Barking Boutique is a proud supporter of Canine Care Certified – a national, voluntary program, just released, that ensures the health and overall well-being of dogs in the care of breeders in the United States.
It is the only program that not only incorporates measures of the physical health of dogs and puppies raised by breeders, but also strongly emphasizes their behavioral well-being. The program’s Standards of Care were written and tested in collaboration with breeders, veterinary and animal science experts, state regulators and animal welfare organizations.
The standards address both the physical and behavioral welfare of dogs raised by breeders in critical areas of well-being such as nutrition, veterinary care, housing, handling and exercise.
It’s voluntary. It’s stringent. And It matters.
We are currently in the process of working with our breeders as they seek certification, and look forward to offering dogs soon that were raised under the program. As dogs from newly certified breeders become available in our pet store, we encourage customers to ask for the dog’s records and look for the Canine Care Certified seal.
We would like to encourage all breeders to explore Canine Care Certified and consider participation. It is simply the right thing to do as a pet community to ensure puppies and their parents receive the best possible care and attention.
To learn more about Canine Care Certified, please visit www.caninecarecertified.org.