In order to maintain a high quality standard for all guests, we ask for some basic requirements prior to leaving your loved one with us.
An intake form will need to be filled out for single day drop offs or extended stays.
We strive to cultivate a free environment where all our fur friends can play and get along, but it is a plain and simple fact of nature that not all dogs get along unfortunately. Keeping this in mind, we maintain an aggressive-free environment by avoiding dog conflicts. There are times when certain dogs can safely engage in healthy playtime with one another. Our professional staff keep constant supervision on all the dogs. We also provide privately fenced outdoor play pens for dogs that prefer to have more personal space.
You are expected to know or bring with you the following information for daycare or boarding requests:
- Call Name
- Breed Type
- Emergency Contacts
- Any applicable allergies
- Is your dog microchipped
- Any special commands for the dog
- Last health exam and the results of it
- What kind of feed they are on, how often and how much
- If not spayed/neutered, when was the dog last in season
- Special quirks (e.g. hates all other males, only eats at noon, etc)
- Last time the dog was boarded and where (we need to track kennel cough using this info)
***IMPORTANT NOTE, PLEASE READ***
Your pet cannot receive a vaccine of any kind at least 10 DAYS PRIOR to DROP OFF date. We are very firm on this — no exceptions! Proof of vaccination is required at least 7 DAYS PRIOR to DROP OFF as well unless it is a last minute booking in which case proof of vaccination is required the day of booking.
Vaccination Requirement (Mandatory)
- Da2PP (Distemper, Adenovirus 2, Parvo virus, Parainfluenza)
- Rabies (has to be certificate). If your pet is allergic to the rabies vaccine, you may provide a written statement from their vet stating they show no signs of rabies and confirming that they are in fact allergic to the vaccine.
- Bordatella (kennel cough) can be administered in many forms including intranasal, injectable, and oral. The intranasal form is the most effective against Bordatella.
- Leptospirosis is also mandatory as it is picked up most commonly from stagnant water (puddles, lakes, ponds, etc.) As we are located out into the county where rodents and other small mammals such as raccoons may be present, We do require everyone to be vaccinated against Leptospirosis. This disease has been on the rise in surrounding areas lately and is a zoonotic disease (zoonotic-meaning humans can also contract the disease). There are many other zoonotic diseases associated with dogs but we have decided these vaccines are ideal for “high risk” dogs who frequent dog parks, daycare, travel and board frequently as per our vets recommend.
Optional Healthcare – HIGHLY recommended
- Year round or at least seasonal flea, tick, and parasite prevention is highly recommended.
- A stool sample should also be tested at least once a year, preferably every 6 months for “High Risk” dogs for parasites and for general health.
Canine Influenza – Please Be Aware
A new vaccine released to the public has made it possible for dog owners to prepare their dog with some immunity against a new illness called Canine Influenza. The virus very much resembles symptoms of Kennel Cough (Bordatella) but the illness is much more advanced and aggressive compared to your everyday “Kennel Cough” strain. Michigan specifically has seen an increase as well to the Canine influenza. We highly recommend our American Friends to also get this vaccine prior to boarding and anyone who frequents that area.
At Elite K9K, we take pride and pleasure in accommodating your beloved pet. Sometimes our clients have special requests that are very specific to their dog. Please let us know beforehand of any special or specific requirements during your pet’s stay with us.
Examples of special requests include:
- Any toys EXCEPT ROPE toys. Make sure your toy is labeled
- Special bathing shampoo
- Specific food such as Kibble or other brand
- Treats or special snacks
- Medications your dog may need during their stay
- Special leash or collar
- Personal blankets allowed but not recommended due to germ spreading