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The Kennel Enviroment

Vaccinations are required of all pets. Veterinary proof is required of current vaccines or services will not be provided. All pets will be checked for fleas and ticks at the time of check-in. If needed, pets will be treated at owners’ expense.

  • All dogs must have current rabies, distemper, parvo (annual), and bordetella (semi-annual) vaccinations.

Understanding the Kennel Environment

Sometimes temporary behavior changes can occur as a result of unfamiliar surroundings. Dear sweet Rover tears up the bed he has slept in for years.  Or "Killer" that rowdy scourge of the neighborhood, turns into a little lamb.

Eating habits change under stress, and a dog assimilates his food differently.  Some will eat like canaries at home and like vultures at a kennel.  They may put on a few pounds.  Others can lose weight though eating well or lose weight by not eating enough.  Kennel life can be very exciting, and some dogs lose weight because they run the weight off as they run around barking at other dogs and having a wonderful time.  These dogs often go home exhausted but happy and sleep a lot the first couple of days at home.

All of the preparation by the pet owner merely points out that he should recognize that successful boarding depends not only upon the kennel, but also upon how well the owner prepares his dog for the experience.

We do require all of our dogs to be vaccinated on a regular basis. We refuse to board any sick dogs, listen and watch for any signs of sickness, and make sure that any dog requiring veterinary attention receives it as quickly as possible.

Sunday the 18th. The Dog House Of Colby
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