Vineyard Kennels has consulted extensively with local veterinarian experts. We follow their guidance for cleaning and operations, and continue to consult on an as-needed basis (e.g., injury, colitis, special diets, canine cough).
In the unlikely event that your pet has a medical problem while staying with us, we will first attempt to contact your veterinarian on file. If your veterinarian is unavailable, we will work with our local veterinarian, Main Street Animal Hospital in Templeton. Dr. Ehlinger consults with us regularly on protocols to help keep your pets safe and healthy during their stay, including sanitation, prevention and treatment of minor injuries, and containment of infectious disease.
We do our best to protect dogs who stay with us by employing the following vet-approved policies:
- Dogs arriving showing active symptoms will not be admitted.
- Any dogs who develop symptoms during their stay will be isolated to prevent infection of healthy dogs.
- In the rare event that your dog becomes sick while staying with us, you can rest easy knowing we will handle him or her with care, providing plenty of rest, fluids, and staff monitoring. We will consult with you immediately if symptoms become serious or require veterinary care.
Dogs with serious allergies (e.g., bee stings) should be boarded by a medical facility for their own safety.
Due to the risks of bloat and other activity related injuries, a separate waiver must be signed for open recess.
For everyone’s safety, Vineyard Kennels has a strict vaccination policy for all dogs. Required vaccinations are DHPP (Distemper/Hepatitis/Parainfluenza/Parvovirus), Bordetella (Canine Cough), and Rabies. These must be current and completed a minimum of 3 days prior to boarding. No vaccinations are administered on property.
Canine Flu Vaccine
Different from the parainfluenza that the DHPP broad spectrum vaccine covers, Canine Flu is highly contagious, and very uncomfortable. Our consulting vet is able to monitor a national data base tracking canine flu incidences. They are on the increase, mostly in urban eastern areas of the country, but numerous cases have been seen on the greater LA and Bay Areas. We are officially recommending canine flu for all guests, and it is required for any dog originating outside of our immediate area. It will likely soon be a requirement for local dogs, so please prepare for this ahead of time.
Please send proof of vaccinations to:
P.O. Box 2076
Paso Robles, CA 93447
or email them to us at firstname.lastname@example.org