Nestled in the small township of Alamo, My Best Friend's Inn is a rural dog boarding and dog daycare facility surrounded by trees, farm land, chickens and goats. The owners live on the property to ensure safety even overnight. My Best Friend's Inn is a second generation family operated vacation for your pup focusing on socialization in a safe and monitored environment. Our goal is safety and fun. We do our best to get to know your dogs just as well as we know ours. Many of our furry guests get to know us as their home away from home. James and Erin currently have five personal dogs that have helped them learn about all the qualities of behavior and socialization to build the skills necessary to maintain a safe and fun experience for your dog. James and Erin's dogs compete in various sports, have attended many training seminars, have therapy certifications and have performed for the local community in multiple ways (Dog shows, school plays, daily High School classroom visits). Our lives here at My Best Friend's Inn revolve around dogs.
Holiday pick up and drop offs are by appointment only. This allows kennel staff to spend time with their families while also accommodating those traveling.
Holidays included are:
New Years Eve
4th of July
Pick ups and drop offs may happen on non-holidays anytime during our office hours.
Rates are quoted per-day. A multiple dog discount of $2 per dog available if dogs are sharing the same kennel. Dogs are able to share the same kennel if they are in the same family, of relative same size and can eat/sleep together. Minimum of one day charge. No charge for last day if pick up is before 10am.
Our daily rate is an all inclusive experience. That includes any special foods, medications and even a bath before pick up (please text or call to let us know when you will be picking up so that we can make sure the bath is done on time)
Bordetella, Distemper, Rabies and a yearly negative Fecal Test
All dogs must have safe and appropriate social skills with dogs and people
Absolutely! We can administer all kinds of medications and also all kinds of foods. We have a full refrigerator and freezer to accommodate any special food needs and any special medication needs. Please disclose any conditions or allergies to the staff when dropping off so that we can give the best possible level of care to your pup.
We split up all the dogs into play groups based on size, temperament and age and then we split the hours that we are open evenly between all the playgroups. The amount of time each group gets out to play is based off of how many groups we have and specific special needs of each dog. We like for the old dogs to lay in the floor with the other old dogs and the puppies to wrestle with the other puppies. Our goal is for every dog to have as much time out to play as we can possibly accommodate.
Being that it is a social environment there is always a risk that illness can move through the groups of dogs. We take precautions with sanitizing daily as well as the vaccination requirements to lower that risk as much as we possibly can. Even though we are not obligated to we have invested in a large air quality control system to maintain as high of air quality in the facility that we can. If you have further concerns about illness please have a conversation with your veterinarian about your dogs specific health needs.
Here at My Best Friend's Inn we are prepared for a dog to be dropped off in an emergency situation. We provide all the basics of care that a dog might need, with the exception of medications. We provide a food, Diamond Naturals Chicken and Rice Adult Formula, kennels, bowls, bedding and even peanut butter for the picky medication takers. We always recommend that you bring in your dogs normal food due to a fast switch in food sometimes causing digestion issues. Please no large beds. Our bedding washing system can not accommodate large items.
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