EFFECTIVE 8/15/2016 - New rates and policies for pick up and drop off, meet and greet required prior to booking for first time guests, documentation now required for Rabies, Distemper and Bordetella vaccines, and a current flea preventative. Returning guests, please message me for a custom quote!
Hi! And welcome to Grand Tails. Our family would love to watch your furry friend while you are away on vacation, those pesky work trips, and long work days. We are a family of 4 humans, 3 dogs and 2 cars. My husband works full time at Boeing on the swing shift, and I am primarily a stay at home mom to our two little ones, I do have more than 7 years of professional pet care experience, and I have had animals in my home all of my life . Our son is almost 3, and loves dogs. He is always saying hi and giving gentle loves to them (he does not pull ears, tails or fur), our daughter is a year and a half and is a little more reserved around the dogs. We are every vigilant with the interactions between dogs and kids as a safety precaution and no one is left unattended together. I do go do pet visits and dog walks in the late morning before my husband heads into work in the afternoon, and I am primarily home in the afternoons with the kiddos, there may be one night a week that I am out of the house for a few hours.
Tucker and Trixie are a bit over bearing and vocal when a new friend comes over, but after the initial “sniff fest” they settle down and prefer to watch everyone else play and be the mediators. Our puppy will be a different story I am sure, he will be joining our family at the end of August. I can assure you that he will be as sweet as can be and well socialized early on with all the friends that stay with us of all shapes and sizes. We do have two kitties, but they live in our Master Bedroom, and do not have any contact with guest dogs.
We do require that your dog be crate trained for sleep and while we are out of the house, we currently have one kennel for a small dog, and we ask that you provide the crate upon drop off. When we are home dogs have free reign of our downstairs and get as many potty breaks as needed, when its nice outside the backyard is also available for hanging out or playing with friends. We have found that when dogs have a space they can call their own while they stay with us that it helps everyone to settle in, and sleep through the night. Sometimes having too many friends is just too much fun!
A typical day in our house starts between 8-9 with a trip outside to do business, followed by breakfast and another potty break, or playtime outside weather permitting. Late morning and afternoons are spent playing or lounging around the house. We will be scheduling small group trips to a quiet fenced doggy park to run out pent up energy a few days a week, please let me know if this is something you would like your dog to do during their stay. Evenings are started with dinner, and a potty break, then some one on one snuggles after the kiddos head to bed for the night. We are night owls, so they are able to play and lounge out of their crates until at least 11pm when we head to bed.
We do accommodate more than one family at a time, with a maximum of 5 dogs in addition to our dogs. We have lots of experience separating dogs if necessary in our home. If you have any concerns or requests that your dog be the only one we have during a stay, please message me and we can further discuss availability, accommodations and fees.
We require a meet and greet for new clients prior to confirming a reservation to ensure that we are a good fit for your dog, and that your dog is a good fit for our home and lifestyle. Meet and greets will be conducted at the Kelly’s Latte’s Dog Park in Kent off of 132nd AVE SE at an agreed upon time. This is a great way for everyone to get to know each other on neutral ground, and it is easier to chat about the specifics of care while new friends get to play. I will always have my dogs at meet and greets.
Please be aware that until our puppy is neutered next October (2017) that we will be unable to accept any non-spayed females, NO exceptions. I will also need to be sure that any non-neutered males will not be aggressive at the meet and greet.
One evening each weekend we have a family dinner. Pick up and drop off will need to be done before we go to dinner (1pm) or after we get home(8pm).
Pick up times at the end of a stay after 1pm will be charged $15 for Daycare on the last day. Please arrange this before confirming a reservation.
Ask me about a bath before pick up, pick up and drop off services, and scheduling 30 minute walks during your dogs stay with us!!
If you opt for a bath before pick up there isn’t an addition Daycare fee for pickup after 1pm.
Holiday Rates (+ $5 per night/per dog) will be used on the following holidays : New Years Eve, New Years Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
We do offer special rates for stays lasting more than 10 nights!
DAYCARE - SCHEDULE AND COMPLETE 10 DAYCARE STAYS, GET 1 FREE!!!!
BOARDING - SCHEDULE AND COMPLETE 3 STAYS, GET 1 NIGHT FREE ON YOUR NEXT STAY!!!!
Here is a list of items to bring with you at drop off :
Proof of Vaccines and date of most recent flea prevention
Please feel free to message me with any questions or concerns regarding a potential stay with us! We look forward to meeting you and your furry friends!!
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