Aged Pet / Medical Issues Policy: If your pet is 10 years old or older, they could be considered to be an "aged pet". All pets age differently. For instance, a 10 year old chihuahua is considered to be younger than a Great Dane at the same age, due to their lifespans. If your pet is 10 years old or older it is important to know that boarding can be more stressful on their system the older they get. There can be underlying medical issues that surface, and stress can escalate a small problem. You are acknowledging you have been provided the information on boarding an elderly pet, and understand the risk involved.
Medical Conditions- For the well being of your pet, we will not board any pets with serious medical conditions, or in extremely failing health. The following conditions will be referred to a Veterinary clinic that does boarding or an in home pet sitter: Diabetes, Uncontrolled Epilepsy, Cancer, Hip Dysplasia (dog has trouble getting up or walking), Kidney Failure, Congested Heart failure, or any failing organ, recent ACL surgery or serious surgery (pet still has stitches) or a surgery requiring the pet be on restricted activity. If you have checked either or both boxes, we ask that you please call the office to complete your reservation, and get permission to board.
Facts and Risk regarding Bordetella (Canine Cough)Virus and Canine Influenza Virus - Bordetella is a canine respiratory virus, similar to a cold/flu in people. There are many strains of Bordetella/Canine Cough, however, just like the Human flu shot, the vaccine does not cover ALL strains. Thus even if your pet is current, they can still "catch" the virus. Unfortunately, Dogs can be particularly susceptible in higher pet populations, with weaker immune systems (puppy or aged pet) or under any kind of stress or changed environment. Bordetella is normally a mild airborne virus, which can be picked up ANYWHERE. Canine Influenza Virus (CIV) is a highly contagious and dangerous airborne flu virus. The onset of symptoms can be similar to kennel cough, (dry hacking cough) however, this virus can cause high fevers, lethargy, congestion, nasal discharge and can turn into pneumonia. A good indicator of a sick pet is they don't want to eat-ANY SIGNS of these issues, call us and/or take your pet to the vet right away.
While All Tails does everything in their power to keep the building as clean, sanitary (UV Filters),and ventilated as possible, there is NO guarantee that your pet is 100% protected from these AIRBORNE viruses. Just like humans get sick, dogs can also. It is our goal to educate you about these airborne bugs, so you know the true facts, symptoms and risks. Please get our informational brochures upon drop off. ** Waiver- I understand and have read the facts and risk on the Bordetella and Canine Influenza virus. I understand that even though my pet is vaccinated he/she can still contract the virus. I will not hold All Tails 'R' Waggin' or their employees responsible in the event that my dog catches Canine cough, Canine Influenza or any other communicable illness.
Grooming slots are in HIGH DEMAND and our shop is extremely busy. Groomers work on commission and this is their career that they use to feed their families.
That said, if you decide to show up early and demand your pet, that has not been completed, (yet bathed and prepped for final grooming) you WILL be charged for a full groom to cover Groomers time and the slot you scheduled.
We are sad to have to do this but unfortunately we have been forced to change our policy on this. If you want a slot-based grooming appointment, there are salons out there. Otherwise, pick-ups could be as late as 5-7pm. WE WILL CALL OR TEXT WHEN YOUR PET IS COMPLETE . Your patience is appreciated!
Regarding concerns with the Coronavirus (COVID-19), for your protection as well as our employees, be assured that our facility is taking every precaution to keep our environment extra sanitized and clean! As a small business that is involved in the “travel” industry per say, we are experiencing unprecedented cancellations that we have never seen in 25 years of business. During this challenging time, we appreciate all your continued support in other areas besides boarding and understanding our concerns. Please note the following as of 3/16/2020:
Please check out our cancellation policy. If you want to read it later, you can access the link from our website footer at the bottom of each page of the website. By closing this pop-up and continuing to use this website, you are acknowledging that you will make or have made yourself familiar with our cancellation policy.