Chris grew up in Cheshire and is a self-proclaimed dog lover. She is a graduate of Cheshire High School and St. Michael’s College in Vermont where she earned a degree in psychology.
After several years in the workforce, in 2006 Chris decided it was time to fulfill her life long dream of caring for dogs. Her goal for The Crate Escape was to create a fun and safe environment where dogs can interact in a natural pack environment,and owners can rest easy knowing their pet is being treated like a member of the family.
Chris is certified as a pet care technician and in pet first aid.
Our 10,000 sq. ft. facility was completed in October of 2010. Please stop by for a tour anytime during our business hours!
Indoor Play Areas
Our 3 large indoor play areas allow us to safely separate small dogs, large dogs, and different play styles. Our playrooms are heated in the winter, and kept cool with a 14′ industrial ceiling fan in the summer to keep everyone comfortable. Fresh water and lots of toys are always available.
Outdoor Play Areas
Our 5,000 sq. ft. outdoor space features 6-8′ fencing all around to ensure everyone is kept safe. We have lots of jungle gyms, kiddie pools, and toys to keep your dog stimulated all day! The small dogs have smaller versions of all the the same toys and games as the big guys in their own outdoor space!
Our larger overnight guests stay in private 8′ X 3′ runs. All runs are equipped with an orthopedic cot, fresh water, and a drain in case of any accidents. Walls are privacy paneled to ensure a good nights rest. Kennel areas temperature controlled year round, and all HVAC systems are equipped with bacteria killing UV light filters to improve the indoor air quality.
Small Dog Crates
Tiny guests prefer a cozier den to settle in for the night. The little guys will rest with all the same amenities of the big dogs, only in a smaller package.
Self-Serve Dog Wash
We feature 4 extra-large, stainless steel professional grooming tubs that will accommodate any breed from a tiny Chihuahua to a giant Saint Bernard. All tubs are waist height and have a walk up ramp for easy access. We provide the shampoo, brushes, aprons, towels, and cool air dryer.