Clean facility that is sterilized against communicable diseases on a predictable schedule. Fresh air or a filtered air system help minimize diseases.
Health requirements for acceptance. Checking the background health of a dog is essential to minimize disease transmission. Pawsitive requires canine cough vaccine annually along with fecal testing for parasites
and Giardia. Pawsitive believes this helps minimize the risk of infection and
frequently reviews protocol with consulting veterinarians. NOTE: Canine Cough vaccine should be given at least 10 days prior to any daycare or boarding. Any less that that time frame and your dog can be a carrier and more susceptible as well. Health Certificate
Veterinary relationships. It is important that the facility have a trusting relationship with at least one vet for consults and emergency
care. Pawsitive has a working relationship with multiple vets in Erie County
and is your pet’s voice while in our care. We use the same ruler used for
the house dogs to determine if a vet visit is required for any reason.
Day’s Schedule. Predictability and consistency is important to a dog. Pawsitive
stops all incoming dogs at 10am so the dogs in place know what the rest of the day holds for them. The dogs nap predictably from 12-2 (some exceptions) and then play until pick-up.
Safety (Physical and Health). Double gates at every entrance/exit are recommended to reduce the chance of escape
or entry into an area the dog should not be playing in, or a group they should not be with.
Cleaning supplies used are dog safe but work to kill the majority of viruses and contagions. Locks are on cabinets in playroom to prevent access. Crates
and floors are cleaned and inspected daily. All surfaces and bowls for feeding
and water are sanitized regularly.