Believe it or not there was a time not that long ago when no one had heard of doggie daycare. That changed for local dogs and their owners when All Good Dogs opened its doors 14 years ago, making it the first of its kind in the area!

All Good Dogs is owned by Carole Lini, who has been running her personalized pet care business for more than 20 years, putting her wealth of experience well ahead of the competition. She is a veterinary technician and along with All Good Dogs, runs a successful pet care service called Whisker Watchers serving all of Mercer county and surrounding areas. Long ago Lini realized that while pet sitting was a great choice for many dogs, there was still something missing when it came to exercise and socialization; they are pack animals after all.

She set out to open a facility that allows dogs to be dogs –– to romp and play with other four-legged friends all under the watchful eyes of caring and experienced doggie counselors. Dogs are grouped according to age, size, temperament, and activity level. They need to be up to date on all their vaccinations and neutered when of age, and they must pass their temperament evaluation test before becoming a part of the pack. This helps ensure that everyone will have a good experience at All Good Dogs.

Lini feels that the benefit of a doggie daycare is a well socialized and exercised dog that will come home tired at the end of the day. Instead of being home alone, dogs are enjoying their time with other four-legged friends, and that is a good thing!

All Good Dogs is the only 24-hour supervised facility in the area and that offers cage-free boarding. What sets All Good Dogs apart from its competitors is that it caters to clients who don’t want their dogs left alone at night for long periods of time in the confined space of a cage, cabin, or crate. All Good Dogs’ outdoor yard space also sets it apart from its competitors, with large large yards and a park-like setting.

The doggie slumber parties provide pet parents the peace of mind of knowing their dog(s) are getting round-the-clock supervision in a happy, healthy, clean, and safe environment!

All Good Dogs is a kennel alternative but also provides grooming, bathing, training, and in-home pet care if needed. In the 20-plus years Lini has been in the pet sitting and day care business, her first and foremost passion is for the animals. She has rescued/adopted quite a few herself and strongly recommends that those looking for a pet do the same. There are many perfect pets waiting in shelters for their perfect families. Our area’s shelters are working hard to find homeless pets in waiting their forever homes. Please make adoption your first option!

Whether a long-term stay or just for the day, All Good Dogs has three facilities in South Brunswick/Plainsboro, Lawrenceville, and Cherry Hill, all conveniently located but away from busy thoroughfares.

And Lini hasn’t forgotten the kitties. Whisker Watchers is bonded and insured to come to clients’ homes and provide pet care for cats (and dogs) while their pet parents are away. Cats do better in their own environment, and depending on their needs Whisker Watchers can provide one, two, or however many visits are necessary.

Needless to say, Lini has found her niche. Lini loves what she does. It’s a tough business to be in; it’s a 24/7/365 business, but it’s a labor of love.

All Good Dogs Day Care, 160 Basin Road, Lawrence, 609-587-3535. 113 Schalks Crossing Road, South Brunswick, 609-275-7177. www.allgooddogsdaycare.com. See ad, page 22.

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