Pets Are Inn                                                                     June, 2015
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Monday - Saturday: 
8:00 am - 11:00 am 
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Pets are not transported on major holidays or Sunday mornings 

Mission Statement
To provide a premier pet boarding service 
in pre-screened private 
homes where your pet will get the love and attention it 
receives at home. 
Each  owner can have a worry and guilt-free vacation 
knowing their pet is loved 
and cared for.  
Host families are chosen based upon the idiosyncrasies and habits of each pet.

Mark Your Calendar
Sunday, June 21st
F ather's Day

Saturday, July 4th ***
Independence Day

Monday, September 7th ***
Labor Day

  ***  Peak Season  at Pets Are Inn (deposit required for reservations and high season cancellation policy in effect) 

*** There will be no transporting   of pets on these days

It is finally summer and hopefully everyone has their flowers planted and are ready to enjoy some sunny warm days!

We have been busy at Pets Are Inn as well.  We have two new staff members that you may have met or talked with.  Sarah Anderson is working in the office taking reservations and ensuring that we have the most up to date info on your furry child.  Louis Hoffman is our newest pet chauffeur.  He is involved with transporting your pet to and from the host family.  Be sure to welcome them to the  team!

Many of you are busy planning your summer vacations and Fourth of July plans...remember your furry child and book early to reserve your favorite home for her to stay in so she receives lots of cuddles and attention.

Thanks,  Ann

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Educate Yourself About 
The Canine Flu
As many of you already know, the Canine Flu has reached Minnesota. What does that mean? It means it's time for you to educate yourself on the virus if you have not already, and that you should start to take steps to ensure your pet's safety.

Canine Flu is similar to the human flu in the symptoms and how it spreads. Canine flu, like Bordatella (kennel cough), can be spread by sneezing, barking, coughing, or by exposure to contaminated objects like bowls and cages. Lower your dog's risk of infection by reducing her contact with other dogs, which can be done by avoiding dog parks, doggy day care, and boarding at kennels.


The symptoms of Canine Flu include coughing, excessive panting, exercise intolerance, nasal discharge, loss of appetite, laziness, fever, and difficulty breathing. If your dog shows any of these signs, make sure not to bring her to any area where she can infect dogs (dog parks, doggy day care, etc). Next, contact your veterinarian immediately. Try and make the appointment later in the day and go to the examination room immediately to reduce the risk of exposing other dogs in the waiting room.   

Read more about the Canine Flu at our blog

Tips to Help Dogs & Cats 
Cope with Their  Thunderstorm Fears

Is your dog afraid of thunderstorms or loud noises? Does he cower under a coffee table? Does she tremble?

Now is the perfect time to prepare and help your pet with these frightening experiences. Some cats are afraid of storms or loud noises. Remember your dog or cat will feel the barometric changes hours before you notice the storm clouds.     Read more at our blog
Max's helpful hint:

It is summer and I love to go for nice long walks.  My family sometimes gets frustrated when I walk as I like to lead!  There is a really easy way to train me not to pull.  When I start pulling you should do a 180 turn and start walking the opposite direction so I'm now following vs leading.  Continue to do this and I will get the message that we are basically going nowhere and I walk nicely at your side. 

Customer Referrals
Earn $$$ for referring clients to us.  


T hank you for telling your friends and neighbors about our service.  It is truly appreciated.  About 40% of our new business is from referrals, whether it is clients, vets, groomers and friends.


If a new client uses Pets Are Inn and mentions your name, we will send you a referral coupon which can be applied to your pet's next stay. 
Ann Platt   Pets Are Inn Logo Owner  Pets Are Inn

Sarah, Reservations Coordinator 

O: 952-837-1877 or
O: 952-890-0626 
F: 952-837-1876 


Reservation/Cancellation Policies

Non-Peak Reservations:

New customers and new pets (existing customer) will automatically forfeit their $50 deposit per pet. Notification three business days or less of scheduled pickup results in a charge of 50% of the total reservation charge.

Peak Time Reservations:

There is a $50.00 per pet non-refundable deposit for each reservation during peak times. You will lose your deposit if you cancel. If the reservation is canceled three business days or less of scheduled pickup, 100% of the total reservation cost will be assessed. 

Changes in Reservations:

There is a $10 administration charge if changes are made three business days or less from scheduled pickup or drop off. This also pertains to last minute time restrictions. 
If someone is not home when we pick up or drop off, or if we have to come back, an additional charge will be assessed. 
A change with less than 24 hours notice will be assessed a $25.00 charge.  This includes time restrictions placed on the pickup or drop-off.
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Guidelines and Policies
  • Lodging and transportation rates are subject to change without notice.
  • A deposit is required during peak season, for new clients and for existing clients with a new pet.
  • Reservations are taken on a first come, first serve basis. It is to your advantage to book early.
  • Pets (both cats and dogs) must be on a topical flea preventative to be administered prior to lodging. (Required during flea season; check the office when making your reservation.)
  • Changes in reservations with less than three (3) business days notice will be assessed a $10 administrative charge. This includes time restrictions. Changes and/or new reservations with less than 24-hour notice will be assessed a $25 charge.
  • Medication instructions must be in writing and meds are to be clearly identified. Instructions for the easiest method of administering are greatly appreciated.