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DOG CARE

Outside Runs

Outside Runs

Pen with bedding

Pen with their bedding

Within the 3400 square foot state-of-the-art facility are a total of 22 private indoor pens with adjacent 16-foot long private outdoor, sheltered runs (see photo, right). The dogs have their privacy, and if they wish, can see their local neighbor. This type of environment is conducive to positive socialization for dogs and also helps reduce separation anxiety which dogs can suffer from if isolated (i.e. confined to a room). Considered a small to medium size lodging facility, we have no more than 3 staff, which allows the dogs to adjust easily to their temporary home.
There are Kennel Decks in all the pens so the dogs are not directly on the floor. We encourage bringing from home some bedding (dog bed, blankets) that the dog normally sleeps on. A scent from home helps them feel at home and eliminates sharing another dog’s bed that could possibly transmit parasites such as fleas, a reason we do not provide bedding to share. The dog’s living quarters environment makes it virtually impossible for the housing of parasites. The floors are antibacterial and non-skid.
Ventilation systemHepa Air System
The building is heated by radiant in-floor heat. We do not use forced air furnaces. Forced air furnaces propagate the existing air, which could lead to rapid increase of kennel cough or other airborne viruses if they are in the environment. We do not use electric baseboard heaters as they could cause dry skin for the dogs and also be a safety hazard if they are accessibly situated in their living areas. A sophisticated air management system exhausts bad air from the building and takes in fresh outdoor air, with more than 70 air changes per day through a special HEPA filter. In the hotter summer months, electronic climate-controlled air conditioners are used.

Hygiene
For hygiene purposes we only use stainless steel bowls and buckets. The water on the premises is filtered and ultraviolet treated. The building is cleaned and disinfected daily using only veterinary grade disinfectants/cleaners possessing wide spectrum virucidal, bacterial and fungicidal activity (including Bordatella bronchiseptica – kennel cough).

tvs

Televisions in the Boarding Section

Exercise, Socialization, Interaction
There is 24-hour music for the dogs. In the afternoons daily matinees are played on 6 large colour televisions in the boarding section of the building. All dogs have a view to a local television.

Adjacent to the building are three large fenced play areas for the dogs to socialize and exercise in. There are ramps, bridges, platforms, shelter and trees for shade from the sun. Our rates include 30 minutes of “Friends Fun” socializing/vigorous exercise or individual “Play Gym” exercise. We do maintain the play areas in the winter and of course, in an attempt to avoid frostbite, the time spent outdoors varies
upon the temperature and conditions. We monitor the socialization and exercise based on each dogs needs.

Play Area & Runs

Play Area & Runs

For example, dogs with arthritis or ones who have a difficult time moving, will get limited exercise, or brief walks into the exercise paddocks.

For dogs that require a regimented walk, our facility is situated on 39.5 acres of beautiful pines with private trails.

Nutrition and Treats
We do recommend bringing food that is fed to your dog. Dogs usually don’t do well under sudden changes of diet. If you do choose to have your dog fed our Nutrition program meals (our in house meals) there is an extra cost per feeding of: $1 for dogs under 25lbs, $2 for dogs 26-50 lbs, $3 for dogs 51-75lbs, $4 for dogs 76-100lbs, $5 for dogs 101-125lbs.   HST is extra.

Special Services
We also provide special, geriatric and surgery recovery care. Please feel free to ask for details.

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PINE RIDGE PET CENTRE
3040 Town Line
RR#5 Coldwater, Ontario
L0K 1E0
p: 705-327-0228

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