Frequently Asked Questions
- WHAT IS THE MINIMUM AGE FOR BOARDING/DAYCARE?
Dogs must be a minimum of 12 weeks old and current on age specified vaccinations.
- WHAT VACCINATIONS DOES DDC REQUIRE?
All vaccinations must be current throughout the entire visit. We require RABIES, DHPP (DAPP), and BORDETELLA (kennel cough). However, if there is a known outbreak going around, we reserve the right to require canine influenza as well.
- DOES DDC HAVE ANY BOARDING/DAYCARE RESTRICTIONS?
For safety and sanitation reasons, we do not accept dogs that have not been spayed or neutered, pets who are dog or staff aggressive, pets that have been coughing within the last week, pets that are ill or carrying contagious diseases, pets that have open wounds, or pets recovering from surgery.
- DOES DDC ALLOW PETS WHO ARE NOT SPAYED OR NEUTERED?
No! The only exception is if the dog is under 6months old.
- ARE THERE ANY OTHER REQUIREMENTS FOR OUR DOG TO STAY AT YOUR FACILITY?
Yes. All incoming dogs must undergo a socialization/temperament test. Because they will be in an open play environment, we need to make sure your dog(s) accept being around multiple breeds and large groups at a given time, and that they are non-aggressive towards staff and other dogs.
- ARE THERE ANY BREEDS YOU DO NOT ACCEPT?
No. We love ALL breeds, sizes, and ages, and welcome all to join our pack.
- WHAT DOES MY PET DO ALL DAY?
Play and socialize! Here at Doggie daycare we provide an open play environment. That means all dogs are placed together according to their size, temperament, age and play level. They are able to run, wrestle, chase, nap, relax, & explore at their own pace and leisure.
- WITH SO MANY DOGS TOGETHER, ARE THERE EVER ISSUES?
For the safety of the dogs, staff is trained to be proactive to consistently and closely monitor and oversee the groups by reading their body language, mannerisms, and attitudes to prevent any altercations. We use squirt bottles, tones and our bodies to redirect. However, every now and then some disagreements can happen and “time outs” for cool down may be necessary.
- MY DOG HAS MARKS AND SCRATCHES. IS THAT NORMAL?
Yes. Dogs are dogs and thus will play like dogs. They play with their teeth and feet. They pull and tug. They wrestle and chase. They are bound to sometimes get nicks and scratches while playing.
- DO I NEED TO MAKE A RESERVATION FOR DAYCARE OR BOARDING?
Daycare does not require reservations. Feel free to drop in at anytime. However, boarding reservation is recommended in order not to incur a non-reservation fee and secure a space. (most definitely for holidays!) The best way to make a reservation is to either call or stop in.
- CAN I TAKE A TOUR OF DOGGIE DAYCARE?
Absolutely! We are proud to show our facility to the owners and let them see firsthand where their pets will be spending their time with us.
- DO WE BRING OUR OWN FOOD?
Yes! We actually recommend it so as not to upset your pets stomach from change. However, if you forget or can not provide your own, we offer our inhouse product (Victors) for a small fee.
- CAN I BRING MY PET'S FAVORITE TOY, BLANKET OR BEDDING?
Yes! Bedding and toys will remain in their personal kennel for the day hours so other dogs do not get a hold of them and will be provided to your dog in the evening hours for their own personal enjoyment. If you do not bring personal bedding do not worry. We provide every dog with comfortable blankets/beds of our own for the evening.
- CAN MY DOGS STAY TOGETHER?
Absolutely! We have facilities that can hold from the tiniest teacup pooch to the largest of danes and mastiffs. We have many siblings that sleep together for comfort and peace of mind during the evening hours.
- IS THERE A VET ON-SITE?
We do not have an on-site vet. However, we have good relations with many local vet offices and many are located just a few minutes from our facility.
- DO YOU OFFER WEBCAM SERVICE?
Yes! Just click on the provided link.
- DOES DDC ADMINISTER MEDICATIONS?
Yes. We provide this service with no additional fee because we believe if it is a necessity for your pet.
- WHAT IS YOUR COST FOR DAYCARE/BOARDING?
Our prices have not changed since 2010! Please refer to the Services and Pricing link for full details.
**Did not see your question or still need more information? Please feel free to call us. We will be glad to help!**