Policies & Requirments
All dogs must pass our temperament assessment, before being allowed to stay or participate in daycare. All dogs must be able to be physically healthy. We will need your pup for 2 hours to assess his or her temperament. Your pup will be introduced to dogs already enrolled to see how he or she reacts to a group environment and with people your dog does not know. Your pup will spend 1 hour in the playroom and 1 hour in our lodging area. We will look for signs of stress, inappropriate play, Inappropriate behaviors. Temperament assessments are Monday-Friday, and are good for 6 months between reservations, if we do not see your dog within that time frame, another assessment will need to be completed.
We know we have a lot of requirements and policies; this is to ensure your pup is comfortable and a good fit for our facility. Safety for our staff and dogs in our care is a priority. We are a very small daycare taking no more than 25 dogs a day. Please keep in mind dog daycare is not a one size fits all and ours may not be best suited for your pups needs.
Signs of Stress
Showing the whites of eyes
Position of ears: rigid or flattened
blood in stool
Excessive lip licking
Neck biting and holding
Escalating arousal levels
Standing with head and neck over shoulders of another dog
Growling and baring teeth
Constant barking in the face of another dog
Does not know stop signals from other dogs
Aggression towards people and other dogs
Biting or scratching at doors
Looking for a way to get out
Toy and small breed dogs: 4-6 months of age
Medium breed dogs: 6-9 months of age
Large breed dogs: 9-12 months of age
Giant breed dogs: 12-18 months of age
In Heat Policy
Intact females cannot participate during heat
Parvo - 3 sets if under 4 months
Rabies - 4 months and older
Veterinary approved flea and tick control
Overnight Stay Check-In | Check-Out
Check-in is up to 1 hour before closing, if you check-in after a late check-in fee of $25 will apply. Check-out is 11am on the day of departure, if you cannot pick up by 11am there is a late check-out fee of $40 and your pup can stay the rest of the business day. If you cannot pick up by end of the closing day, your pup will need to stay the night.
Please make sure if you bring your dog's food that it is in zip-lock bags or an airtight sealed container to avoid a $10 container fee. If you decide not to bring your dog's food, we will be happy to provide house food for $2.00 per feeding.
If your dog has medication please bring pill pockets, hot dogs, canned food, cheese, peanut butter, etc. so your dog will take the medication without any issues. If you choose not to provide anything and your dog will not take the medication with his/her food; we will provide pill pockets for $.50 per pill pocket used. Please note we cannot take dogs that require injections of any sort.
A non refundable booking fee is required to hold your pups lodging during the holidays. You have 72 hours prior to the arrival date to cancel to avoid a penalty.
Non-active daycare dogs
(active dog daycare participants have ongoing weekly reservations each month)
Dogs staying 2 or less nights do not have to come in for daycare before the stay.
Dogs staying 3-4 nights must do at least 1 full day daycare session within 5 days of the stay.
Dogs staying 5-8 nights must do at least 3 full day daycare sessions within 9 days of the stay.
Dogs staying over 8 nights must be an active participant in daycare. (Need to have weekly daycare reservations 1 month prior to stay)
Senior dogs over 10 years of age
Reservations every 6 months or less for daycare, or considered a new client.
Overnight Stays - Dogs 12 years or older will be referred out to a in home pet sitter.