Frequently asked questions
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Does my animal have to be spayed/neutered?
Yes, all pets attending for daycare or boarding must be spayed and neutered that are over 6 months of age because all pets will be included in group play sessions.
Why is Beechnut closed for naptime each day?
We have nap time for the same reason all child daycares do. Just like children, some young dogs play themselves into exhaustion. If we let them play all day, they tend to get cranky and spat with one another. Older dogs also require more rest to protect their health and joints. They can benefit from exercise, but it can also be easily over done. We are closed for certain times of the day to reduce the stimulation. When the staff walk into the kennel alone the dogs do not get all excited because they see us all day, but if they hear cars, see new people, or a new dog enters the group, they get very excited and loud. To keep everyone physically and mentally healthy, we make sure all dogs are well-exercised, well-fed, and undisturbed for a time so they can also be well-rested.
Is my puppy old enough to attend Beechnut?
Yes, we do accept young puppies with your veterinarian’s approval. It’s a great opportunity for puppies to interact with healthy, well-socialized dogs in our safe environment. However, it’s important you understand that young puppies, just like young children, are at more risk of illness and injury than other dogs due to their developing bodies and immature immune systems. We do require that puppies have at least their 2nd distemper shot and Bordatella booster for 2 weeks prior to coming to the facility.
What if my pet has food allergies/sensativities?
What if my dog can jump fences?
We can not board pets that are capable of jumping a 5 foot fence. Our contract states that you believe your pet is safely contained using a 5 foot fence. Please be responsible and do not take the risk of boarding a pet that is capable breeching the barriers provided.
What if my pet needs veterinary care while at Beechnut?
In the case that your pet becomes ill or injured while you are away, we will always attempt to contact you with the numbers you provided at the time of drop-off. In the event that you are unable answer, our contract gives Beechnut Kennels the ability to consent to vet treatment on your behalf, which we will always do in the case of an emergency.