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The Shaggy Hound Pet Hotel at Brammer Farms LLC


Answers To All Your Questions

Below you’ll find answers to some of the most common questions we get from pet owners looking to board their pets with us.  I’m happy to address any questions and concerns you may have that aren't answered here.  Feel free to text me at (256)654-0663 with any questions or concerns.

How long will my pet be in a kennel each day?

At Brammer Farms, pets have minimal kennel time.  Pets are kenneled at night and at meal times and mid day for rest times but the rest of the day they are out enjoying one of our play yards and socializing with their friends or lounging on one of the cots, chairs or beds! We live on site and spend many hours a day playing with and monitoring your pet.  We even send updates and photos to let you know how they are doing.

What is required to board my pet at Brammer Farms?

In order for your dog to board at Brammer Farms LLC, they must be current on all vaccinations including Kennel Cough (Bordatella), Rabies, Parvo and Distemper.  Cats that are boarded must also be current on Rabies and their yearly boosters. 
We also require that you complete our Pet Boarding Agreement and bring with you upon drop off.

How will my dog be introduced to other dogs?

At Brammer Farms, we encourage free play and socialization with our dogs.  When a new dog arrives, they are usually started in the fenced yard area on their own but where they can look around and meet other dogs that may be playing outside.  Once they have relaxed and looked around a bit, they are slowly introduced to the other dogs one at a time.  If at any time a dog appears scared or distraught we remove the other dogs.  Although rare, we occasionally have a visiting dog that does not like to be around the other dogs.  In those situations, we find them a safe place to be where they can have their own privacy away from the other dogs such as a bedroom or kitchen.  For the most part, all of the dogs usually warm up and enjoy playing with one another once they have settled in.

What do I need to send with my pet?

All we require that you send is your pet's food.  However, you are welcome to bring anything you think will help them feel more comfortable.  For some that is a toy or blanket and others that includes their crate, bed and brush. Whatever you would like to send is fine. We ask that you please label it with your pets name on it somewhere so we can be sure everything goes back home with you.

How should I send my pets food?

Please send your food in a sealed bag or container.  Some clients choose to bag up their pets daily ration in plastic zip lock bags for each day and others put it in a larger zip lock bag with enough for the whole stay.  Another option is to put your pets food in a large plastic storage container with a lid that seals or a tupperware pitcher with a sealed lid. It is important that the food is sealed to prevent other dogs getting into it and also to prevent ants or other pest from getting into it.

Can you groom my pet while they are there?

We do offer bathing and grooming as time permits.  If you are interested in adding a bath or grooming to your reservation, please let us know or add it when you book online.

Can I check on my pet while I am away?

Yes!! We never mind for you to check on your pet! As a matter of fact, we try to send photos and updates every day or so just to let you see what all your pet is up to. Be sure to let us know your preferred method of receiving updates while you are away!