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
Meet and greets. Do I need to visit with my dog before making a reservation?
- During our initial phone call we will discuss your dogs temperament and history to help determine whether your dog is a good fit for Camp Jimmydog and whether a visit is needed. Reservations may be made at this time. While a meet and greet is not necessarily required, it is encouraged. They will be in a social pack environment in our home and it is important that all visitors socialize well with other animals and humans. Meet and greets are typically scheduled in mornings and you should plan for a 30min visit.
What are our hours and schedules for dropping off and picking up?
- 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.
- 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.
- Pick up hours are flexible.
- We close at 7pm
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. We have many.
- 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 You will receive this document electronically for signature. (below for reference only)
- Dog Information sheet (below) – Contacts, medical, feeding etc. You can login and enter the information online OR you can print the form below.
- 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 should you board with us.
Please note: You can now conveniently enter or update yours or you pups information at anytime via our online customer portal.
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 charge.
How many dogs do we board at one time?
We typically board no more than 2 to 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. Please note Wilmot Rd is now fully paved from I10 South to Sahuarita Rd. (YAY!)
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. We are located on 4+ acres, with over one acre securely fenced 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.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.
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.
Are the dogs supervised at all times?
We are a two adult household with many years of pet experience between us. Your pups are our top priority while here and we are vigilant about their safety and supervision.
Like having kids in the house, we are hyper aware of who is where, their habits, behaviors and so on, but we are not a kennel, it is a home and small pack environment. Just as you don’t have eyes on your dog 100% of the time at your home, it is also impossible for us to do so here.
Again, this is our home and the dogs are cage-free and in a social environment. While your pets are our top priority, they are animals and we are human. That’s why these policies and procedures exist, to help us keep everyone as safe and happy as possible.
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.
Why are puppies under 6mos. an additional $20 per night?
We love puppies! With all of our guests it’s extremely important to me that they return home with their same good behavior or possibly even better after their stay with us. This is even more important with puppies. Our goal is to reinforce the training and behaviors you have in place and help your puppy continue to grow and learn the positive and desired behaviors that will aid them (and you) throughout their life. From potty training to crate training, chewing appropriate items (not remotes & shoes), to good dog etiquette and social skills. These are things apply to all of our guests however puppies require and receive significantly more time and attention.
Is a deposit required?
- A deposit of 50% is required for holiday reservations.
- We reserve the right to require a deposit at any time.
- All deposits are non-refundable