Fear-Free &

Low-Stress Environment

We at Furry Friends Resort understand that boarding your dog or cat can be very stressful, not only on you, but also on your pets. There are actually many steps that boarding facilities can take to alleviate or prevent the stress that your pet can endure while away from home.


What extra measures do we take to ensure a stress-free environment for your pet?

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

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

  • Several of our 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 techniques, changing a pet's environment to fit their needs, using interactive puzzle or treat dispensing toys to improve their emotional well-being, etc.

Listen to a small sample by clicking the graphic!

     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 into the air to help reduce stress in our canines and Feliway pheromones to help reduce stress in our felines.

    • Adaptil mimics the pheromone mother dogs emit after giving birth to help their puppies feel calm and secure - no matter their age, dogs will recognize this pheromone.

    • Feliway mimics the facial pheromone cats create when rubbing their cheeks against objects when they feel comfortable. This pheromone marks their territory as safe and secure.

  • 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.


Mon - Fri   7am-7pm (closed 12pm-2pm)

Sat - Sun   8am-6pm (closed 12pm-2pm) 


8790 Cuyamaca Street Suite G

Santee, CA 92071


T / 619-562-2326
F / 619-873-2117


*Press the intercom button and we will assist you.

NOTE: We are here to care for the animals but closed to the public on major holidays. 

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