Centralia Pet Resort opened April 1, 2006. Since that time, we have offered dog boarding, dog daycare and dog training at our facility in Centralia. We are a family business, with our sons Bryan and Harley joining our staff.
Safety for you and your dog is our top priority.
Please use safe, effective equipment that allows you to maintain control of your dog at all times when entering or exiting the kennel.
No retractable leashes, please.
When entering the kennel, always be sure to require your dog to respect the personal space of other people and canines. Use obedience skills to be sure your dog understands that this is not his home and challenging other visitors cannot be accepted. For the safety of all concerned, we ask that you use those same skills to ensure that your dog is greeting kennel staff in safe, polite manner.
We all like our personal space. Dogs are certainly no exception to this and can be very quick to point this out to another dog that is too close for comfort.
When entering our lobby with your dog, be sure to leave enough space for safety. If you are the first one in, please do not block the door or allow your dog to think it is her job to guard the door.
If the lobby is crowded at key traffic times, please be patient. Let another handler and dog exit and clear the porch before going inside.
If you feel you would like assistance when entering or exiting with your dog, please let us know. We happy to help.
Large dogs that are strong enough to drag you about must be on some type of training collar that allows you to control your dog when entering the kennel lobby in order to maintain safety for all. It also allows the staff to move safely throughout the kennel with your dog.
Dog Boarding at Centralia Pet Resort
Boarding is available for all breeds, 365 days per year. Our kennel has four separate climate controlled indoor housing areas. We generally group our guests in different sections by size for safe group exercise outside.
All dogs have individual kennels unless you specifically ask that your dogs live together. Family dogs living together must be able to eat compatibly. For dogs that need to be separated for safety at mealtime or to give a slow eater enough time, it will be necessary to reserve 2 kennels.
Boarding Rates Dogs
$30 per night / Dog
Intact Males Add $5 per night for all dogs over 6 months.
Intact Females If your dog comes in season during a boarding stay, it will be necessary for your emergency contact to retrieve your dog from the kennel when called.
Cats $15 per night
WE ARE UNABLE TO ACCEPT INTACT MALE CATS FOR BOARDING
Check in 1 PM - 5pm Add $15 per dog for AM check in.
Checkout is 8AM – 11AM. Add $15 per dog for PM
Closed for lunch 11AM to 1PM
Sunday 8AM – 9AM or 4PM – 5PM
A $15 charge applies to all pickups or drop offs on Sunday
After hours pickup and drop-off: $25 minimum charge. Earliest is 6AM and latest is 9PM.
We feel the best way to deal with emergencies is to be as prepared as possible. Therefore, we require an effective emergency contact for all pets left for boarding. This contact must be able to respond if called.
In the event it becomes necessary to transport your dog to the emergency vet, costs can add up quickly. Like most emergency facilities, they must prioritize care for the most urgent cases. This can mean a lengthy wait in the parking lot.
If we must transport a dog to the emergency vet, service charges of $35 per hour start from the time we leave Centralia Pet Resort until we return. A contact person who can assume responsibility and transport your dog will help control cost.
Reservations and Cancellations
A 50% deposit is required for all first time boarding clients. This deposit must be paid at the time the reservation is made. Refunds will be given only if at least 48 hours notice of cancellation is provided.
Advance reservations are helpful, especially around the holidays as kennel space is in high demand.
On the following major holidays, a minimum 2 night stay is required: Christmas, New Years, 4th of July, and Labor Day. As we are closed on these days, no pickup or drop-off is available. All first time reservations during holidays will require full payment in advance.
Cancellation in advance is also appreciated. If it is necessary to cancel or change your pet’s reservation, please give us a minimum of 48 hours notice, so that we may have an opportunity to reserve that space for another guest.
We do not overbook. Reservations are made based on information provided by you. Once your pet is dropped off, we plan for your dog to stay until the scheduled pickup day.
Refund will be given if at least 48 hours notice of early pick up. No refund for early pick up with less than 48 hours notice. If you choose to pick up your pet early without notice, charges will apply for time used, plus one additional night. If you need us to care for your pet longer than anticipated, please advise us as soon as possible.
Current immunization records are required for all dog and cats. We ask that all first time boarding clients e-mail shot records to us ahead of time in case we need to contact you with any concerns regarding your pet's records. Please send records to email@example.com. The reservation for your pet will be confirmed once shot records are received. If your dog stays with us regularly, please be sure to keep all records up to date.
We realize that many people prefer to give their dogs immunizations themselves. While it is mandated by state law that the rabies vaccination be given only by a licensed veterinarian, the others may be administered by the owner. If this is your preference, please provide clear and organized records with accurate dates.
Proof of the following immunizations will be needed for your pet’s stay with us:
Rabies DHPPV / Da2PPV Bordetella (Kennel Cough)
Rabies FVRCP Feline Leukemia
Veterinary quality flea/tick preventative is required for all pets.
Dogs are fed twice daily. We can either follow your dog’s usual diet with food from home or introduce your dog to our kennel food. There is a $1.49 /cup charge for kennel food. We recommend sticking with what your dog normally eats at home, provided they like it and are doing well.
If your dog is not doing well on his current food or you just feel the time has come to upgrade to premium nutrition, we would be happy to consult with you. We use Taste of the Wild (R), a grain free, protein rich dry food. Even picky eaters love this outstanding food and it is a great tool for us to induce a fussy dog to eat. Warning: Your dog will probably not want you to switch back to the old stuff!
Please bring your pet’s food in a container with a lid. Plastic bags tend to rip, usually in the driveway, spilling food everywhere. Occasionally, people like to send food in individual baggies, for our convenience. We appreciate the thought. Let’s work together to save the planet.
If you do not bring enough food for your dog’s stay, we will use Taste of the Wild dry food until you return. The cost is $1.49 cents per cup. You may also arrange to have food delivered.
Special diets are no problem. We are able to give every pet in our care plenty of attention and meal time is no exception.
Raw Diet Friendly!! We feed our personal dog a raw meat diet and we are happy to do the same for your dogs if they are on a natural diet. You provide the food and instructions and we do the rest. Refrigerated food storage is available.
The health and safety of your pet is a top priority for us. The boarding agreement contains a section that gives us permission to seek professional veterinary care for your pet if we feel it is necessary. We will attempt to use your regular veterinarian if possible. If not we will use the veterinary clinic of our choice. Minimum service charge for a scheduled, non – emergency vet visit is $35.
When possible, the charges will be put on your account. If not, an invoice will be provided at checkout time. All charges incurred by Centralia Pet Resort for veterinary services for your pet must be paid at checkout time.
Medications that can be given with food or treats are done at no charge. Ear and eye medications are also given at no charge unless it requires more than one person to apply the medication. In that case, the fee will be $3 per application. Situations involving more extensive work such as wound care, bandage changing, or physical rehabilitation exercise will be discussed on an individual basis.
If your dog is on medication, we ask that you supply enough for the planned stay, plus a few extra in case of alterations to your travel plans. Please bring all medications in the original containers. If you give the medication on a different schedule than what is indicated on the container, be sure to discuss this in detail at check-in time.
At Centralia Pet Resort, your dog has fun while you are away. Whether making new friends or getting reacquainted with old buddies, exercise times are one of the highlights of the day.
We exercise the dogs 3-4 times per day, year round. As we are located in the Pacific Northwest, your dog will occasionally get the benefit of an all natural rainwater rinse. For dogs on longer visits, the owner may wish to add extra activities
See Scott or Gail to set up a schedule for your dog.
Depending on your preference, dogs can be exercised individually, in family groups or integrated into carefully designed play groups. Special attention is always given to puppies as they learn to get along with other dogs.
Many dogs like to play with toys while in their kennel. Be sure to select very safe and sturdy toys. Please do not bring rawhide toys or the smoked, plastic wrapped processed bones. The latter are very brittle and will break in sharp pieces which will cause serious harm if eaten. If we notice that the toy is being destroyed, we will remove it to prevent the dog from ingesting something that could cause an obstruction or other health issue.
Bedding should be machine washable and moderate in size. No king size quilts, please. Do not bring foam dog beds. Each kennel has an elevated bed platform for comfortable sleeping. Marking your dog’s toys and bedding will help us make sure everything goes home in one trip.
Perks for your Pet
We offer several types of extra activities for your dog during their stay at Centralia Pet Resort. From quiet, peaceful walks in the park to high energy obedience and agility workouts, we have something for almost every type of dog.
One on One Playtime
This is especially useful for special needs dogs that are not able to participate in group play. Please speak with one of our dedicated staff members to set up an activities program custom designed for your dog. We are happy to work with you and your veterinarian on physical rehabilitation after injuries or surgery. Socialization outings are also available for puppies that need to see more of the world while they are still young. This is an essential step in raising a sound and confident dog.
We are pleased to offer professional bathing and grooming services for all breeds to keep your pet healthy and looking good.
Our knowledgeable groomers will be happy to consult with you before and after your pet’s day at the spa.
It is important to us that your pet has a good time while here for bathing. Our groomers are very patient and we will be happy to work with you to make sure your dog looks forward to the next visit.
We use all natural, hypoallergenic shampoos with moisturizing conditioners for healthy skin and a soft, clean coat.
Bathing is available on a scheduled basis Monday – Friday. Your pet can also be bathed while here for boarding or daycare. Bathing and grooming appointments must be made in advance.
Proof of the following immunizations are required for all dogs visiting the salon:
Rabies – Distemper/Parvo – Bordetella.
Nail trimming and ear cleaning is included with every bath.
Drop In nail trimming $15 If an additional person is required to safely complete nail trimming, an additional $5 will apply.
Bathing Available Monday – Friday.
Full Service Grooming
Available Tuesday and Thursday
Please call ahead. 360 807-1364
Dogs love to meet new friends at daycare.
Daycare is available Monday – Friday. Daycare can be a valuable tool for keeping your dog healthy and happy. Daycare is for you too. When you just need a day for projects and errands, your dog can enjoy their day with friends at the resort.
Dog daycare has become very popular. We remain committed to providing a fun and safe experience for all dogs. In order to achieve this, we must limit the number of dogs in daycare. We strongly recommend you call ahead to reserve a spot whenever possible. If you know your dog will attend on a regular basis, setting a schedule ahead of time will ensure your dog has a spot when you need it.
Dog Daycare is a great tool for socialization of puppies as well as adult dogs who have limited opportunities for interaction with other canine friends. If you have a young adult dog that is not friendly with other dogs, we may be able to offer training assistance that will make it easier for you to socialize your dog in public.
Full Day – $21 Half Day – $15 3 or more full days per week – $18.50 per day
Proof of current immunizations is required for all daycare dogs
Rabies Distemper/Parvo Bordetella
All dogs must be free of internal and external parasites, as well as current on a quality flea/ tick preventative. We strongly suggest that you check with your veterinarian for a good quality product. Your best friend is worth the best protection. Your veterinarian will also be able to recommend a program to periodically check for internal parasites and provide treatment if necessary.
Please use the dog relief area along the driveway near the dumpster before entering the kennel. There is a bag dispenser available to make clean up easier. Our bees and hummingbirds thank you for leaving our gardens and bushes for them.
In order to be eligible for group play, your dog must be compatible with other dogs. An initial assessment will be done the first time your dog visits our daycare program.
Dogs that are aggressive or excessively dominant with other dogs will not be accepted for group play.
If your dog just has no experience playing with other dogs, we are usually able to work them into a play group in a manner that allows them to develop self confidence and trust so that they may enjoy the benefits that come from being part of a dog pack.
Intact male dogs sometimes become quite dominant, which makes them not eligible for group play. This does not mean we don’t like your dog! It is biologically normal for an intact male dog to be quite dominant with other dogs, especially other males, even if the other dog is neutered. This is generally not well received and can easily lead to a fight.
Female dogs that are not yet spayed may come into season at any time after six months of age, possibly earlier. When this happens, your dog becomes temporarily ineligible for daycare. Once your dog has finished the heat cycle, she will need to be thoroughly bathed before returning to play with her friends.
We reserve the right to suspend the daycare privileges of any dog, at any time, if in our opinion the behavior of the dog becomes a risk to staff, their playmates or themselves.
In many cases, the challenging behaviors seen during the teenage phase of your dog can be adjusted by careful selection of playmates and temporarily placing them in smaller groups.
We have 3 large play areas, all grass surface for safe play. All exercise areas are securely fenced and supervised. Dogs are allowed to play freely and vigorously.
Dogs coming for a full day of play usually arrive between 7AM and 8AM. Check in for daycare will be in the main kennel building.
Kennels are used for nap time from 11 AM 1 PM to allow our dedicated staff time for cleaning and lunch. No pickup or drop-off is available during this time. This will allow us to keep the pack calm during the rest break.
We focus on the family dog, teaching owners how to train their dogs in all phases of obedience from Puppy Kindergarten to Advanced Obedience. Over 30 years of working with hundreds of families and their dogs, as well as our extensive guide dog training experience, has allowed us to develop effective and humane training techniques that you can use to train your own dog.
Our training programs are designed for each individual dog and their family. We offer exclusively private training to teach you how to train your own dog. Private lessons are offered at our facility. We have a heated and lighted indoor training area as well as a large outdoor field for obedience and agility.
Training appointments are available by Monday- Friday.
Please call 360 807-1364 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a training program for you and your dog.
Successful dog training is accomplished through hard work and consistency. As your trainers, we will work with you to design a dog education plan to meet your goals as well as the needs of your dog. We have extensive experience teaching people how to train and handle their own dogs in real world situations.
To get the most benefit from your investment of time and money, you will need to work with your dog regularly and consistently. We will help you develop the handling and training skills necessary for successful training. It is your responsibility to apply them.
Private Training $250 / 6 lessons
In – Home Training Starting at $350 / 6 lessons
Private lessons are scheduled Monday – Friday.
Our basic obedience program includes one private lesson each week. All private training programs are personally designed around you and your dog. If more intensive instruction is required for serious training problems, we are happy to work with you. Flexible scheduling is usually no problem.
Puppy Kindergarten is a great way to start your new puppy. Early training can be the key to developing a dog that will be safe, dependable and confident wherever you go. Emphasis on good social skills and a positive outlook on training are important goals for this course. Agility for puppies can be included in this program. New handlers will learn good canine communication and management skills. Socialization is a vital part of raising any puppy. The skills learned in this course will help you get your puppy off to a great start. Young dogs should be socialized with appropriate playmates in a safe, fenced area that allows leashes and training collars to be removed so that the dogs may play freely.
Basic Obedience is a good starting point for adult dogs and their owners. Handlers learn to use positive reinforcement while teaching basic commands. Dog safety and good manners are also important parts of this course. Includes introduction to agility.
Advanced Obedience Good basic obedience skills on the part of both handler and dog are a prerequisite for this course. Off leash work, hand signals and
resistance to distraction are key parts of advanced training.
This is a program designed specifically to meet your training goals. Whether you want to sharpen performance for competition or keep your working dog in
top form, this course is for you. Emphasis is on the skill and techniques of the handler as much as on the dog’s education.
Safety is always the top priority. Quality equipment can make the difference between a safe, fun training workout and a disaster. Every handler should have a 6′ leash and a 20′ – 30′ long line, as well as an effective training collar.
We are open to almost any type of training equipment, provided it is humane and allows you to maintain good control of your dog.
Exceptions: No zip leashes or chain leashes.
All handlers must have the ability to stop their dog in the event the dog has ideas that run contrary to yours or the safety of the dog and others.
Body and facial harnesses are not recommended.
General Handling Rules
Be respectful of personal distance with other dogs.
No off leash activity without instructor approval.
Be weather safe Bring water for yourself and your dog.
Always clean up after your dog.
No open toed shoes or sandals on the training field.
Agility is one of the most popular dog sports in our country today. If you are looking for a great way to have fun and exercise with your dog, this is it! Watch your dog’s confidence grow as they master the obstacles and learn to run a course. We offer individual training, giving you the entire agility course to yourself and your dog, as well as the benefit of one on one coaching. All levels of handlers and dogs are welcome!
Behavior Consultation $40 for 1 hour session
Is your dog confused about who is in charge of the house? Individual sessions designed specifically for you and your dog will help you become the pack leader once again. Consultations are available at your home or at our facility.
This program is designed to help owners of naturally protective dogs develop a safe, effective family guardian. In order to properly protect your family, the dog must be well trained so he can be with you as much as possible. Learn how to make your dog an even more valuable member of the family.
This is an intensive course, only for dog owners with the desire to develop superior dog handling skills and the commitment to do the work necessary to have a well trained, reliable working dog.
Scott's dog career started in second grade. A field trip to a local kennel of Malamutes was eye opening. The bond between the kennel owner and his dogs was obvious. When the dogs became excited with all the kids, it was most impressive when he was able to quiet the group of dogs with a command. I had no idea that one could be a dog trainer.
My first training adventure involved my grandmother’s dog. A lovely black Cocker Spaniel who would freely bite anyone except Grandma and family. I quickly learned the use of positive reinforcement as it definitely helped with his attitude.
I began training professionally in 1976, starting my own training business after graduation from a dog training academy, earning the top scores in the graduation competition. I began by offering exclusively in-home training.
In 1980 I was able to secure a spot on the staff of Leader Dogs for the Blind of Rochester, Michigan. After 16 months in the dog care department, I was offered a position on the training staff, progressing from apprentice trainer to senior instructor. During that time I was privileged to work with an outstanding group of guide dog trainers and gained an invaluable amount of experience working with visually impaired students from all over the US as well as other countries.
Gail and I began training dogs together in 1983. We started by providing classes in a community education setting as well as private obedience training. In 1991 an opportunity arose which enabled Gail and I to move to Arizona to run the Eye Dog Foundation. At this point Gail stepped into several jobs at once. Her primary role as Puppy Program coordinator included managing the breeding program as well as the education and supervision of the foster puppy raiser families. Gail also became an invaluable part of the training team. Working with the guide dogs as well as the blind people gave her a chance to use her training skills with the adult dogs she helped raise as puppies.
In 1993 a chance to be part of the guide dog school in Madrid, Spain gave Gail and I an opportunity to show our children another culture and a training challenge of a different kind. I served as the training director of Fundacion ONCE del Perro Guia for about one year before we returned to the USA. We restarted our training business immediately, continuing private training and group classes.
In 1996, Gail and I returned to the Eye Dog Foundation in Phoenix, where we stayed until the end of 2005. Our private business continued on a smaller scale, focused exclusively on private training. Within the scope of that business, I had the privilege of working with the security team at Scottsdale Healthcare in Scottsdale, Arizona. In that capacity I held two jobs; training instructor for the dog handlers and designated bad guy. Additional training opportunities with police canine teams, as well as Schutzhund and Ringsport clubs afforded me the chance to work with elite handlers and their dogs.