4. DOG BOARDING
All dogs at Fur-Mum Pet Care are boarded in our home, which has been optimized to handle up to 10 canine guests. Dogs spend the day outside with the day care pack, and nights in the bedroom with Fur-Mum. They can sleep in the bed or in the many dog beds in the bedroom.
4.1 It is mandatory that all dogs over the age of 6 months must complete one initial Meet & Greet before we will board them overnight. This is for the temperament assessment of your dog and to be sure that they will be good with us, the other dogs and so we can see that they will not stress while they are here.
4.2 When dropping your dog off to board, please make sure your dog(s) are here before 2pm. This way we can make sure they get enough time to settle, exercise and eat before bed time. For their first night boarding we recommend they come as early as possible.
4.3 During days of regular weather and temperatures, most dogs and staff will stay outside all morning. We have a midday rest on the downstairs couches under fans and misters, then when it cools a bit we are back outside for the afternoon. If it is very hot, the length of time that they spend outside is greatly reduced, they will play downstairs under misters and rest indoors in the air conditioning. During wet weather we will play under shelter downstairs, or outside if we have time to get everyone clean and dry afterwards.
4.4 Dogs have access to water 24hrs a day.
4.5 We do provide food. However, if you are providing your own pets food please always bring extra, because if your dog(s) are staying for any period of time we generally feed them a little more than normal as they burn more calories during their days of play. Also there may be times that you get delayed for whatever reason and switching your dog(s) to a food that they are not used to may upset their tummies.
4.6 Please do not bring bowls (unless they eat from a slow feeder) as we have lots of bowls and they may get mixed up with ours.
4.7 We do supply blankets and bedding to keep your dog(s) warm and cosy at night. Everything here smells the same so dogs do not feel the need to mark it. When there is a new smell in the room, they tend to feel the need to mark it, which means extra cleaning and laundry for us. If you are worried your dog may fret, you can provide a t-shirt or towel that smells like you in a plastic bag that we will offer them as needed to settle.
4.8 We may need to leave the dogs without in-person supervision from time to time. During this period, dogs will be kept in comfortable human rooms in family groups or in small (2-3) groups of trusted dogs and monitored with cameras. This period will never be more than 4 hours total per day, or 2 hours for dogs under 6 months.
4.9 During days of thunder, we play music and keep dogs indoors to minimize stress.
4.10 We are strongly against over booking and have a set limit that we will accept. Reservations are on a first come first serve basis.