Requirements

Our Requirements for boarding at Percy’s Playground are in place to provide the safest, securest and most successful boarding experience for all our guest dogs. 

Requirements For Our Guest Dogs

All guest dogs must meet the following requirements:

     • Enter and exit Percy’s Playground on a leash.

     • Be at least 4 months of age.

    • Not be aggressive toward humans or other dogs

    • Not be a wolfdog/wolf-hybrid. The Missouri Department of Conservation (and other similar agencies) has not been able to confirm the efficacy of the rabies vaccine in these animals; therefore, it is not safe for us or our guests to house them. Additionally, we do not have the outdoor containment space for captive wild animals required by the State of Missouri.

     • Be current on the following vaccinations/exams:

              1. Rabies*

              2. Canine Distemper Combination*

              3. Bordetella (6 month nasal* or annual oral or injection**)

                                     *As an annual booster or given at least 7 days before drop off

                                   **Administered at least 3 days before drop off

            Only vaccines administered by a licensed veterinarian will be accepted. You can bring in, mail, or email proof of vaccinations. 

NOTE: We must have verification of vaccinations no later than 10 calendar days prior to your scheduled drop-off date.

      • Be free from fleas/ticks upon check in and on veterinarian-approved flea/tick medication.

      • Not have any open wounds, sores or stitches.

      • If female, not be in heat.

Requirements For Our Human Clients

      • Reservations are required with a valid credit card on file.

      • We must have our Dog Profile and Boarding & Services Client Agreement signed and on file. NOTE: We must have the completed Dog Profile no later than 10 calendar days prior to your scheduled drop-off date.    

      • You must provide your dog’s dry food, premeasured per day in baggies labeled with your dog’s full name (i.e. Fluffy Jones). This will ensure enough food is provided for your dog’s entire stay, as switching diets abruptly can cause gastrointestinal issues, such as diarrhea and vomiting. And that’s not fun for anyone. Also, rather than over-treat/feed, we use part of your dog’s daily kibble ration as part of her rewards during enrichment activities. Additionally, we do not have proper storage space for large dog food bags/bins.

      • Your dog’s medications and/or supplements must be provided in the original container/package provided by your veterinarian complete with prescribing information and dosage. Over-the-counter supplements must be in their original container with dosing information legible. You must also provide a way for us to administer the medication to your dog (i.e. Pill Pocket, lunch meat, cheese, peanut butter, etc., however your dog normally takes her/his medications).  We will NOT force the pills down your dog’s throat, both for your dog’s safety and for ours.  If this is the only way your dog will take her/his necessary medications, or in the event more than 3 medications must be administered, Percy’s Playground recommends boarding at your veterinarian.  

Recommendations

      • Bring a shirt or other small item with your scent on it to help your dog feel secure while you’re away.

      • Just like us, dogs are sensitive to changes in their routines. Coming to a new place with new faces can be stressful for your dog. In order to help set your dog up for a successful and relaxed experience, we highly recommend at least one Day Stay or overnight visit prior to leaving your dog with us for an extended stay. At the very least, you might consider bringing your dog in during business hours just to say hi and sniff around a bit. This way, she’s already familiar with our facility, her slumbering quarters and of course, us!

      • Sign up for a Percy’s Perk or two to make your pet’s stay even more special!

At Percy’s we provide two easy methods to complete your registration forms. You can either download, fill out the form(s) and bring them with you OR you can fill out the required form(s) on-line.