Requirements-Caraway Kennels

Requirements to come into the kennel (Boarding, Grooming and Daycare):

All pets:

-All pets must be checked in by 5pm Monday thru Sunday. If you are dropping off Saturday during our pm hours please have your pet in as close to 5pm as possible.

- The owner or manager must ok all boarding reservations over 3 weeks.

For dogs:

Rabies, Distemper, Canine Flu**,  Vaccine & Bordetella***  

We prefer Rabies and Distemper are given at least 72hrs before boarding, to ensure that your pet will be protected and will not be shedding any viruses to the rest of the dogs.
** We have not seen Canine Flu in this area since 2018 and have never had it in our facility ever, so we are not requiring it but strongly recommend it; especially if your dog is going to dog parks, training facilities or dog shows. If you do decided to vaccinate your dog make sure your vet is giving the bivalent vaccine it covers both strains of the dog flu H3N2 and H3N8. After the first shot you must get it boosted 2 to 3 weeks later. 

*** We require Bordetella to be given at least 2 weeks before your dog enters the kennel for either boarding, daycare or grooming. We have figured out through trail and error that dogs vaccinated right before they board have a tendency to stress and shed the virus, which infects the kennel and the other dogs. 

Most Vets do not vaccinate for bordetella or canine flu unless you request it.

Puppies must have minimum 2 sets of distemper/parvo combo shots to start boarding/daycare with us.

1st time boardersthat are staying over 10 days must do at least 1day of daycare no less than 7 days before they board. This really helps your dog get to know our routine and for us to get to know your dog.

- We welcome all breeds but have found in the last 35 years that the breeds listed below have a harder time boarding than other breeds. We have found that these breeds have a tendency to have major separation anxiety and want to hurt themselves, other dogs or our staff. Especially, if they are not used to being boarded.  If you own one of the breeds listed below that is over the age of 8 months, we require that you bring your dog in for a day of daycare at least once prior to your stay. We want to make sure that your dog has a pleasant time staying with us.

Here is the list of breeds require to do daycare before they board at our facility: Akita or Akita Mixes, American Staffordshire Terrier or Am Staff Mixes, Australian Cattle Dogs/Blue Heelers or Cattle Dog/Heeler Mixes, Belgian Malinois or Malinois Mixes, Boxer or Boxer Mixes, Dutch Shepards or Dutch Shepard Mixes, German Shepherds or German Shepherd Mixes, Pit Bull or Pit Bull Mixes, Weimaraner or Weimaraner Mixes. 

As always we recommend that if you are a first time boarder it is a good idea to bring your dog in for a day of daycare to help ease the boarding process. 
Our main daycare program is closed to any permanant clients but is still open for dogs that want to come in a day sometime before their first stay or if they are on the breed list above. 


We do not board: Females that are in heat or will be in heat during their boarding. We also do not board dogs that have had surgery less than 10 days prior to boarding.

For cats:

Rabies, Distemper & Feline Leukemia (optional)

If there is a medical reason that your pet is not vaccinated we need a note from your vet as to why.Proof of vaccinations must be received in order to board your animals with us. You or your vet can email or fax your pets records to us.