At Bear Brook, we have the option of Day Boarding your dog!
Day boarding is useful whenever you donâ€™t want to leave your dog at home, or in the car, for the day while you run errands or make a day trip somewhere. Drop off is anytime after 7:30 AM and pick up is before 5:30 PM. It costs $15 for the day and it has the same vaccination requirements as all our other services: Rabies, Distemper and Bordetella (aka Canine Cough Vaccine). We also have you make a reservation for Day Boarding ahead of time so we know that we have room. Most of the time, we have plenty of room but there are a few occasions when the kennels are pretty full and taking Day Boarders isnâ€™t always possible.
Day boarding is similar to our overnight boarding in that the dogs stay in the same kennels that they would for overnight stays. They have inside/outside runs. The inside is 4 1/2 by 5 feet and the outside is 4 1/2 by 12 feet. They dogs have access to the outside runs throughout the day but arenâ€™t taken out in the play yard for play times or walks unless specifically requested by the owner. Walks are $3 for a 15 minute walk and play times are $4 for a 20 minute play time, usually with other dogs.
Day boarding is an alternative to Day Care, if your dog doesnâ€™t get along with all dogs, or if you donâ€™t plan on leaving your dog on a regular basis (which is what Day Care is recommended for, click â€śDay Careâ€ť on our top menu for more information).