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Welcome to Golden Lake Recreational Pet Camp!
Where qualified professionals care for your pet as you would.

RPC History

I, Robin Lauver, owner and founder of Golden Lake Recreational Pet Camp, created an organization devoted to the health and well being of all pets. He realized that although most Americans have had a pet at some point in their lives, many have not fully realized the great responsibility that goes along with being a pet owner.

It is the owner's responsibility to provide quality food, adequate exercise, proper training, regular health care, and a safe, loving environment for their pet. This applies not only to when their pet is at home, but also to those occasions when their pet must be boarded away from home. Personal experience has taught me that only a fraction of these basic
needs are met in the course of the average pet's life.

Although ignorance plays the biggest role in this situation, even well informed owners have a difficult time finding qualified professionals who care as much for their pet as they do.

Rob & Sparky

Rob, owner of Golden Lake

In August of 1987, Golden Lake Recreational Pet Camp began to change all that. I believed that a pet could be boarded away from home without suffering the traditional complaints -- loss of appetite, depression, upset digestion, flea infestation, etc. I believed that a pet should go home in as good or better condition than when it arrived. I tailored the Camp's services to minimize stress and provide an environment as much like home as possible. Regular exercise, diets suited to each camper, and lots of T.L.C. proved to be very effective. Both pets and owners are pleased with the results.

Because I am concerned with improving all aspects of the relationship between a pet and its owner, I have spent many hours over the years listening to clients describe problems they have encountered with their pets at home. I have come to see how great is the need to disseminate practical, usable, truly helpful information directly to the public so that they can find and develop well-mannered pets, which will live long, healthy, happy lives with them and become their "best friends".

As word of its unique approach to pet care has spread, Golden Lake has built a loyal customer base in many surrounding communities and has continued to grow and expand to meet the needs of pets and their owners. At my highest peak, I offered overnight boarding with the ability to accommodate 55 dogs and 16 cats.

In 2012, I began the transition phase of downsizing the boarding and increasing awareness of our pet cremation and burial company. I decided not to take on any new boarders so that I could accommodate the existing clients to the best of my ability and also grow Peaceful Pet Passage, a pet cremation and pet burial service that offers in home pet euthanasia.

I continued to downsize the boarding facility in 2016 where I was able to accommodate 27 dogs and 6 cats. While enjoying the interaction with the boarders in past years, 2017 will be the last year that I will offer boarding. I cannot physically and mentally operate the boarding facility to MY expectations and grow Peaceful Pet Passage as well as Lasered Granite Art and Monuments. I will be able to accommodate up to 10 dogs at any given time. I will not be accommodating any cats beginning 2017.

With this in mind, start doing your homework now to find a facility that will be able to accommodate your needs. WE WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE FOR ANY BOOKINGS AFTER SEPTEMBER 5, 2017...Our unique approach has been grasped by some other area facilities so, you see, we were able to bring some positive changes to the pet boarding industry.

I would also like to take this time to “THANK” all of you who have used our boarding facility, past and present, for the support and trust that you have shown to myself and Amy. You will be missed.

© Golden Lake Recreational Pet Camp
210 Andersontown Road  Mechanicsburg, PA 17055 (717) 691-
1850 Fax (717) 691-0152