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Sending your pets to Break of Dawn is like sending them to camp!  It is very important that our Pet Guests are SOCIAL. This should be a GREAT experience for your pet.

We do everything in our power to keep your pets safe and comfortable.  We cater to all shapes and sizes from mature to elderly dogs, also puppies (with required vaccinations for their age). Dogs that have issues with jumping/climbing fences or digging under fences do not work well with our program.  

NOTE: If you have a latch-flipper or fence climber, it is the OWNER'S RESPONSIBILITY to let us know at time of scheduling and drop off.


If you bring a dog exhibiting these behaviors we cannot be held liable/responsible for their injury or safety. With that being said, any behaviors that could potentially harm themselves or others must be brought to our attention at the time of booking...not the day of boarding.  It never hurts to also remind the staff member checking in your pet of special needs/behaviors.


Due to recent insurance liability we can not accept new customers with Pit Bull and Pit Bull crosses. We apologize for the inconvenience. 

Click here for more information on boarding your pit bull.

Running late? 
PLEASE call (804-795-5933) if you are running late. Leave a message even if no one answers directly. If we are still here and are able to stay past hours of operation, there is a $10 charge for every 30 minutes we stay beyond closing. This does not guarantee that we will stay; but in cases approved by Nita Mawyer (owner) AND PLEASE NOTE that there will be a charge for Before & After Hours Pick Up/Drop Offs. 


All scheduling is handled by the office.

All changes in times/dates/addition-or-subtraction of grooming services need to be called in to the front office.

Note: Changes communicated at the drop off may not always get relayed to the front office.

Please call the office or stop in to confirm any changes in your reservation. This will prevent any confusion, assure that your reservation is correct, and all additional services requested will be done.


Thank you in advance for helping us with this matter.

All Customers, PLEASE READ:


To help  make our kennel more efficient, when leaving a voice mail or faxing reservations please include the following information:

Drop off/Pick up Dates

  1. Include drop off and pick-up dates and times for each fur baby you are reserving a space for.

  2. We request that you give us a 1 hour window in which to drop off and pick up.  This aids us in planning our staffing and working schedules.  

  3. NO RESERVATION WILL BE HELD WITHOUT dates and times for drop off and pick up. 

  4. Click here for an interesting article about dogs and disease.


Shot records

  1. Up to date shot records must accompany your boarding request prior to drop off.

  2. If your animal has been with us before, please make sure all shots are updated.

  3. Shots must be done at least 72 hours before boarding.

  4. Your pet must be up to date on Rabies, Distemper/Parvo - DHLPP combo and Bordetella.

  5. It is highly recommended to update Bordetella every 6 months.

  6. Those north of Fredericksburg also need Lyme, Giardia, and Flu shots (Check with your Vet).

  7. Make sure you have a flea and tick preventative especially in the summer months.

  8. We recommend Comfortis (The best flea product on the market and is an oral medication).

  9. This medication is good for 30 days and kills flea eggs, baby fleas and adult fleas.

  10. For fleas and ticks use Nextguard (oral), and Frontline Plus (topical), or Advantix II(topical).

  11. Advantix also covers biting flies and mosquitos. 

Extra Services/Requirements

  1. At the time of making your reservation you may request extra services such as:

    • Bath, nails, or ear cleaning

    • Hygiene cuts

  2. Food and/or Medication

    • List food or medication you will be bringing.

    • Include instructions on feeding and distribution of medication(s).

  3. The kennel has dry Pedigree adult formula for the boarders on hand.

  4. Label, list and describe everything that you bring such as treats/toys/blankets or bedding that would make your fur baby feel at home.

  5. If you do not label your belongings AND include an itemized list of belongings, we are not responsible for lost items.

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