Dog Daycare

Dogs Love Daycare      

Daycare is available Monday – Friday.  Daycare can be a valuable tool for keeping your dog healthy and happy.  Daycare is for you too.  When you just need a day for projects and errands, your dog can enjoy their day with friends at the resort.

Safety for you and your dog is our top priority.  Please use safe, effective equipment that allows you to maintain control of your dog at all times when entering or exiting the kennel.  No retractable leashes, please.  When entering the kennel, always be sure to require your dog to respect the personal space of other people and canines.

Use obedience skills to be sure your dog understands that this is not his home and challenging other visitors cannot be accepted.  For the safety of all concerned, we ask that you use those same skills to ensure that your dog is greeting kennel staff in safe, polite manner.

We all like our personal space.  Dogs are certainly no exception to this and can be very quick to point this out to another dog that is too close for comfort.  When entering our lobby with your dog, be sure to leave enough space for safety.  If you are the first one in, please do not block the dog or allow your dog to think it is her job to guard the door.  If the lobby is crowded at key traffic times, please be patient.

If you feel you would like assistance when entering or exiting with your dog, please let us know.  We happy to help.

Large dogs that are strong enough to drag you about must be on some type of training collar that allows you to control your dog when entering the kennel lobby in order to maintain safety for all.  It also allows the staff to move safely throughout the kennel with your dog.

Dog daycare has become very popular.  We remain committed to providing a fun and safe experience for all dogs.  In order to achieve this, we must limit the number of dogs in daycare.  We strongly recommend you call ahead to reserve a spot whenever possible.  If you know your dog will attend on a regular basis, setting a schedule ahead of time will ensure your dog has a spot when you need it.

         

 

Dog Daycare is a great tool for socialization of puppies as well as adult dogs who have limited opportunities for interaction with other canine friends.   If you have a young adult dog that is not friendly with other dogs, we may be able to offer training assistance that will make it easier for you to socialize your dog in public.meeting the bossTurbo & DeweyDaycare 5

Rates     

Full Day – $21   Half Day – $15    3 or more full days per week – $18.50 per day

Requirements for Dog Daycare

Proof of Current Immunizations:    Rabies         Distemper/Parvo           Bordetella

All dogs must be free of internal and external parasites, as well as current on a quality flea/ tick preventative.  We strongly suggest that you check with your veterinarian for a good quality product.   Your best friend is worth the best protection.   Your veterinarian will also be able to recommend a program to periodically check for internal parasites and provide treatment if necessary.

Please use the dog relief area along the driveway near the dumpster before entering the kennel.  There is a bag dispenser available to make clean up easier.  Our bees and hummingbirds thank you for leaving our gardens and bushes for them.

In order to be eligible for group play, your dog must be compatible with other dogs.  An initial assessment will be done the first time your dog visits our daycare program.  Dogs that are aggressive or excessively dominant with other dogs will not be accepted for group play.

If your dog just has no experience playing with other dogs, we are usually able to work them into a play group in a manner that allows them to develop self confidence and trust so that they may enjoy the benefits that come from being part of a dog pack.

Intact male dogs sometimes become quite dominant, which makes them not eligible for group play.  This does not mean we don’t like your dog!  It is biologically normal for an intact male dog to be quite dominant with other dogs, especially other males, even if the other dog is neutered.  This is generally not well received and can easily lead to a fight.

Female dogs that are not yet spayed may come into season at any time after six months of age, possibly earlier.  When this happens, your dog becomes temporarily ineligible for daycare.  Once your dog has finished the heat cycle she will need to be thoroughly bathed before returning to play with her friends.

We reserve the right to suspend the daycare privileges of any dog at any time, if in our opinion the behavior of the dog becomes a risk to staff, their playmates or themselves.

In many cases, the challenging behaviors seen during the teenage phase of your dog can be adjusted by careful selection of playmates and temporarily placing them in smaller groups.

We have 3 large play areas, all grass surface for safe play.  All exercise areas are securely fenced and supervised.  Dogs are allowed to play freely and vigorously.   pool timetwistin by the pool

Dogs coming for a full day of play usually arrive between  7AM and 8AM.  Check in for daycare will be in the main kennel building.   Dogs are exercised twice in the morning, between 8AM and 11AM.

Kennels are used for nap time from 11 AM 1 PM to allow our dedicated staff time for cleaning and lunch.  No pickup or drop-off is available during this time.  This will allow us to keep the pack calm during the rest break.

The format for the afternoon session from 1 PM to 5 PM is the same as the morning session.  Dogs are exercised twice in the afternoon, usually with the same buddies as the AM session.