FAQ About Country Pawz Estates

Over the years, we have received many questions by our guests regarding their pets’ stay at Country Pawz Estates. We have listed down the most common questions we are often asked. Can’t find the answer to your questions? E-mail it to us and we will get back to you.

Q: I see you have horses and you take the dogs out with the horses. My dog is terrified of horses and other animals, and/or has never seen horses before. Are you going to be taking my dog out of leash with your horses?

Yes, we do have horses. 4 of them. The dogs have absolutely no access to any of the other animals on our property. The dogs have their very own exclusive play area that is just for them. I do not ever take new dogs out on a hike/walk with the horses. The only dogs that go out with me on horseback are my regulars that come all the time, have a recall when called, stay with me and have been socialized with the horses and are not scared of them. I also never take any more than 3 dogs with me at a time on horseback. So, no worries. Your dog will not be exposed to the horses, unless you want them to be.

Q: My dog goes through extreme anxiety when left alone and has never been kenneled before.

With every new booking, you receive a free daycare day. This enables your dog to come out for the day and play with me and the dogs, go for a walk/hike, and to get to know the smells of everything here. And with you coming back to pick them up, they don’t feel like they've just been abandoned. So when they come for their holiday stay, they know where they are going, they know who I am and my dogs, they know that this is a great place to be, and most importantly that you are coming back to get them. So any anxiety issues that they may have, never happens. That first daycare day is their adjustment day and when they come back, they are happy and excited to be here.

As soon as your dog arrives, we always go out for a long hike either on leash or off. This exercise immediately releases all the tension they have of being dropped off here and they simply balance out into our routine and do very well.

This service is not mandatory and if you cannot take advantage of it, that is ok. Most dogs do really well without a pre-daycare day.

Q: My dog will not stay with you on a walk, he/she runs away.

Not a problem. I have a 50' line that I use to take dogs on-leash with. So they can still wander around and be a part of the pack, but I still have a leash on them. They will still be walked daily with the other dogs.

Q: My dog is really old, blind and deaf.

No worries. We take them too. They have their own quiet cottage to stay in, while they can still get in and out to their own private run to be outside. I will take them out on their own private, quiet walk with a few other quieter dogs.

Q: My dog is a diabetic or epileptic or needs meds

Not a problem. We give meds to dogs as per requested. We have had many diabetics who need insulin injections daily, and dogs who seizure. We deal with each dog to their unique specific needs. They are all individuals and we treat them as such.

Q: My dog is on a raw food diet. Do you accommodate that?

Yes, we do. I have a large freezer and keep all raw food there. It is brought out the day before feeding and fed thawed. Bring a schedule of their feeding program; whatever it may be we will feed your dog according to their specific diet.

Q: My dog is aggressive and not dog-social

We no longer accept aggressive and non-social dogs. If your dog begins to display consistent aggression to other dogs or me while here, you will be notified and must make other arrangements, your dog must be removed immediately and boarded somewhere else. No exceptions.

Q: My dog is intact, in heat, or pregnant.

We do not accept pregnant females or females that are in heat. We will accept intact males if they are well socialized and obedient and well balanced with a pack. Any aggression will not be accepted.

Q: What do I need to bring?

All comforts and smells of home to make their stay as happy as we can.

Bring their own food (I can feed them mine, but would prefer your dog to stay on their own food, it’s better for their digestive system), any kind of bedding, pillow/blankets that they like to sleep on. Maybe even a piece of your clothing for smells of you. Treat, toys and bones are accepted and will only be in your dog’s own kennel, they will not be shared with any other dog.

Finally, your paper work if you are coming for the first time. Make sure I have all feeding instructions and emergency contacts.

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Country Pawz Estates

1898 Martin Prairie Rd

Pritchard, BC V0E 2P0

P: 250-318-6378

E: lund@telus.net


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