Dog and horse boarding
Yup, we do a fair share of boarding four legged friends out here on the farm. I have been caring for peoples pets ever since bringing home patients/clients from the veterinary hospital - now that goes back 20 years! If you are looking for a kennel alternative please give us a call to discuss your fido. Our rates include all the stick throwing, creek swimming, & country air 1 dog can take. 'Muffy' must be house broken & beyond the furniture chewing stage to roost here at this ranch....
Mr. Ed............Mr. Right
We board horses on a limited basis. I have extensive training with mare/foal pairs & breed backs. Call me about what your mount needs & we'll discuss the pastures & barn openings available. Please, no more stallions... we are still recovering from 'Stormin Studley' & his breeding rampages.
Cat Care in the Country
We have a fun, old farm house that cats just naturally make their selves at home in. We have lots of rooms & hiding places to check out & sleep in. I don't allow them outdoors however as I worry about feline wander lust fever.
Welcome to Animal Acres at Mangham Manor!
Hi! I am Michele Mangham, mother to Andy & Joey Mangham, wife to Joel, sheep farmer, biologist, and "Pet Sitter-in-chief." At Animal Acres, we provide overnight accommodations for dogs, cats, and even horses. I worked in the veterinary field for 12 years and I have been pet sitting dogs and cats ever since my undergraduate days. I've had some canine "clients" who've been coming to stay with me for more than 10 years.
My husband Joel and I have taken a dozen years to build our dream place at Mangham Manor in the Southwest mountains on Rt. 20 north (just outside of Charlottesville). We invite you and your pet to come visit us (by prior appointment only, please) and see if we are the right family to care for your pet. To make sure boarding your pet in our home (or pasture in the case of a horse) would be amicable for all I ask that we have a prior "interview" with your pet. Just walking your dog around our farm and in the house allows us to see if he or she would enjoy our country lifestyle.
We do NOT accept dogs that are aggressive, not housebroken, not up to date on their shots (we ask that you bring your pet's inoculation record), or carrying fleas.
If your dog stays with us we ask you to fill out a file card with feeding information, information on medications we may need to administer, the telephone number of your veterinarian, a contact number, and any idiosyncrasies (e.g. fear of thunder, etc.).
The first time your pet stays with us, we ask that you bring their own bed or a towel -- something that smells of home to soothe them the first night. We also ask that you bring their own food because it's not good to switch a dog's diet. Any special toys that we don't have in the toy chest are also welcome.
Your dog will be safe and secure on our farm. Our fenced-in yard of 4 acres keeps the pets always visible around the house or on the porches. We have special activities for the "trustworthy" pets like swimming in our back pasture creek and hiking to check on the brood mares in the back fields. We use a 20' leash for the 'untrustables' when on a walk.
So, ring us here at the farm if you are looking for an exclusive, very special place to have your pet's every need met.
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