While their people are away, the pets that stay at Dog Gone Crazy are springing on in

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Sandra Jenkins’ Dog Gone Crazy offers indoor and outdoor play spaces, along with acres of land on which staff members take dogs to explore. Every pet is treated to an individualized experience. One of the first people you’ll meet at Dog Gone Crazy is Customer Service Manager Christie Benke, who checks in the pets.

By Beth Newcomb

Sandra Jenkins and the team at Medina’s Dog Gone Crazy are embracing the warmer weather. Every day dogs spring on in while their people enjoy the fresh seasonal temps.

A popular option for pet parents who want to make a day of it around the area is the doggy day care. Daycare is just $20 a day for three or more days, or $22 a day for less than three days. “It’s a perfect solution for people who want to take advantage of the warmer weather by enjoying a hike in the park, a trip to Amish Country, or uninterrupted yard work,” Sandra suggests.

And it’s easy to book a stay. Established customers can simply call the day of their planned excursion if they like, although planning ahead is recommended.

If you’re looking to spring out of the area, affordable rates for overnight stays start at $34 per night for dogs and $17 per night for cats.

“We’re open seven days a week, 365 days a year, with holidays being the only time we don’t allow pick-ups or drop-offs,” Sandra says. “Whichever way a dog wants to spend its stay here, we meet them where they’re at.”

Catering to canines (and felines) is at the heart of everything Sandra and her team do. To ensure each pet in her care is properly cared for, she makes sure to keep staffing numbers up. Dogs are let out at least five to six times a day to play, roll around in the grass, and explore.

Alex Ambrose of Brunswick is a pet concierge at Dog Gone Crazy.

“One of the reasons we’ve been so successful is because we have plenty of staff members to do everything from taking phone calls to walking and playing with the dogs,” she notes. “Another plus is that my husband and I live on the property and are always here, so you never have to worry about your pet being left alone.”

“Spring is one of our busiest times, so it’s crucial to make your reservations in advance,” Sandra suggests. “And with more people planning vacations these days, we’re often booked to capacity. Having a safe, loving environment for your pet means you get to enjoy your away time without the stress of worrying about your furry family member.”

In addition to individual kennels with access to the great outdoors, Sandra and her team offer outdoor playtimes or a vigorous walk on the trail that meanders through Dog Gone’s six-and-a-half-acre property (available as add-ons).

Also on the service list is full-service bathing that includes a bath, nail trim, ear cleaning, brushing and blowout—seven days a week. Appointments are required.

The expansive Dog Gone Crazy boarding facility offers comfortable quarters for both dogs and cats. Boarding prices for dogs start at $34, and for cats at $17. Discounts are available for pets from the same family.

The kennels at Dog Gone Crazy are divided into three large buildings for dogs, both with indoor and outdoor access. A cozy cat building is separate. Sanitization is crucial, and Sandra says she and her staff are meticulous about keeping things clean. Bedding is changed and laundry is done every day. “I tell people to visit five different kennels before they make their decision about where to board,” she says. “They always come back here. Part of the reason I started in this business is that I wanted people to have a quality place to leave their pets. I know how hard that is to come by.”

“When a dog jumps out of the car and runs inside to greet us, we know we’re doing something right,” she smiles.

Dog Gone Crazy is located at 4070 Foskett Road, in Medina. The phone number is 330-273-1777. Office hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Take a tour during business hours, no appointment necessary. Visit the website at DogGoneCrazyKennels.com and find them on Facebook at the same name. Discounts are available for seniors, military personnel and service personnel.