Due to circumstances beyond our control, Flowing Acres Pet sitters is no longer operating at this time; please check back for updates..
When you have to be away from home and cannot take your pet with you, do you board him at one of those "cage" kennels, only to feel guilty he is locked up like a prisoner? Do you both feel anxiety? Don't feel bad; most of the time that is your only option if you do not have a family member who is available to care for your pet. Maybe you have had someone come to your house a couple of times a day to feed, water, and walk your pet. Do you think they deserve better while you are away? Our "cage-free" pet boarding is a great alternative. We will give your pet a healthy balance of outside playtime and indoor leisure time. We find that most small dogs like to be indoors mostly, with lots of potty breaks, and the larger ones prefer more outside time (weather permitting). If your pet prefers a different routine, we will follow the one that is the best for your pet as you request.
Many dogs experience stress when kennel-caged. Even when they are taken out for brief walks or playtime (which you pay extra for at most kennels), they are subjected to the barks and distress of other dogs, and they sometimes won't eat and experience behavior problems when they return home. Our mission is to take your pet into our home and make them one of the family during their stay. We will take your pet on short notice if we have space. We only take a limited number of pets at a time, with a balance of small and big dogs to offer quality care and play time to each one. Please call and make an appointment as soon as you know when you will be away; we don't overbook. Its just not fair to the animals and really, it ruins the concept of what we are trying to achieve.
**He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader. He will forever be yours, faithful and true - Anonymous
Rates are 20.00 per animal per day, unless they have special needs (one that is not housebroken, smaller puppies, a pregnant mother, or one who has medical needs, etc.) and a negotiated fee may is added. (usually 5.00 a day) Additional charge may be added for extra large dogs over 75 lbs. (usually 5.00 a day...but not taking bigger dogs at this time) We may waive this fee for repeat boarders. Discounts may be given for pets from one family which are boarded together. This will depend upon the ages and needs. Many boarding facilities charge a standard boarding fee and then add multiple fees, depending on walks, playtime, and upgraded facilities. This can really add up. Our fees are listed up front with no surprises.
We do generally charge 5.00 extra a day for dogs boarded at Thanksgiving or Christmas Time. The holidays are special family times and we have to make adjustments when boarding dogs at this time.
NOTE: due to our close proximity to Hollywood Casino @ Charles Town Races...we must charge a 25.00-30.00 minimum for one night stays (depending on drop off and pick up time) . Many people like to come up to the races for one night and board their pet with us...and having this minimum allows us to do that.
We offer your pet a fenced in, ultra large yard to freely run and play; walks; interactive playtime; and companionship. No loud traffic distractions, and plenty of shade trees is relaxing for your pets vacation. If your pet likes to swim, we offer that also (supervised, of course).
For sleeping at night, just let us know what they prefer and that is how they will sleep...(in their own crate, on a fluffy pet bed, outside under the stars in a nice dog house, or even in a bed with us humans, whichever your pet prefers and is used to... You make that decision.
Our home is protected by Vivent Security 24 Hr. Monitored Protection.
1. For the safety of your pet and the pets of others, we require your pet to be current on Rabies, Distemper/Parvo combo vaccine, and Bordatello (kennel cough). You will need these vaccines everywhere you kennel your dog. We also highly recommend you use a preventative flea medication on your pet such as Frontline or Advantage. If your pet needs a preventative flea application, we can assist you with that.
2. We ask that if you cannot pick up your pet on the day you have quoted, please give us a call so we can make proper arrangements. We understand that things happen and are sometimes out of your control. On pickup day, we ask that you arrive before 8 AM to pick up your pet, or daily rate will be charged. Flowing Acres Pet Sitters may waive that fee for clients who experience travel delays.
3. Prices are subject to change; however, once quoted a price, you will not be charged any extra fees.
For more information please call 304-671-4434 or hit the above CONTACT US link. We will respond to your questions as soon as possible.