Nowadays many individuals run dog businesses from their home addresses. All of these businesses are run differently and there will be lots of variations out there for you to choose from.
At Puggeroomie Steve and I chose to put everything into place not only to make you feel at ease on being absent from your beloved companion but we wanted to also tick all the boxes that is set and asked of us required by law.
We are licensed through Gosport Borough Council. BOES/165/1.
Did you know to board dogs it is a legal requirement and you need to own a animal boarding licence to do so. When looking for a childminder, you would expect a childminder to be experienced, trustworthy, licensed and inspected. Puggeroomie are experienced, trustworthy, licensed and inspected to care for dogs too.
My thoughts, be it babies or fur babies it's the same legal requirement!😂
At Puggeroomie we are also fully insured. We have a great insurance cover in place that covers lots of different areas and sinareos that can arise. We have Public Liability Insurance plus more. You can see the policy if you would like too! just ask.
All dogs that board with Puggeroomie are up to date on all vaccinations. We check pet health cards for the safety of all others in our care.
You are invited to see where your dog will be sleeping and sharing their time. You also have opportunities to meet myself and Steve. You can ask as many questions as you feel you need too.
A biggy I go by myself is check reviews. We have a reviews tab on our Facebook page from all our lovely customers. We run a trusted service.
Always check the business is validated too. Puggeroomie are registered with companies house. Puggeroomie Limited. Our company house number is 11203461.
Experience. Ask to see certificates, ask a few 'tricky' questions test the knowledge of who will be looking after your dog(s) in your absence.
From a customer point of view, you can either pay a price for professional licenced boarding or you can hand over a bottle of wine to a non professional and be at higher risk and quite possibly end up paying the price for your pet.
Now, that has given you something to think about, hasn't it!
Worth noting, when dogs are in our care we do not drink Alcohol. Just in case we have an emergency arise. Like I said previously, be it babies or fur babies same rules apply!
Those of you that choose to board at Puggeroomie will always have the best service and cover needed in the unlikely event something may go wrong. In these circumstances we follow and adhere to the rules and regulations in our licence in the welfare of all animals.
Here are a few pointers Puggeroomie have in place.
ANIMAL BOARDING ESTABLISHMENT.
LICENCE NAME: MRS JOANNE LEE.
LICENCE NO: BOES/165/1.
Or, those that chose to board with an unlicensed person are willing to take a higher risk.
The way I see it..
Some of us wear wellingtons boots in long grass on our dog walks. Some of us are happy to wear sandals! Be careful when making a decision on where to board your beloved companion. Have a little check list to hand or in the back of your mind. And most of all watch out for those snakes in the grass!
By that I mean people portraying pet professionalism that do not have the knowledge, experience or how to operate by the rules and regulations set by law. These people are known to offer cheap 'friendly favours' which puts all animals in their property at risk. These boarding set ups normally overboard on the numbers of dogs allowed by law.
Putting all dogs at alarming risks.
The Animal Welfare Guidance notes for licensing activities involving animals is one thick document. I have read it so much, I can confidently say that at Puggeroomie we tick every condition set and asked of us. This heavy document (like the old telephone books in phone boxes) makes all professional dog boarders run and follow protocols as one should when working with animals.
As licence holders we have daily experience of numbers, behaviours, administering medications, the neutered to un-neutered dogs, the list is endless!
Another example worth a mention is one condition of being a licence holder is knowing the correct procedures to follow for the prevention of, and control of the spread of disease. At Puggeroomie we know what to do!
Good Luck and as my Mum (Pug Nanny) says it's better to be safe than sorry!