Things to Know for Your Pet’s Upcoming Stay

Not sure what to pack for your pet’s stay at Applewood Pet Resort? We understand that packing for your dog, cat, or small animal can be just as difficult as packing for yourself for your own vacation! Here’s a convenient list to make your preparations easier.

Before Your Pet’s Stay

At Applewood Pet Resort, every precaution is taken to avoid sickness and out-breaks amongst our guests. To maintain that commitment to your pet’s health, we require your pet to be fully vaccinated and must be certified by your veterinarian to be able to check in. Here is a list of vaccinations we require:

Canine Vaccinations
• Distemper/Parvo
• Rabies
• Bordetella (Kennel Cough)

Special Note: As of March 2017, we are strongly recommending the Leptospirosis (Lepto) vaccination, though we are not yet requiring it. 

Feline Vaccinations
• Feline Distemper/Parvo (FVRCP)
• Feline Rabies

This means your dog or cat needs to be at least 16 weeks (4 months) old to board with us as this is the typical age in which they receive their last round of puppy/kitten shots and are considered fully vaccinated.

In order for us to verify that your pet has all the required vaccinations, please bring in or have your vet fax us your pet’s latest vaccination records. This is required for your pet to stay with us.

What to Pack for Your Dog

1. Food: We offer Fromm Classic Chicken & Brown Rice Kibble complimentary for your pet however your welcome to bring your own. Food from home can be packaged in its original bag, a different container, or measured into individual zip-lock bags for each meal. Whether it’s resort food or own food, please be sure you can accurately convey how much food your dog eats at each meal.

2. Treats (optional): Does your dog have a favorite treat? You’re more than welcome to bring them in the original packaging or counted out into a zip-lock bag. We also accept bully sticks (also available for sale in our lobby) and marrow bones. However, we ask that you please leave all rawhide treats at home. For more information about why we don’t accept rawhide click here.

3. Medication (if applicable): Are medications or supplements part of your dog’s daily routine? We ask that you bring all medication and supplements in their original containers as well as instructions concerning when and how your dog is accustomed to receiving them. It’s important to us that we’re aware of all your dog’s health concerns and that he continues his regiment without interruption.

4. Bedding (optional): Does your dog have a favorite bed or blanket at home? We want your dog as comfortable as possible and often times that includes something that smells like home. Please label any bedding you bring so we can ensure it goes home with you. Should your dog’s bed get soiled, we will wash it and send it home clean. If your dog needs a new bed, check out the beds we have for sale in our lobby.

5. Toys (optional): Does your dog enjoy chewing on a toy or bone during his down time? You are welcome to bring your dog’s toys from home, but please limit the toys to 2 per guest. We always try our best, but we cannot be responsible for the safe return of toys, so please, leave any valuable or one-of-a-kind toys at home. If your concerned about your dog have toys to play with outside during play time, no worries. We have a variety of toys to play with from tennis balls to ropes.

What to Pack for Your Cat

1. Food: Will your cat be eating resort food or food from home? Food from home can be packaged in its original bag, a different container, or measured into individual zip-lock bags for each meal. Whether it’s resort food or own food, if your cat isn’t accustomed to free feeding, please be sure you can accurately convey how much food your cat eats at each meal.

2. Treats (optional): Does your cat have a favorite treat? You’re more than welcome to bring them in the original packaging or counted out into a zip-lock bag.

3. Medication (if applicable): Are medications or supplements part of your cat’s daily routine? We ask that you bring all medication and supplements in their original containers as well as instructions concerning when and how your cat is accustomed to receiving them. It’s important to us that we’re aware of all your cat’s health concerns and that he continues his regiment without interruption.

4. Cat Carrier (optional): Does your cat have a carrier that he’s used to being transported in? If not, you’re more than welcome to carry your cat into the resort.

5. Bedding (optional): Does your cat have a favorite bed or blanket at home? We want your cat as comfortable as possible and often times that includes something that smells like home. Please label any bedding you bring so we can ensure it goes home with you. Should your cat’s bed get soiled, we will wash it and send it home clean.

6. Toys (optional): Does your cat enjoy playing with a toy during their down time? You are welcome to bring your cat’s toys from home, but please limit the toys to 2 per guest. We always try our best, but we cannot be responsible for the safe return of toys, so please, leave any valuable or one-of-a-kind toys at home.

What to Pack for Your Small Animal

1. Personal Enclosure: We require all small animal guests to come in their own enclosure to maintain their own space while staying with us. This could be a birdcage, carrier, pen, or house.

2. Food: As our resort food is suitable only for dogs and cats, we request you bring food for your small animal from home. It can be packaged in its original bag, a different container, or measured into individual zip-lock bags for each meal. Also, please be sure you can accurately convey how much food your pet eats at each meal.

3. Treats (optional): Does your pet have a favorite treat? You’re more than welcome to bring them in the original packaging or counted out into a zip-lock bag.

4. Medication (if applicable): Are medications or supplements part of your small animal’s daily routine? We ask that you bring all medication and supplements in their original containers as well as instructions concerning when and how your small animal is accustomed to receiving them. It’s important to us that we’re aware of all your pet’s health concerns and that he continues his regiment without interruption.

5. Bedding (optional): We also invite you to bring in extra hay and/or bedding to ensure that your pet is always comfortable during his stay.

6. Toys (optional): Does your pet enjoy playing with a toy during his down time? You are welcome to bring your pet’s toys from home. We always try our best, but we cannot be responsible for the safe return of toys, so please, leave any valuable or one-of-a-kind toys at home.

What to Expect at Check-In

1. When your dog arrives for boarding, he will be given a personalized resort collar to wear. On this collar will be printed his name, identifying info, room info, and the Resort’s contact info. We use our own leads here at the resort, so we return your own leash and collar so you can bring it back when you pick up. If you’ve designated someone else to pick up your dog, you’re more than welcome to leave the leash and collar here so it can go home with the dog.

2. We’ll need to verify vet information, vaccination records, and flea & tick prevention.

3. We’ll need a credit or debit card to put on file and a medical contract in case of medical emergencies (renewed every year).

4. Your dog will first visit our potty break runs before being escorted to his room. This reinforces the routine of going potty outside.

Check-In Times

Lobby Hours:
Mon – Sat: 7am – 6pm
Drop Off: 7am – 5pm
Sunday: 11am – 3pm
Drop Off: 11am – 2pm

Holiday Hours:
Closed (2017):
Jan. 1 New Year’s Day
Apr. 16 Easter
May 29 Memorial Day
July 4 Independence Day
Sept. 4 Labor Day
Nov. 23 Thanksgiving Day
Dec. 24 Christmas Eve
Dec. 25 Christmas Day
Dec. 31st New Year’s Eve

Courtesy Cancellations

Although we have no cancellation policy, we do appreciate advance notice if your plans change and you need to adjust or cancel your pet’s stay.

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