Cher Car Kennels offers the finest in indoor/outdoor facilities for your pet. We are located IN THE COUNTRY, with farm fields and horse pastures as our nearest neighbors. Our secluded property offers a vacation retreat where your canine friend is relaxed with constant sounds of nature surrounding them.Your pet has their own private 216 square foot indoor/outdoor run.The outside portion is a full 30 feet long, and a spacious 6 feet wide. Your pet also has its own indoor 6 foot by 6 foot area inside our fan cooled or heated building. Your pet has the freedom to roam and explore in and out of their private outdoor run 24 hours a day, so they can maintain the same elimination schedule they have at home.
Multiple pets? No Problem! Many of our owners prefer their pets to “room” together, just as they do at home.Our spacious kennels ensure that your pets have ample room to exercise, play, and just plain hang out. We can separate your pets at feeding time if you prefer, and combine them again when finished.
The kennel is surrounded by an additional chain link enclosure, both for the safety and security of your pet, and also to provide a “turn out” play yard for individual use. Extra individualized services unique to your pet (or custom board and care packages for long term boarders) can be designed to satisfy your pet's need for extra individual attention and exercise. These additional services can include playtime with other dogs, walks to the pond and swimming, ball play, light training and other amenities based on each client's preference. Fees for individualized "PLAYCARE" sessions for your dog conducted by one of our trainers is $10 per day (in addition to normal boarding costs.) We also offer “Boarding School” Training programs designed to help tweak behavior skills or teach new ones while you are away. Special needs pets are not a problem either. Many of our boarders require oral medications, eye drops or ear washes... or simply need the benefit of a ramp to help them maneuver in and out the dog door. We eagerly provide special service for special dogs, both young and old!
Besides all the wonderful amenities we offer for your pet, the greatest benefit our clients claim is NO SET BUSINESS HOURS! That's right, if you need to drop your pet off at midnight, that’s okay with us. We offer a unique “self serve” option to our customers, so you never have to rush to the kennel before closing, or pay extra because your plane was delayed.
How can we do this? We live on the property so access is easy. We also know that your pet is an important part of your family and our 11-run "boutique" size kennel guarantees personalized service for every pet that we care for. We employ 2 kennel attendants (1 full time & 1 part time) to provide daily care for the dogs. They clean and sanitize the indoor/outdoor runs, feed and administer prescribed medications, exercise, bathe and trim nails. They interact with clients as they pick up and drop off their dogs for boarding, provide “playcare” for individual dogs as requested and also assist in the training of our Canine Boarding School (in-house) clients.
Your pets can "room together" if you wish... just like at home!
Reservations MUST be made in advance to make certain there is a canine country club “room with a view” available for your special pet!
Please complete the on-line reservation form below with the following information:
pets’ name, breed, sex and age
date of drop off
date of anticipated pick up
a contact number
Please also complete the check boxes confirming your boarding rate and additional services (bathing and/or nail cutting, individualized "playcare" for your dog by one of our trainers which can include ball play, swimming in the pond, socialization with other dogs, etc.)
That’s it! We will confirm your reservation by return email, and your dog is all set!
Coming back at 2 A.M.? Come on in, erase your info from our dry erase board, collect your pet and his/her things, and put your payment in our locked drop box. Nothing could be easier!
Cost: $25 per night (per dog), payable by cash, check or charge card. (Charge cards may be used by APPOINTMENT only, so please scedule a time and we will meet you.)
Multiple Dog Costs: Each additional dog in SAME Run discounted 20% = $20 per additional dog.
2 Dogs in 1 Run per Night = $45
3 Dogs in 1 Run per night = $65
4 Dogs in 1 Run per night = $85
Heated boarding kennel with 36 foot indoor/outdoor runs.
Morning Glory vines cover the kennel fencing during the summer months.
The vines give the impression...
... you've entered "My Secret Garden"!
Private 30 foot long outdoor runs, with pea stone footing, the cleanest footing for your pet!
The same view, both coming...
... and going, during the summer!
Lots of indoor room for your pet's crate, bed & toys; whatever will make them feel more comfortable.
We can take care of any size of pet and make them feel right at home in our spacious kennel.
Grounds showing indoor training arena, outdoor fenced training field and exercise yard
Our trainer begins a "Playcare" session for a boarder by following the walking path...
... which starts at the front of our 20 acre property
...and leads all the way to the back edge of our property
...to enjoy swimming in the pond!
We often utilize a "buddy system" and match the dogs with a like minded playmate
...which allows them to socialize and exercise together
A special guest with his favorite toy
Pets are happy boarding at Cher Car Kennels!
Does your dog need a bath?
We also offer dog bathing and grooming services for your canine companion. Nothing fancy with trimming and sculpting, just a good old fashioned bath and air dry with brushing. The cost for bathing your dog is $45 and this also includes nail trimming. If you dog needs a nail trim only, the cost is $10.
Why not let your dog have a bit of a spa day, and be clean and fresh smelling when you return from your trip.
Please request a bath when you make your boarding reservations. Dogs will be groomed the day before your anticipated return date to allow for "early a.m." pickups.
Complete the form below to request a boarding reservation. In order to protect our valued clients, we cannot accomodate boarding for any dogs that have been imported into this country by rescue organizations. (See below)
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New strain of canine distemper virus arrives in North America
By Patricia Waldron | Cornell Chronicle, Cornell University - Ithaca New York, March 25, 2019
A young dog imported from South Korea into western Canada last October brought along a dangerous hitchhiker: the Asia-1 strain of canine distemper virus (CDV), which until then had not been reported in North America.
Scientists at Cornell’s Animal Health Diagnostic Center (AHDC) identified the virus in samples from the dog, which they suspect was part of a shipment of animals rescued from a Korean meat market by an animal welfare organization. Dogs that are already immunized against CDV likely are not at risk from the Asian strain, but if the virus comes into contact with wildlife, it may take a serious toll on wild carnivore populations.
“Well-meaning people are trying to save animals, but when you move animals, you move their infectious disease,” said Edwin Dubovi, director of the virology laboratory at the AHDC and a professor of population medicine and diagnostic sciences. “If this particular Asia-1 strain got out into the wildlife population, then it’s here forever, because you can’t get rid of it once it hits wildlife.”
About two weeks after the sick dog’s arrival in Canada, it developed a cough and was lethargic. Ten days later, it developed muscle twitches, then seizures and ultimately was euthanized. The AHDC tested samples collected from the animal; they were negative for canine influenza virus but gave strong positive results for CDV. Genetic analysis by Randall Renshaw, Ph.D. ’92, a research associate at the AHDC, indicated that the virus was nearly identical to the Asia-1 strain of CDV circulating throughout East Asia.
Canine distemper virus is highly contagious and commonly travels between hosts through the aerosols emitted when dogs bark and cough and through urine and feces. The disease starts with respiratory symptoms, such as coughing and pneumonia, and progresses into gastrointestinal illness and neurological problems. Most dogs in the United States receive vaccines for CDV to protect against native North American strains.
Though CDV outbreaks occasionally pop up in animal shelters, the virus persists primarily in wildlife populations, particularly in the Northeast where canine cases of CDV are extremely rare. It circulates among numerous carnivore species, causing die-offs of raccoons, grey foxes, skunks, coyotes, wolves and other animals.
Though Dubovi was unable to find out more information about how the dog arrived in Canada, he expects that it came from a Korean dog meat farm. Animal rescue organizations have worked for years to remove dogs from farms that supply dog meat markets in South Korea and other Asian countries. Due to changing attitudes toward dogs, the demand for dog meat is dropping, which enables animal welfare groups to buy out farms and help farmers to transition to new careers.
Though well-intentioned, these efforts place animals in North America at risk for foreign strains of disease. The United States receives rescued companion animals from all over the world, and any of these animals could be carrying viruses, bacteria and parasites not commonly seen in North America. Animals raised for meat in countries with lax antibiotics regulations are at especially high risk of carrying drug-resistant strains of bacteria.
The canine influenza virus that first appeared in the Chicago area in 2015 was traced back to rescued Korean dogs.
“The genetic analysis clearly linked the virus to recent Korean H3N2 influenza strains,” said Dubovi. “That particular strain of flu had been circulating in Asia, China and Korea for probably 10 years prior to its arrival in the U.S.”
Dubovi estimates that the recent canine influenza outbreak has cost U.S. dog owners up to $75 million nationwide for diagnostic testing and vaccinations.
Keeping new infectious organisms out of the U.S. is challenging because there is virtually no federal oversight of imported companion animals. The U.S. Department of Agriculture oversees only the trade of livestock products to protect U.S. ranching and dairy operations.
For dogs entering the United States and Canada, a rabies certificate is the sole requirement. In some countries, however, people buy fake certificates, as indicated by a handful of rabies-infected dogs that arrived from India, Iraq and Egypt in the last two decades.
Rescue dogs flown in from other countries frequently pass through airports in New York City and Los Angeles. In theory, California and New York could pass regulations for importing companion animals, but these laws would not apply to border crossing in other states.
“It’s a 50-state free-for-all with regard to companion animals,” Dubovi said. “It’s a very unsatisfactory situation if you’re trying to control infectious diseases in our domestic cats and dogs.”
Concerned pet owners could also pressure rescue groups to enact better testing and quarantine protocols when transporting foreign animals to the United States, Dubovi said.
It is not yet known whether the Asia-1 strain of the canine distemper virus has been contained or if it is here to stay in North America. This case is “the canary in the mineshaft,” Dubovi said.
“There’s probably a whole host of other things we haven’t tested for,” he said. “If we aren’t looking for it, we aren’t going to find it until it’s too late.”
Patricia Waldron is a freelance writer for the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine.