Ensure you bring your dog's vaccination certificate with you for their first visit so that we can record the info on our system.
Our vaccination policy supports responsible vaccination and below are some important things you need to know about your dog's vaccinations programme to ensure their long term health:-
- The Distemper/Hepatitis/Parvo (DHP) vaccine should only be done every 3-4 years and NOT annually.
- Leptosporosis is required annually, there are 2 options L2 or L4, either one is fine for our purposes. There are increased health risks with the L4 vaccination so you might want to discuss with your vet the choices, particularly when it comes to small dogs.
- The kennel cough vaccination is not compulsory for staying here - if you did want your dog to have this vaccination, we require a 4 week gap from vaccination to coming into the kennels, so as to avoid the risk of newly vaccinated dogs spreading KC.
We need at least 2 weeks from any booster vaccinations to boarding or 4 weeks for kennel cough boosters.
If you require more information on our vaccination policy, please don't hesitate to ask.
If your dog has not been in kennels before and you are worried about how they might react, you might like to bring your dog in for a trial day, and perhaps an overnight stay ahead of your planned trip away. This will allow them to know how much fun they can have here, and it will give us a chance to see how they adapt to a stay in kennels, and reassure them that you will come back for them.
Wherever possible, we prefer dogs to arrive in the mornings, as it gives us time to settle your dog into the routine, and make sure that they have had plenty of exercise and as much fun as possible before bedtime, but appreciate that your schedule may not allow this.
Dogs love to have something that smells of home so we always encourage you to bring a small blanket or towel with your pet to help with the settling in process. Bulky bedding is best left at home as we find it hard to wash if it gets wet and muddy.