Indulge Fido: Bed & Biscuit pampers, provides intimate setting

BERLIN HEIGHTS - This inn offers nail trim, brush, massage, comforting music and exercise if you're worried about too much pampering and not enough physical activity. But before you make an appointment for yourself, or any human being, understand that this business serves only man's best friend.
Aaron Krause
Jul 25, 2010

BERLIN HEIGHTS - This inn offers nail trim, brush, massage, comforting music and exercise if you're worried about too much pampering and not enough physical activity.

But before you make an appointment for yourself, or any human being, understand that this business serves only man's best friend.

Bed & Biscuit Dog Boarding is open for business in Berlin Heights. Owner Rose Lener, who runs the business out of her home, promises an environment more intimate than a traditional kennel, with more attention afforded Fido.

Lener said she got about 20 new clients in the last month. "I really want to make it work because I really enjoy working with the dogs," she said.

To allow for the extra attention, Lener only takes seven to 10 dogs at a time. There are other requirements: No dogs with life-threatening health issues, or those aggressive toward humans or other dogs; your dog must be flea-free and up to date with DHLP, Bordatella and Rabies vaccinations (proof required). Also, Lener asks that you tell her if your dog is not spayed or neutered.

If your dog meets these criteria, you might consider Bed & Biscuit.

"We specialize in spoiled dogs," Lener joked. Seriously, she said many people prefer that their pets stay in someone's home, as opposed to a kennel.

Lener has two dogs of her own: A 5-year-old beagle-mix named Lucy and Mrs. Petie, a 3-year-old chihuahua mix.

"We prefer to take dogs that get along with other dogs since this is more of a family environment," Lener said.

In addition to her ownership of Bed & Biscuit, Lener is the director of Old Mason Animal Rescue (OMAR). The Erie County-based organization rescues pets from Ohio kill-shelters. It also takes in owner-released pets which would otherwise be put to sleep or taken to a kill shelter.

The organization has foster homes located in Erie, Huron, Lorain, and Cuyahoga counties.

Comments

I wonder... (An...

do they take mexicans?

Re: I wonder .....

Obviously ... she has a chihuahua.

wonder (Anonymous)

I have heard bad things about this place!! Just fyi!

Re Wonder (Anon...

You know what Wonder, Ms Lener has done more for the community in regards to the stray and abandoned animal population than I'm sure you've ever done in any arena. I have no idea other than petty jealously why you would feel the need to plant a seed of doubt in any potential client of Bed and Biscuit's mind simply because you have "heard bad things". I find it quite doubtful that you actually did hear bad things, what I think is that you're some local yokel with nothing better to do than post inflammatory remarks on the Norwalk Reflector's website. I on the other hand have more important business to attend to but I couldn't let such a ridiculous statement go without question. Please refrain from allowing your ignorance to shine through in the future, the world thanks you in advance.

Doxie (Anonymous)

I'm a Vet Tech student and find anything thats for the betterment of any animals life to be good. I had a similar idea, after watching Doggie Daycare! I wish you all the best of luck.

so... (Anonymous)

did anybody see ellen?

dog whisperer (...

I rehabilitate dogs and train humans