I love Tina and the folks at the Barking Lot! Before you bring your dog in the first time, they ask for paperwork verifying he's up-to-date on his vaccinations, which is comforting because I don't have to worry about my dog being exposed to sick dogs. They do a really thorough job. It's a small operation and there's always someone there with the dogs so you don't have to worry about your dog being left alone in an uncomfortable scary place. Tina knows the signs of a dog that is stressed so I am confident that if my dog were stressed, he wouldn't be so for long, because Tina would recognize it and address it. They are also really reasonably priced. And when you go to pick up your buddy he's all clean and fluffy and wearing a bandana. Ok, the bandana thing might seem silly, but it's a nice touch and the place I go now charges $20 more and NO bandana! The ONLY reason I no longer go to the Barking Lot is because I've moved and it's no longer convenient for me.