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First Things First.....Requirements for All Dogs

  • We require all dogs to be spayed by their first heat or at twelve months of age, or neutered by twelve months of age (or earlier if we deem necessary from a behavior standpoint), and to be actively be using a flea and tick preventative.
  • We also need a current veterinary certificate of health verifying the following:
    Vaccinations for: rabies, distemper, parvovirus and bordatella (kennel cough)

A note about recently rescued dogs…..if you just rescued an adult dog from a rescue organization, we ask that you have that dog in your home to get acclimated for a minimum of 2 months before scheduling your temperment test.  We encourage half-day daycare after 2 months to get acclimated to our environment, but we do not like to board until the dog has been in your home for 3 months. Some exceptions are made if the dog spent little to no time in a shelter. 

Next......Schedule a Temperment Test

A one-time free assessment evaluation is required prior to your pup’s first day of daycare or boarding stay. We need to ensure that every dog is placed with a group that has compatible play styles and temperament, allowing them to feel confident and safe. Your dog will be gently introduced to other members of the playgroup, one dog at a time, to make sure they all get along. After the introduction period, it’s time to have fun!

Assessment interviews are by appointment only at either 7:30am, 10am, or 12:00pm Monday-Friday. Typically, your dog must stay a minimum of a half day of daycare for the assessment, but puppies may be a shorter period of time. Please don’t wait until the last minute to schedule your assessment.

How To Schedule

  1. Go to our online Client Portal, input your contact information and details about your dog(s). Upload vet records if available.
  2. Call, text (847-234-6200) or email us to request either a 7:30am, 10am, or 12:30pm appointment on a weekday that is convenient for you.
  3. Fill out the Pet Personality Profile and bring it with you when your come for your evaluation day along with your vaccine records if they were not uploaded on the client portal.

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