Important Notes and Rates
Important Notes and Rates
All boarding dogs MUST HAVE THEIR VACCINATIONS UP TO DATE. This includes DA2PP (Parvo Virus), Rabies and Bordetella (Kennel Cough) vaccination. Bordetella needs to be given at least 5 DAYS prior to boarding. We will not accept your dog if the vaccines were done less then that. Vaccines do not work immediately. It takes time for the body to respond to the vaccine, develop immunity and provide protection against the specific disease.
All cats must have their FVRCP & Rabies vaccination and we also recommend the FeLv vaccine (feline Leukemia). If you prefer we can certainly call your Veterinarian and have them email us your pets vaccination certificate. We also accept titres (For Rabies/Distemper ONLY, kennel cough still needs to be up to date).
**IF PROOF OF VACCINES IS NOT PROVIDED YOUR PET(S) CAN NOT STAY.**
This is not only for the safety of your pet but for the others that are here as well.
PLEASE NOTE: Kennel Cough is not a core vaccine meaning that your Veterinarian may not give it unless asked. Please contact your Veterinarian to confirm that your dog is vaccinated for kennel cough.
We also require that your dog be on a flea/deworming and tick control product from your Veterinarian June-November (like Revolution, Advantage (for fleas only) Advantage Multi, Simparica, Bravecto and Nexguard) as external parasites spread very quickly. . If your dog has fleas currently or you do not provide proof of flea medication he/she will not be permitted to stay.
*Because of our closely interactive style of boarding, we are unable to accept non-neutered males over the age of 6 months, or any females in heat. These circumstances tend to create unease for the other dogs, whether playing outside as a group, or while inside their kennels. *We also will not accept any dogs aggressive towards people or other dogs. If you misrepresent your dog, they will not be welcome back. If your dog bites us, or another dog while here, they also will not be welcome back. Any concern about your dogs social behavior can be discussed, if we know beforehand we can accommodate your dog accordingly.
*Please speak to your Veterinarian and consider anti-anxiety medication for your high anxiety dog. We do not tolerate consistent barking and while we try our best to provide a stress free environment some dogs need a little help. This not only makes your dogs stay more comfortable for them and allows them to rest, but it also ensures all the other dogs here are able to rest as well. Anxiety barkers need to be picked up from your emergency contact so if you are not sure how your dog will be we can certainly set up a day to see how your dog will do.
Food and Special Needs
It is important that you bring your own dog or cats food. A sudden change in diet for your pet could cause vomiting and/or diarrhea. This will cause unnecessary stress for your pet during their stay. If your dog begins having diarrhea, vomiting, fever or lethargy before coming to Just 4 Paws they will not be permitted to stay, please schedule an appointment with your Veterinarian, and should medications be required, then we will be happy to take them after the medical assessment.
Please consider starting your dog on probiotics before boarding. GI conditions are often associated with an imbalance in intestinal microflora (bacteria), which can be triggered by stress related to boarding. Starting them on probiotics prior to boarding can help keep them regular.
We provide blankets and beds however we encourage you to bring your own blankets and toys in with your pet. This will help your pet to settle in and be much happier if he/she has something of their own from home.
We can accommodate pets with special needs whether it be just age catching up with them, daily medications, or more challenging physical handicaps.
It is important for you to leave contact information for someone other than your veterinarian that can make medical decisions for you.
Please make sure this person is aware that they are our contact and that they know what you would want done. A medical problem can arise at any time.
How We Care For Your Dog
When you go away on a relaxing holiday you want to know your dog will be safe and have a good time too. We understand how difficult it can be to locate the right boarding service for your pets needs! At Just 4 Paws we cater to what YOU want for your pet while you are away, and what your pet NEEDS. We want to make sure that not only is your pet in a comfortable environment when you leave, but also that you leave feeling comfortable your pet is with us.
Friendly, well socialized dogs are placed in carefully selected play groups based on their size and age. The dogs are then free to play together in our 1 acre supervised, secure grass area, (minimum) 2 times a day for approximately 2-4 hours (weather depending) and also leashed or off-leash walks on our groomed trails (minimum) 2 times a day as well. These walks usually take about 40 mins, so older or compromised dogs receive a walk suited to their needs.
Our indoor kennels are spacious and second to none in cleanliness. Our kennel sizes are 4x5.5 including 2 deluxe suites to accommodate dogs from the same family, with attached 4x10 outdoor runs. Take a look at our Facebook page for pictures of our kennels, trails and outdoor play area!
We at Just 4 Paws know touch is a very important part of the boarding experience for your dog. There is lots of interaction, plenty of pats at playtime, as well as bedtime, along with a special treat.
Along with using a cat pheromone to reduce cat anxiety, we also use Adaptil, a dog pheromone to reduce Canine anxiety. Kennels are wiped down and blankets are sprayed with Adaptil for their first 24 hours to help them settle in, and a diffuser is plugged in to help add comfort to their stay. Please check out our links or ask your Veterinarian for more information.