Vaccinations required for boarding We require your dog to be vaccinated against rabies, parvo/distemper and canine influenza. We strongly recommend that your dog be vaccinated against canine influenza at least 3 weeks prior to boarding, so that the vaccination has time to take effect before entering the kennel. If your dog is approaching the expiration date for the canine influenza, we recommend a booster prior to boarding. We also recommend that you talk to your veterinarian about bordatella, but the vaccine is not required for boarding or grooming.
Boarding fees – $28.00 per dog per night. Family Discount additional dogs receive a 10% discount.
Do you fill up? Yes, we do. We generally fill up holiday weekends, school vacations and during the summer months and, therefore, recommend making reservations for your pet as early as possible, but do call for those last minute things that come up...you never know! Once we are full, we begin a waiting list for any possible future cancellations.
Boarding puppies? We are VERY happy to board puppies as long as they are 4 months old and fully vaccinated. Of course, being young they need special attention so we usually keep them “up front” and keep a very close eye on them. They get fed more often, have more rest periods and get on the lawn more often than our adult guests. Most veterinarians have recommendations regarding boarding young puppies, so please speak with your veterinarian before making a decision regarding boarding.
What type of exercise will my dog get? We get each dog out of their runs and into our play yard at least 3 times a day with one of us to play. They also run and play in their runs. It is not uncommon for dogs to go home after boarding more exhausted than when they came in, as they get so much exercise while here.
When my dog comes home from boarding, he/she drinks a TON of water – don’t you give water there? We get asked this question all the time! Please rest assured that your dog has water available 24 hours a day. We’re not sure why it is, but some dogs don’t drink as much while boarding (maybe they’re like children and are having too much fun to worry about such things!) If this happens with your dog, we would encourage you to monitor how much water your dog drinks in a short amount of time because, at times, dogs drink a large amount too quickly and it causes them to throw up.
Toys – We cannot accept the following as they can be choking hazards - rawhide, rope toys and hooves.
Beds – You are more than welcome to bring your dogs bed for them to have during their stay; however, we recommend that you bring older beds or a towel for them just in case they decide to be naughty and nibble on that designer bed! Dogs often do things while boarding that they don’t do at home.
Is it OK if I call to check on my pet while I’m out of town? Of course! Call or text anytime to check on your pets.
What days are you closed during the year? We are closed to the public (but here taking care of your dogs) on Sundays, Memorial Day, Veterans Day, at noon the day before Thanksgiving, Thanksgiving Day, at noon on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day,at noon on New Years Eve and New Years Day.
Can you board my handicapped pet? In general, we board only healthy, able-bodied pets. There are some exceptions to this policy, so please speak to us prior to making a reservation if your pet has some special concerns.
Medications – Yes, we will administer any medications your pet requires. We are able to give injections as well , so your diabetic pet is welcome here.