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FAQs

Boarding / Daycare
What are the requirements for boarding and daycare?

In order for your dogs to stay at Keshet Kennels, we require documented health records regarding: annual vaccines (DHPP, Rabies and Bordetella) and heartworm (seasonal).

Clients are also required to sign an agreement/waiver and a questionnaire about your dog regarding temperament, care issues, allergies, likes and dislikes.

We welcome all breeds and accept unaltered dogs. (Please note: we do not board females in heat or sick dogs.)

For more information go to Boarding/Daycare.

What are your drop-off and pick-up times?

Drop-off  time is anytime between 8am – 6:30pm.
Pickup time is anything between 8am – 7:30pm.

Stated drop-off and pickup times apply 365 days a year!

Boarding

Drop-off: We recommend that new dogs, especially, are dropped off before 3pm to give the dog(s) a chance to acquaint themselves with the surroundings and enjoy some playtime before lights out.

Pick-up: Up until 12pm (noon) is covered in the price of an overnight stay. Half-day daycare charges apply for pick-ups between 12pm-5pm. Full-day daycare charges apply for pick-ups after 5pm.

Daycare

Half-day daycare charges apply to visits up to 5 hours, full-day daycare charges apply to visits more than 5 hours.

For more information go to Boarding/Daycare.

What is included in the Boarding/Daycare price?

Pricing Includes:

  • multiple walks
  • playtime
  • drug administration
  • feedings(owners are responsible for providing enough food for the duration of the stay)
  • with the owner’s consent, treats throughout the day (optionally the owner can provide preferred treats)

For more information go to Boarding/Daycare.

Is the kennel area heated/air conditioned?

Our fully restored, turn-of-the-century barn is heated during the cooler months and, although not air conditioned, remains quite cool during the summer.

How do I book my dog(s) for boarding and/or daycare?

To book dog(s) for boarding and/or daycare services, please send an e-mail with dates and information on the dog(s) to boarding@keshetkennels.com or call 613-850-6212.

Can I tour the facility before boarding my dog?

We encourage people to take a tour of our facilities. Please feel free to bring your dog(s), the experience often serves as a great introduction before their stay. To book an appointment, please e-mail us at rental@keshetkennels.com or call 613-850-6212.

Do you offer any discounts?

Our prices are based on quality of care, not number of dogs or duration of stay. At this time, we are not offering any discounts.

How much does boarding/daycare cost?
  • Half-Day Daycare (up to 5 hours): $24.00 +HST
  • Full-Day Daycare (over 5 hours): $36.00 +HST
  • Overnight (with pick-up before noon*): $42.00 +HST

*Please note: Depending on actual pick-up time, additional daycare charges may apply. Half-day daycare charges apply for pick-ups between 12pm-5pm. Full-day daycare charges apply for pick-ups after 5pm.

For more information go to Boarding/Daycare.

Facilities Rentals
What facilities do you have available for rental?

Most of the Keshet facilities are available for rent. Each of the areas, indoors and out, are unique in layout and provides a secure place for people and dogs to participate in various activities.

Check out Indoor Facilities for information on indoor spaces.

Check out Outdoor Facilities for information on outdoor spaces.

When are the facilities available for rent?

Rentals are scheduled on a first come first served basis anytime between the hours of 8am to 8pm.

To ensure that everybody is able to maximize the use of the facilities, punctuality in regards to the start and end times of the booking is essential.

Please note: Set up and tear down times must be included within the booking period.

What are your requirements for renting an area?

Prior to using our facilities, we require documented health records regarding: vaccines (DHPP, Rabies and Bordetella), fecal test and heartworm of your dog(s).

Clients are also required to sign a waiver of liability and rules regarding the use of our facilities. Optionally, we ask that clients sign a release allowing Keshet to use any pictures taken of them at the facility for promotion or fundraising purposes.

Copies of the documents needing to be signed can be found at Rental Requirements.

How do I book a rental area?

To book a facilities rental, please send an e-mail with the date, time and name of the area you are requesting to rental@keshetkennels.com or call 613-850-6212.

For general information go to Facilities Rental.

How much do facilities rentals cost?

The cost of facilities rental is based on hourly use and varies depending on the specific area.

There are 2 payments plans:

  • Pay As You Go: number of participants are factored into the pricing
  • Pass: for individual use, offers a reduction in the hourly rate

For the breakdown of hourly rates go to Facilities Rental Pricing.

Rescue & Adoption
What types of dogs do you rescue/adopt?

Our ability to rescue dogs is dependent on the available resources at the time.

Typically we rescue dogs which are surrendered by their owners. These dogs have been in loving homes and due to circumstances are forced to be given up. Under certain circumstances we take dogs from other sources; if the risk of them being euthanized is high.

For additional information, please check out our Rescue & Adoption page.

Do people just drop off their dogs?

No. There is a clearly defined process which ensures the safety of our staff and canine residents. The process starts by contacting us to identify that you have a dog that needs rescuing.

To inquire about surrendering a dog, please send an e-mail with information about the dog and a summary of the circumstances to rescue@keshetkennels.com or call 613-850-6212.

Do you place any of your dogs?

Yes. However, there is a clearly defined process which ensures the safety of the individual(s) rescuing the dog and the well being of the dog being placed. The process starts by contacting us to identify your interest in adopting a dog.

To inquire about adopting a dog, please send an e-mail naming the dog of interest to rescue@keshetkennels.com or call 613-850-6212.

What do I get when I adopt a dog from your rescue?

All of our rescues live on-site, giving us the opportunity to really get to know the dogs.

  • All our dogs are fully vetted: they are fixed, chipped and up to date on all their shots and seasonal meds, if applicable.
  • Our dogs have basic obedience.
  • There is, of course, an adoption process. Our priority is to provide each of our dogs with the tools for success in an environment they can thrive. To that end, our adoption process, which is based on the concept of achieving 5 fundamental milestones, involves a commitment of time from potential adopters and will result in multiple trips to our facilities at your expense.
  • In the event of a suitable pairing, there is an adoption fee of $500 + tax.

For more information review our Adoption Process.

How is the rescue funded?

Neither Keshet Kennels nor Keshet Rescue are registered charitable organizations. Currently, the care of rescued dogs is funded by the owners, from individual sponsors (Sponsor the Rescue) and a portion of Keshet Kennels’ revenues.

How do I make a contribution to the rescue?

There are many ways to show your support, check out our Sponsors and Get Involved pages to learn more.

Get Involved
How can I get involved with your organization?

There are many ways to show your support, check out our Sponsors and Get Involved pages to learn more.

How can I sponsor Keshet?

Support our rescue efforts by becoming an individual or corporate sponsor. Check out our Sponsors page to learn more.

Do you have a volunteer program?

We welcome dedicated people that are passionate about dogs to volunteer their time with us. Check out our Volunteer page to learn more about volunteering and several other ways in which you can support us.

Do you accept gifts of used items?

We are always in need of gently used items, such as: bedding, towels, toys, veterinary products, etc. Our Wish List contains several items that our rescues use on a daily basis. If you would like to make a contribution, please e-mail us at sponsorships@keshetkennels.com.

Mode of Operation
What are your hours of operation?

Staff is on sight for 13 hours/day, 365 days a year from 7am to 8pm.

Drop-off and pick-up for boarding/daycare and facilities rental can be anytime between 8am and 8pm.

What services do you provide?

We love dogs and we want Keshet Kennels/Rescue to be the place for all things dog! Services currently offered include:

  • Boarding/Daycare;
  • Facilities Rental;
  • Rescue/Adoption; and
  • Training/Seminars.

Keshet also offers Microchip Clinics (by appointment only) and Animal Blood Bank drives periodically as additional services.

Check out our Services page.

Where are you located?

We are located at 6157 Russell Rd. Carlsbad Springs, ON (20 minutes East of downtown Ottawa).

Check out our Contact Information to learn more.