Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What is a Bordetella vaccine?
Bordetella vaccine is given to aid in the prevention of “Kennel Cough”, the most prevalent upper respiratory problem in dogs in the United States. The condition is also known as tracheobronchitis, canine infectious tracheobronchitis, Bordetellosis, or Bordetella. It is highly contagious in dogs. The disease is found worldwide and will infect a very high percentage of dogs in their lifetime.
Why is the Bordetella Vaccine given every 6 months?
It is recommended to be given every 6 months if your dog is ever exposed to other dogs. If your dog is groomed, boarded, walked among other dogs or you take him/her to a public dog park, you run a higher risk of exposure.
Can I bring my dog’s bed?
Due to our laundry policy, we recommend that you do not bring your own bedding. We have plenty of fluffy blankets, beds and toys! That way, you don’t run the risk that your pet’s belongings are misplaced. If you would like to bring something with your scent, you can bring a t-shirt or stuffed toys.
When my dog stays in an indoor kennel does it get to go outside?
Absolutely! All of our guests are taken outside to the grassy play yards a minimum of twice daily for 30 minutes to an hour, depending on weather and temperment.
What kind of food do you feed in the kennel?
All our boarding guests are fed once daily. We feed Hill’s Science Diet Sensitive Stomach and Iams lamb and rice.If you prefer your pet to be fed more often, there is an additional charge. If you choose to bring your own food, there is a preparation charge. Please include any special instructions with your pet’s food.
Are my dogs ever with other dogs?
All of our guests are in separate accommodations unless otherwise requested. Doggy Day Camp is available for all of our boarding dogs.
Why does my dog have to spayed or neutered to go to daycare?
In addition to the benefits of not having heat periods and unwanted offspring, most pets become less aggressive toward people and other animals. The neutered male dog is also less likely to roam, mark territory, and display aggression toward other dogs. Un-spayed female dogs can often, unwittingly, inspire aggression in males, neutered or not.