Kennel Requirements Revised

posted: by: CAH Tags: "Clinic Specials" "News" 

We recently posted:

"Effective Immediately: Pennsylvania state law now requires that all boarding facilities hold a copy of proof of Rabies vaccination.

We have always required proof of Distemper, Rabies and Bordetella, given within the past year. This new law simply requires owners to bring a copy of their certificate, or simply their receipt, showing their dog has been vaccinated by a veterinarian within the past year.

This only applies to boarders who were not vaccinated here. If your dog was vaccinated here - no worries, we will have the information.

Without proof of vaccination, we are unable to board the dog."


It has now been announced that it is, in fact, the rabies certificate that is needed as proof of vaccination, and it is the only acceptable form of proof of vaccination.

"During an inspection, the Dog Law Enforcement Officer must physically view a copy of the rabies certificate; the tag alone is not sufficient. The exception, however, is for those boarding kennels operated by veterinarians which give the vaccinations to their customers and keep such records on their computer."

So if your dog boards in our kennel, and we vaccinated him or her here, we will have the certificate on file. Otherwise, please bring your rabies certificate from the vet who vaccinated your dog. Without it, we will not be able to board your dog.

Sorry for the inconvenience, this is Pennsylvania state law.