While a group setting may be a great fit eventually, group boarding and daycare is not the appropriate place to start. I recommend working with a trainer to determine where your pup falls in terms of socialization.
Our boarding kennel license through the PA Dept of Ag is for up to 25 dogs (Boarding Kennel Class II). However, the daily number changes. On daycare days, we may have up to 20, depending on each dog and their personality. We generally do not take more than 6 dogs at a time for boarding, but cater each stay to the specific dog staying with us to ensure a safe and suitable playgroup.
My dog hasn't been socialized, but he seems so excited to see other dogs on a walk. Can he come?
What are your hours? Can I drop in?
I'd like to see where my dog is staying. When can I schedule a tour?
Dogs ARE left alone at certain points while boarding with us (daycare days have full care during daycare hours). When dogs are left alone, it is generally for 2 hours or less for when we have a doctor appointment, grocery shopping runs, etc.
My dog is sometimes picky with other dogs, but is usually friendly. Can you take him?
My dog is friendly, but is a senior. Can they come?
Nope! With the exception of our children's bedrooms, the dogs have access to our entire home. If I am making dinner in the kitchen, you can bet I have many eyes staring me down, hoping I drop some crumbs. If your dog sleeps on the couch at home, they are welcome on ours. We model your dogs home life as much as possible while they are staying with us.
Do you have a room just for the dogs?
Yes! We love our senior friends. We provide lots of romping for our guests who thrive on getting energy out, but always have an open couch or bed for those who prefer to enjoy spectator sports. As long as they are mobile, able to maneuver a full flight of stairs and meet our standard requirements, they are welcome!
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My dog takes medication, is that ok?
Are you licensed?
Is someone with the dogs 24/7?
What are some cons of group boarding / daycare?
Since this is our home, all visits are strictly scheduled by appointment only. We do not accept drop ins, and all new pups MUST complete a trial prior to staying with us.
In any group play setting, there are some cons:
We appreciate that you would like a tour! However, we do not allow humans in for tours as it causes stress to the guests that are staying with us. Since we are home based, and do not have a specific 'dog' area, we want to provide a low stress environment for those staying with us. You can check our Facebook and Instagram pages for MANY photos and videos. Keeping the pups happy and stress-free is our number one priority!
How many dogs do you take at once?
Nope! We are an open style family boarding option. This means we do not have separate areas to keep dogs that don't get along with others. We are happy to recommend facilities in the Lehigh Valley that do offer this type of boarding - just ask!
Yes! Glad you asked. In Pennsylvania, anytime a dog is watched outside of the dog's own home for monetary compensation, a kennel license (from the PA Dept of Ag) is required. Even if you watch 5 dogs a year, a kennel license is a must if money is exchanged. We are licensed with the PA Dept of Ag, and you can check ALL kennel license holders inspection reports online - it is free and public knowledge. We are a Limited Liability Corporation, insured and properly zoned within our township.
Yes! Tara is comfortable and experienced giving all medications, including subQ/IM injections. As long as your pup is determined healthy for our style boarding, and meets all other requirements, they are welcome.
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