I'd give 10 stars if I could! We met Leslie and Argil during their time in Maryland (initially for dog-training). Leslie has a wealth of experience with dogs and training - and I can attest that she knows her stuff! When they begain board & train, we knew we'd hit the jackpot. Leslie and Argil always provided a safe haven for our girls, Ella (a spunky boxer mix with socialization/fear aggressive issues) and Vada (senior pug, RIP). With the special needs for our pups, we really needed the personal touch of a "home" for the girls to stay, not the typical boarding facility you find with multiple dogs, kennels, etc. Leslie & Argil went above and beyond for each stay to make sure Ella & Vada were comfortable and happy. We knew we could trust them to care our girls as if they were their own - what more can you ask for?? We received daily updates and photos during their stay - something I found invaluable, especially during the trips where we were miles away. I have yet to find anyone who comes close to what Leslie & Argil provided during their time in Maryland. If you need someone to watch over your fur-family, DogSmith of Putnam County is the best there is!