Dog Boarding: Frequently Asked Questions


What is needed for my dog or cat to be boarded at your facility?

 We require all pets who are boarding or in for daycare to be up to date on core vaccinations (see below) and Bordetella. Although there are viruses that there are not vaccinations for, we do everything we can to prevent them. Please bring your up to date shot record with you or email them to Our guests must be currently on flea preventative as well.

Dogs: Vaccines for canine parvovirus, distemper, canine hepatitis and rabies are considered core vaccines.

Cats: Vaccines for panleukopenia (feline distemper), feline calicivirus, feline herpesvirus type I (rhinotracheitis) and rabies are considered core vaccines. 

What do I bring with my pet?

 You are more than welcome to bring blankets, toys, and their food from home if you wish. However, we do provide bedding and food at no charge. 

If your pet is on medication that is not a problem. We will dispense for no additional charge, as prescribed by your veterinarian; if we have a question we will personally contact them.  

When are drop off and pick up times?

Monday thru Saturday 8:00 am-Noon and 3:00-5:00 pm

Sunday 8:00-9:00 am and 4:00-5:00 pm
 There are no pick-ups or drop-offs on the following holidays: New Year’s Day, Easter, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day

Where are you located?

We are conveniently located in Lennon, MI off exit 123 on I-69. Right on the border of Genesee and Shiawassee Counties. 

We are just west of Flint and Swartz Creek, east of Corunna and Owosso, south of Flushing and New Lothrup, and north of Gaines and Durand

Can I come for a tour before making a reservation?

You absolutely can, however we do encourage to make your reservation 1st due to the high demand of boarding. You can always cancel at your tour if you are no longer interested. We do tours by appointment to ensure the guests stay on schedule for feedings and let outs. The most common times are 12:00 and 5:00 however, we do take appointments between 8:00am and 5:30pm Monday thru Saturday. No tours on Sunday.

How do I know my pet is safe at your facility?

This question can be answered in many ways:

1. Cairn Dale Farm in Lennon is climate controlled with heating and air conditioning, as well as we use fans to circulate the air. To keep the animals at a safe temperature year round.

2. Our staff is regularly trained to make sure they provide a safe environment for all guest, We train on dog and cat behavior (both positive and negative), how to handle emergency situations, how to provide positive and safe care to our guests for boarding, grooming, and training, signs to look for in a unhealthy pet, upkeep on all facility equipment, policies and procedures are reviewed and enforced. 

3. All animals on our premises must be leashed or in a carrier from arrival until they are taken off or out by our staff. We also have many doors with large windows and dutch half doors in our facility to make sure to avoid any potential issues with other guests. 

4. Our facility is under video surveillance 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.