Our boarding kennel has been designed with the health, safety and comfort of your pet in mind.
Our staff are trained in Pet First Aid and emergency CPR
We have a commercial quality water filtration system and all pets drink filtered water which is changed several times during the day. We suggest that families bring their pet’s food and instructions for feeding. We prepare the food as you would at home and serve it on a similar schedule following your instructions reducing stomach upset and stress.
We minimize exposure to harmful chemicals. Everything is disinfected daily with a Commercial quality high pressure steam washer. All floors and walls inside the building have been covered with a non-porous tile that can be sterilized. We clean and sterilize all surfaces inside and outside the kennel on a daily basis. Gravel areas have been dug out 6 feet, sloped away from the building and refilled with smooth drainage gravel. Smooth gravel is comfortable on the dogs feet and this design allows us to wash the gravel and keep all outside areas clean and sterile. We also have some cement runs for those dogs who need them
Dogs are allowed constant access to private indoor and outdoor areas during the day, except when outdoor weather makes this unwise or if you instruct otherwise. In that case, our staff will let the dogs in and out frequently throughout the day, keeping everyone comfortable and safe. The buildings are heated with infrared radiant heaters. Each dog has a private suite with solid walls on the interior and chain link fencing on the exterior.
Our heat feels similar to the heat of the sun. It heats the floors and objects within the buildings, the floors are always a comfortable temperature. It also has the added advantage that it keeps older dogs more comfortable and mobile. And, as the air is not heated the heat lost through doors is minimized and we are able to keep the dogs warmer even when they are going in and out during cold weather
Dogs are social by nature and enjoy seeing each other and our outside areas accomplish that. The interior solid walls provide a private area for sleeping and eating. Some people find that it is somewhat noisy when dogs are arriving or leaving but they settle down quickly. People regularly comment that their dogs are excited to come to the kennel and they are relaxed and happy when going home.
Our separate small dog area is designed like a living room, with glass suites. During the day, little guys enjoy couch time and lap time with staff while safely interacting with other dogs of the same size.
Cats have a separate sunny area away from the dogs and enjoy daily play time with staff.
Every suite comes with a raised bed and many people bring a blanket from home to put on top of the bed. This gives a little extra comfort and some smells from home. We have a steam washer & dryer to wash beds and sterilize bedding during your pets stay with us.
Emphasis is on lots of exercise and dogs love to get out and stretch their legs in our large grassed paddocks & indoor arena. They love playing and chasing balls or disks and running either singly or with a friend in our paddocks. All dogs have regular visits to the play yards unless you request otherwise.
All of our outside yards have structures for protection from the sun & weather.
We have planned for emergencies. This includes a commercial plow to keep the road clear during the winter. Commercial generators – should the power go out, all of the buildings will continue to have light, heat and water. A commercial filtration system for water and a large underground storage system that holds enough for more than a week. 24 hour emergency vet care nearby.
Music plays 24 hours a day, Staff are on site 24 hours a day. There are normally 4 – 6 people working at the kennel at any given time and a total of 35 runs. This gives us the opportunity to care for all of your pets needs both physically and mentally and get to know them well.
We also have various training & fun classes that your dog can be enrolled in while staying with us.
We look forward to getting to know your pets.