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About Boarding

A Tired Dog is a Good Dog...

ALL OF OUR BOARDING GUESTS PARTICIPATE IN OUR "ALL DAY CAGE-LESS DAYCARE" for the entirety of the day before returning to their kennels in the evening to re-energize for the next day.

Boarding at THE BARKER LOUNGE® is a healthy alternative to leaving your dog in a standard kennel. Instead of being cooped up all day while you're on vacation, your dog too, will be in his/her own paradise... lounging around with friends doing all the things that dogs like best...all while being pampered with TLC from their human friends. The only time your pooch will ever spend in a suite, is meal time and bed time. And when bed time finally comes around each day, after a full day of playtime, your dog will want nothing other than a good night's rest. At bed time, each of the dogs' beds are made up, treats are left on their pillows, the lights are shut, light jazz is filtered into their rooms, and sweet dreams begin...

Boarding Requirements

  • Dogs must be at least 16 WEEKS of age.
  • Dogs 7 months and older must be SPAYED/NEUTERED.
  • Dogs must be in overall GOOD HEALTH.
  • Dogs must be free of fleas, ticks, and all communicable diseases.
  • Dogs must not have stitches, staples, or an Elizabethan Collar.
Dogs must be current with the following vaccinations:
  • Rabies
    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.
  • Canine Distemper/Parvovirus/Parainfluenza
    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
    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.
  • Accepted form of flea/tick medication
**We DO accept titre tests.
**Please make sure that vaccination records are provided to us each time they are updated. We cannot accept any dogs with expired vaccinations.
  • Completed Registration Form on file PRIOR TO your dog's first DAY of Daycare or Boarding.
  • Credit Card on file.
  • Dogs must be friendly towards other dogs and people, and not protective of food, toys, or space.
  • Must have successfully completed our free Meet & Greet.
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Important Boarding Info

When is boarding available?

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.    

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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. 

Check out

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 extended daycare fee (fees vary based on location). 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.

What do I bring?

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, unlaundered t-shirt, and a favorite toy 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 food bowls. We provide clean, stainless steel bowls for all of our guests. Please do NOT bring any type of rawhide chews.

What if I want to cancel my reservation?

 If you need to cancel a boarding reservation, we kindly ask that you do so at least TWO DAYS prior to the day of the reservation. THIS MEANS BY NO LATER THAN 12pm, TWO DAYS PRIOR TO 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.

Early Check-Outs
Please understand that within the two-day window prior to your reservation, all reservations are final, in their entirety. Customers who pick up their dog(s) earlier than the date of their confirmed reservation will be subject to our cancellation policy for the unused portion of the reservation.
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