Canine Vaccinations and Wellness Standards

Vaccinations:

The health and safety of each of our guests is very important to us. All guests must have current vaccinations for the following:

Mandatory:

  • Rabies
  • Distemper/Parvovirus and Adenovirus Combination
  • Parainfluenza (If above combination vaccine is a multi year preparation then Para will likely need to be given separately, please discuss with your Veterinarian)
  • Bordetella

Optional

  • Leptosporosis
  • C.I.V.  is strongly recommended. Widespread outbreaks in the US and recent confirmed cases in Canada of these highly infectious viruses indicate that adding this to your pets regular immunizations is warranted.

Documentation from a veterinarian is required from each guest. If your pet requires an updated vaccination during or shortly after their upcoming stay then please make arrangements for the vaccination to be administered no less than 5 days before any grooming service or boarding time is scheduled. If this is not possible we may be able to make arrangements for a private area (grooming only) for an additional charge. We can take puppies only after they have had their 2nd round of vaccines and with a Bordatella vaccine. When getting thier vaccines, Puppies should not come to the hotel for at least 10 days following administration of the needles.

Titers will be accepted with documentation from your veterinarian that clearly indicates a “valid until” date.

* Whilst the CIV vaccine has long been licensed by the Canadian Authorities it still may not yet be readily available with your Veterinarian, but please ask.

Parasitic Control

During the flea/tick and heartworm season we do require all pets to be under veterinary supervised parasitic control. All pets are examined on arrival and any pets showing signs of fleas or ticks will receive treatment (at owners expense) for the protection and comfort of them and our other guests. While we do head to toe checks daily of our guests, please note that if a tick has attached itself and has not yet expanded, neither we nor you will be able to identify it until it increases in size. We will remove any ticks we are able to see when examining. A quality prescription medication from your Vetrinarian is the best form of defense.

Spay and Neutering

Because of the style of accommodation (hotel vs Kennel) we do not require our canine guests to be altered. However please be aware that we are only able to take females in heat at certain times of the year. Please alert staff if this situation develops and will be a factor while vacationing, we may need to change plans and extra fees will apply.