CUSTOMER COMMENTS

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LC Bukh

My pup LOVES DCF. He was there for long term boarding and though he was terrified at first, DCF made home feel at home. Also got some amazing training from Sheril and the DCF crew. would absolutely recommend and my pup will be back!

LC Bukh

Andre Jayred

My wife and I were going on a vacation and decided to take the opportunity to have our Goldendoodle, Lumie, trained while she was being boarded. My wife found Dancing Creek Farm, which is 4 HOURS AWAY FROM US, but trust me when I say the 8-hour round trip drive (twice) was worth it. Tamara and Dakota put Lumie on a diet that settled her sensitive stomach better than we’ve been able to in the 7 months she’s been with us. Her kennel and the grounds were clean and very impressive. Sheril was able to do wonders with training Lumie and sent multiple videos to keep us updated on her progression. The staff at DCF is extremely professional and go above and beyond to take care of the dogs they’ve been trusted with. I’ve already recommended them to several friends. You can search #lumiedcf (your pet gets a hashtag!) on Facebook or Instagram to see how much fun Lumie and her kennel mate Marshal were having. Thanks again DCF for taking great care of Lumie while we were away and returning a well-trained puppy to us.

Andre Jayred

Jamie Slug King

Dancing Creek Farm are amazing! I had a 10 day trip planned and my pet sitter canceled less than a week before the trip, and I have 4 little dogs who most people call misbehave crew. Well Tamara told me that they would be happy to board them for the 10 days. Their reputation doesn’t even do justice in my book. These are my kids, and anyone in my life will tell you, if something happens to one of those dogs under your watch, you best leave town. I could not have ask for a better team to take such good care of my 4. Everytime I text, Dakota was quick to text me right back letting me know they were doing great. When I picked those babies up this morning, I figured they would be climbing the fence to get to me, well I was surprised at how happy they was and my oldest was even asleep paying me no mind. I would recommend them to any and everybody that needs any of the services that they offer. Thank you for helping me out last minute and the wonderful care that you gave to each of my babies.

Jamie Slug King

Samantha Meckes

they are amazing people!!

Samantha Meckes

Devon Walsh

We had an incredible experience boarding our dogs at DCF for four months. We were always confident that our boys were being well taken care of. Tamara and her team were in touch when some health issues arose and got the pups straight to the vet. We also highly recommend training your dogs with Cheril Carr! We only trained for one month of their stay and we've seen such a remarkable improvement since their return, we wish we'd used her services the entire stay. Cheril was always in touch about the sessions, she is a patient guide to her animals and she is so clearly passionate about what she does. She made the time for us during pick up to train us humans so that we could continue to work with our dogs when they got back home--so far, so good. We are so grateful to Cheril, Tamara, Dakota and the rest of the DCF team!

Devon Walsh

Tracey Roberts Hayes

As a dog professional myself, I know the incredible responsibility of caring for these priceless souls. Keeping them safe, and comfortable and providing fun and interaction. Tamara has created a one of a kind AMAZING facility to accomplish all of these things! She runs a tight ship, always focused on the safety and health of those in her care and also incredibly generous and helpful in the rescue community. I can honestly say, I would leave my pack there without one concern and THAT is the best most telling review I could ever give anyone!

Tracey Roberts Hayes

Sue Berryman Brown

I just had a fantastic experience using Dancing Creek Farm. It’s like a beautiful thoroughbred horse farm, but for dogs. They are perfect for active dogs and long term boarding. All dogs have roomy pens each with their own cabin which is air conditioned or heated and has doggie beds and dog door. Every day, dogs are also taken to a large pasture to run full out. Also they have a board and train option, which I did. I got lots of pictures and training videos throughout my trip. I swear my dogs were smiling in their pictures! It’s the first time my dogs (border collies) did not come back from boarding stressed and with diarrhea. And, for what you get, it’s a great deal. Better than up here (Dc area) They also have a small dog area. Dancing Creek Farm is in Cascades, VA. They are 5 hours from here but they have a great service where they will pick up and drop off your dogs (extra fee for this). They also help our active military members with boarding their dogs sometimes for a year or more with discounted rates. Really good people. They really care. I will be using them again, for sure!

Sue Berryman Brown

Alexious Butler

My hyper-active dog came back a much better behaved version of himself after 2 months at Dancing Creek working with Sheril! The dogs have a lot of space to run and play. They also send you adorable pics and videos of your fur baby so you can see how well the training is going. Would definitely recommend this place!

Alexious Butler

Andrew Stephens

Some six months ago, our dog Max, a four-year old Beagle, was a morbidly obese dog and causing problems around our apartment complex due to his issues with house training. Despite our different attempts to get him healthy and to properly train him in all the most basic of dog skills, it was quite evident that we needed to reach out to caring professionals who could help all of us. Ultimately, this meant temporarily placing him in a situation which would help us help him return to the healthy little 8-week puppy we loved with all our hearts. My wife and I, and of course, Max, needed a fresh start to get back on the path toward a healthy lifestyle. I researched the issue and found out about a viable solution, Dancing Creek Farm, a long-term boarding and training located outside of Danville, Virginia. So, we made the difficult decision to hand over the responsibilities of Max’s health and general well-being to Tamara and Dakota and the rest of the Dancing Creek team to provide Max the means of not only shedding his unhealthy weight, but also to go back to the drawing board to relearn how to follow commands and improve his self-control and discipline. I did the communicating with Dancing Creek throughout Max’s stay and saw that Dancing Creek was not just a viable solution, but a godsend for Max. I could see that Tamara and Dakota understood dogs and how to give them the help they needed, whatever that might be. In the four months that Max was at Dancing Creek, the wonderful team of Tamara and Dakota, the owners of Dancing Creek Farm, and their staff, helped Max lose thirty-two pounds and trained him to improve his discipline and self-control. They crafted a diet and exercise plan unique to Max, which surely couldn't have been easy when caring for eighty other dogs. It turned his life around. He's never been happier. We've been back home with Max for a week and see a more confident, better-trained dog who has a new lease on life. This is making a huge difference, not just in Max's life, but in the functioning of our family. We've gotten to know Tamara and Dakota through Max’s journey. We really respect their dedication to the animals and the hard work they put into to the health and well-being of the dogs at Dancing Creek. Tamara and Dakota and Team really care about this work. That really matters. In fact, it makes all the difference. Because of our gratitude, we will certainly be keeping track of all the other dogs at Dancing Creek. In addition, we want to thank the Dancing Creek community. They rallied around Max during his journey and supported him and us. We are so appreciative of the love they showed Max. (I can’t tell you how much we enjoyed the Facebook, IG videos and photos that chronicled Max’s journey.) We are also so excited for Dancing Creek, as they plan to spread their love for dogs with a non-profit for dogs who are of an advanced age. In conclusion, from Tamara and Dakota to the staff who worked so hard, we can never repay what you given Max and our family. It goes without saying that not all aspects of working with dogs is glamorous,as any pet owner knows. The DCF Team has shown that the work they do in this rural southern Virginia community is more to them than work. It's a calling to serve. This calling serves both the dogs and their owners. We thank you and salute you all.#Namaste

Andrew Stephens

Steve Keramidas

Tamara and her staff at Dancing Creek Farm (DCF) have been absolutely fantastic with our female Great Dane, Harley Rose. Harley is normally a little timid around strangers and so we were worried, especially since we were shipping her to Dancing Creek Farm from Japan without us! DCF kept us posted from pickup through the 6 months she was at the farm through very responsive email replies, videos, and pictures on their Facebook page! Love Dancing Creek Farm and highly recommend them to anyone in need of boarding your dog, either short or long term, Dancing Creek Farm will cater to your needs.

Steve Keramidas

Heidi Owen

My family and friends only use dancing creek farm. I know the owner personally and no one will love and care for your fur babies like she does. Highly recommend.

Heidi Owen

Brianna Chevalier

Very helpful and intelligent staff!

Brianna Chevalier

Carly Capolupo

Wonderful staff! Knowledgeable and friendly!

Carly Capolupo

Kari Powell

I've been having problems with my Rottie.. Amanda suggested you. She's helped me so much and I trust in her. Please, Please contact me. Thank you. Sincerely Kari Powell

Kari Powell

Michael Cohn

Due to a series of unfortunate events we were forced to decide whether we to rehome our dog or find a long-term boarding solution. I couldn’t bare losing her, so boarding it was! Deciding to leave your dog in someone else’s care is never an easy decision, but after doing a ton of research on different options I fell in love with Dancing Creek Farms. Tamara’s facility is wonderful and clean with a lot of hard-to-find offerings. It was important to me that our pup got socialization with other dogs and wasn’t kept in a cage. I also wanted to make sure she’d have quality food and one-on-one time. The facility really is impressive, and their mission of providing care and a place for dogs to be during hard times is inspiring. Since our pup was untrained and a bit of a disaster on walks, we added on training classes during to get paws in line, but never did we expect her to make such a transformation! Our girl is also the shyest pup I’ve ever met. It takes a lot of patience for her to open up to you. I was positively delighted when I received videos of her walking beside Sheril (her trainer), sitting for her, and staying! She even became excited for her training sessions and began being a role model for other dogs, never in my wildest dreams did I ever expect to see her like that. She was also taught to be off leash, and a few other neat tricks such as stacking treats on her nose and having her wait for the command to drop and eat them. Simply wonderful. We were also fortunate to be able to have Sheril drive up to bring Sadie home and work with us for a few days to ease the transition and make sure we knew how to communicate with her. She took time to work with both my husband and myself separately to correct mistakes and suggest any changes. Since then we have gone on a few walks with Sadie and it’s been great!

Michael Cohn

Abdiel Colberg

I could not be more happy and greatful of Dancing Creek Farm and the whole team. They took care of my two dogs for almost a full year! Their care, attention and love for my dogs and all the animals there is as true and real as it could be. My dogs where happy and as healthy as they can be the whole time they where there. Although I missed my dogs dearly, I had peace of mind because I knew they where well taken care off and they where happy. Can’t thank them enough. Recommended 200%.

Abdiel Colberg

Nick Walenga

We boarded our very large Anatolian shepherd mix for 3 months and got training for anxiety and aggression. It's often difficult to find boarding for dogs of his size (110lbs, very tall, very muscular), and research of the market makes me feel like a lot of trainers would attempt to remove his guarding instinct, or that I'd be priced out of anything I was looking for. Dancing Creek was such an amazing find, and worth driving 6hrs for the stay. They worked with us on pricing and were excited to get a big boy like Gus, and immediately had a training plan in mind to curve his instincts to make them easier to control without diminishing them. Even more, we were so happy to hey were super health conscious and had a plan in mind to help his joints that often get minor strains (normal for big active dogs). We got regular pictures and video training updates throughout his stay. His coat looked so much healthier and fluffier, and he looked so happy performing behaviors in videos. He even made some doggy friends, which he is picky about so we were stoked to see him loosening up. I loved that the staff gave him nick-names "Gus the Bus" which made me feel he was truly loved for his 3 month stay. When I came to pick him up all the staff stopped to tell me how much they loved Gus and that they were sad to see him go. Sheril got to know Gus so well and had his place so advanced that he would even wait for a tennis ball (his life's purpose), and especially strangers he was unsure of. He learned leashless walking, so his recall was super disciplined. But he was still the same goofball who doesn't know his size. His joints were so improved he was galloping after tennis balls like his life depended on it all over again. When had to drive him all the way to California, and his having been trained to relax in "place" eased his anxiety throughout the ride. I'm not sure we would have made it otherwise. It also helped him adjust and relax in hotels and eventually his new home. Learning "Heel" on walks made bringing him around strangers, even confined places like stairs, easy and no longer embarrassing for having a great big loud bark boy. Gus knew to focus on me and ignore anyone he might be afraid of. It's not even been a week since getting him back, and we'll be following up with Sheril for some skype training sessions to make sure we behave around Gus the way we need to for his training to really shine. To keep my gushing on planet Earth, if there was one thing to complain about, its that communication on incidental costs throughout his stay could have been better. I knew to assume things like him needing training tools like an e-collar could come up, but the possibility of purchasing one could have been discussed at price quoting. Tamara is always available by text, anytime, so a single communication mix-up over a 3-month stay is nothing to discount the amazing quality of love and care my dog got at such reasonable prices. 5-stars isn't enough, Dancing Creek is such an amazing gem. I wish Gus was still on the East coast so he could come back!

Nick Walenga

Kristin Geraghty Sanders

We cannot say enough positive comments about DCF! We needed to be out of the country for work but we’re besides ourselves about how we would care for our pups (sadly due to circumstances taking them wouldn’t have been an option for them due to the distance/their ages/personalities (can get stressed)). We found DCF! The staff is amazing! They provide love, attention, exercise and a personal healthy diet for your pup. We were able to take them out for a few weeks during the holidays on a trip back to the US. Our pups were so happy, healthy and well adjusted:-). When we do get back permanently I know they were love to have periodic stays to enjoy all the farm has to offer and visit with their mates🐶❤️. We love DCF😊

Maggie Snyder

Just picked up my pup from 2 months on the farm!she came home happy, healthy, and 10lbs lighter!! I can’t recommend DCF enough! I know she had an amazing time there. Best place (for an incredible price) for long term boarding!

Maggie Snyder

Erika BK Weathersby

thank you so much for taking care of our #trooperdcf he is so happy to be home with us. he even lost weight playing around with the other dogs. thanks again for loving him like your own.💗💗

Erika BK Weathersby

Kasimir Wnuk

Picked up Mischa today from a two+ month stay at DCF. She’s happy and healthy. I can’t thank them enough, I had a long transit period between duty stations, and without DCF I think I would have had to re-home my puppers. They respond to email very quickly, and in my opinion the long term pricing is very reasonable. Would definitely use again if I’m back on the east coast.

Kasimir Wnuk

Billy Heaton

Wow Dancing Creek Farm is absolutely amazing, I was over seas working when my dog sitter had told me that She was no longer able to watch my sweet boys and I had just a few weeks to find a new place for them to stay for the remaining six months of my contract. I contacted Tamara and she said she would love to take Tyson and Apollo for that time. My communication was very limited due to the poor internet quality of where I was working and living and she understood that right away and was able to do majority of the communication with my mother throughout their stay at the farm. During their stay their diets had switched to a great grain free diet with all sorts of natural and wholistic supplements that helped them lose weight and bring out their coats. When I went to pick them up yesterday and got to see the facilities for the first time I was so happy that I had chosen Dancing Creek Farm as the place was pristine and looked like the ultimate doggy camp. With ample room for each cabin pen for the dogs to get up and outside to use the bathroom to the massive pasture that they would run in everyday I couldn’t have chosen a better place. Thank you Tamara and thank you Dancing Creek Farm for your help and for watching Tyson and Apollo.

Billy Heaton

Vern Moody

Benji had his first boarding this past weekend! Everyone at Dancing Creek farm was so nice and I felt great about leaving him there. When we picked him up he was all groomed and very happy! Definitely would recommend them ! Very attentive to details. Thanks

Vern Moody

Amanda Finchem

We needed a place to board our dog for a month and knew that he would suffer in a traditional boarding facility. The cabin like setting with opportunities for him to make dog friends is what drew us to DCF and gave us the peace of mind to travel for an extended holiday. We opted for the 4 week board and train. Brody has always been reactive to strangers and somewhat aloof. He came back to us more relaxed and affectionate. Sheril was fantastic at getting him to focus and follow commands without being distracted. He is now a pleasure to walk and is happy when kids and neighbors come to the house. Overall a fantastic experience!

Amanda Finchem

Alisha Diane

DCF was a godsend as I had to find a place for my dog rather quickly. The process was smooth and I knew that my dog was getting excellent care. Knowing that he was at DCF alleviated so much worry and I’ll be forever grateful for their excellent attention and care to my fur baby.

Alisha Diane