Our story begins when Dan Spangler adopted a young pup named Spanky. He had been injured in Iraq and Spanky was a constant companion as he dealt with medical issues. In 2004, he was medically retired and became a certified dog trainer. Since the, Dan and Spanky have spend much of their time helping others.
By 2010, they started A Dog’s Dream to spend their days together and help other fur-parents and fur-babies have healthy lives together. They have set the bar high by not only catering to the physical safety and needs of the dogs in their care, but also making sure they feel safe, loved and stressors are minimized.
Shortly after opening A Dog’s Dream, Dan created the Dreamer’s Foundation, a non-profit organization that has assisted in rescue efforts and recently began working with veterans to help them keep and care for their furry friends. Dan’s passion and commitment to the local community lead him to be awarded the Community Fabric Award in 2015.
Why do we do what we do? Love for our friends… including those with paws.
The staff is great and very accommodating. Our dog enjoys going. Highly recommend it!
We have been taking our dog to Dog's Dream for over a year and they are the best in New Bern. Customer Service is terrific, they always call me if they have questions, and they treat my dog like their own.
We LOVE a Dog’s Dream. The staff take such great care of Zelda. They love her like family. Zelda gets so excited to go to daycare and doesn’t even look back when I drop her off. Zelda is always wagging her tail and the staff showers her with attention. You can always watch them and the staff will take pictures and post them on their facebook page. I love the special things they do like dog art and picture days. I don’t know what I would do without a Dog’s Dream. I hate to think of Zelda at home alone all day. I know she is loved and well cared for. I recommend a Dog’s Dream 💯.
We have been taking our dog to Dog's Dream for over a year and they terrific. Customer Service is great, they always call me if they have questions, and they treat my dog like their own.
David W. Scott
They have been a wonderful bunch to take care of our families pups. Zelda goes daily and loves it there. Our late grand dog Blitz was a daily visitor and loved the staff. Great people and always put the dogs first and cannot say enough about them. Kudos!