Dogs

All Dogs Welcome!

Dog Boarding Application

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We accept all breeds of dogs.  We are firm believers that it is the environment in which the dog is raised that causes problems/aggression, not the breed.  However, you must notify us of any dog behavior problems your dog has.  Dog-aggressive dogs are not a problem.  We have several runs with high walls so your dog will not become stimulated by another dog.

Vaccines Required:  Rabies, Distemper, and Bordetella.  We advise the Bordetella be given every six-months, but we will accept it yearly. Bordetella should be given at least 48 hours prior to boarding.   If you administer your own vaccines, please save the labels and/or receipts as verification.

Heartworm, Fleas and Ticks:  The Southern Arizona area does have ticks and mosquitoes.  We suggest that you use monthly heartworm, flea and tick preventives year round.  At the very least, such preventive treatment should be used from April through October (warm weather months)  We will administer preventive treatments at no charge.

Collars:  We only allow regular cloth or leather collars in the dog runs.  If you do not want your dog to wear a collar please let us know.

Runs:   Every dog has its own indoor/outdoor run.  For families with multiple dogs their dogs may stay altogether in one run if they wish.  The indoor section is temperature controlled:  cooled in the summer and heated in the winter.  The outside portion is covered so your dog is protected from the sun and rain.

Potty Breaks:  Every dog is taken to a yard to potty three times a day.  These are not play times, but do allow your dog some outside stimulation and regular places to potty.  Some dogs don’t want to potty in their runs (associating the cement floor of the run as being indoors) and will try to hold it for as long as they can.  This is very unhealthy for your dog.

Feeding:  We feed twice a day at approximately 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.  We will feed three times per day if requested.  We prefer that you bring your own dog food as that is better for your dog, and that you do not bring any bowls, unless your dog needs an elevated bowl to eat from.  You may bring a bag or container of dog food, it does not have to be individually packaged for each meal.   It is normal for some dogs not to eat as much when they are away from home.  However, we make sure that every dog eats after 24 hours of arriving.

Personal Belongings:  You may bring anything you wish for your dog, we just ask that it is not something valuable to you as we cannot guarantee that your dog will not damage it.  Shy or fearful dogs do tend to be comforted by having something with their owner’s scent in their runs, like a worn T-shirt.

Toys and Treats:  You may bring appropriate sized toys and treats/bones.  However, we do not allow baked/basted bones.  These bones all splinter and break into jagged pieces, they are not safe for your dogs.  We will put treats in treat dispensing toys throughout the day at no charge if requested.  If a toy becomes damaged, or a treat too small, we will take it away from the dog for its safety.

Bedding:  You may bring your own dog’s bedding or we can supply bedding or a dog cot (raised bed) at no charge.

Medicine, Supplements, etc.:  We do not charge extra for any medications, supplements, vitamins, etc. Please feel free to bring them.  For medications please bring extra in case you are unexpectedly delayed.

Insulin Shots:  $1 per shot.  Please bring extra needles and insulin in case you are unexpectedly delayed.

 

RATES:  As of Sept. 1, 2013

Overnight Boarding:  Includes three daily potty breaks.

One dog………………………………..          $  15.00

Two dogs, one run …………………..       $  23.00

Two dogs, two runs ………………….      $  26.00

Three dogs, one run …………………       $  28.00

 

A day is considered a 24-hour period.  If you drop off during the morning hours for overnight boarding  and pick up in the afternoon, an additional half-day will be charged rather than a full day.  For example:  If you drop off one dog on a Saturday morning, and pick up on Sunday evening, the cost is $22.00 ($15.00 daily charge plus $7.00 half-day charge).

Discounts:  In addition to multiple dog discounts we give discounts for multiple pets, such as a cat and dog, bird and dog, etc.  After 14 days we give a 10% discount which starts on day 1.  We also have special pricing for long-term stays.  Please call for pricing.

OTHER DOG SERVICES AVAILABLE:

Play Times are approximately 20 minutes.  Cost is $4 each session for 1-3 dogs of same family.

GROUP:  Your dog will be evaluated prior to entering a group play time.  Most male dogs over 1 year that are not neutered are not good candidates.  While size of a dog is considered when pairing dogs, playfulness (level of activity) is the key factor.  If your dog cannot have a group play time, we will give your dog an individual play time.

INDIVIDUAL:  We will play with your dog.  Common activities are throwing a ball or Frisbee.

WALKSApproximately 20 minutes, cost $4.00 for 1-2 dogs of same familyWe have over 16 acres to walk your dog.  We can vary our walking path for your dog’s pleasure.

SWIMMING:  Approximately 20 minutes, cost $6.00 for 1-2 dogs that know how to swim in a pool  If you want us to teach your dog to swim the cost is $20 for the first session, then $6.00 for each session afterwards.

TRAININGWe can train your dog while it is boarding.  Average cost is $45 a day (includes boarding). 

BATHSOur baths include brushing, ear cleaning and nail clipping (if possible).  Price depends on length and condition of coat.  Prices range from $10.00 (small dog, short hair) to $45.00 (large dog, long hair).

We will give you an exact price when you drop off your dog.


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