Day Care Schedule
What Dogs Come On Which Days?
Quick Info About Day Care
Regardless of the day of the week, Day Care is run the same way. We have drop off between 7:30 am and about 10:00 am, at the latest. At 12:00 pm, the dogs are put into crates in the â€śDay Care Leisure Roomâ€ť where they stay for about an hour while the Day Care Attendant is at lunch. After lunch, they are let back out to romp around for the rest of the afternoon.
The dogs are able to run in and outside all day long. They have access to a large, fenced in area outside with some equipment to play in and a gazebo in the middle to keep the sun/rain/snow off the dogs throughout the day. During the hot summer months, thereâ€™s also a wading pool that gets filled up every morning with cool water and refilled as needed for the dogs to play in! Boy, do they love it!
They have access to fresh water all day long. We donâ€™t feed dogs during Day Care unless the owner requests it (usually for a puppy). The Day Care Attendant does sometimes give a treat or two at lunch to get the dogs into crates so if your dog has food allergies, feel free to bring in some own food/treats that the dog can have.
If dogs that come to Day Care have any serious allergies, such as allergy to spider bites, fly bites, bee stings, etc, feel free to bring in a few pills to keep upstairs in case it is needed.
**If you or your pet has never been here before, we have you fill out a New Client Form for the pet you are bringing in. If you would prefer to fill this out beforehand, we do have it available for download so you can print it off and save some time at drop off. See the â€śDownloadable Formsâ€ť under the â€śBoardingâ€ť tab and download â€śNew Client Form.â€ť**
Mondays and Fridays
These are the days we generally have the younger, newer dogs in Day Care. The dogs on these days play well with most dogs and arenâ€™t as rowdy as our Tuesday/Thursday dogs.
Mondays are also our â€śEvaluation Daysâ€ť for new Day Care dogs that are 30 pounds or more. Evaluation Days are when clients bring their dog in between 7:30 am and 8:00 am to meet with the Day Care Attendant, who will show the new client the ropes of Day Care, so to speak. This also gives us an opportunity to introduce the new dog slowly to the group. If the new dog were to come in after this time, it is harder to give the new dog time to acclimate to the group little by little because all the dogs are already loose in the Day Care room.
Tuesdays and Thursdays
These days are the days we have the bigger, rougher, rowdier crowd. These dogs have usually been here for a while and can handle rambunctious play all day. These days also have a good number of larger dogs that might not get along so well with medium sized breeds that may come to Monday/Friday Day Care.
If owners wish, their dogs may be able to come four days a week, that is Mon/Tues/Thurs/Fri. However, this is entirely up to the Day Care Director and how she feels the dogs would fit with the different groups. This is something to be discussed with the Day Care Director after she has had some time to evaluate the play style of the dogs that would like to come more often.
Dogs that start out as Monday/Friday dogs may be bumped to Tuesday/Thursday if they become overly rowdy in their play style with the other dogs on the Monday/Friday days.
Wednesdays are reserved solely for small dogs and puppies. The cut off for size is about 30 pounds. Same fun and games but the little dogs just donâ€™t have to compete with the larger, over energized dogs. We have a range of small dog sizes on this day from Corgis to Pomeranians to Shepherd or Lab puppies to Malteses and Bichons. For our â€śSmall Dog Day,â€ť we have an evaluation day done on a Wednesday. The specific Wednesday is set up through our Day Care Director after she reviews the application submitted for the dog.
Medium to large breed puppies that start out on Wednesdays when theyâ€™re young and under 30 pounds can be moved to Monday/Fridays at any time as the Day Care Attendant sees fit. This usually means that the dog has outgrown the current play group of small dogs and is ready to start playing with the bigger dogs!