WHY ARE VACCINES REQUIRED?
All dog care facilities in San Diego County are required by law to have a Kennel License. This license is renewed every year, after a complete inspection done by an Animal Control Officer of the facility. One of the main things they look for are our records kept of each dog's vaccines.
Rabies is required by law in order to register your dog for a license and must be kept current in order to renew the license.
For your dog's health and the health of all dogs who stay with us, our facility also requires vaccines as follows:
DhPP or DA2PP or DhLPP
(We accept any of the variations as recommended by your personal vet)
DHPP is a combination vaccine that helps prevent four different viruses in dogs: canine distemper, infectious hepatitis, parainfluenza, and parvovirus. The DHPP vaccine is actually a series of vaccines that will be administered to your puppy three times while they are between six and 16 weeks old.
DA2PP is a multivalent vaccine for dogs that protects against the viruses indicated by the alphanumeric characters forming the acronym: D for canine distemper, A2 for canine adenovirus type 2, which offers cross-protection to canine adenovirus type 1 (the more pathogenic of the two strains), the first P for canine parvovirus, and the second P for parainfluenza. Because infectious canine hepatitis is another name for canine adenovirus type 1, an H is sometimes used instead of A. In DA2PPC, the C indicates canine coronavirus. This is not considered a core vaccination and is therefore often excluded from the abbreviation.
This vaccine is usually given to puppies at 6-8 weeks of age, followed by 10-12 weeks of age, and then 14-16 weeks of age. This vaccine is given again at 1 year of age and then annually, or every 3 years depending on local and national laws. Some veterinarians' recommended vaccine schedules may differ from this.
DHPP, DAPP, DA2PP, and *DAPPC are not the same. The names are often used interchangeably but they are different. Distemper, adenovirus type 1 (thus hepatitis), parainfluenza, and parvovirus are covered by all 4, but only DAPPC covers coronavirus.
DHLPP vaccine protects against distemper, hepatitis, leptospirosis, parainfluenza and parvovirus. Each of these diseases can cause illness, possibly death and are highly contagious. The DHLPP vaccine is administered to puppies at four-week intervals and on a yearly basis to adult dogs. Your veterinarian can recommend whether the DHLPP vaccine, or another combination of vaccines, is right for your dog. Your vet will plan a vaccination schedule that is appropriate for your dog's well-being.
The Bordetella vaccine is a preventative measure created to protect dogs from the illness. Unlike most other vaccines, the Bordetella vaccine doesn’t always have to be injected. Both forms of the Bordetella vaccine are effective, but the intranasal option — which is administered in the form of nose drops — should be your first choice. “The intranasal [vaccine] is better,” Dr. Schwartz explained. “It gives a better immune response, and it goes directly to the point of entry, most of the time, of the virus. So, that one is preferred, but the subcutaneous one is effective as well.” It’s important to remember that even though the vaccine will protect your dog from Bordetella, it won’t provide guaranteed protection from kennel cough, since that can still develop from other illnesses.
We DO NOT REQUIRE this vaccine as of yet, but we highly suggest your dog(s) be vaccinated from this potentially deadly disease. It has recently become more prominent on the West Coast and there are now known cases in San Diego County.
*DA2PPC does not include vaccination against Bordetella, but the combination of Bordetella with DA2PPC significantly reduces kennel cough infection through prevention of adenovirus, distemper, and parainfluenza.
#IF YOUR DOG(S) ARE NOT REGULARS ON THE VAN, PLEASE ASK WHEN YOU MAKE YOUR RESERVATION IF WE HAVE ROOM.
WE CAN MAKE SPECIAL ARRANGEMENTS TO PICK UP/DROP OFF YOUR DOG(S) AFTER THE MORNING VAN DRIVE (BETWEEN 10AM -11AM)
We are a truly kennel-free boarding and day camp facility. All dogs are temperament tested prior to staying with us. Our staff is well trained in dog behavior, and we will take many dogs that other facilities won't because we are willing to spend the time necessary to allow your dog to acclimate to our environment. Not all dogs are comfortable in a pack of dogs, and if they are not aggressive as a general rule, then we will give your dog a chance to learn how to be comfortable in a pack environment. We are NEVER breed selective! Some dogs are very social, have never been mistreated, and have no problem around other dogs and people...others have come from an unknown or abusive background, or have, for some reason, learned to distrust humans and/or other dogs. We have a true understanding of dog breeds, the affects life can have, and believe that most dogs can be part of our pack if given the proper leadership, guidance, and training.
*WE MUST HAVE YOU SCHEDULED FOR A TEMPERAMENT TEST BEFORE ANY RESERVATIONS CAN BE MADE!
CALL OUR OFFICE AT 760-749-4022 TO SCHEDULE A TEMPERAMENT TEST BEFORE SENDING IN ANY FORMS.
*CUSTOMER INFORMATION SHEET/CONTRACT/VET RELEASE FORM
NEW CUSTOMERS or NEW DOG ADDED TO EXISTING CUSTOMER HOUSEHOLD
Please print and fill out our Customer Information Sheet (pick which form relates to your household)
and bring to your first visit with us, along with up-to-date shot records (see detailed info below on vaccines).
PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU SIGN AND DATE ALL PAGES THAT HAVE SIGNATURE LINES!
WHAT TO EXPECT AFTER YOUR DOG BOARDS WITH US
Our truly kennel-free boarding and day camp environment is like a big back yard with constant supervision where your dog can just be a dog!
Our exceptional team provides dogs in our community with a home away from home to play, learn, and relax in safety and comfort; and gives their human families peace of mind while they are away from them.