Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Are you hiring?

A: No, we are not currently hiring or accepting volunteers at this time.

Q: Do you provide day care services?

A: Not at this time. All guests are overnight guests at the minimum.

Q: I'd like to board my dog or cat for a long term stay. Are we able to visit them while they're in your care? Are we able to take them off the property while in your care?

A: No. We no longer allow visitation while boarded animals are in our care, and do not allow animals to leave during any part of their stay. No exceptions.

Q: Do you provide pet sitting services in-home?

A: No. 

Q: Do you accept any other types of animals?

A: We only accept feline and canine friends.

Q: Are there any vaccination waiting periods?

A: Yes. Effective 10/1/19, ALL VACCINATIONS must have been in their system for a minimum of 48hrs prior to drop off day. NO SAME DAY VACCINATIONS. See below for longer waiting periods for more specific vaccinations.

For dogs - if your dog hasn't received their Bordetella vaccination, there must be at least 14 days between the date of vaccination, and the date of drop-off, for them to be able to board with us. If they have never had a Canine Influenza vaccination, this can be up to a 4 week wait time. This is because it is a two-part series with 2-4 weeks between the two shots.

For cats - If they've never received their Feline Leukemia vaccination before, there is a test that must be done by your vet with it's own waiting period to show you cat does not have feline leukemia before they will administer the vaccination.

Q: My dog is in heat. May I still bring her in?

A: Yes; we charge $1.00 extra per day when in heat. A dogs heat cycle may last up to a month.

Q: Are we able to tour the facility before making our reservation?

A: Due to SARS-Cov-2, we are not allowing any tours within the facility as we are a small operation and our good health is a necessity in order to stay open and board your fur-babies. We will update the website when we are allowing tours again. Thank you for your understanding.

Q: Do you have a heater and/or air?

A: Our cat area has a heating and air conditioner unit that is temperature controlled. Our dog kennel has a swamp cooler and quite a few floor and ceiling fans for additional circulation for the warmer weather. During cooler weather, we do have a heater that is temperature controlled.

Q: Do the dogs sleep outside?

A: No; None of the dogs sleep outside. Even our indoor/outdoor runs are closed up for the night after their last play session/potty break in the later evening.

Q: Are the cats allowed outside?

A: No. We are located on a very busy highway. Even if your cat is an outside cat that does not jump fences, we do not want to take the risk of losing your loved one(s).

Q: Are we allowed to bring any bedding?

A: Yes. Please note that a change in environment may result in a change in their temperament and may result in your animal tearing up and/or soiling their bedding. We suggest something you don't mind taking home and either throwing out or throwing in the washer.

Q: Do we need to bring food or water dishes?

A: No. We provide bowls for food and water for our canine and feline friends.

Q: What is an average day like for the animals?

A: This varies slightly from day-to-day, depending on the amount of animals, scheduling, etc.

    For our canine friends, the average day is as follows:

  • Between the hours of 7:30 and 9:00am, we're rotating the dogs out into yards for play time/potty break for a minimum of 15-20 minutes. During this time, they're also receiving their morning food and are back in their kennel run.

  • Between the hours of 3-4:30pm, we're rotating the dogs out into yards for play time/potty break for a minimum of 15-20 minutes. Following their rotation, they receive their evening food back in their kennel run.

  • Between the hours of 8:30-10pm, we're rotating the dogs out into yards for their last play time/potty break for a minimum of 15-20 minutes. They receive their nighttime treat in their kennel run and we bid them "Goodnight".

  • Repeat

    For our feline friends, the average day is as follows:

  • Between the hours of 7:30-9am, we're making sure they have food, water, and clean out their litter boxes.

  • *If the day allows, they're able to roam the cat area freely.

  • Between the hours of 3-4:30pm, we're checking on water levels, feeding- if needed, checking on their well-being, switching out the cats that are able to roam freely.

  • Between the hours of 8:30-10pm, we checking on water levels, feeding- if needed, cleaning out their litter boxes a second time, and bidding them a "Goodnight."

  • Repeat

Business Hours (By appointment)

Monday - Friday 9:00am-5:30pm   Saturday 9:00am-12:00pm   Sunday 3:00pm-5:00pm

Office closed on ALL major holidays

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