“The Kennels” … for the bigger dogs
We have a monitored security system (aka ‘Doggie Cam’) that extends to our home, so we know if an issue arises. Our baby monitor will also alert us to any barking, so we can immediately settle and comfort them day or night.
Our family kennels measure 6′ x 6′ and have attached outdoor runs that are 6’ long and 8’ wide. The dogs can move freely between indoor/outdoor runs through the dog door.
Our single kennels measure 4′ x 5′ and although they do not have outdoor runs attached, we do exercise all of the dogs every 3 – 4 hours.
The kennel area is warmed with fully automated temperature controlled radiant heat in the winter and cooled with air conditioning in the summer.
The “In Home” Kennels… for smaller and senior dogs
We know that big kennels can be scary to these little ones and they need the comforts of home. At Escape to the Country we provide luxury home care! They will be inside our open plan home and able to see us while curled up on their bed or they can snuggle on our laps while we have evening down time.
At peak times (Easter/Christmas/Long weekends, July and August), we have kennels inside our home which vary in size. We do not separate family members; they will be kept together. If your dog is crate trained, we encourage you to bring their crate with them as they are ‘den’ animals after all and it makes them feel safe and comfortable.
We have a 16×10 contained grass area plus our large deck for them to roam around. They are also able to run and play with other small dogs in the fully fenced 8000 sq ft grass play area. All ‘inside the home’ dogs receive the same turnout/play time as the larger ones.
For the Senior dogs, we are able to accommodate them as they will not have stairs to climb or be bumped by the active younger dogs in the play area as a separate turnout can be accommodated around the acreage. They will get to wander around at the speed that they choose.