Kennel Club
Kennel Club #BanShockCollars campaign set to be won in England
The Kennel Club is delighted that, following a meeting with Rt Hon Michael Gove and Ross Thomson MP just last week, it is understood that a ban on both the sale and use of shock collars is to be announced across the UK shortly, following a consultation period on the terms of such a ban, including a total import ban and a possible amnesty.
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Five Hero Dogs
Five Hero Dogs Named as Finalists in hero dog awards
Judges from the Kennel Club, the UK’s largest dog welfare organisation, have selected five inspiring finalists to go forward for the public vote, with the winner being announced in the Genting Arena at the Birmingham NEC on the final day of Crufts, the world’s greatest dog show, on Sunday 11th March. These five dog heroes are just some of the dogs celebrated at the show for the ways that they enrich our lives.
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New partner
The Kennel Club announce Purina PRO Plan as their new partner in pet nutrition
Caroline Kisko, Kennel Club Secretary, said: “We are delighted to be working with Purina PRO Plan who share many of the same beliefs as the Kennel Club in terms of responsible dog breeding through the Kennel Club’s Assured Breeder Scheme and the important role that our canine companions play in our society.
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Foreign Secretary backs call to ban
Foreign Secretary backs call to ban shock collars
In a video posted on Ross Thomson MP’s twitter account, the Foreign Secretary states: “I am absolutely shocked to discover that electric collars are being used on dogs as utensils of discipline and education. There are far better ways of training your dog. Just as you don’t need to cane children anymore, we’ve moved on from that – let’s move on from electric shock dog collars.”
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Kennel Club welcomes consultation
Kennel Club welcomes consultation on third-party puppy sale ban
The Kennel Club, whose own regulations explicitly ban the sale of puppies to third parties, has long called for an end to the sale of puppies in pet shops and by other third party retailers, as puppy farmers often use such outlets to sell their pups to unsuspecting members of the public who never see the terrible conditions that the pups were raised in.
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Say bonjour
Say bonjour to the UK’s newest pedigree dog – the Barbet
Following the ‘entente chaleureuse’ established between Theresa May and Emmanuel Macron at last week’s summit in London, Anglo-French relations in the world of dogs also look set to become even more cordial after official recognition of an ancient French breed in the UK.
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Drop In for a Tour Anytime

At Cascade Kennels, we’re here to provide a safe, clean, positive environment and experience for all of our guests, but the journey to feeling good about where you board begins before your pet checks in. Because pets are like family, it’s important to do your research ahead of time and figure out what the best...

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At Cascade Kennels, we’re here to provide a safe, clean, positive environment and experience for all of our guests, but the journey to feeling good about where you board begins before your pet checks in. Because pets are like family, it’s important to do your research ahead of time and figure out what the best...

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At Cascade Kennels, we’re here to provide a safe, clean, positive environment and experience for all of our guests, but the journey to feeling good about where you board begins before your pet checks in. Because pets are like family, it’s important to do your research ahead of time and figure out what the best fit is for you and your pet. This is why we encourage all prospective clients to drop in for a tour, no appointment needed. There are four key things to spot when checking out facilities: an open-door tour policy, happy animals, happy staff and minimal odor.

Open Door Tour Policies

When shopping around for a kennel,” tour hours” or “tours by appointment only“ should raise a red flag. If the facility isn’t clean enough to show prospective clients at any given time, it probably isn’t clean enough for your pet to live in. Any place you walk into should be more than happy to show you around, and have nothing to hide. You know you’ve found the right place when the more you know about it, the better you feel about it!

Happy Animals

This one may seem self-explanatory, but there are certain things to watch out for that will give you the animal’s take on things. Sure, dogs usually have big smiles on when they’re just hanging out, but that doesn’t reliably reflect how they’re feeling.  One thing that you want to see is that each dog is able to do his or her own thing. Just because one is excited shouldn’t mean that another can’t take a nap if they’re tired. Relaxed body language is also important to note. This means no frantic pacing, panting, or jumping up and down.

For cats, it’s pretty simple: they should look as if they own the place. Napping, stretching, demanding (and getting) affection from everyone who passes by, etc. They should have their condos neat and tidy with comfortable bedding to snooze on.

Happy Staff

The people caring for your pets should be friendly, kind and caring. That should come across from the moment you walk in. If the staff seems overburdened or unfriendly, it’s hard to imagine that they are able to give the quality of care to your pet that should be expected. Communication with you, the owner, is essential to coordinating a good experience for your pet. If they can’t carry on a great conversation about your pet and his or her needs, that’s a problem!

Minimal Odors

There is no excuse for a place to reek of anything, be it cleaning products or pet waste. If things are getting cleaned thoroughly and consistently throughout the day, there should be no reason for any residual odors to develop. There also shouldn’t be a strong odor of cleaning products to cover things up. Any kennel you walk into should be fresh, clean, open, well-lit and well-ventilated.

When it comes to leaving your pet in someone else’s care, you should feel confident about your choice. Making an informed decision is the first step, so be sure to get out there and tour any place you consider. Drop by Cascade Kennels any time that our office is open, and we’ll be glad to show you around!

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