Since I rescued my dog 5 yrs ago, I have never left her at a kennel or with strangers. When I met Jane I was surprised to see that she did not have a kennel and my dog would be staying as "one of the family". That was comforting to know. I received messages on how she was doing and pictures also while I was away. It was a great experience for me and I think I can speak for Diggy the dog also. Thanks Jane of Bark!