From past Doggie View Clients:
I knew I could run my own day care, but wasn't sure how to get started. I wanted help. I emailed owners of day cares whom I found on the web but no one returned my emails. I called my local area governments to find out about zoning, but it was a mish-mosh of information because they had never heard of doggie day cares. I hired a real estate broker to look for a location but in three months he only had one lead and it didn't pan out. I could not even seem to find local day cares. It seemed like an endless maze. But all that changed when I found Doggie View on-line. Doggie View helped me find a location in four days, when a "pro" couldn't do it in three months, and Doggie View was on the other side of the country. Unlike other consultants Barbra keeps you within your budget. She has endless ways of getting things done right without costing a fortune. My instincts were right, I can run a business. Once open, I really didn't need much assistance. But it was comforting to know if I did, Doggie View was there. Sometimes all you need is someone in the boat, or in my case the ARK, with you when the water starts getting rough. Doggie View was my lighthouse to illuminate where I was going, my life-preserver when times got rough, and my anchor against all the red-tape. And I was one of Doggie Views first, I can't even imagine how much more valuable their help would be now. I have never regretted enlisting the assistance of Doggie View.
- Anneliese Johnson - 03/01
When I first decided I wanted to open my own dog daycare, I started researching the business and found Doggie View on the internet. I had owned dogs my entire life but had never worked in the pet care industry. I wanted to make sure I had a good foundation in the business to ensure that my daycare was successful and beneficial to my clients. Working with Barbra really helped to ensure that I didn’t make any of the ‘first timer’ mistakes so common with beginning a new and unfamiliar business. She has always been available for consultation, was invaluable in choosing and designing a location, and continues to be a valuable resource. I would highly recommend Doggie View’s services to anyone new to the industry with aspirations of owning their own daycare.
- David Crowther - 8/05
Retiring from Corporate America, my dream was to open a Doggie Daycare. I knew I wanted a web cam, so I searched the web and found Doggie View. Doggie View helped me work with my building contractor, suggesting needed upgrades to the facility to support a safe environment for my clients. Doggie View was very patient, organized and professional in assisting me at making my dream come true. I would highly recommend anyone wanting to start a Doggie Daycare to call Doggie View…Thanks for helping me make my dream come true.
- Dorothy Brewer - 10/05
I found Doggie View while searching online. I wanted to open a doggie daycare but was a little overwhelmed with all the details of setting up a new, unfamiliar business. Barbra was amazing. She spent two weeks with us helping to set up systems, interviewing employees, interviewing puppy clients, and so much more. She knows what works and what doesn't work because she has seen it and done it. She has been great with support afterwards when questions would come up. I would absolutely recommend, to anyone wanting to open a doggie daycare, the services of Doggie View.
- Kriston Gallipeau – 1/06
“After looking at franchises and being shocked at the high cost, I ran across Barbra’s website, called her and got a whole different feeling than I got when I talked to the franchise people. I knew right away that Barbra cared, that she has a passion for what she is doing helping people get started – and for a much more reasonable fee. She helps you make the right decisions. She tells you what you need to know, even if that’s not what you want to hear. She helps you be successful.”
- Rachel Song - 5/06
I would like to communicate with anyone considering opening a doggie day care and looking for someone to guide them in their endeavors. One year ago when we started following our dreams and looking to do this we found Barbra Waldare of Doggie View. We took her affiliate package and had her help us get started. Now a year later, looking back I can say that I would do nothing different. I truly feel that we are in business today because of her knowledgeable and very professional advice. Her help along the way has made a great difference in the strength of our business. In Barbra you will find someone who gives very sound and professional advice throughout the process. She is always honest, and focuses on the safety and happiness of the clients you intend to service. She refreshingly, has great personal integrity and a passion for what she does. We have greatly benefited from her services and feel she is excellent at what she does. I very sincerely recommend her to anyone who might choose to use some help with starting their doggie day care.
- Lori Burris - 6/07
"I found Doggie View from a web search when I first began looking into the doggy daycare business. After speaking with Barbra Waldare I decided to go with her. I am so glad I did. Barbra is extremely knowledgeable about this business; what she doesn't know probably isn't worth knowing. She will put you on the right tracks from day one. From the initial search for a location, right through to the design and opening, Barbra is there all they way. She is very used to dealing with contractors and will make sure things get done properly. I know I could not have opened my daycare without Doggie View. Barbra knows what works and doesn't. The feedback we have had regarding the design of our facility has been positive from the start. I highly recommend Doggie View to help get you started. Barbra is one in a million, don't pass up the opportunity to benefit from her experience, it's money well spent."
- Lena Botwright - 5/08
From past Doggie View School Students:I heartily recommend Barbra's Doggie View School. I think it's a "must" for anyone considering getting into the Doggie Daycare business. Believe me, there is nothing that can take the place of "total immersion" into the life of a working facility. Being with all kinds of dogs, all different sizes and personalities, was an extremely beneficial experience. The practical knowledge you will gain from spending a week in one of Barbra's facilities is invaluable.
Running a Doggie Daycare isn't just about playing with dogs -- you'll learn that on Day One! It's a rough and tumble business, but Barbra's experience and her total willingness to share that experience will make you realize that if you really want to do it, this is the way. Barbra's ongoing support over the past months has helped me a great deal. So just do it! At the end of the week you'll be "dog-tired", but much wiser and much more confident in the task ahead.
- John McManus - 11/08
I knew I loved dogs. I knew I had a good business background. But would I really love being in the dog business? That's why I attended Barbra's training at an established daycare - to see what day to day operations were like and whether I really wanted to pick up poo and mop pee after years of a cushy corporate lifestyle. The answer was a resounding YES! and Barbra taught me more than I could ever have expected. Better yet, she's still available for questions, advice and reassurance as my business grows in this challenging economy
- Anne Marie - 6/09
We have recently completed a 3 days course with Barbra Waldare in a dog day care in Sarasota and feel very satisfied with Doggie View School. It has covered our expectations. Her manual is a wealth of knowledge and resources. Barbra is very professional and friendly.
We really appreciated her help and support. She answered all our questions with great patience. We feel now more comfortable starting our day care business with her guidance. With Doggie View, we have found all the tools and information necessary to successfully launch a dog day care business.
- Laurence and Jean-Luc from France - 2/12