BoneVoyage Pet Resort is a full service resort. Your pet will receive the best care regardless of which package you choose. However, we do have some additional services that can be added to most pet's stays.
Your pet is required to be current on several vaccines in order to stay at BoneVoyage*. The easiest way to achieve this is to visit your regular veterinarian at least 3 weeks before your boarding date. This window allows sufficient time for your pet to respond to the vaccine physically and immunologically. Any animal receiving vaccines within 48 hr's of boarding will be quarantined for the initial period of their stay, and at an additional cost. In lieu of vaccinations, titer testing may be substituted for certain required vaccines. Again, several weeks should be allowed before your travel date to accommodate such testing. Should you have any questions regarding this requirement please call the office.
Canine Vaccine Requirements
Required -current status
Canine Adenovirus (CAV-2)
Canine Parainfluenza Virus
Bordatella (Kennel Cough)
Canine Influenza - Effective Immediately (07/25/17).Please read this update posted recently from Galveston Veterinary Clinic. We recommend you contact your primary care veterinarian and discuss this vaccination with them.
Feline Vaccine Requirements
Required -current status
Feline Panleukopenia Virus
Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis (herpes virus 1)
Feline Calici Virus
Feline Leukemia Virus
Feline Immunodeficiency Virus
Puppies and BVPR. We are unable to accommodate young pets (under 6 months of age) due to policy and vaccination requirements. These requirements help assure a safe stay for all pets boarding. Young animals, undergoing their first rounds of vaccinations and routine healthcare checks (e.g. worming) are more susceptible to disease than older, immunologically mature animals. For more information on this policy you may contact us directly.
About respiratory issues and vaccines: Respiratory diseases are often associated with stressful events and a close proximity to other animals (this sounds like boarding!), and while not typically fatal, they do require supportive care and possibly medications once contracted. While BVPR takes steps to assure a clean, safe environment for your pets, respiratory diseases are highly contagious, easily transmissible, and not always evident during the time of a pets boarding. While vaccination (and thus BVPR) does not guarantee that your pet will not contract the related disease, should you choose not to vaccinate your pet for "suggested" agents you do accept full responsibility should they contract the disease. Please note that these requirements are subject to change at any time based on changes in local and regional prevalence of diseases*.
A Note about Daycare: Enrolling your dog in daycare is a lot like sending your child off to school each day. Most dogs do well in daycare and go home tired and happy at the end of the day. But like kids, they can have good days and bad, incur the elements, and be put in time-out. Not all dogs can go into daycare groups and animals are sorted by size and temperament as best as possible. Bumps, bruises, scrapes, toe nail tears, can occur during play. Animals mouth each other and so they (like children) can expose each other to viruses and bacteria, extoparasites, and more. We try to control these issues as best as possible but cannot control everything. Use your best judgement when choosing to enroll your pet in daycare and ask plenty of questions if daycare is new to your or your pet.
*Note that county determined rabies vaccine requirements can vary. We suggest you follow your local county's requirements. Animals not meeting current vaccination requirements may be refused service or isolated during their stay, and may incur additional charges.
*DOGS REQUIRING ISOLATION DUE TO ABSENT OR DEFICIENT VACCINATIONS (OR A FAILURE TO PROVIDE DOCUMENTATION) WILL INCUR A 5% SURCHARGE IN ADDITION TO A DAILY ISOLATION FEE!