Fox Creek Pet Ranch
Here are some answers to our most frequently asked questions. As always, we welcome you to call if there is ever anything else you would like to know!
WE ARE OPEN BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. This includes drop-off, pick-up, and tours.
Drop-off and pick-up appointments are available:
Monday - Friday: 9:00 -11:00 a.m. & 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 -11:00 a.m.
Sunday and most major holidays: Closed for drop-off and pick-up. We board 365 days a year.
Tours are not given during client hours. Due to the limited availability of tours, we reserve tour times for clients whose upcoming boarding dates we can accommodate. Please call or text to check availability.
By keeping our client hours to a minimum we have found this to create a peaceful and relaxing setting for the dogs so they can play, nap, and enjoy the day with minimum disruption. The gates are closed and remain closed, as soon as all scheduled clients have arrived. We do this for the safety of our guests and staff.
CAN I TEXT?
Yes! We welcome this now-preferred method of communication! Calls and texts are returned Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m. and Saturday 9:00 -11:00 a.m. but you may call or text us anytime 24 hours a day!
DO YOU MAKE EXCEPTIONS FOR DROP-OFF AND PICK-UP TIMES?
Although it isn't always possible, we will do our best to accommodate you mid-day during the weekdays. Feel free to ask if you need that.
We DO NOT make exceptions for pick up's or drop off's after 5:30 p.m. during the week, on Saturday afternoons, or on Sundays.
WHAT DOES A TYPICAL DAY LOOK LIKE FOR MY DOG? ARE THEY KENNELED ALL DAY?
Every dog gets a "house" (kennel) upon arrival. This is where they will sleep, eat and get treats. All dogs get let out to exercise and potty 4 - 6 times per day. We do this in small groups or alone, depending on the guest list and your dog. Outdoor time is rotated to ensure the safety of all guests and allow ample exercise time for all guests.
DO YOU REQUIRE A TRIAL?
Yes, we require an overnight trial. We require this before booking your reservation as this ensures your dog is a good fit at the Ranch. We are looking for two things. One, can we fully care for them and two, can they settle. We want your dog to be happy and not stressed. We have found the trials to be very beneficial and allows for worry free travel while you're away. There is no charge for your trial night.
ARE DOGS GROUPED BY SIZE?
Not necessarily but we do take size is taken into consideration. We prefer to keep our groups small and group them by personality and play style.
DO YOU OFFER GROOMING OR BATHING?
We do not have a professional groomer on staff but will gladly bathe your dog! The price range is $20-$45 depending upon the size of your dog and the length of their hair. Nail trims are $15.
I SEE YOU REQUIRE BORDATELLA WITHIN 6 MONTHS OF THEIR STAY. WHAT IF THE VACCINE GIVEN WAS GOOD FOR A YEAR, DO YOU STILL REQUIRE A BOOSTER?
Yes, we do. At the advice of our veterinarians, we feel giving the Bordatella vaccine every 6 months, or within 6 months, gives the dogs the best defense against kennel cough which is highly transmittable.
DO YOU OFFER VACCINES?
We do offer the oral Bordatella vaccine for $25 for your convenience. We do not administer any other vaccines at this time.
WILL YOU TAKE DOGS WHO ARE EXEMPT FROM VACCINES?
Unfortunately, for the wellness of our guests and residents, we do not allow dogs who are unvaccinated to stay at our facility.
DO YOU ACCEPT TITERS?
Yes, we will accept a current titer from your veterinarian.
DO YOU TAKE DOGS THAT ARE NOT FIXED?
Yes, but this is taken into consideration for play and their day may be adjusted if needed.
DO YOU TAKE AGGRESSIVE DOGS?
It would depend on what their aggression issues are. For the safety of our staff and family, we do not take human-aggressive dogs. No exceptions. We must be able to care for them safely. We have the ability to keep them separate and away from other dogs but they must be human-friendly to ensure the safety of our family and staff. If you are even a little unsure if they are human-friendly then we cannot care for your baby here.
ARE THERE ANY TYPES OF DOGS YOU WON'T BOARD?
1. Human-aggressive dogs
2. Dogs we are unable to safely care for or administer needed medications to.
3. Overly anxious dogs. We do not board overly anxious dogs. Your dog must be able to quiet and settle in down times. A highly stressed dog can develop not only emotional but physical issues as well. We have also found overly anxious dogs to be disruptive to our other guests. We require a trial to ensure a good fit for both your dog and our facility.
DO YOU TAKE PUPPIES?
Yes! We recommend your puppy to be at least 6 months before boarding as they can be more at risk for respiratory infections as they are just beginning to build up their immunity to this great big world! We understand sometimes this isn't possible so if you must board your new baby before 6 months our requirements are as follows:
Puppies must be free from intestinal parasites and will need a recent fecal exam with a negative result. They also must be current on their vaccine schedule and they must have a Bordatella vaccine. For puppies under 4 months, we recommend you speak with your veterinarian before boarding to ensure your puppy is in good health.