Please feel free to bring a comfort item from home for your dog (i.e. an old t-shirt that smells like a family member, a favourite toy, or blanket).
Please put your dog’s name or your family name on anything that has a tag or that you can write on to ensure it makes it back home with you after your dog's stay.
Please bring enough food for your dog’s stay, plus a little extra just in case of delays in your return. Please include written feeding instructions (amounts, usual time, any allergies or sensitivities, etc.). You may wish to bring your dog's own food & water bowls, we also have extras available that we clean between each guest.
Please bring any medications needed with specific administration and dosing instructions from your dog’s veterinarian.
Please ensure your dog has proper I.D. on his collar with up-to-date contact information either on the tag and on file with your pet's license.
Please bring a regular 6-foot leash (nylon or leather) and a regular collar (buckle preferred). If your dog pulls on walks, or if you prefer using them, please also provide your dog’s harness or head collar.
Please note that we do not use any collars or equipment that may cause the dog pain or fear, including choke or prong collars.
Please ensure all equipment is fitted properly so your dog cannot slip out while on a walk.
We suggest notifying your veterinarian that your dog will be staying with us and providing your veterinarian's office with our business card so they know who we in the rare event that we need to contact them.
If you will be out of town or difficult to reach, please provide a name and number of a trusted person in town in case of emergency. Please also provide them with our contact information.
**All dogs must be up to date on vaccinations prior to boarding, including bordetella (kennel cough).** The only exceptions are dogs that are medically exempt due to old age or underlying health conditions.
Please note that bordetella vaccinations take approximately 2 weeks to take effect and only last between 6 months to one year, so it is best to book a vet appointment 2-4 weeks before boarding your dog. Ask your veterinarian for recommendations.
If your dog sleeps in a kennel at home, and you feel this would add to their comfort, you are welcome to bring it. We have a variety of sizes and styles of crates and X-Pens, so your dog is welcome to use one of ours if needed.
Please feel free to contact us with any questions.
Relax and enjoy your time away knowing that your dog is in excellent hands and will be treated as part of our family while you are gone.
Feel free to contact Jillian with any questions at all, and to check in with us during your trip.