Happy Tails Bed and Biscuit

A Country Retreat for Your Dog

Boarding

Kennel Tours.
We do meet and greets during our afternoon open hours on Saturday (2p-5p) and Sunday (2p-4p).  We schedule our meet and greets so as to not have more than one at a time. As we are also a working farm, visits are limited to these days and times. No Kennel tours are permitted during the times that dogs are feeding or during kennel cleaning when the floors and kennels are wet or foamed for disinfection. 

Please give us a call to schedule your visit (423) 344-3901.

We ask that you bring your dog(s) when you come, meeting your dog(s) is an important part of the visit.  In addition to allowing us to ensure your dog(s) is a good fit for our kennel, it will give you the opportunity to see how he/she interacts with us. Boarding can be stressful for both the dog and the owner alike, our goal is to make the boarding experience a positive one for everyone involved.

Our Facility.
We are located in the middle of a wooded and peaceful 20-acres featuring a pond. We also have several very large fenced-in play areas where your dog can play or just relax.

At Happy Tails Bed and Biscuit we believe dogs here in our care are much happier if exercised during the day, they tend to eat better and sleep more comfortably. With this in mind, we strive to maximize outside playtime, which will always be during the time of day when the weather is comfortable. Should inclement weather prohibit outside activities play and attention will be enjoyed inside.

Boarding Forms.
To ensure that we have the correct information about you and your pet, please complete these forms when you bring your pet to board with us:

Please download & print the following two forms for your future reference:

  • Kennel Hours & Rates Information – Download
  • Requirements for Boarding – Download

Please download & complete the following three forms and bring them with you when you drop off your dog(s).

  • Customer Profile – Download
  • Pet Information Sheet – DownloadPlease Complete One for Each Dog.
  • Boarding Agreement – Download

We will keep this information on file so your next visit will be even easier.

Accommodations.
Our dog boarding accommodations are private indoor enclosures located inside our home. The spacious sleeping quarters provide ample room to stretch (4 feet x 4 feet for small dogs and 6 feet x 6 feet for large dogs). The boarding facilities are heated in the winter and cooled during the hot summer months to provide your dog with ultimate comfort. In addition, each dog is provided with raised Kuranda beds along with soft bedding for further comfort. Soothing music plays continuously providing a relaxed atmosphere.

At Happy Tails Bed and Biscuit, we treat each dog boarding with us as a member of our extended family. We understand human interaction plays a huge part in keeping our canine guests happy and healthy. Whether your dog needs an extra snuggle before being tucked in for the night or consoled during a thunderstorm, we ensure that all our guests will receive a lot of attention during their stay.

Hours of Operation.
We are open for customers’ drop-off and pick-up of guests during the following times.

  • Sunday 2pm – 5pm
  • Monday thru Friday 8am – 11am  &  3pm – 6pm
  • Saturday 8am – 10am &  2pm – 5pm

Holiday Hours May Vary.

Feeding Arrangements.
Each dog is fed separately in a quiet atmosphere. However, some dogs can be reluctant to eat when they are in a new environment. We will do whatever is needed to help your dog to want to eat – hand feeding is done if needed.

We recommend that your dog stay on its normal food while boarding. A change in diet sometimes causes digestive problems and diarrhea especially if your dog is stressed at being away from home. Always bring extra food in the event there is an unexpected delay your check out.

Medications.
Most medications (including injections) that your dog requires can be continued during his or her stay with us at no additional charge. We take medications of any kind very seriously. Be sure to bring the medication in the original container or prescription bottle so we know exactly what we are giving your pet: name of medication, strength / dosage and schedule. Always bring extra medications to ensure your pet will not miss a scheduled dose in the event there is an unexpected delay in check out. We do have the ability to refrigerate medications as needed.

What You Need to Bring When Boarding:

  • Food: Dry, Wet, Canned, Dehydrated, Refrigerated, We feed according to your instructions.
  • Treats: You may bring your dogs favorite treats ***
  • Toys: You may bring 2 Toys max.  Nothing with squeakers or loose parts please
  • Bedding: You may bring a clean laundered blanket that can fit on our Kuranda Beds
  • Medications: Please bring any required medications in their original containers, we will
    administer according to your schedule. CBD is allowed

What Not to Bring When Boarding:

  • Bowls and Water Dishes
  • Electronic or Training Collars
  • Raw Hide or anything that even resembles it (It will be returned to you at drop off)***

Boarding  – Rates

Our boarding prices are set on a per night basis regardless of the size or breed of your dog. We do offer discounts for multi-pet families if your dogs share the same sleeping quarters.

  • 1 dog – $30.00 per night         
  • 2 dogs in the same kennel – $40.00 per night
  • 3 dogs in the same kennel – $50.00 per night   (Dogs must be 25 lbs or less, NO EXCEPTIONS)

Unaltered Male Dogs (Over 1 year of age) — $5.00 per night in addition to the above rates.

Exit Bath & Nails – Rates (includes bath, nail trimming & ears)

  • Small dogs (Under 45 lbs) – $20.00
  • Medium dogs (Over 45 lbs) with short to medium length hair – $25.00
  • Medium dogs (Over 45 lbs) with long hair – $30.00
  • Dogs over 80 lbs will be determined at the time of service
  • Nails Only – $10.00

Pricing for brushing after bathing of long-haired dogs will be determined upon the degree of difficulty.

Payment.
Happy Tails Bed and Biscuit accepts cash, check, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover. A convenience fee of 3% will be added for those choosing to pay with a debit / credit card. Payment in full is expected at the time of pick­up.

Happy Tails Bed and Biscuit, LLC., reserves the right to amend rates and charges at any time.

Which Vaccinations Are Required To Board My Dog At Happy Tails Bed and Biscuit?

All pets boarded at Happy Tails Bed and Biscuit must be current on vaccinations. We require proof of current vaccinations by a Licensed Veterinarian prior to a guests stay.

Vaccinations Required for Boarding:

Rabies – 1 or 3 year (Per your veterinarian)

DHPP – (Distemper/Parvo combination booster) – 1 or 3 year (Per your veterinarian)

Bordetella – (Kennel Cough) – required annually.               

Note regarding vaccinations: If we cannot confirm vaccinations were given by a licensed veterinarian, We will not be able to board your pet. We do not accept vaccinations done by breeders or pet owners (even if the owner is a nurse or medical physician).

All pets will be given a brief pre-entry check upon arrival. Anything unusual should be brought to our attention (i.e., bumps & lumps, open sores, stitches, limping, ear and eye issues, allergies, etc.). If fleas or ticks are found, we will need to treat your pet prior to entering the kennel. The pre-entry check performed is superficial only and not intended to replace a physical exam performed by your veterinarian or imply medical judgments.

All dogs must be free of fleas at the time of check-in. Dogs found to have fleas will be treated for an additional cost of $30.