The Barn at Off The Hook Kennel

The Barn at Off The Hook Kennel Small friendly private dog boarding kennel in Clarendon Vermont (6 +/- Miles from West Rutland / Rutland) Having an empty barn after we sold our livestock, we decided instead of leaving it empty, to renovate it and make it a small boarding kennel.
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During the remodel we talked to several people who have dogs that aren't the most social, and often we heard that they have had to vacation separately or not at all because they could not board their dogs. With that in mind we decided to build a kennel where a dog could safely stay regardless of their personality. We look forward to meeting you and your dog soon.

Operating as usual

Happy Pups
08/12/2021

Happy Pups

Meet Cannoli....
08/11/2021

Meet Cannoli....

07/30/2021

Please use caution coming into the driveway. Rain has not been kind.

07/29/2021

WE WILL BE CLOSED FOR:
DAYCARE ONLY 8/5-6 & 9/17
ALL BOARDING 10/25-31st

07/02/2021

VIP Package is available for purchase until July 11th .

06/18/2021

The fact that I have to post this is ridiculous, but here we are:

If your dog poops on/in the driveway on the way to the kennel. PLEASE ask for a bag to pick it up!

Friends 😊
06/17/2021

Friends 😊

It’s been a really busy couple of weeks and I have gotten to see some of my favorite over the last couple weeks.  #backt...
06/17/2021

It’s been a really busy couple of weeks and I have gotten to see some of my favorite over the last couple weeks. #backtonormal

Please be diligent, we have not seen anything local YET!! The following post from a friend, please read for helpful tips...
06/12/2021

Please be diligent, we have not seen anything local YET!! The following post from a friend, please read for helpful tips to keep your pup as safe as possible. Please know that I will be doubling up on my cleaning and disinfecting.

Chris

I’m hearing that kennel cough is making its way around. I have not had any cases at CCC and hope to keep it that way! I will continue to be diligent with cleaning and disinfecting protocols to stay ahead of this. Please let me know before you bring your dog if they have recently been to any other boarding or daycare facilities. If your dog is showing any signs of feeling under the weather please don’t bring them anywhere other than to your veterinarian.
Thank you,
Alaina

WHAT IS KENNEL COUGH?
Kennel Cough (or Canine Cough) is an upper respiratory infection caused by both a bacteria and a virus. It is also known as Canine Infectious Respiratory Disease Complex (CIRDC) and Canine Infectious Tracheobronchitis as it affects the dog’s lungs, windpipe and voice box.

Although Kennel Cough is highly contagious and extremely uncomfortable, it usually can only be life-threatening in young puppies, geriatric dogs, and immune compromised dogs.

WHAT CAUSES KENNEL COUGH?
Kennel Cough is caused by several infectious agents, many of which plague the dog simultaneously.

The most common is a bacteria called Bordetella Bronchiseptica (this is why you may also hear Kennel Cough be referred to as Bordetella). If the infection is caused solely by this bacterium, symptoms normally last for only 10 days. However, the dog continues to shed the disease for 6-14 weeks.

In the majority of cases, Kennel Cough is caused by a combination of both the Bordetalla bacterium and highly infectious viruses such as Canine Distemper or Canine Influenza. The viruses not only weaken the dog’s immune system to make them more susceptible to Bordetella, but they also attack the cells in the respiratory tract. This puts the dog’s trachea (windpipe) and larynx (voicebox) in harm’s way.

It’s important to note that some dogs are carriers of this disease but show no symptoms themselves. However, whenever they come in contact with other dogs they are exposing them to Canine Cough, putting them at high risk for infection.

HOW IS KENNEL COUGH TRANSMITTED?
Kennel Cough is spread through the air.
When an infected dog coughs, sneezes, barks, or even sheds dander – just once – he releases thousands of microscopic contaminates into the air. The aerosolized bacteria and viruses can remain viable (alive and able to infect) in the air for up to 2 weeks on tiny dust particles, traveling throughout the environment until inhaled by another host. Once ingested, these agents begin to wreak havoc within the upper respiratory tract.
Kennel Cough can be transmitted by contact with contaminated objects.
If an infected dog drinks from a watering dish, picks up a toy or stick, or hikes his leg on a post, and another dog comes in contact with these objects, he will most likely contract Kennel Cough. Bacterium like Bordetella can survive on surfaces for up to 48 hours, ready and waiting to be transmitted to another unsuspecting host to continue the cycle of infection.
Direct contact between dogs can transmit Kennel Cough easily.
Direct contact with infected dogs.
Be careful who your dog associates with and where he hangs out! Touching noses, sniffing butts, or just breathing the same air as an infected dog can cause your best friend to develop Kennel Cough. Dog daycare and dog boarding facilities, kennels, veterinary hospitals, dog grooming and other pet businesses where numerous dogs are coming and going or kept in close quarters, must take extra precautions to protect their facilities from the transmission of Kennel Cough. If a dog is suspected to have this illness, he must be isolated immediately.

WHAT ARE KENNEL COUGH SYMPTOMS LIKE?
Although Kennel Cough in dogs is not fatal, it does cause symptoms that make an infected dog quite miserable. The most common symptoms of Kennel Cough include:

1. A dry, hacking cough. This is a classic symptom. The cough is generally dry (although sometimes mucous can be expelled) and may be described as a “honking” noise. The cough is constant, persistent, and can be unsettling. Some dogs may experience a coughing fit every few minutes. Others may constantly be coughing as they are walking, lying down, or going about their daily activities. The cough is probably the most uncomfortable aspect for dogs (as can be seen and heard).

2. Fever. If the dog develops a fever, he probably has contracted a more severe form of the disease. Some dogs with Canine Cough appear perfectly normal and healthy, other than the fact that they are coughing all the time. But a low-grade fever indicates that his body is hard at work trying to fight off infection.

3. Lethargy. Not all dogs with this illness appear lethargic. Some do, while others appear perfectly normal. If the dog is lethargic, he will have decreased energy, poor appetite, lack of interest in activities he is usually excited about, minimal motivation, etc.

4. Discharge. Nasal discharge and watery, runny eyes are a common symptom of Kennel Cough. In most cases, the discharge will be clear but sometimes it can be slightly cloudy or discolored, the latter of which is usually a sign of secondary infection.

While these Kennel Cough symptoms may not sound like much to be concerned about – after all, don’t we all have these symptoms when we’re suffering from a harmless little cold? – they are taking a major toll on your dog’s body and his mental state.

If you suspect that your dog may have contracted this illness, have him seen by a vet immediately – don’t delay!

HOW LONG DOES KENNEL COUGH LAST?
Most dogs recover from Kennel Cough within 3-4 weeks. If a dog has a compromised immune system, is a young puppy or a senior, it may take up to 6 weeks for a complete recovery. However, the dog may still be a carrier of the disease for several weeks after he has recovered. The answer to exactly how long Kennel Cough lasts truly depends on the individual dog, but 3-6 weeks is a common time frame.

The above information and more can be found at petairapy. com

06/06/2021

Hi everyone!! The world is slowly returning to some normalcy and people are traveling. Please make your reservation as soon as you know your dates, as I am booking up fast.

04/21/2021

The Barn will be closed for daycare on Tuesday 4/27, Wednesday 4/28 & Thursday 4/29.

*** UPDATE***Pup was reunited with owner this evening. *****************************************************************...
03/25/2021

*** UPDATE***
Pup was reunited with owner this evening.

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Do you know me? I was found on Rt 4 by S&S it was really busy traffic and a really nice person came and got me. They went to all the houses around where I was found me but nobody knew me. Please message this page if you know who might be missing me.

The more you know
02/25/2021

The more you know

Someone recently asked on a FB post about how to tell a meat-rich formula from a carb-heavy formula and figure out how much of the protein on the label comes from meat vs. grain or legumes. A big reason necessitating this question is the tactic of ingredient-splitting.

Ingredient-splitting is a huge issue in the dog food industry. Look at your labels. Any time you see "peas, pea protein, pea flour" or "corn, corn gluten meal," ingredient-splitting is occurring. This is a red flag that the ingredient list is being manipulated to make it look like it has more meat than it does.

What you choose to feed your dog is entirely your prerogative. However, we feel the label should accurately reflect what is in the bag, with no manipulation, and leave the choice to the consumer

Here is an article on Ingredient Splitting from Dog Food Advisor that explains what it is and why it is so ethically questionable.

01/14/2021

That window to the soul showing breathtaking character. Most amazing creatures on the planet that we are so lucky to enjoy.

10/29/2020

Hey everyone, for those who wanted a Thanksgiving turkey, I need to know ASAP so that I can keep it separated from those being processed tomorrow.

09/30/2020

We are happy to announce that the treadmill has arrived, sessions are available either at individual times or as an add on to your dogs stay. Call to book your time.

08/14/2020

The Barn will not being doing DAYBOARDING for the week of Aug 17th through the 24th.

*** ATTENTION ***We have been notified of potential exposure of canine cough (was not swabbed for test, but are being tr...
08/07/2020
Kennel Cough in Dogs - Transmission, Symptoms, Prevention, Treatment

*** ATTENTION ***

We have been notified of potential exposure of canine cough (was not swabbed for test, but are being treated for it) here at the kennel. So please be on the lookout for potential symptoms i.e. Runny nose, cough, sleepy and not eating their food.

Please know that your dogs well being and safety is our first priority. As precautions we do not allow community water or toys and each room is cleaned and disinfected everyday at the end of the day or depending on length of stay it will be done mid stay and at the end. We also watch dogs for symptoms and will notify right away if we see something off. In response to the notification, we have deep cleaned the kennel, bedding, yards and replaced the filters in the air purifying system (they are checked monthly already).

Below is some great information on Canine Cough.

Unfortunately, this is one of those things that comes up with multi dog environment but we are being proactive so hopefully not as many dogs get sick.

If your dog is showing symptoms please contact your vet to see what they recommend going forward and let us know right away.

Thank you,

Chris and Craig

Kennel Cough (Canine Cough) information including transmission, symptoms, duration, natural treatments, and prevention of Kennel Cough in dogs.

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07/22/2020

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07/22/2020

The farm stand had added pickled eggs (from our birds) as well as fresh zucchini and garlic scapes. Blueberries from Wilder Mountain farm will be coming soon. If you would like to pre order a blueberry pie or cobbler please let us know and we can have it ready when you pick up or drop off your dogs.

No you don’t have to have a dog to come to the farm stand however the farm stand is only open during our pickup and drop off times.

The Barns farm stand is open with fresh blueberry pie, garlic and zucchini as well as the farm raised chicken and duck t...
07/21/2020

The Barns farm stand is open with fresh blueberry pie, garlic and zucchini as well as the farm raised chicken and duck that are in the freezer. Message for details.

07/01/2020

Hey all, we have no phone or internet. Please leave a message if you call or message here and I will get back to you as soon as we are up and running. Thank you for undertaking.

We want to thank everyone who has supported us during this chaotic time. Please know we are still here for your dogs wit...
07/01/2020

We want to thank everyone who has supported us during this chaotic time. Please know we are still here for your dogs with full boarding and daycare. We will be extending our VIP special to the end of the Independence Day weekend.

I’m, pretty sure they do 🤷🏻‍♀️😁
06/25/2020

I’m, pretty sure they do 🤷🏻‍♀️😁

06/06/2020

We Just got a question about the VIP program, so a quick explanation of how it works:

For example if you purchased the one dog package and then day board your dog 3 days a week for 50 weeks. Instead of paying $60 at the end of the week, you pay $30. At the end of the 12 months you have saved $500. (Based on one dog boarding 3 days for 50 weeks)

Yes, you pay upfront for the program and pay weekly or at the end of each stay your dog is with us.

If you have any questions please message us.

On sale now: The VIP program can save you as much as $500 for a 12 month period, more so if you are a multiple dog famil...
06/06/2020

On sale now: The VIP program can save you as much as $500 for a 12 month period, more so if you are a multiple dog family.

How it works:

For example if you purchased the one dog package and then day board your dog 3 days a week for 50 weeks. Instead of paying $60 a week, you pay $30. At the end of the 12 months you have saved $500.

If you have any questions please message us.

05/29/2020

VIP Passes

Going on sale June 1

The pass gets you 50% off all overnights and day board services as well priority boarding during peak times.

Pass starts working the day you purchase and expire June 30, 2021

$1000 for one dog, $500 for each additional dog.

Offer expires June 30 2020

Stole from one of my favorite clients, which is why I see several of my budding zoom puppies reguarlly.
05/08/2020

Stole from one of my favorite clients, which is why I see several of my budding zoom puppies reguarlly.

Everyone is still talking about how much fun this was, 2021 is still in the plans. If you can please consider donating t...
05/03/2020

Everyone is still talking about how much fun this was, 2021 is still in the plans. If you can please consider donating to this amazing foundation. As you know it’s a very near and dear cause to us

🥰Today we give a special thank you to Chris, Craig, and the community of West Rutland. Last year was the first-ever Prime Rib Showdown fundraiser for the Warrior Dog Foundation. With the support of their community and over 400 participants, they raised just under $20,000. Unfortunately, the 2nd Annual Prime Rib Showdown was not in the cards for 2020, and while we understand we are looking forward to joining this amazing community next year. 🐾

If you interested in creating a WDF 💲 fundraiser 💲 please email [email protected] or launch your own Facebook fundraiser. Please note when you donate through Facebook 💯% of your donations go directly to the Warrior Dog Foundation.

Simply put, we could not provide for our retired K9’s without your generous support.

04/26/2020

Good Afternoon,

Tomorrow is the day we will be opening the kennel for the first time in weeks we are so looking forward to start to see our kennel family and friends again. Please understand we have made some changes and for the time the drop off and pickup will occur in a new temporary pen that is in the front of the building. As many of you know our pups are going to be very excited to be back to play with their friends as well. (make sure they are leashed coming in!!!!) You are going to notice a few things are changing around the kennel, which may add a little enjoyment for you and the pups.

So please call and book the times that you are looking to day board for the next few weeks. We are planning to start overnight boarding again on May 15th please start scheduling your times and check in for your reservations that are already booked, moving forward.

Thank everyone that has stayed in touch during these unique times we are living. Again we are SO EXCITED to be getting back to some form of possible normal for all of us.

Chris & Craig

04/22/2020

🐾 🐾 We are opening back up 🐾 🐾

So we are opening back up, finally. We are going to limit the amount of dogs and do dayboards only to start ( unless we’ve made other arrangements with you) Please call or message us so that we can schedule your day(s).

In an effort to raise some funds so that we can be open when the world starts turning again. We are offering up Craig’s ...
04/15/2020

In an effort to raise some funds so that we can be open when the world starts turning again. We are offering up Craig’s services. We are defaulting back to when we were farming 😁. (Bet some of you didn’t know we used to do that) Do you have planter box’s that need to be built, help with garden design, need veggie plants? In the down time we have started a bunch of seeds and have opened our greenhouse back up. We also have fresh beef bones for sale. These arrived from out processor on Monday. Prices range from .50 to $2.00 a piece. The big big bones are $15 a piece there are only 4 (first come first serve).

Thank you all for checking in and sending us pictures, we miss all of you so much. Hoping everyone is healthy and making it through these crazy times safely.

Chris and Craig

Address

487 Gravel Pit Rd
West Rutland, VT
05777

Opening Hours

Monday 7am - 9am
3pm - 6pm
Tuesday 7am - 9am
3pm - 6pm
Wednesday 7am - 9am
3pm - 6pm
Thursday 7am - 9am
3pm - 6pm
Friday 7am - 9am
3pm - 6pm
Saturday 8am - 9am
4pm - 6pm
Sunday 4pm - 6pm

Telephone

(802) 797-8181

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Have a great event today!
happy thanksgiving and stay warm!! remy misses his barn pals! see you next week
Best place to bring your dog's Christine and Craig have a every nice place lots of room for the dogs to run and play and they treat them like there own First time for us leaving are dog's didn't worry at all knowing they were with them. Tina B
Thank you guys once again for taking such good care of my Mamie Girl! :)
Jax obviously had a fun filled day today....:)
Thanks for the tour and sharing the puppy love with me! Beautiful facility and an abundance of love for the furbabies there!!
We are officially part of the cool dogs club!
I LOVE my shirt!! Can't wait to have Toby spend the night there! ❤