We set out to create a place for owners to leave their dogs where they could feel confident that they would be well cared for.
Cleanliness. Our facility boasts a strict cleaning regiment.
Security. You shouldn't have to worry when leaving your loved one behind. Handsome Hounds Boarding and Grooming has taken precautions against your climbers, jumpers, diggers, and escape artists.
Customer Service. Whether canine or human, we will treat you like part of the family.
Convenience. Now your dog can be exercised, groomed (by appointment), trained, and lodged all in one place.
All dogs must provide proof of current vaccinations from a licensed Veterinarian at the time of their reservation or prior to. Vaccinations required are Rabies, Distemper and Parvo (often listed as DHPP), and Bordatella. In addition we would prefer, although not required, your pet to be current on Heartworm and Flea preventative, as well as negative stool samples on a yearly bases. These records can be sent to HandsomeHounds@shots.pet.
If your dogs can not be kenneled together, the cost goes to $40 per dog a night.
Forget you food? No problem, we have you covered. House food provided for when you forget and can't get your pet's food to us or if not enough food is packed to cover their stay. *Please note utilizing house feed could cause your pet to have an upset stomach with a sudden change from your pet's usual pet food brand.
*At Handsome Hounds we don't want charge for extras your dog may need during their stay. In most cases, we will not apply a fee for administering medication. Medication administration fee may be applied for pets requiring more than a tablet/pill. Please inquire for further information.
*All prices are subject to change and will be evaluated on a yearly basis.
Due to limited space and to ensure we help our clients who need care for their pets while they are away, we require a deposit during the listed Peak Reservation time periods. Deposits are half of the scheduled reservation. Any cancellations that occur less than two days before the reservation will result in forfeit of the deposit. All completed visits with deposits, the collected amount will be applied to the reservation balance.
In Addition, during peak seasons, if for any reason end a reservation, earlier than the scheduled pick up date, the full originally scheduled reservation will be due.
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YES! We prefer you provide your pet's normal food to help keep your pet's tummy happy. Please bring the food in enclosed containers, please no open dog food bags.
Boarding hours for drop off and pick up :
Monday - Saturday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
or 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Sundays 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM only
All hours are subject to change, inquire about Holiday Hours.
Memorial Day 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Only
4th of July - Closed
Labor Day 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Only
Day before Thanksgiving 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Only
Thanksgiving - Closed
Chrismats Eve 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Only
Christmas - Closed
New Years Eve 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Only
New Years - Closed
All hours are subject to change, inquire at time of making your reservation and at when dropping your pet off for their stay.
Yes. You are welcome to bring a dog bed, blanket(s), treats, toys, whatever from home to help you pets feel more at home. Please note we are not responsible for any damage your dog may do to the item while in our care. We do our best to keep them clean and fresh during their stay, but can not control if your pet should choose to chew or destroy the item. Please notify us if your pet should not be provided any type of material to lay on or toys to chew.
Yes, please bring all medications and describe in detail how and when they should be administered.
* Additional $5 per day may apply to your reservation based on the type of medication that needs administered. Please inquire with one of our staff members for more information.
* If not provided, we may use pill pockets, canned pet food, peanut butter, or cheese to help your dog want to take their medication. If this is not something you would like us to do, please let us know.
Forget you food? No problem, we have you covered. We can provide House Feed for if you forget and can't get your pet's food to us or if there is not enough food packed to cover their stay.
* Additional $8 per day
*Please note utilizing house feed could cause your pet to have an upset stomach with a sudden change from your pet's usual pet food brand.
Yes. Please let us know if your pet has allergy or dietary restrictions or is one who eats objects they shouldn't.
We can add enticing products (wet dog food) to your pet's food to help them want to eat. If this is not something you would like us to do, or your pet has dietary restrictions, please let us know.
All reservations that pick up prior to their regularly scheduled visit may be subject to the charge of the original booked time frame. In addition, if you need to add days to your reservations during your pets stay (due to unforeseen circumstance, change of plans, etc.), we will do our best to accommodate the changes at your pet's regular price per night charge.
One of the most common things that we hear from owners once their dog first returns home after boarding is that she/he is eating much more than normal. If Spot seems ravenous for the first few days after coming home, don’t worry. It doesn’t mean that there is anything wrong nor that he didn’t eat. Instead, this increased hunger is usually attributed to different things.
Dogs tend to work up a significant appetite when they are lodged and this is because they spend a lot of time exercising and playing. They need extra calories to refuel their bodies. However, since dogs naturally seem to eat less when boarding, often just due to being less comfortable eating in unfamiliar surroundings, it is very common for canines to play catch-up when they arrive home. If your dog’s appetite should settle down in a few days.
Similar to added hunger, many owners report that their dogs also drink more during the first few days back home. Again, this is almost certainly due to the fact that she simply feels more comfortable drinking at home than in the lodging, although in some circumstances this can be to do with your dog preferring the taste of the water you offer over the water given.
We try our best to engage your pet, and give them plenty of exercise time. She/He will almost certainly come home feeling worn out! You don’t want to go away and leave her in a lodging that will largely leave his or her own devices. Instead, you want to be sure she is kept busy so that she remains healthy and not focused on being apart from you. As a result, she may need to sleep more when she gets home!
Have you ever had an upset tummy because of fear, anxiety, or excitement? A similar phenomenon can affect our pets too, and if your dog has diarrhea when she is in kennels or when she first returns home, this could be to do with the flood of emotions she will be feeling. It is very unlikely that she has picked up a stomach virus or anything while in our lodgings since we are fastidious both in ensuring animals are suitably vaccinated and in out standards of cleanliness. Nevertheless, if Spot has diarrhea for more than 48 hours, it is important to schedule an appointment with your vet to rule out the underlying illness and to check that she isn’t becoming dehydrated. If she has diarrhea and isn’t drinking, see your vet immediately.
Many pets suffer from mild separation anxiety when they are temporarily out of contact with their owner. As a result, clingy behavior when you are first reunited is normal and to be expected. Nevertheless, you can help manage this and ease Bella back into her habitual, well-adjusted self by slipping back into your usual routine as quickly as possible. This will help to re-establish familiarity and help her feel secure.
Your veterinarian will be able to send you vaccination records. Simply give them a call and ask for a copy to be sent to you via email (or by mail). These records are always good to have on-hand in case of emergency, too.
Your can bring a copy with you on the date of your appointment or you can email me a copy of your records at email@example.com. If you are an established client log in to your account and follow the upload files instructions (Preferred method).
All dogs must be vaccinated and kept current with Distemper, Parvo, Rabies and Bordetella.
All proof that your pet has been vaccinated must come in the form of a copy of a medical record, invoice, veterinarian statement, rabies certificate, or receipt provided by the owner or sent to our facility from the dog’s veterinarians.
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