Georgia’s Top Rated Local® Pet Groomers Award Winner: Five Star Dog Resort

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Five Star Dog Resort is a two-time award winner in 2019.

If you are looking for the best option for boarding, grooming, and training your beloved pet, look no further than this award-winning company!

Five Star Dog Resort has received hundreds of positive reviews across seven different verified sites with an average rating of 4.88 stars, earning them an impressive Rating Score™ of 98.84 and two 2019 Top Rated Local awards for ranking as one of the top 100 businesses and the number one pet groomer in Georgia!

Here’s just one of their many five-star reviews:

“We have boarded our dogs at Five Star Dog Resort several times over the last six years. My dogs are always well cared for while staying with them. I love that they have both a quiet place for my geriatric lab and an indoor/outdoor run and playtime for my younger, active dog. They truly care about the health and well-being of my dogs. They are always diligent in accurately dispensing my dog’s medications, too. I have both dogs bathed before pickup, and they are always fluffy and clean. I highly recommend Five Star Dog Resort.” – S.J.

It is because of excellent reviews like this that Five Star Dog Resort is now able to call themselves a Top Rated Local award winner!

Not Your Average Pet Groomer

We were excited to learn all about Five Star Dog Resort and how they have gotten where they are today, so we sat down with the owner, Daren Hamlin.

The first thing we wanted to know was what it is that makes Five Star Dog Resort stand apart from their competitors. Everything about Five Star Dog Resort is set up with the comfort and happiness of the pets in mind. Each dog has their own climate-controlled suite, and the place was built with a dog’s comfort in mind, so there are dens everywhere to help dogs to feel safe.
Daren told us that dogs are quick to pick up on energy, so he makes sure that his employees are people who have good energy.

Daren himself is always on-site, so he knows what’s going on all the time. He brings a wealth of passion and knowledge to Five Star, and has been in the dog training industry for 25 years. He also told us that this resort goes far beyond boarding; he does training, grooming, and even reiki healing.

Building Success With Passion

Five Star Dog Resort has grown and prospered over the years, and their stellar reputation makes one thing abundantly clear — dogs love this place! We asked Daren what his secret was so such a strong reputation, and he said that it all comes down to customer service and having the right staff. He said that he doesn’t pay for any advertising, and that all of their growth has come from word of mouth.

There are many businesses out there that are looking to build as impressive a reputation as Five Star Dog Resort has managed to. We asked if Daren could share any expert advice with these companies. Here’s what he had to say:

“Find your passion, and find out how to make money doing it. [Focus on] customer service and cleanliness; give tours of your facilities, and be honest… Know your business.”


Congratulations to Five Star Dog Resort for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and special thanks to Daren for taking the time to speak with us!

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