SERENADE BOARDING KENNELS
Owners Anne Hutchinson and Paul Richards
Welcome to SERENADE BOARDING KENNELS. We would like to tell you about our business.
We are a small kennel which boards dogs and cats. We can only take about 20 dogs and 10 cats. Because of our limited size, pets get more human contact and attention given to their well being than at larger kennels.
The kennel is designed so that each dog has its own indoor and outdoor run which is separated by a sliding door. Inside the kennel is heated and air-conditioned and has music on 24 hours a day. Dogs are given a blanket by us and have water at all times. Owners may bring a toy for each pet but we supply the bedding. The indoor and outside runs provide plenty of room should you have two large dogs (such as Golden Retrievers) which you wish to stay together.
The dogs are let outside at least three times per day for exercise. Weather conditions determine how long they are out. In good weather they will be out about half an hour each time. We do not give free unlimited access to the outside as some kennels do. We feel that this is NOT a good way to provide a stress free environment since some dogs will continually run in and out, barking, fighting through the fence with their neighbour and be hyper. Since most housepets do not have unlimited access to the outside, if a schedule of supervised outside time and inside rest is established the pet will adjust better to being away from home and is ultimately happier. Also pets receive more human contact this way and a comfortable indoor temperature can be maintained.
Pets are fed once or twice per day as they are at home. We stock IAMS and PEERLESS dry foods and a variety of canned meats for dogs. For cats we have a variety of dry and canned foods including sardines. If you wish to bring another food for your pet we will feed that.
Anne, the owner is a graduate VETERINARY TECHNICIAN with more than 20 years in the animal care field. We also have a VETERINARIAN on call 24 hours a day.
RATES (plus GST)
DOGS-One-$11.00 per day CATS-One-$6.50 per day
Two - same owner same run $20:00 Two - same pen $12.00 per day
Charged for day in but not for day out if out by noon. Check our hours since we are not open everyday before noon.