About the Owner

Randy with Siberian Huskies #3 Houdini (L) and #4 Jackson. The great Houdini was the inspiration for Country Lane’s ultra-secure, double lock units. Feel free to ask and I’ll share the story. (Spoiler alert: his name is Houdini.)

Welcome!

Our first Siberian Husky, the beautiful Zoe, in her element

I’m Randy Boyer, the owner of Country Lane Pet Resort.  It is a privilege to care for your dogs and cats.  I know you deserve peace of mind when you travel.  Country Lane was born from my inability to find a pet lodging facility that met my standards.  Many lacked the essentials: quality outdoor time (not a 10-minute walk around the building), outside space to run at full speed, fresh air circulation, and daily social interaction with the staff, which is a requirement for dog’s health, not a “TLC” or “extra-care” package.  It is this love that I have for dogs and cats that prompted me to follow my passion and operate the highest quality boarding facility, a retreat where you know your family members are getting the very best care, and where you have peace of mind.

My Dog (and Cats) Story

“I’ll take it from here.” the great Houdini commandeering a Siberian Husky Rescue Club of Columbus event.

I have many years of experience caring for dogs and cats.  In 1995, I co-founded a Siberian Husky rescue organization that with a group of only 10 dedicated volunteers, we rescued and successfully placed over 80 dogs in three years.  Throughout this time I was reminded of my true purpose in life – I loved spending time with the dogs and advising other foster families and new adoptive families on how to integrate their new pack members into their lives.

 
 
 

 

From Avocation to Vocation

I volunteered at several kennels in Columbus where I saw the behind the scenes work required, performed that work, and still loved being around the dogs, so I knew that this was my calling.

Houdini is all smiles. This picture was included in Bark Magazine’s collage of smiling dogs only after a two-person grassroots campaign initiated by my wife Amy to include him in the next issue.

Jackson, our fourth Siberian who was rescued from Northern Lights Siberian Rescue. A true Zen master and gentle dog who had a very tough life before we adopted him.

Our second Siberian, Zane, enjoying a snowy day.

 

 

 

I embarked on a national search for kennels to purchase. I fortunately found Country Lane. In 2002, we moved to the greater Cincinnati area where Country Lane went from a three-employee, 30-unit boarding facility to one with over 15 both seasonal and full-time employees and a 100- unit boarding facility with capacity for over 100 dogs and 8 cats. 

Through this time, our dog family has changed.  At one time believe it or not, we had three Siberian huskies who permitted us to live with them.  Sadly, they’ve all passed but they left us great memories which we cherish.

Finn enjoying a story at the Amelia Library.

Finn loves making new friends at the Ronald McDonald House.

We now have two small dogs who make us laugh daily and bring much joy.  We have Finnegan, the smiling, loveable Pomeranian. Finn is a registered Pet Partners therapy dog, and he and Amy are a registered therapy team.

He is a regular visitor at the Cincinnati Ronald McDonald House and the Barks and Books library reading program with the Clermont County Library system.

 

 

 

In 2015, we rescued Eli from Papillion Haven Rescue.  He has high energy, and is, according to observers, pathologically obsessed with me, although I like to think of it as devotion. He follows me wherever I go, waits for me to return to the house at the back door, demands to ride shot gun style when I am driving, etc.

 

So, if you’re in the area, please stop by or give me a call and introduce yourself. I am truly looking forward to meeting you and your pets.

Kind Regards,

Owner