Medical Concerns

All dogs must be in good health. Owners will certify their dog(s) are in good health and have not been ill with a communicable condition in the last 30 days. Upon admission, all dogs must be free from any condition which could potentially jeopardize other pets. Dogs that have been ill with a communicable condition in the last 30 days will require veterinarian certification of health to be admitted or readmitted. Dogs must be on an effective flea control program; if fleas are found at check-in a mandatory flea bath will be given at the owner’s expense and the owner will be notified.

Your pet is under constant supervision by experienced personnel. If a medical issue arises while your dog is in our care, we will take the following steps:

  1. We will contact the owner immediately.
  2. If the owner or emergency contact person is unavailable, Playful Paws at Petra’s will call a veterinarian for immediate treatment.
  3. All incurred vet fees are the responsibility of the owner.

Our staff keeps current on pet first aid with the American Red Cross and will be able to assess the situation and administer first aid as needed. We will make every attempt to contact you with all available contact numbers and if we are unable to reach you, we will contact the emergency contact number listed in your file. If the situation is an emergency, we will immediately go to a veterinarian for the health and safety of your dog.

PLEASE NOTE:  It is the owner’s responsibility to make sure that all contact information is current and accurate.

PLEASE NOTE:  All males over a year old must be neutered. We will consider accepting senior in-tact males on a case by case basis.

Special Needs & Requests

Special circumstances regarding health and medication issues will be discussed and priced accordingly at time of application and interview process.