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About us

Furry Friends Resort provides San Diego pets owners with the peace of mind their pets will be cared for in a safe, fun, and loving environment that is as low-stress and fear-free as possible. Our guests' safety, health, and emotional well-being is our number one priority.

Dr. Lori Martin opened Furry Friends Resort's doors in 2007 - right next to her veterinarian office, Cuyamaca Animal Hospital. Dr. Martin realized the immense need of creating a luxury pet resort that was connected to the veterinary office so owners could feel assured of their pet's safety while away at work or on vacation.

Furry Friends Resort provides a safe, secure, and fun environment for your pet. We specialize in creating a low-stress & fear-free environment for all two- and four-legged guests that walk through our doors. You can feel relieved knowing your pet is well cared for by compassionate, knowledgeable staff who are trained veterinary technicians. Our staff provides the special individualized attention to make your pet feel right at home with us. Our pet parents have the extra comfort of knowing that our veterinarian staff at Cuyamaca Animal Hospital stays up to date on ANY health issues of our special furry guests!

Fear-Free and Low-Stress Environment

Fear Free Certified

Boarding your dog or cat can be very stressful, not only on you, but also on your pets. We take many extra measures to ensure a low-stress and fear-free environment for your pets while in our care:

  • We separate dog and cat environments completely, including separate entrances.

  • All guest rooms have clear plexiglass doors and indoor play areas have large open windows to ensure that your pet does not feel enclosed in a cage.

  • Several staff members are Fear-Free certified - an extensive certification program that provides training on recognizing signs of fear, anxiety, and stress in our pets and how to resolve these issues through different handling and environmental techniques.

  • We play iCalmDog and iCalmCat, clinically stress-reducing music for pets, continuously throughout the day.​

  • We use Rescue, a cleaning product promoted by Fear-Free due to its high safety standards for pets.

  • We release Adaptil pheromones in the air to help reduce stress in our canines and Feliway pheromones to help reduce stress in our felines.​

  • We monitor/record weight, exercise, eliminations, and physical and emotional health daily. Our veterinarian is intimately involved with day-to-day care and immediately notified of any problem, big or small.

Meet the Team

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