Dogs 4 mos. old and over must be current on their Rabies vaccine as well as Distemper & Parvo (often these show on vet records as DHPPL4, DA2PPV, Da2pp, DHLPP, or something similar). We also require Bordetella (kennel cough).
Puppies under 4 mos. must be current on Bordetella and Distemper/Parvo (at minimum 2 courses, with at least one course given by a vet, given every 3-4 weeks). At 4 mos. they should receive their Rabies vaccine. Also note that puppies 6 mos. and over MUST be spayed/neutered to participate in group play boarding or daycare.
Cats must be current on Rabies and FVRC.
Pocket Pets (gerbils, hampsters, guinea pigs, rabbits, etc. may have different requirements, so please give us a call!)
Vaccinations must be given by a vet. Home and breeder vaccinations are not valid per the State of Iowa for the purposes of boarding/daycare. Submitted records must show the vet contact information, owner's contact information, dog's name, age, weight, spayed/neutered status, and expiration dates for their vaccines.
Records should be uploaded via your dashboard in the Pet Parent Portal or can be emailed to email@example.com
All guests must also be current on Dewormer, Flea & Tick preventatives, and be parasite-free. If a guest is found to have parasites or any other potentially contagious conditions, extra cleaning/bathing/vet fees will apply OR you may need to have your pet picked up immediately.
Vaccination records are required upon arrival for all animals regardless of service. We prefer they be sent 2+ weeks ahead of time so there are no last minute surprises. This also ensures the vaccine has time to create immunity in your dog. Contact your veterinarian for any additional vaccines they may recommend for your pet while being boarded.
IF your pet does not have the correct vaccinations, they cannot enter the facility.
WHAT TO BRING FOR BOARDING:
Food - bring enough food for the duration of their stay +1 day. Please make sure you disclose any food allergies when dropping off. We do have a fridge/freezer to keep fresh/canned food.
Medicine - bring in the original bottle or organize multiple meds into a pill box. Bring pill pockets too!
Treats - We use treats to help make your dog become more comfortable with us and reward good behavior!
Bedding - A small piece of bedding such as a blanket or towel which has their/your scent on it helps your dog feel more at home. We can also wash it if it gets dirty! Beds are ok too, but keep in mind it WILL get dirty! All enclosures come with a raised Kuranda bed in it.
A favorite toy - Is your pup a chewer/bed destroyer? Opt for a favorite chew-safe toy instead of bedding.
**Please put their name on anything you bring**
WHAT NOT TO BRING:
Bowls - We use and sanitize our own stainless steel bowls between each feeding. "Slow feed" bowls are fine, but please put their name on it.
Rawhide, beef bones, or anything else that can shard, make a huge mess, or be a choke hazard. Kong or Nylabone chews toys are a great alternative!
Anything expensive! We get dirty, play hard in the pools and snow, water dishes spill, and dogs chew. Please do not bring anything that we can't put in the washing machine or that is important to you.
Big totes or bags of food- please only bring what is needed for their stay (plus one day). We have a 16"x11" totes to keep their food & meds organized. If your pup has an extended stay, a bag of food is fine.