Frequently Asked Questions

Vaccinations (Essential)

Yearly vaccinations are required for dogs. Initial vaccinations need to be given a minimum of two weeks prior to boarding. You will be asked to bring a recent certificate of vaccination. For dogs, the vaccination required is C5. Please note that a C3 vaccination will not be accepted. Puppies need to have completed all their vaccinations and can board from 16 weeks of age.

 

What is a C5 vaccination?

C5 protects against Distemper, Hepatitis, Parvovirus, Kennel Cough, Bordetella. Kennel Cough and Bordetella are highly contagious diseases and, although it is only rarely fatal, it causes a persisting cough which may last for weeks and at times can cause a pneumonia. Kennel Cough vaccines must be given if you intend to take your pup to boarding kennels or obedience classes. This vaccination is called the C5 vaccination.

The vaccination program is as follows:

VACCINATION AGE DISEASE

  • 1st 6-8 weeks Distemper, Hepatitis, Parvovirus, Kennel Cough. This is called a C4 vaccination.
  • 2nd 10-12 weeks Distemper, Hepatitis, Parvovirus, Kennel Cough and Bordetella. This is called a C5 vaccination.
  • 3rd 14-16 weeks Distemper, Hepatitis, Parvovirus, Kennel Cough Bordetella. This is called a C5 vaccination.

ANNUAL BOOSTER

Every 12 months All Distemper, Hepatitis, Parvovirus, Kennel Cough Bordetella. This is called a C5 vaccination.

 

What does Spot do?

??????Most dogs have great times at kennels. Some gun dogs get fretful, working dogs (e.g. Kelpie /Border Collie) get very excited. Lots of exercise and a mate usually fixes this nicely.

Each day from 9am the exercise program begins. We have football field sized grassy exercise paddock that your dog can run, play or just potter around in. If 'Spot' is sociable, he can pick a mate to play with. This provides company, stops boredom and loneliness. We aim to exercise them as much as possible. If 'Spot' wants individual walks, we can arrange that too. The yards are secure and spacious, about 10m in length and 3m wide. In addition it has a sheltered sleeping room to keep him warm and dry with a carpeted floor and woollen blanket for comfort. The front section of the kennel gets plenty of air and sunshine and is covered by a roof.

   

What to bring

  1. Vaccination certificate
  2. Contact phone number - either where you are or a brother, sister, neighbour
  3. Bedding or toys, however, nothing good - it might get chewed, ripped or ruined. It probably won't, but if it is essential to have it back, don't bring it.
  4. Coats for dogs in the cooler months
  5. Worming and flea treatments if due whilst staying with us or any other medication they may be taking at the time of their stay.
 

When to bring

We open at 9 am and we need your pets in by 2pm.

When they arrive in the morning they have plenty of time to settle in, see who is next door and get to know the person caring for them. Then later in the afternoon, eat their dinner and settle in for the night. With this routine we have very few problems with fretting.

   

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