Rules To Play


The purpose of Doggy Daycare and Spa is to provide a safe, fun, and stimulating environment with an emphasis on interaction and socialization with other friendly dogs.  To ensure the safety and health of all our dogs, we require that everyone comply with the following rules and requirements.

Age:  All dogs must be at least 5 month of age to attend for Daycare or Boarding.

Gender:  All dogs must be spayed or neutered to attend for Daycare or Boarding.

Required Vaccinations:  All dogs entering the facility must have up-to-date vaccinations on record.  Owners must submit proof from their Veterinarian that their dog is current on their Rabies, DHLPP (or a variation of the Distemper combination), and Bordetella (aka kennel cough) vaccines.  We do require a 10 day incubation waiting period for dogs who are receiving the Bordetella vaccine for the first time or are more than 6 months past due.

Parasite Prevention:  All dogs entering the facility must be free of parasites, including fleas and intestinal parasites.  For Daycare attendance, we do require that all dogs be on year round heartworm and flea preventative prescribed by their Veterinarian as well as annual fecal and heartworm testing.

Health:  All dogs entering the facility must be in good health and free from any condition that could potentially jeopardize the health of other dogs.  Dogs that have been ill with a communicable ailment in the last 30 days will require veterinarian certification of health to return to Daycare.

Behavior:  All dogs attending Daycare must have never shown any signs of aggression towards other dogs or people.  All “parents” will need to certify that their dog has no history of aggression.

Enrollment:  All dogs attending Daycare must have completed our enrollment process and passed their interview.

Dress Code:  All dogs attending Daycare must arrive on leash wearing a flat, quick release, snap on collar for their safety.   Collars should be neither too tight nor too loose.  Identification on their “daycare collar” is recommended.   Any buckle, prong, or choke collars will be removed while dogs are playing.   

Restrictions:  Doggy Daycare and Spa reserves the right to refuse enrollment to any dog at any time for any reason.  Pit Bulls, Pit Bull types, American Staffordshire Terriers, Bull Terriers, and Akitas may not be enrolled in Daycare.     

Our Enrollment Process:

Once you have determined that your dog meets our requirements,you can then begin the enrollment process.

Step 1:

Application: All dogs must have a completed application on file. Applications are specific to location. Please complete either the Lansing Location Application or the Okemos Location Application.

Step 2:

Release Forms: All owners must sign our Health and Temperament Agreement, our Emergency Medical Care Release, and have their Veterinarian complete our Veterinary Form.

Step 3:

Interview / Evaluation: Once the required paperwork has been completed, we will then have you bring your dog in for a scheduled “interview” where we will evaluate your dog’s ability to interact with other dogs in a safe and appropriate manner. This process helps us determine whether or not your pet is a good fit for our Daycare program. Interviews must be scheduled in advance and are conducted Monday-Friday between 10am and 3pm. The process usually takes approximately ½ hour.

PLEASE NOTE: The Application and Veterinary Forms must be completed prior to your dog’s interview and provided before or at your scheduled appointment. If you arrive without the required paperwork, we will not be able to interview your dog.