1515 Drakesmile Rd, Virginia Beach, VA | Directions 2345336.791554 -76.069334
Clean and friendly /High price for the extras/Bath poor – I had a wonderful first impression and staff was friendly and they did provide a tour when asked. I liked that. Paper work for boarding covered all the important questions and I was happy that my dog would be receiving a bath after 3rd day of boarding. This bath was NOT impressive. My dog still smelled bad and and neck and ears were dirty. They do not dry your dog for you which was a big negative in my book.
The main crate area was loud so I ended up paying for the high price suite.
What I liked about it other than it being clean and friendly staff is that with the high price my dog did receive a walk that was longer than potty walk and did get 2 hrs. of play time with other dogs. many places won't let the dogs mix. that what sold the place for me.
I may use them again if in a pinch but not impressed enough to give it 3 stars.= and I won't be asking them for a bath.
Used to work there... – I worked here a couple of summers ago, while in college, as a seasonal employee through the busy summer months. I am not a disgruntled employee, however I think you should know what the place is like for real. The lobby is very attractive and "spa-like" & is it is also an illusion. The only reason I say that is because people buy into the names of things too much (shipps corner pet SPA) it is NOT a spa, that is merely the name of the place. It is simply a kennel where u board your dog for the day or longer (NOTHING FANCY) Depending on how much money you shell out your dog will either be in the noisy, concrete floored back with the chain link fence cages that you can buy at local hardware stores or in another room where its slightly quieter, but not by much with dividers between the cages. There's also the "suite" rooms which are expensive and offer what all the dogs should get for their stay ( a elevated bed, smaller room size for less noise & dividers between cages.) The cat area is better, they have a fish tank to look at, but the cages are so small. Don't get me wrong here the place is not horrible, & they don't beat or mistreat your pets, but to elude that this place is anything other than your average run of the mill kennels is absurd. Hope I helped....
Great Doggie Day Care – My dog loves going to their dog day care. The staff is ALWAYS friendly and remembers their regular customers and dogs. I never had a bad experience and my dog has been going to the day care for about 7 months now. My dog is always so excited when we arrive in the morning and the staff are her second family!!!
I don't agree with the person who said they didn't let him/her tour the facility. I was able to get a tour of the facility before reserving a spot for my dog at the day care. Also, I toured 3 other dog day care facilites but Shipps Corner proved to be the best.
Overall, Shipps Corner Pet Resort & Spa is the best because of their friendly staff, clean facility, large outdoor play areas, and affordable price!!!
Great place my dogs love it there – I take my dogs there for daycare and have boarded them there. My dogs drag me in there every time we go and when i pick thm up at night they are tired.
I have tried many facilities and this place is so far above the others in both quality animal care and concern for the care of the animal. If you think your dogs had a bad time here then any other place they would have been terrified.
Shippos Corner Pet Spa – I have two dogs that are very easy going. They like everyone and everything and have no problem with strangers. When I picked them up after a weekend of boarding I could tell that they didn't ever want to go back! If they didn't enjoy their experience then I refuse to try it again!
When we dropped them off the reception area looks pretty but the costomer service was awful, and rude, and we were not allowed to see where our dogs were going to be staying. They reluctantly showed us part of the back area and said "It's something like this!"
DON"T MAKE YOUR FURRY FAMILY MEMBERS STAY HERE!!!!
neat place for pets – close to where i live and my finicky pet seems comfortable there. I feel that he is being taken care of--so I don't worry much when he's there.
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