INN, we take great pride in our outstanding
facilities for dogs and in the loving care our canine guests receive every day of the year. Please join
us for a tour of our kennel....
AIR CONDITIONED & HEATED PATIO SUITES FOR
Each patio suite has two parts -- an inside area and and outside area, which
are separated by a dog door. This type of arrangement is also known as an indoor/outdoor run. Because
concrete is the only really cleanable surface, our dog suites have all-concrete floors both inside and out.
To give your dog a sense of security from his next-door neighbor and to protect his health, each patio suite
is separated from the next by a solid wall, inside and out.
For extra security, every patio is partially or totally top-covered with fence panels to thwart a would-be fence jumper or climber. To complete the
picture, the patio is fully protected from the rain and sun with a roof which extends several feet beyond the
suites and doors are extra large for your pet’s comfort, we are easily able to accommodate any size or breed of
ANIMAL INN provides clean,
comfortable bedding which is washed daily for sanitary purposes.
Our top-quality facilities contain apartments for live-in around-the-clock
attendants so that pet care personnel are on the premises 24 hours a day. They let the dogs out into the outdoor
runs between 8 and 10 p.m. each evening,
check their bedding and water, and at bedtime, close them in for the night.
Dogs are fed each day between 4 and 5 p.m. and fresh water is always
available. Puppies under 6 months of age are usually fed 2 times per
day. We do suggest that puppies remain on puppy food, so plan to
bring what he/she is accustomed to eating and we will note your instructions at check in. Dogs on prescription
diets can be fed 2 times a day upon request. For dogs that are nervous or preoccupied, bowls are left
down throughout the evening to give them plenty of opportunity to eat their food. Iams Lamb & Rice Dry Dog Food is provided as part of the boarding fee. You may also bring
canned food to add to the dry food or bring what your pet is used to.
FLEA & TICK
Incoming dogs are normally treated for fleas and ticks with a gentle but
effective pyrethrin product for a modest
charge. You, as the pet owner have the option of applying Advantix,
Flea4X, Flea5X, FrontlinePlus,
ParastarPlus, PetArmour or Vectra 3D in our presence instead of
having your dog dipped. Any of these products can be purchased from PetMeds on-line or at 1 800 PETMEDS or at your
local pet supply store or at Walmart or Target.
If your dog has any health
issues in which he or she should not be dipped, please have your vet fax an explanation letter to
de-flea dogs the year round because the flea season in Houston never ends. Our
dips and sprays can safely be used along with any other flea control agent. If your dog has
ticks upon entry, please let us know so that we can remove them prior to entering the boarding
We make every effort to contact your veterinarian should the need arise since he or
she knows your dog and has the appropriate medical records. If your
veterinarian is unavailable or is more than 10 miles away, we contact one of several that are available to us on a
. Morning medications are
administered between 7:15 a.m. and 7:45
a.m. Afternoon medications are administered between 4-5
p.m. Once-daily medications are usually given with the evening
feeding unless we are instructed otherwise. We can distribute medications up to 2 times per day
We require annual Rabies and DHLP/Parvo for dogs 3 years
and under and every 3 years thereafter. We also require a yearly Bordatella/Parainfluenza vaccine to
provide protection against common, contagious varieties of tracheo-bronchitis
(a.k.a. "canine cough", "kennel cough"). Although
the Bordatella vaccine does not prevent all strains of
tracheo-bronchitis, it is effective for most
strains. Lastly,we require the CIV-Canine Influenza
Virus vaccine. Initially, this is a 2 part vaccine, that is done 2 weeks apart, then will be required annually thereafter. We advise you to
vaccinate your dog at least 2 weeks in advance to allow it to be more
On major holidays, Animal Inn sometimes uses very large cage spaces for the very
smallest dogs staying with us. Dogs occupying cage space are taken
outside for exercise and potty breaks 3 times per day in our large pampering yards and they receive a great deal of
hands-on care and attention during these sessions.
CHECKING ON YOUR
We have an 800 number which you may use to check on your dog when you are away. The toll-free number
is 1-800-688-PETM; that is, 1-800-688-7386. This number is available
everywhere within the United States. Please use the local number within local area
codes 713, 832, 346 and 281.
reservations and information, please call (281)277-2727. We are
unable to take reservations over the internet or by FAX as we need to ask questions and update our