- Boarding FAQs
- TopHow do I make arrangements to board my dog?
Give Beds-n-Biscuits a call to reserve space for your dog. Be aware that for major holidays, it is best to book several months in advance! New clients should be ready to provide us with basic information about the breed and weight of your dog, as well as the dates of your dog’s most recent vaccinations. A credit card is required to hold your reservation. For major holidays, an advance deposit will be required. This deposit is non-refundable but will be applied to your total bill at the end of your dog’s stay.
- TopWhat vaccines should my dog have?
All dogs must be current on their rabies, distemper and bordetella vaccines.
- TopWhat should I bring when I drop off my dog?
Bring a copy of your dog’s vaccination information, as well as any medication your dog may need. If your dog has a sensitive stomach, it’s advisable to bring his or her own food. All food and medication should be clearly labeled with the dog’s name, plus instructions for medicating and feeding. At the time of check-in, advise the Beds-n-Biscuits staff of any special medical or behavioral concerns you may have. Let us know if you’d like your dog to have a bath at the end of his or her stay.
- TopWhat’s included in the cost of boarding?
The price for boarding includes your dog’s indoor kennel for sleeping and dining, plus outdoor play time with the other boarders during the day. Dogs in the same family can stay together in the same indoor kennel, or we’ll provide separate accommodations if that is preferable to you. If you don’t wish to bring your dog’s own food, Beds-n-Biscuits will provide Hi- Tek Naturals Chicken Meal and Rice Formula, an all-natural, grain free, at no additional charge. We also provide bedding/cot for your dog.
- TopHow will my dog spend his or her time at Beds-n-Biscuits?
Weather permitting, your dog will have all-day outdoor play time with boarders of the same size and temperament. While your dog is outside playing, his or her kennel will be cleaned and disinfected each day. Our play yards are supervised and equipped with water, shade, and cooling misters for the hot days of summer. In the winter, the outdoor play schedule is adapted to shelter the dogs from extreme cold. Our indoor kennels are fully heated in the winter. Dogs who need to limit their playtime for medical reasons can be provided with smaller private or semi-private outdoor space. And since our owners live on the premises, your dog will be cared for virtually around the clock.
- TopDoes Beds-n-Biscuits board cats?
Beds-n-Biscuits is equipped to board cats and other small animals, such as rabbits. Cats should be current on their FVRCP and Rabies vaccinations. As with dogs, cat owners may provide their own food, or Beds-n-Biscuits will provide Felidae at no additional cost.
- TopMy dog will be at Beds-N-Biscuits for an extended stay. I asked if a relative could come once a week to take him for a walk, and I was told this wasn’t a good idea. Why not?
This is one of the ways in which dogs differ from humans! Boarding guests at Beds-N-Biscuits settle into a “groove.” They get used to the rhythm of their days, and enjoy the fun and security of following the routine in the company of all the other dogs. To pull a dog out of the group for a visit creates a lot of excitement, and possibly distress when the visiting human leaves again. We realize that it’s enjoyable and reassuring for the human to visit the dog. But from the dog’s point of view, the interruption in their routine can be very upsetting and stressful. While we understand that you miss your dog, the most helpful thing you can do for him during an extended stay is to let him settle in and be part of the pack. Beds-N-Biscuits always welcomes phone calls if you’d like to check and see how your pet is doing.