About Us

about-1The Pet Resort History

The Best In Show Pet Resort has been family owned and operated since 2008 by Dr Raymond Polley, DMV. Dr Polley launched Best In Show Pet Resort to bring outstanding pet care to Long Island. His goal was to take pet care to a higher standard for people on Long Island. He traveled across the country and visited all the premier resorts in America to determine how to provide the best possible pet care to Long Island. What he came back with was the basis for the design of the first all suite, state of the art, luxury pet care facility in Mineola, NY.

about-2Owner and Founder

Dr. Polley is a lifelong animal lover. He founded Garden City Veterinary Care. In 2008, he relocated Garden City Veterinary Care to our convenient building in the heart of Nassau county.  Dr. Polley received a doctorate in veterinary medicine from Ross University in 1994. He is a member of AVMA, NYSVMA, and LIVMA.

Dr. Polley worked on the NY Mercantile Exchange for five years before deciding to go to veterinary school. After graduating, he worked in Florida for two years before coming back to Long Island and starting Garden City Veterinary Care in 1996. He and his wife, Kate, have three kids, a cat and recently adopted a Jack Russell Terrier named Casey Jones Jr. In his spare time, he enjoys fishing, camping and skiing with his family.

about-3Our Mission

Our mission at Best In Show Pet Resort is to provide outstanding pet care. To provide the highest level of pet care, we utilize the most up to date pet care systems for our guests to enjoy an active day in a safe and clean environment. Our hospital grade air filtration system and building wide central disinfectant and vacuum system provides a healthy atmosphere. Plus, our well-trained staff ensure and encourage active but safe play.


  • We provide safe, clean, state of the art, private and spacious overnight pet boarding accommodations
  • Our pet boarding and dog daycare guests receive care and attention from friendly, experienced and highly experienced pet care attendants.
  • We offer three indoor large play areas, individual play if desired and accommodations with sliding doors, flat screen TV’s and raised bedding.
  • We offer many packages to customize your pets stay, including birthday parties, puppy time, and for our older guests a TLC package.
  • We are staffed 24 hours a day for your pets protection.
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Awards and Accolades

  • International Association of Canine Professionals
  • Mineola Chamber of Commerce
  • Better Business Bureau
  • Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT)
  • The International Boarding & Pet Services Association (IBPSA)

Additionally, Best In Show Pet Resort has completed the Outstanding Pet Care Learning Center (OPCLC) comprehensive curriculum for pet care facility training with classes and courses dedicated to helping pet care facility owners, managers and staff deliver the highest quality pet care.

Resort Tours

You are welcome to visit our dog boarding facility anytime and ask as many questions as you would like.

We are conveniently located in the heart of Nassau County at 244 Herricks Road, Mineola NY 11501. Just a block south of Jericho Turnpike on Herricks Road. There is ample parking in the rear of the building. Our outstanding pet care facility serves pet owners in Nassau, Suffolk and the five boroughs.