The purpose of Doggy Daycare and Spa is to provide a safe, fun, and stimulating environment with an emphasis on positive experiences that include 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 months 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. We do recommend that a Bordetella booster be given every 6 months for your dog’s protection. We are now requiring the Canine Influenza Vaccine for all dogs who enter our facility. This is a two-part vaccine. Both doses must be given prior to enrolling your dog in our program.
Parasite Prevention: All dogs entering the facility must be free of parasites, including fleas, ticks 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 be current on annual fecal testing. Tick prevention is recommended and we encourage you to talk to your Veterinarian about appropriate products.
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 evaluation.
Attendance Policy: Reservations are required. If you are unable to keep your reservation, we kindly ask that you cancel with as much advance notice as possible. We request that dogs who have attended daycare or boarded at another facility wait a minimum of 10 days before coming to Doggy Daycare and Spa.
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. Please be advised that our environment is not suited for every dog and safety is of the utmost importance. If we feel a dog will create an unsafe environment for themselves or anyone else based on any behavior we encounter, they will not be able to participate in our program.
Our Enrollment Process:
Once it is determined that your dog meets all of our requirements, you can then begin the enrollment process.
Application: All dogs must have a completed application on file. Please complete the Application for Enrollment online or you can download a printable version here.
Evaluation: Once the required paperwork has been completed, we will then schedule a time to have you bring your dog in for their evaluation. We will assess their 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. Evaluations must be scheduled in advance and are conducted Monday-Friday between 10am and 3pm. The appointment usually takes approximately ½ hour and includes a tour of the facility.
Dogs who arrive to their evaluation without the Veterinary Form completed by their Veterinarian will not be allowed to complete their evaluation. Please be sure to have your Veterinarian complete the form prior to your dog’s scheduled appointment.