(Backside photo)...Our 1800 sq ft 'Dog House' is our extended home with our dogs along our side. We just needed more space...Below are photos of our extended home for our Show Dogs with all of the new amenities for them and me of having larger dog stalls for sleeping. Newly added to our personal program for our dogs....exercise ring, grooming station with hot and cold water, larger tv so we are all comfortable in our new living quarters. We try to have a Puppy Picnic for our family and Show Friends keep posted for photos!
"Gentle Giants" Canine Love....
25x35 Puppy Camp Cabin Construction Kennel - Air Conditioning/Heated, sky lights, full bathroom, two nurseries, office/hosp area, dog night stalls and and let's not forget about television so my babies can watch their favorite shows on Animal Planet.
Posted:1/23/13 and updated 9/4/13
The Long Family...
The Long Family
I did some re-arranging in the Hospital area and added another ICU (intensive care unit ). I couldn't find larger so just added another with oxygen if needed....look at the two pups feeling at home as if they were still with Mommy (right photo)
What is this you ask? My newest addition to my care unit Hospital- It's a Ultra Sound Machine, see we can see how many babies and to make sure all are delivered and none left behind.
Photos below...Office area/Hosp area, what I have done is crowded the space but I have to have the best for my babies!
No puppies old enough to go into Nursery #1. Puppies are still in
their playpen...Maybe next week!!!
No closed cages found here at our home only dog stalls for my Adults 10x5 and Nurseries for the babies along with their play pen.
The new 10ft. addition is being added on to the Puppy Cabin- New size 35 x 25; we will now have a well needed bathroom a separate Mating Kennel Room 10x20/Nursery with Sky-Lite/Whelping Room and Puppy Patio along with my already 6 kennels for sleeping time only!
This is the Floor Plan that I drew up so you can see what I've been up to! The new size of the Puppy Camp Building will be 35 x 25 plus 6 x 10 outdoor Puppy Patio- a little smaller then I wanted but we got it added in!
NEW PHOTOS AFTER THE CEMENT WAS POURED AND THE PLUMBING IN....Now we just need the walls! This is the back of the building where the addition is being added. Well at least the back door has been put back up. My poor babies had no air conditioning today just fans and will be exposed to the harsh elements of the Florida nights with the walls down. ONE NIGHT and it's killing me!!! I have two in my hospital unit/office area and two are bunked in the same 10 x 5 kennel. They love the attention that the construction crew is giving them at least- now you know why Puppy Camp hasn't started yet for the newborns..coming this weekend!!!! 9/10/12
Getting ready to pour the concrete...
Front Door Design
This is the image of what I am calling now of Wedge that will be sandblasted on the front door of the PUPPY CAMP building.
10/2/12 The door/porch light and my new neon OPEN sign is installed! YEAH and then the second photo is from the front showing down the dog hall "Runway" with the adult dogs bedrooms along the left side.
This is the new MAGIC ROOM addition which is 10x10 for mating time.
The Grooming Table outside the Nursery Door (sorry about the box under the table it's the doggy door for the new Puppy Patio of course not installed yet. Coming along S L O W L Y!!
This is Nursery #1 10 x 7 at 5:00 am this morning prior to breakfast.
Then their's MY ROOM....really! Bathroom with washer-dryer combo/shower and holding stalls for after puppies baths with blowdryer attachment to the door to keep the babies warm.
Also added a microscope for testing ahead of time to avoid possible parasites being present in the baby puppies to make sure they pass their health exams to be able to join their new families.
One Year completion of the Puppy Cabin....Feb 2012
HOSPITAL AREA AT SIMS ENGLISH MASTIFFS - Two ICU UNIT'S WITH OXYGEN a safe warm area to put the newborns in. Both ICU UNIT'S just upgraded this month May/2012 to two larger units ..see photo two with the scale.
When I have puppies this is where I sleep to have round the clock care and feedings every 2.5 hours. It's a must that you NEVER leave your Dam with her babies alone. She could step or lay on them without you making sure all is safe.
My desk area with a pass thru window from the Puppy Nursery to the Adult's own bedroom (night kennel) each size is 5 x 10 which has their raised dishes for water/food and their raised cot with rubber mat...which now looks like a place mat. "some like to chew". All my kennels has floor drains in case of accidents. All the comfort of home!!! Since we all really live out in the Puppy Cabin.
The photo to the right is the puppy nursery with a doggie dog to a 5 x 10 kennel where they go and eat so I can clean then they come back afterwards to play. Nursery is 10 x 7 with raised flooring and drainage to a septic tank and drain field.
Scroll down to see the construction of the building and more photos of the inside kennel area (the bedrooms for the dogs) When the building was just built.
We are in the process of building a new Puppy Cabin which I will in the future refer to as "The Pup Tent" which will include a nursery and a birthing room along with sleeping quarters (for night use only) for all of my dogs.
Just added central air/heat for the dogs and in the office/birthing/whelping/nursery room! Feb 2011...
Come out to our "PUP TENT" (Pund intended) OPEN HOUSE. The construction is now complete. Call for details and meet the rest of my English Mastiff Family! 12/26/10. This was a great sucess and we had so much fun. We had over 20 puppies and 35 people that joined in on the relay races/dog games/Hot Dogs for us and fresh bakery treats for the puppies!
Our Second Annual Puppy Camp Open House (now what I call it) was even more of a success. We had over 35 puppies and 50 people that joined us for Fun in the Sun with our puppies. See photos under Puppy Camp Open House...
Even Holley is excited or she thinks she's Ms. Dog America walking down the runway!!We're all very excited to finish our new Puppy Quarters... 12/10/10 the doors are on back order so construction has to wait. Will up-date you soon once we start building again. Carol
"There are breeders and there are breeders. Carol Sims is the ultimate breeder in my opinion. We got our wonderful Mastiff "Mister Big" from Carol in May of this year. From my..."Hope BandalinProud Owner of Sims English Mastiffs
"We got Fenway in December from Athena & Deacons litter born in October & he has been the biggest blessing we could have ever asked for. He?s a local celebrity everywhere he goes..."Jenna, Brian & Fenway
"We had been looking into another Mastiff for a while and happened to stumble upon Carol, I will say as a former breeder of English Bullies and Shih Tzu's Carol was a blessing an..."KristinBindi
Sims English Mastiffs is also the home to Neapolitan Mastiffs. Here is International Champion BASHA with her Neo Blue Baby girl BORN 11/17/17