We monitor your pet’s eating and potty habits as well as their lodging behavior Our credentialed staff is knowledgeable in administering simple medications and performing basic medical care to give you peace of mind while you’re away. To avoid stomach upset, we prefer to feed the diet your pet is accustom to at home. If you choose to feed your pet one of our in-house diets, please contact us for brands and availability. Raw diets […Read More]
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Our professionally trained groomers will be glad to take care of your pet’s needs—whether that involves giving a bath, clipping nails, or providing a show quality trim. If you’re booking these services without lodging, please make the grooming reservation in advance to ensure your spot on the schedule. Maintenance Grooming Upon arrival at Shady Spring Pet Retreat, we examine each of our guests for fleas/ticks and matted or unkempt coats. At owner’s expense, we […Read More]
Our training program proudly uses force-free, fear-free scientifically-backed methods! Positive training treats the root of the problem, thus providing alternatives to unwanted behaviors. Positive training creates a positive association using rewards. Dogs repeat behaviors that are rewarded. Positive training gets dogs to think and problem-solve, which stimulates their brains, releasing calming hormones and reducing stress levels. Positive training is a great way to build trust and confidence for both dog and handler, and also provides […Read More]
We are extremely excited to now accept exotic animals for lodging here at Shady Spring Pet Retreat! We will gladly accept the following animals at our facility: Chinchillas Ferrets Guinea Pigs Rabbits Mice Rats Gerbils Hedgehogs Sugar Gliders Turtles Tortoises Frogs Snakes Most Reptiles Including: Iguanas/Beardies/Skinks/Anoles Birds (Case by case basis, however Parakeets, Finches and Cockatiels are OK) Notice The State of Maryland requires all Ferrets to have current Rabies and Distemper vaccinations to lodge. […Read More]
Wish to stay with us but can’t make the drive? We offer pick-up and delivery service to your home, or to one of our convenient in-town locations at Dupont, Palisades or Union Veterinary Clinics. Our vans run Monday through Saturday and we service a vast area of the Washington DC/Baltimore region. Shuttle Transportation Dupont Veterinary Clinic (Monday through Saturday) 2022 P Street NW Washington, DC 20036 (202) 466-2211 Palisades Veterinary Clinic (Monday through Saturday) […Read More]
Shady Spring has been relocating pets, of all kinds, since 2001. Re-named Capital Pet Movers, they have quickly expanded into a regional leader in pet relocation. With knowledgeable and credentialed staff, Capital Pet Movers provides the industry expertise necessary to successfully complete your pet’s next domestic or international move. Please visit the Capital Pet Movers website for more information.