What vaccines are required to board my dog?

  • Rabies vaccination

  • Distemper vaccination

  • Bordetella (every 6 months and at least 3 days in advance of stay)

  • All dogs should be on flea and tick preventative, and free of parasites

  • Puppies must have their complete regime of shots, usually around 16 weeks old, before staying at Jezzie’s Place

* Jezzie's Place reserves the right to refuse any pet that is not up to date on vaccinations or shows signs of illness or injury.

What is Bordetella?

From the AKC: "The Bordetella vaccine is a noncore vaccine that is given to dogs that are frequently exposed to other dogs in boarding or social settings. Canine facilities, such as dog daycare centers, boarding kennels, shows, dog parks, and training classes often require dogs to have the vaccine. This is because Bordetella bronchiseptica is the most common bacterial agent responsible for kennel cough in dogs.


Bordetella bronchiseptica causes inflammation of your dog’s upper respiratory system. This inflammation leads to coughing and illness and can expose your dog to secondary infections. However, you probably won’t hear anybody telling you that your dog has Bordetella bronchiseptica. Instead, most veterinarians and canine professionals call the disease kennel cough, which can lead to some confusion about what the Bordetella vaccine is for."

At Jezzie's Place, we require Bordetella vaccines every 6 months, and at least 3 days prior to your dogs' stay, to prevent the spread of kennel cough between your dog and other dogs in our care. 

Do you allow intact dogs?

We allow intact males, and intact females except while they are in heat

Can I board my puppy?

Yes, however we require all puppies to have gone through their vaccine regime, usually by 16 weeks of age, before boarding. 

Will my dog get to play with other dogs?

It is not 100% guaranteed that your dog will have playmates, since it is possible that all of the other dogs staying on a particular day might not be dog-social. But if your dog enjoys the company of other dogs, I will absolutely try to match your dog up with compatible dogs to play with or hang out with during their stay. Safety is very important to me, and each new dog will be tested with the other social dogs to see if they will get along for supervised play times. If I feel there is ANY chance of aggression, the dogs will not be allowed to play together. 

What if my dog doesn't like other dogs?

That's fine! We do not require dogs to get along with other dogs to stay at Jezzie's Place. Your dog will still get plenty of one-on-one time and time in the play yard. 

* If your dog has extreme dog aggression, and it becomes a safety risk, Jezzie's Place reserves the right to refuse further boarding services. 

My dog requires special needs - can I still board my dog?

Special needs can mean anything from excessive medications, to incontinence, to certain behavior challenges. Please feel free to call or email to explain your dog's exact situation and needs, and discuss with me prior to making a reservation. Most special needs can be accommodated. 

* Extreme cases of aggression will not be accommodated for safety reasons. 

What happens if my dog gets sick while boarding?

If your dog should happen to get sick or injured while boarding, I will contact you at the numbers you have provided, as well as any emergency contacts. I will also contact your regular veterinarian. If they are not available, or if it is after hours, I will bring your dog to the nearest available 24-hour emergency veterinary hospital.