If You Must Leave Them Behind, Leave Them With Us.
Lee and Maureen offer specialized boarding that is hard to get at larger boarding places. We offer exclusive, personal pampering, For Approved Dogs Only! Our life time success stories with our animals speaks to our love and knowledge of dogs. Let us care four your pet if you cannot take it with you. All new clients are asked to visit the kennel with their pet before the first booking can be made. Since we have a small scale kennel, the stress level should be lower for your pet. Some of our 6 inside/outside, climate controlled runs have isolation panels for dogs needing more solitude. We have 3 isolated portable dog runs. The portable runs (4 X 5 , 3 X 5, and 2.5 X 4) are used for small dogs or an older pet that would benefit from more bedding and a private place. Link to kennel photos.
All dogs are given at least 5 or more turn out times in one of our 4 turn out areas. The time length of the turn out depends on the weather, number of dogs in the kennel, and the enjoyment of the dog being turned out. We want to keep your pet happy, housebroken, and safe. Socialization on a small scale is an option, providing we have suitable playmates. We are double gated, double fenced, state licensed, and approved by local veterinarians.
Bring something that smells like you (a worn tee).
We will supply kennel bedding or you may bring his blanket from home as long as it is machine washable and expendable. (The dog next to yours might be a chewer) ! We offer Kuranda beds in all sizes.
During flea season (June - Oct.) we ask clients to apply either Frontline (if your dog swims) or Advantage before boarding with us. Both products can be found at your vet. I use Frontline when it is needed and I do not have a flea problem. Please do not bring me one. If your dog has fleas, you will be charged for a bath.
Items left behind will be kept for three days.
Reframe from using any "Dog Park" two weeks prior to check in.
Email Camp Dog Works to reserve dates. "Boarding Reservation Request" must be the subject line of your email or we might overlook your boarding request ! If you do not get a reply in 24 hours, you should assume that we did not get your email. Maureen and Lee check their mail several times a day! However, sometimes a new email address is filtered as spam. We do not check the trash very often! The phone works well, but we will still ask for a reservation email to be sent if possible. House number (you cannot leave a message on this line, call back) 828 697 2604. Maureen's cell is 828 329 6084. We perfer, if at all possible, emails be sent and calls made to the house.
Please include the following in your email:
your name, your pet's name
your home and cell phone number
your drop off / pick up TIME and Dates.
we will respond to a received email within 24 hours.
did you remember "boarding reservation request" as subject line?
Download, fill in, and print the approiate form (forms).
please browse all kennel web pages.
Lee and Maureen are full time kennel managers. Since the kennel is located in our home, under our kitchen, we truly live with your pets. Maureen's personal working border collies also live in the kennel. We enter and exit the kennel all day long doing farm chores, dog training, gardening, etc. Your pet is observed, turned in and out, and loved on, many times a day, from sun up to 10 PM at night. Maureen's bedroom overlooks the kennel, she hears what goes on in the kennel at night. We ask that you do not visit dog parks for two weeks prior to checking into our kennel. We strongly feel Dog Parks are a bad thing for many reasons, one of which is that they are a hot bed of disease.
We are most happy to answer email during your pets stay. Of course you can also call. Long term boarding (over 30 days), as well as 2 or more dog discounts, and "frequent camper" discounts are offered. Any items, such as blankets, leashes, etc. left behind will be kept for three days.