Welcome to Run Amuck Farm!
THERE IS NO END TO THE FUN AT RUN AMUCK! We have just aquired ten memory foam pads for the dogs. Nice washable pads. I hope the dogs love them.
It’s a dog Bed and Breakfast….at the base of Mt Madonna on the coast side. Lovely climate in Corralitos/Watsonville.
Here at Run Amuck Farm we love dogs. Your dog will live with us as one of our own. They will get to hang out, roll on the lawn, splash in the water, and most of all, play with other well socialized dogs. ALL DAY! Each dog is given lots of affection and belly rubs. I t’s like they get to go to Grandma’s farm. ( Except Grandam is a nut with ten/twelve dogs!)
We like it as much as they do! This is the best job ever!
We are fortunate to have found Adrienne,LaNette, Kristi and Patrick. Dogs are not left unattended. EVER.
No dog who is housebroken is forced to sleep in a crate. They can crate if they prefer, but it’s up to the dog. Crates can offer a space to relax and retreat.
All dogs are offered a crate . It’s surprising to how many dogs go to their crates on their own from time to time. It’s a natural behavior to want their own space. At the end of a day here at Run Amuck it’s really fun to watch them run into the house and very often a crate. We have a lovely heated “bunk room” that contains ten crates. I often go in there during the day and find a dog napping in his crate with the door open.
They NATURALLY want a space of their own when they are tired from pplaying and socializing all day. Don’t you? The bunk room is in our home and we can hear if a dog is distressed in any way.
Midnight potty breaks are not uncommon. I would hate to have to “hold it” all night, i would not expect our guests to do that either.
IS YOUR VACATION DEPENDENT ON ONE PERSON CARING FOR YOUR DOG? Imagine a last minute illness or a flaky housesitter cancelling on you! We have heard this story often. Here at Run Amuck we have several folks on staff who will care for your dog. Marilyn just had a recent 9 day hospital stay. Service to our clients was not interrupted. Thank you Adrienne for working extra hours and for Bob Taylor,LaNette, Kristi and Patrick too. It was nice to know the dogs were well cared for ” No Matter What”.
Affection and safety are a top priority.
We are proud of our service pledge to you and your wonderful dogs.
We feed your food, so there is not digestive problems caused by a food switch. We can also feed Natural Balance or Diamnod Lamb and Rice, as that is what we feed out dogs.
Our food is 3 (three dollars) extra per day, based on a 50 lb dog. Dogs over 100 lbs are 5 (Five) per day.
Feed time is 8:30 am and 4:30 pm. Summer schedule We give “bone” breaks for each dog with the owners permission. Cow hocks, smoked pork femurs and American made bully stix are our bone offerings.
Medications are given free of charge.
Older dogs are given special care and protection and usually love to hang out on our large deck.
When technology cooperates, We shoot pics of your dogs and email then to you while you are away. The we post them on our website for you to enjoy and share.
(Usually on Sat night and weds night)
*Boarding is $50 per day. Dogs over 100 lbs are 55 per day. Two dogs from the same household 80 per day. If your stay is longer than two weeks ask for a special rate. It may be possible, depending on the time of year and other factors.
GPS collars are available at a $10 per day charge. No charge if at our discretion.
We wish to to say thank you to all our generous clients. Nothing speaks better of our care than your recommendation to friends.
OTHER STUFF: ****If your dog has not been here , then we would like the opportunity to make your dog’s transition to Run Amuck go smoothly. ****We have found that if we pick up the dog and bring him to the farm, they bond with us much quicker and have less worry about “losing” their owner. This is not necessary for all dogs, but works well with the shy or wary type.
Drop off and pick up is per arrangement. Please. We are busy with the dogs during the day. Visits are by appointment only.If your dog is staying with us you may call anytime for an update. We do our best to return calls in the evening.
Of course visits are welcome, just call. 831-724-6780 to let us know when you would like to come see the place.
We are working out of our home, so we ask that you understand that a late pick-up disrupts the schedule. Any dog picked up before 10:30 am is not charged for that day .Please try to schedule your pick-up before 5 PM. or make arrangements with us if you plan to be late.
We understand life is unpredictable. There is no reservation fee or cancellation penalty. We do fill up and hate to have to say no. On occasion we do ask for a deposit if we are sold out with a wait list. Last minute cancellations cost us a lot last year so we are trying to stay ahead of this situation… hmmmm.
Please let us know if your dog has potty problems in the house. We also need to know if there is any destructive behaviors and aggressive tendencies. No dog is forced to crate, but if your dog is a pup and is destructive in the house, we will not allow your pup to return until he/she learns to crate. We have lost too many shoes,remotes, hats, etc to loose chewing pups …we need to sleep too…We also do not allow dogs who have accidents in the house to sleep uncrated…We have a lovely clean home and try hard to keep it that way.
Grooming is available @ The Dog Tub in Santa Cruz. We will arrange for grooming if you would like.
If your dog is anxious, we may be able to help with that and other training issues. Training is available at additional cost. Available only Oct thru March. Karen Philippi and Dee Hutton can also help with behavior problems. They are right here at Run Amuck.
All clients will be asked to sign a liability waiver and a relocation agreement.
All dogs MUST be spayed or neutered .
VACCINATIONS must be up to date. RABIES, Bordatella and DHPP. Proof of Vacinations are required and no dog will be boarded without proof on file.
We are fully insured and committed to safety. We provide workmans comp to our staff and file a quarterly as required by law.
MORE GOOD FUN!
We have made arrangements with Dee Hutton’s D-DOG AGILITY to conduct their wonderful training classes here at Run Amuck Farm.
Go to Dee ‘s website www.d-dogagility.com to sign up for classes with your pooch and your own pooch might just get smaller. It’s great for both dog and dog lovers.
Also joining the fray here is CLICK’EM DOG TRAINING with Karen Phillippi , KPACTP,APDT,CGC evaluator . They will be conducting training right here at Run Amuck! Go to Karen’s website: www.clickemdogtraining.com for more info and to enlist for a class or more.
We are so pleased they chose Run Amuck as their new home. We can all enjoy and learn .
MORE BIG NEWS: We accept CREDIT CARDS. Visa Mastercard
NOTE: for SAFETY”S SAKE: We are the first facility in the county to acquire a GPS tracking collar for your dog. We have not had a dog leave the property, but we could imagine nothing worse.We have tested the Tagg System and it works very well.
The collars are costly, but what price could we ever put on our beloved pets.
For an additional charge we will make this technology avaiable by request. $ 10 per day.
THANK YOU to the Santa Cruz Sentinel, The San Jose Mercury and the Monterey Herald for their enthusiastic support of what we do here at Run Amuck.
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