Frequently Asked Questions

What type of dogs do you accept?

We will accept all breeds as long as they are not on the banned breed list.

Does my dog need a kennel cough injection before attending?

No, immunising against kennel cough is like trying to prevent a common cold in human beings. Should a dog develop kennel cough we will immediately call the owner to make alternative care arrangements.

Does my dog need to be up to date with the rest of the vaccines?

Most definitely yes. This must include being vaccinated against : Parvovirus, Distemper, Leptospirosis and Infectious canine hepatitis (ICH).

We will need to see your pets up to date vaccination card or at the very least speak to the vet to confirm all is up to date.

Do you separate the small dogs from the bigger dogs?

No, we feel that allowing your dog to mix with all sizes is the best way to improve your dogs social skills.

How would you deal with an anxious dog?

Bringing your dog on the first day is often more nerve wracking for the owner than the dog. All dogs, and owners, are asked to arrive at 0730 for the first day, this is to make sure our new guest greet the existing pack as they walk through the door, rather than being greeted by a sea of faces which can in some cases be off-putting.

A gentle introduction for a nervous/anxious dog is very important and we will do all we can to make sure your dog settles as quickly as possible.

Do you do a trial day?

We think of day one as a trial day. Allowing your dog a full day to settle in we will give you a full and honest assessment at pick up time. Our main priorities are the welfare of both your dog and our other guests in our care.

How much is it per day and do you do half days?

The cost is just £23.00 per day. You are more than welcome to bring your dog for half a day, however the rate will still be £23.00

Do I have to book in advance?

Yes you do need to book. We have a limit as to how many dogs we can take per day. The closest comparison is to think of us like a child’s nursery. All our visitors come at least one day a week and normally on set days.

How many dogs do you look after each day?

South Ribble Council and Defra have set the maximum number of dogs in our care at any one time at 32.

What do I need to bring on the first day?

We would need you to bring your dogs collar, lead and food if your dog has any special dietary requirements. In addition we would need to see your dogs vaccination record card.

Do you feed the dogs at lunch time?

No, however if you wish to bring food in for your dog we will be more than happy to feed your dog at lunchtime.

Any further questions please feel free to contact us directly on 01772 285136.