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Skipton Pet Lodge

Skipton Pet Lodge

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My goal is to listen carefully to the needs and requests of my pet parents.I enjoy working with animals and building a close relationship.Grooming since 1979 I still love what I get to do.My fees may be higher but the grooming will be done right.
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Scoobies We Do & Kitties Too Mobile Pet Grooming

Scoobies We Do & Kitties Too Mobile Pet Grooming

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Mobile pet grooming at its best! Show style grooming right at your doorstep! Book your pet mobile grooming experience! All breeds All sizes All behaviors. No vaccination documents needed. Offering Grooming, Non Sedation teeth scaling, flea and tick treatment and prevention, colors, dyes and more available! 
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Cindys Pet Care & Grooming, Dog Day Care, Boarding Haverhill, Mass

Cindys Pet Care & Grooming, Dog Day Care, Boarding Haverhill, Mass

Small Dog Day Care in the comfort of my home, Grooming one on one lest stress for your dog, Boarding in the comfort of my home 24 hour care. Pet sitting in your home. Please e mail for more info [email protected] check out facebook for vidos Cindy's Pet Care and Grooming Haverhill Mass off ex 49 of 495 location.  www.cindysdogcare.com
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The Doggie Depot

The Doggie Depot

Welcome! The Doggie Depot is a cozy, full-service grooming salon. We take pride in providing your pet with a stress free and fun grooming experience. Come see why we're getting rave reviews! Meet our super friendly staff and fantastic groomers, who's focus is quality, comfort and attention to detail. Please call or email for an appointment! 
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Golden Paws Pet Grooming, Inc

Golden Paws Pet Grooming, Inc

Golden Paws Pet Grooming is an award-winning pet grooming service, providing friendly and relaxing atmosphere in the most convenient way possible. Your dog comfort and safety are our main priority. We have been serving the needs of pet owners in the greater Lexington area since 2004. Owned by pet lover Marlucia Soares.
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Fluff & Buff Boutique

Fluff & Buff Boutique

At Fluff & Buff Boutique we offer an intimate and relaxing setting to make what could be a stressful ordeal, a day of relaxation that your pet actually enjoys. Our salon has a cozy, home-like atmosphere with treats, toys, scented candles and a fireplace, where your dog is free to roam off leash. We treat your pets as if they were our own and all baths come with a complimentary massage. We pride ourselves on having a clean, pet friendly environment and our entire team is committed to providing the best service possible. As a result, a high percentage of our business is from repeat customers and referrals.  We would welcome ... View Profile
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North Shore Dog

North Shore Dog

North Shore Dog of Danvers, MA is proud to offer the best in dog daycare, boarding, and grooming services. With over 7,500 square feet, you will find our space is large, clean, and specifically designed for canine fun! We offer four large indoor playrooms where your dog can romp in climate-controlled comfort. While here, your dog’s play will always be closely supervised by trained attendants. We are so sure of our service that we invite you to watch on our live Webcams. Your dog is no further than a mouse-click-away on your computer or smartphone! ... View Profile
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Frequently asked questions

What is dog boarding?

It happens to the best of us—we have to go out of town or work on a big job and there’s no one to look after the dog. Thankfully, there are a fair number of dog boarding opportunities for your dog near your home. Dog boarding kennels provide your dog a safe and secure place to call their home away from home while you are away. Dog boarding is sometimes accompanied by other services, such as dog training and dog grooming.


How much does dog boarding cost?

Dog boarding will cost about $40 a night, depending on where you live, the size of your dog, and how long of a stay your pet needs. While the cost of boarding your dog may depend on a number of circumstances, most companies charge per day and/or night. Overall, you can expect the range to be between $25 and $85 each night.


What vaccinations do dogs need for boarding?

Dogs need proof of Distemper, Parvo and Bordetella (kennel cough) annually and Rabies every 1-3 years. Puppies must be 10 days past their final round of distemper/parvo vaccination before kennels will accept them for boarding. Vaccinations need to be given no less than 7 days prior to boarding. If this is the dog's first Bordetella vaccination, it must be given 2 weeks prior to boarding.


How old does a dog have to be for boarding?

For all breeds of dogs, most dog kennels require the dog to be at least 4 months old (12 to 16 weeks) old. This is because all certified kennels require incoming puppies to have had their first round of adult shots at 12 weeks, followed by the second round at around 16 weeks.


What do I need to take my dog to the kennel?

When preparing to take your dog to the kennel, remember to:

  1. Be up to date on their vaccinations. Vaccinations need to be given no less than 7 days prior to boarding.
  2. Pack plenty of your dog’s usual food for the length of their stay.
  3. Pack any medications or supplements that your dog may need.
  4. Pack your dog's leashes.
  5. Write a list of any special instructions you may have for your kennel regarding feeding times, portions for food, your local vet's phone number, and where you can be reached.
  6. Don't forget to pack your dog's favorite toys. An old t-shirt that smells like you can also make for a great cuddle toy!

What is the difference between dog sitting and boarding?

The difference between dog sitting and boarding is the length of stay and attention of care. Dog boarding is like hotel, where it's typically an overnight stay at a kennel where your dog is around other dogs. On the other hand, a dog sitter will watch your pet at either their or your home, or they may just stop by to care for your pets two or three times per day.

While in-home dog care might feel uncomfortable to some because of giving a stranger access to your home, having someone stop by can be much less intimidating for the dog than having to stay in a crate or small room overnight with other dogs around. If you are one of those dog owners who would rather your dog be in his or her own home while you are out of town, you may want to check out local dog sitters near you.


How long before boarding does dog need a Bordetella shot?

In general, puppies can receive injectable Bordetella (kennel cough) vaccines between 6 and 8 weeks of age and booster shots when they're 10 to 12 weeks old. Adult dogs generally need booster vaccines for Bordetella in intervals of six months to a year. If this is the dog's first Bordetella vaccination, it must be given 2 weeks prior to boarding.

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