If you have any other questions after reading the below or if you’re unsure if daycare is the right fit for your dog, please feel free to give us a call anytime.


Daycare

What are the requirements for my dog to attend daycare?

Our requirements for daycare apply to all dogs, no matter the size or breed.

  • Must be good with other dogs and people. All dogs must pass a temperament test before being able to come and play.
  • Have up-to-date Vaccinations
  • Must be spayed/neutered after the age of 7 months

What vaccinations does my dog need to have to come to daycare?

We require up-to-date Rabies and Distemper Vaccinations. For puppies, they can come play TWO WEEKS after they’ve received their second set of puppy shots. We do accept and encourage Titer tests in lieu of some vaccinations, please contact us directly if your dog has any special vaccination issues.

Can my dog come to daycare if they not spayed/neutered?

All dogs must be spayed/neutered by the age of 7 months. We understand that some breeders want owners to not spay/neuter until the dog is at least 1 year, however this can cause issues within a daycare/boarding setting, so this rule is not negotiable.

Are big and small dogs kept together?

No. We have separate buildings and play areas for both sizes. The big dogs play at The Dog Patch and smaller dogs and young puppies play at The Puppy Patch. However, if you have a smaller dog that loves to be with the big dogs, then they are more than welcome at the Dog Patch.

Where do the dogs go to the bathroom?

The Dog Patch and The Puppy Patch have attached outside areas where your dog can go to the bathroom whenever they need to. All dogs have access to outside at all times; therefore there isn’t any disruption of toilet training for your puppy or any confusion for trained dogs.

Do the dogs go for walks/taken off the premises?

No. For safety reasons we do not take the dogs off of the premises. The big dogs have 2400 sqf of indoor play area and over 10,000 sqf of outdoor area with levels and tunnels and pools to play in. The small dogs have 500 sqf of cozy indoor space and more than 2000 sqf of outdoor space that includes a covered area, trees and tunnels. They get more than enough physical, mental and human stimulation every day. If anything, this is a big part of why people bring their dogs to us…..you won’t need to walk your dog after a day of daycare!!

Do you allow all breeds?

Yes!! We do not discriminate by breed, only by behavior. All dogs are required to pass a temperament test done by our Certified Trainer to be able to come play.

Are the dogs ever left alone?

No. The dogs in all areas are always supervised by our highly trained staff.

Can my dog have a scheduled rest during the day?

Yes, if you would like your dog to get a scheduled rest, just let one of our staff know, we will make sure that your dog has some uninterrupted quiet time to re-energize.

Do you offer pick-up and drop-offs?

At this time, we do not offer this service.

Do you have to book daycare in advance? Do we have to bring our dog a minimum amount of days?

YES – you must pre-book your dog for daycare and your dog must attend at least ONE day a week. You can call, email or Facebook us with that information. We do NOT allow drop-ins, and have a maximum number of dogs that we can take on any given day, so to ensure we have enough space for your dog, it is required that you book your days. Please note you MUST drop-off your dog for daycare before 1:00pm.

Do you have/use toys in daycare?

The Dog Patch: No. We do not use any kind of toys/balls etc. This is for the safety of all dogs as they can ingest parts of toys and become protective or obsessive over a toy. We encourage more social interactions between the dogs so toys are not required.

The Puppy Patch: Yes. We have some toys to help with socialization. We find that the small dogs sometimes need structured group play, so chasing a ball or toy with their friends works very well.