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The Gypsy Groomer Gets ‘Em Clean!
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Our dogs and owners are loving the weekly visits from our friend The Gypsy Groomer, who offers a warm hydro massage bath, dry, brush, ear cleaning, nail clipping and cologne spritz for $40-70 (depending on size)! She also does Mini Grooms and multiple dog families receive a $5 discount for each additional dog in the household. Contact Laurie if you’d like to know when...

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Ranger needs a home
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This adorable shepherd/golden retriever mix was born in April and is already crate broke and walks well on his leash. Ranger gets along great with the other dogs and he is hoping to find a forever family to teach him the ropes! Do you have room? [Show...

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The new SANDBOX is complete!
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Let’s face it: dogs are just kids at heart. So what do kids love? A SANDBOX. We here at the DDR aim to please, so of course we had to add this wonderful toy to our inventory of dog-approved activities. Emmet had to be one of the first to test it...

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DDR Reviews
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DDR Reviews

Nov 30, 2014 by

Our DDR owners have posted some rave reviews on our Facebook page, take a look at some of these wonderful comments… I was so pleased with the care Aussie got at the Dude Ranch. Laurie takes a personal interest in each dog and makes a point to learn the dogs name. My dog had never been boarded, but after meeting Laurie and seeing how...

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Ocala Star Banner visits the DDR
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The Doggie Dude Ranch enjoyed a visit by Ocala Star Banner journalist Doug Engle on October 17, 2014 and all of our four-legged friends were on their best behavior for his arrival. Showing off their best tricks and putting on a show for the photographer, Ranch Boss Laurie Russell made introductions all around and entertained the reporter for over an hour. Since 2009, the...

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DDR Ranch Boss Laurie Russell
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Laurie Russell is a born midwesterner who migrated to Ocala, Florida with her husband, Doug. Both Russells are born equestrians and with that lifestyle comes canine companionship. When Doug retired from being a professional hunter/jumper trainer to pursue a successful career as a jump course designer, Laurie shifted gears to her other passion — dogs. With many of her friends asking her to watch...

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