Wed, June 19th, 2013
Just wanted to let you know that I just turned one year old on January 10 and miss you and the Saturday sessions. I will be back in town in mid-May and at time will be rejoining the group. In the meantime, I have been a very good dog but I miss the scenery and all of my bid dog friends in Summit County. Here in Arizona most of the dogs are small ankle biters. Enjoy the winter and we will see you in a few months.
Abbey, Shelly, and Arnie
Thanks for all the help. Dash is turning into such a nice guy.
Darby and Dash
I look forward to class and so does Trio. Thanks for all your good instruction.
We have seen and experienced a higher level of human canine relationships! All because of our “Dog Whisperer” and his amazing family. We are fortunate, indeed, to have you in our lives. Keep warm! Be warm!
With Hugs and Licks,
We have been loyal customers of the Dog Den for a year and a half and cannot say enough positive things about Don and Shannon. It is the first time that we have ever been totally comfortable leaving our dogs in someone else’s care. The facility is incredibly clean, well laid out with plenty of play room and sunshine and anytime you are there, the dog’s are happy, playing not locked up in kennels. Our basset hound is seven years old and always became nervous when being boarded, but when we get to the Dog Den, he literally runs up the sidewalk and is so excited to see Don, Shannon, and the other dogs that he forgets we’re there. It’s a great feeing to know that whenever we need to leave town, our dogs are treated like family and get to enjoy a vacation too! Thank you to everyone at the Dog Den….you are a great asset to the families of Summit County!
On behalf of the staff and all the critters at the Summit County Animal Shelter, Thank you so much for your hugely generous donation of $700! Your support will go to our humane education program, focusing on issues of safety, compassion, and behavioral education in out Summit Schools. You both ROCK! It is such a gift to have you in our community.
Don Drogsvold’s services as a dog trainer “extraordinaire” has turned what could have been a very unhappy dog-owning experience, in our household, into a happy one. Having owned big dogs all our lives, we decided to go “one bigger” when moving to Summit County. What we didn’t realize was our large breed dog would be much too strong and willful for us with our limitations as senior citizens (one slightly handicapped). We attended puppy classes but we needed more training and tried a couple resources. We found it necessary to leave the county (Carbondale) to find a personal trainer and after boarding a dog for two weeks realized someone from outside the county was incapable of understanding the situation here, where dogs pass regularly on the sidewalks of main streets, are greeted continually by strangers and spend a lot of time on bike/walking paths. The trainer was a “fit, 30 year old”, who had no concept of how older persons would handle a 130lb. dog. After trying a couple local resources, we realized ours was a particular situation and were ready to give up. The day we composed a letter to our breed’s rescue page, the Summit Daily ran an article on Don and his credentials. We did a “last ditch effort” call to Don and have had an enormous improvement. Don is willing to work with owner’s special circumstances (in our case, age, and disability) and also goes to the site where problems are recurring. We would be typical of the dog owners, who want to continue socialization for their dogs and continued training, under the advantage of skilled trainers. A day care center and classroom situation under the observation of such trainers would be a resource definitely used by our family. Don’s professionalism, continuing training and education for himself, his ability to “train and educate owners” with tact and skill is unsurpassed. Our community has great respect for him as his good citizenship carries over to the animal shelter with innovative programming and teaching.
Thank you so much for your donation. Your generous gift certificates were a big hit! Our fundraiser was a great success thanks to kindhearted people like you. We thank you and the animals thank you.
With appreciation and gratitude,
Thanks for accommodating Sadie even without a lot of notice!
Rebecca and Sadie Dorssey
Thank goodness your biz is here and that we found you! We can’t thank you enough for your ongoing guidance with our friend, Lexie. Thanks for you patience- you’re a pro! Congrats on your 2nd year!
Diane, Steve, Cole, and Lexie
Thank you for taking such great care of us! You’re our home away from home.
Rene and Patti McGuaire
You guys are amazing! Thank you sooooo much for the generous donation. We put the monies in our Emergency Medical Fund. And we have a special needs animal that is going to be dabbling into that fund next week. Poor Gizmo needs ACL surgery as well as surgery for his patella! He is such a sweet boy; he deserves to be seen by a specialist- only by taking care of this problem will he be and adoptable pet for somebody. We thank you for your generosity!
Summit County Animal Shelter
When we think about who we are thankful for in our lives. It is you folks who make the list. Thanks for being so good to all of us!! You’re the best!!
With wet smooches and hugs,
Thanks for letting me relax! I could truly relax because I knew Benson would be taken care of with love and concern.
Thank you for all your wonderful help with my Sophie. I don’t know what I would have done without you!
Debbie and Sophie Pittenger
Thank you so much for taking such great care of Barney and Sophie. They love coming there and we always feel so good when they are in your hands. We do not know what we would do without you!
Johnny and Tyler Pfeiffer
Thank you for always taking such good care of us! We are lucky to know you.
Ben and Brecken Regele
It’s been a long time coming, but we first wanted to thank you for the extraordinary work with Tica and Brita and being so good to us while I had to be away. Thank you, Thank you, and Thank you! Your kindness is much appreciated!
We have been loyal customers of the Dog Den for a year and a half and cannot say enough positive things about Don and Shannon. It is the first time that we have ever been totally comfortable leaving our dogs in someone else’s care. The facility is incredibly clean, well laid out with plenty of play room and sunshine and anytime you are there, the dogs are happy, playing and not locked up in kennels. Our basset hound is 7 years old and always became nervous when being boarded, but when we get to the Dog Den, he literally runs up the sidewalk and is so excited to see Don and Shannon and the other dogs that he forgets we’re there. It’s a great feeling to know that whenever we need to leave town, our dogs are treated like family and get to enjoy a vacation too! Thank you to everyone at the Dog Den….you are a great asset to the families of Summit County!