Inoculations:  All pets staying at Saxonburg Kennels are required to have proof of vaccinations. You can provide inoculation information at the time of registration or have your veterinarian fax the information to (724) 265-1480 prior to your arrival appointment. Inoculations need to be current during the length of your pet’s stay. If boosters are required during the time of your stay, administration should be given 2 weeks in advance of your arrival date. We accept 1 or 3 year DHLPP vaccinations and 6months or 1 year Bordetella. We are currently not requiring Corona vaccine, but recommend it.

9/26/19 It has been brought to our attention of a respiratory virus in our area that is a strain not covered under the “Bordetella” umbrella.  A few businesses have had to close their doors due to this.  We recommend you taking extra precautions for vaccinations according to your veterinarian at this time.

To learn more:

Kennel Cough and Canine Influenza

To ensure the wellness of the pets staying with us no exceptions will be given to the following; if you do not have your paperwork upon arrival we will do all we can to help you retrieve it or your information. (If you schedule an evening arrival, please be sure to have all your paperwork in order). In the event we can not contact your vet, we will not be able to register your pet and he/she will not be able to stay with us. For those pets exempt from your veterinarian due to reaction to the vaccines or age, in order to stay with us we require a letter written from you veterinarian explaining the exemption.


Canine Inoculations:
Rabies: … required
Distemper (DHLPP or DA2PP): … required
Bordetella (intranasal preferred): … required
Corona: … not required
Fecal exam: … preferred
Canine Influenza: … recommended             
Feline Inoculations:
Rabies: … required
Distemper: … required
Feline Leukemia: … required
*Male cats over the age of 6 months must be neutered*




Food: In order to provide your pet with the most comfortable stay possible, we require you to bring your pet’s own food in a plastic container. Kennel stay can be stressful and switching food can sometimes add unnecessarily. It is not uncommon to have your pet skip his/her first meal during their stay. In the event your pet’s appetite not return after the first 24 hours we will take measures to entice him/her to eat. This may require; moistening dry food, adding a tablespoon of gravy, yogurt, etc. If you pet has allergies, or you do not wish us to take these measures, please advise our receptionist at registration. We ask that you provide us with your pet’s normal daily diet, although we understand you may want to send along a special treat,  this can cause your pet to not feel well during his/her stay.  We supply bowls, however should you decide to send along their favorite bowl, we are not responsible for damage to ceramic bowls.  When pets get excited they may jump and over turn the bowls causing them to crack or break.

Bedding: You are welcome to bring bedding for you pet. All bedding must be launderable; meaning we only allow beds with a zip off cover  and small blankets. We do not accept comforters, cushions, sleeping bags, or pieces of carpet. If your pet has an incontinence issue, cover the inner section of the bed with a large plastic bag, then replace the outside cover.

Pet bed rental:  $2.50/day.   Should your pet chew or tear the bed the purchase price is $50.00 bed and $15.00 for the cover.   If the cover is torn, or chewed we will remove the bed entirely and you will only be charged for the cover. 

Emergency #’s: Please provide an emergency number of where you will be staying, along with your cell number so you can be reached in the event of an emergency. In addition we ask for a name and phone number of a close friend or relative that we could consult, should we not be able to reach you. They do not have to live in the area, this would just be to consult with if necessary.

Departure: Pets are released to their owners only. If you wish to have a friend or relative pick up your pet, this must be pre-authorized during registration. Leave the receptionist the name and phone number of the person you have authorized. Remember to schedule a departure time that coincides with their schedule. For your pet’s safety, all unauthorized walk-ins will be denied.