Welcome to Just 4 Paws Pet Boarding!
Due to the Canine Influenza Virus spreading so rapidly in this area, we will request your dog to be vaccinated for it to board. Please see the "About" page and speak to your Veterinarian regarding this.
Just 4 Paws is a new boarding facility located on a 47 acre country setting serving Durham Region (Port Perry, Uxbridge, Oshawa Ajax, Pickering, Whitby) and Kawartha Lakes (Lindsay, Little Britain) Just 4 Paws is owned by Melanie Robson, a Veterinary Technician and Stephen Robson, who live on the property for 24 hour care. We are a full service kennel and can accommodate any size dog or cat, as well as multi pet families. Even if you share your life with a senior or special needs pet, take comfort knowing they will be under the care of a medical professional with over 18 years experience in the pet industry and veterinary field.
We welcome pets for overnight boarding and extended stays. You can be certain your pet will be provided one on one attention, plenty of exercise, and lots of fun!
And we are Veterinary recommended!
All of our cats enjoy spacious, bright suites. Your cat can watch out a full sized window facing the outdoors (and the bird feeders) and can bask in the sun from one of the many perches.
Cats are granted access to the common area twice a day where they can scratch and stretch. Classical music plays to help your cat relax and we use Feliway (a cat pheromone) to reduce anxiety.
Throughout the day, all our feline guests receive regular petting and attention.
We provide litter for your pet and request that you please bring your pets own food although we do have cat food on hand if need be.
Senior or Special needs
Being away from home can be more stressful for older pets than for younger ones. They are more set in their ways, and their patterns more deeply ingrained. Dogs and cats love patterns-knowing what is going to happen and when, and changing these patterns can upset them. Additionally, geriatric pets are more likely to have underlying health problems and boarding, especially if your pet has never been boarded or boarded infrequently, may cause these conditions to become apparent or worsen.
We have steps in place to help your pet cope with stress. We use Adaptil (a dog pheromone) and while soft classical music plays throughout the boarding area, these pets are also provided with the same routine each day, additional attention and have extra bedding at all times. We want your senior pet to go home happy and healthy. Discuss your pet’s individual needs and health conditions in advance, along with what to do if something changes.
All dogs staying for 5 or more days have a bath, brush and nail trim included to go home smelling fresh as a rose! (Weather and dog coat depending) If you would like your dog to have a bath if they are here for less then 5 days please inquire. Please be aware we are not Groomers and do not trim fur.