Pets Are Inn                                                                     January, 2015
In This Issue
Featured Pet: Haylee
8 Quick Tips for Treating Minor Injuries
Max's Helpful Hint
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Guidelines & Policies

Reservation/ Cancellation Policies

Transportation Hours

Mission Statement
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Transportation Hours

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


Feb 12th to Apr 8th
Deposits required & 
Peak Season Cancelation Policy 
in effect 

Saturday, Feb 14th
Valentines' Day
Is chocolate out of your 
pet's reach?

Monday, Feb. 16th
Presidents' Day

Sunday, March 8th
Daylight Savings time Begins

Friday, March 20th

Spring Begins


Friday, April 3rd

Passover Begins at Sundown


Sunday, April 5th 

Easter  ***


*** There will be no transporting 
of pets
Featured Pet: Haylee

Haylee, a 3 � year old black lab mix loves her bone while staying with her host family.  She lives in Edina with her pet parents, Rachel & Adam and two 2-legged brothers.


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We are thrilled to be selected by readers of the Sun Current as the #1 Choice for Pet Care.  We are also a finalist for the "Best of" by Edina Magazine.  The winners are going to be announced next Wednesday, February 4th. Thank You to all those who voted for us; we are honored and humbled to have earned your trust.


Thanks,  Ann
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8 Quick Tips for Treating Minor

Pet Injuries and Illnesses


Just like two-legged members of the family, sometimes pets have little accidents around the house, yard, or neighborhood. When a dog or cat acquires a minor injury, many pet owners don't realize there may be a quick fix as close as the kitchen or bathroom cabinet.

  1. Problem: Nail injury. Dogs and cats can slice up their nails in a variety of ways - everything from a too-close nail trim that nicks the quick, to running outdoors over sharp rocks.     Solution: Styptic powder. If you don't have styptic powder on hand, for minor bleeding grab either cornstarch or flour from your kitchen, pour some into a small bowl, and dip the injured paw into the powder to stop the bleeding.
  2. Problem: Bee sting. Most bee stings occur on a paw or the face. Not only are bee stings painful, but your pet could also have an allergic reaction.    Solution: Credit card and quercetin. If you need to remove the bee's stinger, don't use tweezers. Use a credit card from your wallet to scrape away the stinger - just make sure the venom sac comes out with it. If your pet has a mild allergic reaction to a bee sting, offer quercetin (I call it "nature's Benadryl) if you have it, or real Benadryl if you don't. Serious allergic reactions require an immediate visit to your veterinarian or the closest emergency veterinary clinic.
  3.   Problem: Indiscriminate eating. If your pet has very recently ingested something she shouldn't, for example, chocolate, antifreeze or another toxin, you may need to induce vomiting. Always call your vet or an animal poison control hotline if you suspect your pet has swallowed a poison.   Solution: Hydrogen peroxide. I'm talking about 3% hydrogen peroxide - the kind you purchase at any pharmacy. The dose is one teaspoon for every 10 pounds of body weight. Hydrogen peroxide typically induces vomiting within 15 minutes. If your pet doesn't vomit within that time, you can give her a second dose, but if another 15 minutes passes and she still hasn't vomited, it's time to call your veterinarian.  (Easiest method for administering is to use a syringe and slowly press into the side of the mouth.)         Read more 
Max's helpful hint:
When getting ready to go on a walk, call me to you; do not walk to me to put my leash/collar on. (If I was still a puppy, make sure that I get familiar with the leash before you start using it to take me on a walk.  Let me drag it around the house). Once I approach you, make sure I sit quietly before putting on my leash or collar. Make sure you leave the door first and return through the  door first. Remember, the Leader always leads!

      Source:  Bark Busters In Home Training

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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.
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.