Hello everyone, it has been a long time since I put my prices
up- almost 8 years, but the time has come.
If you consider that the last time I had a price increase it was only adding the mandatory HST in 2010, my prices did not change then at all. It's actually over 10 years since I had a rate increase. In order to continue with our level of care, I need to do this. I will give current clients the "old price" until the 1st of March 2018 if you book before the 31st of ...January.
Otherwise as of February 1, 2018- the prices are as follows $30 for 1 doggie, $45 for 2, $60 for 3- within the same family, sharing a space. You'll still get one free day per week, and I give a monthly rate as well. This is everything included, food, bedding, at least 3 walks each day (usually 4, often 5!). Playday will now be $18.
I appreciate your business and your understanding.
at the Doggie Motel, I realize that not all dogs can be vaccinated. Therefore,
I do not insist that your dog has all its "shots". When you book
into a hotel, do they ask you for proof of your vaccinations?
I myself prefer an holistic approach to health, but feel that what you
with your veterinarian is your business.
you are more comfortable vaccinating than not, please do so! Again, it's up to you and your vet.
I do, however, insist on a 10 day (at least) "buffer zone" between
your dog's last visit to the vet and first day here. This means that if
you take your dog to the vet on the 12th of the month, it cannot
come here until at least the 22nd. I have found this greatly reduces
the incidence of illness such as "kennel cough" spreading. (Same idea
as not going to a hospital, and then a retirement home) I know this is
not what most other kennels do, but it works very well here. Please feel
free to check with an holistic vet/ or health care professional for products such
as nosodes. If there is an outbreak, we put homeopathic preventative for dog cough in everyone's
water for the duration of their stay, and have Ultraviolet / Ionic air
cleaners in the kennel.
I believe we should be as kind to Mother Nature as possible.
That's why I don't use anything toxic, such as chlorine bleach in my kennel.
I use only hydrogen peroxide, Orange A-Peel (a natural citrus peel cleaner)
and fully biodegradable soap by Nature Clean to wash the floor, walls
and dishes with. I don't let anything that has been washed with
scented detergents or sprayed with fabric "fresheners" in here
if I can help it. These products are toxic.
Dogs have very sensitive noses, and I imagine that it's very uncomfortable,
if not painful for them to be exposed to these harmful chemicals. I know
it is for me. Washing the item in hot water and unscented detergent,
then drying it out in the sun on an old fashioned clothesline will kill
any odour-causing bacteria.
Please keep this in mind when bringing your dog to stay with me! Thanks.