Policies & Requirements
We require current vaccinations for distemper, hepatitis, parainfluenza, parvovirus, bordetella (kennel cough), and rabies. Written proof (signed veterinary certificate or computer record/bill which includes vaccination and veterinary information) must be presented BEFORE admittance of any dog. To ensure optimal effectiveness, we recommend that all vaccinations be given a minimum of 12 days prior to boarding.
We do accept documentation of antibody titers showing protective levels in lieu of some vaccines. Titre testing (as an alternative to vaccination) is sometimes recommended for older dogs or those that are sensitive to being vaccinated. Please discuss these options with your veterinarian well in advance of your pet’s stay.
We also ask that you thoroughly inspect your dog for the presence of skin irritations, rashes sores, or fleas prior to your boarding reservation. That way, if you find a problem, it can be attended to by your veterinarian well before your arrival date. Once here, each dog is checked for the presence of external parasites. If your pet has fleas, he/she will be treated with a topical flea control product, the cost of which will be added to the boarding fee.
All first-time clients must fill out a First-Time Registration (PFD) and a Waiver & Consent (PFD) when checking in for any services. If you fail to do so, we cannot provide any services for your animal. For all other visits to Laughing Dog Kennels, clients will only need to sign and date at drop-off time. Animals taking medication will be asked to fill out a separate medication sheet provided at our facility. In order to provide a stress-free environment and safety for your animals, we do not allow clients to check out or view their animals during their stay.
We require 24 hours cancellation notice, thank you.