Our small dog accommodations have been designed specifically for the indoor or outdoor pet. During the day our little friends have special play yards with K9 synthetic grass, allowing the dogs to play outside while staying clean and pampered. There are plenty of fun play obstacles to run around on as well as lots of shade. If your dog enjoys flying solo, we have options for that as well. We have fashioned little dog suites in our “custom cottages” which have heating, air conditioning, and dog beds as well. These cozy accommodations make for a wonderful night of comfort and rest.
Selecting A Boarding Kennel
First, you will want to pay a visit to your local kennels. Get acquainted with the people who will be caring for your pup. Ask questions; take nothing for granted. Find out if toys or bedding are welcome. Find out about the diet the kennel provides. (If there’s a special diet that you would prefer your dog to follow, most kennels will allow you to provide the food and will see to it that your dog is fed only what you request.) Discuss safety features. Dog boarding requires good security to prevent escapes. Openly discuss any qualms you may have about boarding. The kennel will appreciate your frankness and your interest.
If your pet requires veterinary aid while he is in the kennel, you should be aware that you are financially responsible for such aid. Discuss, before boarding, any medication he might need or any special care. Most kennels offer a certain amount of individual care, but you must be reasonable.
During boarding, it is possible that dogs sometimes step in their stools or urine and become dirty. This can happen in the cleanest of kennels! Also, some of the finest disinfectants available for sanitizing are not always the most pleasant smelling, and the odor may cling to your dog’s coat. Grooming may be indicated, and you should advise the kennel owner if you want your pet to have a bath on the day he goes home.
Make certain that you understand the rate structure for all services and hours of operation. The fee for boarding includes not only the care of your pup, but also your peace of mind that comes from knowing he is safe and with someone you can trust.
Stress Is A Factor
Any animal in strange surroundings suffers from stress. This means that his normal immune process is affected, as well as his eating and digestive habits. A professional boarding kennel will do everything possible to minimize the effects of stress on your dog. You can help minimize the effects of stress by trying to make the boarding experience as pleasant as possible for your pet. Remember that the more often your dog boards, the more adjusted he will be to the kennel environment, and the easier the boarding process becomes for him. Therefore, several short periods of boarding prior to a lengthy vacation will probably do more to help your pet adjust to boarding than will anything else.
Welcoming Your Pup Home
After you pick your pup up from the kennel, you will need to restrict his water and food intake for a few hours. In his excited state, excessive food and water consumption can create problems.
leading out to a spacious outdoor patio which is 6’ wide by 10’ long. All rooms have a 4’ tall, solid separation wall so that every dog has their own privacy throughout the entire evening. The indoor accommodations are very comfortable and large, cleaned thoroughly and disinfected every day, and have plenty of room for dog families of two, and possibly even three.
We believe that dogs need their own space after a full day of play and hanging out in our fun play yards. That is why we offer large indoor/outdoor bungalows, including beds and blankets, and we provide indoor heating and air conditioning depending on the weather. The indoor accommodation is 6’ wide by 8’ long with a large doggie door, which we close at 7:00 p.m.,
As far as bedding goes, we provide fresh blankets and elevated beds for all of our customers. If you would prefer to bring your own bedding or have a special blanket at home, feel free to bring that with you as well. Our goal is for our facility to be a “home away from home”, and even more than that, a true pet resort.
Here at Lucky Dog Pet Resort, we make every effort possible to ensure an enjoyable stay for our furry friends. That is why we encourage customers to bring their own food, basically, to bring what their dogs are used to eating at home. This helps to keep stress levels lower, helps dogs keep a healthy eating pattern, and helps prevent upset tummies. We do provide food if you prefer us to feed what we have, and feed the dogs two times a day, once in the morning and once in the evening. We can give medications if necessary and there are no extra charges for this service.