Recent News & Events

Melissa's Summer at Snug

During high school, every day on my way to class, I drove past the giant purple sign with Snug Pet Resort emblazoned across it. Perhaps it is because I love the color purple (I do attend University of Washington after all) or the memory of that sign, I decided to apply for a summer job at Snug. The chance to cultivate my love for dogs and other animals was too great to pass up and as Snug was an unusual place in that it combined a large boarding operation with a veterinary practice and an extensive training program, I knew I would get this chance daily.

On my first day I was, unsurprisingly, a little nervous. I had never worked somewhere with such a diverse clientele, and I was worried that I would never get all of the regular clients’ names down or know all of the names of the dogs staying with us. However, once the first dog came in through the doors I knew that Snug was going to be a great place to work, a great place to get my dog (and cat!, although deep down I’m really a dog person) fix, and a great place to receive the animal handling and customer service experience that I would need if I was ever going to pursue a career in veterinary medicine.

Throughout my summer working at Snug, I came to realize that day to day interaction with pets and their clients was what gave me the most satisfaction. Having already worked in a busy small animal veterinary hospital, I did have some idea of my career path. However, I was still on the fence on whether I was going to pursue a career in small animal or equine medicine.   Having ridden horses for twelve years, equine medicine was looking very promising as it was what I was familiar with. However, after working at Snug and seeing so many happy dogs come in every day, I understood that there was no way I could pass up the chance to make sure that those dogs stayed happy and healthy. So, at this point I’m planning to focus on small animal veterinary medicine, hopefully with a specialty in orthopedic surgery. My experiences at Snug have been really valuable in helping me to make the right choice.

Thank you!

Melissa A.

Kuranda Beds Now Here!

kuranda_photoSnug Pet Resort now has state of the art Kuranda beds customized for our facility for your pet to enjoy. As a result, we no longer accept beds from home but welcome blankets and other belongings that are permanently marked with your pet’s name.

New Boarding Policy

As of 3/4/2010 if you pick up your pet(s) before noon you will not be charged for the departure day. If you pick up 12pm you will be charged for the calendar day at your pets boarding rate.

Thank you for your understanding.

Funeral for Tom Riche

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In lieu of flowers, a fund has been created to help Kristi and the children.
Please send donations to: San Diego County Credit Union, 150 E.Valley Parkway, Escondido, CA 92025
Account #: 3733735-00

For the time being, the account is in the name of Tom Riche Family Fund—C/O Teresa Cowart.
Tom was many things to many people. He was a loving husband and father. He was a valued friend, teacher and an amazing dog trainer. He had a profound talent that could never be duplicated. Tom had overcome many obstacles in his life and truly inspired those around him. He will be missed terribly by his family, friends, colleagues, clients and four legged friends.

Remembering Tom

Tom_RicheSnug Pet Resort, So Cal Working Dog Association, and the entire Schutzhund community, have lost a dear friend and mentor. Tom Riche, 46, Dog Trainer for Snug Pet Resort and the Training Director for So Cal Working Dog Association, passed away the evening of December 10, 2009. Tom suffered a fatal heart attack while working his dog on the club training field. Tom leaves behind his wife, Kristi Riche, and his two beautiful children—Kyler, age 8, and Taylor, age 3.

A fund has been created to help Kristi and the children. Please send donations to:

San Diego County Credit Union 150 East Valley Parkway, Escondido, CA 92025

The account number is: 3733735-00

For the time being, the account is in the name of Tom Riche Family Fund—C/O Teresa Cowart.

Tom was many things to many people. He was a loving husband and father. He was a valued friend, teacher and an amazing dog trainer. He had a profound talent that could never be duplicated. Tom had overcome many obstacles in his life and truly inspired those around him. He will be missed terribly by his family, friends, colleagues, clients and four legged friends.

Forever In Our Hearts.

Please feel free to share with us how Tom touched your lives.

Daycare Regulations!!

All dogs going into daycare must be spayed or neutered after 6 months of age! Sorry if this is an inconvience for you!

4th of July!!

The 4th of July Snug Pet Resort and Animal Hospital will be closed to the public. We will still be here and taking care of our guests but pick up/drop off daycare, boarding checking in, boarding checking out, training appointments, veterinary services and grooming will not be available. We are also currently completely booked for the holiday weekend but you are more then welcome to call to be added to our waitlist! Thank You!

Front Desk Closed on July 4th

To all our pet owners and their furry loved ones, Snug Pet Resort will be closed to the public on Saturday, July 4th of 2009.  Snug will be staffed regularly to care for all our animal guests.  If you have a vetrinary emergency, you may email Dr. John at drjohn@snugpetresort.com.  Thank you and have a wonderful 4th of July!!

New Boarding Regulations!

All dogs boarding and participating in daycare with us must have a bordetella every 6 months and must also test negative on a fecal in the past 6 months. If you do not have time when to go to your doctor before your boarding reservation or need this done before daycare we can do vaccines and fecals at a discounted rate through our own veterinarian. If you have any questions on the new regulations feel free to call!