We do not provide food. We ask that the dog’s regular food be brought in for feeding. Keeping a dog on their regular diet will lessen the chance of an upset stomach while they are here with us. To accommodate any special dietary needs we do have a refrigerator, freezer and microwave available. We can accommodate a variety of diets including wet, dry, dehydrated or raw.
We feed breakfast 7am – 8am, lunch or snack at noon and dinner 6pm – 7pm. We will accommodate special feeding times for medical reasons. An additional fee of $10.00 per night may be added if your dog requires special feeding requirements that do not meet our time constraints. Each case will be discussed and agreed upon prior to the date of your reservation.
All dogs are let out to go potty a minimum of 6 times a day. These 6 outs are distributed evenly between the hours of 7am and 9pm daily. If the dog is elderly or has a specific health issue we can accommodate their potty break schedule based on their personal requirements.
We do not charge extra to administer medication unless an extreme number of medications need to be administered and requires additional time above our regular routine. An additional fee of $10.00 per night may be added if your dog requires special requirements that do not meet our time constraints. Each case will be discussed and agreed upon prior to the date of your reservation.
Yes. We are able to administer insulin shots to diabetic dogs. Shots must be administered between 7am – 8pm. If the dog receives their shots before or after these hours we ask you to adjust their schedule to fit our availability.
If a dog becomes ill during their stay we will do our best to contact the owner or their emergency contact immediately. Upon owner request we will contact their regular veterinary office and transport the dog at no cost to the owner. If the owner’s regular veterinary office is not open and the dog requires emergency veterinary care we will transport the dog to VCA Great Lakes Veterinary Specialists on Richmond Road in Bedford Heights. We are not responsible for any costs associated with veterinary care.
Cleanliness is a top priority in our facility. Our overnight rooms and common areas are cleaned once a day with extra cleaning as needed. Our cleaning process consists of washing the walls, the door, and the floor of each overnight room and giving each dog a fresh bowl of water. When a dog checks out of our facility we completely disinfect the area to prepare it for the next overnight guest. Our regular cleaning routine also includes laundering of bedding, washing of bowls after each meal, vacuuming and mopping of all common areas.
We are diligent about picking up after every dog. This allows us to keep track of the dog’s bathroom habits. It also helps us maintain a clean outdoor area. Along with picking up after every dog, we use an animal specific disinfectant twice a day and hose once per day, weather permitting.
If a dog has sensitivities to cleaning supplies we will do a light cleaning once a day, with additional cleaning as needed. This includes vacuuming, laundering, washing of food bowls, and giving fresh water. We do offer an organic solution to clean up any dirt or mud.
We like to keep the same routine that the dog has at home. This helps reduce stress and allows us to maintain the dog’s regular sleeping pattern. A crate can be brought from home or we can provide one as needed.
Our kennel guests will receive six potty breaks and around two hours of one on one interaction with our kennel technicians a day. They will have access to fresh water and we will maintain their regular feeding schedule.
The only item we require owners to bring is food because we do not want to change the dog’s diet. Additional items such as bedding and toys that may provide comfort to the dog are always welcome. We have stainless steel bowls and bedding that we can provide for our guests. We ask that bowls are not brought from home unless your dog requires a special feeding bowl such as a slow feeder or bowl riser. Any belongings that you bring in for your dog will be labeled with a permanent marker using your last name or your dog’s name. This includes bedding, toys, food containers, scoops, medication, carriers and/or baggies of treats.
Yes. We require vaccinations for Rabies, Leptospirosis, Bordetella, and Distemper-Parvo. We require a negative fecal examination within sixty days prior to the very first boarding visit and every year after that. If the dog has health issues and the vet is not comfortable or willing to vaccinate, we require a written letter or verbal confirmation from the veterinarian. Once we receive this, waivers can be signed for all vaccines, except the fecal examination.
We do not have any age or health restrictions. We ask that if a dog is elderly or has health restrictions we evaluate them and review any special instructions prior to their stay. If their needs are not something we can accommodate in our facility we can discuss further options.