Boarding facility wants to put your dog in the lap of luxury

Posted 6/22/22

Cody Country Bed and Biscuit (CCBB) was created by a passionate pet owner to serve passionate pet owners.

Leigh Dvarishkis, a dog trainer since 1991, had the idea to start CCBB to provide the same …

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Boarding facility wants to put your dog in the lap of luxury

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Cody Country Bed and Biscuit (CCBB) was created by a passionate pet owner to serve passionate pet owners.

Leigh Dvarishkis, a dog trainer since 1991, had the idea to start CCBB to provide the same care  to others in the community that she expected for her dogs. 

Dvarishkis loves dogs so much she currently has adopted 13 dogs in need of a home. 

“I have been intrigued by dogs and any live critter my entire life,” Dvarishkis said. “There’s just something so appealing about a self-thinking animal.”

The boarding facility, located on 134 Cooper Lane E. in Cody, aims to offer a slew of luxuries for clients’ pets. CCBB offers a fitness pool, nature walks, training, grooming (self service is an option), day care and day school. 

“I was training traveling dogs, I had specific ways I wanted my dogs to be cared for and other facilities at the time did not embrace custom boarding,” Dvarishkis said.

For Leigh, training is about working with the dogs to achieve mutual success. She believes that training dogs is “essentially teaching them your own language.”

Leigh no longer trains animals herself at CCBB due to the popularity of the boarding facility but refers training to 307HappyDog. 

Dvarishkis jokingly dubs the facilities she had seen at the time as “dog storage.” With some help Lee converted a chicken coop on her property into her first kennel, and CCBB was born. In 2002, she was able to move operations to what was formerly Chinook Kennels. 

In 2016, CCBB, which will typically see 80-100 dogs a day, added kennels and an indoor playroom to accommodate many guests. While they mainly see dogs, Dvarishkis says that CCBB has also seen cats and the occasional pocket pet. 

For Dvarishkis and her staff, it’s important that the dogs are just as satisfied as their owners.

“One of my favorite things is when the dogs can’t wait to get to the door,” Dvarishkis said. “They come racing up the driveway to see their friends.”

Boarding at CCBB starts at $22 a day for small dogs and $29 for larger dogs; from there the customer is able to customize their furry friend’s experience. Owners can choose between comfort kennels, luxury suites and poolside studios. A luxury suite is slightly smaller indoors but offers a large outdoor area for the guest and the poolside studios similarly offer an external space as well as being located next to the pool and lounge area.

Little dog condos and luxury cat condos are also offered. Packages can also be purchased that will offer cuddle time, nature walks and access to the pool. If owners feel their dog may crave some adventure they can participate in evening farm chores. For an extra $30 they can experiment with herding sheep.

Dvarishkis credits the ability to offer these numerous luxuries to her guests to her diverse and committed team. 

“It’s such a good team I could never do this without them,” Dvarishkis said. 

Any booking scheduled in the month of July will be offered room service, which can include things like scrambled eggs, a kong with peanut butter or other tasty treats.

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