Daycare Policies and Prodecures
First Day: We require that you make an appointment for your dog’s first visit. Please call the daycare at 360-707-2565 to set this up. We would like your dog to be there before 8 am on their first day.
When you pick you dog up on the first day, we will give you a report on how they did and discuss future daycare or boarding visits.
All dogs at Doggy Come Play must be dog friendly and people friendly.
*No aggressive dogs
*No fence climbers
*No rock eating dogs.
Age: All dogs must be 4 months of age or older
Sex: All dogs older than 7 months of age must be spayed or neutered
Health: All dogs must be in good health. Owners will need to certify that their dog(s) are in good health and have not been ill with a communicable condition in the last 30 days.
All dogs must be current on the following vaccinations DHPP, Bordetella and Rabies. Canine influenza is an optional vaccination per your vet’s recommendation. Proof from vet required.
Safety: Our #1 goal is to keep every person and every dog safe, please observe the following “House Rules"
Just like you have to teach and enforce sociable behaviors in a daycare for children, we have to teach and enforce sociable behaviors in order to have a fun, safe, well run doggy daycare. Dogs play hard, and even get into “disagreements” with one another. That is normal and to be expected. What we don’t allow is aggression, or behaviors that could lead to a full blown fight. So, we have a set of guidelines for the dogs, to allow them to be dogs, yet not allowing them to harm one another or any person. Our training methods are firm but fair. We redirect, use voice commands and or water bottles. Some of the commands that your dog will learn at daycare are: Sit, down, off, wait, stay, leave it and quiet. Please understand that there are risks and benefits associated with group socialization. While the socialization and play is closely and carefully monitored by staff to prevent injury, it is still possible that during the course of normal play you dog may receive minor nicks and scratches from roughhousing with other dogs. Any injury will be pointed out by staff at pick up
Your dogs first day:
Everybody has lots of questions on their dog’s first day at daycare. Please read this material over carefully. If you have any questions please feel free to ask us. Your dog’s first day at daycare can be overwhelming for them and you! We understand that you want to watch and see how your dog does, but the best thing for you to do is pat them on the head and tell them to have fun and you’ll be back. Please feel free to call us during the day if you are concerned on how they are doing. Depending on the group of dogs we have that day, we may keep your dog in a semi quiet place until we can introduce your dog to his new friends in a relaxed and safe manner.
Because we value our employees time, if they need to wait for you because you are late, you will be charged $ 5.00 for every five minutes.