At what age can my dog come to play?
Dogs need to be at least 4 months of age and current on vaccinations.
Does my dog need to be spayed or neutered?
Yes, all dogs over the age of 7 months must be spayed or neutered.
What vaccinations are required for my dog?
All dogs must be vaccinated for Rabies, DHPP, and Bordetella “aka” kennel cough. Lepto as per your vet recommendation.
How do you introduce my dog to other dogs in a playgroup safely?
When your dog is first brought back they will be in a tranisition area (similar to one at a dog park). This allows your dog to see and smell other dogs and other dogs can smell and see them but they still have their own space. Once they are comfortable we let them into the pack to play.
Can any dog come to daycare?
No, dogs who are aggressive towards other dogs or people may not come to daycare our boarding. We also do not allow dogs that will climb or jump a 6′ fence or eat rocks.
How late are you open?
We are here until 6:30 pm. If you are late in picking up your dog and we have not heard from you, your dog will be transported out to boarding and arrangement can be made the next day for pick up.
Do dogs fight at daycare?
Dogs play with their mouths and feet. The majority of the time, if a dog ends up with a minor puncture wound or scratch, it is from overzealous play, not a fight or skirmish. Your dog playing at daycare is very similar to a child attending school. Each setting revolves around a group of individuals, playground for children, packs for dogs.
What about other ailments?
Minor illnesses spread through doggy daycare, just as they do in any social or work environment. The Bordetella vaccination does not entirely prevent your dog from contracting the virus. The vaccine hinders the progression of the virus. Just as a flu shot does not prevent humans from getting the flu, but it does hinder it.
Conjunctivitis, also known as pink eye can occur even though it is rarely seen. Just as in children, it can be passed from dog-to-dog through social contact.