One of the hardest task that is needed with Windmill Lane Boarding is to inform a client that we cannot board their dog on a requested date.
As our reputation and public awareness has grown, we have expanded to meet the needs of you, our clients, but at times we are now reaching capacity.
To avoid disappointment, you may want to reserve you pet’s spot as soon as your travel plans are firm.
Windmill Lane Boarding Kennel clients and friends: We will be raising our per night kennel price as of reservations made after March 1st, 2018 to $25. This will be a flat rate for all 4′ x 8′ kennels with or without doggie doors.
Discounts will continue for additional dogs in the same unit and for 7+ night stays.
Windmill Lane appreciates all of our clients and guests and we thank you for trusting us with the care of your fur babies while you are away.
**Any reservations made before March 1, 2018 for stays before May 1, 2018 will be billed at the current rate.
If you need to contact us you may call the kennel line at 641-623-7233 or email Reservations@windmilllaneboardingkennel.com
For Reservations, email us at Reservations@windmilllaneboardingkennel.com
with the normal information
Client Name (Your Name):
Dogs over 30 pounds are considered large.
A unit may accommodate: 1-2 small guests, 1-2 large guests, or 1 large and 1-2 small guests. 2 large guests, 1 large and 1 or 2 small guests, 1-3 small guests.
We apologize for the inconvenience.
You already saved the date, but a few more details for the Windmill Lane Boarding Kennel and Daycare Open House Celebration on Saturday, October 21st from 9-Noon….
- Bring your dog to this event!
- Breakfast will be available for the humans and treats for the dogs
- Door prizes as well as something for everyone
- Poweshiek Animal League Shelter (PALS)\ and Farm & Family Vet Clinic representatives will be present as well
- Request more information online or call the Kennel Line at (641) 623-7233
Windmill Lane is located in Poweshiek County Iowa between Montezuma and Deep River, one mile north of state highway 85. Montezuma at 1875 480th Avenue
We look forward to seeing you at the Windmill Lane Boarding Kennel Open House Celebration!
Save the date – Windmill Lane Boarding Kennel and Daycare will be hosting our open house on Saturday, October 21st from 9-Noon. Plan to join us and bring your dog to this event! Please feel free to share this with your friends. We will be drawing for awesome prizes, treats for you and your pets, as well as tours and information about all of our services. Representatives from PALS and Farm & Family Vet Clinic. More details to come…
Is your dog stressed by fireworks or thunder?
The use of fireworks in Iowa will undoubtedly increase during Independence Day and New Year’s Day and the lead up period (Fireworks sales are now legal in Iowa June 1 through July 8 and from Dec. 10 through Jan. 3)
Since this is also a busy time at boarding kennels, making a reservation for you pet should be a consideration. There are currently a couple of openings still available at Windmill Lane Boarding Kennel.
❝If your dog is already scared of storms and/or fireworks there are things you can do to help. First, if you are going to be using fireworks or you have neighbors who do so, please take your dog to a kennel for boarding. Next-door fireworks are just too close for a scared dog to endure.❞
From How to Help Your Thunder and Fireworks Scared Dog by Caryl Wolff
More suggestions at
Keeping Your Dog Safe When the Fireworks Start by Cesar Millan
10 Safety And Calming Tips For Dogs During Fireworks by Lisa Spector
Do you use any of these ideas for helping you dog?
Animal shelters and rescues offer you a great place to get your next family pet. These groups can be different, but they do have common goals. They work hard to locate a permanent loving home for unwanted or misplaced companion animals such as cats and dogs. Many of these rescue groups rely on volunteers and donations to care for these animals while they are between homes.
You will find that most rescue groups rely on their hard working volunteers and support from the local community to operate. You will also find a wide variety of animals available through these rescue groups. Many of these groups handle all types of animals and you will find puppies and even senior pets available for adoption.
As you begin looking at dogs available through rescue groups, keep in mind some of these animals have had very hard lives. Some dogs may have been abused by their owners. Some females may be ready to or have just given birth. Many dogs come to rescue groups because their owners are moving or can no longer care for them. Many groups take animals that are on death row at kill shelters or as strays.
Screening Both Pets and Owners
Rescue groups do a good job of screening animals before placing them in their forever homes. New owners know up front if the animal suffers from a medical condition, such as diabetes, before adoption. Having the animal’s health history at the time of adoption helps the animal find their forever home.
They also screen potential pet owners through an interview and application process. You will be asked several questions about your home, your children and other pets you may have. This is not to be intrusive but simply to help match an owner with the right pet. The organization wants to know these pets will be well cared for the long term. This inquiry may include your other pets, the age of your children and the size of your yard. A home visit may also be required. This helps match the right pet to you. If you find a pet offered through a pet rescue group, you will be asked to sign an agreement stating that you agree to care for the pet long term.
Adoption fees vary by each organization, but you can expect to pay $100-$200 for a rescued animal. These groups are non-profit so these fees cover the cost of the animal while in the organization’s care. This adoption fee helps cover vaccinations, medical exams, spaying and neutering.
Why Consider Adopting a Rescue
You can gain a lot of personal satisfaction by adopting your next pet through an animal `rescue. You know you have done something to help and your new pet will show its appreciation. If you are interested in adopting through one of the many rescue organizations, it is easy to find one in your area. Links to many rescue organizations are at WindmillLaneBoardingKennel.com. Most of the time, these pets are kept in private (foster) homes until they are adopted. Fostering provides time for the animal to be socialized with other pets, children and time to get used to living in a home. Animal rescue groups hold events showcasing their animals that need homes for interested people to see and meet the animals.
Getting your next pet through an animal rescue organization is a responsible and rewarding method to obtain your next family member. Participating in the many volunteer opportunities offered through these organizations is rewarding as well.
unusual ideas about how to make your pet happier, healthier and more comfortable, using items you’ll find around the house.