All dogs 8 months and older must be Spayed or Neutered.
Please consult with your vet for what would best for your pooch.
With the reward of having a happy, tired dog comes some risks. Just like a child's day care, dog day care is a place where the 'furkids' are sharing everything. Should your furkid become sick, lethargic or develop a behavioral change, we do ask you share that information with us. By knowing such information we can detect patterns (ie: a bug maybe going around) and we are also able to determine better ways to deal with behavioral changes which allows us to 'set up' each dog for success!
Occasionally, these furkids play rough, run like the wind and frolic with enviable abandon, it’s in moments like these that a paw pad gets scuffed, an ear nipped or some body part scratched. We make every effort to prevent nicks and dings from happening, but dogs will be dogs!
Select dogs may be dermatological sensitivity to the saliva of other dogs and develop rashes when involved in extensive mouth play. And though we only use natural cleaning products to clean up messes, in rare cases some dogs are sensitive to these cleaners. Pine cleaners and pine bark mulch can cause allergic reactions and as a result we consciously avoid both.
When the adrenaline starts to pump, many furkids experience a brief episode of diarrhea or soft stool. Usually this clears up on its own. Easy home remedies for mild diarrhea include: white rice with hamburg, pumpkin or digestive enzymes. However, diarrhea can quickly lead to dehydration and may be symptomatic of a more serious issue, as it could be colitis, giardia, gastrointestinal sensitivity or another condition for these reasons you should immediately let us know and consult your Veterinarian.
We use pea gravel in our outdoor play area. They are small, round stones with no sharp or rough edges. It allows urine to sink through while fecal matter sits on top, where it’s easily seen and promptly picked up. It also allows us to disinfect the yard monthly. The majority of dogs have no issues running & playing on pea gravel. Although some dogs may experience irritation and may lick their paws to relieve the irritation or may favor an exceptionally sore paw by limping. If this occurs please contact us.
'Infectious Tracheobronchitis' is a highly contagious NON-life threatening air-borne virus which causes inflammation of the upper respiratory system causing dogs to exhibit harsh, hacking coughs which often sounds like the dog is choking or gagging. While the Bordetella vaccine may not prevent contracting the virus, it may reduce the severity of symptoms and shorten the duration of the virus. Puppies under 8 months, Seniors, dogs with shortened snouts (ie: pugs, shih tzus, etc) and dogs with high anxiety should be considered candidates for the vaccine and we may ask for it prior to daycare or boarding. Otherwise, it is our policy that the Bordetella Vaccine is not mandatory. When it involves this and other vaccines, you should ask your Veterinarian of the risk.