Frequently Asked Questions
What are your rates?
Rates do vary for different breeds, temperaments and frequency of visits. In order to provide a cage free, safe, and fun atmosphere for our customers, we do not mix animals from different owners until we are confident there won't be any problems. Rates start at $50/day and go down once we can accept other dogs during your dogs stay. We may quote a $50/day rate and then charge less (if behavior allows for it and yes it has happened) when you pick up your dog but we will not charge more than quoted.
What is your availability?/ How much notice do you need?
Before we accept an unfamiliar animal we may require a familiarization visit. We do not accept non spayed or non neutered animals. We recommend booking as far in advance as possible to secure a spot and cancelling as soon as possible if your plans change.
Can you administer medications?
We can administer certain medications on your behalf if we are given the direction and authorization from you. Pills, eye drops, ear drops are okay with us but we will not administer needles, I.V. bags, or suppositories.
How do you deal with communicable illnesses?
We do want to know/have records of immunization and who has provided veterinary care. Unfortunately , as with our influenza vaccine, vaccinations for illnesses such as kennel cough do not guarantee that the virus won't be transmitted. We take additional measures to guard against such illnesses by periodically adding vitamin "C" to water dishes and limiting the number of dogs we have at any given time. If your dog does become ill to the point of requiring veterinary care and you, your emergency contact, or your vet are not available we will transport your dog to a licensed vet to administer treatments and/or care as necessary and you will be responsible for any fees incurred.
How do you deal with ticks?
We don't get a lot of ticks on the property but they can creep in. We keep the grass cut, trim lower branches on trees, burn brush piles promptly and spray around our yard periodically with a homemade tick deterrent that is not harmful to the dogs.
How do you deal with blasto?
Not much is known about this deadly fungus but it is known to live in dark wet soils of acidic pH in areas with lots of dead woody material. We take precautions against it by thinning the trees to let the sun and wind in and using wood ash to neutralize the soil pH.