What is Doggie Daycare anyway?
Doggy daycare is just like daycare for kids, but its for dogs! In the morning, you drop off your loved one and a group of loving, well trained individuals cares for you pup all day long until you pick him or her back up! This safe, fun environment allows dogs to socialize and exercise all throughout the day. Our indoor play areas offer dogs a friendly, safe place to play without the dangers of rain, snow, extreme temperatures, or escape. Doggie Daycare helps dogs burns off excess energy, allowing dogs to be calmer, better behaved and ready to snooze through the night.
Much like you, your furry friend is an energetic, social animal requiring both mental and physical stimulation. That, and they like running around and playing all day. Just because youre stuck in a cube from 9-5 doesnt mean your BFF should be stuck in a crate or an empty house. Throw your dog a bone and bring him or her to The Dog Spot for some fun thats truly off the leash.
All areas are heated and air conditioned, and fresh water is always available.
How does my dog become a member of The Dog Spot?
You must first fill out a New Membership Application and then set-up a time to bring in your best friend for an interview and temperament test. Documentation of vaccinations and spay or neuter certificates are required at this time. During your pups behavior assessment we will determine whether he/she is ready for group play.
May I tour the dog spot?
Of course! You are welcome to visit and tour the dog spot at any time, with or without notice! Dont forget we have webcams so you can keep an eye on your pup at any time.
How do you keep the place clean?
We constantly mop, sweep, sanitize and vacuum! The sanitation of The Dog Spot is a constant and ongoing process. Only the highest quality, pet safe, and industry specific disinfectants are used in our facility. Your dog’s safety, health and happiness are our highest priorities.
Does my dog have to be spayed or neutered?
All dogs over 6 months old must be spayed or neutered. We require that all dogs are healthy and free of contagious illnesses as well.
What do I NEED to bring for daycare/boarding?
The only thing we ask you to bring is your dog’s food, preferably in individual baggies. It’s best to keep your dog on the diet that he/she is used to in order to minimize the risk of an upset tummy. While we do have plenty of toys available for use during daycare sessions, you’re welcome to bring a few familiar toys from home that we can keep in the condo while your dog is boarding with us. Please be sure that all belongings are clearly labeled as they may be removed from the condo for periodic cleaning.
What is a temperament test and why does my pet need one?
We perform a series of planned exercises designed to assess the new dogs potential for aggressive behavior. Simultaneously we determine the dogs current level of social development to ensure that he/she is not aggressive and can play well with others.
Why dont you offer cage free boarding?
The American Kennel Association and the vast majority of veterinarians are against cage free boarding. Dogs are den animals and feel more comfortable sleeping alone and being uninterrupted.
My dog is house trained. Will this be a problem in your indoor facility?
The vast majority of dogs we care for are house pets and very well house trained. We monitor everyone carefully to make sure they are going potty normally. We address any problems or inconsistencies as needed. Our artificial grass and fire hydrant helps the dogs feel at ease to go to the bathroom when necessary.
Will my dog’s housetraining be affected when he/she comes back home?
Unless you happen to have a fire hydrant and 25 other dogs in your living room, you shouldn’t see any changes in your dog’s potty habits!
Do you accept raw food?
We accept many different types of food, but have chosen not to accept raw meat because of the human health concern of handling raw meat. There are some frozen and formulated raw diets that may work well as an alternative during boarding. Please call for suggestions.
What happens when there’s bad weather?
The dog spot has indoor and outdoor play areas, but in the case of inclement weather we’re often unable to use the outdoor areas. On rare occasion if the inclement weather persists all day and we happen to be above indoor capacity, we may have to kennel dogs and rotate them in and out as not to create an unsafe environment due to over-crowding. For example if we have 80 dogs, we may have to divide them up into smaller groups. Group A and B may be out for an hour or two while groups C and D are temporarily kenneled. After an hour or groups C and D would get to play while groups A and B would be given a break. This is a worst case scenario and typically only occurs when there’s extremely inclement weather or over holidays.