Information For Our Dog Boarding Clients
Dog boarding can be a stressful time for your pet. They are taken away from the people they know and the surroundings they are familiar with. Even though we understand your need to board your pet; your pet doesn't understand why they are here at our dog boarding facilities an hour east of Los Angeles in Alta Loma, California.
Most pets handle their dog kennel experience well, but some have a difficult time with the stress of being in boarding kennels for dogs.
We take the extra time with the little ones that are stressed and depressed because they are away from their family. Most of the time this little extra attention is all that's needed to help them get through their time with us.
The things we look for are: Loss of appetite, frequent bowel movements, aggression, blood in the stool, vomiting, shaking and shivering.
If your pet has never visited pet boarding kennels or been away from family, please think about your pet and decide if your pet's personality would handle the separation. Have a back-up plan if it doesn't work out. We have had dogs that totally panic and their family is already on a plane to their destination.
Your pet's health is another important factor in dog boarding. I can't tell you how many times pet owners fail to tell us about health issues that are important for us to know. Sometimes it is because they know if we knew, we wouldn't board their pet. But as long as we know and accept responsibility, we are happy to board your dog in our dog boarding facilities.
Dog Boarding Toys, Bedding and Food
Toys: Remember, we are not a 24-hour pet boarding kennels. We leave at 6 p.m. and return the next day at 6 a.m. Toys are welcome, but are be limited to medium-sized toys and we must be able to sanitize them when they get soiled. Limit only 2 toys. We prefer not to allow rawhide bones or anything that can not be cleaned and sanitized. Beef Bones and rawhide bones get into fecal waste and urine and build up bacteria that are not healthy for your pet.
PLEASE! Even if your pet is a perfect angel at home and house broken, there is a good chance they will relieve themselves in their run. We try very hard to keep it clean and smelling clean, but a dog's nose can smell things that humans can't.
Bedding: We supply bedding for your pet. The bedding we use is temperature insulating and is washable by our machines. If you prefer to use your dog's own bedding, it must be washable and a nominal laundry fee will be added to your account. If you prefer to use an over-sized bed and we cannot wash it in our washer, we will store it in a plastic bag and there will be a nominal storage fee added to your account.
Food: Our boarding fees include premium dog food. If you would rather we use your dog food, please only bring enough for the duration of your dog's stay, preferable in zip-loc bags. Storage space at our pet boarding kennels is very limited and we can't store a 40 pound bag of dog food for a 3 or 4 day stay. We supply dog bowls, but if you prefer to use your own, we ask that they be unbreakable and if possible, stainless steel.
Our boarding fees are based on hourly manual labor. It costs more to do special feedings and laundry, but we are always happy to take care of your dog's special needs.
Side Effects of Dog Boarding
Many pet owners are surprised to find that when they get their pets home, their pets may: have lost weightbe hyperactivesleep a lotshed excessivelyeat excessivelylose their appetitedrink large amounts of water
This is natural. Your pet has been away from you and just like us, all dogs handle their stress differently. Be loving and kind and take care of their needs and in a couple days, your dog will be assured you aren't going anywhere again and they will be just fine!
Taking care of your dog boarding needs requires special people that love animals. I am proud to say the staff at Country Waggin' Resort and Grooming are some of the best in the industry. We will take care of your dog as if it is our own.
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