They will not get any “vaccinate-able” illness, but there are a host of contagious illnesses that sometimes present themselves in this environment. Dogs are at a higher risk of contracting contagious illness at a kennel, than say, on a walk, due to the fact we’re indoors, and in closer quarters. In spite of careful observation, quarantines, and cleaning protocols, dogs will still carry and expose other dogs to certain illnesses. It is truly unavoidable…very similar to sending your kids to school. If we believe there is a higher risk of contagious illness at the facility, we want you to make an informed choice about exposing your pets to that risk. We post information on our door and reception desk and will notify any clients with existing boarding reservations by phone or email. We ask our clients to refrain from bringing their pets to us if they have any contagious conditions, and to follow up with their veterinarians for any illness. And, if your pet does become ill in our care, we will take action to make sure they are properly treated.