About Country Dogs®

Our Story

Country Dogs® was founded on the strong belief that dogs prefer to be outdoors with room to run in happy/safe playtime with other dogs. It is with this core belief in mind that Mark and Victoria Cave, Owners, first began Country Dogs®.

The dream all started with their 17-acre farm in the Shenandoah Valley and has been in operation since July 2004. Originally Country Dogs® served just the DC/MD/NoVA area. And happily, given great customer support and steady growth, Country Dogs® quickly expanded to serve the NYC market as well.

Mark has broad business and non-profit background as well as experience as an educator. He is also a seasoned entrepreneur and philanthropist. Victoria is an international speaker on the Orff Schulwerk teaching methodology and serves on the music faculty of a private school in Charlottesville, VA.

Together they have combined their rich backgrounds in business, education and outreach with their passion for creating a unique All-Season Boarding Campexperience to create what has become Country Dogs®. Mark and Victoria are dedicated to the operation and passionate about the mission of Country Dogs®.

Our kennels are oversized, comfortable and immaculately clean and are situated within beautiful, rustic farm settings. Our staff is experienced and loving. You can relax, knowing that your dog is well cared for and having fun while you are away for business or pleasure.

“Our goal is to make our boarders feel that they’ve been sent to camp (not prison) and should return home happy, healthy, rested, relaxed, and perhaps even a little tired from all the exercise!”

Mark & Victoria Cave, Owners

Our Story

“We don’t approach boarding like the storage business, locking away dogs until their owners get back. Our goal is to provide an experience for our campers, a safe, outdoor, social, fresh air, and exercise adventure of sorts. One that has them going home tired but joyful and has them coming back with anticipation and excitement.”

Mark & Victoria Cave, Owners

Country Dogs® was founded on the strong belief that dogs prefer to be outdoors with room to run in happy/safe playtime with other dogs. It is with this core belief in mind that Mark and Victoria Cave, Owners, first began Country Dogs®.

It all started with a 17 acre farm in the Shenandoah Valley and has now been in operation since July 2004. Originally Country Dogs® served just the DC/MD/NoVA area. And happily, given great customer support and steady growth, Country Dogs® quickly expanded to serve the NYC market as well.

Mark has broad a business and non-profit background as well as experience as an educator. He is also a seasoned entrepreneur and philanthropist. Victoria is a national and international speaker on the Orff Schulwerk teaching approach and serves on the music faculty of a private school in Charlottesville, VA.

Together they have combined their rich backgrounds in business, education, and outreach with their passion for creating a unique All-Season Boarding Campexperience to create what has become Country Dogs®. Mark and Victoria are dedicated to the operation and passionate about the mission of the company.

Our kennels are over-sized, comfortable, and clean and are situated within beautiful, rustic farm settings. Our staff is experienced and loving. You can relax, knowing that your dog is well cared for and having fun while you are away for business or pleasure.

But the dream hasn’t stopped growing, because our vision is to offer the Country Dogs® experience to other urban areas. Not only do we believe that dogs should have a natural outdoor experience, we also believe in preserving our country’s historic farmhouses and farmland. We love to find interesting rural properties and restore them in creative, profitable, and (of course) animal-friendly ways.

But the dream hasn’t stopped growing: our vision is to offer the Country Dogs® experience to other urban areas. Not only do we believe that dogs should have a natural outdoor experience, we also believe in preserving our country’s historic farmhouses and farmland. We love to find interesting rural properties and restore them in creative, profitable, and (of course) animal-friendly ways.

 

If you are interested in the Country Dogs® opportunity, please contact us. Regardless, we hope that your experience with Country Dogs will be nothing short of perfect. 

Our Team

The core team at Country Dogs® is made up of four dedicated individuals who all strive to make each part of the boarding process as seamless and easy as possible.

Mark Cave

Mark Cave

Owner

Kathleen Dubovsky

Kathleen Dubovsky

Operations Manager

Phil Neff

Phil Neff

Farm Manager, DC/NOVA

Will Pflaum

Will Pflaum

Farm Manager, NYC/NJ/CT

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Stuart

Boarding with Country Dogs gives me great peace of mind.

Liga

I wanted to thank all of you once again for the excellent, caring, and professional way you handled Savannah’s medical crisis on July 19.

Virgina

We love sending Humphrey to Country Dogs [DC/NoVA in September 2010]!

Stuart

Boarding with Country Dogs gives me great peace of mind.

Liga

I wanted to thank all of you once again for the excellent, caring, and professional way you handled Savannah’s medical crisis on July 19.

Virgina

We love sending Humphrey to Country Dogs [DC/NoVA in September 2010]!

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