Carol at Northwest Dog Retreat is truly exceptional. I adopted a small dog from an animal shelter and was extremely overwhelmed in the beginning when I first began to discover some of his behavioral issues. As a first time dog owner, I was unsure how to deal with his fears and also my own. I knew I was not equipped to train a dog with fears and aggressions on my own and I was thankful to have been able to find Carol at Northwest Dog Retreat. Carol really took the time to listen to me and my concerns, and with her knowledge, help and guidance, Bruno has totally turned around and is more outgoing and expressive than ever. She is caring, intuitive and truly has a special way with animals. She has given me tools, tips and support through out the process and I am so grateful to have met her! Not only does she help with behavioral training in her own home and well as public arenas, she has boarding and the retreat location is beautiful! Plenty of space for dogs to run and play and enjoy. I would recommend her to anyone and everyone. Her true passion sets her apart from the others. Thank you Carol!See all reviews
Amanda (From Facebook) - 5 Stars - December 2017 - Our dogs love going here, great prices, and the owner is spectacular with our dogs.
Heidi (From Facebook) - 5 Stars - December 2017 - I have never boarded my dogs before. So obviously I was worried to do it. I was able to book with short notice and my dogs were taken very good care of during their 2 days there. I will now always board my dogs here now that I am comfortable doing so. Thank you so much!! They came home clean and happy.
Michael (From Facebook) - 5 Stars - October 2017 - Our puppy was difficult to control on walks before we took her to Northwest Dog Retreat for training. Carol taught her how to walk properly on a leash, as well as a number of other things. Now our dog is much easier to walk with.
Jill (From Google) - 5 Stars - September 2017 - I've had such a great experience working with Carol at NW Dog Retreat. She is easy to learn from when it comes to training your dog and we picked up our dog from her board/train program with just amazing results. Highly recommend!!
Julie (From Facebook) - 5 Stars - September 2017 - I was concerned leaving our 5 mo. old German Shepherd puppy at first, but after meeting Carol and seeing the facility, I felt comfortable and at ease. They are wonderful people and very loving and caring. Boarding and training (highly recommended) are very reasonable. This will be our one and only place to take our beautiful Leyna. Thank you Carol and Pat!
Marsha (From Google) - 5 Stars - December 2016 - I took my very aggressive but, much loved chocolate lab Tuf for training with Carol. I couldn't take her in the car without her lunging and barking at anyone we drove past. She would leap from the back seat to the front barking and snarling until we got about a block away. I had to muzzle her to go on walks or take her to the vet. I am pleased to say she can go for walks and ride in the car while being calm. I took her to the vet and she actually let the staff pet her! My vet took Carol' s number to recommend her to clients for training! Thank you Carol for helping Tuf be the fun companion I had hoped she would be!
Joyce (From Facebook) - 5 Stars - April 2015 - This was the first time we used a kennel while we took a few days off for a road trip. We were very nervous about leaving our two boys Shiloh & Austin, who are large labs. They are litterly our babies. We were very impressed with NW & the care our babies got there. They not only did a fantastic job caring for them but did some very needed training. We were having trouble with the boys bolting while walking & after being drug down a few times we had all but given up. NW gave back a very good & enjoyable part of our lives...walking with our dogs. They also interacted with other dogs for play time which was good for socializing the dogs. I highly recommend NW.
Joe (From Facebook) — 5 stars - August 2014 - We needed a kennel on short notice. Found out about NW Dog Retreat from a colleague.Fair rates, easy going yet diligent management and best of all... when we returned the Dogs were not only happy but calm. Obviously they had had plenty of attention and good care. Thank you! We'll be back :0)
Bonnie (From Facebook) — 5 stars - July 2014 - So I dropped off my "family members" to the NW Dog Retreat. I have to admit, I am VERY anal. These guys are everything to me. I have never boarded them before with anyone but a family member. Family circumstances have changed, so I needed a Plan B. NW Dog Retreat is phenomenal! One of my dogs is afraid of thunder, lightning and fireworks. Pat & Carol stayed outside with them during the craziness of the July 4th fireworks. I checked in daily on how things were going and was so impressed to actually receive text photos of how my guys were doing. They were having the time of their lives! We are back home now and settling back into our routine. My only regret is the sad look on the owners' dog face as we were leaving. "Where are you going with my friends?" Not to worry, Jake - we will be back!
Kim (From Facebook) — 5 stars - September 2014 - I was hesitant to leave my boys any where. Carol takes excellent care of human and canine alike. Pictures and updates all weekend long. The boys had a great time. When I told them it was time to go home, they went over to Carol on their own to say goodbye. I can give no higher compliment.