Our Dog Food Fund Pet Boarding officially became a business in November 2018, but Erica and Norman have been animal lovers and pet owners their entire lives. They brought their first redbone coonhound to PEI in 2008. Lily lived for 9 fantastic years and brought a litter of 10 pups into the world before it was all said and done. Marty, the pup they kept, jokingly became their black redbone (also part golden lab) as he looks (minus his color) and acts like a redbone.
Daisy and Charlie were purchased from the same breeder and added to the fur family. They came from separate litters and produced a litter of their own in 2017. The two girls, Rose and Fern, along with their bother Tango stayed at home in Little Pond. Koppyr went to live with his forever family in New Brunswick, while Rusty lives not too far away in PEI.
With so many hounds to handle, the MacDonalds set up a SportDog electric fence around their 6 acre property. It works well, but the large males will sometimes find the urge to hunt to be too much. They also purchased and erected a chain link fence which attaches to the back and side of a large heated barn. When contained, the dogs can exit the back of the barn to the fenced in area as they please. Most of the time they stay within the property by use of electric fence.
Erica and Norman have kept dogs for friends over time and realized all involved loved the experience. Happy dogs and happy owners led to the creation of their new business.
"Can’t recommend Erika and her family enough. My fur baby Gus has gone there twice now, once over night and you could already tell his excitement when we pulled up the lane after our first visit. It is so nice to know your dog is well cared for and it’s reassuring that I was given updates during Gus’s stay. Extremely accommodating as well! Thanks so much!"
"We left our pup here for a week and couldn’t have been happier with them! They’re incredibly accommodating, and were so easy to deal with! Tilly loved her stay and we’re convinced that she didn’t even want to come back home with us. It was so nice to be able to travel and not have any worries about the dog because you knew she was so well taken care of.