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     Q.  How many times a day do the dogs go outside?

     A.  Our Doggie Day Care and Boarding guests are constantly socialized by size, shape and personalities.  Every two to four hours with an average of ten times a day. 

     Q.  How often are the dogs socialized?

     A.  24 hours a day on a two to hours on a rotation. Our guests are rotated throughout their stay for socialization and play.

     Q.  What vaccinations do you require?

     A.  The bordetella is the only optional vaccine that we require. We strongly recommend the Canine Influenza vaccine.

Q.  How often are the dogs in the suite?

A.  Mainly during feeding, bedtime and tours 

Q.  How do you know whom the dog will room with?

A  The dogs usually pick their own roommates during socialization time but we group them together by age, breed and weight. Depending on the situation, we may go up or down one size for compatibility reasons.

Q.  How many time a day to we feed?

A.   Minimum of two.  If your dog eats only once a day, then we give a few cookies so they feel like they are eating like the rest of the guests. We can accommodate dogs that eat multiple times a day or on a strict feeding schedule as well.

Q.  What if my dog requires medication?

A.  We are trained by American Red Cross Pet First Aid Safety.  You are required to provide all medication and adequate amounts required for length of the stay. Medication is usually put in a Greenies Pill Pocket as a treat at required times.

Q.  What if there is an aggressive dog?

A.  The dog would be isolated until the owners return and then it will not be welcomed back.

Q.  What are your hours?

A.   Hours are by reservation.

Q.  When can I drop off or pick up my dog?

     A.  365 days a year from 7am to 9pm by reservations.

     Q.  Are the dogs alone at night?

     A.  We are staffed 24-hours a day so our guests are not alone at night.

     Q.  How many dogs do you take?

     A.  We average with a combination of Doggie Day Care and Boarding 30-45 guests.

Q.  Are you open on holidays?

 

A.  We are available 365 days a year by reservations.

Q.  Do the dogs sleep in the beds?

A.  Yes, the dogs love the fluffy and comfortable beds.

Q.  Can my dog have a suite to itself?

A.   Not usually but we can accommodate special needs.

Q.  How many suites do you have?

A.  Seven.

Q.  How many dogs to you put in a suite?

A.  Two to four guests.

Q.  My dog has some behavior problems.

A.  As long as we know about the at check in we can work with the problem.  Most behavior problems are easily to work with in our controlled environment. 

Q.  I have concerns that my dog can be aggressive.

A.  If you have hesitations or donít trust your dogís behavior, then we are not the environment for you. 

      Q.  My dog isnít fully potty trained.

      A.  Because we let them out so often that it isnít a problem.  We offer encouragement and continued training while staying with us.

Q.  Can I call and check on my dog?

      A.  Yes, as much as you feel needed. Since we are fully staffed 24-hours a day we donít limit your opportunities to call.

Q.  My dog has separation anxiety.

      A. The dog is never alone since we have 24-hour care so we can cater to their special needs.

Q.  Do I bring my own food?

      A.  Yes, this will assist in any gastroenteritis issues.  Please provide ample amount of food incase your stay may be extended.

Q.  Should I bring my own bed, toys or bowls?

      A.  No, we have plenty.

Q.  My dog has a special combination of food.

A.   Not a problem, we cater to the dogs need.  Itís important not to change the diet just for boarding reasons.

Q.  Do we groom the dogs?

A.  No, we have several groomersí in the area that we use.

Q.  Can you bathe my dog?

A.  We will bathe a dog up to 35 pounds.

Q.  Is a bath required?

     A.  No, it is optional for a fee.

Q.  How big is the resort?

      A.  The resort is 1700 sq. feet on 1.3 acres of natural preserves.

Q.  How do I show proof of Flea and Tick prevention?

      A.  Either the original packaging or the receipt from the vet.

Q.  What if I donít use Flea and Tick prevention?

A.  It is a requirement to stay at the resort.  We sell the collars for $8. 00 and the top coat treatment for $15.00.

 Q. Do you have an on call veterinarian?

A.   We have three that are available for us.

Q.  Should a vet bill occur, who pays it?

A.   Precious Pets is not responsible for any medical expenses.

Q.  What is my dog has diarrhea?

A.  We treat it with Imodium up to 48 hours and possibly add electrolytes to the water.  If it continues, we contact the vet.

Q.  What if my dog will not eat?

A.  We may use other means to enhance the taste to make it more desirable. We may also give extra treats to entice or ensure feeding.

Q.  Do you walk the dogs?

      A.  No, the dogs exercise in the playground.

Q.  Why is my dog so tired when it gets home?

      A.  The dog was socialized and played during its stay.

Q.  How do we keep the resort so clean?

     A.  We mop it 10 Ė 12 times a day with 150-degree water. We constantly change the bedding to ensure freshness and cleanliness.

     Q.  Where does the midnight person sleep?

     A.  At home, they have task requirements for the shift and to ensure all the dogs are comfortable through out the night.

     Q.  What if my dog does not go out side to potty?

     A.  You need to provide the paper or wee-wee pads.

Q.  Do we separate families?

A.  Our policy is to never separate a family unless it is in the best interest for socialization and safety of everyone. Should a family be separated during the day, our goal is to reunite them at bedtime either in a luxury suite or privately in one of our socialization areas.

Q.  Can my dog get fleas?

A.  A dog can get fleas anywhere not just boarding. Routine flea and tick treatment is the best preventative maintenances. If the treatment fails you, then you should consider switching brands or contacting the manufacturer.

Q.  Will my dog get Kennel Cough?
 
A.  If you have your dog vaccinated regularly, then the chances are low. If your vaccination has been less than six months, your dog than likely has the Canine Flu.

Q.  What is Canine Flu and why would my Veterinarian confuse it with Kennel Cough?

A.  The Medical Information page has the link for this information.

Q.  Do you know any good Dog Quotes?

A.  Yes, Click Here!

Please also visit our Rates page for rate questions, Daycare page, Boarding page and our What to Bring page 

 

Famous Dog Quotes

The greatest pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with him, and not only will he not scold you, but he will make a fool of himself, too.
--Samuel Butler

If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you; that is the principal difference between a dog and a man.
--Mark Twain
 

Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.
--Roger Caras

 
If you think dogs can't count, try putting three dog biscuits in your pocket and then giving Fido only two of them.
--Phil Pastoret

 
A dog has the soul of a philosopher.
--Plato

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Precious Pets Luxury Dog Resort
and Doggie Day Care
2845 Belcher Road, Dunedin, FL 34698

info@luxurydogresort.com  Phone: (727) 796-0788