Doggie Daycare Open 6am-10pm Every Day
Want a dog's eye view of the doggie daycare process? Take it from Robbie Rob, a new husky pup that stayed with us:
Hey everybody! My name is Robbie Rob. At least I think that's my name...I also get called sweety, cutey, and baby, so I'm not sure which one is my real name. Anyway, here's how I see this whole daycare process going down:
Your mommy/daddy will drop you off whenever they want; anytime after 6 AM. The nice people that work here will take you out for a potty break and then get you all settled into your house. You can bring along blankies, toys, treats, medicine, food containers, bags, etc. It's kind of nice that they let you bring your own stuff along, you know? A lot of my pals like having their favorite toy with them, and you probably will, too. Especially if this is your first time.
The nice people will take you outside for potty time before you go into your crate. Meanwhile, they will give you a clean fresh bowl of water in your crate, and fluff your blankies. I think they even leave a bone on your pillow! They put a big bucket of water out in the play area, too; I like to play in that one.
At 9 AM, it's time for playgroups to begin, and the nice people will introduce you to other dogs one at a time, so that you won't be overwhelmed on your first day. Once they find you a playmate (pick me!) or a group of friends, they'll take you all out to the securely fenced play area for supervised potty time and group play. (And if you're a little nervous on your first day, they'll just pair you up with a human friend for some snuggle time.)
It's kind of cool, because the playground is divided up into multiple areas, so they can bring all of the groups outside at one time without mixing us all together. Each playgroup has its own person assigned to watch over us...they stay right in the pen with us so that if we need help, they're right there. Of course, they also get to pet us and tell us how cute we are. I like that part! If the weather is wet or cold, we only stay out long enough to potty, and then we then move inside for more playtime. The big dog room is 125'x50'...that gives us lots of room to run!
Once your playtime is over (about 35 minutes on most days) you'll go back into your house for your between-play nap. Naptime is about 90 minutes, but it flies by...you'll be tired, don't worry! After naptime, your group will meet up again out on the playground. We go outside every two hours, so get ready for some fun!
At noon, we all get an afternoon snack (either one that your parent provided, or one of the Gemini Dogs snacks - sometimes they are even homemade biscuits from the bakery!) You can join me for lunch, too, if you do lunch? We eat in our crates, so there's no worries about another dog squabbling over your food!
Playgroup and naptime continue like that for the rest of the day. We eat dinner by 6:00 PM, if your mommy/daddy drops off dinner for you.
Well, hopefully, your human will sign you up soon and we'll be meeting you! Would you like to meet some of the other Gemini Dogs before you decide? Stop by for a tour anytime; you can book one by emailing [email protected] Also, you can see some of the doggies that you'll become friends by checking out the blog.
Please provide us with a copy of your dog's medical records and any updates that need to be made to your dog's file with us.
Make sure that your pooch meets our requirements:
- At least 8 weeks old
- Negative fecal & Giardia ELISA exam (a test for parasites) within the last 3 months
- Proof of up-to-date Rabies Vaccines
- Up-to-date on all of his regular shots (we do accept titers)
- Kennel cough vaccine within the last 6 months (can be waived)
- Spayed/Neutered by 6 months old (we can also accomodate requests for intact dogs to attend; they may just be limited to certain friends who do not react poorly to your intact dog)