Aprils Dog Haus
 (513) 473-7055
Kennel Free Boarding
Boarding FAQs
 
Do you accept all breeds?
 
WE DO NOT ACCEPT THE FOLLOWING DOGS FOR KENNEL FREE DOG BOARDING : Pit Bull Terriers (including 50/50) Staffordshire Terriers Rottweilers German Shepherds Presa Canarios Chows Chows Doberman Pinschers Akitas Wolf-hybrids Mastiffs Cane Corsos Great Danes Alaskan Malamutes Siberian Huskies Rottweilers American bulldogs Bull Terriers
 
How do you introduce my dog to other dogs in a playgroup safely?
 
When you drop your dog off, we will put him/her in a quite area until you leave and everyone has a chance to settle down and your dog gets use to his surroundings. Then we will let him/her meet their new friends.
 
What if my dog doesn’t get along with the other dogs?
Each dog will be evaluated by us the first visit. Only dogs that are non aggressive towards other dogs will be allowed in playgroups. 
 
What if my dog is a fence jumper?
At this time we do not board dogs that will climb or jump a 6’ fence.
 
Do dogs ever get into a fight?
Dogs play with their teeth and feet. The majority of the time, if a dog ends up with a minor puncture wound or scratch, it is from overzealous play, not a fight or skirmish.
 
Why is it when I pick up my dog, he is separate from other dogs? Does this mean he’s been bad?
Managing dogs in large groups can be tricky. When someone pulls in, all the dogs get very excited and sometimes bossy with other dogs. So when we know you are coming we take your dog out of the play group so that we don’t have to upset everyone by going in and getting your dog out of the crowd. It also gives your dog a chance to unwind before you come.
 
What forms of payment do you take?
We accept  cash or credit cards at time of drop off.
 
Are there any extra charges for playtime or dispensing of medication or special diets?
No, there are no extra charges for playtime/medications/or special diets. The boarding rate in all-inclusive.
 
Are you open year round?
yes

Is there a maximum amount of time you can watch a pet?
I can watch your pet(s) as long as you need me for.
 
What do I need to bring when I drop off my pet?
Just your pet, dog food and payment is all you need to bring unless you want to bring something special your pet needs.
 
Where will my dog sleep?
All dogs sleep in the home on a cozy dog bed or even on the couch if they choose. If they need to go in a crate at night that is ok to.
 
Do you have a fenced yard?
Yes
 
Will my dog be left alone? 
No I am here all day with them.
 
Do you walk the dogs?
As long as they are leashed trained yes.
 
Do you board for more than one client?
Yes, we board up to 4 clients at a time.
 
Does my dog have to be potty trained?
Yes