Our Story

It All Started When…

Colleen Safford, a notable dog trainer, ermmm whisperer, wanted a break from the hustle and bustle of life in New York City.  Together, with John Manning (husband, co-founder, crazy dog person), they moved to the scenic Hudson Valley with one thing in mind - keeping their pup passion and knowledge alive. The idea was if humans could relax and unwind in Upstate New York, why couldn’t our dogs do the same? As of 2005, Far Fetched Acres has grown from an idea to a full fledged board and train camp open year round.

Everything I know, I learned from dogs.
— Nora Roberts