Read what satisfied customers say about Corso Jim's
Angela M. December 1, 2016 My 2 dogs had the longest stay over a busy Thanksgiving weekend and they did great! Elaine kept us updated with messages and photos. The dogs appeared relaxed, tired and happy when we picked them up. No issues, we highly recommend!
Linda S. December 5, 2016 Always a great experience at corso Jim's
Audrey M. December 23, 2016 Fantastic people and fantastic place. I will only board Molly here.
Ben V. January 2, 2017 Toby stayed there for 2 weeks. He really enjoyed it. They had many dogs to keep him company as well as there own dogs. They were all very friendly and they took good care of our dog. Thank you so much Tobys family
Marianne J. January 4, 2017 Great care takers of dogs. Very organized
Krista B. November 14, 2016
We had the best experience with Elaine and Jeff! Our sweet boys were happy and well taken care of! It was the first time we had ever boarded them, and both Elaine and Jeff put our minds at ease. The boys got to go swimming for the first time and we have VIDEO of the event. They sent lots of pictures and answered us each time we texted for an update! We highly recommend them! Just a great experience!~
Cyndi S. November 27, 2016 Sprout just finished up another week long stay with Elaine & her husband. He had a great time. So thankful for a place to leave my dog where I know he will be properly cared for, is safe, and has fun too. Thanks so much for another great experience. Highly recommended! Sonja P. November 5, 2016 Wonderful experience for us and our dog ,Walter. Will definitely be going back!!! Thanks so much, for taking such good care of our boy! Reply Krista B. November 14, 2016 We had the best experience with Elaine and Jeff! Our sweet boys were happy and well taken care of! It was the first time we had ever boarded them, and both Elaine and Jeff put our minds at ease. The boys got to go swimming for the first time and we have VIDEO of the event. They sent lots of pictures and answered us each time we texted for an update! We highly recommend them! Just a great experience!~ Ruth F. My pups love staying at Elaine's! Great stay!
Romy S. We use Elaine frequently and our pet loves staying over. In fact when we need a sitter we don't even look elsewhere. We love that our dog is happy and is well cared for, has plenty of space to run around, and we couldn't be happier with Elaine. A true dog lover!
Durward F. Elaine's is definitely a wonderful place to take your dogs, lots of space to play and other dogs to have fun with, plus amazing dog lovers to take care of your dog. Our dog Cody, loved it there and cant wait to take him there more often :).
Cyndi S. August 1, 2016 Fabulous couple. Was so accommodating of my nervous dog. He did great and even ate. So thankful to find someone to keep my dog where I don't worry about it. Thanks!
Philip C. August 16, 2016 Took my six month old boy on short notice and kept me well updated via messages with pictures and videos. They have such an amazing layout complete with a pool that I don't think my little guy wanted to leave! Definitely will use them again and recommend to anyone!
Deborah F. July 30, 2016 What a wonderful place! Running, swimming, playing with pals and great care!
Carrie P. July 27, 2016 Our dog, Aurora had a great time with Elaine and Jeff. Aurora had never swam prior to her stay. Jeff took the time to patiently get her use to swimming while Elaine recorded. We appreciated all the pictures and videos we received. The gated backyard was perfect for Aurora to run around with the other dogs. My husband and I were extremely pleased and plan to use them again.
Julia R. July 24, 2016 So helpful and flexible! Our dogs seemed so happy to see them again! And they are just tuckered out and happy this evening! Jim & Elaine are great! Can't recommend them enough!
Kim P. July 24, 2016 Elaine and Jeff are fabulous!! It is such a great feeling knowing that we have found the 'go to' place for Josie when we have to go out of town. They truly make the dogs feel at home and go out of there way to help the owners get through the week with fantastic pictures and videos. There property is as clean as it gets and the dogs have a great time!
Terri P. July 19, 2016 My dog is not only a part of the family but a very important security and safety feature for my household. We never want to leave him anywhere with anyone else. He is a big dog and was at a kill shelter, then rescued and finally adopted by us. This family listened to our concerns; watched and played with him constantly; were concerned when he wouldn't eat and attempted to teach him new things and also let him swim which he does at home. Constant communication was given with great pictures of our big guy. Even simple things like keeping his own things with him and letting him sleep in as closely simulated to home as possible were a sign that they cared and were paying attention. Even helping me with the loading and unloading. We will use them again for our precious cargo. Can't give a higher recommendation...and I'm picky.
Clara N. July 15, 2016 I would like to thank Elaine and Jim for taking care of our 2 dogs (Goldendoodle and Minischanuzer) while we were away on vacation. Prior to using Jim Corso's puppy ranch facilities we used to board our dogs in a place where they stayed in a kennel all day and I was looking for a place where they could be dogs, roam free and have fun. Neither crates or kennels were acceptable for us. When I learned about this place I was very excited and when I took them there for Jim and Elaine to meet them I was convinced that that was the perfect place for us. Jim introduced this pack of 4 dogs (one by one) to our dogs, he analyzed their behavior as (obviously) if you have a dog with food, toy or any kind of aggressive issues you couldn't bring it there as they all interact and play all day long. Elaine kept me posted daily by sending me pictures and videos, they were in dog heaven running, playing and making new friends! They were actually exhausted when we picked them up and spend most of the day napping at home. I am very happy with their service and I will continue using them for boarding and recommending them to my friends and neighbors.
John B. July 15, 2016 You can really tell they love the dogs!! - they have a very large area for them to play and seems as though their built in pool has "gone to the dogs" - Elaine mentioned that she could remember when a person was in it , but their guest are most days. Would highly recommend them.
Thanks John. Duro is a great slumber party playdate for the other pups! ;) Elaine E. Kathy C. July 15, 2016 I was so happy to have found Elaine and Jeff for my dog Coco. They took great care of her and even were able to deal with her extreme anxiety she gets with fireworks during the 4th of July! I really appreciated all the photos and videos they sent to me.
Thank you Kathy, we sure are glad you were at ease with her here. She did great with those fireworks! Elaine E.
Christy K. June 23, 2016 This was the first time leaving our dog Si with strangers, but meeting with Elaine for the first time I was at complete ease. It is obvious that the other dogs that they were caring for were very happy and well taken care of. Si was with them for 5 nights. Elaine sent me pictures everyday interacting with the other dogs, which was nice. If Si could talk, I am sure he would tell us he had a great time. Since we got him back, he has been exhausted or he is giving us the cold shoulder for leaving him, but doubt that. I am sure he played hard! I would definitely trust leaving him again with Elaine knowing that he is well taken care of and I thank them very much!
Thanks for the kind words Christy. Si is a pleasure to be around. And we look forward to seeing him again soon! Elaine E.
Haley T. June 19, 2016 My 11 month old puppy had an absolute blast at Corso Jim's!!! I felt like I was dropping my dog off on a little mini vacation as well, so my vacation was guilt free! I would get pictures and videos daily of Flapjack enjoying himself in the pool and playing with the other puppies! All the dogs got a long great and it was a great social experience for my dog. You could tell they spent a lot of time and energy playing with the dogs and keeping them safe. Their setup is like a doggie paradise, will use them for all our furbaby future stays. He slept for a while day when we got him back, I knew he had so much fun! Thank you guys so much for taking great care of Flapjack!
Flapjack was an absolute blast to be around. He's full of energy and just wants to please and be ... (Read More) Elaine E.
Jill T. June 15, 2016 Elaine and her husband were GREAT! Both Carly and Frankie had a wonderful time. They went swimming and played fetch. Tired and happy when we picked them up. Our dogs will spend their next vacation there.
Your pups are welcome back anytime Jill! We certainly enjoyed having them here! Elaine E.
Brad S. June 14, 2016 This was our dogs second stay because he was so taken care of the first time. I can count on him being properly fed and play with other dogs. The area is fenced in. They were willing to adjust to my travel schedule too. Great sitters!
We love having Flynn vacation with us! Bring him back anytime! Elaine E.
Angela M. June 9, 2016 First day of doggie daycare EVER and both my dogs had a blast! It was like dropping your kids off at school! They were nervous and crying when my husband drove off. But that didn't last for long! I received a few photos and a message from Elaine to assure us that they were doing great! They got in a lot of play time, despite the rain, and when I picked them up they were happy and tired! Jim shared a few cute stories with me about what the dogs did that day. I would highly recommend them to anyone! Thanks Jim and Elaine!
We love having your bundles of energy to add to the mix here! Thanks so much for deciding that Corso ... (Read More) Elaine E.
William S. June 2, 2016 Amazing service! They are truly animal lovers and communicated daily to us with pictures and videos. My wife and I will be using them again in July. Thanks for everything you did for Mack.
Well, thank you William for allowing us to take care of your Mack while you were away. We welcome him ... (Read More) Elaine E.
Melissa B. June 1, 2016 Mia our puggle had a great stay, she loved running around with the other dogs. Elaine sent us wonderful picture and videos of her stay. It was very comforting to know Mia was in such good hands.
Mia stuck to me like glue....when she wasn't racing around with the pups LOL We enjoyed having her ... (Read More) Elaine E.
Julie V. May 31, 2016 Yard immaculate, always fresh water outside for dogs. Ted loves other dogs and gets much needed exercise at Elaine's. Thanks for all the updates, the video just posted. Ted will see you again soon!!!
Thanks Julie! Ted's a big hit here! Everyone is looking forward to his next visit!! Elaine E.
Valerie K. May 30, 2016 Well organized and very communicative. Liked that she wanted to meet before the stay. Also reported how the dogs were eating and their interaction with other dogs. One of our dogs experienced separation anxiety and would not eat. Elaine tried numerous tactics to persuade her to eat until she found something that worked. There is a facility dedicated for dogs' visits with ability to section off, if needed. I highly recommend her services!
Valerie, I'm so glad you had confidence in us to take care of your babies while you were away ... (Read More) Elaine E.
Christine M. May 29, 2016 Ace had an awesome time! He met new friends and I will definitely have him visit again!
Thanks Christine! Can't wait to see Ace again :) Elaine E.
Sherri M. April 6, 2016 Piper had a great time, I think she didnt want to come home! She is looking forward to her next visit!
Ruth F. April 4, 2016 Was amazing! My boys teddy and Ace seemed to enjoy every minute of it! My go to babysitters for all my upcoming events!
Brad S. March 26, 2016 Elaine and Jeff are great sitters! I had no worries about my dog for four days. They sent YouTube videos to me and updates. They even let my dog swim in the pool for exercise. Will use them again.
Aimee P. March 10, 2016 Our dogs loved staying with Elaine and Jeff! They were so great and friendly and professional too! I definitely recommend them to anyone looking for a great dog sitter! We will definitely be brining our dogs back to them!
Julia R. February 28, 2016 Elaine and Jeff were great! They have a wonderful place for lots of dogs! They were lifesavers for our trip!!! Thanks!
Debbie C. October 31, 2016 Rio loved his stay with Elaine. She loves animals and you can be sure she will take care of your precious friend. Cameron I. October 17, 2016 They were very nice, forward and professional. Sent video and picture updates. Made my time away have no worries. Will continue to use in the future.
Claudio R. October 16, 2016 Elaine and Jeff took Great care of our Baby Junior, he stay for 16 days, he was always active with his other friends, Elaine sent us pictures every day and some videos. We really want to thank Elaine and Jeff for all they have done for us EXCELLENT JOB, God Bless you.?.
Amy B. October 14, 2016 Chloe enjoyed her stay at Corso Jim Ranch. Since we brought her home we are not sure if she is missing her new friends or just wore out from all the play. We loved are daily pictures and communications. The ranch was clean and well kept. Elaine and Jeff seem to treat their pack as we treat ours (spoil them).
Audra C. October 9, 2016 RJ had a fantastic weekend at Elaine and Jeff's puppy ranch! There's a nice pack of dogs to play with, a huge yard to run around in and a swimming pool (his favorite!). Elaine sent us pictures every day. We would definitely send RJ to them again.
Tonya O. October 5, 2016 5 stars isn't a high enough rating for this place! I boarded my 11 month old German Shepherd for four days at Elaine's and it could not have been a better experience for my dog and myself. My boy is a high energy pup and other boarding places don't provide sufficient playtime or activities for him. Not so with Elaine. She sent me video and photo updates and even taught my dog how to swim in the pool. Not only are the facilities clean, spacious and safe, but Elaine really knows dogs. I left feeling completely confident that my dog was in good hands. In fact, I would call boarding here more of a doggy vacation than a boarding experience.
Linda S. October 2, 2016 A perfect place to leave you beloved pups. They take care of them just like they are taken care of at home, only they get MORE attention and fun playmates.
Charlotte D. September 30, 2016 Like staying with family! My 2 dogs had a wonderful stay for 3 weeks this summer, and I received daily pictures, videos and text letting me know how my dogs was doing, so I had peace of mind.
Jennifer H. September 27, 2016 My 4 month old Weimaraner has loved both stays with Elaine and her family. They took great care of him and when I pick him up he is so happy.
Jill T. September 26, 2016 Best place ever! They treat our dogs like part of the family. Both Frankie and Carly love going on their own vacation and get so excited as we turn into the area. Not sure how they know where they are going but they do!
Rena R. September 22, 2016 So glad that we found these two to take care of our Fur Baby Dudley. I have no worries when we leave him. Special people so grateful for them.
Brian M. August 12, 2016 It was our first doggie day care day at Corso Jim's. It was a great day for our boys, Jake and Murphy. Elaine and Jeff were welcoming and awesome. They sent photos and videos of the boys having fun and chilling. They even got Murphy into the pool for swimming lessons for the first time! Needless to say the boys came home exhausted. They ate and went to bed – I'm sure dreaming of their next stay :)
Vikki P. July 13, 2016 My dog, Snoopy, thoroughly enjoyed his weekend away at the ranch! Not only was he well cared for, he was socialized and played with many other dogs. I especially enjoyed receiving daily photos and updates about Snoopy and how he was doing! I highly recommend Corso Jim's and hope to use their service again in the future!!!
Always glad to see Snoopy at the ranch! Elaine E.
Vanessa W. July 13, 2016 Elaine was great. We met before hand since one of our dogs "can" be a problem. They introduced their dogs one by one and ours did great, no problems at all. They sent lots of pictures and updates during their stay. I was a little worried about our husky as she can be extremely stubborn and headstrong and didn't want her to be too much of a hassle as I know she can be. When we picked our pups up, we weren't sure we were getting the right dogs back. Elaine said our husky was great, listened, came in with everyone else and was not stubborn at all. She said our Aussie was a dainty eater when at home usually slobber and food is everywhere. Elaine is truly a dog whisperer. Our pups were also pooped out for a good two days which was nice :). We will definitely use them for our future vacations !
Lisa W. July 13, 2016 As soon as I stepped out of my car the day of our Meet and Greet, I knew that this was the perfect place for my dog, Jinx. The big open yard is perfect for running and playing with the other dogs. I knew immediately after meeting Elaine and her husband, Jeff, that my dog would be in good hands. They are awesome dog people! They take great care to make sure the dogs are comfortable, safe and having fun! It was a great relief to know that I could relax and enjoy my trip without feeling bad about leaving Jinx behind because she was having a fun vacation too. Throughout the week I got photos and updates to let me know how she was doing, also. I have left Jinx with Elaine for daycare since our trip. I will continue to leave my girl with Elaine with confidence and I have recommended her to many friends.
Jinx is a great girl. Thanks Lisa! Elaine E.
Diana B. July 11, 2016 We left our 13-year-old Shih-tzu, Ozzy, with Elaine for 6 days while we were on vacation in July of this year. Elaine was so very friendly over the phone with helping me make these arrangements and even invited me over to take a tour of the place before our vacation. She accommodated us by allowing us to drop Ozzy off at 7:00 a.m. so we could catch an early flight out, and also allowed us to pick him up as late as 9:00 p.m. on the day of our return, all of which was very helpful, because we didn't have to rush. During our stay, Elaine sent at least 10 pictures of Ozzy playing with the other dogs, hanging out with her and her husband and generally having a great time. It really comforted me to know that he was safe and happy and being well taken care of. When we picked him up, he seemed happy and comfortable, and she also accepted debit card as payment, which was convenient. I will definitely use Elaine as our dog sitter from now on every time we go out of town. She was amazing :)
Richard A. July 6, 2016 The best kennel I have ever been to. they even have a full size pool for the dogs. He came back happy as a clam. He slept like a baby that night. Heartily recommend Elaine, top quality care.
Rachel R. July 5, 2016 Cannot say enough wonderful things about this place and Elaine. Sciante was a senior dog who needed a lot of love and patience and he got that here. I got pictures and messages every day. It is bittersweet, because shortly after bringing him home I had to put Sciante down. He had a wonderful sixteen years on earth and I'm so glad this was the place that took care of my baby during his last few weeks of life. I even had another long stay scheduled for August, hoping he would have made it that long. I don't have a pet anymore, but if I ever get another, I know exactly where I would take him.
Stefanie H. Elaine is our number 1 pick for watching our fur babies! We met her and her husband before deciding to give them a try and saw the passion they have for giving everyone's dog a safe, fun place to go when they can't travel with you. Everything was easy: scheduling, payment, drop off, and pick up. While on vacation we received pictures and video every day! After picking up our fur babies you could see how much fun they had during their stay. I would highly recommend Elaine to everyone who needs this service.
Robin P. June 27, 2016 Eddie had a great stay and enjoyed meeting new friends! We are so impressed with how Elaine kept in touch with us to let us know how Eddie was doing during his visit. We have no doubt that Eddie will be back soon for more fun with his new friends! Thank you Robin, and I hope Eddie is rested up from his stay with us. Glad you enjoyed the updates ... (Read More) Elaine E.
Angela M. June 27, 2016 This was our first time leaving our dogs overnight with Jeff and Elaine. We could not be happier with the care and attention they received! It was truly their home away from home! They got to swim in the pool and enjoy their home, as Ruby was sitting at the table like she does at our house! Elaine kept us updated with photos and videos. Thank you so much! Now we can travel more and not worry about the dogs! Ruby and NIko will be back to stay again soon!
We sure loved having Ruby and Niko stay here with us and the gang. We like to think of it as summer camp for the pups :) Thanks again for bringing your babies to us. Elaine E.
Kevin R. June 26, 2016 Elaine and her husband provided the best service and temporary home for Punkin we could hope for. They will be our only Pet Sitter in the future. #1A+++ recommended.
Romy S. May 22, 2016 Repeat customer !! My dog loves going there , he has so much fun and they keep him entertained , Elaine and her family love dogs
Thanks for another great review Romy! Elaine E.
David A. May 18, 2016 Excellent facility and staff. Our Rosco had a blast!
And we enjoyed having Rosco here. He was a hit with the pups! Elaine E.
Mary W. May 8, 2016 Elaine and Jim did a great job with all 3 dogs. They were all exhausted when then got home, which means they must have had lots of exercise..Elaine sent frequent updates and pictures.. Very happy and will use them in the future.
Els, Wrigley and Zeus were three wonderful pups who we would welcome back anytime! Thanks Mary! Elaine E.
Howard R. May 6, 2016 It was a very nice stay and I would use this service again.
We hope to see Bear back soon. Thanks Howie! Elaine E.
Julie V. May 3, 2016 They love dogs. Have big yard and Ted loves to play and run. They sent pics daily to update us.
Thanks Julie. And we loved having Ted here. We're looking forward to his next visit! Elaine E.
Laurie S. May 2, 2016 Elaine kept our 2 dogs for 5 days. They have a huge area for the dogs to play in and even had a pool for them to swim in. Every day she sent us photos and text messages keeping us updated on how they were doing. She even special made one of my dogs food (after checking with us) after she noticed he wasn't eating much. I would absolutely recommend them for keeping your furry kiddos when you are away. I am very satisfied with the service, location and pricing and would board them again with Elaine.
Deborah J. May 2, 2016 My dog is a high anxiety dog when he is away from us and that made me nervous to leave him but Elaine was so assuring and comforting to not only Cole but us with his weekend stay. She sent several pics to us though out the day showing how well he adjusted and him playing with the other dogs. It made our vacation more relaxed knowing how well taken care of he was. I would definitely recommend them to anyone for a loving and caring environment for your fur baby
One stressfree pup plus stressfree vacation for you equals one very happy and grateful pup sitter! Thanks so much for ... (Read More) Elaine E.
Lissa S. April 29, 2016 Oscar was treated wonderfully during his stay! We got frequent pictures and videos and returned to a happy (and tired) pooch! Thank you so much!
It was our pleasure Lissa! Oscar is an all out friendly and playful pup. We sure hope to see him ... (Read More) Elaine E.
Amy O. April 25, 2016 We were amazed with how terrific our dog Riley was treated at Corso Jim's Puppy Ranch from start to finish! From the beginning it was a great experience. We were impressed. Elaine was agreeable when we needed to switch Riley's stay to a different weekend. The very day we dropped Riley off he learned to swim, fetch, and made new friends. He loved playing with the other dogs and cat. We did not worry about him being lonely, cooped up in a kennel because Elaine e-mailed me photos of Riley throughout his vacation having fun. Overall Riley had a great time! He is looking forward to his next visit.
Thanks for the great review Amy! So glad Riley had such a great time and we're looking forward to ... (Read More) Elaine E.
Courtney N. April 17, 2016 We are loving the great times our pups have with Elaine and her family! (The pups are too!)
Thanks for bringing the boys again to stay with us, Courtney! Elaine E.
Greg R. April 13, 2016 Elaine and Jeff are incredible sitters. They went above and beyond watching and caring for our 2 Westies (Rupp and Samson). If you need a sitter in the Land 'O Lakes or Lutz area you just found them!!
Courtney N. April 8, 2016 Elaine was such a sweetheart! Our boys really had such a fun time and we will absolutely be coming back! We were updated with so many photos and funny things our boys were doing. Elaine even hand wrote a thank you note and mailed it to us! Thank you so much!