Colleen Safford, notable dog trainer with a bustling NYC based dog services was in search a country spot to unwind on the weekends.  Together, with John Manning (husband, co-founder, crazy dog person), she purchased a home in the scenic Hudson Valley. Soon her car was filled with her favorite city pups. As of 2005, Far Fetched Acres has grown from an idea to a full-fledged board and train camp open year round.

This is the ultimate getaway for every type of city dog, large and small.  Far Fetched Acres provides an enriching, fun, and convenient escape from city life for dogs of all ages. A look in the customized daily activity log of a camper at Far Fetched Acres could show group play, personalized training sessions, full service grooming, and endless amounts of belly rubs.



Far Fetched Acres is set on 127 acres of lush rolling fields and woods to romp around in. With 4 acres of secure, double fenced enclosures outside and boarding wings with private suites available inside, FFA is sure to be your dog’s home away from home. Enrichment toys, comfortable beds, and treats galore await your pup at Far Fetched Acres!



Leave the training to the professionals. At Far Fetched Acres your dog can hone in on his obedience skills, while taking a country vacation. Customized training schedule and goals are based on your dog’s individual needs. Training sessions are available as an add on service and can include lessons such as crate training, leash walking, and basic commands.



Far Fetched Acres offers a full service grooming salon that specializes in ‘stress-free grooming.’ With cross-trained counselors, your pup is sure to be with someone they know and trust even while at the ‘spa’. We find that most campers are comfortable with some beauty rest in between the pampering treatments as well. Ensuring your pooch is comfortable allows for a stress free grooming experience!


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See what the paw-rents and the press have to say about Far Fetched Acres


reviews from paw-rents

“Cisco always returns happy, healthy and clean after both short and very long stays. The staff showed great care and intelligence in helping Cisco after a surgery.” - Jess + Cisco, NY

“There is much peace of mind knowing that your dog is well cared for when you cannot be there.” - Karen + Willie, NY

“Wonderful home away from home for our dog! Far Fetched provides individual temperature controlled rooms, and supervised playtime on acres of grassland. Thuggy always looks so happy in the photos. We know we can trust Far Fetched Acres to take care of our dog.’ - Eric + Thuggy, NY

“I only wish they boarded people. Our dogs are in heaven there. John and Colleen have created a very special home away for our Sammy and Sugar.” - Jack and Sammy + Sugar, NY


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