Services Offered

  • Boarding
  • Grooming
  • In-Your-Home Pet Care
  • Reiki Massage
  • Pet Pick-Up and Delivery
  • Vet delivery
  • Doggie Day Care


Each Canine Camper is so special to us here at Sandy Creek Pet Resort. We, as breeders and pet owners, feel each pet has a special personality and needs to be pampered, loved and made to feel important. We have designed roomy bunks, private doors and enclosed runs for each and every camper. Our indoor bunks are centrally air conditioned and heated for total comfort. 

Coming in 2016!

  • Coming in 2016, new playgrounds for socialization and playtime.
  • Quiet kennels for our older visitors, and those needing to heal from surgery.

Music plays 24/7 to provide a loving atmosphere for your pets during their stay.  We havespacious playgrounds and your pet will enjoy 5 to 6 outside play-times or walks a day.  Your pet will enjoy strolling, Frisbee, ball play, tug of war, and just plain romping.   

We have specially designed entrances to the playgrounds and buildings for our senior citizen canine pets, for easier access to and from the playground areas during their stay. Twice per day we clean and sanitize your pet's boarding area, provide clean bedding and fresh water to ensure a happy and healthy camper.  

feline Boarding

Each feline will enjoy their resort stay with multi-levels to explore, climb, play, stretch, dine and nap! We offer singles or multi-feline rooming for your pets.  Our Cat Condos are designed especially for your cats comfort, exercise and hygiene! Their condo is ventilated, centrally air conditioned and heated with their litter station located on the bottom shelf, out of sight, for their privacy, providing no disturbances. Sanitation is paramount with twice daily litter re-freshenings.

Kitty Cat Condo Resort Rates:

  • Daycare is $14.00 per kitty.  Daycare begins at 8:00am and ends 6pm Mon-Fri ( if you need to bring your cat earlier, please call to schedule). 
  • One Feline is $18 per night. 
  • Two felines are $17 each per night 
  • Three or more felines are $16 each per night 
  • Noon time rolls over to the next day, and an additional day's charge is applied. 


Professional Pet Grooming at Sandy Creek with Claudia Brooks. 

  • Monday-Friday
  • Call (804)-693-2909  for an appointment.   
  • Appointments begin at 7:30 am.
  • Pick-up, Drop-Off and Before-Care available for grooming appointments.

PLEASE NOTE: We will not groom your pet without up to date shot records.  Bordatella must be in the system at least 7 days prior to grooming.

 A very special separate historical building that dates back to 1790 is also our Grooming Facility at Sandy Creek Pet Resort.

Claudia, our full-time professional groomer and bathing specialist, has been grooming for over 30 years, and will handle your dog with loving care.  Monday through Friday, very early in the morning, Claudia begins her day to get your dog looking and smelling its best.  She uses special, all-natural shampoos and conditioners. These all natural shampoos treatments are a part of her hydro-massage system.  Claudia gives your dog a thorough examination, looking at skin, hair and teeth,  making sure your dog is in good health.  You will get a "Report Card" that highlights issues that might need extra care.  Also included in her grooming services are, anal gland expression, Dremel nail filing, sanitary trims, and and whole body inspection. 

**Our special DE-SHEDDING program is very successful and you will see a significant decrease in shedding!**

In-Your-Home pet care

Licensed and insured,  In-Your-Home Pet Care was started in 2004 to offer an in-home pet care service for your convenience.  We come twice a day to walk, play and feed your pet as needed.  Give us a call for a quote for this service. Our In-Your-Home Pet Care Service is limited to residents of Gloucester, Mathews, and Middlesex counties.

Pets that qualify for our "In Your Home Care" Services include:

  • canines
  • felines
  • hamsters
  • guinea pigs
  • bunnies
  • fish
  • goats and livestock
  • horses
  • exotic pets (iguanas, snakes, ferrets, birds)
  • chickens, ducks, geese, peacocks, guinea hens, etc
  • and any other pet you can think of.

We provide dependable,  reliable scheduled daily and evening care to give peace-of-mind to pet owners while at work, on business trips, and on vacation. Your pets are comfortable with their regular diet and exercise routine in their familiar surroundings with special care of personal attention, walks, and play from us, their preferred pet sitters. 


If your animal is stressed, in pain, or dealing with an illness, their body's vital energy is depleted.  When they're sick or upset, their body has to work hard just to maintain, adding stress to their system.  Reiki can help.  

what is reiki?

The name Reiki, pronounced "Ray-Key", comes from the Japanese words "rei", meaning spirit, and "ki, meaning energy.  It is usually translated as "universal life energy."  It is also considered a holistic energy healing system that is gentle and non-invasive, and yet can yeild powerful results. When using Reiki, I set the intention to facilitate the healing process of your pet and allow Reiki to flow in whatever amount your pet needs. 

Reiki is ideal for animals because its effectiveness is not dependent upon physical contact, the animal also controls the treatment, receiving the healing which is most comfortable for the animal, either hands on or from a distance.  Reiki is also ideal for animals because it is a gentle and non-invasive form of healing.  There is no stress, discomfort or pain, yet has powerful results.  Animals respond to Reiki intuitively.

who needs reiki?

Healthy animals can use Reiki to help maintain their health, it enhances relaxation and can promote peace and contentment
For unhealthy or ill animals, Reiki is a wonderful healing method, and it is a safe compliment to Western medicine, Chinese medicine and any other form of healing.  It can reduce the side effects of chemo, support accupuncture and homeopathy.  

For dying animals, Reiki is a powerful, yet gentle way to provide comfort and relief from pain and anxiety, and to ease the transition into death.

"The Reiki method is not only for curing illness. Its true purpose is to correct the heart-mind, keep the body fit, and lead a happy life using the spiritual capabilities human beings were endowed with since birth."    - From the memorial stone of Mikao Usui, founder of the Usui System of Reiki Healing

"The Reiki method is not only for curing illness. Its true purpose is to correct the heart-mind, keep the body fit, and lead a happy life using the spiritual capabilities human beings were endowed with since birth." 
- From the memorial stone of Mikao Usui, founder of the Usui System of Reiki Healing

The Usui System of Reiki Healing—Usui Shiki Ryoho—applies this energy through gentle touch for the purpose of healing. 
Reiki is a touch therapy. The touch is very light, and the hands don’t massage or manipulate the tissues. Reiki treatment relieves stress and restores the body’s vital energy, bringing accelerated healing, improved well-being, and pain relief.  Studies prove it and even human hospitals use it. And Reiki treats both the symptom and its underlying cause.


Suzanne, one of Sandy Creek owners,  has been practicing Reiki on animals for over20 years.  She recieved her Reiki I and II certifications from Paul Mitchell, worldwide Reiki Leader who has been practicing Reiki for over 30 years.  Learn more about Reiki at:

My dogs may have actually had better accommodations than I did while on vacation!
— Laura Hill, Ordinary VA

What We've Achieved

Sandy Creek strives for excellence, and we deeply appreciate the recognition we have received! 

  • Virginia's Best 2012, Virginia Living Magazine
  • Virginia's Best 2013, Virginia Living Magazine
  • Virginia's Best 2014, Virginia Living Magazine