Boarding is charged per night and includes bedding (though you are free to bring your own); litter (for cats); food/water bowls; at least four walks daily* (for dogs); and play time.Dogs are kept in indoor/outdoor kennels that are climate controlled and monitored. *Dogs are walked in the grassy yards at least four times a day at feeding times, first thing in the morning, and last thing at night, at no extra charge.
We require all pet owners to bring your pet’s normal food as food changes often result in tummy/digestive upset and are no fun. We have plenty of refrigerator and freezer space for those dogs and/or cats who eat a raw or fresh food diet at home, and we offer a raw diet to both dogs and cats for an additional charge, based on weight.
Boarding for Dogs
- Under 30 pounds: $30.00 per night; second dog in the same run: $20 additional*
- 30 to 59 pounds: $32.00 per night; second dog in the same run: $22.50 additional*
- 60 pounds and over: $34.00 per night; second dog in the same run: $25 additional*
* Two dogs per run, maximum
Boarding for Cats (Birds, Rabbits, Reptiles)
- $16.00 per night; second cat in same habitat: $11.00 additional
All of our cat habitats are fully enclosed, indoor/outdoor habitats that are located inside our office. Each habitat has its own cat door and window and includes all the amenities to help make your cat feel comfortable while being away from home.
Drop-off & Pick-up (NEW)
UPDATE: We are available for drop-off & pick-up by appointment only, so please choose a time that you would like for both and request them at the time of booking your reservation.
We have a 12:00 PM check-out time, which means that animals picked up after this time (10:00 AM on Sundays & Holidays) will incur an additional night’s boarding charge.
We believe in a holistic approach for the care and feeding of all animals that cross our path. If you don’t want to take our word for why repeated vaccinations are actually making your animals LESS healthy, please do your own research, and this is a good starting point: Vaccine Questions to Ask Your Vet. Please keep in mind that we are not a substitute for your veterinarian, just concerned pet owners. We are here to educate.
Rabies: We use to the “One and Done” policy on vaccinations. Check out the Rabies Challenge Fund to see the research on the actual duration of immunity of the rabies vaccination; one rabies vaccination lasts at least 5 years, and most likely longer. Even though local laws require a current rabies (and possibly distemper) vaccination for your pet, we do not. We do not believe this is necessary, and more importantly, can be harmful to your pet.
Distemper: With one distemper vaccine, your dog may be vaccinated FOR LIFE. Please discuss all options with your veterinarian; these guidelines are only for boarding at Black Mesa Kennels.
Bordetella (also known as Kennel Cough, though we call it Canine Cough as it can be spread at Day Care, at the Dog Park, or just about anywhere dogs go): we no longer require this vaccination; in fact, we do not recommend it at all. Read this article to find out more. It’s been our experience that those dogs who receive the vaccination not only shed the virus for up to 6 weeks where ever they go, they seem to get sicker when exposed to canine cough than those who are not vaccinated. With that in mind, If you still want to vaccinate your dog for Bordetella, even after doing your own research, please wait at least 30 days prior to bringing your dog in for boarding if they have received the Bordetella vaccine. This allows your dog to “shed” the virus before coming to the kennel.
While we do sometimes feel it necessary to take animals to the vet, we ask that you, as pet parents, give us full disclosure on the health and wellness of your animals, so that we can give our best care while they are staying with us. If your pet becomes ill while staying with us, the more we know, the better we can deal with any situation that may arise.
Click HERE for more information on the health benefits of feeding your pet Marty’s Meals. *Additional charges apply. Here at Black Mesa Kennels we do not support feeding dry food to dogs or cats, and our own animals eat a raw diet. We are willing to consult with owners on how to feed their dogs and/or cats a biologically available fresh food diet.
Food changes often lead to tummy upset and/or digestive distress; so we require that you bring own food. We do request that it come in a container with a tight lid, as our resident cats like to nibble through plastic bags. *An additional charge for feeding kennel dry or canned will be added, if necessary.
Cat owners: we recommend raw or canned food, as dry food has minimal nutrition value for our feline friends, and contributes to early kidney/bladder/liver imbalances, as well as tarter. See our resources page for more information on the proper way to feed an obligate carnivore (cat).
We can feed your cat or dog a raw diet for an additional charge, based on the weight of the animal. Inquire when booking.
Medications and Supplements
There is a per each charge of $2.00 for adding supplements or medications. Eye drops/eye ointment, thyroid medications, and insulin shots incur a per each charge of $3.00.
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