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Daycare Frequently Asked Questions

Common Inquiries

Daycare FAQ: FAQ

What Vaccines do you require?

We require your dog to be up to date on their Rabies, Distemper, and Bordetella (kennel cough) vaccines. Proof of vaccines can be emailed to us at or a copy can be brought in at time of drop off. We do not accept tags as proof of vaccines, and we do not accept self-administered vaccines.
If your dog has not had the Bordetella vaccine before it is strongly recommended that they get it at least 2 weeks before they visit us. 
*Please note, the Bordetella vaccine does not cover every strain of the virus and there is still a possibility they can get the virus whether they have been vaccinated or not.

We also strongly recommend every dog has a fecal test done at least once a year.

Do I need to make a reservation to bring my dog to daycare?

Yes, doggie daycare is available by reservation only to ensure availability and adequate staffing. If you show up without a reservation, we cannot guarantee availability and you may be turned away.

What do I need to bring for my dog for doggie daycare?

If your dog gets lunch or a snack mid-day, you can bring that in. You do not need to bring toys or blankets as they will be out with the other dog's and will not need these items.
We ask that you please bring your dog in on a collar and a regular 6ft leash and please keep them on leash and under control at all times. Please do not let your dog go up to other dogs while checking in and out and if it appears there is someone already inside the building please wait in your car until they have exited, we have a very small lobby area. Not all dogs that come in are coming in for daycare and they may not be friendly with other dogs. We ask that you do not bring your dog in on a flexi leash.

How can I check on my pet during the day?

Feel free to give us a call, send us an email, or a message on Facebook to check on how your dog is doing. Picture updates are available upon request!

What additional services do you offer for dogs attending daycare?

These services can be purchased for an additional cost:

One on one Playtime: We will take your dog out for a private 15-minute play session with a staff member where we can play ball, frisbee, tug, or whatever your dog likes to do.

Trail walks: We will take your dog for a 25-minute or 15-minute walk on one of our beautiful, wooded trails, where they can sniff to their hearts content!
Training: We will work on any specific training that you request. The training session will be broken up into short sessions throughout the day. At pick up you will receive write up on how your dog did with each command, written step by step instructions on how to continue to teach the behaviors at home, and a demonstration on how to work on the behaviors at home. In order to see the results that you want you need to continue to work on the behaviors at home.

Kong: We will provide your dog with a stuffed Kong during nap time to give them something calming to do while they take a break from running and playing with their friends. Fillings vary monthly, but may include peanut butter, applesauce, yogurt, pumpkin. And include a calming treat infused with lavender and lemon balm. If you would like to add this option, please let us know if your dog has any dietary restrictions.

Grooming Services

Bath and Brushout: Includs bath, blow dry, brush out/de-shed, nail trim, and ear cleaning. Remember, even for just a bath, the coat needs to be fully brushed out. If our groomers feel that the coat is too matted for detangling, you will be informed. 

Full Grooming: Includes bath, blow dry, brush out/de-shed, haircut, nail trim, and ear cleaning.

Nail Trim or Grind

Anal Gland Expression

Brush Out

Ear Cleaning

Paw Trim

Nail Painting

Grooming Services should be booked ahead of time, we cannot guarantee last minute availability.

At what age can I bring my puppy for daycare?

We ask that all puppies be up to date with all rounds of their puppy vaccines before they start coming for daycare. Which is usually around 16 weeks.

Do you accept dogs that are not spayed or neutered for daycare?

We do prefer dogs to be spayed or neutered to come to daycare. If your dog is not spayed or neutered, we can still try them with the group, but sometimes it can cause issues amongst the other dogs. If there are any issues that arise, we will let you know and it might be better to wait to try them again after they have been spayed or neutered. We do not accept females in heat and they cannot return to daycare until after they have been out of heat for at least 2 weeks.

My dog just got spayed or neutered, when can they come in for daycare?

Recovery time for spay and neuter is usually 14 days, however it is always best to consult with your vet on when your dog will be able to resume normal activity.

My dog has been coughing, having diarrhea, or vomiting. Can they still come to daycare?

No. If your dog is showing any signs of any illness or injury, it is best to wait a couple weeks after symptoms have resolved, or they have been cleared by a vet before bringing them in for daycare. Just like in a human daycare, illness can spread quickly among groups of dogs. If we notice your dog showing any signs of illness, we will call you and have you pick up your dog immediately.

What is your policy on fleas and internal parasites?

If your dog is found to have fleas or any kind of internal parasites during their stay, they will be separated from the other dogs, we will give them a flea bath at the owner's expense, you will be charged a facility cleaning fee and you will be asked to pick up your pet immediately. They will not be allowed back until they are flea or parasite free.

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