Check-in Information for Your Pet's Visit

To make your dog’s visit safe and enjoyable we have compiled a list of requirements and basic information to help your dog be more at ease when they are in our care.


While you’re away, your dog will play.

  • If a new client, please complete and sign the Boarding and/or Day Care Agreement
  • Vaccination records showing vet recommended due dates for:
    • Bordetella (Rocky Mountains Kennels can provide vaccination)
    • Rabies (within 1 to 3 years)
    • Distemper - Parvo (within 1 to 3 years)
    • We recommend all dogs be vaccinated at least 7 days prior to boarding, if possible
  • Medication Policy – Rocky Mountain Kennels will administer medication to your pet during his/her stay. All medications must be in the original container or in the container from the veterinarian.
  • Dogs must arrive and leave the facility on a leash.
  • When you arrive a staff member will greet you, review your records and discuss any special instructions.
  • All food must be stored in a hard-sided container with a lid (Rubbermaid, Tupperware, coffee can, etc.).
  • Toys are permitted and will stay in the kennel for your dog’s personal use. To prevent objects from getting stuck in the drainage system, at least part of each dog toy must be larger than a tennis ball. For example, rope toys will not be accepted unless they have a large knot on at least one end. Rocky Mountain Kennels will not be held responsible for lost or damaged items.
  • To avoid confusion at check in time, no bowls or brushes will be accepted. Rocky Mountain Kennels provides bowls and brushes. Pet carriers for dogs to have in their kennels will be accepted.
  • Only machine washable bedding will be accepted. If your pup’s bedding is not easily washable it will be placed with their belongings outside of their kennel for their stay. We recommend bringing blankets and comforters for comfort when possible. Please note that if your dog has multiple accidents on their bedding, it may be removed from their run to avoid excess damage from multiple washes. Rocky Mountain Kennels will not be held responsible for damaged bedding material.
  • Your dog will be introduced to the play group. Rest assured, we always watch all our dogs very closely to make sure everyone is playing nice and remaining happy. Should we have any concerns about your dog’s behavior or well-being, we will keep your dog separated for their safety.


  • While you were away your dog had a full day of play time in our large outdoor play areas. Some after-effects of play time include:
    • Your dog will go home tired and possibly thirsty. We’ll always have water available for the dogs, but many get so carried away playing they don’t stop to take a drink!
    • Your dog has played hard all day with other dogs, and might be damp, especially around the neck, and may be dirty. We will do our best to remove most mud and wet spots, but he will most likely bear some evidence of his day at the facility.
    • You may notice your dog licking his paws. Sore paws can be caused by all the running around your dog does while at the facility. You may notice your dog seems stiff or sore in the beginning.
    • Dogs play with their mouths and paws. You may notice minor cuts, scrapes, or even small chunks of missing fur. This occurs in play. Of course, we would notify you if something serious were to happen to your dog while at the facility.
    • Some dogs warm up faster than others - don’t worry, your dog's enthusiasm to enter the group will grow as they get more used to being at the facility

Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns by calling 303-651-DOGS(3647) to talk with our friendly and knowledgeable staff members.