Please review our requirements and be sure your dog is up to date before their visit. Please upload your current vaccination records to your Wilkes Wags & Wiggles account prior to your arrival. For the safety of your dog and all our other guests, any dog arriving without proof of vaccines will not be able to stay. We reserve the right to accept or reject your dog from any of our services depending upon our review of its vaccination status.
Either 1- or 3-year vaccine accepted.
Distemper may appear on your records as just that, or in a combo shot such as DHPP or DHLPP. These shots cover canine distemper, hepatitis, leptospirosis, parainfluenza and parvovirus. Either 1- or 3-year vaccine accepted.
There are three ways of administering the Bordetella vaccine: intranasal (in the nose), intravenous (by shot) and orally (in the mouth). We prefer the oral form of the vaccine. If your dog will arrive sooner than 10 days after receiving the vaccine, we strongly request your dog receive only the oral or intravenous form of the vaccine and not the intranasal form. Required yearly.
If your dog is still a young puppy, please note that we cannot accept puppies until they are fully vaccinated for all of the vaccines listed above, with no boosters left to receive. This means all vaccine series are complete, and all required vaccines have an expiration date of at least one year from the date given. Typically, the soonest that these vaccines can all be completed is by 16 weeks of age. While your puppy may be cleared by your vet for contact with other dogs and to be in public spaces safely after a certain number of booster shots, your puppy must meet these requirements before boarding.
The bordetella (kennel cough) vaccine may reduce the severity of the illness but will not eliminate the possibility of a dog catching either kennel cough or canine flu. With illnesses, dogs are contagious for two or three days before showing any symptoms so detection of contagious dogs prior to arrival cannot be assured.