What Can You Expect?
All dogs are vetted to make 100% sure they will fit in when your pup comes to stay.
What will my dog be up to?
As all us dachshund owners know, our pups can be stubborn when it comes to bad weather, but every effort will be made to get them ickle legs moving and walks will be on offer! If we can’t get out, we can play with our toys and puzzles inside. We also have the TV and radio on during the day to sooth anxiety away, cuddles are on offer 24/7 as well as comfy beds and warm blankets. We have a large vehicle fitted with secure RAC dog seatbelts, soft crates in the boot and full business insurance to take the pups different places. As this is a unique home from home boarding, during off peak times of year when we have less dogs, we still like to continue with 'life' and do take your pup to the seaside, a day out at families homes, different parks or out to lunch at the pub with your permission as long as they are well behaved. Pawents are given 'pup-dates' daily throughout the stay.
How many dogs do you take?
We are licensed to have 6 guests and our 2 Directors (Dolly & Millie Moo) as a max here at the hotel, this is half the amount that most boarders generally take on and means your pup can have a more relaxing holiday and get to go on a walk. We have our volunteer dog walker, Stephen, who helps to walk the pups safely alongside myself. All dogs are vetted to make 100% sure they will fit in, your pup must be non-reactive on a walk to enable us to walk with the pack.
What does my dog need to pack?
You are very welcome to bring your pups own suitcase full of goodies to make them feel as at home as possible. We recommend you bring your pup(s) own bed or crate for the night, toy, a blanket and feeding bowls, short lead (not extendable), food, chews and treats. If you forget anything, do not worry we have this covered.
What if my dog is on medication?
If your pup is on medication we will ensure he/she sticks to their regular routine.
What if my dog lives with another breed?
We only accept mini sausage dogs/mixed sausage dogs here.
Where will my dog sleep?
All dogs will sleep upstairs with the Directors unless they are trained to sleep downstairs. Your dog must be trained to sleep in their own bed or crate trained.
What about food & Treats?
Please bring your pups own food to minimise any stomach upsets ….you might even recognise our very own girl from the Natural Instinct special diet box she was featured on in the below picture (packaging now changed). We all know how easily our dogs can gain weight so we only feed healthy treats as rewards throughout the time your pup is with us. Our dogs are given Yak Milk chews as a healthier alternative and are supervised whilst chewing these.
Intervertebral Disc Disease is a gradual, age-related, degenerative process that affects the spinal cord of the dog over a period of time. IVDD occurs when the shock absorbing discs between your dog's vertebrae gradually begin to harden until they are no longer able to cushion the vertebrae normally. Whilst every possible care is taken to ensure your pup is well looked after here at the hotel, it is entirely possible that they could have an injury, illness or IVDD episode whilst they are here or when they return to you. Through no fault of anyone's, sadly the rupturing process can happen over a period of weeks or in a moment and this can be undetectable. A dog that appears healthy and happy one minute can suddenly present odd symptoms and signs of pain. This means you agree to take the risk of leaving your pup but understand the risks associated with IVDD. We recommend you research IVDD before agreeing to leave your pup and that you have insurance or savings that would cover any IVDD operation .