WHAT VACCINATIONS ARE REQUIRED FOR MY PET TO BOARD, BE GROOMED OR VISIT?
All dogs need proof of vaccinations. These vaccinations must be administered by a veterinarian or the SPCA. Self-administration of vaccinations will not be accepted. This is for the health of well-being of all guests.
If you are unsure of your dog’s status, please check with your veterinarian and have them email your dog’s records to email@example.com
5 and 1 - Distemper, Adenovirus, Parainfluenza and Parvo Virus
Vaccinations that are recommended:
H3N2/H3N8 (canine influenza) vaccines
Vaccinations are required to be administered by a veterinarian on a yearly basis.
WHAT DOGS DO YOU ACCEPT?
Dogs must be able to “get along” with other dogs in a group play setting. Dogs that are not community friendly will not be accepted. If you are unsure about whether your dog will get along with other dogs, please call to set up a complimentary temperament assessment.
We will accept intact dogs only to 1 year old. After 1 year, all dogs must be neutered.
We will not accept Pit Bull or Pit Bull mixes, Cane Corsos or the American Bully breed associated with Pit Bulls or Chow Chows due to insurance issues.
We DO accept American Bulldogs, English Bulldogs, Olde English Bulldogs, and French Bulldogs.
WHAT SHOULD I BRING FOR MY PET DURING THEIR STAY?
Label all items in permanent marker. Any items not labeled will either have a laminate label attached or be written on with permanent marker.
Proof of vaccination.
Dogs should be wearing a collar with ID tags.
Food, treats and any supplements. Don't switch up your dog's food for a special treat. It can lead to serious stomach upset. Give specific instructions on amounts and when to feed. Propectilin is a great anti-diarrhea medicine if your dog is susceptible to stomach upset. You can get it at your vet's office or on Chewy.com.
Medication - if your pet is on any medicine, pack enough for the duration of the stay plus a few extra days. Bring written dosage instructions for the kennel.
Favorite play toys and chew toys to be kept in your pet's room.
Bed or blanket - this helps your pet feel more at home.
Anything else that might make your dog feel safe, such as an old t-shirt.
WHAT DO YOU SUPPLY FOR OVERNIGHT BOARDING?
We provide blankets and stainless-steel bowls. We can provide Science Diet Sensitive Stomach food, but this may upset your pet's stomach. If your pet is not prone to a sensitive stomach, we would be happy to feed them with our house food, Science diet Sensitive Skin and Stomach. Meals are $1.50/cup.
HOW CAN I CHECK ON MY PET DURING THEIR STAY?
Feel free to call or text to our number, 504-715-1376. You can also view daily photos at www.facebook.com/barkerscove
MY PET HAS A SPECIAL DIET. CAN THEIR NEEDS BE ACCOMMODATED?
To accommodate any special dietary needs we do have a refrigerator, freezer and microwave available. We can accommodate a variety of diets including wet, dry, dehydrated or raw.
MY PET HAS DIABETES. CAN THEIR NEEDS BE ACCOMMODATED?
Yes. We are able to administer insulin shots to diabetic dogs. Shots must be administered between 7am – 8pm. If the dog receives their shots before or after these hours, we ask you to adjust their schedule to fit our availability. There is a $5/day charge for this service.
WHAT IF MY PET GETS SICK WHILE HE IS BOARDING?
If a dog becomes ill during their stay, we will do our best to contact the owner or their emergency contact immediately. Upon owner request we will contact a local veterinary office and transport the dog at no cost to the owner. If the owner’s local veterinary office is not open and the dog requires emergency veterinary care we will transport the dog to Animal Health Clinic, Picayune Veterinary Clinic or Watts Veterinary Clinic. We are not responsible for any costs associated with veterinary care.
DOES MY DOG NEED TO BE ON A FLEA PREVENTATIVE?
Dogs must be on a flea and tick preventative, either a monthly solution or a collar. If fleas are found, CAPSTAR will be administered at a cost of $10 per tablet.