I like most residents in Sarasota/Manatee Counties moved here from somewhere else. This can be a daunting task when you move to a new area and don't have friends and family to rely on when you need something. You will want to travel and explore your new home and you may have a few animals that need some loving care while you are gone. There are a few options available to you when your looking into pet care and boarding in and around Lakewood Ranch. I have to medium sized dogs who like to get into trouble so this makes the task that much harder haha. We have now used two different services to board our dogs for us while we went away for the weekend. The first was a website www.dogvacay.com, the site lets you browse different caregivers in and around Lakewood Ranch. You can read reviews and book a meet and greet online to see if your dogs will be a good fit. We have also used struttin pup on Lockwood Ridge Rd and have nothing but compliments for them. Our pups had there own little apartments and had plenty of open space to run and socialize. Whatever option you choose, make sure you go and check the facilities out thoroughly and get reviews from current clients. That way you can enjoy your time away from your pets knowing there in good hands.