Boarding Facility

Sat 13, Feb, 2016
Boarding Facility

Guide to Selecting the Right Boarding Kennel or Dog Daycare This simple checklist should help you find the facility that's right for your dog: [checklist icon="fa-check-square-o" iconcolor="#333333" circle="no"] <ul> <ul> <li>Making a personal visit to the facility: A personal visit is essential to determine whether the facility will be satisfactory. You should be able to visit the facility without an appointment during operating hours. If you are required to visit by appointment only, one must question what the facilities are like when you are not there!</li> </ul> </ul> <ul> <ul> <li>Does it smell? This could be an indicator of insufficient hygiene. The dog care facility should be free of dirt, fecal accumulation, odors and parasite infestation (flies, fleas, ticks). There should be a strict schedule of disinfecting with effective chemicals. Carpeting and upholstery harbor bacteria, fleas and ticks, and are not the best environment for the care of a transient canine population. If the place is going to act like a dog hotel, it should be as clean as a regular one!</li> </ul> </ul> <ul> <ul> <li>Is there ready access to a vet in case of emergency? Hopefully this will not be required, but it's better to be safe than sorry! Ask about the procedure for obtaining veterinary service, if required. Remember that it is customary (and responsible) for you to be financially responsible for any veterinary care required for your pet while it is being boarded.</li> </ul> </ul> <ul> <ul> <li>Are staff suitably qualified in pet care? It is important to inquire about staff experience and knowledge. All staff members should be knowledgeable and experienced in dog behavior. As the concept of daycare for dogs becomes more popular, consumers need to be leary of entrepreneurs with no expertise in the field. Supervision is the key to good dog boarding and daycare services. Dogs should have constant supervision and interaction with the staff. An experienced and qualified staff will conduct a temperment evaluation to determine if the dog may appropriately participate in canine group activities. However, all play groups should be supervised not only to entertain the dogs, but to police the interaction and prevent altercations if at all possible.</li> </ul> </ul> <ul> <ul> <li>Are the play areas and boarding rooms safe? Areas where your pet will stay should be free of sharp objects, harmful chemicals, objects your pet might swallow and electric lines. Primary enclosures (sleeping quarters) should provide solid dividers between your pet and the other boarders, both for reasons of safety and so that your pet will be able to relax and sleep without feeling challenged by his or her neighbors. Surfaces should offer good traction even when wet. Firefighting equipment should be readily available.</li> </ul> </ul> [/checklist]

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Wed 06, Jan, 2016
Dog Daycare

Inn of the Dog Daycare Play-groups are ideal for: [checklist icon="fa-check-square-o" iconcolor="#333333" circle="no"] <ul> <ul> <li>Dog owners who work long hours and feel guilty leaving their dog at home. Drop them at the Inn of the Dog on your way to work, let us tire them out, walk them, feed them and you pick them up on your way home, checking on them throughout the day via our doggie-cam.</li> </ul> </ul> <ul> <ul> <li>Dog owners who travel on a regular basis; let us be your pet's home away from home. A great alternative to pet sitters, kennels or vets.</li> </ul> </ul> <ul> <ul> <li>Having work done to the house? House for sale with Realtors in and out? Company coming? We can make your life easier. Get the dog out of the house for the day and bring them to socialize and exercise.</li> </ul> </ul> <ul> <ul> <li>Taking a day trip or shopping? Drop off on your way out, or even the night before, and we will have them happy and tired when you return.</li> </ul> </ul> <ul> <ul> <li>Perfect for dogs who have separation anxiety, or behavior problems such as chewing or barking.</li> </ul> </ul> <ul> <ul> <li>Great for socializing puppies or just great exercise for the dog who does not have enough at home. Dogs are pack animals by nature, they enjoy the company of other canines. Socialization with other dogs as well as new people is an important part of having a well behaved pet.</li> </ul> </ul> <ul> <ul> <li>Our indoor play areas have custom 3/4" rubber flooring to ensure no dogs will be hurt while playing with their buddies.</li> </ul> </ul> <ul> <ul> <li>We have separate play areas for small and large dogs, as well as recently added play areas for puppies and geriatrics. Each area is filled with appropriate toys and balls, as well as famous Kuranda raised beds for those who like to lounge up off the floor. We also have tunnels, agility equipment and playhouses for their enjoyment.</li> </ul> </ul> <ul> <ul> <li>There is always fresh water available and the dogs are never left alone. Staff members are consistently supervising the play groups, playing games, and giving lots of love and attention.</li> </ul> </ul> <ul> <ul> <li>We also have live webcams in our play areas. So whether you are at home, work, or on vacation, you can watch your dog play.</li> </ul> </ul> <ul> <ul> <li>Dogs are leash-walked every four to five hours.</li> </ul> </ul> <ul> <ul> <li>Each dog must pass a temperament evaluation in order to participate in daycare, must be current on all shots, flea and tick free, and spayed or neutered if over 10 months of age.</li> </ul> </ul> [/checklist]

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Wed 06, Jan, 2016
Luxury Boarding

Luxury Overnight Dog Boarding at the Inn of the Dog. [checklist icon="fa-check-square-o" iconcolor="#333333" circle="no"] <ul> <ul> <li>After playing all day, your dog can spend the night in one of our canine suites, ranging in size from 5x5' to 8x10'.</li> </ul> </ul> <ul> <ul> <li>We recommend a larger suite for extra large breeds or multiple dog-siblings sleeping together.</li> </ul> </ul> <ul> <ul> <li>All suites feature a Kuranda brand raised dog bed, but feel free to bring your dog's favorite bed, blanket or toys.</li> </ul> </ul> <ul> <ul> <li>At night, we have soft lighting and calming music throughout to pamper our guests, happy and tired after a full day of playing with their canine companions.</li> </ul> </ul> <ul> <ul> <li>All dogs are fed individually in their suites, as many times a day as requested. We recommend you bring food; if not, we will feed a premium all-natural pet food for a small fee.</li> </ul> </ul> <ul> <ul> <li>Dogs who do not participate in daycare can still board with us. However, they spend the day in their suite, and receive long walks every three to four hours with one on one playtime with an employee. Meds are given at no extra charge.</li> </ul> </ul> [/checklist]

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