What time do I need to drop off my pet?
-You are welcome to bring in your pet anytime during our business hours, but you will need to be here at least 30 minutes before closing.  We will need to get detailed care instructions from you when you drop your pet off, and pets adjust to boarding more easily if they can spend more time with our staff on the day of admission.  Even if the pet has stayed with us before, they will have to adjust to being in a different environment, so we recommend coming in earlier rather than later in the day.        

Can I bring toys or my pet's regular bed from home?
-You may bring any personal items that you wish for your pet to have during their stay with us.  Often pets are more comfortable, especially if they have never been boarded before if they have something that smells like home.  We do ask that you not bring any items that are irreplaceable, as items are sometimes chewed or destroyed.  We use bleach to sanitize our laundry so items may become discolored if we have to wash them.  Please note that personal items may be removed if they are chewed to prevent your pet from choking on or ingesting them.  We have plenty of bedding, bowls, and toys in the play areas for your pets to enjoy during their stay with us if you choose to not bring anything from home.

What kind of medications can you administer?
-We will administer oral, topical, and injectable medications as closely as possible to your pet's regular schedule and there is no additional fee for this service.  We encourage you to bring any medications that are not given regularly and only as needed so we can make sure that your pet is as comfortable as possible during their stay with us.  We strongly recommend that all pets be on a veterinarian approved flea prevention, and have topical products available if you would like for us to apply one to your pet upon admission.

Do I need to bring my pet's food?
-We encourage you to bring your pet's regular food if they are on a special diet or if they prefer wet food.  We would prefer that all food and treats be in a sealed container or resealable plastic bag.  We can store food that requires refrigeration and can also heat food if necessary.  If you do not bring your pet's regular food, we feed dogs Royal Canin GI Low Fat, which is a dry food formulated to be gentle on the digestive tract and cats are given dry Purina ProPlan Chicken and Rice Formula. 

How often will my pet be let out?
-Dogs are let outside at least four times during the day and have playtime with one of our staff members at least once daily.  Playtime activities vary according to what the dog enjoys doing.  We can play ball, brush your dog, or just have an extended petting session.  Cats are let out individually during the day in the enclosed cat room to exercise, play, or just lounge by the window.  The length of time that cats are out varies depending on how many cats are boarding.  Typically, playtime for cats is approximately 30 minutes to 1 hour each day.

​What vaccinations does my pet need?
-We require dogs to have current Rabies, Distemper, and Bordetella vaccinations, and cats must have current Rabies and Feline Distemper vaccinations.  Exotic pet vaccination requirements vary by species; please give us a call for specific requirements.  We recommend that vaccinations be updated at least a week before your visit, as some required vaccinations are not fully effective until 2-5 days after administration.  We do not administer vaccinations at Four Paws Inn.  We require documentation from a veterinarian that vaccinations are current; a Rabies tag is not acceptable proof that the pet has been vaccinated.  You may bring your pet's vaccination records with you, or have your veterinarian fax vaccinations to us at 252-329-7295 or email them to fourpawsinn27858@gmail.com.  If you have any questions about our vaccination requirements, please give us a call.
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Our seasonal shampoos are Deshedding or Cherry-Almond.  We also offer mink oil treatments for pets with dry skin or coats.   

Space is limited and our boarding and grooming schedules fill up quickly, so we recommend making your reservations as soon as possible.  

We strive to provide the best experience possible for you and your pet and welcome any feedback that you may have!  You may submit comments to FPI27858@mail.com  *Please do not submit requests for appointments to this email; appointments must be made with our receptionists to ensure that we have availability.