Custom designed for your Pet’s comfort!
Our 11,000 sq ft facility was professionally designed from the ground up to promote exercise and interaction with our Guests to reduce home-sickness and stress. Our Guest Rooms are clean, modern, and spacious, with four different price ranges available. The floor plan is designed to provide privacy and psychological security while reducing noise. This means increased relaxation for your pet, and more peace of mind for you. Additionally, our Guest Rooms have access to natural daylight year round with numerous skylights as well as great natural airflow when temperatures allow.
Good Clean Fun!
Come Sit Stay Pet Resorts have unmatched exercise areas, with over 4,500 sq ft of indoor play areas. We have over 10,000 sq ft of outdoor play area surfaced in synthetic turf, which provides a mud free, safe, and soft play area for Pets. Your Dog will return home clean and happy. Our custom-designed facility also offers a heated indoor/outdoor Pet Pool, making swims available year-round for our guests who like to play in the water.
Safety and Comfort
Come Sit Stay Pet Resorts have specially designed Dog training areas, play areas, and space to house Cats and Exotic animals. Our facility is safe and secure, with 24-hour fire monitoring and a full sprinkler system, as well as a security system. Our entire facility was designed by professional Dog trainers to ensure a safe, fun, and clean environment for your pet, so you can go on vacation guilt free. Our year-round climate control system ensures your pet stays comfortable at all times.
Meet the CSS Team:
The owners and operators of Come Sit Stay Pet Resorts have over 50 years of combined pet care, training, grooming, animal husbandry, breeding, and sport dog competition experience. CSS owners are on site daily to oversee and train staff in Pet care and safety.
Tim Cruser – Owner
With over 25 years of experience in handling and training Dogs at the highest level, Tim brings an unmatched level of professionalism and experience to Pet Resort Operations. Tim has competed at the highest levels of International Working Dog Sport, and has handled and trained Mold Detection, Personal Protection, Police Dogs, and AKC Conformation / Obedience Dogs for more than two decades. Throughout his career, Tim has excelled at training Pet Owners with their Dogs to behave as what is now referred to as a Canine Good Citizen. Tim has worked with over 120 breeds of dogs, dozens of wolf hybrids, and countless mixed breed Pets. He has dealt with every behavior problem under the sun, and as an expert witness on Canine Aggression, Tim has testified in Dog bite cases. He has successfully run and managed Pet Resort facilities in Virginia and Colorado. Tim and his partners are proud to introduce you to the great services at the new Come Sit Stay Pet Resorts.
Lori Cruser – Owner, Trainer, Husbandry Manager
Lori has been involved in animal care and handling since childhood. She started riding horses at age 7 and has been working with animals ever since. After high school Lori received degrees in Animal Husbandry and Psychology. Lori was an Animal Control Officer, founding the first animal shelter and adoptions in her home town in Greene County, Virginia. Lori has worked in vet offices as an assistant as well as being a professional groomer, running her own shop. Over the past decade she has had success in the Working Dog Sport world; raising and training six personal Dogs to Schutzhund III, winning numerous USCA Regional Championships, HIT’s, and participating at National and International levels of Schutzhund competition. Over the years she has handled hundreds of pet Dogs with all varieties of behavior issues. Lori has also trained assistance Dogs for people with disabilities. Her 30 years of diverse background in animal husbandry and training help her bring an intuitive understanding of the pet care industry to Come Sit Stay Pet Resorts.
Sonja Crowe – Dog Trainer & Instructor
Sonja has been training Dogs since 2008. She received her degree from Bergin University of Canine Studies in California, where she raised, trained, and placed Service Dogs. After she graduated in 2010, she started teaching puppy and adult obedience classes. In April of 2013, Sonja came to CSS, and has never looked back. She has excelled through our Dog Training System, is an AKC CGC Evaluator and enjoyed teaching all of our Group Classes. Her Puppy S.T.A.R. Classes were a huge hit with our Clients as well as the CGC Class and CGCA Advanced Class.
Sonja is now an independent contractor for Come Sit Stay and offers private in-home training and coaching. Check our Pro Dog Training page for details on this program. Sonja enjoys building relationships with Clients and their Dogs. She has a special touch with both and is a smooth handler and trainer. If you want to build your own special relationship with your Dog and have lots of fun doing it, sign up for private in-home lessons with Sonja.
Alex Spalding – Manager
Alex began her CSS career in December 2015 as a Guest Attendant. It was immediately evident that Alex showed promise for quick advancement through her strong work ethic and leadership skills and has since been promoted to PM Manager. Alex comes from a background in the mortgage business but once she got her feet wet working for another boarding facility she discovered her true passion was in caring for animals. Alex plans to continue building her career in the animal field with an emphasis on rehabilitation and/or animal control.
Alex is originally from Nebraska, but has been in Colorado over eleven years. She enjoys spending her time caring for her Chiweenie, Jax, and enjoy all sports and outdoor activities.
Claudia “Hannah” Preston – Manager
Hannah joined the CSS Team as a Guest Attendant in August of 2016. It was clear early on that Hannah had the experience and knowledge, along with a keen eye for detail, to join our CSS Management Team. Hannah was promoted to Manager within a year and her skills have proven to be invaluable. Her background includes over four years working in the Pet Care industry, plus pet sitting for family and friends. Hannah was born in Virginia, but has lived in Colorado for ten years. Hannah spends her free time rock climbing and taking her Boxers, Caber and Jodie, hiking.
Jacob McGaha – Weekend Manager
Jacob was one of our youngest Guest Attendants starting his career at CSS in 2011. Jacob worked part-time while finishing school and then went full time after graduation. Jacob immediately showed strong leadership skills and became the “go-to guy” for understanding everything CSS.
Jacob is also a CSS Manager and is responsible for managing the Team who cares for our furry Guests. His duties include assisting with the maintenance of the Parker facility and ordering supplies. Jacob has also become an accomplished assistant in our Dog Training Department and is quite good at handling Dogs of all sizes and temperaments. Jacob is dedicated and committed to the well-being of all of our Guests and hopes to one day become an Owner of a Come Sit Stay Pet Resorts of his own. Jacob was born in Rapid City, South Dakota and is passionate about animals and cars. He has one dog at home, Sadie, a Pug/Chihuahua mix.
Karen Reddick – Office Manager
Karen came to CSS in 2009 as one of our first hires with a strong background in administrative experience. It didn’t take long for us to realize we had discovered a real gem. It was clear from the beginning that Karen was committed to CSS’s growth and has been an integral part of the CSS Team. Karen quickly grew from Front Desk Concierge to Office Manager and is now responsible for training all new Front Desk employees on our POS software, policies, and procedures. She also maintains our website and social media pages. Karen earned the Level 1 Pet Care Technician certification in 2010 as well as being trained in Animal CPR. Karen and her family have three dogs, one cat, and two horses.