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Big Bend Community => The Terlingua/Study Butte Board => Topic started by: steelfrog on January 28, 2013, 08:52:00 AM

Title: Pets--Boarding in Terlingua?
Post by: steelfrog on January 28, 2013, 08:52:00 AM
I have some wealthy friends who want to do day hikes in the Chisos.  Of course pets aren't allowed on trails and are only allowed in the cabins in the Basin if they are attended there.  So, I am looking for an option for housing and someone to watch the dogs in Terligua.  Any suggestions or is this even possible?  Many thanks.
Title: Re: Pets--Boarding in Terlingua?
Post by: fartymarty on January 28, 2013, 10:52:02 PM
No personal experience, Googled up this (March 2002): Terlingua Kennels (915-371-2348)

They may be probably are out of business, they also maybe unacceptable, I mean I wouldn't
want to make set in stone plans where my dog had to stay somewhere that I
hadn't checked out personally first. Hopefully someone here has used them and can give
you better info.

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The VisitBigBend web site says closest is:
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The closest kennel service to the pakr (sic) is Red Woof Inn in Alpine 432.837.7475
Title: Re: Pets--Boarding in Terlingua?
Post by: RichardM on January 29, 2013, 08:51:10 AM
No personal experience, Googled up this (March 2002): Terlingua Kennels (915-371-2348)

They may be probably are out of business, they also maybe unacceptable, I mean I wouldn't
want to make set in stone plans where my dog had to stay somewhere that I
hadn't checked out personally first. Hopefully someone here has used them and can give
you better info.

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The VisitBigBend web site says closest is:
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The closest kennel service to the pakr (sic) is Red Woof Inn in Alpine 432.837.7475
According to Citysearch (http://www.citysearch.com/profile/602664255/alpine_tx/red_woof_inn_of_the_big_bend.html), Red Woof Inn may be closed as well.

Someone had posted on the BigBendChat Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Big-Bend-Chat/226021337279?group_id=0) a copy of the info on the park's website:

Quote from: http://www.nps.gov/bibe/planyourvisit/kennelservices.htm
Kennel Services in the Area

This listing of area kennels and veterinary services is a service to our visitors and implies no endorsement by the National Park Service or Big Bend National Park.

  • Alpine Veterinary Clinic (Dr. Ray Allen), Alpine, Texas—(432) 837-3888

    100 miles from park headquarters.
  • Alpine Small Animal Clinic, Alpine, Texas—(432) 837-5416

    100 miles from park headquarters.
Title: Re: Pets--Boarding in Terlingua?
Post by: fartymarty on January 29, 2013, 09:35:00 AM
I have some wealthy friends who want to do day hikes in the Chisos. 

How wealthy? Maybe they should just bring a pet sitter along with them.
I'm sure there are several members of this board that are available for a free all expenses paid trip
to the Bend plus sitting fees.  :97:  :72:
Title: Re: Pets--Boarding in Terlingua?
Post by: chris on January 29, 2013, 11:44:11 AM
What FM said.  I've got years (like all 26 of my life) of experience with caring for multiple dogs, cats, birds, etc of all sizes and would do this in a heartbeat.  Provided I'd get several hours of "me" time each day, of course!