About Our Owner

Betsy Hicka designed and built Almost Home Pet Resort in 1992 to fulfill a life long dream, after extensive research on all aspects of what makes a successful boarding kennel. Her over 40 years experience as a kennel worker, professional dog groomer, certified Veterinary Medical Technician and professional breeder of show-quality Standard Poodles makes her an ideal owner/operator of a facility that is accredited with the Pet Care Services Association

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Our Staff

Almost Home Pet Resort offers our guests superb spacious boarding accommodations with safety and comfort in mind. Our friendly, pet-loving staff cares for your companion family members as if they were their own, with love and affection.

We provide:

  1. Bullet Award winning boarding facility, chosen number one in Brandon,

  2. Bullet A uniquely designed state of the art building that engineered separate boarding areas for dogs, cats, birds and small pets, even pot bellied pigs.

  3. Bullet Bright and cheery climate controlled atmosphere with impeccable cleanliness.

  4. Bullet VIP (Very Important Pet) Suites available for the first class pet.

  5. Bullet Owned by a certified Veterinary Medical Technician who has experience in the animal care industry since 1969 - Owner is a member of the American Boarding Kennel Association.

  6. Bullet Easy listening music provided in all the housing area.

  7. Bullet Complete all breed grooming of dogs and cats by professional expert groomers.

  8. Bullet Doggie Daycare.

  9. Bullet Pick-up and delivery services.


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