Gillette Kennels
9150 East K Avenue, Galesburg, MI 49053 (269)665-4878
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We strive to establish a friendly professional relationship with all of our clients. This relationship can only be built through effective communication and mutual respect. Many of these policies were implemented only after numerous serious discussions, debates, and research into how other kennels around the country handle these issues. Please help us to build a positive relationship by knowing our policies.

 

PLEASE READ THE IMPORTANT POLICIES LISTED BELOW
BEFORE ADMITTING YOUR PET

 

 

 

LOST OR DAMAGED ITEMS POLICY

While we do allow you to bring toys and bedding for your dog, we suggest that you bring not more than three toys that are clearly labeled with your dog’s name. Cloth toys that your dog tears up or shreds will be removed from the run. In addition, many clients prefer to leave their leashes with us when they check in. This is usually not a problem as the leash is clipped and hung on the inside run gate that is occupied by the clients dog. Occasionally, however, a dog will pull the leash through the fencing and chew it up. Therefore, clients who leave their leashes do so at their own risk. We will not be held responsible for any item that you leave at our kennel should they become damaged or lost. Return to top

 

FENCE JUMPERS AND CLIMBERS

Clients who board dogs that jump or climb fences must inform us at the time that reservations are made, and again when the dog is dropped off, as special arrangements must be made to house these dogs. We will not be held liable should the dog escape when clients fail to provide us with this information during reservations AND when the dog is checked-in. Dogs that climb or jump fences shall not be provided with the “exercise” service as exercise entails limited supervision. Return to top

 

DESTRUCTIVE DOG POLICY

Clients who board dogs with us that are destructive will be held liable for all damage caused to our kennel and any injury that the dog may inflict upon itself while engaging in destructive behaviors. This policy is applied to any and all destructive dogs regardless of the reason for destruction. That is, whether the dog has Separation Anxiety, Fear of Thunderstorms, or any phobia or generalized escape behavior. In addition, when clients provide us with a veterinarian prescribed sedative for their dogs to help to prevent escape behaviors, we will not be held responsible or liable should the sedative not be given in time to prevent destruction or injury! Although we will allow dogs with these problems to be boarded at our kennel, clients must agree to this policy and BOARD AT THEIR OWN RISK! Return to top

 

AGGRESSIVE DOG POLICY

An aggressive dog is defined as a dog that has bitten or injured a human or another dog, and/or growls, bares teeth, lunges or snaps at a person or dog. An aggressive dog will be allowed to be boarded in our kennel, however, the owner of said dog must inform us of the potential for injury prior to making reservations. Under no circumstances will an aggressive dog be provided with Special Services other than bedding rental. The owner of an aggressive will be held liable for any injury sustained to himself, another dog, an employee, representative, or clients of Gillette Kennels, and for any damage to our facility caused by said dog. Should an aggressive dog injure itself and be unapproachable by our staff, we will contact Kalamazoo Animal Control and have the dog removed from the premises so that it may be properly cared for. Return to top

 

DIRTY DOG POLICY

A dirty dog is a dog that runs through his feces immediately after he defecates, or defecates and urinates in the inside run or on his bedding. When we are aware that a dog is a "dirty dog" we will do our best to keep him clean by limiting his freedom to the outside run. However, should a dirty dog begin to stink up the kennel we will bathe the dog at the owner's expense. Also, should a dirty dog soil client provided bedding we will launder it at the owner's expense. We make every effort to keep our kennel clean and odor free, therefore, should a client drop off a dog that is overdue for a bath, and should said dog cause an unpleasant odor in our kennel, we will bathe the dog at the owner's expense. Return to top

 

FENCE FIGHTERS

A fence fighter is a dog that lunges, jumps, and barks at the dogs housed in the adjacent kennels. Fence fighters also grab the fencing with their teeth and stick their noses through the chain links. Sometimes this behavior is playful and sometimes it is aggressive. When we encounter fence fighters we do the best that we can to control this behavior. For example, we may limit the dog's freedom or move the dog to another kennel. It is generally not possible to completely eliminate the behavior; therefore, should a fence fighter break a tooth, scratch its nose, or in any way injure itself, Gillette Kennels will not be held liable. Furthermore, clients who board dogs with us that are fence fighters will be held liable for all damage caused to our kennel and any injury that the dog may inflict upon itself while engaging in this behavior. Return to top

 

 

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