Q: Do you board cats and other small animals?
A: The short answer is not at this time, but we do offer drop-in visits! We find that cats have a much harder time adjusting to a new environment, and as they are much lower maintenance than our canine friends, we prefer to keep them comfortable in their own space. As for other animals, we typically discuss with the owner to see what they feel would be best and are usually able to figure something out.
Q: How many dogs do you have at a time? And do they all play together?
A: We typically have between 15-20 dogs in boarding/daycare. They are separated by size, and then put in playgroups to ensure that all pups are having a good time and getting along. We have multiple play areas allowing for plenty of playtime for everyone!
Q: What do I need to bring for my pup’s stay?
A: Just food! We have crates, bowls, blankets, and LOTS of toys already here; additional bedding and toys are welcome, but they will be limited to your pups’ individual space (mainly in their crate at night) so as to keep the other dogs from getting to them and to prevent any squabbles over personal items! NOTE: PLEASE BE SURE TO BRING YOUR PUP’S VACCINATION RECORDS AT DROP-OFF!
Q: Does my pet need to be vaccinated?
A: Yes. For the safety and well-being of ALL pets in our care (including our own babies) as well as our staff, all dogs will need to be vaccinated for rabies, distemper/parvo, and bordetella; cats will need to be vaccinated for rabies and FVRCP. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, but health and safety must be a top priority!
Q: Can I fill out forms ahead of time?
A: Yes! Please visit the Client Portal to submit forms and vaccinations ahead of time.
Q: Why is your availability “By Appt. Only”?
A: We believe our time is best spent with your pups, and at this time, we do not have someone constantly available to answer the door. If you have a last-minute change of plans and need to drop by unexpectedly, simply call or text us at (541) 936-5250 and give us a heads up. We are quite responsive by phone!
Q: What training methods do you use?
A: Lauren is accredited through CATCH Canine Trainer’s Academy as a Certified Dog Trainer (CDT), using positive reinforcement methods. We believe that the best relationships between dogs and their handlers are developed through mutual understanding (helping your dog learn how to “get what THEY want while doing what YOU want”, so to speak) and by being firm AND humane. Learn to speak your dog’s language and it will be much easier for you to help him/her understand yours!