THE GUIDELINES FOR DAYCARE, PLAYCARE AND STAYCARE
First and foremost, your pet must be healthy and ready for a day of adventure. If you have a growing puppy, please consult your veterinarian about the possible risks of unlimited exercise including, but not limited to, running, jumping, wrestling and tug-o-war. PETiculars requires a rabies vaccine (which is the law) and a negative fecal screen every 6 months (because parasites are so common). We also require distemper, parvo and kennel cough vaccines for young dogs. (You and your veterinarian can decide how you vaccinate your older dog). All dogs must be flea and tick free. In spite of our stringent cleaning, disinfecting and pest treatment protocols, there is always a chance your dog will be exposed to a virus or parasite. In all cases, we highly recommend seeking the advice of your trusted veterinarian and following their recommendations. If your veterinarian has put your pet on a different vaccination protocol due to age or medical considerations, just provide documentation. People have strong beliefs about vaccines and medications and we respect that. Check out this article about optional vaccination protocols.
Any pet that seems ill will be referred to their veterinarian immediately.
And finally, your dog has to play nice with people and other dogs (do we really even need to say that?). If your dog is uncomfortable or aggressive with other dogs or people, they should not be put in a situation that makes them act out inappropriately. Pet sitting and dog walking are great options for pets that are better at home than in unfamiliar places.
You may have noticed that we do not require dogs to be spayed or neutered as was common practice until recently. Constantly updated research means things change regularly. Check out this article for current information. But, intact dogs do have to behave themselves and adhere to the guidelines that pertain to all dogs. If, at any point during their maturity, they begin to misbehave, pet sitting and dog walking would be great alternatives.
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