Like us, pets usually appreciate a vacation in new surroundings with new friends.

Once they become familiar with their surroundings they typically have a marvelous, exciting time with us . . . like kids at summer camp!

 Residential Dog Boarding
     Family Owned, Operated & Onsite 24 Hours a Day


Fax: 714.200.0655

20312 Riverside Drive

Newport Beach, CA 92660

Conveniently Located Near

The John Wayne Airport

OPEN DAILY 8-1 & 3-6

Cash or Check Only

Going home . . .
Preparing your dog . . .
  1. If your dog has never been boarded, an excellent way to introduce them to the kennel environment is to utilize our day-care services.This way they can be left for a few hours at a time and get to know us and feel comfortable being here. You might also consider  short, overnight stays with us prior to an extended boarding stay to help him get used to boarding. Every time you return your dog is less likely to be affected by "separation anxiety" and can enjoy boarding more.

  2. Please.... Don’t give your dog the ‘Guilt Meal!!’ Because of the excitement of being here, if you overfeed him before you come, you might give him an upset stomach. Seriously! I had a dog come in once, he went out to play soon afterwards and a few minutes later he threw-up what must have been 2 packs of hot dogs!!

  3. Finally, you tend to set the tone for your dogs’ stay. Because pets sense and reflect our emotions, DO NOT allow any member of the family to stage an emotional ‘farewell‘ scene. Your pets can be made to feel unnecessarily anxious about the kennel visit if they are subjected to this kind of dramatic display. If you drop them off with a happy & positive attitude they will feel better about being left.

  1. Please check-in during normal business hours. Attempting to conduct business after hours is an imposition on the natural flow of our kennel. It may result in the disruption of the dogs, and can also be a wasted trip as we may be in the back cleaning and not be able to hear the doorbell. For these reasons we WILL assess an additional charge for after hours pickup, to discourage this practice.

  2. If bringing medication, make sure to identify it and provide administration instructions.

  3. If you are bringing your own food, please have feeding instructions included.

  4. Let us know of any special problems your dog may be experiencing.

  5. You will be asked to leave your dog with us in the office, rather than taking your dog to his room. We do that so your dog will see you leave and realize that you have entrusted him in our care. It will also eliminate the possibility of him getting the impression that you are placing him in the run to ‘guard’ it. If they get that impression, they may become aggressive.

Checking in . . .
The kennel environment . . .
  1. Sometimes temporary behavior changes can occur as a result of unfamiliar surroundings… For instance, during his stay sweet little Rover tears up the bed he has slept in for years. Or “Killer,” the terror of the neighborhood turns into a meek little lamb. Eating habits may also change. Some will eat like canaries at home and like vultures here and may put on a few pounds. Others might lose weight even though they are eating well or lose weight by not eating enough. It can be very exciting here and some dogs run weight off as they charge around barking at other dogs and having a wonderful time. These dogs often leave the kennel exhausted but happy, and sleep a lot the first couple of days they are home.

  2. Again, like a kid at camp your dog might get dirty. Romping around with other dogs is fun but messy. Even though we strive to keep our kennel immaculate, it is possible for your dog to step in their poop or weewee. Also, some of our best sanitizers are pretty stinky and the odor may stick to a dog’s coat. Bathing is a good idea, so let us know if you want your dog to have a bath.

  1. When your dog is picked up he will be very excited to see you! He may be tired from the excitement of being at the kennel, so it’s possible he will sleep a lot the first couple of days he’s home.

  2. DO NOT FEED or WATER your dog for at least four hours after returning home. Dogs can be very excited to be home and when excited they tend to gulp food and water. If you allow unlimited access to either after returning home, you may trigger vomiting and/or diarrhea. If your dog appears to be thirsty, provide him with some ice cubes.

Remember, boarding your dog is harder on you than it is on him. Dogs don’t have a sense of time, so to them their stay could be 5 minutes or 5 weeks. The vast majority of dogs love to stay with us and we strive to make sure they have fun on their vacation, and give you ‘Piece of Mind’ so you can enjoy yours as well!!

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