Frequently Asked Questions

Your Questions Our Replies
Why do dog owners choose to have their animals stay at Miss Emily’s vs having a friend or family member watch them? While a family or friend watching your dog sounds like a great idea we find it is often difficult for friends and or family members to replicate the daily routine and environment they are accustom to. In addition, if a dog has anxiety, behavioral issues, or medical needs family and friends are often not armed with the know-how or resources to provide the appropriate care and support the dog requires.
Who is pet lodging good for?
  • Individuals and families who need who need a reputable facility to properly care for their dog(s) or cats(s) while they are traveling (Vacations, day to the theme parks, children activities such as little league, gym meets, etc.)
  • Business travelers.
  • Those who are in need to travel and do not have someone experienced to watch their family pet. Some common circumstances include bereavement, weddings, holidays, and work obligations.
How often does my dog get to go out and socialize? It is our daily goal to have each dog enjoy 6-8 group and potty time sessions per day. The total time and number of sessions can vary depending on weather, occupancy, dog temperament, etc. The more balanced a dog is the more time they can potentially enjoy as they can be included within multiple play groups.
Why do you not allow the dogs to stay in their play groups all day? While all-day play sounds appealing, dogs do need rest. Think about your dog at home; after an active play session they are ready to relax. The relaxing time is part of our structured approach and daily scheduled and provides them an opportunity to return to a calm state of mind without the interruption of other dogs.
What items do we need to bring from home? We provide comfortable bedding and bowls, but encourage you to bring plenty of food, familiar toys and treats, and any medications or vitamins you provide for your dog.
What vaccinations do you require for Dogs? All pets must have proof of required vaccines for boarding and daycare. We require your dog to be up to date on Rabies, DHLPP (Distemper-Parvo), Bordetella (Kennel cough), and Canine Influenza aka as Doggy Flu (H3N2 & H3N8).
  • Vaccines must be administered a minimum of 14 days prior to boarding.
  • All dogs are required to be covered by a flea and tick program.