Christmas & New Years Schedule Update

Christmas & New Years Schedule Update

Lanai:  Howls and meows to all of my furry companions!  I just wanted to pass along a quick note that we are full on December 24 – 25.  We do have a few spots remaining for services In-Home Visits and Dog Boarding over New Years as of today (12/6/11) according to the family.  However, the last-minute reservations are coming in quickly so please get yours in if you’re planning on traveling.

Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Exclusive European Style Boarding

KYPSAH offers–and has offered–European style boarding since 2004.

What is European Dog Boarding

European style boarding is a cage-free style of boarding where the dogs live as a pack within our home.  In a nutshell, the dogs that partake in sleepovers become like our dogs and live with our family:  They sleep in the house with us just like our own dogs do.  This is the difference between us and a kennel:  There is 24/7 supervision around-the-clock and the dogs that stay with us are in a home—not a “home-like” environment.

Typical Day

A typical day at our home consists of waking up and letting the dogs outside to do their business first-thing.  Afterwards, we exercise them prior to eating breakfast (a dog that may have a medical condition will quite possibly be on his/her own routine where they have to eat first).

Play time

During the course of the day (before and after breakfast), the dogs get a lot of exercise that starts in the morning—weather-permitting.  There are structured leash walks (this means the dogs are not allowed to lead but follow a strict, disciplined walk), skate sessions (this is a good exercise for those that have an abundance of energy), group exercise play after the walk and skate sessions are done (this exercise is only for dogs that are up to playing and do not have physical conditions that prevent such exercise; dogs are also sized up to play with dogs of like-size) and breed exercises.

Among exercising them and throughout their stay with us, they are also rules and boundaries they must adhere to.  Consequently, we keep them burning psychological energy as well by issuing commands when needed, i.e., “out of the kitchen” as the kitchen is off-limits.

After all of the physical exercising, the dogs generally rest for a while and lounge around the rest of the day.

What We Provide

We provide everything:  Toys, treats, beds and all the love they can handle.  The only thing you need to provide is their food.  Homemade diets and medications are also taken care of at no additional charge; you just need to provide the food and we’ll cook it for them as per your instructions.

An Exclusive Style of Boarding

Our dog boarding style is rather exclusive as we only take in a select few on a nightly basis, and since this service is an informal service, it is offered to those people who feel that their pets need more than our other services can offer them.  Therefore, this service is solely for the benefit of the dogs to meet their unique, personal needs, as well as, their owners to give them peace of mind knowing that their dogs are getting the most attention possible.  With this being said, our informal dog boarding service books up very fast and especially around the Holidays.

Thanksgiving 2006

What Type of Dogs We Normally Keep

The types of dogs that really benefit from this style of boarding are as follows:

  • Dogs that are used to having people around them all day
  • Breeds that long for a lot of human interaction
  • Dogs that have health conditions, i.e., Diabetes, seizures that need to be monitored closely
  • Dog families that need to stay together

Important Notes

  1. We do not discriminate among breeds.  We accept all breeds provided the dog meet all of the criteria.
  2. All dogs from one family must meet the criteria—no exceptions.

Free Pet Taxi Service

We do offer free Pet Taxi service to those dogs that are staying with us.  Common places that we meet are:

  • Pedrick Produce (a good place for those who are traveling up and down I-80)
  • Areas by the Sacramento International Airport
  • Natomas area (by Walmart on Truxel)


We also travel clear up to Truckee to pick-up dogs that are staying with us who live in the Truckee/Reno areas.  Pick-ups and drop-offs to and from Truckee cost $50.00.  Therefore, for example, if you live in Truckee and need your pup picked up from Truckee and dropped back off to Truckee after their stay with us is completed, your total Pet Taxi charge would be $100.00.

As far as traveling in severe weather to and from Truckee, it’s no worries.  We do it every year and are rigged for the snow 🙂

Dogs on-the-go

Jessie likes to travel with her dogs all of the time.  Almost everywhere she goes, she’ll have the dogs with her unless she’s performing visits where the dogs can’t go.

Pet Taxi

Dogs on-the-go

Because she loves traveling with dogs, and they enjoy traveling with her and her family, she also makes sure that KYPSAH offers a Pet Taxi service.  At this time, this service is only available as a pick-up and drop-off service for dogs who are in Daycare or are being boarded with the Riggs.  However, this service may be expanding to something larger–as an  independent service itself.

Riding along in my automobile

Have dog will travel

If you’re  needing a pet taxi for your dog, just let us know.  KYPSAH makes every effort possible to provide as many services as possible for its clients in order to help them, help their pets.

Just a note that many cats don’t do well when traveling.  Because of this, we strongly suggest that the owners travel with their cats, if at all possible, and not a hire a pet taxi service just to ensure as much as possible, a stress-free travel experience for the cat.

Pet Taxi…

… in style. A typical viewpoint of how the dogs ride while being transported either to off-leash hike areas or wherever.