I’m getting a lot of hits on my post regarding alleged inhumane treatment at the Good Dog Hotel & Spa in Broad Ripple. It seems we aren’t the only ones who had a bad experience. We no longer take Rosie to Good Dog. She now goes to Barkalounge in Beech Grove, and she absolutely loves it. The staff and the environment at Barkalounge are completely different than what we experience at Good Dog. Katy takes her dogs to a place near downtown that she absolutely loves. I’ll post the name as soon as I find it.
In the meantime, I’d like to hear from more people regarding their experiences at Good Dog. I’d love to hear from some folks who’ve had good experiences. There has to be somebody out there. More importantly, I’d like to start brainstorming some ideas for how we can channel these complaints to the proper authorities. It has been alleged by commenters on this blog (myself included) that Good Dog doesn’t treat dogs humanely. If that’s the case, we need to do more than just bitch in cyberspace.
Is there a city agency that we should contact? You’d call animal control if your neighbor was neglecting his dog, but I don’t know if that’s the right approach for a business. Complainants could file with the BBB, but I’m not sure how much teeth that really has. If dogs are indeed being neglected, I want to find someone with the authority to do something about it. Now.
Update: I added a page to the blog that offers some tips on selecting a doggy day care provider and what to do to report animal neglect.