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Pet of the Week!

Pet of the week




Age: 9 years

Breed: Dachshund

Fun Fact: Dachshunds can be extra feisty because they were originally bred in Germany to hunt badgers! Their name translates from the original German to mean “badger hound”.

What we love about Snoopy: When we try to give Snoopy food he tries to bury it in his bedding when we are close by him but as soon as we walk away, he scarfs it down!


Snoopy is our little fighter here at Agate Bay Animal Hospital! He is as cuddly and gentle as they come BUT he is kicking cancer’s booty! Snoopy has been meeting with an oncologist and has been receiving chemotherapy treatments with us. He has an amazing team at home with his human parents and canine brother and sisters who help him get through the hard days but he never fails to wag his tail!

With the help of Snoopy’s oncologist we have been able to treat Snoopy’s cancer here at Agate Bay Animal Hospital. If your pet has been diagnosed with cancer and you are interested in chemotherapy treatments, give us a call and we can discuss some options with you! Chemotherapy is fortunately usually easier on pet patients than it is for human patients but it can still be taxing on your pet and you. Some do better than others on the medication; some seem normal the same day and sometimes they aren’t their usual selves for several days after. We can help keep your pet as comfortable as possible during their bout with cancer!

We want the best for your pet and you so and we can come up with a plan that will best suits you and your best friend! If you think chemotherapy is something your interested in, please don’t hesitate to call us!





Age: 10 years

Breed: Labrador Retriever

Fun Fact: Hobo loves playing in the water, which makes sense since his waterproof coat makes him perfect for taking dips in the pool, or lake, or whatever suits his fancy!

What we love about Hobo: Hobo has such a big personality! When he’s enjoying playing outside too much, he pretends to be stuck in the pool so he can stay out with the next group!


Mr. Hobo is just about as perfect as they come but he is prone to getting the oh so dreaded Pancreatitis… To keep this boy as happy as he deserves to be, he was put on a special prescription diet that is low fat to keep his pancreas happy and healthy but is also full of all the nutrients that he needs to keep him moving like the young man that he knows he is.

If your pup, or cat, has recurrent hot spots, pancreatitis, heart issues, etc, etc… they may need a special food that can help them with their issues; or hopefully, stop their issues from happening all together. Here at Agate Bay Animal Hospital we carry some Royal Canin products and we are more than happy to order in special diets for your pets if they are a patient of ours. Sometimes a change in diet can make the world of difference!

If you think that your pet could use a food that formulated for their needs give us a call so we can see how we can help you!





Age: 4 years

Breed: Alaskan Malamute

Fun Fact: Alaskan Malamutes may not be as fast as other sled dogs but they have more strength and stamina so they can go longer distances.

What we love about Kodiak: He gets hikes while he boards with us! When he finds a stream he heads straight to it and throws his body into the water.


We have known Kodiak since he was just a little tike! He first came to board with us when he was about 6 months old. He was able to play with lots of fun, safe dogs and he met new people that really helped him become the sociable, gentleman he is today!

Dogs have several periods as they are maturing where socialization is very important. According to Dr. Patricia McConnell, between 4 to 5 weeks of age puppies should start being introduced to new people; which usually isn’t an issue because who doesn’t love cuddling puppies?! During the “sensitive period”, between 5 and 12 weeks, human contact is even more important to helping your little pup know how to socialize with humans; especially if they are a breed that is genetically prone to being shy. They should meet people of all different shapes, with beards, hats, sunglasses, etc. They should also be introduced to new doggy friends during the sensitive period so they learn social cues from dogs as well. We provide a safe environment for this because all of the dogs who get to play here are well vaccinated and healthy!

Socializing shouldn’t stop once they become little, ornery teenagers because sometime between the ages of six and eleven months, they enter a new period where they become more cautious. This time is also important for socializing so they can remember that the world doesn’t have to be scary!

If you have any questions about daycare and socializing or want any good recommendations for books about your pup’s behavior give us a call!





Age: 9 years

Breed: Terrier Mix

Fun Fact: His hairs may look a little rough to the touch but he is VERY soft!

What we love about Mac: His years as a baby sitter for his twins at home have helped him become very patient and calm but also super playful! He is the best of both worlds!


Mac is usually a very tidy guy but upon one of his visits he and some of his buddies created a really fun mud hole! After a quick chat with his parents we decided that a bath was in order… When boarding your pets, we are always happy to add on some extras to their stay!

We offer baths, nail trims, hikes, and we can even do some hospital procedures as additions to your dogs stay! During our hikes we take your pup out into the National Forest land behind the facility and spend 45 minutes to an hour hiking them to some pretty incredible views of beautiful Lake Tahoe!

We bathe dogs on the last day of their stay to make sure they are as fresh and clean as possible for you after some long days of play outside. All of our bath prices are based off of your dogs weight so give us a call if you have any questions!





Age: 13 years

Breed: Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Fun Fact: Annie likes going for dips in our pool during the summer months while she is boarding with us!

What we love about Annie: She is such an eager beaver! She helps encourage the other dogs to go outside! She will follow you around and help with tasks while she’s outside with us. And…. she NEVER says no to really good belly rubs!


Annie’s heart is so full of love that it doesn’t always work the way that we want it to. No worries though! She is thriving in life right now! Like many dogs, we keep a close eye on Annie’s heart by monitoring it with an electrocardiogram (ECG). One of our fun new gadgets in the office is a new ECG that takes 60 second readings we send to a cardiologist to get a full understanding of how your dog or cat’s heart is operating.

Before we do any procedure under anesthesia we make sure to perform an ECG. This gives us a more thorough understanding of how well your beloved friend is going to handle the anesthesia. We like to make sure that everyone is a good candidate before we put them under. And if it so happens that they aren’t, we have more information to make the process go as smoothly as possible and to prepare us for any complications that may arise. But with the information we get going into any procedure with the ECG and blood work, we know going into surgery how to stop complications before they even happen!

The more we know, the better!





Age: 4 years

Breed: Springer Spaniel

Fun Fact: Charlie eats the most delicious dog dinners and has to have his ears tied back so he doesn’t get them covered in food!

What we love about Charlie: He is VERY food motivated! He would do anything you ask as long as you have a Hypoallergenic kibble in your hand!


Charlie came to us for an ear infection and not long after, he started showing signs of a second one coming on. Dr. Montana and his parents were ahead of the game and decided to allergy test him! Knowing what he could, and couldn’t, eat helped his parents to make a meal plan for him that greatly improved his quality of life.

If one of your pets is experiencing lots of ear infections or even the OH SO DISGUSTING anal sacs problems…. Food and environmental allergies may be your beloved friends problem! Allergy testing your pet can really help save you money in the long run by preventing you from having to pay for constantly treating the problem. We encourage completely solving the very painful problems of chronic ear infections and full anal sacs by figuring out exactly what your pet can eat. By kicking problematic foods out of your dogs diet completely, their immune system is no longer distracted by fighting off allergens and can take care of bacteria in the ears before it causes an infection!

If you are concerned your pet may have allergies or if you have any questions for our team, don’t hesitate to give us a call!




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Age: 15 years

Breed: Basset Hound/ Terrier Mix

Fun Fact: Jack has no spleen!

What we love about Jack: What DON’T we love about Jack?! We haven’t found anything yet, but we particularly love the way his ears alternate standing up.


We first met Jack when he came in for an emergency splenectomy-which means we had to surgically remove his spleen (the organ responsible for cleaning toxins out of the blood as well as storing extra blood cells ). Even though it sounds like a scary procedure, our team was prepared for the task.

Procedures like this one can be very strenuous on dogs so we always make sure that one of our very capable team members is here overnight to monitor the dog. The monitor their heart beat, blood pressure, and even administer IV fluids and drugs.

We are always happy to see emergencies such as this. We offer emergency services every day from 8:30am-7:00pm and we always are able to contact Dr. Montana if special circumstances arise. Please be sure to call us on your way so we can adequately prepare for your arrival! We want nothing but the best care for you and your loved one!






Age: 19 weeks

Breed: Standard Poodle

Fun Fact:Oberon recently stayed at DogGoneCrazy for two weeks and didn’t have one accident inside! We think that’s pretty good for a recently potty trained puppy!

What we love about Oberon:He is SUCH a happy guy & is always happy to see you & any other dog! Want kisses? This little cutie will give them to you!


Oberon is a new member of the Agate Bay Animal Hospital & DogGoneCrazy family & boy is he enthusiastic about it (and so are we!). He loves people, snow, dogs, cats, sticks, chickens, cuddles, food, toys, treats, shoes, blankets, comfy beds…well…EVERYTHING! This is just one happy dog!

With a happy dog comes some challenging training obstacles. Oberon’s mom requested we give him a nail trim during his stay but Oberon was just too busy having too much fun to allow that to happen! After talking with his mom, it sounds like she’s been doing everything right at home; we recommend desensitization to all sorts of touch & handling, including plenty of foot touching so dogs can get used to having their nails trimmed!

Oberon’s mom went home with instructions to continue the desensitization as well as a referral for a local trainer who can help this happy guy grow in to a happy and well behaved adult! Sometimes, no matter how well you follow directions, some of our furry friends benefit from a professional perspective. In fact, we think EVERY new addition would benefit from a set of puppy training courses!

If you have questions about what we recommend for your new puppy (or kitten!), please give us a call! We are happy to help.





Age: 13y

Breed: Wheaton Terrier

Fun Fact: Doolin only has one eye!

What we love about Doolin: His (awesome) dad gets him groomed so you can't tell he is missing an eye :). His hair style is very trendy!




Doolin has been a frequent camper at DogGoneCrazy since 2007; more than 10 years! He is always happy to play in the yard with his friends, go on a hike, or simply relax in his cabin!

In his old (but young at heart) age, Doolin has developed Degenerative Joint Disease (Osteoarthiris). Approximately 25% of dogs are diagnosed with DJD in their life time, and as many as 60% of dogs have radiographic evidence of the disease. To help keep this active guy comfortable, Doolin's dad is sure to keep him on anti-inflammatory/pain control medication, and a consistent Laser Therapy schedule.

Laser therapy is the only course of treatment that actually stimulates the body to heal from within. Non-thermal photons of light are administered to the body and absorbed by the injured cells. The cells are then stimulated and respond with a higher rate of metabolism. This results in increased circulation from the body, an anti-inflammatory reaction, relief from pain, and an acceleration of the healing process. Simply put, it provides relief! After each of his laser treatments, Doolin seems MUCH more comfortable & much more mobile! 

Companion therapy laser system provides a sterile, pain-free, surgery- free, drug-free treatment which is used to treat a variety of injuries, wounds, fractures, neurological conditions, numerous dermatological problems, and pain. Think your pet could benefit from Laser Therapy like Doolin? Give us a call today!






Age: 10y

Breed: Collie Mix

Fun Fact: During his most recent stay, this little cutie caught a squirrel in the yard! Don't worry, hes a lover; catch & release only!

What we love about Socks: He has the biggest smile & the cutest ears! Just an easy going guy.



We can't even explain the love we have for this sweet older gentleman; he is so easy going! Always smiling, always willing to welcome another dog to his play group, and always willing to cuddle up in his cabin. Did we mention he loves his dad? The two are inseparable!

For his most recent stay, Socks was due for all of his vaccines including the Leptospirosis vaccine. While this vaccine is not required for a boarding stay, we recommend it as it is alive & well in our area. This nasty little bacteria is found in our streams & soil and causes Kidney failure in both animals AND humans. We aren't so fond of Kidney failure in ANYONE so we think its a pretty important one to keep up on.

Interested in a Lepto vaccine? Or any other Vaccine? Give us a call; we would be happy to answer any questions you may have!


"Kali & Monty"


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Age: Kali- 1.5y, Monty- 9m

Breed: Beagle Mix (x2!)

Fun Fact: The Beagle breed dates all the way back to the 1300's. They were originally used to hunt rabbits in England!

What we love about Kali & Monty: They are an ADORABLE pair! They may not be genetically related, but they sure seem to love each other! You can often find them cuddled up and sun bathing in the play yard!


Kali & Monty are the happiest little pair in the play yard! While at camp, they enjoy hiking in the forest, sprinting in the yard, and cuddling up to all the toys their mom & dad bring for them!

At DogGoneCrazy, we make your pets comfort a priority. We encourage our pet parents to bring whatever they think will make their pets comfortable during their stay; treats, toys, food, scratching posts, crates, beds, sweaters...you name it! We also make sure that dogs & cats from the same family get to cuddle up to their brother or sister throughout their stay. Kali & Monty are pretty inseparable & we think it would be pretty unfair to separate them! If your pup is the kind of pet that needs a little more exercise (like these two cuties!), we offer additional hikes in the Tahoe National Forest!

Our DogGoneCrazy team are all true animal lovers and are committed to making your pet (and you) as comfortable as possible during your time away from each other.

Have more questions about boarding? Want to make a reservation? Give us a call or submit a request through our "reservation" tab!






Age: 16 months

Breed: Shepherd Mix

Favorite Activity: Hiking with her favorite camp counselor, Kelsey.

Favorite friend at Camp: Raja- one of our newest frequent flier puppies!

Fun Fact: We think that Zola has a lot of Anatolean Shepherd in her making her very smart & intuitive; these types of dogs are often very successful police dogs!

What we love about Zola: Zola is one of our happiest campers! She is always excited for her time outside and a good wrestle-especially with other young dogs.


Zola is such a little sweetie! She truly enjoys her time & camp...can't you tell by that happy face?

During one of Zola's initial visits to DogGoneCrazy, her parents requested a nail trim during her stay. Zola quickly made us aware of how nervous it makes her to have her feet touched! Though we tried our best, we decided it wasn't good for anyone (us or Zola!) to be so stressed! After discussing options with her parents, we agreed to use a reversible sedative that allows Zola to take a quick nap white we trim & dremmel her nails nice & smooth. This allows for a closer & more thorough cut & simultaneously spares everyone, especially Zola, from a potentially scarring experience. We know Zola enjoys her time at camp & we would like to keep it that way!

Do you have a pet that just doesn't allow anyone to trim his or her nails? Give us a call today & together we can come up with a plan that's right for him/her!






Age: 13 years

Breed: McNabb

Favorite Activity: Hip-hoppin' around in the snow!

Favorite friend at Camp: Chewy- a little yorkie!

Fun Fact: Eddy LOVES banana chips! His family always packs them for him during his boarding stays and he looks forward to them every night!

What we love about Eddy: Eddy always has a big goofy smile on his face (like the one above)!


We can't think of a dog more deserving of "Pet of the Week" than our happy buddy Eddy! This sweet guy, like many of our patients, is a frequent visitor to both our hospital as well as our overnight camp!

Eddy recently had a bit of a scare when he had a sudden loss of balance, didn't want to eat, and developed a head tilt! Eddy's family got him in to see Dr. Montana who diagnosed him with Vestibular Syndrome! This syndrome, usually found in older dogs, can be very scary for owners as it often causes a dramatic head tilt, anorexia, balance issues, and nystagmus (repetitive eye movements). Fortunately, the symptoms usually lessen over time & the dog is usually just left with an ADORABLE head tilt!

We saw Eddy a couple days later for a progress check & he came trotting in the door his happy normal self- huge smile included!

Interested in boarding your dog? Think you pet needs to see the (AWESOME) vet? Call us today!






Age: 10years

Breed: Labradoodle

Favorite Activity: Playing "catch me if you can" with the camp counselors.

Favorite friend at Camp: Stark & Bullitt (two high energy Border Collies)

Fun Fact: Davey's proper name is David & enjoys being called that when he is in one of his more serious moods.

What we love about Davey: He is the nicest guy you will ever meet & always looks for your approval before eating his dog dinner! Plus, that luxurious beard!


We told our buddy Davey that he is the pet of the week & he is ecstatic (can't you tell by the big smile on his face?).  We often see Davey at our overnight camp as well as our hospital & he is a crowd favorite among employees- how could you not love him?

Davey is a newly minted member of our FREE VACCINES FOR LIFE PROGRAM so he (well, mostly his mom) saves on vaccines year after year! A one time enrollment fee of $125 gets you and your pet free vaccines for the rest of his or her life! with each vaccine coming in around $28, the savings add up quick! In order keep current in the program, all we ask is that you bring your pet in for a yearly wellness exam...which a responsible pet parent does regardless of enrollment! What's the catch? There isn't one! This is a seriously good deal!

Interested in enrolling or just want to learn a little more? Call today & get signed up to start saving!



"Jenny May"



Age: 15 years

Breed: Domestic Medium Hair

Favorite Activity: Sitting on a nice warm lap while demanding cuddles & pets

Favorite friend at Camp: Toupelo (our all white hospital kitty!)

Fun Fact: Jenny May LOVES greenies dental chews!

What we love about Jenny May: She's extra cuddly & very vocal.


Though Jenny May is 15, she acts like a little kitten (especially her little meow!). As a frequent kitty camper, you can often find Jenny outside of her kitty condo & curled up on a someones lap enjoying a nice chin scratch! Jenny May's mom recently started offering her Feline Greenies Dental Treats and Jenny May can't get enough of them! Jenny May wants all her kitty friends to know that they are delicious & help promote oral health which the majority of cats struggle with! It is known that daily teeth brushing for both dogs and cats is the best defense against dental disease; but we know that's near impossible for our feline friends so Greenies are a great secondary option!

Have you ever noticed your pets bad breath? When is the last time you took a look at your pets mouth? Have questions about your pets oral health? Think your pet needs an oral exam? Give us a call or stop by today!



"Melba & Hazel"


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All About Melba & Hazel...



Age: 4 years

Breed: Goldendoodle

Favorite Activity: Wrestling with her sister

Favorite friend at Camp: Hazel

Fun Fact: Melba has pretty severe food allergies. After allergy testing her, Scott (Dad) began making single ingredient treats for her & has turned it into a successful business!

What we love about Melba: Shes always excited to see Dr. Montana!



Age: 3 years

Breed: Goldendoodle

Favorite Activity: Forcing Melba to wrestle with her

Favorite friend at Camp: Melba

Fun Fact: Hazels nickname (given by her family) is "Hazelina Gomez, My Little Moo Cow"

What we love about Hazel: Hazel is one for fun! She's always up for a good wrestle & is never in a bad mood!


You will never meet sweeter girls than these two! The sisters are always happy to meet everyone!  We first met Melba & Hazel for wellness appointments & soon thereafter they became frequent campers DogGoneCrazy! While at camp, the duo doodles enjoy sunbathing, wrestling, & chasing each other!

Unfortunately, our practice began seeing Melba WAY too often for allergy related issues. Upon recommendation by Dr. Montana, Melba's (awesome) dad chose to allergy test her to figure out exactly what ingredients were causing her symptoms. We are happy to report that these days we rarely see Melba for anything but wellness exams & fun visits at camp!

Do you think your pet may have food allergies? Give us a call today & we can schedule you an appointment with the doctor!





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All about Futa...


Age: 3 years

Breed: The perfect mix!

Favorite Activity: Chasing & being chased by all the Huskies!

Favorite friend at Camp: Naote (a husky, of course!)

Fun Fact: Futa's family names their dogs after different rivers. The Futa river is in Chile!

What we love about Futa: He's is always ready to sprint through the door & into the camp area to see his friends!


Futa is a 3 year old mixed breed dog who is all muscle and even more love! We met Futa just over a year ago when he joined our Frequent Flyer Program! Futa's Dad works nearby so when dad goes to work, Futa gets to play with all his favorite friends at camp! Our Frequent Flyer program is a great option for locals (or anyone who visits the area often) that choose to bring their dogs to daycare rather than leave them home alone all day! By joining the Frequent Flyer Program you get money off your pets stay- every day! Please visit the "Boarding & Daycare"  section of our website for more information!

Questions? Give us a call!  (530)546-7522