It is very important that our facility provides a safe, healthy
environment for all of our boarders. Therefore it is imperative
that all pets admitted to our facility be current on all required
Dogs are required to be current on Rabies, DHLPPC (Distemper, Parvo, Hepatitis, Leptosporosis) and Bordatella (See Note Below on Bordatella).
Cats must be current on Rabies and FVRCP (Panleukopenia,
Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus, Chlamydia).
Rabies is first administered at 4 to 6 months of age. This first vaccine is good for one year. At that time your pet should receive a 3 year vaccine and from that point forward should be vaccinated every 3 years.
DHLPPC/FVRCP is administered in a series of inoculations beginning at 6 weeks of age and continuing each 3 weeks typically to 15 or 18 weeks of age (6,9,12,15). This first set is a series as maternal antibodies are becoming ineffective during this time but there is no way to pinpoint when that happens. After the initial series DHLPPC/FVRCP boosters must be given annually.
If your dog is not current for Bordatella within TWO WEEKS of your intended boarding date we ask that you do NOT have this vaccination administered and sign a waiver before boarding. (IOW if today is the 5th and you want to board on the 12th you do NOT have enough time to give this vaccination) Vaccination given within a week of boarding can cause your pet to shed the Bordatella virus and infect others in the kennel. By not vaccinating, the risk of infection is reduced to your own pet rather than all guests.
For further information see: Kennel Cough/Bordatella