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16011 SW Archer Road, Archer, FL


Serving the Gainesville Area for Over 15 Years

pet boarding and grooming in Florida

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Archer Road Pet Resort Kudos

    & Family Photo Album

A Few Letters from our Customers

(At left: MariLu with "Beauty.")

"It is a great comfort to be able to travel and know our babies are in great and loving hands!"animalpaw

"Dear Mari Lu and Everyone Who Takes Such Good Care of Our Pet: Thank you so much for the wonderful care and attention you always give Tasha, especially during her last stay.  I feel so fortunate to have found such a great kennel with such wonderful people."animalpaw 

"Folks like you who really care for animals and take pride in all they do are hard to find. Thanks so much for all the TLC that you have given to our girl. It is easy to understand why she loves to visit the Pet Resort."animalpaw

"Thanks so much for taking good care of my babies. They mean the world to me!"animalpaw

"I have boarded my Westie "Owen" at your place several times - he loves everyone there! It gives me peace of mind knowing he's well looked after when I travel. Thank you."--Kimberly Roseanimalpaw

"Thanks so much for giving me and my girl, Princess, a great grooming...I feel soooo good now!  Next time, I might not even try to bite you--Thanks again!"--  Tiger? Princessanimalpaw

"Thank you so much for taking such good care of Bo and Sadie while we were traveling.  We are so grateful we found your pet resort.  Most of all we are very relieved to find you.  It is so reassuring to know we can go away and not worry about our chow dogs.  We know they are in very good hands!  They were great when they came home, no problems at all.  Again, thanks to you and your staff.  We truly appreciate al your care to Bo and Sadie." -- Jeff & Sherianimalpaw

"Thank you for taking such good care of me for all these years. My mom and dad really appreciate all you do." Love, Buster Selck.animalpaw

"Thanks for all you do year round to keep our 'clan' safe and happy!" Love, Kim, Ryan, Sparky, Madison, and Bernie.animalpaw

"Thank you for our perfect Christmas hair grooming. You did a perfect job!"  Yogi Bear, (Orphan) Annie, Gator, and Zoie.animalpaw

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ARPR Family Photo Album

(Updated 08/27/2010)

If you have a "Pet Resort Pup" or "Prissy Pet Resort Cat," please submit your photo along with your animal's name (and maybe your favorite quote?) here.

Send us your photo (and favorite quote) if you have an ARPR pet!

"You can say any foolish thing to a dog, and the dog will give you a look that says, 'My God, you're right! I never would've thought of that!' --Dave Barry

Chloe & Jackson Clements

Did you ever notice when you blow in a dog's face he gets mad at you? But when you take him in a car he sticks his head out the window!--Steve Bluestone

Sonny & Oscar

Whoever said you can't buy happiness
forgot about puppies

Here's a picture of Ringo Forder wearing his cool "Doggles." He is a frequent visitor to the pet resort. --

Angie Forder

Zeus and Zola Werneke

"They always enjoy their stay at ARPR!"

Angel (Left) Mac Wessinger (Right)

One reason a dog can be such a comfort when you're feeling blue is that he doesn't try to find out why. ~Author Unknown

Sparky & Madison

If you get to thinking you're a person of some influence, try ordering somebody else's dog around. ~Will Rogers

(Left) Sebastian & Sasha (Right) SadieRockey

"If you are a dog and your owner suggests that you wear a sweater. . . suggest that he wear a tail." --Fran Lebowitz

Trillion & Zaphrod Celebrating New Year

"Heaven goes by favour. If it went by merit, you would stay out and your dog would go in." --Mark Twain

I've enclosed a picture of Miso, the child of Bill & Terri Treloar.  Miso loves going to Archer Road Pet Resort and visiting with MariLu and her staff. They take such good care of him.

Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.
--Roger Caras

Harry Cochran '04 on the course


"The greatest pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with him, and not only will he not scold you, but he will make a fool of himself too."- - - Samuel Butler

Pepper Posing

"Anybody who doesn't know what soap tastes like never washed a dog."-- Franklin  P. Jones

Kiko and Leo Relaxing

"There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face." --Bern Williams







Photos Compliments of Christopher Ondrako

Sadie Burke

"Scratch a dog and you'll find a permanent job."
--Franklin Jones

Our In-House "Wall of Fame"

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Daisy Sergeant and Daisy and Cody Sergeant

"May I be as good a person as my dogs think I am"



"Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should just relax and get used to the idea". --Robert A. Heinlein

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Mr. Hobo Gibb


"It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog."--Mark Twain



"Never trust a dog to watch your food."--Patrick age 10 Advice from Kids

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Rosie (Left) Dog (Right)


"No one appreciates the very special genius of your conversation as your dog does." - Christopher Morley (18901957) U.S. novelist, journalist, poet

Sweet P


"Ever consider what dogs must think of us? I mean, here we come back from a grocery store with the most amazing haul -- chicken, pork, half a cow. They must think we're the greatest hunters on earth!" --Anne Tyler

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"A dog has the soul of a philosopher."--Plato


"My little dog---a heartbeat at my feet." -- Edith Wharton

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Tasha & Brandy


"A dog is like an eternal Peter Pan, a child who never grows old and who therefore is always available to love and be loved." --Aaron Katcher, American Educator and Psychiatrist

Dutchess & Peaches


"Acquiring a dog may be the only opportunity a human ever has to choose a relative." -Mordecai Siegal


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(Left) Nellie & Millie (Right) Jake


"Dogs are our link to paradise. They don't know evil or jealousy or discontent. To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring--it was peace." -- Milan Kundera

Brie & Summer


"If you don't mind throwing tennis balls for eternity, I do have an opening in doggie heaven." -- Frank and Ernest comic strip (an angel at St. Peter's gate, to a man seeking admittance)

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(Left) Madison (Right) Nina


"It is fatal to let any dog know that he is  funny, for he immediately loses his head and starts hamming it up." - P.G. Wodehouse (1881-1975) British novelist

"Here are some pics of my fuzzies,! They LOVE Archer Road Pet Resort!" Kristin and Mark Wilkinson and of course, Madison, Abner, Haley, Sadie, and Nina Wilkinson


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"If you think dogs can't count, try putting three dog biscuits in your pocket and then giving him only two of them". --Phil Pastoret

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Minerva (aka, "Roofie," & "Ambush")


"Never hold a dust buster and a cat at the same time." -- Kyoya, 9 Advice from Kids

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(Left) Sadie (Right) Haley


"I used to look at [my dog] Smokey and think, 'If you were a little smarter you could tell me what you were thinking,' and he'd look at me like he was saying, 'If you were a little smarter, I wouldn't have to.'" -- Fred Jungclaus"

Pick a quote (or send your own) and send your photo!

"Dogs feel very strongly that they should always go with you in the car, in case the need should arise for them to bark violently at nothing right in your ear."-- Dave Barry

"He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion." -- Unknown

"I wonder if other dogs think poodles are members of some weird religious cult."-- Rita Rudner

In Memory Of....

Our sweet boy and friend Buster Selck (8/5/94 - 5/25/07)

Pistache "Pistol" Becnel--He's in Doggy Heaven (1990-2008)


Sassy and Maggie

We will miss you dearly!

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Archer Road Pet Resort
16011 SW Archer Road Archer, FL 32618
(352) 495-9111 Fax:  (352) 495-4330

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