8AM - 6PM Monday-Friday
9AM - Noon Saturday
Sunday Check-Ins by appointment only between 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM.
Pets shall be picked up before 3 PM Tuesday-Friday and before Closing Time every other day. See Business Hours for Closing Times. Pets staying after the 3 PM checkout will be charged an additional $30 (per pet) fee unless a bath or groom is ordered. Should a Bath or Groom be ordered, customers will receive a complimentary 6 PM checkout. ALL pets not checked out prior to Closing Time of any day will indeed be charged an additional night stay.
All pets are given a brief pre-entry check on arrival. Anything unusual should be brought to our attention. If fleas or ticks are found, we will need to treat your pet prior to entering the kennel. The pre-entry check performed by our kennel attendants is superficial only and not intended to replace a physical exam performed by your veterinarian or imply medical judgment.
All dogs are required to have current vaccinations for rabies, distemper and Bordetella (kennel cough). These vaccinations must be administered no later than 3 days prior to boarding.
All cats are required to have current vaccinations for feline rabies and distemperi. These vaccines must be administered no later than 3 days prior to boarding.
If your pet requires veterinarian services during a stay in the kennel, we will contact the veterinarian you have listed during the check-in process. If necessary, we will transport your pet to your veterinarian for service, for a nominal fee. In the event your veterinarian cannot be contacted, we reserve the right to contact our in-house veterinarian to examine and treat your pet’s illness at your expense. Elkhound Ranch Kennels is affiliated with Cross Roads Animal Hospital.
We understand the importance of giving your pet a sense of comfort and security during their stay at Elkhound Ranch Kennels. For the sake of safety and cleanliness, we request that personal articles (i.e. beds and blankets) be left at home. All food storage items must be dishwasher safe and clearly marked with your pet’s name. No cloth items will be allowed except for a “security” shirt. Elkhound Ranch Kennels is not responsible for the loss or damage of any personal items.
Bedding is provided for all our canine and feline guests. For sanitation purposes we kindly ask that you leave your pet’s usual bedding at home.
Dry or canned food
Stainless steel food and water bowls
Dispensing of medications or special diets twice a day
Elkhound Ranch Kennels understands that you might like to provide a special diet for your pet. This food must be sealed in an air-tight, lidded container and properly marked with your pet’s name. If you do not have a food container, one will be provided for a nominal fee. Food storage requirements are established by the Missouri Department of Agriculture and are strictly enforced.
We understand and sympathize that you would like to pick up your pet as soon as you return; however, please be advised that our business office is closed to pick-ups and drop-offs except during our posted business hours.
Please see the "About Us" tab and click on Holiday Hours to see our observed Holidays.
Reservations are always recommended and all holiday reservations should be made in advance. A deposit, during holidays and summer time hours, may be required to guarantee your reservation. Charges may be incurred, for “no shows” or canceling your reservation with less than 48 hours notice in advance, during peak periods and holidays.
We gladly accept cash and VISA, MasterCard, AMEX and Discover credit cards.We do NOT accept Checks.
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