|Welcome to SERENADE BOARDING KENNELS. We
would like to tell you about our business.
|We are a small kennel which boards dogs and cats. We can only
take about 20 dogs and 10 cats. Because of our limited size, pets get
more human contact and attention given to their well being than at
larger kennels. Our kennel is quiet and we do not have to wear ear
protection while in the kennel, as the larger kennels must. Constant
barking will cause undue stress on your pet. We do not have that
|At Serenade your animal will be cared for by the experienced
owners not an employee who last week was pumping gas! If you want to
visit the kennel, you will also meet the owner to discuss your pet's
|Because we are a small family run business please have the courtesy to make an appointment if you
wish to visit us. Animals do best on a routine and we cannot
always stop what we are doing because you thought you would stop by.
|Anne, the owner, is a graduate VETERINARY
TECHNICIAN with more than 25 years in the animal care field.
Paul, the owner, has more 20 years experience in the animal care
|We also have a VETERINARIAN on call 24 hours a day.
|The kennel is designed so that each dog has its own indoor
and outdoor run which are separated by a sliding door. Inside, the
kennel is heated and air-conditioned and has music on 24 hours a day.
Dogs are given a blanket by us and have water at all times. Owners may
bring a toy for each pet, but we supply the bedding. The indoor and
outside runs provide plenty of room should you have two large dogs
(such as Golden Retrievers) that you wish to stay together.
|Cats are boarded in specially designed cat pens in our
office. The office is in our house so the cats are not exposed to the
sight or sounds of dogs. We have only 10 pens so book early. We have
double and single pens. Cats are let out daily, one at a time, for
playtime in our office.
|The dogs are let outside at least three times per day for
exercise. Weather conditions determine how long they are out. In good
weather, they will be out about 30-45 minutes each time. We do not give
free unlimited access to the outside as some kennels do. We feel that
this is NOT a good way to provide a stress free environment
since some dogs will continually run in and out, barking, fighting
through the fence with their neighbour and be hyperactive. Since most
house pets do not have unlimited access to the outside, if a schedule
of supervised outside time and inside rest is established, the pet will
adjust better to being away from home and is ultimately happier. Also,
pets receive more human contact this way and a comfortable indoor
temperature can be maintained.
|We do NOT let strange dogs together at anytime. Dog
fights will happen even between animals that know each other and live
together. Dogs that don't know each other are highly likely to fight,
possibly causing serious and life threatening injuries. Diseases and
parasites can be transmitted between dogs who are in direct contact
with each other. No matter how closely supervised, Never leave
your pet in a kennel which has “group play time” and the policy of
letting strange dogs together.
For people who truly know animals, this is just common sense.
|Pets are fed twice per day. We stock KIRKLAND and PEERLESS
dry foods and a variety of canned meats for dogs. For cats, we have a
variety of dry and canned foods, including sardines. If you wish to
bring another food for your pet, we will use that.