BY ADELE CASANOVA
Godbey Creek Canine Rescue is situated on a breathtaking 52 acres in Davie County, North Carolina. This scenic, expansive sitewas originally developed and landscaped in the early part of 2000 by local Davie County businessmen Scotty and Jeff Seaford before becoming the home of Godbey Creek Canine Rescue.
Begun as a non-profit rescue facility in 2013, it now also offers canine boarding and doggie day care. The goal of the facility is to become a self-sustaining canine rescue into perpetuity, a non-euthanasia rescue that rehabilitates and socializes rescues while providing needed training and health care. They strive to match the right pet, right owner and right environment through their adoption process. Hundreds of dogs have been rescued and placed since 2013, and many owners stay in touch with the Godbey Creek staff, sharing news and stories of their beloved companions.
Working toward the goal of self-sustaining rescue, Godbey Creek has begun to offer premiere boarding and doggie day care for local families needing a safe, clean, loving and licensed resort-like facility to board their beloved dogs. The after-tax income from the dog boarding and doggie daycare directly supports the rescue work and enables more abandoned and homeless dogs to be rescued. Clients boarding their dogs at Godbey Creek can feel great knowing that you can pamper your pet with a loving, exceptional boarding experience while helping other animals in need. A dog lovers dream!
Godbey Creek maintains 17 kennels, an office and visiting space housed in an indoor 3,200 square foot facility, as well as 17 fresh air under roof kennels that are shaded and cooled by huge air moving fans. An additional 1/3 acre with a spacious interior playlot is currently being prepared surrounded by a six-foot fence, as well as a six-foot perimeter fence. This will afford fun, healthy leg stretching room for visiting canine companions. Ten new spacious doggie indoor/outdoor suites plan to be added by 2020. All dogs boarding at Godbey Creek enjoy daily outdoor play time (weather permitting) with devoted, trained staff. Coming to Godbey Creek is like a vacation for your dog!
The staff at Godbey Creek follow their own suggestions when advising dog owners how to choose a boarding facility:
Caring staff—Godbey Creek staff members are passionate about caring for animals, and every dog boarded at Godbey Creek receives one-on-one play time each day with staff.
Room and time to run—All dogs need time to run and play! Weather permitting, pets that stay at Godbey Creek spend time in our beautiful outdoor pastures daily or in our covered, outdoor fresh air kennels.
Cozy accommodations—Indoor comfort is a must! Godbey Creek’s bright, spotless kennel area will make your pet feel right at home!
A reliable feeding schedule—Caring Godbey Creek staff willmake sure your pet is fed the right amount at the right time during their stay.
Proper licensure—Very important for safety! Godbey Creek is licensed by the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and maintains an excellent standard of care for all pets.
Emergency procedures—Godbey Creek has emergency protocols in place in case of any pet emergency.
Openness to communication—Godbey Creek staff is happy to keep you informed of your pet’s health and happiness while boarding, just call anytime for an update!
Vaccination requirements—All dogs boarding at Godbey Creek must be current on rabies, DHPP and Bordetella vaccinations and have had their annual fecal examination. Pets should be up to date on their flea and tick preventative. Veterinary records are required in advance of boarding to ensure the safety of ALL dogs boarding at the facility. Please consider booking your dog’s stay in advance to be sure space is available and all paperwork can be completed in a timely manner.
Godbey Creek also offers convenient, affordable doggie day care. For pet owners who work long hours and for dogs that suffer separation anxiety, or simply don’t do well left alone, Godbey Creek is a loving, safe place to spend the day.
Godbey Creek serves Mocksville, Clemmons, Advance, Winston-Salem, Mooresville, Salisbury, Charlotte, Statesville, Greensboro, High Point, Troutman and Mt. Airy.
You can reach Godbey Creek Rescue by calling 336.972.4511 or via email at [email protected]. They are located at 1147 Godbey Creek Road in Mocksville. Visit them on the web at www.godbeycreekcaninerescue.org.