11/21/2012
By: kathleenswift
Tails Wings and Things
We like to patronize local businesses when possible, so when this pet store opened up we decided to try it. They carry everything we need, and go the extra step! The owner, clearly compassionate with animals, takes in litters of kittens that otherwise would go to the pound. After shots and a health check, they are offered for a nominal fee to the public. He even offered to let us take one "on approval" (we have another cat) for several weeks. It's a great pet store!
Tips & Advices
Pet owners usually sign a waiver stating that any injury or illness a dog suffers while at daycare is the responsibility of the owner. However, most facilities carry liability insurance and pet business insurance in the event of a serious incident. To prevent illness, facilities are strict about requiring proof of vaccination and general health from a veterinarian prior to accepting a dog. However, in an off-leash setting, scuffles or fights might occur. Reputable facilities will often hire vet assistants who can treat minor injuries and under-the-weather dogs.  For anything more serious, a good daycare should make it a priority to get the dog to a vet, and get in immediate contact with the owner.

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