What shots does my dog need?

Veterinarian certificate indicating the current vaccination proof of:

  • Rabies
  • Distemper (DHPP)
  • Bordetella Vaccine (Kennel Cough)
  • Negative fecal test result within the past 6 months
  • Monthly flea and tick preventative medication
Will my dog be in a crate?

Only if you use one at home! I do not crate dogs without the owner’s approval.

What should I bring?
  • Whatever will make you baby feel at home: Bed, blanket, favorite (indestructible) toy.
  • **Food, treats, food dish (no water dish needed)
  • Any medication
  • Crate- only if used at home. I do have a medium crate which I am happy to set up for you. (Still bring all bedding)
  • “They” say that if you bring a piece of clothing with your scent on it, it helps to keep your pup calm
  • Leash- I do not walk your dog! So you can leave the leash in your car after drop off.
  • New policy! All dogs must be on a leash until they enter the yard and then leave to go home!
How many dogs do you board at once?

Usually no more than 3-4 not including Lucy. Before accepting a new reservation, I always look to see who is already booked to make certain the dogs will match up successfully.

Do you require a meet & greet?

YES!!! It is imperative that I get to know your dog prior to their stay here. I need to know that the dogs which may overlap will all get along. Plus it gives your pooch a chance to visit the property so you’re not just dropping them off to a strange place.

Is there an agreement I have to sign?

Yes! It can found under the “Agreement” tab above.

Do you require a deposit?

Yes. A non-refundable deposit of 1/3 must be paid upon booking a reservation.

What forms of payment do you accept?
Do you accept large dogs?

That depends. A mandatory meet & greet is required. If your dog shows any signs of aggression or if I feel he/she is too strong for me to handle or if I feel they are any threat to my Lucy, they will not be accepted.

Do you ever use a bark collar?

Never. If the owner used one for their dog, I would obviously want to use it for their stay here.

Do you ever use dog sedation?

If the owner uses it for their dog, I would like to have it on hand for their stay here. If I feel it would be beneficial for your dog if they are anxious, I would ask for your permission first. I use GKD Hemp Calming Chews.

Do you walk the dogs?

NO. My yard is plenty big enough for dogs to play and playing exerts much more energy than a walk ever could. It is also safer.

What do you do when it’s a rainy or snowy day?

I got rid of my coffee table & rearrange my upstairs by moving the couch towards the dining room to make as much room as possible. All of the toys come out! I also block off anything that could be damaged.

My dog hates cats and you have one. How do you handle that?

Easy. The upstairs living area is always blocked off from the 1st floor. Athena is usually outdoors except at night, where she sleeps in my room.

What are drop off times?

You can drop anytime between 9am and 7pm. NO drop off’s prior to 8:00am. If you need to drop sooner, there is a $5 per 30 minute charge, so if you dropped at 8:00, it would cost $10. Most people choose to drop their pup off the day/night before.

What is pick up time?

Overnight boarders must be picked up by 1pm. If that is not possible, they can stay until 7pm. The cost is $10 per hour after 1pm. NO pick up’s after 8pm…You would get your pup the next morning.