It is our policy that all dogs entering the kennel must be up-to-date on vaccinations. Below is a list of types and how often they need to be given. We will help remind owners of their obligation to update vaccines at least one week or more prior to staying at our facility. Dogs who are not current will not be allowed to stay. Vaccines are not magical shots that instantly work when administered. It takes the body a few days to respond to the antigens, thus causing the correct protection against disease. This is why shots must be given and documented at least 1 week prior to overnight stays.
Types of Vaccines
RABIES - What It Protects Against: Rabies. This vaccine must be given, depending on the vaccine, YEARLY or EVERY THREE YEARS. All dogs over 4 months are required by law to have this vaccine.
DHPP or DHLPP - What It Protects Against: Distemper, Hepatitis, Parvovirus, Parainfluenza, Leptospirosis. These vaccines are given as a series as a puppy then must be given YEARLY or EVERY THREE YEARS, depending on the vaccine type.
BORDATELLA: What It Protects Against: Kennel Cough and a few other respiratory illnesses. This vaccine must be given every SIX MONTHS.
CANINE INFLUENZA: What It Protects Against: Dog Flu. This vaccine is Recommended, Not Required, YEARLY.
Puppies are generally not fully vaccinated until they are 4 months of age. They receive a series of DHLPP shots at intervals, usually 3 to 4 sets of shots (boosters), with the last booster generally occuring at 16 weeks of age (4 months), along with the Rabies vaccination.