Just back from vaca at Southboro Kennels. Learned to bark. Loved it!
It's the kind of place where everyone greets you by name the minute you careen in the door. I was eager to see if any of my pals were there--no luck, but a beagle named Tucker. How cool is that! Rebecca and her staff are great--they even go through the doggie door with me! Guess they're practicing their limbo skills.
Pluses: outdoor pools, lots of love.
Minuses: 10 foot fence--no escaping.
I also have a great time at Linda's Doggie Playland in Westboro. The two owners, both named Linda, have two huge fields where you can play all day. I thought you could play all night, too, which is why I am currently on --ahem-- probation. The Lindas were not happy with me.
Linda's has an interview process, which is basically a free playdate if you look at it my way.
Pluses: play, play, play.
Minuses: you have to stop when the Lindas say so.