Gillette Kennels
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BEDDING

We feel that it is an absolute must that dog(s) in our care be provided with clean comfortable bedding. However, this is a much more difficult and time consuming task than you’d suspect, especially when caring for multiple dogs. For example, it is not uncommon for a dog to soil its bedding. When this happens we must temporarily remove the bedding and launder it. Also, dogs frequently damage their beds, which necessitates mending. Worse yet, some dogs completely destroy their bedding. This is sometimes followed by the owner’s bewilderment and compliant, “my dog never destroyed his bedding at home.” In addition, clients sometimes bring bedding that is inappropriate for the kennel environment. Sometimes client provided bedding is too heavy and bulky to easily be moved while the dog’s run is being disinfected. Some client provided bedding is stuffed with material that is unsafe for the dog that may chew and ingest it. Finally, occasionally client provided bedding is filthy dirty, or so old and nasty that it disintegrates when being moved.

Most client provided bedding, however, is clean, lightweight and easily handled. Therefore, we feel that it would be unfair and upsetting to many clients if we no longer allowed bedding. However,

ALL CLIENT PROVIDED BEDDING MUST:
BE CLEAN, SAFE, EASILY LAUNDERED OR CLEANED, LIGHTWEIGHT AND MANAGABLE, LABLED WITH THE DOGS NAME, AND MADE OF A SNAG FREE MATERIAL. THE BEDDING MUST FIT INTO THE DOGS RUN WHILE ALLOWING HIM ROOM TO EAT, DRINK AND MOVE AROUND. LARGE OVERSIZED HEAVY BEDDING WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. KNITED OR CROCHAYED BEDS AND CARPETING WILL ALSO NOT BE ACCEPTED.

Clients who choose to provide their own bedding will be charged a LAUNDRY SERVICE FEE of $1.50 PER INCIDENT should their dogs soil their bedding. The laundry service is required for owner provided bedding. We will not allow soiled bedding to remain in the kennel. When dogs soil client provided bedding we will launder it. We also do not feel comfortable returning soiled bedding to clients. However, when a dog soils bedding immediately before departure and we are forced to return it soiled, we will place it in a plastic bag. Clients who receive soiled bedding at departure will be charged the laundry service fee for each incident that the bedding was laundered during the dogs stay. When clients check out early without notification there is a possibility that the dogs bed will be in the laundry or returned soiled. It may seem like it is a small matter, but when caring for multiple dogs, laundering bedding can become very time-consuming. We feel that it is only fair that we receive compensation for the additional work required to launder client bedding.

Clients that do not own bedding appropriate for the kennel environment or forget to bring their dog's bed can rent quality bedding from us at a nominal fee.

 

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