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Old 03-31-2009, 10:06 AM
 
Location: New York
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Hi everyone, thanks for reading this post!

My husband and I are moving out west in late summer, and while we travel we're going to do some sightseeing. While our stuff will be moved by a moving company (so we won't be traveling in a big uhaul or anything like that), we will be traveling with my small dog. We want to spend a few days in some different national parks, Glacier among them. Can anyone recommend some dog kennels on the outskirts? My dog is quite old and sleeps most of the day, so we aren't looking for anything fancy. Also, we're concerned that we might have difficulty finding a kennel as we're coming from out-of-state. Does anyone have experience with this? Please let me know!
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Old 04-01-2009, 08:09 AM
 
Location: LEAVING CD
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Hi everyone, thanks for reading this post!

My husband and I are moving out west in late summer, and while we travel we're going to do some sightseeing. While our stuff will be moved by a moving company (so we won't be traveling in a big uhaul or anything like that), we will be traveling with my small dog. We want to spend a few days in some different national parks, Glacier among them. Can anyone recommend some dog kennels on the outskirts? My dog is quite old and sleeps most of the day, so we aren't looking for anything fancy. Also, we're concerned that we might have difficulty finding a kennel as we're coming from out-of-state. Does anyone have experience with this? Please let me know!
Go to Humane Society of Northwest Montana (Humane Society in Kalispell) and give them a call. They pretty much know everyone in the valley and should be able to point you in the right direction.
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Old 04-01-2009, 10:32 AM
 
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Most Vet Clinics offer boarding. When you know the route that you will take, pick a town and go to yellowpages.com and type in the city, and 'veterinary clinics and hospitals' in the search. It will come up with a list. The best thing about boarding at a vet is that the staff is knowledgable, and if anything happens there is a vet handy 24/7.
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Old 04-01-2009, 12:21 PM
 
Location: Brendansport, Sagitta IV
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Most Vet Clinics offer boarding. When you know the route that you will take, pick a town and go to yellowpages.com and type in the city, and 'veterinary clinics and hospitals' in the search. It will come up with a list. The best thing about boarding at a vet is that the staff is knowledgable, and if anything happens there is a vet handy 24/7.
Be careful that they keep sick animals separate from the boarding area, tho, and practice good isolation procedures. Some don't!!
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Old 04-01-2009, 05:16 PM
 
Location: NW Montana
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yep, the vet here only offers outside kennels, your sweetie could be a coyote snack, I have dashies, Have a good visit.
Maybe this could help.
Fuzzy BUTZ Boarding & Grooming in Kalispell,*MT*|*249 El Rancho Road,*Kalispell,*MT

Just found them looking online, Whitefish is a community that might have what you are looking for.
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Old 04-01-2009, 07:39 PM
 
Location: Brendansport, Sagitta IV
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I've never seen coyotes come real close to a kennel that has a lot of dogs (since I own a kennel in the middle of coyote country, I can speak from firsthand experience), and any sufficiently-secure boarding kennel has a 2nd fence outside of and surrounding the kennel runs anyway, to contain escape artists -- which also serves to keep vermin out.

Also, boarding kennels commonly have indoor crates where old or very small dogs can be kept. Ask about that, if it would better suit your lazy old dog.

Bears would just bust down a fence if they really wanted to, but as a rule they won't come up to a bunch of barking dogs anyway.
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Old 04-02-2009, 08:00 AM
 
Location: New York
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my dog is both small and old (an almost 14 years old, long haired chihuahua!), so we hope to find her a place where she can stay inside, as she is very much an inside dog.

Thanks for all the help!
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Old 04-02-2009, 10:48 AM
 
Location: Brendansport, Sagitta IV
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Here's a list of facilities, with contact information. I don't know how current it is. You'll have to look at a map (map links are included) to see which are convenient to your route:

Dog Boarding in Montana (MT)

The site is really just a glorified linkfarm, but at least the info is all in one place

BTW... in my experience (40 years as a canine professional), regular boarding kennels usually take much better care of their guests than vet-boarding facilities do.
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Old 04-02-2009, 10:20 PM
 
Location: NW Montana
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my dog is both small and old (an almost 14 years old, long haired chihuahua!), so we hope to find her a place where she can stay inside, as she is very much an inside dog.

Thanks for all the help!
You are welcome.. Keep us up on your travels. Someone might know someone,,
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Old 04-03-2009, 08:39 AM
 
Location: New York
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My husband was doing research and found a place 10 miles outside the park, that apparently has a kennel 1 mile away. It's called Glacier Park Motel and Campground. Anyone know anything about this place? It gets high marks on tripadvisor.
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