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*We will be taking limited reservations on June 29-July 3. Please let us know in advance if you would like to have your dog stay. Thank you!
We are Heidi and Kelvin and we love your dogs just as much as we love our own! We make sure your dog's time with us is a vacation. Our dogs are able to relax on the couch, hang out, or make new puppy friends or enjoy a run around the backyard all day. Heidi works from home, towards becoming a certified dog trainer, so treats and positive reinforcement are always available! We go to the dog park often, take walks at least three times a day, and shower our guests with all the love they can handle. We have some experience with behavioral issues, so please let us know if your dog falls into this category so that we can be prepared. Our priority is the safety and happiness of all our guests; all puppy interactions are closely supervised, whether indoor or out. We try to stick closely to your dog's daily routine, and do our best to minimize stress. You know your dog best, so please don't hesitate to let us know how to make your pup's stay go perfectly.
We have a huge secure backyard for our dogs to run around in. We have two of our own dogs, a 2 year old Border Collie and a 4 year old Beagle who love puppy play time and are well-behaved! Our house is clean and puppy-proof (especially with our hound roaming around the house). Your dog will enjoy lots of love, and fun and dedicated care. Dogs go out every 1-2 hours for a potty break, or as needed. We are extremely flexible in drop-off and pick-up dates, and make every effort to fit your busy schedule. We would love to care for your furry children while you are away or busy!
Please remember that our house is still our home. That means we spend a lot of time keeping it clean, including wiping our pups' feet; also please be respectful of our neighbors!
We can administer flea and ear drops, brush teeth, and pills. We are not comfortable with needles.
*ALL DOGS MUST BE ON FLEA MEDICATION, heart worm, UTD on shots, and have had a clean fecal test in the past 3 months.
How this works:
Meet-and-greet: Typically 20-30 minutes long, this is a time for all of us to get to know each other, assess if your dog will be a good fit at our home (and us a good fit for you), and for you to feel comfortable about leaving your pups with us. You can see where your pup will be staying, meet Sparky and Marlowe, and ask any questions you may have.
Reservations: Book your reservation on DogVacay with us fast! Especially during holidays, we tend to fill up quickly.
Drop-offs: When you have arrived, please message or call us, so that we can keep our dogs inside. Your pup may be nervous and know that something is up, and barking dogs won't help. After you are on the road and they've settled in, we let the puppy activities commence! Please bring their food, bowls, leash, dog poop bags, and their bed/blanket/crate, however they are comfortable sleeping.
Their stay: We make sure to be present whenever pups are interacting and playing together. Everyone sleeps inside, however they are most comfortable. We do not allow dogs to stay in the backyard unsupervised. We usually feed dogs twice a day, morning and evening, but if your pup has a different feeding schedule, we are happy to accommodate. Water is available at all times. Watch your messages: we send daily pictures or updates! Your pup will receive cuddles, play time, and lots of love!
Pick up: Please message or call us again when you have arrived. We will give you a full report on all the fun and activities your dog had.
We charge $40/night for puppies under 1 year; we focus on socialization, house-training, and good manners (pushing through doors, jumping, pulling on the leash, etc) for puppies this young. Please send us an inquiry, and we will respond with a custom quote for you to accept.
We also charge a holiday rate of $40/night (puppies $45/night):
Memorial Day: May 27-May 30
4th of July: July 3-July 5
Labor Day: September 2-September 5
Thanksgiving: November 21-November 27
Holiday season: $45/night (puppies $50/night):
Christmas and New Years season: December 19-January 2
"Check-out" time is within 4 hours of your "check-in" time. Please note that we do charge $15 extra if your pup is picked up after his check-out time, and it will count as an extra daycare session*.
*Does not apply to stays of 7 days or more.
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