Age and Sex: All pets must be spayed or neutered (unless they are under 12 months of age). Pets not spayed or neutered will be considered a private guest for an additional fee. Dogs in heat will not be accepted, and dogs found to be in heat while boarding will incur additional fees. Dogs exhibiting aggression towards people or other dogs will not be allowed to board. All puppies and kittens must be at least 12 weeks of age and have their full series of vaccines, including rabies, prior to their visit.
Vaccines & Preventative: The health and safety of each of our guests is of paramount importance to us. Barking Ranch Pet Resort must have a formal vaccination record from a licensed veterinarian indicating that the vaccinations meet the requirements listed below. Emails and faxes are acceptable. If your pet requires an updated vaccination please make arrangements for the vaccination to be administered. We may not be able to board a pet if the required records are not received prior to check-in. The following vaccinations are required after the initial series of puppy or kitten shots:
FVRCP (Feline Viral RCP)
FeL (Feline Leukemia)
CIV (Canine Influenza) H3N2 and H3N8
BV (Bordetella): semi-annually
Spot checking for fleas and ticks is not always a fool proof process; therefore, Barking Ranch Pet Resort requires a flea and parasite preventative (i.e., Vectra or Comfortis) for incoming pets. We do not accept flea/tick collars. If fleas are found, a flea bath and Capstar will be given for an additional fee.
Health: All pets must be in good health. All clients will need to certify that their pet(s) are in good health and have been free from any condition that could potentially jeopardize other guests. If at any time during our care, it becomes evident that your pet is ill, you’ll be notified and be asked to pick up your pet immediately. Pets requiring special attention due to medical restrictions will be assessed by the manager and may be charged an additional per-day fee for any and all hotel stays (this includes medicines that need to be administered via injection). We recommend senior dogs needing special attention be boarded at your own veterinary hospital.
Rules and Regulations Most commonly asked about policies. Please contact us with any questions about our requirements.
Evaluation Process: To enroll in daycare, all candidates must be spayed or neutered, must not be aggressive, be current on vaccinations, and be using a flea and tick preventative. Once we receive the Enrollment Application and proof of vaccinations, a First Visit can be scheduled. This works as a trial run of a half day of daycare, where we can assess your dog’s social skills to make sure daycare is right for them.
Hours: Dog daycare runs from 7:30 am to 6:00 pm, Monday through Friday, for pets that are not staying overnight. Pets can be dropped off at any time during the day, but must be picked up by closing at 6:00 pm. We may cancel daycare on certain dates close to and around major holidays.
Activity: Dogs that are enrolled in full-day daycare will enjoy approximately 7 hours of social activity. Dogs enrolled in half-day daycare will enjoy approximately 4 hours of social activity. Dogs are given a rest period of two hours in the middle of the day.
Feeding: We strongly recommend NOT feeding your pet a large meal just prior to daycare. Eating a large meal and then participating in physical activity within an hour, increases a pet’s risk for bloat, a serious and sometimes fatal condition. If you would like to feed your dog breakfast, we recommend doing so by 6:30 am. We do not feed dogs lunch when they are enrolled in daycare.
Dirty Doggies: Dogs at play during regular daycare can get dirty! Dogs with longer hair can get matted from the level of activity during daycare. We appreciate your understanding. Just know your dog will think it was well worth the mess!