Dog Boarding For Puppies of All Ages
Clif Wyck Farms Kennels – It’s the Dog Boarding Kennel the County Health Inspector uses as an outstanding example of how dog boarding facilities should be maintained and operated.
When the kennels were acquired in 2008, everything needed, and more, was done to build the kind of place where owners leaving their beloved pets would have complete peace of mind. The entire facility was fully upgraded and included the installation of:
- stainless steel appliances from the kitchen sink to the bathtub
- dishwashers and refrigerator-freezers
- electrical systems
- plumbing systems
- drainage, septic tanks & systems
- alarm systems
- central air-conditioning throughout
- radiant heat flooring in all kennels
- backup generators for the entire facility
Nothing was left out. A set of protocols was instituted to ensure everything would run smoothly and up to the highest standards for a clean and healthy environment.
Existing Medical Needs Catered For
Dogs are placed in kennels by age, medical needs, as well as whether they are first time boarders or “frequent flyers.” Seniors, puppies and dogs with existing medical needs are boarded as close to the office and kitchen areas as possible, so that they can be monitored and observed more frequently.
Kennel Cards & Summary Sheets for Monitoring and Tracking
All important information for your pets’ stay is recorded on your dog’s kennel card upon admission. We are extremely thorough in any and all pertinent information regarding your pet. All personal observations/interactions such as eating habits, drinking habits, cleaning/disinfections of kennels, types and frequency of their eliminations, play or walk times and even bath times are monitored and recorded. All entries are dated, timed and initialed by the respective kennel attendant.
Medically Trained and Responsive Staff
Our highly-qualified Clif Wyck staff are some of the best in the business. We strive to keep our full time /senior staff up to date on current First-Aid Canine CPR and Doggy Heimlich techniques. Additionally, we use a comprehensive medical healthcare checklist to monitor all pets under our care.
NOTE: Our staff have observed/discovered health or medical issues that owners didn’t even know existed, from urinary tract infections, intestinal parasites/tapeworm, seizures & canine immune-mediated hemolytic anemia to everyday toys and clothing unknowingly ingested by the dogs and then vomited or pooped out while in our care!
Our staff is fully trained to meet our rigorous standards for:
- Insulin dependant diabetic pets
- Pets in need of multiple medications and frequent monitoring
- Pets in need of Sub-q fluid administration
- Pets who need walking assistance or are non-ambulatory
- We are currently not accepting new “No Touch” dogs
**If your pet requires or has any of the above needs, please notify or contact us with questions. We will be happy to consult with you about your pets’ needs and to determine if we are comfortable handling their medical conditions. Although we have years of personal pet experience and several staffers who have multiple years experience as Certified Veterinary Technicians, we are not veterinarians. We also do not have personnel in the kennels between 7pm to 7am nightly. We will not hesitate to direct you to your personal veterinarian or an emergency & specialty hospital for medical boarding and monitoring on a 24/7 basis.
Non-Pharmaceutical Remedies if Needed
In conjunction with our veterinarian’s recommendations, we have protocols in place to handle a wide range of problems or issues that your pet may have while they’re here. We keep a variety of all-natural, homeopathic and over-the-counter remedies on hand for use, if necessary, i.e. canned organic pumpkin for constipation or diarrhea, Slippery Elm Bark for upset belly & diarrhea, Gas-X/Simethicone to relieve excess gas & belly bloating (helps reduce the risk of GDV in dogs), Pet Ease, Rescue Remedy and Hemp Oil for stress & anxiety, just to name a few.
Odorless, Clean Surrounds
The biggest compliment we get is when potential clients tour our facility and tell us that “it doesn’t smell like a kennel… you can’t smell the dogs or their eliminations.” Why? Because the kennels and runs are cleaned & disinfected at least twice daily. Indoor elimination accidents are cleaned up immediately and the staff is always vigilant in keeping a clean environment!
Nothing Is Off Limits
Unlike other facilities, you are welcome to view and inspect any areas of our kennels. Our staff will guide you around the entire facility. We believe in full disclosure, so you know exactly where your pet is boarding.
**Please note that our mid-day feedings occur from 2:30-3pm, our second kennel cleaning/disinfection of the day (referred to as rebeds) occurs from 4:30-5:30, and our late feeds occur at 6pm. Be forewarned… If you come in for a tour during these times, there will be a flurry of bowls, food and activity. Should you come in during rebeds, all dogs will be outdoors and their kennels will be emptied of bowls blankets, bones and toys for cleaning.
A Little Bach (No Pun Intended) In The Evening
Throughout the day and at bedtime, your pup is treated to “dog-friendly” music, everything from Native American flute to classical piano. One of the most requested pieces (by the dogs, of course) is “Classical Wolf” (a compilation of classical music by Strauss, Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Weber & Suppe, mixed with the calls of wolves from the Midwest) and the Native American Flute music. When we play these CD’s… ohhhh woof… the difference is amazing! The dogs are quickly calm and sleeping peacefully.
Board and Train
If you happen to have a dog that not only needs boarding accommodations for a specific period of time, but also has some needs for obedience training, you’ve come to the right place. At K9 Basics, located on site with Clif Wyck Farms Kennels, we offer one of the largest, professional dog training and boarding services in New Jersey. If you’re interested in having your dog trained by a certified dog trainer, please ask about our various training programs.
We Can’t Help It If We’re Popular
Word is spreading fast and far. We have clients coming from the tri-state area and beyond… South Jersey, North Jersey, Philadelphia and Delaware to Vermont, Connecticut, NYC, New York, Long Island, Maryland and Virginia.
So, whether your pet needs to board for one night, one week, one month, or longer… call us at 856-983-3050.