HOURS: Doggie Daycare is open Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m.- 5:30 p.m. We are closed on all Stat Holidays.
PAPERWORK: We require a filled out copy of our “Doggie Daycare Profile Form” for each dog, prior to attending daycare (see “Forms” page).
AGE: All dogs must be 4 months of age or older.
SEX: All dogs over the age of 7 months must be spayed or neutered.
VACCINATIONS: All dogs must have current vaccinations (Distemper, Parvovirus,). Owners are required to provide proof of current vaccinations.
PARASITES: All dogs must be on flea/lice/tick preventative from March to September. All dogs must be free from parasites.
HEALTH: All dogs must be in good health and must not have been ill with a communicable condition within the last 30 days.
BEHAVIOR: All dogs must be non-aggressive and not food or toy protective.
FEES: (As of Nov. 1, 2011) Full day is $20 Per day. Half day is $12 Per day. 5 day pkg is $85. 20 day pkg is $300. 2nd dog is ½ price! Packages will expire if the dog doesn’t attend for 12 months.
HOURS: Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m.- 5:30 p.m. All dogs are expected to be picked up on time. There will be a late pick up charge fee of $5 For every extra 15 minutes.
RESERVATIONS: Required, 12 hours notice of dog coming to daycare.
CANCELLATIONS: 12 Hour notice of cancellation is required. Less than 12 hour notice will be charged 50% of the fees.
NO SHOWS: If a reservation was made and no cancellation notice given you will be charged full fees.
DISCIPLINE: if a dog is bullying, barking excessively, mounting other dogs, peeing in the building, etc. we will try to distract the dog with verbal commands and if that does not work, the dog will be kenneled for a short time out. We like all dogs to be comfortable in our building and if a dog is barking excessively it can stress other dogs, not to mention what it does to our ears!
TRAINING: We make sure that dogs are under control when entering and exiting the daycare area. This is to prevent arguments between dogs. This may take some time if your dog is very excited, so we ask that you be patient for the sake of your dog, and all other dogs at daycare. We also work with the dogs on manners throughout the day. We work on house-training, no barking, no jumping up, and being polite going through doors. If you would like us to work on a specific issue your dog is having, we will try to make time to do so.
CRATE TRAINED: All dogs coming to daycare must be crate or kennel trained.
FACILITY: Our daycare area is approximately 3000 sq ft indoors, with a 600 sq ft outdoor area that is fully fenced with 6ft chain link. Our indoor area is fully rubber matted for the comfort and safety of your dog. Our outdoor area is gravel. We do have a separate area for small dogs to play in if they are not comfortable with the bigger dogs.
Things to Watch for in a New Daycare Dog
Sore Pads Running amok may be rough on your dog’s feet, and they may get sore and abraded pads. This will go away as their pads get thicker and used to running on different surfaces.
Sore Muscles Your dog will be having so much fun playing at Doggie Daycare, that they may forget to pace themselves and get sore muscles. Over time this will fade as you see them get stronger and more in shape.
Exhausted The new social interaction your dog will encounter while being at Doggie Daycare will be both physically and mentally exhausting. Expect your dog to need a lot of rest when they get home.
Enthusiasm Your dog’s enthusiasm to enter the group will grow as they get more used to being at Doggie Daycare. Eventually they will be just as excited to get to Daycare as they are when you pick them up at night. Working on keeping them calm when entering and exiting Doggie Daycare is important to prevent fights between excited dogs.
Wet Coat Your dog’s coat may be wet when you pick them up during the summer – on hot summer days they may have been lounging in the pool. Not to worry, the water is changed frequently to keep them clean and healthy.
Happy Dog Their tail will be wagging and you may even see a smile on their face. It’s their way of saying “THANKS” for bringing them to Doggie Daycare.