Policies

Boarding & Daycare Drop-Off & Pick Up Hours

Tuesday - Saturday: 8-10am, 4-6pm
Sunday - Monday: 9-10am, 4-6pm
The kennel is CLOSED to the public between 10-4 daily.
Non-refundable deposits of 50% are due at the time of booking for Holiday and Vacation weeks.

Boarding Dogs Pick-Up

Boarding dogs must be picked up during AM hours to avoid paying for the day. Dogs are welcome to stay until PM hours but they will be charged $20 for the day. 

Outside of Normal Hours

Dropping-off & Picking-up outside of normal hours can be arranged in advance for an additional fee of $5 per occurrence using our Self Check In/Out Room.

Proof of Vaccinations

For boarding and daycare, proof of vaccinations is required upon arrival. Dogs must be current on rabies, bordetella, parvovirus, and distemper.Veterinarian vaccine records may be sent via e-mail, fax (207) 824-3126, or brought in when checking in. 

Release Papers

For all services provided, release papers must be signed upon arrival. Copies of the release forms are available upon request.  

Spay/Neuter

We highly recommend dogs attending daycare to be spayed/neutered. Puppies under one year old are acceptable intact. We will not accept females at the kennel while in season.

Fleas, Ticks, Ear-mites

If your dog arrives for boarding or daycare and shows signs of being affected by external parasites (fleas, ticks, ear mites) we will treat your dog at your expense with a flea bath, and or Capstar/Frontline treatment, tick removal and/or ear cleaning.

Flea Preventative

It is highly recommended that dogs attending the kennel be current on their flea preventative. Barker Brook Kennels, LLC. is not responsible for keeping dogs free from fleas and ticks. 

Dog Food

Please bring dog food for your dog during their stay, it is sometimes difficult on a dogs stomach to switch foods and may cause them to get sick. If you do not bring food we will provide them with an all life stages adult dog food, a corn, soy, and wheat free diet, at an additional cost of $2/day.

Visiting

While your pet is in our care we do not recommend visits with your pet. Your pet settles in with us, learns the routines, gets accustomed to the environment and other dogs while staying with us. When owners and pets reunite pets will be very excited. Your pet knows he will be going home. They will greet you the same at the end of daycare as they do at the end of a week stay. Dogs have a different concept of time than humans. When visits happen, dogs become very confused, "Why are you here if we're not leaving? " "Why are you leaving and not taking me with you?" Your pet will have a difficult time settling back in and will become stressed and anxious. One pet's stress becomes all the dog's stress in a shared environment such as ours. It is in your pets best interest to keep the check in and out events as quick and relaxed as possible. If you wish to check in on your pet during their stay please give us a call, send us a text, or email. We're happy to keep you updated. Thank you for respecting our policies.

Hotshots Golden Retriever Puppies

Hotshots Golden Retriever puppy applications, spay and neuter contracts, and purchase agreements available upon request.


Please contact us if you have questions or concerns.

We will gladly help you!