You are welcome to bring anything that makes your pet feel more comfortable! We have had everything from T-shirts, Shoes, Small Couches, etc. If it will fit in their room, then it's a yes! However, please do not bring anything sentimental, valuable, or important. We do our very best to get all of your belongings back to you but occasionally things do get lost or damaged.
Lucky Bones recommends for all parents bring their own food when their pet is boarding or if needed during Doggie Daycare. Each pet's digestive tract is different and we certainly don't want to disturb it. Keeping them on their normal food is the best way to prevent this from happening. However, if the need should arise, Lucky Bones can provide food for a charge of $2 per day. Lucky Bones House Food is Purina One. When bringing your own food, you may either pre-bag it into individual meals or bring large bags of food. Please label bags appropriately.
Lucky Bones does not charge to give your pet medication. Unfortunately, many pets require medication and we feel that this is something that the customer should not be penalized for. Our goal is to provide the very best love and care to all our babies and that includes administering medications. Please bring your pet's medicine in its original containers. Upon arrival at check-in, our front desk attendant will get instructions from you and will fill out a treatment form.
We here at Lucky Bones care very deeply about the prevention of disease in our pet population. After working closely with the NC Agriculture Department and local Veterinarians, we have developed our Vaccine Requirements. It is not because we want to be difficult, it is because we want to do our part in protecting your pet's health. Lucky Bones also is very adamant in alerting our customers when a community "bug" is going around. We do our very best to be proactive in preventing these diseases. Even though we are extremely vigilant, there will always be a risk that your pet may become ill. Just like any Child's daycare, dogs may also contract illnesses through playtime, and even via air-borne measures. Please help us do our part by making sure your pet is properly vaccinated. We cannot accept breeder's vaccine records. They must come from a Veterinarian. We require the same vaccines for boarding, grooming, training, and daycare.
There is no certain age, however, your pet must be current and have completed all rounds of puppy shots. This does vary from Vet to Vet. Some Veterinarians do 3 rounds of puppy shots and some do 4. Typically puppies are around 4 months old before all shots are completed. (All puppies must be spayed or neutered to participate in Daycare)
As pets approach 10 months and older, they begin to have scents and hormones that drive other dogs crazy. Male dogs, due to extra hormones, can become more play aggressive. This can taint fun doggie play, as well as put dogs and our employees at risk for injury. If you choose not to spay or neuter your adult dog, they are still welcomed to board with us, they will just not be allowed to participate in daycare.
Some pets do not eat well while they are boarding. We do our very best to ensure that your pet is eating well. Occasionally, if there is a pet not eating well, we will sprinkle shredded chicken over their food to encourage a good taste. If your pet is allergic, or you do not want them to have chicken in the event of poor appetite, please make us aware before your stay. DO NOT PUT MEDICINE IN YOUR FOOD BAGGIES: we cannot ensure the medicine will be taken if your pet does not eat well.
You cant download all necessary boarding forms here.