Your Cat for Boarding
generally take to boarding readily and have a wonderful time playing with
their toys and our staff. Adult cats are usually nonchalant and are quite
content to rest, eat, and make friends with us. You can ensure the best
vacation for your cat by preparing in the following way:
Days in Advance [back
Make sure that you have written proof that all of your
pet's vaccines are current.
that the following vaccines have been given withing the past 12 months:
We recommend that the
following vaccines have also been given within the past 12 months:
FIP (Feline Infectious
Be sure that you have enough medications to last the entire
boading stay, if your pet requires them.
medication. Will heartworm medication be required while you are gone?
PLEASE do not give your pet heartworm medication early because you will
be gone. Bring your heartworm medication, and we will be happy to administer
it at no additional charge. If your cat is not taking heartworm medication,
we suggest you discuss it with your veterinarian as the incidence of
heartworm has been on the rise in cats.
us in advance about administering any medications that are not given
- 2 Days in Advance [back
Prepare and assemble your check-in
Assemble the following information, which will be required
when you check in:
itinerary, in case we need to contact you.
*Names and phone numbers of at least two emergency contacts.
*Your veterinarian's name, phone number, after-hours number, and address.
*Any pertinent medical information about your pet, such as allergies,
seizures, or other special health concerns.
Fill out the check-in form (click
here to access form). You may e-mail us the form, or print it and
bring it with you when you check in. Preparing the form in advance will
significantly speed up the check-in process. PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS FORM
IS NOT A REQUEST FOR A RESERVATION!
Be sure that you have enough food for the boarding period.
This is a good time to read our section on Cuisine,
if you have not already done so. (Please contact
us for special arrangements for long term stays).
Cookie Breaks for Cats
Cats have a reputation
for being 'finicky' and in many cases it's deserved. If there is a special
treat that your cat enjoys, we ask that you provide an ample supply
for the entire stay. Otherwise we gladly provide healthy, nutritious
treats for kitties.
Need more food? Click
here to visit PETsMart.com (allow 3-5 days).
Pack for your friend's holiday, including food, treats if desired, medications,
toys, bedding, and so on.
A variety of interactive and/or self-play toys from home would amuse
your cat during his or her vacation. For your convenience, we offer
a selection of reasonably priced cat toys in our Lodge
Our kittie condos are spacious and there is plenty of room for bedding
items that kitty is used to, such as bed, basket, or blanket. We also
offer very inexpensive bedding for purchase in the Lodge
The Day of Arrival [back
Allow Time to Check In
Be sure to allow enough time for check-in. We do not suggest
dropping off your pet "on your way to the airport". Our pets
are very sensitive to our moods and feelings. If you are feeling stressed
and upset due to worry about rushing to catch a plane, your friend will
arrive at the Lodge agitated and concerned. Click
here to see our check-in times.
It's okay to maintain your cat's normal feeding schedule
on arrival day. Cats are not normally bothered by digestive upsets caused
by the excitement of boarding.
Your pet is in very capable and loving hands!!
the Lucky Dog Lodge, we treat your pet like a member of the family. Our
priority is the happiness and safety of each guest. Rest assured that
your pet will have an ideal vacation stay, enjoying our luxurious facilities
and peaceful rural setting. Your companion is in caring and capable hands.