more and truly allowed her to relax before pushing or dragging her to the back. When I picked her up she was calm and happy and Red had the time of his life. So thank you again and I hope to meet you soon.

Lauren Armstrong