Your Dog for Boarding
is a wonderful, comfortable place for your pet to spend a holiday. To
assure that your friend receives the best care possible, you must fulfill
your side of the partnership by properly preparing for boarding.
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:
This vaccination is
recommended, but not required:
PLEASE NOTE - bordatella
vaccines must NOT be given withing 10days of boarding. If you arrive with
a fresh nasal bordatella (less than 10 days old), your dog will NOT be
allowed to board with us for their safety as well as the safety of all
our other guests.
If your dog is not an Illinois Resident, please note: The
State of Illinois requires that all dogs brought into Illinois must be
accompanied by an oficial health certificate which must issued by a licensed
veterinarian within 30 days prior to entry. We MUST have a copy of this
certificate for our records prior to boarding.
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.
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).
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.
Feel free to bring a variety of toys and chews to amuse your dog; however,
WE DO NOT ACCEPT RAWHIDE, COW HOOVES, PIG EARS, or FRESH RAW CHEW BONES
of any type in our facility. We have a wide selection of safe, reasonably
priced toys and bones available for purchase in the Lodge
gift shop for your convenience.
We provide comfortable, "chewproof" raised style dog beds
in each suite. However, many dogs have their own bed or find it comforting
to have a blanket, rug or old sweatshirt that "smells like home"
to sleep on. You may bring these articles. Be aware that dogs may react
differently in a boarding situation and chew articles that they do not
chew at home. We recommend that you do not bring their "best"
blanket, but rather an older item that will not matter if destroyed
by your dog. We cannot guarantee the condition in which bedding items
will be returned. We also offer very inexpensive bedding for purchase
in the Lodge gift shop.
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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,
especially dogs, 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.
DO NOT FEED YOUR DOG within 4 hours of check-in time. This
is an exciting experience for your pet. Having eaten recently will cause
stomach upset, diarrhea, or worse.
Your pet is in very capable and loving hands!!
"There is no psychiatrist
in the world like a puppy licking your face." -Ben Williams
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.