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Monday-Saturday 9-10am & 4-5pm Closed Sundays and Holidays

1470 West Forest Street
Brigham City, UT 84302
(435) 723-1184
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info@elliespethotel.com

Frequently Asked Questions

What must I bring with me when checking in my pet?

The most important item to bring is proof of your pet's current vaccinations from your veterinarian. We do not accept check-off type health booklets. For everyone's health and safety, if we cannot confirm that your pet is current on all vaccinations, we will not allow your pet to enter our boarding facilities.

You should also bring an itinerary with phone numbers. We want to be able to reach you should we have a question concerning the care of your pet. A hotel phone number, cell phone or pager number is fine. We will be glad to call a family member or friend, but our preference is to be able to reach you directly. Some of that information is required on the check-in card.

Please, for the safety of your pet, bring your dog in on a leash and your cat in a carrier.

How long does it take to check my pet in to the hotel?

If this is the first time your friend has stayed with us, please allow at least 10 to 20 minutes for the check-in process. Remember that you may not be the only person checking in when you arrive. Remembering to bring your shot records will speed things up greatly.

Can I bring my pet's personal bedding?

We provide bedding for all of our canine and feline guests. All canine accommodations include either raised platforms, hammocks or toddler beds. (NOTE: for your pet's safety, we will remove bedding items from their accommodations if they destroy them.) Felines all receive beds or blankets as well.

Is someone there to take care of the pets in the evenings or weekends and on holidays when you are not open?

We care for our canine and feline guests 365 days of the year. We are not on the premises 24 hours a day, but we do have a monitored security system, fire system and cameras throughout the facility.

Why can't we pick up our pets while you are there on Sundays and holidays?

Ellie's Pet Hotel is a family-owned and operated business. As much as we enjoy our work, we also feel it is important to spend time together as a family outside of work. We can do this only by setting limits on what we are able to do for our clients, and that means not keeping regular hours on Sundays and holidays. We are unable to accommodate special drop-off and pick-up times, so please don’t ask. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience.

Some other facilities are open 9 to 5. Why aren't you?

We realize that our hours may be inconvenient for some people and we will try and accommodate special requests between the hours of 9 A.M. and 5 P.M. Monday through Friday (additional charges may apply), but not on Sunday or Holidays. Unfortunately, any other special requests will no longer be accepted.

Like all businesses, boarding facilities must set hours of operation that allow them to best serve their clients. But as your pets are being cared for by a family who works seven days a week, we keep these hours to help us balance our "real life" with the work we love. By not having 9 to 5 hours we can run errands, attend doctor and veterinarian appointments or parent-teacher conferences, and meet other basic needs as it is convenient. If we hired someone to be here in our absence, we would have to raise the hotel rates. We know that your pet is happier being cared for each day by the same people; not a staff of constantly changing strangers.

As the paying client you are very important to us, but once your pet is checked in he becomes our priority. A large part of our work is done before and after "office hours." When pet care demands are high, during busy weekends and holidays it is not uncommon for us to be here 14 or more hours each day. Our entire staff of caregivers is devoted to pet care. This is our life, not just a job, and we love what we do. By setting limits, we can continue doing business for you indefinitely.

What can I do to make my companion animal feel more at home during his stay with you?

We recommend you bring an old shirt that you wore to sleep in or work in the day before. That way your friend has a comfort item with your familiar scent on it. Pets visiting us for the first time may be nervous. Providing that piece of "you" helps them adjust better. Depending upon your pet's age and temperament, he will go through an adjustment period anywhere from few hours to one or two days. Younger pets adjust rapidly and enjoy the social interaction. As you know, pets pick up on the moods of their people. If you are cheerful and upbeat instead of tense and reluctant when you say goodbye to your pet, he will adjust more quickly. We often hear returning clients make comments like, "Fluffy was so excited to get here today." Please relax and know that your pet will soon adjust. We do all that we can to help guests relax and enjoy their stay.

Can I bring toys and treats for my pet?

Yes, we encourage you to bring toys and treats for your pet you know what they like and we enjoy treating them! Please use some discretion in selecting toys that your pet will not chew into small pieces. Labeling your treat bags is appreciated.

Do I need to bring my pets own food?

No, we provide everything necessary to care for your pets in the form of a dry diet. You need to provide the food only if your dog or cat is on a veterinarian-prescribed diet or you don't want your pet to change brands during his stay.

If you decide to bring your own food there is no additional charge for one item only. If you need us to do more than one food there will be an additional .50 charge for each item for each feading. Examples:

  • Dry only: Free
  • Can only Free
  • Dry (ours OR yours ) and can. .50 per feeding
  • Dry and can and additional item $1.00 per feeding. And so on for each item added.

Please note that sometime stomach upset can occur from a change of diet. In rare cases, your pet may exhibit symptoms of upset stomach (diarrhea). This can be from excitement or the change in food or water; if he is not running a fever or showing other signs of illness he should be himself within 48 hours. Sometimes withholding food for 24 hours will help. If your pet shows any signs of illness, please call your veterinarian and us.

Do I need to bring my pets own dishes?

No, we provide clean, stainless steel food and water bowls or buckets depending on your pet's size.

My pet needs medication. Can you administer it for me?

Yes, we will be happy to for no additional charge in most cases, if it is twice a day only and during normal business hours. For no charge administration the medication must be oral and you provide the encasement of the pill to make it palatable. There will be an additional .50 charge for each pill given if we must force feed the pill, do a shot or any other complex pill hiding for each time. There is also an additional .50 charge if the medicine is for eyes or ears each time we administer it.

Please feel free to discuss the fees with us if you have questions.

Thank you for your understanding.

Is the kennel area heated and air-conditioned?

Yes, we have heating systems for the winter and air conditioning for the summer. Your friend will stay very comfortable no matter what the outside temperature or weather is like.

Are my pets placed with other pets during boarding or playtime?

Every pet has his own room for sleeping, eating and relaxing, and our canine guests will also be treated to time in the play yard by themselves, but not with any other canine guests. We would love to be able to let them play together, but to do that there must be someone with them at all times, and we are not currently able to accommodate that request. Dogs from the same family may play together, according to your requests.

I have two or more dogs. Can they stay together?

Yes, all of our canine accommodations are very spacious. We encourage you to keep them together unless they fight over food or treats. If they do fight over food we can arrange for them to be fed separately but still housed together. Please consider your dog's size and activity level when choosing a accommodations for them. Multiple pet discounts are given only in the indoor-outdoor runs, indoor-outdoor suites and pampered pet rooms.

If my dogs are not kenneled together can they still play together?

Most definitely! We want them to be happy and will follow your directions to achieve that.

Can my two cats share a condo?

Yes, if they are of average size and get along fine, we would encourage you to choose to do so. We recommend that you choose to board your multiple cats in the suites, as they are more roomy and fun! NOTE: Multiple cat discounts are given only to those housed in the suites.

Can my dog and cat stay together?

No, we are sorry but we cannot accommodate that request at this time. We know that dogs and cats can be best friends at home but they may act differently in this environment and we don't feel comfortable taking any risks with your pets.

My dog may not go potty in his run. Will this be a problem?

We would never expect them to. That is why we give them at least two exercise times each day in the play areas.

What if there is an emergency medical problem?

We have an excellent veterinarian in very close proximity to our facility that has in the past been wonderful in accommodating our needs. There is also an emergency veterinary facility nearby that is open all night and on holidays. We treat every guest as we would our own children and will assure them the best attention available.

What are your boarding rates?

Dogs

Outdoor
$13.50 per day.
Indoor
$15.00 per dog per day.
Indoor and outdoor
$17.00 for one dog $16.00 for each dog after that kept in the same accommodation per day.
Indoor and outdoor suite
$20.00 for one dog $17.00 for each dog after that kept in the same accommodation per day.
Pampered pet suites
$22.00 for one dog $20.00 for each dog after that kept in the same accommodation per day.

Cats

Condos
$10.00 per cat per day.
Luxury suites
$13.00 per day for the first cat $10.00 for each additional cat kept together in the same suite.

* Prices subject to change at any time. Please verify your charge at check in.

*New for 2017 we now accept credit/debit for an additional %5 fee. We have incorporated the additional fee to keep our daily rates low and give our clients the opportunity to save money.

How do I select a good pet hotel for my pets?

Choose us and your problem is solved. (joking) Before boarding your pet, we strongly encourage pet owners to take the time to visit all of the facilities you areconsidering. Don't just visit the office area; ask to see the actual kennel area where the pets are boarded. Are the kennels and surrounding areas clean? Talk to the owners and staff of the kennel. Do they appear to be knowledgeable and kind? Be sure to ask what time would be best to visit, as each facility has different hours.

Most commercial facilities are kept to high standards of cleanliness. What you are really looking at are different types of facilities that offer different kinds of accommodations, policies, rates and care. You can see and read about them on the Internet, in brochures or photos, and you can certainly get references from your friends and other pet care professionals.

OK, so you recommend a visit. When can we tour Ellie's Pet Hotel?

We guarantee that we will always be here from 9:00 to 10:00 am and 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday, so you can always stop by then. Or, if you are driving by and we are open you are welcome to come in then.

If that is not convenient, you may see where your pet is going to stay when you bring them in for their vacation.

NOTE: We ask you to tour our facility only once as the more visitors we have and the more frequent the tours, the more stimulating and sometimes distressing it can be for our pet guests. We want to keep your pet's vacation as relaxing and stress-free as possible. Imagine how you would feel if every few minutes your hotel brought strangers in to tour your hotel room? Not very relaxing at all! Because our guests' welfare is our highest priority, we must limit the tours.

We will not give tours to anyone during holidays when we are completely booked, unless their pets are staying with us during that time. We hope you can respect our guests' needs

How long have you been in business?

Ellie's Pet Hotel has been in existence since the early 1990s. Prior to April of 2004, it was known as West Forest Kennels and Grooming.

How do I know my pet won't contract parasites or illness from another pet?

All guests are visually checked upon arrival for general health, external parasites and skin and coat condition. Any existing condition that may affect the health or welfare of the pet or our other guests will be addressed, at the owner's expense, before the pet may enter the boarding areas. Also, requiring that all guests have current vaccinations helps us to keep everyone safe. Obviously ill pets are not accepted for boarding.

What vaccinations do you require? Does my pet need a bath before coming home?

That depends on your pet. Some boarded pets do not stay as clean as they do at home for several reasons. Dogs are very active in the kennel and are exercised on gravel, which helps them stay cleaner. But unaltered dogs often will mark the sides of their kennels and the urine may run back onto their feet. Cats are likely to sleep in their litter box. This contains their own scent and they feel comfortable there. However, they may not clean themselves sufficiently to satisfy most owners. We are happy to bathe or groom your pet before you pick him up; it's up to you.(additional charges will apply).

My pet has a long coat that I normally brush daily. How do you handle this?

If you feel that your pet needs maintenance grooming or a bath during his stay, we will be happy to schedule a grooming appointment for him. (Additional charges apply.)

Can I make a reservation for the hotel or a grooming appointment via e-mail to you?

No, I am sorry. We spend most of our time caring for, and playing with our guests and are rarely by the computer. And since availability changes by the minute we need you to make all appointments (or cancellations) by phone (435-723-1184) or in person.

What must I bring with me when checking in my pet?

The most important item to bring is proof of your pet's current vaccinations from your veterinarian. We do not accept check-off type health booklets. For everyone's health and safety, if we cannot confirm that your pet is current on all vaccinations, we will not allow your pet to enter our boarding facilities.

My dog may not go potty in his run. Will this be a problem?

We would never expect them to. That is why we give them at least two exercise times each day in the play areas.

Canceling boarding reservations

We are often full and must turn away potential clients. Therefore it is our policy that you must cancel your reservations at least 48 hours in advance or you will be charged for maximum 3 day charge or for the time you had reserved which ever is less. During the holidays cancellations must be made at least 72 hours in advance or you will be charged for the full length of time you have reserved.