Our kennels are set in peaceful rural surroundings, that provide a relaxing environment for your dog. All of our guests have outdoor time during the day, receive lots of cuddles and get to play with toys for stimulation.
Generally, dogs at Vin View Pet Lodge stay in a communal environment, as we find that most dogs are much happier to have a friend for company, security, fun and warmth. Small groups room together, based on their size, age and energy level.
If, for any reason, the communal environment is not suitable for your dog, we have smaller insulated chalets with their own securely fenced outdoor area.
Costs vary based on the size of your dog, and whether they have any special requirements. See below for a full breakdown of rates.
Those holidaying in the communal environment are housed in one of four blocks within the main kennel building. Each block has 6 different bedrooms, all fitted out with several types of comfy beds. In these blocks, they have free choice to lounge on their beds or come and go from their large play area anytime of the day or night.
In addition, each block has its own securely fenced, grass play paddock. This space is great for letting off steam or just laying around under the trees overlooking the vineyards. Access to this area is open during day time only.
At meal times the dogs are separated to eat, not only to cater for those special diets or medications, but to allow the dogs to eat at their own pace and to avoid any problems with possessiveness over food. After all the dogs have finished eating, they are let out again to be with their friends.
In the cooler months, optional under floor heating can be provided at an additional charge, see details below.
If your dog prefers its own company, has had a recent operation and needs to recover or you have a family group that like staying together, then booking one of our insulated chalets is ideal. These rooms include camp stretcher beds and their own securely fenced play area.
Dogs staying in the chalets also get to spend time outdoors in one of the grassed areas, where they can play or simply laze about.
We also have chalets with runs specifically designed for "jumpers" – those dogs who can clear 7 foot fences in a single bound.
HEALTH and WELLBEING
The dogs are fed a high premium dry kibble food, none of which is beef-based. Where needed we can supplement with a chicken or fish-based dog roll.
If your dog is on a special or prescription diet, we are happy for you to provide this and will feed accordingly.
We can dispense medication to your dog, however this will incur an additional charge, see below or click here for more details.
Your dog must be up to date with its vaccinations before it can stay at Vin View Pet Lodge. For the health of your dog and those already staying with us, if your dog’s vaccination is not up to date it will be unable to stay.
You must bring your dogs vaccination booklet with you so that we can sight it.
If you are unsure, check with your vet, they will be able to tell you when their vaccinations are due.
Canine Cough or Kennel Cough (KC) – this must be renewed yearly. It covers your dog for a variety of virus that can cause flu like symptoms and coughing. Just like the human version of the flu vaccine, it does not stop your dog getting a cough, it reduces the risk of it catching a virus and the severity of the symptoms. Learn more about Canine Cough.
Distemper, Hepatitis, Parvovirus and parainfluenza – this vaccination is on a 2 yearly or 3 yearly cycle, depending on the vaccine your vet uses. Look for stickers in your vaccination booklet that say: DHP; DHPPi; Vanguard 5; Vanguard 5 Plus.
Important note: If your dog has been coughing in the week prior to coming into kennels you must let us know.
What does up to date mean?
An up to date vaccination is one that does not fall in the same month/s your dog is staying with us. If your dog’s vaccination falls due in the same month/s they are staying with us it must be renewed prior to coming into kennels.
For example: Your dog is booked to stay from 22 Dec until 10 Jan. Its vaccination is due 23 Jan. It must be renewed prior to coming into kennels on the 22nd.
If your dog’s vaccination is renewed in the month prior to its due date there is no stand down period before it can come into kennels.
If your dogs vaccination is renewed on or after its due date the following stand down periods apply:
Canine Cough or Kennel Cough – for the oral vaccine or the nasal spray, you dog will need to wait 3 days from the date of the vaccine. If your dog has the injectable vaccine they will need to wait 10 days before they can come into kennels.
Distemper, Hepatitis, Parvovirus and parainfluenza – your dog will need to wait 10 days from the date of the vaccine before they are able to come into kennels.
These stand down periods apply to ensure that your dog has built up its immunity sufficiently and that it does not pose a risk to other dogs.
Puppies & vaccinations
Puppies require a series of vaccinations over a period of time to build up their immunity level to these diseases. They need a series of 3 vaccinations for Distemper, Hepatitis, Parvovirus and parainfluenza, and they also need kennel cough. They must have had the last in the series of these vaccination no less that 10 days prior to coming into kennels.
Your vet will advise you of the timeframes in which the vaccinations are required.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
Small dogs are charged at $20.00 per/day.
Medium dogs are charged at $21.00 per/day.
Large dogs are charged at $23.00 per/day.
Extra-large dogs are charged at $25.00 per/day.
This covers the food and lodging for one dog from the day of arrival until the pick-up day. Dogs that are picked up prior to 11am will not incur a charge for that day.
There are no additional charges where food is provided for dogs on a special or prescription diet.
Dispensing of medicine is charged at $2.00 per/day.
Heated rooms are charged at $3.00 per/day.
Entire males over 1 year old are charged at $3.00 per/day.
All costs must be paid in full at time of pick up unless prior arrangements have been made, or you have prepaid your pets stay. We accept eftpos, credit card and cash.
Your account will be as your booking states, if you do not ring about a change you will be charged as per the dates of your original booking.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
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