Our goal is to provide a safe and fun environment for your companion. We take safety very seriously here!
At Bark Place Texas, your pet’s health and safety is our #1 concern. At least 24-hours prior to your pet’s arrival, Bark Place Texas must have a formal vaccination record or receipt from a licensed veterinarian indicating that vaccinations are up-to-date and meet the requirements listed below. This is for your dog’s safety, as well as the safety of his/her playmates.
- DAPPv (canine distemper, adenovirus, hepatitis, parainfluenza, and parvovirus)- 1 or 3-yr. vaccine required
- Bordetella- Required every 12 months and must be administered at least seven days prior to check-in to ensure maximum efficiency and protection against Kennel Cough. Please note: Many veterinarians administer this vaccine only by request, and like the human flu vaccine, vaccination may not provide 100% protection from a particular strain of the virus. Please contact us if you have any questions regarding this vaccine or administration. We can provide a bordatella only vaccination (Elanco Bronchi-Shield III) for $10 provided you come in at least a week in advance of boarding to administer it.
- Rabies- 1 yr. vaccine required (Parker County requirement).
- Parasites- All dogs must be on a flea & tick preventative (not a flea collar). All pets will be checked thoroughly and if any are found, that pet will be treated immediately, at the owner’s expense, before being allowed to enter the lodging area. Pets with internal parasites (i.e. worms) cannot board or attend daycare.
Vaccinations should be administered at least 7 days prior to check in. Vaccination records may be sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pick Up & Drop Off Times: Bark Place Texas’ normal drop off times are after 2 pm and no later than 6:00 pm. Pick up times are normally before 12 pm. These times provide adequate time for our staff to prepare for the day, close for the evening and leave on time. Management of Bark Place Texas resides on property with the facility and may be able to accommodate special requests for boarding pick up/drop off times within reason. A $10 charge will be assessed for pick up or drop off times more than 4 hours outside our normal times. Please contact us for information. However, we do require that you schedule your times in advance and please show up on time (or call when you will be late). We do not have regular staff in the office, so this gives us the opportunity to be prepared for your pet’s arrival/departure.
General Health: All pets must be in good general health to visit Bark Place Texas. Bark Place Texas will not accept pets exhibiting signs of serious illness, pets with contagious viruses or parasites, or any pet we feel may need veterinary care or supervision. Pets must not have had or been exposed to any contagious or communicable illnesses within a 30-day period prior to check-in. Bark Place Texas is not staffed for skilled veterinary care; and may not be able to handle geriatric pets or other pets needing significant or special care. For their own safety, Bark Place will not accept pets in heat. If a Bark Place Texas employee notices a serious change in the health or behavior status of your dog, we will do our best to notify you. If we feel medical attention is necessary, we will take steps to get medical attention as soon as possible. If Bark Place Texas believes the condition is relatively minor, such as allergies, scratches, etc, we will notify you upon pick-up.
Food: To minimize stomach upset, we encourage pet parents to bring their own food. Food should be packaged in individual (per meal) Ziploc-type bags or plastic containers (for short stays), or you can bring a bag or container of food, with clear written instructions. We suggest including an extra day of food in case of travel delays. If you prefer, Bark Place Texas will provide a high quality dry kibble at a small additional charge. Aside from stuffed Kong treats near bedtime, we will not leave food or edible chews/toys in any dog’s kennel overnight.
**Group Play Participation: Prior to participating in group play, dogs over six months must be spayed or neutered, unless arranged/discussed in advance of boarding. Un-spayed females must not be in heat. Surging hormones from non-altered dogs may overly excite other doggie guests & contribute to aggressive play, excessive mounting, snapping and other inappropriate behaviors. All dogs must pass a social evaluation. Approved pets may have social privileges suspended if their behavior changes and they become aggressive or dominant. We do not allow dog-aggressive dogs at Bark Place Texas.
Access to Lodging Facility: In order to create a safe and low stress environment for our pet guests, Bark Place Texas must limit general customer access to the lodging facility. This policy is not only for insurance liability consideration, but new faces in their sleeping and play areas can over-stimulate dogs, resulting in rougher than normal play or excessive barking. This is not a true representation of our normal day-to-day activity. We are happy to provide you with an update on how your pet is doing by calling or emailing our office. General photo and/or video tours of the facility can be found on our website or Facebook page, and we would be happy to send video or video chat with you.
Leash Policy: For the safety of our clients and their pets, all dogs must be on a leash and under control anywhere on Bark Place Texas property where the public has access. Dogs should wear safe and properly fitted collars. For optional leashed walks/hikes outside of our secure play yards, dog will be provided an appropriately sized harness in addition to their collar for added security.
Cancellation Policy: Bark Place Texas requires a 24 hour notice prior to the start of the reservation to cancel/change a NON-HOLIDAY boarding or daycare reservation. Failure to give proper notice will incur a $25 penalty. During Holidays, a 50% deposit is required to hold a reservation. Cancellations during this time must be made at least seven days in advance of the reservation start date. If a cancellation is made with less than seven days notice, the deposit will be forfeited.