Features & FAQs

Features:

  • We have large play yards for both dog daycare and dog boarding.

  • All-day, off-leash play with trained staff members within the play yards or nearby.

  • 24-hour on-site employees.

  • Online registration and reservations.

  • Returning customer online reservations.

  • Private rooms for each of our guests.

  • 15 doggie pools!

  • No extra charge for bringing your own food, medication, and/or bedding.

  • You may bring toys from home

  • Mid-day drop-off & pick-ups allowed for no extra charge

  • We are a non-profit business and all of our proceeds go to Alpha Academy or New Life K9s

  • Secured boarding facility at night.

  • Our night staff checks on the dogs every night at 9pm.

  • 16 play yards in boarding to suit your pet’s needs.

  • 7 daycare play yards, 2 just for the little guys.

  • Bath service for your dog at day of pick-up when requested.

Do we take non-social dogs?

Do we take non-social dogs? 

No, our first and foremost priority here is the safety and health of your pet. We carefully evaluate every dog that comes into the resort and build play groups so the active dogs can play safely together, while the less active dogs can relax peacefully. If your dog is not safe around other dogs or people, this would not be the best facility for him. If you have further questions on whether your dog is considered “not social”, please contact our office staff at 805-596-0112.

 

Do we take escape artists?

Do we take escape artists?

We do not board dogs who have climbed or jumped a 6-foot fence or have been able to dig under a fence. We are located in a rural area and do not have the indoor facilities that would be required for those dogs’ safety.

Do we take bully breeds?

Do we take bully breeds?

Unfortunately, we cannot accept Pit Bull Terriers, American Staffordshire Terriers, and Staffordshire Bull Terriers. While these breeds are known for being loyal and fun companions, their strength in mind and body is not always suitable for our social environment. When over-stimulated their energy and focus can escalate situations and/or interactions. We understand that this is not the fault of the breed. With that being said, we will not assume the risk of possible occurrences.

Can I bring a bully breed mix?

Can I bring a bully breed mix?

Any new pup that is a mix of another breed and a Pit Bull Terrier, American Staffordshire Terrier, or Staffordshire Bull Terriers and wishes to visit us must schedule a socialized screening test before scheduling a boarding reservation or plans to join our friendly and fun daycare area. This screening is to observe their social interactions, play style, and basic command knowledge (sit, stay, and come). We strive to provide a happy, healthy, and safe environment for all of our furry friends. If at any point your pet shows inappropriate and/or aggressive behavior towards other guests or our staff, they may be asked to leave.

Do we board female dogs that are in heat?

Do we board female dogs that are in heat?

For safety reasons, we do not accept reservations for intact females who will be in heat. Please make your reservation before or after you know they will be in heat.

Do we deliver medications or do we charge extra for that?

Do we deliver medications or do we charge extra for that?

Our staff members can deliver all medication types except injections, and we do not charge extra for medications - feel free to bring whatever will make your dog feel at home!

Do the dogs have to be in the play yards all day?

Do the dogs have to be in play yards all day?

No, we are flexible to meet your dog’s needs and can do half days, 3/4 days, etc. We can bring the dogs out for potty breaks. We recommend 2-hour heat breaks for short-nosed breeds during the warmer months.

Are the dogs together with other dogs in their room and can dogs from the same family stay together?

Are the dogs together with other dogs in their room and can dogs from the same family stay together?

Dog(s) stay in their own private rooms.

 

When they are in the same family, they can stay together!

Can I bring my own bedding and toys?

Can I bring my own bedding and toys?

Yes, but we can provide bedding for your pet if you would like. We allow up to a maximum of 2 toys per pet. The toys must be safe for your pet without direct supervision. We cannot guarantee that your property will come back in the same condition as you left it.

Do we have drop-off and pick-up outside normal business hours?

Do we have drop-off and pick-up outside normal business hours?

Currently, we only have early drop-off for daycare (an additional $5/dog and $2/cat). Please call our office if you are not able to pick up your pet during normal business hours. Our staff may not be available, in which case your pet will have to stay overnight. If our staff is available, we may remain on-site up to a maximum of 30 minutes past closing for last-minute unforeseen and unavoidable circumstances. You must call our office in advance to make arrangements for this. In the case that we can accommodate a pickup after our closing time, the additional charge will be $15 per family (For boarding this would be in addition to the 12:00pm late checkout fee).

 

Our office is closed daily from 12:00PM-1:00PM for lunch. We cannot accommodate boarding drop-offs and pick-ups during this hour.

What are the shot requirements?

What are the shot requirements?

Rabies and Distemper Parvo (DHLPP) for the dogs and FVRCP and Rabies for our cats. All vaccines must be completed, at minimum, 7 days prior to coming to our facility.

Do we board or provide daycare for puppies?

Do we board or provide daycare for puppies?

We can accept puppies 7 days after all shot series are completed and the puppy is at least 4 months old.

Do we have daycare on the weekends?

Do we have daycare on the weekends?

Yes, from 8 AM-5 PM Saturday and Sunday.

Do we play with the dogs?

Do we play with the dogs?

We interact with the dogs in the yard at least 5 times per day.

What to bring

Food

 

Please include the feeding instructions and bring in a resealable container

We can provide dry kibble for you pet if you would like to use our house food. There is an additional charge of $4 per day for any dog over 25lbs, and $2 per day for any dog 25lbs and under. ​We currently use Kirkland Dog Food for our house food. 

Bedding
 

You may bring your pet's bedding for their boarding stay.

We can also provide bedding for your pet as well! 

Medicine

If necessary, please bring your pet's medication.

Make sure medication is in the original bottle with the name, dosage, instructions, and any other pertinent information.

Safe Chew Toys

 

If necessary, please bring your pet's toys.

Your pets may play with their toys when they are inside their room. Please limit to two toys.

Please label all belongings (bedding, toys, food)

 

You don't need to bring:

  • Food or water bowls, we will provide all bowls needed.

  • Collars or leashes.

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