JCM's Pet Boarding Facility was founded in 1986. Owner, Jean Manino, who began training dogs professionally in1979, established JCM's Pet Boarding Facility in response to an overwhelming demand from her students. "I had just finished conducting a group class one night when a student asked me if I knew of a reputable kennel in which to board her dog. The owner said she had a bad experience with the last place she used. I had been asked that same question for the same reason many, many times. As I tried to come up with suggestions, the owner held her little Westie in out stretched arms and said, "I want you to watch my dog for me. I like the way you train, and I trust you." I tried to explain that I wasn't set up for boarding, but the owner wouldn't take no for an answer."
"On the way home I stopped to get dog food and pet bowls. Returning to the car, I saw these two little eyes peering just above the window sill, and thought, "What did I get myself into?" Turns out, it became a wonderful extension of my involvement in the dog world. I continued the dog's training while watching him. Upon his return, the owner was so pleased she started recommending me for boarding. The rest, as they say, is history."
With her boarding demand growing, Ms. Manino moved from her Jefferson Parish Double to a 3 ½ acre estate in St. Bernard Parish. There she established JCM's Pet Boarding Facility. This homey environment was ideal for pet care. She didn't know it at the time, but she was on the forefront of developing the ultimate in pet boarding splendor. With innovative ideas and creative design, she converted an apartment, (which sat behind the main house), into an office / gift shop, and 3 luxurious suites, each with its own toddler bed, dresser, night stand, TV radio, and VCR. This charming apartment was also equipped with a kitchen and full bath. Additional spacious enclosures were set up in a second building remodeled just for that purpose. Outdoor areas encompassed multiple covered cabanas with a ½ acre attached play yard, and an extra acre for dogs to romp. In addition, cats and birds had their own separate areas as well.
"I wanted to create a place with the dog's best interest at heart. A place where pets felt comfortable, with lots of frequent outdoor time to explore, and large indoor enclosures that didn't feel like enclosures at all." I was appalled with what was considered the "norm." Cramped dingy indoor quarters and outdoor space with barely enough room to turn around. Locked up for 12 to 15 hours with no one there. Dogs let out to potty only twice a day. COMPLETELY UNACCEPTABLE.
"The pets that come to us are like welcomed guests. They get interacted with frequently and are treated like family. Because we live on the property pets are catered to round the clock."
We are still in the process of recovering from Katrina. Our facility has been scaled down considerably since our relocation to the Northshore, but this is only temporary. We are slowly coming back. Our goal is to have our facility bigger and better that ever. In the meantime, I can promise you that your pet will NOT receive better care anywhere else.
The one thing we didn't loose in the hurricane was our integrity, dedication, and the respect for every pet that comes to us.JCM's
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