Animal House was founded by Dawn and Peter Brittain almost 20 years ago! Even though the location changed a couple of times over the life of the facility, Animal House's mission has remained the same - To provide a social and safe environment with lots of love and attention for your dogs. Most of our customers as well as several veterinarians in the Sarasota area recommend us strongly for our spaciousness, environment and quality of care. Many of our clients have followed us from our two previous locations and have been our inspiration in keeping our business on track. It has been a seven-days-a-week, 24-hours-a-day business for Animal House. All of our employees are fanatic dog lovers and many of them have been with Animal House for a long time. Kate is the manager and works Monday through Friday. Nadia, Kaitlin, Gina, Mike and Portia are well loved by our doggie clients; they are the smiling faces that meet you at the door.
The current owners, Gina and her husband moved to Sarasota from California to have their kids closer to their Grandparents who are Sarasota natives. Gina who is originally a Minnesota native, has always been an avid dog lover and has been a dog handler for show dogs including showing her own dog. Because of her experience with handling dogs and their love for animals, Gina and her husband have harbored the dream of owning and operating a Doggie Bed & Breakfast for many years. During and after the purchase of the business, it was very important for Gina to keep the mission and philosophy of Animal House intact. The philosophy which is the backbone of the business, that has taken care of your dogs since the beginning of 2002 remains unchanged. Gina, her husband and their kids live on the 5-acre property where the dogs are housed, so the residents of our Doggie Bed & Breakfast are never more than a bark away from us even in the middle of the night. Our four-legged clients truly think of our place as a home away from home!