Smyrna >Pet Services > Dogma Dog Care
4790 Wright Dr. SE, Smyrna, GA | Directions 3008233.837191 -84.496398
Mon-Fri 6:30am-7pm, Sat 7am-6pm, Evening Care Mon-Fri 6pm-10pm, Sat 7pm-11pm
Tucker's Favorite Holiday – My most recent trip out of town was a last minute trip. I didn't have time to search for pet friendly lodging so I took Tucker to Dogma for a few days.
He seemed to be well taken care of and even gained a pound or two!
Yorkie Love – My yorkie puppy Quinn loves Dogma! I take her there at least 2 days a week for daycare (usually taking advantage of $15 Wednesdays!) Initially, I was worried about her being too small to be in daycare, but Dogma has several other yorkies and other small breeds for her to play with in "Puptown"! She gets so excited every time we walk through the door and the staff always greets her by name. It's amazing what a better dog she is, even on the days she has to stay at home b/c she gets out so much energy at daycare! Plus it's great for socialization--I'd recommend for any puppy! *Side note--Quinn had her first grooming experience at Dogma and the groomer did a great job! Quinn stayed calm and was a super good puppy b/c the groomer kept her at ease! I'm definitely going to be using her again and again!
Wouldn't go anyplace else! – We've been taking our pup here for 6 months! Everyone is great and our dog loves to go there. We've used the groomers several time also with great results. The web cams let you monitor your pet as much as you like. We attended puppy clicker training classes there and would recomend them also! I see some bad reviews from 2009. Don't know about back then, but we sure are happy with them in 2011!
Awesome doggie daycare! – My Frenchie absolutely adores this place. The staff is very friendly and go above and beyond for all of the dogs here. They knew both my dog and I after our first day there and make sure to always tell me what my dog has been up when I go to pick him up.
We have used the daycare, boarding, and grooming parts and have been impressed. Someone mentioned that it was expensive but the prices are in line (if not cheaper!) than other places in the area--especially when compared to PetSmart that charges you for giving your dog a Kong! They are very receptive to various diets (they have no problem with feeding your dog a raw diet if that is what you choose--and that is hard to find).
My dog runs into Dogma first thing in the mornings and usually refuses to leave because he is so happy there. I love the fact that I don't have to leave him in a crate all day and he gets to play with other dogs--and the humans that work there!
And just in case you needed more--this is a company with a heart. These people also have a couple of foster dogs in there at any point in time. They don't take care of dogs for the money--they do it because they love dogs.
Nice clean and friendly – After living in the city and loving my doggie daycare I was nervous about looking for a new place OTP once I moved. After just a few times dropping off my dog for day play the employees knew my name and recognized my dog. The place is very clean and the dogs are in an open area all day. They are free to play outside in the yard or inside a large indoor area. They have lots of dogs playing together but everyone seems to get a long. Even in the hot summer I dont' worry about the care he is getting. I am so happy to have found this place for both day and over night care.
Not what I'd hoped for – Too bad some people aren't what they seem
cater to dogs' needs – We don't have family who live in the Atlanta area, so we often travel out of town. I have 3 dogs - one geriatric lab, one crazy hound, and one spunky lab pup. We feel so blessed to have found Dogma. Due to the different personalities of my pets(one doesn't do well in an open boarding setting due to temperment, the old lab can't get around very well, and the pup loves to be around lots of dogs) Dogma works with us to find the best setting for all of my pets. I can leave them all and have peace of mind that their care will be specific to them. The 24 supervision is an added plus. I don't have to worry about the business closing at 6pm and the dogs being left unattended for 12 + hours. I would recommend Dogma to any of my friends.
Best Dog Care – I have never been to a nicer place and I have been all over town. I don't believe the ugly remarks I've seen here. This is a brand new business run by loving caring staff. I know they strugled financially their first few months but the care they've given my pets has always been superb. They have customized the care for my dogs special needs and have always been willing to work with us financially wince we have multiple dogs. I think these mean remarks are just sour grapes! Too bad their missing out on the best dog care in town!
Health of our dog a concern after Dogma – Recently we left our pet with Dogma for another visit - a short weekend stay. The previous 2 times she stayed she would have diarreah, vomiting and stomach problems after we'd pick her up and we would call and they reassured us that it was the stress from being away. Well this time she is sick as ever vomiting and diarreah 4 times per day and has anti-social behavior. She didn't eat any of her food while at Dogma and she is limping and very depressed. She is sleeping constantly and I am very disappointed in Dogma. I do not understand how these signs could have gone unnoticed while we were away and we received no phone call saying she was acting unusual. We assume the dogs are left to play all day long (supervised of course) to the point of extreme exhaustion and have no idea why she has these stomach problems and anti-social behavior. We never had these problems with "Pets are People Too" the previous place we took her. We wanted to give them a try since they were a new local business but we can't recommend them to anyone. The price is extremely high for overnight boarding at $35 and having a sick dog after 3 days doesn't go over well with us. I don't know if other people have this problem or if it is just us. Our dog is wonderful with other animals and we have taken the proper steps in training her and making sure she is comfortable in many different situations.
MANAGEMENT IS HORRIBLE THERE. PEOPLE I KNOW THAT WORK THERE GET PAID A WEEK LATE. THEY DONT CARE ABOUT THEIR EMPLOYEES ONE BIT. ALL THAT MATTERS IS THAT THEY MAKE MONEY. THE PRICE I HAD TO PAY FOR MY DOG TO STAY AN AFTERNOON IS OUTRAGEOUS. THE PLACE IS ALWAYS BUSY, SO THEY GOTTA BE MAKIN ALOT OF MONEY. THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NO REASON TO PAY YOUR HARD WORKING EMPLOYEES A WEEK LATE. THEY ALREADY DONT MAKE ENOUGH MONEY. I HOPE YOU CONSIDER ANOTHER OPTION FOR YOUR PUPS. THE EMPLOYEES ARE GREAT BUT THE MANAGER...I THINK HIS NAME IS CHRIS OR SOMETHIN IS AN IDIOT. UNTIL MANAGEMENT IS REPLACED DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME AND MONEY AT THIS HOLE. JUST MY OPINION.
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