Petite PET INN & SPA is a full service small dog Boarding facility. Whether its one night or thirty we are there for you. Your dog participates in Doggie Daycare or Doggie DaySchool with all the other dogs during the day and yet has his/her own comfy bed to bunk down in at night. Meals and snacks are also taken in their own private sleeping quarters.
If you don't bring it we don't feed it. Quite often diarrhea in a kennel/boarding situation is caused by a sudden change in diet. That's why we insist that you bring enough of your dogs food for its entire stay plus 2 days (in case you are delayed) and that you provide any other treats or snacks that you wish your dog to eat while here. If you are participating in Doggie DaySchool please see that section on what types of food is necessary for training.
We have 3 meal times per day so that we can better accommodate you and your dogs feeding schedule. Your dog has access to his or her food 3 times a day. We recommend that you bring something your dog can have to eat at each mealtime, even if its only a small dog treat. We don’t want your dog to feel left out at mealtime when everyone else is munching on something. Dog’s do have a sense of fairness.
For emergencies we do have house food available. However, if you are delayed or forgot to bring food we will feed house food at a cost of $1 per meal. Our house brand is super premium Kirkland signature Puppy food. Small dogs have a higher caloric meat based need than larger dogs do and Kirkland puppy food is more nutrient dense than adult dog food so dogs can eat less and still get the nutrition they need. In my experience it causes the least amount of food change diarrhea than other brands that we have tried.
Special Feeding directions We can accomodate most special feeding directions however, if it takes additional time it will cost an additional fee of $1 per meal. Examples include: using the microwave, handfeeding, watching the dog eat, or complicated feeding directions.
If your dog requires medication while boarding, we can accommodate most of the medical needs a pet owner would be in charge of providing:
- Pill giving by hand, peanut butter, cheese, or pill pocket (you must provide the edibles)
- Insulin and some allergy injections. We only do sub Q injections - no muscular injections
- Application of sprays and creams for various issues
- Eye Cleaning or wiping for tear staining breeds
- Heart worm medication and Flea product application
- Cleaning of body folds and facial folds
- Liquid medication adminstration
- Suite confinement for dogs recently out of surgery with a veterinary release
- coat brushing (additional charge incurs)
We have plenty of comfy bedding for your dog to use while here but you are allowed to bring yours from home to help your dog adjust easier. We do require that the bedding from home be FRESHLY LAUNDERED and small enough to fit into the bed where your dog will sleep and eat. We don't want anyone accidently bringing hitchhikers from home. Bedding not able to fit into a regular washer or dryer for sanitation is not allowed. If your dogs bedding falls under the not allowed bedding category you can still help your pet by taking a clean t-shirt or undershirt of yours and wear it for a day and bring that in and we will add it to our bedding for a smell of home. PLEASE LABEL EVERYTHING YOU BRING - If it needs to go into the washer we will need to know who it belongs to when it comes out.
Suites vs Bunks
Dogs are pack animals and thrive in a group setting. Your dog will have spent the entire day making friends, lounging and playing with other dogs and, in our observation, generally do better sleeping in a bunk (crate) right next to someone they have been hanging out with all day. While we do have several suites available at an additional cost, its been our experience that most dogs (not all) feel as if we just put them in solitary confinement, out of sight of the pack they have been hanging with all day, and don't do well. We do have some exceptions, like dogs that have never been in a crate (our bunk) or dogs that have had bad experiences in crates. For them we have suites. If your not sure if your dog would be ok in a bunk or suite, we can start them out in a bunk and transfer them to a suite as needed.
A dog that barks all night long is not a happy dog . and causes stress in our other guests. Any time we encounter a dog unhappy with its sleeping arrangements, we will try ALL our different sleeping options until we find a solution that will satisfy your dog. On rare occasions we have encountered a dog that is just not safe to board with us due to severe seperation anxiety. This would be a dog that self mutalates or screams constantly during the night. We always make our recommendations and decisions with your dogs best interests in mind.
Please check out our Policies / Pricing page for more info.