If you have to be away from home and finding someone to take care of your pet is a problem...
Pet Granny may be the solution you are looking for. We will care for your dog in our home while you are away, providing all the attention and affection your pet needs as though it were our own. During boarding, your dog will stay in our house which has a large, private, fenced yard in a lovely country setting half way between Campbell River and Courtenay in the Comox Valley. Our goal is to create an environment that is as close as possible to the way your pet lives in your own home. We take special care to provide exercise, affection, grooming and play on an individual basis as well as reinforcing any training methods you may be working on with your dog. Although our primary focus is boarding dogs in our home, occasionally, we are able to board cats and other pets.
We request a personal orientation meeting with you and your pet(s) at our home before our first boarding session, if possible. There is no fee for the orientation meeting. If, at that time, you decide to use The Pet Granny boarding service, you will be given a Contract/Information Sheet to complete (also available on this website on the Contracts Page) which must be completed and signed by the time the boarding session commences. Please include a copy of certification that your dog has been vaccinated for rabies, distemper, Hepatitis (adenovirus-2) and parvovirus (DHP-3 in 1 vaccine). We also require up-to-date flea, tick and heartworm treatment.
We ask that your dog(s) be properly trained in obedience, reasonably groomed/clean, and non-aggressive. We have experience boarding dogs requiring medication or special care and will be happy to discuss those issues with you if necessary. Please inform us if your dog has not been spayed or neutered. We do not board female dogs during their estrus cycle unless you book an exclusive boarding session. (See 'Pricing' page for exclusive boarding rates.)
If we have concerns about our ability to handle your dog or feel that our home may not be an appropriate boarding solution, we may ask that you arrange an overnight trial stay for your dog in advance of a regular boarding period. We will discuss these issues, if pertinent, during your orientation meeting.
We will be pleased to supply you with personal and professional references at your request. We look forward to meeting you and your animal family members.
Grace and Noel at Pet Granny Boarding