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Our Story

It All Started Whenโ€ฆ

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 couldnโ€™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.

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