Chicken Scratch Ranch
23517 S 182nd St,
With 25+ years of responsible experience in caring for dogs and other animals, plus two dogs of our own that aid me in teaching dogs to feel at ease in social situations, let's just say that when I am with the animals, I am in my element. I will care for any size, age, or breed. (No red zone dogs please.)
We own horses, alpacas, goats and several fine-feathered friends that the dogs will get to know from a distance. They all have their own spaces and I am safe, calm and professional about introducing animals to one another, as well as to other people. Our ranch consists of a pet-friendly, air-conditioned home, a large fenced backyard with trees, a patio with misters and fans, plus two acres of fenced, green pasture to run and play in.
We, (my wife, daughter and myself) treat dogs with respect, love and discipline. We use humane dog-whisperer-style training methods to solve minor issues during their stay and pass along what we learn to dog-owners upon pick-up.
We try to make dogs feel like they are at home. So, if they sleep in bed with you, they will sleep in bed with us too. If they need to stay off the couch, we will follow through with your expectations so that they don't go home with new bad habits.
Our fees are: $30 per day for up to 15 days. Anything over 15 days is charged a flat monthly fee of $500. This includes up to three dogs per family. No fee sharing allowed.
I expect owners to bring proof of vaccinations, food and/or meds with instructions (enough to last their stay), and anything that is part of their normal routine (such as bedding, kennels, and/or a favorite must-have treat or toy). Also, leave me with your name and number, the number of your veterinarian or the closest acceptable vet or emergency pet hospital in the area, along with written permission to treat your pet in case of an emergency.
An assessment-like meet and greet is required before I will take your dog into my care. I reserve the right to decline any dog I feel is not a good fit here after the meet and greet session.
Other services we offer are grooming at $30 per visit (includes nails, shampoo and cut) and dog training at $20 per hour (owner must be present and able to participate).
Cash up front only; no checks accepted.