Cozy Cats & Dogs
by Linda Archer
(Cozy Cats & Dogs, Laubertie)
Phill and I have been volunteers with two dog rescues in England - fostering dogs, fundraising and running monthly group dog-walks. I was also a volunteer at our local animal sanctuary looking after cats and dogs needs and ensuring their welfare.
We had been looking for many years for a cattery and dog boarding business in the UK and just didn't find the right place.
Then, this year, we stayed with friends in Chalais (in the South Charente) for a week and looked at properties, one of which was Cozy Cats and Dogs. We fell in love with the whole set-up straight away.
Cutting a long story short my husband and I gave up our full time jobs in England and moved to France - now living the dream. Unfortunately we have left behind our two sons who are 20 and 22 years old and work full time in England. They thought we were crazy but now see this is our dream.
We have been here for just four weeks, and have been welcomed by many people French and English.
Currently we have 10 luxury chalets for the cats and board up to 10 dogs within our home. We provide doggy day care for those who want to take a day trip and not leave there dog at home. We have started phase 1 of our new outdoor dog kennels for those dogs who prefer their own space.
We are taking pictures of each phase of the kennel block but this will be another story. The pictures are of my husband Phill, me and our own two German Shepherds. Also a lovely picture of Phill with 4 recent boarders taking their morning walk around our 4 acre field. We also have an acre paddock which is fully fenced for our boarding dogs to run free and play.
We are also promoting the dog food we have shipped in from Germany which we have fed our dogs for the last 4 years called Markus Muhler. A 15kg bag can be purchased from us for €50 see this link for the details: http://www.markus-muehle.de/en/acticell4.htm
If you want to get in touch or pop by, we would be happy to see you...
Linda & Phill
Cozy Cats and Dogs
Gardes Le Pontaroux
(from Villebois Lavalette take the D16 towards Gardes Le Pontaroux, you will see our Cozy cats and dogs sign by the end of our road)
Tel: 05 45 66 27 96