Meet & Greet

Let’s get to know your dog and see their strengths and opportunities.

We’re Looking Forward To Meeting You

Because the majority of our space is designed as a cage-free location we must cover a few extra things in order to keep our doggie guests safe. Not every dog is suited for this option.

When you arrive for your Meet and Greet your dog needs to be on a leash with a collar or harness from your car and into the front desk area. The evaluation process with your dog will take place on their first day off free daycare with our trained evaluator. During this time, we would love to show you around and address your questions.

What To Expect

You will check in at the front desk with one of your staff and the Meet & Greet is conducted at our location by one of our trained professionals. It includes the following steps:

Step 1

One of our staff will review your paperwork, history, and health with you.

Step 2

During their first day we will take your dog to a playroom or play yard to observe how they react when away from their mom or dad. If your dog is working through separation anxiety, we will be patient with them in this new environment and with people. During this time, we will give them lots of love while evaluating if they have any sensitive areas that we need to be aware of. This way we are able to respect their boundaries.

Step 3

The next step is meeting new friends. We will bring in an additional dog for some play time to see how they interact. We are observing their style of play and reaction to the boundaries of the other dog, and to assess your pup’s comfort level. If all is going well, we may introduce them to a couple of additional friends to watch them in a group setting.

Step 4

If your dog is better suited for our individual suites, we will allow them to test out that area as well.

Step 5

Once the Meet and Greet is completed we will review with you if they qualify for the cage-free option. Any dogs that did not qualify for the cage-free option will have the opportunity to retest and our staff will provide you with information on training options.

What To Bring On Your Meet & Greet

Your dog(s) on a leash with a collar or harness upon entry.

Complete your online registration prior to your visit.

Upload your vaccination records or bring them with you or we are more than happy to contact your veterinarian on your behalf!

Who Can Stay With Us

  • All dogs must go through a Meet and Greet to verify which of our options is best for them, Cage-free or suite.

  • At least 12 weeks of age or older and fully vaccinated.

  • All dogs 8 months or older must be spayed or neutered.

  • Must have up-to-date vaccinations. (Documentation required). Vaccinations must be given by a vet 48 hours before attending daycare or boarding (7 days prior preferred).

  • All dogs must be in good health and have not been ill with a communicable condition within the last 30 days.

  • All dogs must be on a flea and tick preventative.

  • All dogs must be non-aggressive and cage-free guests must not be food or toy-protective.

  • -All dogs must have a complete, up-to-date, and approved application on file to attend daycare or board with us.

Vaccine Requirements

For the health of all of the dogs they must be current on the following:

 

RABIES

Rabies is required once on or before 16 weeks of age in puppies, boosted again 1 year later and then every two or three years going forward.

DHLPP

DHLPP is required as a puppy series beginning at 6-8 weeks old, boosted twice at 3-week intervals and again a year later.

BORDETELLA

Bordetella is required to be current. Most veterinarians recommend the Bordetella vaccine be given every 6 months to maintain a high level of immunity for dogs who are often in social settings.

The Bordetella vaccine helps control and prevent the spread of germs that cause canine cough. If a dog that has been vaccinated with the Bordetella vaccine still acquires canine cough, they will have a less severe form that resolves faster than a dog who is not vaccinated. The germs that cause canine cough are very similar to the common cold in humans with mild coughing and sometimes a runny nose. Symptoms usually resolve within a week.

*The influenza vaccine is not required, but highly recommended if available in your area.