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Toureen Pet Resort & Spa

380 Pleasant St
Watertown, MA 02472 617-923-3800

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Best kennel in the Boston area and next door to the vet. My dogs love the place... - Jun 19, 2020

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Muddy Creek Animal Care Center

993 Haverhill St
Rowley, MA 01969 978-948-2345

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Our dog is safe and cared for. Never a concern. - May 06, 2021

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Highland Animal Hospital

31 Wellesley Ave
Needham, MA 02494 781-433-0467

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Did a good job! - May 15, 2021

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Red Dog Inn & Resort

590 Elm St
Mansfield, MA 02048 508-339-5912

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Clean and spacious with facilities for a variety of animals. Not the cheapest,... - May 17, 2021

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Alladan Kennels

1660 West St
Mansfield, MA 02048 508-339-5597

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Very friendly and accommodating. Would use them again. - Sep 19, 2016

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Best Friends Pet Care

10 Fountain St
Ashland, MA 01721 508-881-3441

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Quality service. very friendly and affectionate. - May 15, 2021

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Best Friends Pet Care

15 Main St
Wakefield, MA 01880 781-245-1237

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We board our cats there when we travel and they take excellent care of them. - Sep 06, 2018

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Best Friends Pet Care

150 Boston Post Rd
Sudbury, MA 01776 978-443-2351

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I had to wait a lonng tie to be seen but this was because of Covid - Jun 26, 2020

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Kozy Kennels

619 East St
Mansfield, MA 02048 508-339-0791

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Have used this kennel for many years and extremely satisfied with care and... - Jun 22, 2020

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J M Pet Resort & Pet Vet

1014 Pearl St
Brockton, MA 02301 508-588-5661

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I've been bringing my dog here for 5 years - she's always been well cared for.... - Nov 14, 2017

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Cohasset Kennel

235 Cedar St
Cohasset, MA 02025 781-383-1475

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Friendly staff fairly priced. Heard the sitters they seemed sweet - Jun 29, 2020

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Tee Emm's Kennels

202 Tyler St
Methuen, MA 01844 978-683-5795

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Not the friendliest and difficult to do business with. Have a zero tolerance... - Jun 27, 2020

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Adams Animal Clinic

216 Cambridge Rd
Woburn, MA 01801 781-933-3369

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My pet is very happy there - May 16, 2021

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Andover Animal Hospital

233 Lowell St
Andover, MA 01810 978-475-3600

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i like to deal with it it is safe and leader - May 17, 2021

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Northeast Kennels

686 Winter St
Walpole, MA 02081 508-668-2113

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The Secret Garden Pet Resort & Grooming Salon

1040 Central St
East Bridgewater, MA 02333 508-378-1400

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We love them, including Rocky. - May 17, 2021

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Continental Bed Bath & Bone

1729 Centre St
West Roxbury, MA 02132 617-323-9511

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A little expensive for me to use for long stay. - Nov 12, 2011

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Palmer Kennels

28 Skyline Dr
Acton, MA 01720 978-263-4979

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They are Lab people - enough said - May 14, 2021

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