Amazing Acres provides care for dogs, cats

By Katie Thomas EBS Contributor

As the human population continues to grow in Gallatin Valley, the number of dogs and cats does as well. And as much as our beautiful mountain home is a vacation spot for so many others, locals occasionally leave town for other destinations and can’t always take their critters with them.

Amazing Acres Pet Resort is a new facility for dogs and cats, providing boarding, dog bathing, doggy daycare, and pick-up/drop-off services when available. The business is focused on customized care, close supervision, and no over-crowding.

The facility is located approximately 2 miles north of Belgrade and is open six days a week (and by appointment on Sundays).

Hounds’ Haven, as the canine portion of Amazing Acres is called, offers dog boarding in 12 well-spaced kennels within a 4,000-square-foot indoor facility, with radiant-floor heating and a communal play area.

In a separate room is Kitty City, which provides six contemporary “cat condos” in a quiet, serene environment. The space and its surroundings are designed to keep animals as comfortable and relaxed as possible, whether their stay is one night or many.

Amazing Acres accommodates pet owners who may not want to leave their dog home alone while they have to go to work—sometimes it can be too hot or cold for dogs to stay outside, or they just need a playdate, exercise, or a little socialization.

Proof of standard vaccinations (including rabies, Bordetella and distemper) is required, and any dogs showing aggression, or male dogs older than 10 months that are not neutered, are not allowed to participate in daycare. If an animal requires treatment while staying at Amazing Acres, the nearest veterinary clinic is just 2 miles away.

In addition to boarding and daycare, dog bathing for boarded dogs and pick-up/drop-off services are available. The Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport is located 5 miles south of Amazing Acres, which is convenient for anyone boarding their pets on the way to or from a flight.

Owner Blake Silha, a native Montanan and certified dog-lover, opened the kennel Sept. 1 after leaving his job of 10-plus years with a local bank. Silha was inspired to make this career change after years of caring for and boarding dogs for friends, as well as his own.

“I’m passionate about animals, especially dogs,” Silha said. “Ever since my wife and I got our first dog, I’ve wanted to make a career out of working with them—and I have had experiences boarding my own dogs that strongly informed the way I created Amazing Acres.”

This is apparent with the emphasis on larger kennels, keeping low dog numbers, lots of outdoor space, and tailored attention to individual animals.

If your pets are a part of the family, you want to rest assured that they are happy and comfortable whenever they must be away from you. The animals’ comfort is the priority at Amazing Acres, making it an ideal place to entrust with your pets.

Amazing Acres is located at 3096 Weaver Road in Belgrade. Visit amazing-acres.com, call (406) 599-DOGS (3647) or email blake@amazing-acres.com for more information.