Friends of Peanut Dog Boarding Testimonials
From the moment we walked into Friends of Peanut about 3 years ago, we knew we finally found a match. Between the calmness and zen atmosphere, to the love that is undeniable between Monika and her canine friends, and the beautiful grounds and upkept gardens. We don’t trust many if anyone with our dogs but we trust Friends of Peanut. Our one dog is blind and has special needs while our other dog demands a ton of attention and they get more than enough and always come home so happy and full of great energy.
I’m so happy to have found Monika and Friends of Peanut, I knew it was a match as soon as I meet Monika and her husband Jeff. I don’t trust many if anyone with my fur baby, this is the ONLY place I would ever take my little Laci! She just loves spending her vacations with Monica and Jeff and all her other fur friends at Friends of Peanut!!! ♥ I know she’s had a blast playing with the other pups because she’s exhausted for two days after I pick her up! 😊
Monika and Jeff truly love dogs and it shows. Their home is not only dog friendly but immaculate you wouldn’t even know that they had a number of dogs there at any given time. She has cleaning staff coming in daily to clean the house and wash all the sheets and dog beds daily, so the house is super clean, never smells of dog. The outdoor garden space where the dogs get to explore and play throughout the day is beautifully kept, I would like to spend an afternoon lounging there myself! The yards are fenced with special fencing designed to keep out the Bufo toads that are so common in South Florida. And Monika or Jeff or one of the pet sitters always go outside with the dogs when they go out to play. Monika has multiple pet sitters to help out, so there are always additional people to help out during holidays when it’s busy.
The dogs have the run of the house and even sleep in bed with Monika & Jeff. The beds have ramped up to the bed, so even the smallest dogs can safely get in and out of bed :-).
She’s super knowledgeable about dogs and their care, even special-needs dogs. When I travel, it’s such a comfort knowing that Laci is happy there and so well taken care of and getting lots of loving attention and TLC. She is also very accommodating whenever I need to go out of town last minute for work, and offers a “pet taxi” pick up service. Monika posts pictures & videos to Facebook while we’re gone, so we get to see her and see what she’s up to while we’re gone.
Monika’s ‘Friends of Peanut’ is the best place for my furry baby! I Highly recommend it!!!!!
Great place, we always leave our dog here. Monika (the owner) lives at the house so she is there most of the time. She really cares about the dogs, my dog is always happy to see her. There are only small dogs here so you don’t have to worry about big ones.I recommend it 100%
Dexter loves staying at Friends of Peanut so much he gets wild in the car when we get near Monika’s house. He is a pretty high energy dog, and he must get a lot of playtime with the other dogs because he is tired for like two days after he comes home! Monika is very accommodating of my travel schedule, and no matter how late my flight gets in I can swing by to pick Dexter up on my way home from the airport. A little off the beaten path, but well worth the few extra minutes drive.
We took our miniature Yorkie to stay here over the Christmas holiday because we flew out of town to visit family, There were a lot of dogs there, it was the holiday week so that is what we expected (we did call one other place but it was booked up due to the holiday). When we originally stopped by to check out her place two weeks earlier there were only a handful of dogs, including Monika’s dachshunds, which she said is the normal size crowd.
First of all, our dog is quite shy but seemed to get along well with the other dogs present at the time, Monika said she liked to nap on the sofa with another guest who happened to be a miniature Yorkie as well. I didn’t see any signs of aggression by any dog the times I was there, and Monika said there were no problems. We did like that there were no big dogs there because ours is so small.
The place was very nicely decorated and clearly made ‘dog friendly.’ It was immaculately clean and didn’t smell at all like ‘dog’ as you would probably expect inside a house with several dogs in it. She had two other part-time ‘stay in’ pet sitters and assured me that the crowd was not left unsupervised when she had to go out.
Monika herself was very friendly and obviously cared about dogs (both hers and her guests) a lot, while we were talking she sat on the couch and just let the dogs surround her and cover her. She even took pictures of them sleeping piled up on her poor husband in bed! She also took pictures of all the dogs in a cute little Santa outfit and posted them on her Facebook page, which we felt was a nice touch over the holidays.
Overall she was very polite and respectful and gave us very clear directions about what she from us in advance. We also met one of her stay in pet sitters (I forget her name, unfortunately), who was very friendly and played with the dogs the whole time we were there.
I would not hesitate to recommend Friends Of Peanut to anyone else looking to board their pets in a home setting. We already asked Monika to reserve a spot for us next Christmas!
We love taking Ernie to stay with Friends of Peanut. Monika is such a wonderful, loving person and has her home set up perfectly to take care of all Ernie’s needs. She is so accommodating and flexible and most importantly, Ernie loves being there. We highly recommend Friends of Peanut and wouldn’t take Ernie anywhere else! Thanks, Monika!
Peanut’s Mom, Monika, is the BEST!! My little boy Rocky (chi-weenie) loves going to stay at Peanut’s house where he can run and play with all the other doggies, and he’s always so happy to see Monika! She is kind, caring, and dedicated to the health and safety of all the dogs in her care. Now we don’t need to worry about leaving our little guy when we are away! Thank you, Monika!
Monika, her care of dogs, and her home that she shares with the dogs are the best. My husband is only upset by the fact that our dogs run in and are happy to be left. Having found Friends of Peanut has made it possible for us to comfortably leave our dogs.
Our little Teddy was a guest at Peanut’s home. He had a great time, was well cared for, and had all the comforts of home. We received photos of how he was doing which were very important to us. Thank you, Monika, we will bring Teddy back for our next trip!
Monika provides a wonderful environment for our JB while we are out of town. Loving, caring, patient, always available and flexible – overall good person. Good price, clean home, spacious yard for the dogs to roam, Facebook photo updates while we are away, organized business. We have been using Monika as a pet sitter for years and we are very happy with her services. Also offers to pick up service! Highly recommended.
Friends of Peanut is an awesome place, I would not take my dog anywhere else; my dog is very happy every time she sees Monika; she is very dedicated and loving with dogs. The dogs are never caged, they are either inside the house or playing in the backyard all the time.P.S. Remember that a dog tail never lies :)
I’m SO happy to have found Monika and Friends of Peanut. This is the ONLY place I would ever take my little Westie furry baby, Mac. He just loves spending his vacations with Monica and Jeff and all the other furry kids at Friends of Peanut!!! ♥ He gets SOOO excited whenever he sees us packing for a trip because he knows he’s going on vacation too… to doggie camp at Friends of Peanut. :-) When Monika comes to pick him up, he knows she’s coming and just sits by the door waiting for her. And when she arrives, he runs out to her “pet taxi” and jumps in with tail wagging. He knows he’s going to “doggie camp” and he just loves going with her. Monika and Jeff truly love dogs and it shows. And she’s super knowledgeable about dogs and their care, even special-needs dogs. When I travel, it’s such a comfort knowing that Mac is happy there and so well taken care of and getting lots of loving attention and TLC.
Monika posts pictures & videos to Facebook & Google+ while we’re gone, so we get to see him and see what he’s up to while we’re gone.
Monika’s place is beautifully set up, inviting for the humans and wonderfully accommodating for the dogs. The dogs have the run of the house and even sleep in bed with Monika & Jeff. The beds have ramped up to the bed, so even the smallest dogs can safely get in and out of bed :-).
Outside there are multiple fenced grassy areas for the furry kids to play and potty, and patios to play in. The yards are fenced with special fencing designed to keep out the Bufo toads that are so common in South Florida. And Monika or Jeff or one of the pet sitters always go outside with the dogs when they go out to play.
Monika has multiple pet sitters to help out, so there are always additional people to help out during holidays when it’s busy, and there are always pet sitters to be there when she does need to run errands. She also has cleaning staff coming in daily to clean the house and wash all the sheets and dog beds daily. So the house is super clean, never smells of dog, even though there are always many dogs there.
Monika’s ‘Friends of Peanut’ is the best place for my furry baby; I wouldn’t take him anywhere else.
My dog gets excited when we pull up to Monika’s house! She knows it vacation playtime! Very nice staff, great yard, and a clean facility. I want to spend my vacation there it’s so nice! Highly recommended!
Sue Savannah Boots
This is the best place ever for our Merfis (after his own home of course). We are lucky we found Peanut’s family. Monika is a wonderful person, very nice with him, so he just adores her :)
I really appreciate you Monika & Peanut for taking care of our Boys – Rocky & Hap when we go out of town. I know they are in great hands and you are always accommodating. I love the pics and text updates – we are very pleased and highly recommend her services
Denise & Mike
I can not say enough about how wonderful and accommodating Monika was for my two pups. We had a big vacation planned out of the country and had reservations at Peanuts. Long story short..we had to change at the last minute and needed the pet services changed to be at our home. Monika arranged everything and was able to have someone to stay in our home for close to two weeks and only a week before Christmas. I would recommend Monika to anyone and feel my pups will always be left in loving care.
Our dog Shane could not have been better cared for while staying with Friends of Peanut. Like most dog lovers, we’re very particular about boarding our dog and are known to call off a vacation if the dog can’t accompany us or if a suitable option isn’t available. Friends of Peanut was just a wonderful experience, for both Shane and his parents. I can’t recommend it enough.
As a new owner, I was nervous about leaving my beloved and shy pooch while away on vacation. I was relieved to find Friends of Peanut, my doggie got to stay in a nice warm home with all the amenities he would usually have would a few friends to place with as a bonus. He didn’t seem to notice I had left when I came to pick him up, he was having so much fun playing. I highly recommend bringing your doggie here. Monika was kind enough to text me and update me on how my dog was doing which allowed me to relax, he was in good hands!
Monika is a great and loving pet sitter. I trust her to give loving care to my dog. She is affordable and caring about your pet. I would recommend her to everyone
My doxie loves staying with Monika. She is amazing with animals. I know my dog is safe and in loving hands with Monika and Peanut.
Monica is the best in the biz. We used her for our Peanut and now our Rizzo. She truly loves what she does and our dogs are super happy to spend time over there. Thank you for everything, Monica.