Sweet Dreams offers pets a home away from home

PHOTO PROVIDED A happy crew greets a visitor to Sweet Dreams Groom and Board.

MACKEVILLE– Nestled in the beautiful countryside just outside of Mackeyville, Sweet Dreams Groom and Board first opened their doors in June of 2019. In less than two years, they were voted “Best Pet Boarding 2020” in the popular Lock Haven Express “Reader’s Choice” contest…and business is booming!

Owners, Elmer and Martha Esh are thrilled and grateful for the success of their facility. Built from scratch from the ground up, the couple wanted their boarding kennel to be different, focused on cozy rather than cagelike suites, with vinyl doors, raised beds, and a beautiful play yard for their boarders to romp around in. In warm weather, the dogs spend a lot of time outdoors in one of the three fenced in runs, complete with a tent for shade and swimming pool for a nice, refreshing dip! Comfort, safety, and affordability are priorities at Sweet Dreams.

“Our ultimate goal is to ensure that every dog is happy, healthy, and comfortable, while also maintaining a good relationship with its owners, so the family’s trip is as stress-free as possible,” Elmer says. “Our motto is, ‘Every dog’s dream vacation!’ We want your pets to have a good time while you’re away, and you to have peace of mind knowing they’re in good hands.”

Shortly after opening, Elmer completed a course to become an AKC registered dog trainer, which gave him valuable experience and confidence in taking care of his boarders. He began offering “Doggy Day Care,” which lets owners drop off their pet during the day while they’re at work or running errands. The service is a great way for dogs to socialize, and has grown in popularity. Drop by the facility any afternoon and you will see dogs having the time of their lives being…well, dogs! Running, wrestling, barking, and smelling all the interesting scents the yard has to offer…so much better than staying at home alone waiting for their owner to return. Many clients have commented as to how much better behaved their pets are since attending Doggy Day Care at Sweet Dreams.

The business also offers grooming, flea treatments, and nail clipping, and has an office stocked with high quality dog food and treats. Sweet Dreams sells several varieties of Nutri-Source and Tuffy’s Gold for puppies, adult dogs, and those with special diets.

PHOTO PROVIDED A group of guests mill about one of the yards at Sweet Dreams Groom and Board.

Elmer and Martha invite you to tour their facility at 168 Sunrise Lane in Mackeyville weekdays between 6:30 am – 6 pm and Saturdays by appointment. They would like to thank their clients for trusting them with their beloved pets, and look forward to growing their business in years to come.

Sweet Dreams Groom and Board


168 Sunrise Lane

Mill Hall, PA 17751



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