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Frequently Asked Questions

Do you board cats?
Unfortunately we are not equipped to board cats at this time.

What vaccinations must my dog have to board here?
Dogs must have current Distemper, Hepatitis, Lepto, Parvo, Bordetella, and Rabies vaccinations. It is also recommended that pets use a Flea & Tick control such as Frontline or Advantage. We do our best to control fleas and ticks on the premises, but there is a chance of getting fleas anywhere and everywhere, especially being in the country where there are squirrels and rabbits.

Can we bring our own toys and bedding?
Yes! But keep in mind that toys and bedding do not always go home in the same condition as when they came in. Some dogs chew up their beds and/or the bed may become soiled. We ask that you please put pet names in permanent marker on all toys, leashes, etc. They sometimes become lost in the shuffle.

Do we bring our own food?
Absolutely, bring your own food. By bringing your own food, there is less of a chance of upset stomachs. You may also bring treats if you desire.

Do we need to bring our own bowls?
No. We use stainless steel bowls so that they can be properly sanitized.

Can we bring medications?
Medications are fine. Owner must provide plainly written instructions. Owners are asked to put meds in a weekly pill organizer which can be bought at any pharmacy. By doing this, we can make sure that the meds are properly administered. Medication administration fees are $2-$3 a dose, depending on the difficulty of the task.

How many times a day do the dogs go outside to go to the bathroom?
Every dog goes out 4-6 times a day to use the restroom and stretch. The amount that the dog goes all depends on their age and need.

Can our dogs be boarded together?
Yes, but only if they get along. If we have to stand guard over them while feeding they will be put into separate runs.

Can we board our Geriatric pets with you?
Absolutely! Please provide us with all of the information you can concerning your Geriatric pet (his daily schedule, medications, and quirks).

Can our dog play with other dogs?
Yes, but only the owner has signed a Permission to Play contract. There are certain breeds that will not be allowed to ply with others due to their natural tendencies, Rots, German Shepards, Bulldogs etc. Also, no intact males or females may play with others do to occasional bad moods.

What to Expect When Your Pet Returns Home after Boarding

Your pet will undoubtedly be happy to see you after your trip. Following a few simple steps will help ease the transition back to home life.
Overexcitement may make a dog pant a lot and act thirsty. He is probably not really thirsty and had plenty of water available at the facility. Give him a few ice cubes to tide him over until he settles down.

Food: ditto. Be aware that excessive drinking and eating may lead to digestive upsets and bloating. Do not feed your pet for at least three hours after coming home from the pet care facility and then limit the food and water you provide until he has settled back into home life.

Walk your pet upon arrival or allow access to a yard area. Excitement may also cause a change in urination or bowel movements outside his normal schedule.

Give your pet some personalized attention - some play time or sitting and petting or brushing him will help him get through the excitement stage and calm down.

A stay at a pet care facility can be very exciting and some dogs charge around barking at other dogs and having a wonderful time. These dogs often leave the facility exhausted but happy, and sleep a lot for the first couple of days they are home.

Re-establish home patterns by following a normal schedule. Pets love following a schedule it makes them feel safe and secure.

After you pick kitty up from the facility, be sure to keep him in the house for a few days before allowing him to go outside. Just as he had to adjust to the facility, so will he have to adjust to being home again. Allow him to find that "at home" feeling again before letting him out of the house.

This article is provided as a general overview of the topic. Always consult your veterinarian for specific information related to diseases or medical care for pets.


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