Camp Rusty FAQ


Please provide proof of current vaccinations on your Veterinarians letter head upon arrival.

Age Requirements: Puppies must be 12 weeks of age or older and must have had at least Rabies, DHLPP (2 rounds) and Bordetella.

Required Vaccinations (administered by a veterinarian required):
DOGS: Rabies, DHLPP, Bordetella

Currently, Camp Rusty is not requiring dogs to be vaccinated with the canine influenza vaccine. We do, however, encourage you to talk to your veterinarian about canine influenza and if it is appropriate depending on your dog’s lifestyle.

You can either make a reservation online, our Mobile App or by calling our Reservation desk at (561) 640-7856. We will ask you specific questions regarding your pet in order to set up a profile and create a reservation. Camp Rusty does not require a temperament test or interview prior to boarding. We do however evaluate all pets for their level of socialization.

For the benefit of your pet, Camp Rusty recommends that you bring their own food in pre-measured and pre-marked zip lock baggies to maintain your pet’s normal diet. This also helps prevent upset stomachs. However, we do provide Taste Of The Wild as our premium house food for $7/per day/per pet.

To ensure a flea and tick free environment, we ask that you do not bring any bedding, fabrics or plush toys. We provide all guests with premium bedding and blanket at no additional charge.

The youngest age Camp Rusty will accept is a 12-week-old puppy. Your pet must be up to date on all vaccinations and have had at least their second set of vaccinations: Rabies, DHLPP (2 rounds) and Bordetella. Once a puppy reaches 6 months of age, and they are unaltered, they will only be allowed play sessions with a Camp Rusty Counselor or with other dogs from their family.

For the safety of your pet and other guests at Camp Rusty, we do not accept pets in heat, pets that have been coughing within the last week, pets that have open wounds or stitches, pets that are recovering from surgery, pets that have contagious diseases, or pets who are people aggressive.

Yes, Camp Rusty accepts unaltered or intact pets. All pets that are unaltered and over 6 months of age will receive their play sessions individually with a Camp Rusty Counselor or with other dogs from their family. However, Camp Rusty does not accept any pets in heat; we apologize for any inconvenience.

Your dog will relax in a private and spacious cabin, go out for playtimes, swim in the kiddie pools. Your dog will be very active during his stay with us and it is not uncommon for pets to sleep more than normal after their vacation at Camp Rusty.

Yes, same family pets may stay together. There is a discounted rate for the second and subsequent pet(s) using the same cabin.

24 hours a day – 7 days a week.

Camp Rusty partners with local veterinarians who are available to provide emergency veterinary services for your pet during business hours.

Yes! As pet lovers ourselves, we know how hard it is for you to leave your pet behind when you work or travel. We value your trust in us and if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Yes! Camp Rusty offers public webcams in our play areas so you can peek in on your pet’s vacation anytime. Check it out.

Your dog will be able to enjoy group playtime with compatible dogs, according to size and temperament. If your dog is unaltered and over 6 months of age, play sessions will be with a Camp Rusty Camp Counselor. If your dog does not interact well with others, Camp Rusty does offer individual play sessions. You may also purchase additional playtimes for your pet.

Camp Rusty staff will administer oral medications only.

If your plans have changed, we ask that you please give us a courtesy call so we can allow availability for another guest.

Canine Influenza is an airborne virus similar to the symptoms of other canine respiratory diseases including coughing, sneezing, nasal discharge and running a fever.

Camp Rusty does not accept guests at check in who exhibit signs of respiratory disease.

Currently, Camp Rusty does not require that our dog guests receive the new canine influenza vaccination in order to stay with us. However, we encourage our customers to talk to their family veterinarians about canine influenza and whether the canine influenza vaccine is appropriate for their dog.

At Camp Rusty, our mission is to create a safe, clean and fun environment. All cabins, floors, bowls and other surfaces are thoroughly cleaned and disinfected between uses. All Camp Rusty employees wash their hands with soap and water or use hand sanitizer before or after coming in contact with any dog.