Important Notes and Rates
Due to the Canine influenza Virus spreading rapidly, we will require your dog to be vaccinated for it. Please follow this link for more information and speak to your own Veterinarian for any questions you may have. We want to make sure all dogs that come here, leave happy and healthy!
All boarding dogs MUST HAVE THEIR VACCINATIONS UP TO DATE. This includes DA2PP (Parvo Virus), Rabies and the Bordetella (Kennel Cough) vaccination. Bordetella needs to be given 3 weeks prior to boarding. While Leptospirosis is not a required vaccine we highly recommend it due to lots of water on the property, and wildlife. All cats must have their FVRCP & Rabies vaccination and we also recommend the FeLv vaccine (feline Leukemia). If you prefer we can certainly call your Veterinarian and have them email us your pets vaccination certificate. We also accept titres (For Rabies/Distemper ONLY, kennel cough still needs to be up to date).
**IF PROOF OF VACCINES IS NOT PROVIDED YOUR PET(S) MAY NOT STAY.**
This is not only for the safety of your pet but for the others that are here as well.
PLEASE NOTE: Kennel Cough is not a core vaccine meaning that your Veterinarian may not give it unless asked. Please contact your Veterinarian to confirm that your dog is vaccinated for kennel cough.
We also require that your dog be on a flea/deworming and tick control product from your Veterinarian June-November (like Revolution, Advantage (for fleas only) Advantage Multi, Simparica and Nexguard) as external parasites spread very quickly. NO PET STORE PRODUCTS WILL BE ACCEPTED. If your dog has fleas currently or you do not provide proof of flea medication he/she will not be permitted to stay.
Because of our closely interactive style of boarding, we are unable to accept non-neutered males over the age of 6 months, or any females in heat. These circumstances tend to create unease for the other dogs, whether playing outside as a group, or while inside their kennels. We also will not accept any dogs aggressive towards people or other dogs. If you misrepresent your dog, they will not be welcome back. If your dog bites us, or another dog while here, they also will not be welcome back. Any concern about your dogs social behavior can be discussed, if we know beforehand we can accommodate your dog accordingly.
Food and Special Needs
It is important that you bring your own dog or cats food. A sudden change in diet for your pet could cause vomiting and/or diarrhea. This will cause unnecessary stress for your pet during their stay. If your dog begins having diarrhea, vomiting, fever or lethargy before coming to Just 4 Paws they will not be permitted to stay, please schedule an appointment with your Veterinarian, and should medications be required, then we will be happy to take them after the medical assessment.
Please consider starting your dog on probiotics before boarding. GI conditions are often associated with an imbalance in intestinal microflora (bacteria), which can be triggered by stress related to boarding. Starting them on probiotics prior to boarding can help keep them regular.
We provide blankets and beds however we encourage you to bring your own blankets and toys in with your pet. This will help your pet to settle in and be much happier if he/she has something of their own from home.
We can accommodate pets with special needs whether it be just age catching up with them, daily medications, or more challenging physical handicaps.
It is important for you to leave contact information for someone other than your veterinarian that can make medical decisions for you.
Please make sure this person is aware that they are our contact and that they know what you would want done. A medical problem can arise at any time.