Peggy & David Roderick
AKC Breeders of Merit
Bryson City, NC
Family companion or show dog, we want each of our guests to have a happy, stress-free experience while in our care. The mental and physical health of your dog is of primary importance to us. We designed our boarding facilities with comfort, safety, and security in mind.
All breeds are welcome. From giants to toys, dogs boarding with us enjoy spacious, indoor/outdoor runs set on the bank of a rippling mountain stream. Several large runs are available for families with two or three dogs.
We have a fenced play area to spend time with the dogs for games or cuddles. Dogs trained for off-leash activity can spend time with us in a wooded half-acre exercise yard. However, for the safety of our guests, we do not allow dogs unfamiliar with each other to access the exercise or play yard at the same time.
You will need to provide a copy of your dog’s vaccination records in advance or at check in.
The minimum vaccines required for boarding at Rippling Water are:
- current Rabies (3 yr for adults; 1 yr for 4 to 12 mo.)
- DHPP or DAP (3 yr for adults;1 yr for under 12 mo.)
Beyond these core vaccines, we recommend that you discuss with your veterinarian which additional vaccines your dog should have based on your dog's age, health and life-style.
Full payment by local check, cash, debit or credit card is due on arrival.
We are open year around. During the summer our office is open 7 days a week. The rest of the year the office is open Monday thru Saturday, and closed on Sundays and holidays.
OFFICE HOURS May thru September
Monday - Saturday: 8:30 AM to 6:30 PM
Sundays and Holidays - 10 AM to 6 PM
OFFICE HOURS October thru April
Monday - Saturday 8:30 AM to 6 PM
Our boarding facility is licensed, regulated and inspected by the North Carolina Agriculture Department –Veterinarian Division.
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APPALACHIAN TRAIL SERVICE
We can arrange shuttle service and provide boarding for dogs whose owners are hiking the Appalachian Trail thru the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. Advance reservations are strongly recommended. Call or email to make a reservation.
Our phone service is often unreliable. If you cannot reach us by voice, please contact us by email or text 828-488-2091 for reservations or you may complete the Boarding Request Form
PICK UP and DELIVERY SERVICE
(Small Breeds only)
We are sometimes able to offer pick up and delivery service in conjunction with your boarding reservation. Please ask about availability. Cost is dependent on distance.
We are now accepting credit cards
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