Keeping Pets Safe at Sunland Acres

 Have you ever wondered how we keep your pet safe during boarding and grooming? We are active members of IBPSA, International Boarding and Pet Services Association, which is dedicated to education, certification and resources in pet care. Our team recognizes the importance of staying up to date with the latest information.Safety starts before the pet enters the boarding facility.

We have a policy that pets must be on a leash at all times- even when you are getting in and out of your car. If you need assistance, we will be glad to come outside and help. We also have slip leads available no charge if you do not have your leash. 

Pet separation

Your pet will be allowed to socialize through the fence in their own 30’ runs  while at our pet camp.. Just like people, pets have different personalities that may clash. To mitigate any chance of injury or illness, we keep all pets in our care separated.  

One on one supervision

While your pet is getting a bath or on our grooming tables, they have our full one on one attention. Our tables have loops that attach not only around the neck, but also loop around one front leg for comfort . Your pet is never left unattended during the grooming process.. 

Keeping a visible First Aid Kit 

When accidents do happen, the speed of care is important. That’s why we keep our fully stocked first aid kit  readily available and highly visible. 

Established bath procedures

Only one pet at a time is allowed in our bathtub. We have a process in place that ensures the proper water temperature and double-checking to make sure all shampoo has been rinsed. We take care to dilute concentrated shampoo to minimize the risk of an adverse skin reaction or shampoo in the eyes. When it’s time for the drying stage, we start by hand drying using towels and then progress to a high velocity hand dryer if that is acceptable to the dog.  We use a fan dryer to complete the drying process when necessary.

State of the art equipment

We have  invested in the most modern, purpose-built and safe commercial grooming equipment available.  Our Stainless Steel Electric Tub goes all the way to the floor for the convenience of large breeds and seniors. From tubs to our adjustable grooming tables, we take every precaution to make your pet’s visit a safe and enjoyable experience. Grooming blades are changed out frequently and the salon disinfected. 

Professional trained in pet safety

We invest regularly in continued education training. Among the regular topics are pet CPR and pet handling safety. Your pet’s groomer has formal safety training and adheres to the AKC Salon Safety Oath.

 We know accidents can happen, but we do everything we can to send your pet home looking beautiful, rejuvenated, and above all, safe. Over time, we develop bonds with your pets just like you have. We look forward to seeing our friends every day and want to partner with you in their care. Thank you for placing your trust in Sunland Acres Pet Boarding Camp!

Lynn and James