Dog Boarding Requirements: Ensuring a Safe and Enjoyable Stay for Your Canine Companion

January 6, 2024by Seattle Canine Club

When planning a vacation or a business trip, dog owners often face the challenge of finding suitable care for their furry friends. Dog boarding facilities like Seattle Canine Club offer a safe and nurturing environment for your pet, but it’s essential to understand the boarding requirements to ensure a smooth and enjoyable stay for your dog. This blog post outlines the key requirements for dog boarding and how we at Seattle Canine Club meet these needs to provide the best care for your canine companion.

Essential Vaccinations and Health Records

A top priority for any boarding facility is the health and safety of all pets in their care. To ensure this:

  1. Up-to-date Vaccinations: All dogs must have current vaccinations, including rabies, distemper, parvovirus, and bordetella (kennel cough). Proof of these vaccinations is required upon check-in.
  2. Flea and Tick Prevention: Dogs should be on a flea and tick preventative program. This measure ensures the health and comfort of all boarding guests.
  3. Health Screening: A recent health check from your vet can be beneficial to confirm your pet is fit for boarding, especially for older dogs or those with medical conditions.

Behavioral Assessment

At Seattle Canine Club, we understand that each dog has its unique personality and behavior traits. A behavioral assessment helps us ensure that your dog can interact safely and happily with other dogs and staff. This assessment includes:

  • Observing your dog’s response to new environments and other dogs.
  • Evaluating their play style and level of socialization.

Personal Care and Comfort

To make your dog’s stay as comfortable as possible, we recommend:

  1. Dietary Needs: Bring your dog’s regular food to prevent any digestive upset. Make sure to provide clear feeding instructions.
  2. Special Needs: If your dog requires medication or has special care instructions, provide detailed information to our staff.
  3. Familiar Items: A favorite toy or blanket can help your dog feel more at home.

Pre-Boarding Visit

A pre-boarding visit to Seattle Canine Club can significantly ease the transition for your pet. This visit allows your dog to become familiar with the environment and our staff, reducing anxiety during the actual boarding.

Making Reservations

It’s always best to book in advance, especially during peak holiday seasons. Early booking ensures a spot for your dog and gives you time to prepare all necessary documentation and care instructions. Check out our rates page for detailed information.

Seattle Canine Club: A Home Away from Home

At Seattle Canine Club, we are committed to providing a safe, enjoyable, and stress-free boarding experience for your dog. Our experienced staff, state-of-the-art facilities, and commitment to personalized care set us apart. Learn more about our boarding services and how we can cater to your dog’s specific needs.


Q: Do you accommodate dogs with special medical needs? A: Yes, we cater to dogs with special medical requirements. Please provide detailed information about their needs and medication.

Q: Can I check in on my dog during their stay? A: Absolutely! We encourage owners to contact us for updates. We also have a blog post about staying connected with your pet during their boarding stay.

Q: What if my dog is not socialized with other dogs? A: We offer individualized care for dogs who prefer not to interact with others. Read more about it on our new members page.

Q: Are there any breed restrictions? A: At Seattle Canine Club, we welcome all breeds. Our focus is on the individual behavior and needs of each dog.

For more information about our boarding requirements and to ensure a delightful stay for your pet, visit our main page. We’re here to make your dog’s boarding experience a positive and memorable one.

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2751 4th Ave S, Seattle WA, 98134
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