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Requirements

RULES WE LIVE BY

Below is a list of requirements every dog will need to meet to qualify for Daycare, Lodging or Indoor Dog Park attendance.

 

  • Dogs must first undergo an evaluation with our team for daycare.

  • All dogs must be at least 16 weeks of age or older, and fully vaccinated and potty trained.

  • All dogs must be spayed or neutered by 1 year for Daycare. Depending on development, sooner alteration may be required by our facility.  Females may not be brought in during heat and must have a bath before coming to the facility.  Boarding only dogs do not need to be altered.

  • All dogs must have up-to-date vaccinations. Pet parents must upload written proof of rabies, DHPP, Lepto, (DHLPP), and Bordetella vaccinations. Vaccinations must be given by a vet 48 hours (seven days preferred) before attending daycare or lodging. See below for more details on vaccinations.

  • All dogs must be in good health. Pet parents will certify that their dog(s) are in good health and have not been ill with a communicable condition within the last 30 days.

  • Upon admission, all dogs must be free of any condition that could potentially jeopardize other guests, including fleas or ticks. Dogs that have been ill with a communicable condition in the last 30 days will require veterinarian certification of health to be admitted or readmitted.

  • All dogs must be non-aggressive and not food or toy protective. Pet parents will certify their dogs have not harmed or shown any aggressive or threatening behavior toward any person or dog. The safety and health of all our guests is our top priority.

  • All dogs must have a complete, up-to-date, and approved application on file to attend daycare or board with us. It is also strongly recommended that a dog attend at least one day of daycare (preferably three) prior to lodging. This will help us get to know your dog’s personality and preference and allow your dog to know he/she is going home, get to know staff and other dogs, and feel comfortable in our open-play environment.

 

VACCINATION REQUIREMENTS

Vaccine protection against highly contagious and potentially deadly viruses and bacteria will mean less risk of dogs getting sick. If all dogs who are playing together are current on their vaccines, then you can be assured that your pup will be playing with fully vaccinated friends. Bentley’s requires all dogs to be up to date on the following vaccinations:

 

RABIES

Rabies is required once at or before 16 weeks of age in puppies, boosted again a year later, and then every three years going forward. Dogs are required by law to be vaccinated against the rabies virus because this deadly virus can spread to humans.

If an unvaccinated dog breaks the skin of a person or another dog, your local laws will require you to have the dog quarantined for a minimum of 10 days (but could be as long as six months). Bentley’s allows your pup to come play once he/she is both 16 weeks old AND fully vaccinated.

 

DHPP/DHLPP

DHPP/DHLPP (also known as “distemper/parvo”) is required as a puppy series beginning at 6–8 weeks old, boosted twice at three-week intervals, and then again, a year later. Like rabies, after the first year, the distemper/parvo combination vaccine can be given every three years. Leptospirosis (the “L” in some distemper combination vaccines) should be included in the annual combination vaccine due to recent increases in Leptospirosis cases. Leptospirosis needs to be boosted annually. This is important because Leptospirosis can be deadly to dogs and is transferable to humans!

 

BORDETELLA

Bordetella is required to be current. Most veterinarians recommend the Bordetella vaccine be given every six months to maintain a high level of immunity for dogs who are often in social settings. The Bordetella vaccine helps control and prevent the spread of germs that cause canine cough. If a dog that has been vaccinated with the Bordetella vaccine still acquires canine cough, they will have a less severe form that resolves faster than a dog who is not vaccinated. The germs that cause canine cough are very similar to the common cold in humans with mild coughing and sometimes a runny nose. Symptoms usually resolve within a week.

The canine influenza vaccine is not required but highly recommended if available in your area.

To allow time for your dog to develop an immune response from vaccines, please make veterinary appointments seven to 10 days prior to attending Bentley’s. Check with your veterinarian to see if your dog’s vaccine boosters (not the initial vaccine) may provide adequate immune response sooner than seven days.

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