Rabies, Distemper (frequently written as DHPPV, DHPP, DA2PP, or DA2PPV on your pet’s health records), and Bordetella (kennel cough) Vaccines (6 month or yearly)
A clean fecal float is also required, and must have been performed in the past 6 months. Titer protection may be substituted for the distemper and parvovirus vaccinations.
BDI requires a veterinarian certificate indicating proof of vaccinations for at least 10 days prior to boarding.
Please send records to OUR EMAIL: INFO@BROWNDOGINN.COM
Flea & Tick Prevention
Use of MONTHLY Flea/Tick preventative IS MANDATORY. Any pet entering the Brown Dog facility MUST be free of external & internal parasites. Any pet found to have fleas while in the care of BDI shall be immediately quarentined, given the oral medication Capstar & have topical Frontline Plus applied. A Parasite fee of $185.00 shall then be charged to the pet owner & pick up is required immediately. ...Not cool!
If your dog becomes ill while you are away, we will contact you and your veterinarian immediately.
In case of emergency during regular business hours, we will transport your dog to the nearest veterinary clinic. After hours and on-weekends, as needed, we will transport your dog to a 24 hour Veterinary Emergency Center.
The BDI provides beds, blankets, water and food bowls for our guests. Please refrain from bringing belongings from home. Blankets and beds from home will be turned away! The BDI is not responsible for any lost or damaged items. We will make sure your pup is comfy-cozy and has everything they could ever want!
CHECK IN/CHECK OUT Hours
MONDAY - FRIDAY WINDOWS
8AM - 10AM
3PM - 5PM
CLOSED (To Humans!)
2PM - 4PM only
THE LOBBY IS CLOSED FROM 10AM - 3PM EVERY DAY. (except Sundays, Closed til 2pm) SORRY THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS. WE DO NOT OFFER SPECIAL SCHEDULES OR OFF-HOUR CHECK INS/OUTS.
The Brown Dog Inn
From Head To Tail!
If your dog has separation anxiety we strongly urge you to use the services of a pet-sitter or house-sitter. Boarding a dog with separation anxiety is not safe or kind for the dog, it is stressful for the other dogs being boarded, and you may incur extreme costs to replace/repair the physical damage that your dog does to the boarding facility. Your dog could also seriously injure themselves in attempts to escape the boarding facility. Here’s a link which can help you decide if your dog has separation anxiety, and helpful information on how to deal with it.
We do not offer tours
We did tours for 10 years. We are very proud of our facility and the outdoor space we have designed and created for optimal doggie bliss! We try our best to keep our guests calm and happy during their stays. We have an open concept facility and having several "strangers" walk through the eating, sleeping, and play areas each day causes our pups lots of undue stress! (Imagine many people & children walking through your home each day, or your hotel room!) As a home and a business, open 365 days a year, we thank you for your understanding and respect. We have oodles of images of our dogs at play in and out, rooms and beds, staff, etc in the lobby for your perusal, not to mention lots and lots of facebook & Instagram photos to showcase the fun! CLICK HERE FOR A VIDEO TOUR!
How Does BDI deal with power outages?
Brown Dog is fortunate to have a monster of a generator that can power our ENTIRE facility with Heat, A/C, Hot & Cold water & ALL lights required to run our facility as “normal.” We do loose phone lines off and on, so some credit card processing may be limited. But rest assured, your pets are warm & cozy even when your power is out at home! We are ALWAYS willing to help out when you need a last minute emergency place to board your pet so if our phones are down, just stop by & we will do our best to help out.
During storms & power outages up to the hour updates can be found on our FACEBOOK PAGE.
Being a small business, we prefer cash or check when possible! :) We accept Cash, Check, Mastercard, Discover and Visa.
If it's important, please bring it! Make sure medication is labeled and clear dosage instructions are included. (Name, dosage, time, how best to administer, etc). Daily Medication fee: $1 per med, and up to $5 standard fee for ear, eye, skin ointments, injections and other medical care etc.
All dogs must be at least 5 months of age to join our boarding program. Some exeptions can be made if they have the required vaccinations, please call to chat about your puppie's needs. We do not recommend boarding for geriatric dogs.
All dogs must be Spayed or Neutered by 8 months of age.
We will only release your dog to people listed on your boarding contract, if you know someone new is picking up your dog, please have us add them to your account.
NO Check in/out ON MAJOR HOLIDAYS*
Distemper (DHPPV, DHPP, DA2PP, or DA2PPV)
Negative Fecal Float
Monthly Flea & Tick Preventative
Easily sanitized and soft on those paws! No more chewing rocks, woodchips or sticks. No muddy paws jumping into the car! = AWESOME!
Facebook and Social Media
We get to look at cute doggies all day long and think you should, too! Our fabulous PackLEADERS take pride in their pho-dog-raphy skills and are happy to share their gems with BDI's wide FB audience. This fun activity allows us to share a glimpse of the daily activities! Keep in mind, each guest is having a super-duper time even if it's not captured on camera! *If you need a pic of your baby daily, sign them up for Play Pals for the only guaranteed daily pic!!!!
Follow us here! Enjoy!
BDI IS CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC ON THESE DAYS:
Memorial Day - 5/29
Independence Day - 7/3 & 7/4
Labor Day - 9/4
Indigenous Peoples Day - 10/9
Thanksgiving & Black Friday
11/23 & 11/24
Christmas Eve & Christmas Day
12/24 & 12/25
New Year's Eve - 12/31
New Year's Day - 1/1
Can my puppy stay at the Inn?
We welcome puppies who have completed the full series of vaccinations, including the rabies vaccine, no less than 72 hours (three days) prior to their scheduled stay. Our puppy care overnight boarding programs provide the essentials your puppy needs during this critical development stage. We will watch over your "little one" with extra TLC, special attention and nurturing activities designed to help ensure he or she grows into a confident adult dog. To ensure the utmost health and happiness of your puppy, participation in our puppy care is required for overnight puppy guests 13 months and younger. Puppy boarding is $70/per night. $50/per day for practice daycare days before big stays!
Meals three periods with proper additional break time for digestion.
Additional daytime outside potty breaks to reinforce good housebreaking habits.
Extra care and attention to enhance socialization skills.
We require reservations for boarding. Once you are enrolled, you can make reservations online, call or stop by in person. MAKE ONE FOR YOUR BABY, HERE! We require deposits for each and every stay, deposits are non-refundable. Book your dog's stay as early as you would for flights and hotels - we book up early and fast!
For example: Brown Dog typically has waitlists going during peak season June 1 - September 30, most ski weekends, School Vacation Periods, Graduations, and ALL holidays. It's best to plan in advance!
Cancellation Policy & Deposits
Meet & Greets
By appointment only, once we have recieved your Registration Form/Vet Records, we are happy to greet you and meet your pup! Drop off 8-10, pick up 3-5pm. They are scheduled Mon - Fri and cost $40/single, $64/double, $88/triple dog families. The goal is to assure that all guests are comfortable, can follow the packleaders & show no signs of aggression. PLEASE NOTE- the close proximity to our neighbors requires that we also assess for excessive barking (especially at night time). Most dogs leave happy, waggy, tired and beggin' to come back!
Owners must bring their own food to avoid changes in the dog’s diet which can lead to increased stress and stomach issues. Individual meals must be packaged in zip-lock bags per length of stay. Larger containers for stays longer than 10 days are accepted. Edible treats are welcome. No rawhides allowed.
If you do NOT bring food for your dog, you will be charged $5- 6 per meal for our house food (Taste of the Wild: Adult/Puppy or Grain-free formulas available).
Please refrain from bringing glass/ceramic containers of any kind
Brown Dog provides all dishes and bowls, measuring scoops.
We are a PEANUT-FREE facility!
We have staff members that are allergic! Please refrain from bringing anything that contains peanuts into to the Inn.
The safety of your dog is our top priority. For that reason, we have a ZERO tolerance aggression policy. If your dog shows aggression toward any other dogs or humans at the Inn, they will be removed from play and will not be allowed back into the group play setting. It is case dependent if they can return to board again. We understand that a group play environment is not good for each and every dog, which is why we offer solo walks and playtime for those that sometimes do not play well with others. Added fees may apply (see above).
What if my dog is not friendly with other dogs, Can he still BOARD?
We will request a trial day and he will be assessed. If it is determined our environment is not too stressful for him, he will be let out on his own to play without the company of other dogs. A Non-Social Dog Fee will apply for the extra time and staffing required to keep your baby happy and safe, assuring a stay full of love, attention & exercise. (Fee: add $10 per day). We may reccomend additional BDI extra services like Nature Trail Walks, Cuddles, and/or Individual 1-on-1 Playtime activities for these guests.
Deposits are required for all boarding reservations. All deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable. Don't feel comfortable with this? We kindly ask that you do not reserve your spot just yet. We are a small business and we love what we do. Thank you for helping us accurately plan for our staff and our fur-families!
•Non-refundable, Non-transferable 50% deposits required for all boarding reservations.
•If you cancel, your deposit is forfeited. Yep, that's the purpose of the deposit.
•All No-shows will be charged for the entire total of the stay. A cancelation made within 72 hours of check in is considered a no-show.
*Reservation Adjustments - Of course you may shorten your stay or pick up early, but you will be charged for the length of stay you originally reserved. Meaning, if you reserve 2 weeks in August and use 5 nights, you are responsible for the full two weeks. Please respect our business as you do for any other.
*90 days or more advance cancelation - okay to use deposit for future stay. People book with us in advance, just as they do for other travel accommodations, flights, hotels, concerts and events, etc.
Office is subject to close or close early the day before major holidays. Please reach out if you need special accomodations and we will do our best.
Please respect our hours, just as you would for any other business. Please do not ask our front desk staff to make exceptions.
We are caring for pups 365 days a year, 24 hours/day.
Boarding dogs MUST be picked up BEFORE closing time each day. There are NO after hours pick-ups. Any pup that is not picked up shall be tucked in for the night & be charged. If for any reason a pick up or drop off occurs outside our morning window a $35 fee will be incurred. After 5pm, $65 or 1 night's fee will be charged. NO EXCEPTIONS. WOOF!
Holiday Rates +$5/night
Labor Day - Aug 31 - Sept 5
Indigenous Peoples - 10/6-10/9
Thanksgiving - November 21 - Nov 28
Xmas - December 21 - January 2
February & April school vacation
Memorial Day - May 26 - May 30
Independence Day - June 30- July 10
During holiday seasons rates increase by $5 per night to help compensate for time and a half on holidays & for those extra doggone amazing staff members who work over our busiest times. Thank you for your understanding and appreciation for those working to assist your dogs in having as much fun (or more!) as you are while you're away!