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FAQs

What does a day at the kennel look like for staff and pets?

This will guide you through a typical day at Paws Republic. Unfortunately, there may be an overlap and unexpected things may arrise but we train our staff to follow this schedule as closely as possible to ensure structure and care of all the pets! 

6:00-10:00AM: Rise & Shine Furry Folks 

 

We take the dogs out for a bathroom relief, we fed them, and clean the kennel and rooms until they are shiny, sparkly and inviting.  
The dogs get to stretch their legs, relieve themselves and play as we tend to each of their morning needs. 
 

 

10:00-1:00PM: Shiny Happy People & Facility 

 

We use this time to keep the place clean and presentable while sharing pet socializing/supervising duties with coworkers throughout the day. This is a good time for cleaning hallways/office/park/cat rooms etc. If it’s dirty - we clean it up!  

 


12:30-1:00PM: Who let the Dogs Out? 

 

Time for pee breaks for everyone even if they were just out from their play times. This is also the time to do any lunch time feedings etc. 

 


1:00-2:45PM: Hide Out & Suds Up!  

 

The door is locked during lunch hours and we work on projects in the back that need to be done! This is a great time to work on something that should avoid interruption or a task where you may not be watching the front such as grooming.  

Suds up the dogs who need grooming, suds up the extra areas of the kennel.  More doggie play play play! 

 


2:45-3:00PM: Back at It! 

 

Great time to freshen up the office before the after lunch drop-offs arrive and prep for the afternoon! 
 

 

3:00-4:00PM: Never Ending Cycle! 

 

Activities are continued that were started in the morning. This includes grooming, dogs playing, doggie bathroom breaks, and as always more cleaning – we just keep moving. 

 


4:00-6:00PM: Let’s Eat! 

 

Bring on the food! Time to feed them and go outside for another relief break! Once the meals are done we clean up any messes made along the way! We ensure to keep notes of any eating, relieving or behaviour changes. 

 


6:00-7:00PM: End of Day 

 

Time to get the place ready for the following day or for evening classes. Money, Messes and Mutt Management! 

 


8:00PM-11:00PM Evening Let Outs 

 

The pet's welfare is a priority so we ensure they are relieved, clean and happy; followed by more snuggles, socializing and then more spotless cleaning. 

Can I visit the centre prior to boarding my pet?

Certainly! We always encourage you to visit any place you plan to leave your pets to ensure that it is right for your furry family. We understand each animal has specific needs and we love showing people how we plan to address those needs. You can stop by our facility any time during our office hours to have a look. You are also welcome to bring your pet along with you for us to meet and for them to have a chance to sniff around. 

Where do my pets sleep?

Each of our canine guests or families has a room to call their own. Our rooms are bright and roomy and can be set up to their liking. Our rooms are clean with secure and private walls and easy viewing doors - no chain link. 

Our feline friends also have their own condos to call their own, set up to their liking. 

 

Can my pets share a room?

Yes ! We understand that many families are multi-pet families and their pets would be more comfortable with their furry counterparts. Our rooms are built large enough to accommodate multiple pets and we also have some extra large rooms for those that require the space. 

Do my pets get out to play?

Yes! We make every effort to get your pets out for exercise and socialization as much as possible in our approx 800sq foot indoor "Park"  as well as our new outdoor park!

Your pups will get to come out and play in small supervised groups or even get one-on-one time with our staff depending on their social level.

 

We take every effort to ensure the dogs have an enjoyable time out of their rooms which is full of fun, interaction, and even some cuddles on the couch ! 

Our feline companions will also get time out of their condos to explore our cat friendly room full of perches, hidey-holes and scratch posts. 

What vaccinations are required? Why do my pets have to be vaccinated?

Having your pet treated and vaccinated helps us protect your pet and others. We have some necessary precautions for boarding guests. 

Dogs must be current in the following vaccinations and screenings:

  • ​Distemper/Parvo or proof of titers

  • Rabies if over 5 months of age

  • Annual Bordetella vaccine recommended if it is done at least 10 days prior to your visit. 

  • Flea/Tick prevention is also recommended especially during the warmer months since your pets may be in contact with other pets. We inspect all animals that come into our facility but the little bugs can be sneaky. Talk to your veterinarian about which treatement is best for your pet and be sure to have them treated 1-2 weeks prior to visit. 

 

CATS must be current in the following vaccinations and screenings: 

  • FRCP, (Feline Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus and Panleukopenia)
     

  • Rabies
     

  • Annual Bordetella vaccine recommended if it is done at least 10 days prior to your visit. 
     

  • Flea/Tick prevention is also recommended especially during the warmer months since your pets may be in contact with other pets. We inspect all animals that come into our facility but the little bugs can be sneaky. Talk to your veterinarian about which treatement is best for your pet and be sure to have them treated 1-2 weeks prior to visit. 
     

*Please have your vet's office call or email us confirmation or bring photocopies upon check-in.*

My pet has allergies/special diet/medications/injury, can we still board our pet?

We are happy to accomodate any restricted or specialized diets at no charge. Medications , suppliments and injuries care will be followed closely. 

What should I bring for my pet's stay?

           FOOD

We ask that you bring your pets own food to help us avoid any added stress that may be brought on by upset stomachs from a change in diet.


            SMALL COMFORT ITEMS 

We are happy to provide all of the neccesities such as beds, blankets, dishes, toys, treats etc - but you are welcome to bring small comfort items such as something with the smell of home or a favorite chew toy that you feel will make your pet's stay more comfortable. 

              LEASH 

We ask that your pets arrive on leash and the leashes be left just in case we need to transport your furry friend during an emergency. 
 
               BEDS

We have tons of great beds and blankets available for your pet that are used and washed daily to prevent the spread of illness so we ask you do not send any extras to add to our daily laundry cycle ;) 

                DISHES

We have dishes of all shapes and sizes - even slow and high feeding stands - that we change out daily so we ask that you do not bring any extras but be sure to let us know if your pet has any preferences or special needs. 

​What if my pet isn't spayed/neutered or is anti-social?

The choice to spay or neuter your pet is always encourage but we also understand that it isnt always an option due to show animals, age or breeding purposes. Thanks to our set up that allows for specialized play groups or one-on-one time we welcome pets that are still intact.

 

 

Do you have any breed or temperament restrictions?

No. We welcome all breeds and temperments thanks to our wonderful staff and our customized care. 

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