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Kennel Calendar vs Regular Calendar

Last Updated: October 24, 2019

Every once in a while, someone will ask why DoggieDashboard has two different calendars, one for kennel appointments, and one for non-kennel appointments. The reason for this is because the homepage calendar doesn't accommodate a "kennel" when you create appointments.

In today's pet daycare industry, most daycares are "free roam" or "pack" daycares where the pets are all together based on size, with small dogs playing in one area and larger dogs in another.

Most daycare and grooming appointments don't legally require that the pet stay inside a kennel. Even most small-scale boarding doesn't require a kennel. You just let the pets sleep on the bed with you or in their owner-provided kennel. 😃

However, there are still many kennel-based boarding businesses that are required to have each pet in a specific kennel for the length of their stay. These are the more traditional "boarding kennels" that have assigned "runs" for each pet during their stay. For this reason, DoggieDashboard must have a kennel calendar that shows the business's kennels, as well as the occupant inside of each kennel.

You'll notice that there is a "boarding" appointment option on the homepage calendar. This is for businesses that do in-home boarding. If you're simply watching two or three dogs in your house for clients, you most likely don't need to keep a calendar of which dog sleeps where. You just let them sleep where they want. For you, the homepage calendar makes sense. However, if you're boarding 20 dogs and each dog needs a kennel/run, you'll want to use the kennel calendar.

Hope that makes a little more sense!

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