Rabies boosters must be administered according to your veterinarian’s recommendation. This is usually annually or every three years.
**First time rabies vaccinations must be administered at least 28 days prior to your dog entering our facility.
Often referred to simply as the Distemper shot, this shot contains vaccinations against Distemper, Parvovirus, and Parainfluenza. This booster must be administered according to your veterinarian’s recommendation. This is usually annually or every two/three years.
Bordatella vaccines must be administered either annually or bi-annually, according to your veterinarian’s recommendation. While we recommend the bi-annual vaccination, we gladly accept annual bordatella vaccinations.
*First time bordatella vaccinations must be administered no less than two weeks prior to your dog entering our facility.
While boarding at The Barker Lounge is a BLAST for most of our guests, there are inherent stresses associated with this type of group-play setting...just as there are stresses for children in daycare, school, and other social settings away from mommy and daddy. Boarding at The Barker Lounge is not always for all dogs. Our expert staff goes to great lengths to determine if The Barker Lounge is a good fit for your pooch, initially and continually throughout your dog's life with us. With that being the case, prior to accepting any boarding reservations for your pooch:
1. Dogs who have not boarded with us for an extended period of time may be required to attend a day of daycare, or undergo further evaluation.
2. In addition, further evaluation may be required of senior dogs, to insure that they are able to manage the stresses associated with a boarding environment like ours. And in some cases, we may instruct you that this is no longer a good fit for your senior pooch if we believe that it is not in the best interest of your dog to board in this type of social boarding environment. Again, this is done for the safety and welfare of all of our boarding guests.
East Charlotte, NC
Boarding is available 365 days a year. There are no Check-Ins or Check-Outs on major holidays (we're open for the pooches but closed to the public). Reservations are highly recommended.
IMPORTANT: For the safety of all of our guests, dogs who have not boarded with us for an extended period of time may be required to attend a day of daycare prior to us accepting any boarding reservations. This is done for the safety and welfare of all of our boarding guests.
|Mon-Fri:||7:00am - 7:00pm|
|Sat, Sun:||7:00am - 7:00pm
|Major Holidays:||Open for the pooches, Closed to the public.|
All boarding dogs must check-in prior to 12:00 pm. We understand that "life happens" and this is not always possible. If an exception is needed, kindly contact us to make arrangements.
Dogs can check-out anytime during our regular business hours. On the day of Check-Out, our boarding guests play for FREE until 12:00pm. All dogs who check-out after 12:00pm will be charged an additional $20 daycare fee. Please be prompt when picking up your pooch as all dogs not picked up by closing will be boarded overnight for an additional night's boarding fee.
It is always best to avoid changing your pet's normal feeding routine. We therefore request that you bring food and any necessary medications. Customers are responsible for supplying enough of both for their dog's entire stay. Please do not bring oversized bags or tubs of food for your dog. Instead, we kindly ask that you bag your dog's food by individual meal (not by day). When measuring enough food for your dog's stay, please make sure to include a little extra. Due to our guests being quite active during their stay, they have a tendency to develop larger appetites than normal. If you choose, The Barker Lounge will gladly supply food for your dog at a cost of $2.00 per-meal. Please make sure your dog's name is on all food, medication and any other belongings.
We encourage a blanket or an unlaundered t-shirt for your dog's comfort. All extras will be kept in your dog's doggy suite and he/she will have access to them only during the night time hours. Please do not bring any irreplaceable items as we cannot guarantee their return.
Please do NOT bring any type of rawhide chews.
If you need to cancel a boarding reservation, we kindly ask that you do so no later than 12pm, TWO DAYS prior to the date of the reservation. Boarders who don't show up for their reservation, or fail to give us the required TWO DAY notice, will be charged the greater of 1 night boarding or 50% of the original reservation.
Please note that, at times, a NON-REFUNDABLE deposit may be required in order to make your boarding reservation. These deposits are final at the time of collection and cannot be refunded or applied to other purchases, regardless of when the reservation is cancelled.