Blue Dog K9 Care Cincinnati, Ohio

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Amy Hunt

2 years ago

We are not from Cincinnati but were visiting for a weekend game. We had contacted the owner, Bobby, earlier in the week after we were denied acceptance by the nearby Pet Athletic Club (didn't have an additional Canine vaccine that has never been requested at other facilities we've used). Bobby was willing to work with us and arrange for our dog to stay at his facility on a Sunday. Reasonable rates and appreciate the accommodation.

Cameron Ehteshami

2 years ago

Bobby is great with dogs and knows what he's talking about!

William Gentry

2 years ago

Affordable and local canine show dog trainer... Our 2-year-old, 75 lb, mixed breed, rescue had boundary and anxiety issues... After 4 days with Blue Dog K9, Daycare/Training, there's already a definite change in his disposition and he's much easier to handle. Max is more attentive to our authority and commands. I think the play time interactions with the other large breed dogs was very beneficial to Max's confidence and socialization. We will be taking Max back for probably 2 day care stays/training a week as follow up and reinforcement.

Sarah Frost

2 years ago

We had to find last minute care for our dog and had a positive experience at Blue Dog K9 Care. Reasonably priced and our dog had a great time!

Grace Kim

2 years ago

I had to find a last minute place to board my dog and Bobby was super welcoming! I’m a very new dog owner and Bobby was very encouraging and calmed some of worries. When I picked Gabe up, he was very happy and seemed like he had a great time!

Sara Brink

2 years ago

My dog loves going to daycare at Blue Dog. I have been taking him here for several months after he developed separation anxiety, and I can tell that he is comfortable and always has fun here. Bobby runs a great facility and it is obvious he cares for all of his dogs. Highly recommend!

Kelly Muzyczka

2 years ago

Bobby is amazing with our dogs. We have two rescue pups who love going to day care 5 days a week. They have been with Bobby for almost a year and their behavior has improved as a result. Bobby is great at understanding what dogs need and taking care of them. Both our dogs have had a history of abuse and neither have reacted poorly to anything he has done. It's clear that he genuinely cares about what is best for your dog. There are a few reviewers saying that he is rude/unprofessional. I've never experienced this. Bobby is much more focused on the dogs than the pet parents, and that's exactly what I would want. He is reliable, flexible, and very accommodating. He is casual, and always texts to communicate. He is fast to respond and will schedule your drop-off and pick-up times with you to make sure it works for his schedule and yours.

Kris Ward

2 years ago

Great boarding service. Will be back

Gabe Robinson

2 years ago

I don't trust a lot of people to take care of my pups, but Bobby is one of the ones I completely trust taking my dogs to when I go out of town. He treats my dogs like his own and takes very good care of them. He really knows what he is doing and has helped out on the obedience side of things of well. I highly recommend Blue Dog K9 Care.

Elijahbeau Bell

2 years ago

This guy is a jerk; changed out meet and greet time twice then sent me a rude text when we were trying to find his place about being on time. We were 3 minutes late. When I called to tell him we were outside he hung up. We shall go elsewhere!

Ciara Borer

3 years ago

Blue Bog K9 is the real deal for your pups! The owner, Bobby, was able to meet with my pups and I quickly and easily, making their day care experience very enjoyable. I couldn't be happier with our first time experience and definitely will be back in the future for doggie playdates!

Stacy Lummus

3 years ago

I actually called because I wanted to board all 3 of my dogs. Well to start off when I called the person(Man) answered I introduced myself and wanted to get more information on the process, well before I could get anything else out he rudely stated the meet and greet and for to send photos etc. I asked about the hours which was pertaining to the hours of drop off and pick up for my dogs. The man rudely stated that’s a vague question we’re open 24 hours a day. Well that may be the case but you don’t speak to no one in that manner, and I wouldn’t take my pet fish to this place let alone my dogs. Words of advice if this is your passion you need to have a little bit more respect for the people and crowds that is trying to give you business.

Lauren Gresock

3 years ago

This place looked promising until I stepped inside. The owner didn’t introduce himself but was quick to tell me I have the wrong collar, wrong leash, wrong food and pretty much doing all things wrong. I’ve been training my new rescue with very positive training. He has clearly been abused so this mans disciplinary attitude was very scary to my dog. He walked around with a baton and slammed it on the dogs cages when they barked at us. This might work for people that use those techniques with their dogs but not with a new rescue with a past. I will not be sending my dog to this business.

Jasmine Smith

3 years ago

Our experience with Blue Dog has been amazing. Bobby saved the day in assisting us with a sitter on such short notice. The information he gave us was clear and concise which, in turn, made the process that much easier for us. To add, since it was our first time ever leaving our Charlie in the care of someone else, we weren’t sure how we would feel. Once we stepped into Blue Dog K9 Care we felt relieved and could tell he was in great hands. Definitely looking forward to doing business with them in the future!

angela gray

3 years ago

I cannot recommend Bobby at Blue Dog enough!!! He has been an absolute LIFE SAVER the last few days. I (unexpectedly) adopted a problem dog -- in the middle of a pandemic... while still working second shift -- and didn't have the resources to take the best care of her right away. I had a bunch of things on order that were about a week out, so I needed to board her until then. I called Bobby in a panic asking if he could help, and he even offered to take her that night! After I told him a little about her, he sent me an extremely fair estimate right away for doggy day care/boarding/training. He even included a separate estimate to take her to the vet since I was having trouble finding one that was open. He gave me a tour of the facility when I dropped her off and I could tell she was going to be in good hands. Everything is very clean, organized, and all the dogs there looked happy and healthy. Bobby sends me daily text and photo updates to let me know how my girl is doing and the progress she is making. I can actually see how well taken care of and happy she is! Today he took her for her checkup/shots/spay all while she is being boarded so she can recover in comfort. Bobby is *amazing* and has made sure I can give my girl the best possible start in her new home with me. He truly cares about the animals and it shows in the way he runs his business! ***UPDATE*** I've been continuing services with Bobby at Blue Dog for my rescue Moxxi because she has several behavioral issues that prevent me from leaving her unsupervised. She has SEVERE separation anxiety and will not remain calm while in a crate, even to the point of harming herself. She has destroyed several crates and entryways, including doors, trim, and floors. Even with a heavy duty crate, she will bark and howl constantly. When she is outside of the crate/not alone she is a sweet little angel but unfortunately (like must people) I do have to leave and go to work, and can't risk her hurting herself, damaging property, or causing complaints from neighbors in my apartment building. Not only did Bobby observe Moxxi while in his care, he also took the time to have me come in to analyze how she acts differently with me vs. him, since she did not display the same anxieties and destructive tendencies while she was being boarded. He took the time to explain how I was unknowingly encouraging negative behaviours and taught me proper techniques so that I can continue her training at home. I am *SO* happy today because last night, she slept in the crate all on her own - even with other options including her giant dog bed next to the crate, and up in bed with me. I am extremely confident that continuing to work with Bobby will allow Moxxi to grow into the dog she is meant to be and also help me to be a better owner for her.

Robert Michel

3 years ago

Bobby is great! Dogs are his passion, and it shows in the way his "clients" are treated.

Tonio Wantez

3 years ago

Bobby is a great guy he was patient and very understanding I would recommend him to all family and friends

Bailey McClelland

4 years ago

I will recommend Blue Dog to anyone in need of care for their dog. My dog has separation anxiety and I was really hesitant to leave him for an extended period of time. Blue Dog was incredibly accommodating of my special requests and gave him his supplements with no added charge. Additionally, my travel plans changed several times and the owner was very flexible with that as well. My dog came home happy and tired from all the playing he did while he was staying at Blue Dog. It was a great experience for both my dog and I, the treatment was much more personal than what I would’ve received at another dog care facility. Thank you Bobby! Beau and I appreciate everything you did for us.

David Stricker

4 years ago

Owner is very nice and clearly loves dogs. Our dogs almost don't want to come home when I go to pick them up. There is a pull in garage to load and unload your dogs safely, without fear of them running away.

Erin Gaddis

4 years ago

Bobby is amazing! He does an awesome job looking after my pup and is very responsive. I'm new to the area, but he is my go to pet sitter now. My puppy also seems very happy and calm when he returns. I would 10/10 recommend Blue Dog K9 care in Cincinnati

Jennifer Marshall

4 years ago

I was visiting from out of town and needed a place for my dogs to stay. I called Blue Dog K9 and they quickly replied back to me and was able to accommodate my request. They reached out to my veterinarian and got all the required documentation which saved me time. They were also willing to work with me on drop off/pick up times. I appreciate their flexibility. Blue Dog K9 is GREAT!

Jewel Rice

4 years ago

My dogs were happy when I got back to them after a 5 day stay. I never saw the grounds but I could tell they enjoyed themselves and were tired and satisfied. I felt they were protected and well cared for. Big plus, I was prepared to take them for a bath when I picked them up but they didn't smell unlike another puppy camp I've used.


4 years ago

My bride and I have a 3 year old black lab named Zoe. We normally use a kennel located on the same street as our residence. Although Zoe always seemed well cared for, we didn't think she was getting enough exercise and play with other dogs, as the "common area" was rather small. When I happened upon Blue Dog K9 Care's website, I was immediately impressed. I phoned Bobby to set up accommodations for Zoe while we were away during a recent spring break holiday. On the afternoon that we dropped Zoe off at Blue Dog, I was not disappointed. Lots of indoor and outdoor space for Zoe to run and play with other dogs. Bobby seems totally chill, and I feel confident he gives each pet a satisfactory amount of attention. His facility appears to be an old warehouse, or perhaps a former auto mechanic shop. The important thing is that it was clean, secure, and had a ton of space for all the pups. I feel certain that Zoe will visit again.


4 years ago

The owner was rude as hell, don't know how he could care for my furry family or yours. I gave one star because a zero wasn't an option. WOOF,,WOOF

Samir Mabjish

4 years ago

Bobby has been watching my 11 year old pitbull Ninja now for over 3 months. Unfortunate circumstances caused me to have to put her up full time with him. It's been really tough for me. I know first hand how hard it is to trust anyone to take care of your dog for you. Let me tell you, Bobby has gone above and beyond. He treats all dogs that he cares for as if they are his own. He walks them regualarly, posts photos of them through out the day and even lives on site incase anything happens! I can't wait till I can bring her back home but in the mean time, I can't imagine a better place Ninja could be. Thanks Bobby.

Valerie Dixon

4 years ago

Great boarding facility! Was coming into Cincinnati for a wedding and bringing our German Shepherd..called the facility a week ahead to book and the owner was super friendly. He asked multiple questions about our dog and got our vet information. Owners very knowledgeable and familiar with all breeds. Upon arrival, the facility was very clean and a great layout. There was very large kennels for each dog, large play areas, and nice outside turfed area. Absolutely recommended!

Eden Majesty

5 years ago

Super UNPROFESSIONAL and RUDE. Website is basic just like the personality of the owner. Plenty of attitude. May need business training.

Aries Xecutioner

5 years ago

Great dog care located downtown!

Timi Pap

5 years ago

Absolutely terrible customer service and very shady. I called to ask about availability. The owner didn’t introduce himself, was curt on the phone. I followed by saying “could you walk me through the process, kennel sizes, whether day care is included or if not how many times the dogs are let out”. Clearly annoyed, he gave half-answers them said “I don’t keep count of how many times I let em out in a day”. I was taken aback and asked if he minded me asking these questions to which he went on a rant about how he doesn’t want to deal with me because I sound picky and he has enough VIP clients, and he doesn’t need to sell himself. Great businessman!

Dustin Abney

5 years ago

Saved the day. Great service. Super Convenient. I was out of the country and my dog sitter basically bailed on me. Bobby the owner agreed to take my large Rottweiler on zero notice and board him for a week. …

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Blue Dog K9 Care, Ohio, Cincinnati

1819 Central Ave

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