FAQ's raisedpaw

Here are some of the most-asked questions about boarding pets and answers to help you make that most important decision so your time away from home can be spent worry-free regarding your pet.

Should I bring my own pet food?

Four Paws Pet Ranch provides an excellent diet of high quality kibble for both dogs and cats. If you want to keep your pet on his own special diet, feel free to bring it along with your pet.

Are their any requirements for vaccinations prior to boarding my pet?

Four Paws Pet Ranch requires all pets to be current on their vaccinations, not only for their protection but for other boarders as well.

They are:

  • Rabies
  • Bordetella


What happens if my pet becomes ill during the time they are boarded?

When your pet is brought to the kennel to be “checked in,” Four Paws Pet Ranch requests certain information regarding your pet; including whom to contact in case of an emergency and what veterinarian is to be called if needed.

Will my dog get fleas or ticks while being boarded?

The facilities at Four Paws Pet Ranch have been constructed to discourage the infestation of fleas and ticks. All pets are checked periodically and any pets infested by parasites are bathed and dipped by the groomer.

What if my dog or cat needs medication?

There is no charge for basic medications, and will be given as directed.

Are the dogs exercised?

Sitting on over 5 acres we are all about your pet getting the exercise they need and enjoying the outdoors.

What if I want my dog bathed or groomed before they come home?

If you want your pet bathed, make arrangements at check in time and our experienced groomer will bathe or groom your dog prior to being picked up. Please note there is an additional charge for this service.

What happens if my pet passes away while they are being boarded?

It is always possible for a pet to pass due to causes beyond the control of any kennel operator, even the best and most careful. Four Paws Pet Ranch has 24-hour supervision every day of the year. Arrangements will be made according to the owner´s wishes. This is why it is very important that we have an Emergency Contact that is reachable and who can make important decisions regarding your pet. If we are unable to reach you or your designated contact our first responsibility will be to your pet and their well being.

How can I be sure that my pet will get adequate personal attention during the time I am gone?

All pets boarded at Four Paws Pet Ranch are directly supervised by the in-residence owners and our staff of handlers. Attendants are trained on how to handle the pets and give them daily personal attention on a regular basis. Every pet is given the same consideration and care their owner would provide.