Our dogs add a great deal of joy to our lives, but there may be places we need or want to go where it is difficult to bring our dogs along. When this happens, it is time to decide how our furry friends will spend their time while we are away. Some have friends or neighbors check in on their dogs for feeding and bathroom breaks, but staying at home without their owners can make a lot of dogs nervous, and can potentially lead to destructive behavior. Another option is pet boarding at Doggie Dude Ranch in Ames, IA.

Pet Boarding Services in Ames, IA

Doggie Dude Ranch in Ames, IA is different than many other boarding services. Some boarders keep dogs in small kennels and let them out for limited amounts of time for feeding and bathroom breaks. Often, staff at these boarding facilities are not equipped to deal with potential medical issues that can arise either due to a dog's general state of health or dogs’ reactions to being away from their owners. At Doggie Dude Ranch, your dog will have access to 24/7 veterinarian care, because we are also breeders and veterinarians. The dogs that board with us have plenty of space to move around in their fenced kennels. They will be free to "talk" to other dogs, yet will stay protected against any potential altercations.

What to Bring for Your Dog's Boarding Stay

The only things required to bring for your dog's stay at Doggie Dude Ranch are your dog and any immunization records. It is required that all dogs be up to date on DAPPV vaccinations as well as rabies vaccinations. Bordetella vaccination is also highly recommended, but not required. 

Besides the required vaccines, there is nothing you need to bring, but you can bring whatever you feel will make your dog more comfortable. That can mean treats or your dog’s favorite food in a plastic container. You'll be able to indicate on a check-in sheet what portions your pet is used to, or if you normally let your dog eat what he wants when he wants. You can also bring any favorite toys, bedding, or blankets as well to remind your dog of you and of home during his stay.

Doggie Dude Ranch is an overnight boarding facility that provides your dog with a vacation of his own. It is not a continual doggy daycare, but feel free to inquire if you need daytime care for your dog on a temporary basis, and we will look to see what is available.

Whether you need a one-time-only boarder, or you travel regularly, you'll know that your dog is safe and cared for at Doggie Dude Ranch in Ames, IA. In addition to boarding services, we also provide veterinary care and are breeders of Australian Shepherds and Labrador Retrievers. Our veterinary services also extend to equine mammals, so it's a great place to get care for your horses or ponies. To learn more about our boarding and other services contact us at Doggie Dude Ranch in Ames, IA at (515) 382-1444 to schedule a visit.

We recommend bringing your pets own food to prevent digestive upsets. Don’t want to? No worries! We will feed SportMix HiPro chicken based dog food.

Toys, treats welcome.

Pets with medication needs are also welcome.


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