The history of Sandy Creek

The original structure was built in 1790 and has been preserved to create an original and historic feel to the property by current owners John and Suzanne Holt. Due to horrific damage from Hurricane Isabelle, some of the original structure was damaged beyond repair.

The brick foundation is laid in the English bond pattern, meaning there are five rows of stretchers topped with a course of headers and then repeated to the base of the wooden frame. The pattern is distinctive and reveals the age of the building along with its pegged post and beam construction.

Originally, both humans and animals shared this space. The animals lived in the lower level and the humans lived above. The site was home to John Clayton, a famous botanist of his day.

This dwelling now houses the Sandy Creek Grooming Facility, our new office and a drive-up car port for inclement weather drop-off and pick-ups

Our historic shag-bark hickory is one of five given by third President of the United States, Thomas Jefferson to friends.


Boarding and exercise Areas

Our boarding facility is climate controlled and each space has plenty of room for our guests.

We have 4 large playgrounds, and an acre "dog park" for you to bring your dog for a run.  You must have up to date shot records to use this area.


Testimonials

"Sue and John only waited FOUR hours to pick up our dogs when they landed in the United States from Bahrain!   The dedication and care they showed to my dogs during our military PCS was above and beyond. We continued boarding our dogs with them throughout our tour in Norfolk. Best of the best!! Highly recommend!!  - Hill Family, 2012

"Sue and John only waited FOUR hours to pick up our dogs when they landed in the United States from Bahrain!   The dedication and care they showed to my dogs during our military PCS was above and beyond. We continued boarding our dogs with them throughout our tour in Norfolk. Best of the best!! Highly recommend!!  - Hill Family, 2012