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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is Dog Boarding?
    Dog boarding can be likened to a hotel or resort stay for your dog while you and your family are out of town. Dog parents usually choose to board their furry family members when taking extended trips where it would be difficult to accommodate pets. Skagit Canine Club provides a staycation for your furry loved ones, caring for all their basic needs and providing them with plenty of attention and play while you’re away.
  • What times can I drop off and pick up for boarding?
    BY APPOINTMENT ONLY- Times will be booked when you make a reservation. AM hours-9:30-11 Afternoon hours-3-5. If you are more than 10 minutes late for your appointment there will be a $10 charge. We are a small, family run operation and keeping a schedule is very important for both us and the dogs, we thank you for valuing our time so we can best serve you.
  • Can you administer Medications?
    We can! We just ask that the medication is properly labeled with the current dose for your dog and if you do not have a current prescription bottle that you supply us with a copy of the prescription. We do not give injections. We have the right to refuse dogs that require care outside our expertise, if we do not feel comfortable caring for your dog, we won't. Safety is our 100% priority.
  • Meals
    The dogs are usually fed twice a day, but some owners may feed their dogs 3 times a day, and we can happily accommodate special requests in case your dog has a different schedule. When boarding we ask that you please prepare each meal’s serving size in a separate baggie labeled with your dog’s name for each day of your dog’s stay, and please include any treats you'd like them to have. We have a fridge, freezer and microwave available to prep food. SCC can provide a tummy-friendly food in case of a shortage for an added $2/meal charge.
  • What should I bring for my dog?
    We ask that you only bring an old t-shirt or towel that smells like your home. Please leave irreplaceable items at home. Please bring your dog's usual food so they seamlessly adjust to their stay, this lowers the opportunity for an upset stomach. Please provide their food for every day of your dog's stay in a clearly labeled ziploc bag or a container with a lid.
  • What does my dog's day look like at Skagit Canine Club?
    Our day here at SCC starts at 5:30. Everyone gets a potty walk outside and then a little playtime in the indoor play area before going back into their suite for breakfast. Around 8:00 everyone gets out for another walk and some indoor playtime and then they will get to spend time in an indoor (12'x12') with an attached outdoor (10'x15') run. We allow a limited number of dogs to board at any given time which allows a maximum amount of one-on-one enrichment time for each dog. Throughout the day every dog will get a lot of snuggles, walks, playtime and attention. Dinner is at 5:00 with last walk/playtime around 7:30. We have found that after a day spent playing in the indoor area and exploring all of the new smells and wonder that our 20 acres has to offer the dogs are ready and excited to snuggle up in their cozy, individual suites for bed.
  • What vaccinations are required?
    Short answer: Vaccines required: Rabies, Bordetella, DHLPP However, at Skagit Canine Club the safety of our dogs come first, that being said each animal has different health and lifestyle risks. We support individualized vaccination, flea, tick and worming schedules as long as you are working with a veterinarian (either holistic or allopathic). As health risks and vaccination information changes on a daily basis, we feel it is up to the pet parents working with their professional veterinarians to determine the best schedule for pets and do not require yearly vaccinations if they have been determined to have long-term immunity or if there are health risks. If your dog goes to dog parks we suggest staying current with yearly vaccinations. We require a current note from your veterinarian for each vaccine and we do not accept titer tests for the rabies vaccine. Canine cough and flu vaccinations are up to the owner and their veterinarian as dogs can get infected with the virus even if they have had the vaccination. All vaccinations should be given at least 7 days before their stay at SCC or any stressful change in their life. This is important, if there is a reaction the owners will be able to identify it easier at home.
  • What is required to book a reservation?
    Login to our booking portal- Goose Pet Booking Proof of vaccinations uploaded into our system, 50% deposit required. Once your booking has been accepted you will receive a confirmation email. If you do not receive a confirmation, please email or call us to check on your reservation.
  • What is your refund policy?
    Full refund will be given with a 48 hour notice. Notice must be given via email ( and receive a confirmation email in response) phone call (360-202-2229) or cancelled via the customer portal.
  • What is your cancellation policy?
    48 hour notice for full refund, if we do not receive notice more than 48 hours in advance your deposit will be charged.
  • Is there a multiple dog discount?
    We offer a 15% discount for multiple dogs from the same household. Dogs need to be able to share a suite and enjoy mealtimes together without being monitored. For big dogs we can have 2 in the same suite- 1st dog $60/day 2nd dog $51/day. We only allow two dogs per suite at this time. Keep in mind boarding can be a stressful situation for even the most laid-back pups. We wouldn't want siblings who get along wonderfully at home to start being food, toy or bed aggressive with each other due to being in a new and potentially stressful situation. If the dogs need to be split up during their stay for their safety or ours we will do that and you will be charged the $60/day per dog.
  • Can I come tour the facility?
    Yes, please call or email to schedule a tour 360-202-2229 or
  • What forms of payment do you accept?
    We accept cash, all major credit cards, venmo
  • What size is the kennel?
    Our luxury suites are a spacious 12'x6' fully contained so there is no cross-contamination, temperature controlled. Orthopedic raised beds with fluffy blankets, secured S/S holder for food and water available at all times, sanitized daily.
  • Spay/Neuter Policy
    We do accept intact female and male dogs. If your dog comes into heat during their stay there will be an added $25/day fee due to the extra care and cleaning.
  • What if my dog isn't feeling well?
    Dogs showing signs of illness/potentially contagious disease will not be admitted. Example: diarrhea, coughing, nasal discharge, and eye inflammation/ discharge. If your dog starts to show any of these signs while in our care, they will be moved to our quarantine suite and your vet will be notified.
  • Do you require trial nights?
    Trial overnights are recommended/required if you are unsure if your dog will do well at SCC for separation anxiety, possible aggression or other reasons. This allows everyone to determine if we are the right fit while the owners are available to pickup the pup. Trial nights can be booked by calling or via our online booking portal here We also recommend speaking to your veterinarian about anti anxiety medications prior to your visit if this is something you are worried about.
  • What to expect when you get home?
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