FOR PETS THAT DESERVE THE BEST
Donto Kennels is located just 1 & 1/2 miles off of US 31, South of Charlevoix, on 150 acres of rolling fields and woodlands. Home to Champion Dobermans, Poodles and Siamese cats, and home away from home for many vacationing pets!
ALL BREED BOARDING & GROOMING
I have been grooming since 1966, and never tire of it!
There were no boarding facilities in the area, so in 1976 we built the kennel. Pets no longer had to sit in cages at their veterinarians office while their owners were on vacation! They get to have fun, too!
All dogs are housed in the largest indoor-outdoor enclosures in northern Michigan. They all are individual; no dogs are ever put in danger with strange dogs! They are kept sanitary, safe and dry. They have free access to the outside from early morning to very late at night, weather depending. At night and during inclement weather they are secured inside for their protection. The large dog enclosures are 30 feet and the small dog enclosures are 16 feet. All safely enclosed with double six foot high fencing.
All pets have raised beds, up off the hard floor.
Fresh water is available 24 hours a day.
Cats are housed in our Kitty Condos. They are provided with fresh litter, food and water daily. Their resting platforms are up high, which provides exercise and a superior view that kittys love.
We feed a high quality diet that contains no soy, corn, or preservatives. Pets are fed several times a day. If you prefer to bring a special diet, there is no extra charge. We do not charge for any type of medications.
Since barking is a natural form of recreation for a dog, we do not endanger your pet's health with tranquilizers, medications or Bark Collars to keep them quiet!
Your pet must be healthy, free of parasites and have Distemper/Parvo and Rabies current. ** See Vaccinations at the bottom of the page.
If you would like to bring bedding, toys, treats or anything else from home, your pet will feel more at home. We can not be responsible for items chewed, lost or eaten!
We have a TLC program that provides play and exercise structured to your pet. It may be walks in the woods, playing ball in a large fenced field, or just petting and pampering. Each session is 15 minutes at a charge of $3.00.
HOURS HAVE CHAGED!
PLEASE NOTE NEW CHOURS
Monday through Friday............9 am to 11 am
& 3 pm to 5 pm
Saturday........9 am to Noon
Sunday..........10 am to 11 am & 5 pm to 6 pm
If you need to make other arrangements, please call: 231-547-6866.
BOARDING RATES: Cats $13.00 Per Day
Dogs Up To 30 lbs. $15.00 Per Day
31 To 60 lbs. $16.00 Per Day
Over 61 lbs. $17.00 Per Day
SORRY, WE DON'T TAKE CREDIT CARDS
YOU ARE CHARGED FOR THE DAY OF ARRIVAL, BUT THERE IS
NO CHARGE FOR THE DAY OF DEPARTURE…IF CHECK-OUT
IS BEFORE NOON.
TLC….$3.00 PER 15 MINUTE SESSION. AVAILABLE DAILY,
TWICE DAILY, EVERY OTHER DAY, TWO OR THREE TIMES PER
WEEK, OR AS OFTEN AS YOU LIKE.
THERE IS A $20.00 AFTER HOURS CHARGE.
MULTI- PET RATE….$2.00 OFF EACH PET IF KEPT TOGETHER.
LONG TERM RATES….
$3.00 OFF PER DAY EACH ENCLOSURE, FOR 30 DAYS OR MORE.
$4.00 OFF PER DAY EACH ENCLOSURE, FOR 90 DAYS OR MORE.
WE ARE CLOSED:
CHRISTMAS & NEW YEARS DAY
DONNA & WALT WOJAN 231-547-6866
05133 BARNARD ROAD, CHARLEVOIX, MI 49720
The American Association of Feline Practitioners, The Academy of Veterinary Internal Medicine, The American Animal Hospital Association, The American Veterinary Medical Association, Council on Biologic and Therapeutic Agents, and all 27 Veterinary Schools in North America have changed their recommended protocols for vaccinating cats and dogs. The AVMA Council on Biologic and Therapeutic Agents (COBTA) presented their consensus at the July, 2000 137th Annual AVMA Convention. They focused on the following points:
v When an annual booster vaccination with a modified live virus vaccine (i.e. Distemper, Parvovirus or Fe Distemper) is given to a previously vaccinated adult animal - no added protection is provided. Modified live virus vaccines depend on the replication of the virus for a response. Antibodies from previous vaccines do not allow the new virus to replicate. No additional protection is provided.
v Vaccine Manufacturers' label claims should be backed by scientific data. There is no scientific data to support label directions for re-administration of MLV vaccines annually.
v Vaccines are not harmless. Unnecessary side effects and adverse events can be minimised by avoiding unnecessary vaccinations.
To emphasise what some very heavyweight veterinary authorities in America are saying here: annual vaccination is unnecessary. This is because vaccines stimulate antibodies against infectious diseases, and these antibodies remain in the system for many years, and probably for life. All annual boosters do is introducing viral challenges that are nullified by existing antibodies - no added protection is provided. On top of this, “vaccines are not harmless”.
The new guidelines:
"Dogs and cats immune systems mature fully at 6 months. If a modified live virus (MLV) vaccine is given after 6 months of age, it produces immunity, which is good for the life of the pet (i.e., canine distemper, parvo, feline distemper). If another MLV vaccine is given a year later, the antibodies from the first vaccine
neutralize the antigens of the second vaccine and there is little or no effect. The titer is not 'boosted'.
"Not only are annual boosters for parvo and distemper unnecessary, they subject the pet to potential risks of allergic reactions and immune-mediated hemolytic anemia. Puppies receive antibodies through their mother’s milk. This natural protection can last 8 -14 weeks. Puppies and kittens should NOT be vaccinated at LESS than 8 weeks. Maternal immunity will neutralize the vaccine and little protection (0-38%) will be produced.
"Vaccination at 6 weeks will, however, delay the timing of the first highly effective vaccine. Vaccinations given 2 weeks apart suppress rather than stimulate the immune system. A series of vaccinations is given starting at 8 weeks and given 3-4 weeks apart up to 16 weeks of age. Another vaccination given sometime after 6 months of age (usually at 1 year 4 months) will provide lifetime immunity."
It is not recommend vaccinating for anything that is not life threatening. (Lyme-Coronavirus-Canine Cough-etc.) These can be treated safer than over vaccinating.