IF your dog can jump fences
or even a cattle guard gate, chances are they can get over our 9 ft fence and this is not the kennel for you. It is designed so dogs can enjoy indoors and outdoors at their leisure within the confines of the building and the acreage freely without being walked on a leash. The 12' posts are buried 3' and the horse fence wire buried 2'. 9' tall fencing is left exposed from the ground. Picture available in the gallery. We are next to large ranches and mountain wilderness beyond the 9 foot fence. If they do jump it, we have no means to search and accept no responsibility for the dog running away and an extra $20 a day will be added to the bill for walking them and special treats they know will be waiting when they go back to their rooms. As of yet we have a sterling record and no dogs have ever escaped without returning. Bodie an Airedale jumped the fence like a cannonball going after a bear who was thinking about entering and came back the next morning just in time to be picked up.
"Oh yeah", he said,
"Bodie hates bears"
The one acre yard has never been sprayed, wild grasses trimmed occasionally, Juniper and Ponderosa trees, wild Chamomile are all enjoyed by the dogs all day long, the kitchen door open so they choose when to go in or out. At night all doors are closed and dogs stay inside in their apartments on furniture or dog beds. We have never had fleas here, it may be too cold for them. (?)
Please bring your dogs' food with their names and eating routine written on a piece of paper or on the container itself. We provide stainless steel bowls for your dogs and beds but if you'd like to bring your dog's own bed, that's fine. You can also park crates here along with your motor home or boat and extra vehicles for no extra charge. No charge for administering medicine but pills must be wrapped in food such as chilled peanut butter, meat, cheese, pill pockets, etc. and kept in a marked bag. If not, a handling charge of $10.00 a day will be added - we would like to avoid any and all contact with medications.
We have also never had a case of Bordatella here in the 24 years we've been open. All shots if you so choose to give them to your dog must be done at LEAST 2 weeks before their reservation. Some dogs get very violent adverse reactions from the "kennel cough" vaccine.
Aggressive dogs will also be an extra charge of $10 per dog per day as they must be kept in a kennel for the safety of the others as well as themselves. It takes more time and a lot more work and a lot more stress to regulate all the dogs so they can play without worry.
Female dogs must be spayed unless you are on top of her heats and know her schedule. If she does come into heat during her stay, you will be charged an extra $20 per day. We do not take females in full blown heat.
Please bring your dog's food and any instructions but leave your bowls at home, All bowls are washed daily and yours may get mixed up with ours, be drying in the kitchen or in their rooms when you come to pick them up. Also try to bring ONLY the things he'll need for his stay here.
4 Wheel Drive is a MUST in the winter
Price is $35 per day per dog
~Total is due at check in~
We do NOT take bully breeds, Pit Bulls or Pit Crosses, Staffordshire Terriers or crosses of these breeds. If you bring one, we will not accept it. If you are not sure, please research, compare pictures to your dog or ask your veterinarian. Be prepared to take them to another kennel if you are not sure.
We do not take credit cards or checks, trades are possible.
* Please respect our hours of business
*Absolutely no early arrivals or late pick ups
A call will suffice to let us know you will not make it by 4:00
If we receive no call an added day's charge will be added.
Reservations only, no drop-ins - Please call 575-224-4277 and leave a message or text
if no answer but best to call back.
- most likely busy with the dogs
We hope the pictures of the kennel satisfy, we are currently not giving tours and assure you the grounds and building are clean.
It's a big place, please call on your way over so we can come in from outside or down to the lobby to meet you unless you don't mind waiting. Since the dogs have access to all rooms inside the kennel, they must be secured behind doors before the front door is opened. So if you don't call, you may have to wait while we make sure all dogs are safe and sound behind doors.