Tahoe Best Friends
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I would love to chat with you.  If you have any questions about our services or would like more specific details about our programs, please use the form below to contact us, or just give us a call at 530 542-2336. Free consultation available. Rates can start at as little as $10.

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Why choose Tahoe Best Friends? 
We are the only doggie care center in South Lake Tahoe that offers 24 hour care (on site), inside & outside play areas, no cages or kennels.

Can any dog come for doggie daycare or overnight boarding? 
Yes, as long as they are dog friendly, people friendly and not space protective. All dogs must be altered (spayed/neutered)--call for puppy policy - okay for some puppies up to 7 months.  We will conduct a free evaluation of every dog's temperament to ensure safety for your dog as well as other dogs. 

What are your hours of operation?
We have 24 hour staffing but pick up and drop off must be between 7am - 7pm*.
Doggie daycare is available from 7am - 7pm
Overnight visitors can be dropped off from 7am - 7pm, normal checkout time is 12 noon. 
*After hour drop off might be possible for a surcharge but prior arrangement necessary (at least 48 hours notice.) 
Appointment must be pre-arranged for pet evaluation - no drop ins for evaluation.

What should I have prepared prior to my dog's arrival?
 Once you have a reservation provide:
1/  1 day/night deposit (for first time visitors and holidays)
2/ Copy of Vet records on file with us at least 24 hours in advance (see shots required below)
3/  Completed Pet History Questionnaire at least 24 hours in advance 
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What should I bring or do to have my dog stay at Tahoe Best Friends? 
Enough food and meds for the length of the stay (please no 30+# bags of pet food), Treats and any goodies as we have a full kitchen to warm up food or keep items cold.
(No beds, bowls, toys, etc.  We've got all that

Email (reservations@tahoebestfriends.com) or fax (310 997-3681) required current vaccination records including

  • Rabies
  • Distemper/Parvo Virus
  • Bordatella - within 6 months
  • Bordatella helps to control Kennel Cough. This should be given every 6 months. If you dog is coughing or is ill, please let us know at the time of booking.  Kennel Cough is spread from dog to dog, from wildlife and cats. The Bordetella vaccinations are not 100%. Please avoid the dog park 14 days before arrival, as dogs in these parks may not be vaccinated for Bordetella. Thank you. 

    Vaccination certification from a veterinarian is required from each of our guests before admittance can be allowed. If your pet requires an updated vaccination please make arrangements for the vaccination. You or your Vet can send the records directly to (FAX) 310 997 3681 or (email) reservations@tahoebestfriends.com.

      Puppies must complete the full series of vaccinations including the rabies vaccineAsk your vet for their  recommendation of vaccines. 
        Please make sure that your dog is treated for fleas and ticks - apply Frontline or Advantage before arriving.  (Tahoe doesn't have fleas).   If we need to eliminate ticks or fleas from your dog, we will have to charge you for bathing and treatment.  
    Bring your own dog food. It is unhealthy to change diets for brief periods of time. Please bring the correct amount of food - no large bags please.

  • No need to bring bowls, beds, toys, crates.  We have everything needed here.
    How do I make reservations?
    For reservations at Tahoe Best Friends you should contact us directly at (530) 542-2336 or email us in the above contact form.  Our pet care consultants will be happy to discuss all Tahoe Best Friends has to offer and if it is the right option for your dog!

    Can I come in for a tour?
    You can certainly come and visit our facility during regular business hours. Our welcoming staff will be delighted to take you on an informative tour of the public areas at Tahoe Best Friends.   Please call to schedule an appointment - 530 542-2336.

    What do you do in case of illness or injury?
        Although we do our best to minimize any injury to your dog, during normal play a dog may get small scratches, nicks, and lose small patches of fur. Although rare, it is possible for more serious injuries to occur. We quickly assess the situation to determine what plan of action to take. Our concern is always what is best for your best friend. Depending on the situation, we will either rush your dog to the closest vet or, in non-emergency situations, we will make the effort to take them to their own vet. We always try to contact the owner to get their permission for our chosen course of action.

    What is a Bed & Bone? 
        We offer unique overnight care. Our trained staff is with your best friend 24 hours at day. Your dog will have the comfort of a home environment in our beautiful cabin-style setting.  They can sleep on couches, dog beds or even with the staff in front of a cozy fireplace.   It is a slumber party for dogs! 
  •  No cages or Kennels here!

    Will my dog enjoy Tahoe Best Friends? What if my dog is timid, older, young or ill? 
     The answer is yes, we rarely have had an unsatisfied customer! 

     We separate every dog into nice play groups depending on their activity level, size, age and temperament. Even shy dogs love Tahoe Best Friends as we socialize them slowly into playgroups under careful supervision. Some older dogs may enjoy hanging with the little ones?
    We love to put puppies together so they can learn how to socialize properly. 
        As long as your dog does not have an infectious disease, we can administer most medicines at no charge. (no shots please)

    Cancellation Policy 
        At Tahoe Best Friends we know that life happens. That is why we are proud to offer you the most accommodating cancellation policy. We ask for 3 day notice of cancellation and 14 day notice during peak holidays.
    If you cancel after that time , no refunds or credit will be given. One day deposit is required for all bookings. 

             Call us and let us answer your questions directly (530) 542-2336


     Tahoe Best Friends
    2197 Ruth Ave
    South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
    Off 3rd street - near the Y (Hwy 50 & Hwy 89)

    Tahoe Best Friends Pet Sitting and Dog Walking


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