I'd like to come and visit the facilities. May I bring my
dog?We welcome visitors and potential
clients to visit the kennel facility. We encourage you to call first just to
make sure that we are home, as we sometimes run errands or schedule personal
appointments. We actually prefer for owners to bring their dogs with them when
they visit. The dogs meet us, we meet them and then they can go home knowing
that they had a pleasant experience.
My dog has never been away from home. How will he or she
adjust? Most dogs who have been
socialized to some degree will find boarding a pleasurable experience. The
chance to see other dogs as well as the attention received from the staff
enforces the fact that they are truly special.
I'm not sure if my dog will eliminate (pee and poop) in the
outside run.New or shy dogs are
closely monitored as to their digestive habits. Those who exhibit an aversion
to using the outdoor runs are placed on a lead and walked within our fenced-in
backyard. They are never let off-lead. Usually after the first or second
walk, they use their outdoor run.
My dog is used to walking everyday. Will you do
that?We are proud to offer optional
exercise walks for those guests in need of additional excercise. The base rate
is $10.00 for one half hour of time and may be divided into half hour or
fifteen minute sessions. Frequency of sessions during a pet's stay or
additional information may be discussed at the time of drop-off.
Do you maintain a waiting list when the kennel is
full?Minglewood Kennels does
not maintain a waiting list for vacancies when the kennel is full. Most
people are able to secure accomodations elsewhere once they learn of our lack
of availability. In lieu of a list, we urge customers to call us back closer to
their departure date to check for cancellations if they have not made
How about beds, bowls and toys?We do not take bedding for a number of reasons. Most
importantly, the bedding would hinder the upkeep of the dog's pen. Sooner or
later, bedding will be eaten, torn up and /or soiled. We are also concerned
with unknowingly admitting fleas into the kennel. Arthritic dogs and greyhounds
will be provided with something soft to lay on by Minglewood Kennels. There is
no need to bring bowls. Our stainless steel bowls are more than adequate for
all dogs. Young dogs or those prone to chewing are allowed to bring a chewbone,
preferably a Nylabone. 1 toy per dog is permitted as these items sometimes
disappear when a dog's inside run is cleaned.
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Do the cats come into contact with the dogs? The cattery at Minglewood Kennels is located in the
basement of our home. The majority of the dogs are always housed in the kennel
What type of litter do you use?We prefer to use shredded paper in our litter boxes. It is easy
to maintain, good for the environment and the cats love it.
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I've never made an appointment at Minglewood Kennels. May I
have my dog groomed today?Since our
present grooming clients schedule their next appointment upon pickup of their
freshly groomed pet, the chances are very slim that we would have same day
availability. We would welcome the opportunity to serve you and your dog and
ask that you call us with regard to your initial grooming appointment as soon
as conveniently possible.
Do you tranquilize a pet?Under no circumstances will we administer sedatives or
tranquillizers of any kind unless they are consented to and provided by a
I want my pet flea dipped. Will you do that?While some grooming shops will dip a pet, we have
phased that operation out in lieu of utilizing the less toxic remedies
available through your veterinarian. We will still use flea and tick shampoos
for problem coats upon request. It is advised that pet owners work in
conjunction with their veterinarians when implementing a flea prevention
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