Previous Customer Comments and Reviews:

These reviews were collected on our previous website's guestbook prior to Yelp

Christina L. from Novato -

"What a fun weekend our Ginger had! She had a cozy bed, a fun group of doggies to play with, and lots of love from Bonnie. Thank you for making our girl feel safe while we enjoyed beautiful Yosemite!" - January 24, 2013


Cady from Groveland -

"If my dogs could talk they would say "we love it a Big Creek Boarding" lots of room for the dogs to run freely and wouldn't leave them with anyone but the owner Bonnie" - December 12, 2012


Michael E. from Aptos -

"Our dog, Rocky, enjoyed his stay at Big Creek Boarding during our visit to Yosemite. The play area is very large and fenced in and the kennels are nice. Bonnie makes sure the animals feel welcome." - July 4, 2012


Karen from Groveland -

"Wonderful club med for doggies, they are so ecstatically happy to be there, you can almost see the smiles on their faces, lots of room to run around in the well fenced shady pasture, clean kennels and a lounge area with beds and TV. My dogs don't want to leave, when they get home they sleep all day... plenty of good exercise and fresh air. Bonnie truly loves the dogs, they are so happy to see her. The best doggie day care ever!" - May 18, 2012


Jody -

"Our dog Chevy was a rescue dog and Bonnie is the only one he will stay with. We took him there as a puppy and it has been love ever since. I have met Bonnie in town to give her Chevy and he jumps in her car without even a wave goodbye to me. Chevy is in love and there are not too many people I can say that about. She is always accommodating and I know Chevy is well loved and taken care of. There are not too many places where the dogs lay around and watch TV. Thank you Bonnie for giving me peace of mind when I am on vacation." - May 10, 2012


Ariel G. from Groveland -

"The family LOVES Big Creek Boarding! We have a dog who we rescued from an abusive family. She was extremely timid of people and other dogs for so long, we wondered if her playful personality would ever shine. She was scared of everything, especially water...until we took her to Big Creek. Bonnie is so amazing with all of the dogs she boards, after we boarded Kokomo with her, we found our shy little dog was totally transformed! We now take Kokomo to Big Creek just because we know she loves it so much, she's become the queen of the wading pools and the Goodwill Ambassador for all of the other dogs! We love Big Creek Boarding because it's cozy and has a lived-in feel, not like most other sterile, commercial boarders. It's obvious to us that Bonnie really cares about our dog and Kokomo gets so excited to go to Bonnie's that my husband and I have started referring to it as "Doggie Day Camp". Thank you, Bonnie!! Ariel and Kevin" - January 22, 2012


Peggy A. from Groveland -

"The peace of mind we get when we leave our guys with Bonnie is priceless." - November 19, 2011


Scott from Groveland -

"I recently moved to Groveland in order to better run a guide service in Yosemite. I had no idea who to contact about boarding my golden mix, Yogi; but I was told about Bonnie and Big creek Boarding and I gave her a call. Bonnie was quick to get back to me and VERY helpful. She told me about her below average rates, and upon visiting her location I was impressed by her above quality facility. Big Creek Boarding only takes 5-6 well-behaved dogs at a time. The dogs all get outside time daily at no extra cost. The outside area is large and offers many retreats and places for exploration and play. But most of all it is all about Bonnie! She cares for the dogs like they are her own, and this is special! On another note, Bonnie is extremely accommodating and flexible. She also doesn't let cost be an issue. After a two week visit with bonnie; I was pleasantly surprised that she cut my bill by almost 25 percent from her already low costs. Bottom line, Big Creek Boarding and Bonnie offer a great "home away from home" (or better yet "summer cam" - October 15, 2011


Csilla -

"Thank you Bonnie for taking such good care of our Risley! She had a wonderful time!! When she is not near us, she tends to not eat and not want to do much, but she ate every day and played with the other dogs- you made her feel very welcome and loved! She looks forward to visiting again! :)" - July 5, 2011


Kim S. from Colorado -

"We boarded Clifford with Bonnie 5/2011 for 5 nights while we were at the Strawberry Music Festival. He hadn't been boarded for 12 years (since we picked him up at a local shelter) so we were particularly concerned. He had a great time and Bonnie made him and us feel comfortable from our first contact with her. She really knows dogs and took GREAT care of him (including the nightly chicken strip or as she called it "the chocolate on the pillow"). He even went and buried his head in her legs before we left which is a sign of honor from our picky dog. Thank you Bonnie for taking such good care of our precious family member. WE WILL BE BACK!" - June 3, 2011


Donna S. from Groveland -

"Bonnie is fantastic, I never worry about the care my dogs are getting. This is the only place I have left my dogs that I can go away knowing they are loved." - May 29, 2011


Michael T. from Groveland -

"My dog travels everywhere with me but when she cannot Big Creek is my first and only choice for my 100 lb Black Russian. Bonnie works magic with dogs and understands what keeps them all exercised, happy and safe! This is a treasure in the community and dogs love to stay there so make sure you are confident with your pooch relationship because the come home loving Bonnie!!" - February 1, 2011


John H. from San Leandro -

"I am very happy to have found Bonnie/Big Creek Boarding. There are a number of dog boarding facilities near where I live that I have not been as happy with, and I highly recommend Big Creek. My dog Sparky always has a good time there, as they have a large area to run around and play in, as well as TV!I frequently go to Yosemite, and Big Creek is right on the way, but I also go out of my way to take Sparky there when I travel." - August 15, 2010


Pamela A. from Huntington Beach -

"Bonnie cared for our 2 1/2 year old newfoundland. It was his first kennel experience. I don't think he knew it was a kennel because he had so much fun there. He had to go back on a separate day and he couldn't wait to get inside to play with his friends again. We will be there again next year when we visit Yosemite. Highly recommended. Thank You Bonnie !!!!" - July 3, 2010


Marcy from Fountain Valley -

"We took our 10-month old Newfy Hannah to Bonnie's boarding facility for three days and two nights and were so pleased! Hannah had an amazing time and we enjoyed our hikes in Yosemite knowing that she was safe and happy. It really allowed us to enjoy our days without our Hannah knowing that she was in such good hands. We highly recommend Big Creek Boarding and plan to use Bonnie's facility next summer! P.S. Hannah really liked the baby pool - lounging in the water." - June 27, 2010


Julia and Charlie from San Francisco -

"We were so happy with the care, attention, and love our dog received at Big Creek Boarding! She seemed to have at least as much fun (if not more) as we did on vacation. The facility is super dog-friendly with plenty of room to run around and to relax. We highly recommend Big Creek Boarding!!" - May 31, 2010


The Pearlman Family from Groveland -

"Bonnie, Thank you from our family, and our four legged masters. We love that we can leave Hannah, and Ohno with someone like yourself; who loves and cares for them as we all do. We know that they are getting what they need with you, they come home happy & pooped! Thanks again for all your great care. The Pearlman's Ohno and Hannah too!" - January 19, 2010


Peggy A. from Groveland -

"My dogs Andy and Mikey, give Big Creek Boarding and Bonnie, 8 Paws Up. This is the only kennel I feel truly comfortable leaving my dogs." - December 25, 2009


Joe G. from Carmichael -

"When I drop off Eddy at Big Creek Boarding, I'm sure she thinks she's the one going on vacation! Just picked her up today, but says she's already planning another trip this Spring...." - December 15, 2009


Priscilla C. from Groveland -

"Big Creek Boarding is heaven for dogs-my Golden Maggie LOVES going to Bonnie's! I can go away and leave her and never worry for a second--and she never seems to want to come home! Bonnie so loves dogs she even carries treats in her car and stops by when she is in our neighborhood. Believe me , you will never use another kennel once you meet Bonnie." - November 5, 2009


Bev H. from Groveland -

"Paco loves Big Creek and Bonnie. He is always happy to go see Bonnie and he is so tired when he gets home! A sure sign of a good time!" - November 1, 2009


Shari G. from Groveland -

"We loved having our baby Rusty stay with you! He had such a great time! He just loved staying there while we were gone. When we brought him back to Big Creek Boarding, he ran in like he owned the place. We could tell he wanted to be there!" - October 20, 2009


Duke from Groveland -

"Duke loves Bonnie and has a great time at Big Creek Boarding. Duke wishes his mom and dad would go somewhere soon." - September 29, 2009


Smokey Bear from Groveland -

"My Mom and Dad would bring there and I always had the best time ever. Bonnie is the best and loves us and plays with us. Smokey Bear Guinasso" - September 29, 2009


Sagen M. from Groveland -

"Great website! Love the set-up and the TV!" - September 28, 2009


Susan M. from Groveland -

"Great website. I have visited this boarding facility and wished I was a dog! Great fun to be had at Big Creek boarding." - September 27, 2009


Jake from Groveland -

"My dog had such a good time he didn't want to come back home." - September 25, 2009