By submitting a request, you agree to review all Policies & Procedures below that will be enforced if your request is confirmed.
Please select a dropoff & pickup time between the hours of 7:00 AM - 11:00 AM or 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM.
Policies & Procedures
LOCATION: We are currently a HOME BASED operation located about 10 minutes from Downtown Columbia. For security reasons, the address is not disclosed until services are booked. CLICK to take a virtual tour.
APP PROFILE: After downloading the app, you MUST complete your profile, which should include your Current Mailing Address, Phone Number, Email Address, Feeding Info, Immunization Info, Veterinarian info & Emergency Contact. Your emergency contact is someone who can pickup your dog in the event of an emergency while you are away, NOT your spouse. Your spouse’s info should be listed under “Family Member”.
NEW CLIENT POLICY: All new clients MUST book a Day Care appointment prior to any overnight stay as a trial. During the Day Care stay, your dog's temperament will be assessed to determine how they will react to an open kennel environment, other dogs, etc. All new clients MUST list in the Notes section of their profile, (2) References from past boarding facilities &/or pet sitters that have cared for their dog for at least (12) hours. List the contact phone number along with the name of the facility &/or pet sitter.
TIME POLICY: The time you select for dropoff/pickup MUST be adhered to. Select a specific dropoff/pickup time between the hours of 7:00 AM - 11:00 AM or 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM. You will be charged for a half day if you change your dropoff/pickup time without providing at least 30 minutes notice & receiving a confirmation of the change from us. The fee will also apply if we must contact you to determine the time change for your dropoff/pickup or you request a time outside of the windows. You will receive a partial refund if changes are made to your dropoff/pickup time & we do not provide at least 30 minutes notice of the change to you.
CANCELLATION POLICY: A full refund will be issued if a Boarding request is cancelled 48 hours prior to the stay. If a Boarding request is cancelled less than 48 hours prior to the stay, a 50% refund will be issued for the first 3 days & a 100% refund will be issued for any remaining days. If you opt to pickup your pet prior to the end of their stay, you will not be issued a refund for any remaining days. If a Day Care request is cancelled more than 48 hours prior to the stay, a 100% refund will be issued. If a Day Care request is cancelled less than 48 hours prior to the stay, there is no refund or payment can be credited towards a future stay. A no call, no show will result in a cancellation. If at any point we need to cancel your request, you will be contacted as soon as possible & receive a full refund unless you opt to use your payment as a credit.
PROCEDURE: Per the City of Columbia Code of Ordinances, all dogs MUST be on a leash upon arrival & departure. Failure to do so may result in a $200 fine. When you arrive, BEFORE exiting your vehicle, use the app to check-in or send a message to let us know you have arrived. ONLY curbside dropoff/pickup is available. You MUST bring food, treats or anything else your dog will need. Toys, bowls, beds & crates are all provided for you. Food service is available at an additional cost per day if you opt not to bring your own food.
HEALTH POLICY: If your dog is not feeling well i.e. lethargic, vomiting, diarrhea etc. you are REQUIRED to make us aware. Your dog's stay may be declined & your payment will be refunded per the cancellation policy or credited towards a future stay. As with any pet care facility, illnesses can get passed from one pet to another. In the rare event that your dog shows symptoms of illness, we will seek immediate intervention &/or treatment. However, under no circumstances will we assume responsibility for expenses related to your dog after leaving the kennel. All reasonable precautions will be taken against injury, escape, or death of your dog. It is understood that any problems that develop with your dog while you are absent will be treated by the veterinarian you have listed, or a local or emergency veterinary clinic should your veterinarian be unavailable. You assume full responsibility for any treatment expenses involved.
SAFETY POLICY: If your dog shows aggression at any point, is relentlessly mounting others, is barking/whining nonstop, causing other dogs stress &/or has to be separated repeatedly from other dogs, you or your emergency contact may be asked to pickup your dog prior to the end of their stay & no refund will be issued.
LIABILITY POLICY: If your dog causes injury or bodily harm to an employee of Champ STRONG Kennels, you will be responsible for any medical expenses incurred.
ABANDONMENT POLICY: If you neglect to pickup your dog within three (3) days of the agreed upon date & do not notify us to adjust your invoice & arrange further payment within that time period, it will be assumed that your dog is abandoned & we will deem what is best &/or necessary for your dog.