Why Choose Us

FlipFlop® Dogs Perks


    • Your dog stays in a safe, warm and loving home environment
    • Carefully selected local Companion Families℠ provides your dog with one-to-one care
    • Your dog’s home life routine is maintained
    • Stress-free coordinated pick-up and return
    • Your dog enjoys being pampered on their vacation
    • Complete peace of mind while you are away

Getting Acquainted 


It’s really important for us to get to know you and your dog, especially in the beginning. First step, we come to your home to meet both you and your dog. During this time we will discuss your dog’s day-to-day routine for feeding and exercising so we can replicate this on your dog’s vacation. We’ll chat about likes (usually a lot), dislikes (usually the mailman) and any healthcare requirements. Soon we’ve started to understand your dog’s individual needs and lifestyle. The last step is to register your dog with the FlipFlop Dogs family and receive their personal overnight bag. By the end of our meeting, which usually takes about an hour, we’ll all be getting along famously.

Oh and don’t worry, we love dogs of all shapes and sizes – puppies, senior canines, pedigreed, and mix breeds. As long as your dog is friendly, we’ll get along just fine.

Priority Companion Match 


At FlipFlop Dogs, we specialize in matching our furry customers with the best Companion Family for them to vacation with. Knowing your dog is going to a Companion Family that matches their activity level and personality is very important. During our Companion Application process, we get to know the Companions on a personal basis to fully understand what type of dog would be best suited to stay with them. We aren’t matchmakers, but we do know how to select the perfect Companion Family to ensure your dog has an amazing vacation.

Our carefully selected Companion Families are very special people. They have undergone a background check and have been interviewed in-depth to ensure they fit the bill. Your FlipFlop Franchisee has inspected their homes for cleanliness and safety. We get to know them really well before even one paw steps into their home. Some Companion Families are actively retired who have had dogs all of their lives, while others are younger, often with a family at home. We have the perfect Companion Family to fulfill every dog’s dreams, from jogging and playing in the park to cuddling on a lap all day. Our Companion Families are at home during the day to ensure round-the-clock care is always provided, especially where puppies, dogs on regular medication and senior canines are concerned. The common thread, without exception, is all our Companion Families are absolutely crazy about dogs!

Transportation Provided 


Our unique service includes door-to-door, chauffeur driven transportation for your dog. Our customers have found that being picked up from home is far less stressful for your dog and completely eliminates the anxiety of being left behind. We understand that travel plans change and flights get delayed, which is why we offer flexibility in our transportation schedule. We will never drop off your dog before you arrive at home.

Travel with Peace of Mind 


We know everyone needs to get away every now and then, so we thought it was about time dogs had a vacation too. When you book a FlipFlop Dogs vacation, you can be confident your dog is going to have as good a time as you – although we secretly hope it’s even better!  Your dog’s Companion Family has unparalleled support from your local FlipFlop Franchisee. You can receive updates and photos of your dog while he is relaxing in the comforts of a home or playing ball. You and your Companion Family also have the support of our centralized call center around the clock. What’s next… Sit back, relax and travel with peace of mind!

Click here to request more information on a FlipFlop® Dogs Vacation

FlipFlop® Dogs’ Mission Statement: Our intent is to give dogs a joyful vacation experience while providing peace of mind for their owners that their canine is being cared for in a safe, loving home environment while they are away. 

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    • Sophia is calm and normal..we're snuggling in the chair and watching TV. Thanks again for helping to make one aspect (and a very important one!) of this mini-vacation go smoothly..

      —Patti C.

    • Danielle,  I wanted to take a few minutes to thank you for all that you have done for us and, more importantly, our dogs.  As you know, our dogs are very much apart of our family and when Morgan was diagnosed with oral cancer, we were devastated. He completely shocked everyone by living 6 months longer than expected.  During his last months you provided such amazing care to both him and Lexy while we were away.  You treat our dogs as if they were your own... with amazing love and affection.  We are so glad we found FlipFlop!.


    • I love that FlipFlop® provides the Call Center to handle incoming inquiries and bookings in a timely professional manner leaving me to focus on my favorite aspects of the business.  I enjoy spending time pampering my customers, working with Companion Families and being at so many great dog events.  My favorite moment is when I pick up a customer’s dog and he is so excited that he runs to my Transit body jiggling, tail wiggling because he knows that he is going somewhere fun.  Customers always say the same thing.  They just can’t believe that their dog is so happy that he didn’t even stop to say goodbye. .

      —Danielle E.

    • We have grown a successful business with many repeat customers. Our days are never boring! One day we are visiting vets and dog trainers to promote our unique service and the next we are meeting with customers and their dogs to match them with a suitable Companion Family. Every day we get to meet amazing dogs. .

      —Nancy D.

    • It feels good to know I can provide quality, loving care to a family’s dog or dogs so that they can have peace of mind to go on a trip knowing their furry family member is being well taken care of and is safe. And I have the assurance that I can call, email or text Danielle, the owner of FlipFlop of the Lakeshore if any problems arise. I enjoy having dogs as guests in my home and still have time for traveling when not watching a guest dog. FlipFlop Dogs provides a great service to pet owners and I am happy to be a Companion for FlipFlop Dogs..


    • I must admit that my dog Twister is like my child. Leaving Twister in kennels and doggy day camps always left me feeling uncomfortable and fearing that something "bad" might happen. You see, to me, he was too small and too precious to be "housed" with large dogs and caged in a kennel. Therefore, when I realized that FlipFlop offered an alternative to kenneling, I decided to give them a try. From the first moment, I felt a tremendous ease. Upon Twister's return, I received pictures and a few other items that added the "perfect" personal touch. I was so impressed that I couldn't wait to tell my family and friends about their services. I would HIGHLY recommend FlipFlop to anyone I know. Twister and I am thankful to know that he will get the very best of care when "mommy" is away. Thanks so much!.


    • We had previously boarded our [dog] Austin at a local facility and I will never do that again.  It was traumatizing for all of us. I was so comfortable with [FlipFlop of the Lakeshore franchisee] Danielle, that we decided to use her service.  It was awesome!  She comes to pick up your dog.  Austin had an amazing time with his  "companion family".  We received pictures while we were on our vacation of him playing, being brushed and even swimming!  He looked so happy and content.  I can't tell you how reassuring that was for us.  I have no qualms recommending FlipFlop.  .


    • “Now that our children are grown, our world revolves around our three dogs. We finally have the chance to travel frequently, but the thought of putting them in a kennel would be impossible. Your company has the perfect solution! Knowing that they will be cared for by other canine-loving families like ours leaves us with no worries and the freedom to travel guilt free. We give you 5 stars!”.

      —Karen S.

    • When dashing to the airport, usually cutting it close, dropping my Lab off at the kennel just adds to the stress. (Did I mention that he gets carsick?) FlipFlop® will pick Huxley up at a prearranged time making my life so much easier.

      —Danielle M.

    • We never leave our dogs at the kennel, so when we must be away, we rely (impose) on our family and friends to pet sit. FlipFlop® is the ideal solution for us. We can leave our 'kids' with a Companion Family and have complete peace of mind while we are away..

      —Kristin K