“It’s always difficult to leave your family member when travel takes you out of the city; however, the trip I recently took went so much better with the knowledge that my dog Cody was in the care of Kristen at Camp Jimmydog. A wonderful overall experience, I won’t leave Cody anywhere else!!!”

K.F.

Please read this page carefully as all of these policies and procedures have been put in place for the wellbeing of our guests.

Your dogs happiness and safety are always our top priority.

 

All boarded dogs must be;

  • very well socialized and good with other dogs in social situations
  • well socialized with people
  • current on vaccinations (Contact me if you have questions or concerns regarding your dog and vaccinations.)
  • spayed or neutered (if over 6mos. old)
  • have never harmed another dog/pet or person
 What are our hours and schedules for dropping off and picking up?
  • ALL drop offs are scheduled in the mornings. Morning drop offs allow the arriving dogs to acclimate and also serves to provide a dependable schedule for ourselves as well as our visitors.
  • MTWFS – AM Drop off/Pick-up 7:00am – 11:00am, PM Pick ups 7:00am – 6:00pm
  • Thursday- Extended hours 6:30am -7:00pm
  • No Sunday pick ups or drop offs

It is IMPORTANT that we know when people will be arriving here. It allows us to prepare so drop offs and pick ups are safe and stress free for both the dogs and the humans. It also eliminates the possibility that I’ll be in the shower or out behind the barn when you arrive.

What do I need to bring? What do I NOT need to bring?
  • Do bring your dogs food.
  • Do bring any medications or supplements your dog takes.
  • Do bring the 2 completed forms (see below) and vaccination records
  • Do NOT bring their bowls.
  • Do NOT bring toys. We have a large variety. Your toys will be loved and quite possibly destroyed by other visitors. If that’s ok with you and you’d like to bring shareable toys, that’s ok with us 🙂
  • Do NOT bring beds & blankets. We have plenty of all shapes and sizes (even some heated!) You are welcome to bring one but it is not necessary.
What paperwork is required?
  • Boarding Agreement (below) Please note the space on page one is asking for a dollar amount NOT initials. This is important as many vets will not treat a dog without this. 
  • Dog Information sheet (below) – Contacts, medical, feeding etc.
  • A copy of current vaccination records from your veterinarian.
  • PLEASE READ and FILL OUT the paperwork carefully. Though we do all we can to make sure our guests are safe and happy there is always a that chance, as with any day care, kennel, dog park or even YOUR home, that something can go wrong. It is important that you know and understand our policies, and agree to them (or not).

Forms: Click each to download  Camp Jimmydog Board AgreementBoarded Dog Info Sheet

What vaccinations are required?

Rabies (required by law), DHPP (distemper, parvovirus,parainfluenza, hepatitis) combo, Bordetella (kennel cough). However, we are against over vaccinating. If you are also, or if your dog cannot have vaccinations for medical reasons please contact me to discuss.

Do we administer medications?

Yes. We can administer any supplements or medications that your dog requires during their visit at  NO extra.

Do I need to visit with my dog before making a reservation?

Yes. Call to discuss whether or not your dog is a good fit for Camp Jimmydog. They will be in a social pack environment in our home and it is important that all visitors socialize well with other dogs and humans. Please call to arrange a day and time to visit.

How many dogs do we board at one time?

We board no more than 5 guests at one time. There is always someone to play or cuddle with but it’s never overwhelming for our guests and everyone gets all of the individual attention they deserve. *This number may vary slightly at times.

Where are we located?

We are located on S Kolb Rd. off of Sahuarita Rd. in Sahuarita. Approx. 3 1/2 miles West of Houghton Rd. and 15-20min from either I10 or I19.(Just West of Corona de Tucson) Because it is our house we do not list our address publicly on our website.

Will my dog have access to the inside of the house as well as the yard?

Yes. Guests are always just a dog door away from either the house or the outdoors. When indoors, central air keeps everyone cool in the So. Arizona heat and when outdoors there is always plenty of shade and fresh water available.

Is the outdoor area fenced and safe? (and clean?)

Yes. Camp Jimmydog is located on 4+ acres, with over one acre for use by us and our visitors. We have all shapes and sizes of visitors as well as some very “athletic” visitors. We have kept all of that in mind when fencing the property. We have a double gate for entry and departures. We jokingly refer to it as our “air lock”.

Clean! I just felt that I needed to mention it:) Sometimes I think my “real” job title is poop picker upper and vacuum specialist. It’s a fairly steady job. Not only do the dogs prefer a clean house and yard, we also very much prefer a clean house and yard.

What if something happens and our pet needs medical attention?

Everything we do is with your pets safety and happiness in mind, however…… they are animals (Yes! They really are:) and you never know what may happen. We go above and beyond in our efforts but in a cage free, social situation unfortunately there are always risks. When you become a client we ask for your pets vet info; all of your contact numbers and an emergency contact in case you are not able to be reached. In addition, you will be asked to sign a form giving us permission to have your pet treated in the event that none of the above can be reached. (Most Vets will NOT treat without this signed permission.)

In most cases your vet will be the first vet we try to contact. If we are unable to reach them we will then contact a vet of our choice. We treat everyone as our own and we will not delay in getting them the attention they need. As a pet first aid instructor I have told many people to be sure that they have an emergency plan in place before something occurs. It allows you to move quicker and remain calmer. It can make a huge difference in the final outcome. We do our best to make sure we don’t have to put our plan into action but we are prepared to do so if needed.

Are the dogs supervised at all times?

Though I am home with the dogs 99% of the time it is impossible for me to be home 24/7/365. My husband Steve(who also works at home) and my mother, Arlene (retired), also help out with our guests. On the rare occasion, if necessary to leave, some or all dogs may be crated or separated. (Please let us know if your dog has trouble being crated.).

Again, this is our home and the dogs are cage-free and in a social environment. While we are vigilant about safety and supervision, they are animals and we are human. That’s why these policies and procedures exist, to help us to make keep everyone as safe and happy as possible.

Just as you don’t have eyes on your dog 100% of the time at your home, it is impossible for me to do so here. (They can’t all shower with me!) Like having kids in the house, you are hyper aware of who is where, their habits and so on but we are not a kennel, it is a home and pack environment.

Indoor Marking (Excessive)

$5/day Indoor Marking Fee: This only applies to dogs that persistently mark indoors. This covers the use of male wraps, additional cleaning, etc. Pee happens. It’s not that they are bad dogs, sometimes instinct wins.

When is payment due & what type of payment is accepted?

Cash payment is due upon pick up.

Is a deposit required?

A $50 non-refundable deposit is charged for all holiday reservations.

We reserve the right to require a deposit at any time.

 

Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have.