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Rules of Play

All dogs must be socialized, current on vaccines/tests and spayed (after 9 months of age)/neutered (after 6 months of age).  Puppies may start day care prior to getting spayed/neutered.

We are CLOSED on Sundays and Holidays. We devote these days to playing with and caring for the dogs who are spending the weekend/Holiday at Dog Ranch. There are no visits, pick-ups or drop offs allowed on Sundays and Holidays. No exceptions.

On a pup’s first day of play all parents must fill out an application and provide evidence of vaccination/immunization against the following diseases; Rabies, Bordetella (every 6 month) , Distemper, Hepatitis, and Parvovirus.


All pups MUST attend a minimum of three days of day care before spending the night. Half days are acceptable. The day of the night your pup is staying does NOT count as one of the three days. Please refer to the “Doggie Night Care” page for more information.

An annual intestinal parasite test (giardia, roundworms, whipworms, tapeworms, & hookworms) is required for all dogs. These parasites are not only harmful to dogs, but to people as well. 

For an overnight stay all dogs need to be here by noon. And on the last day of boarding you may pick up your pup after 8am during the week and 8:30am on Saturdays. Day care charges apply after 10am on the last day of boarding.

No aggression is tolerated at any time and any dog deemed aggressive will be asked not to return

All male dogs over the age of six months must be neutered and female dogs over the age of nine months must be spayed. The dogs may attend day care prior to getting neutered/spayed as long as they are under the age of six months for males and nine months for females.

Any pups here for day care not picked up by closing time will spend the night and parents will be charged accordingly.

Any property damaged/destroyed by a dog will be paid for by the owner.

Payment is due the same day services are rendered. If there is no payment, the credit card on file will be charged and a transaction/handling fee of 3% ($1 minimum) will be included.  The fee is added to all credit card transactions when the card is not presented for payment as an “alternative payment channel convenience”.   If the credit card on file is not valid it is your responsibility to promptly update the information we have on file. A late charge of $15.00 will be incurred after 10 days during which the account is past due.

All vaccines/tests must be kept current. You are responsible for providing Dog Ranch with proof of immunization every time you update the vaccines/tests.

If your dog is not acclimated to the exertion of playing all day or has environmental allergies, they may develop any of the following after a day of play or an overnight stay; diarrhea (stress colitis), vomiting, general soreness, extreme fatigue, excessive thirst, hot spots, ear infections, eye infections, kennel cough (and this is not a complete list). The more your dog participates in day care, the less likely these things are to develop.

We provide a bin for leashes, but please understand that you leave your dog’s leash at your own risk. If you choose to leave your leash, please understand that many leashes are very similar, so unless your dog’s leash is CLEARLY marked with a name, someone may inadvertently take it. We are NOT responsible for lost or stolen leashes.

Because this is an open play facility your dog(s) may acquire punctures, tears and scratches as a possible result of the dogs playing together.

While we do not require obedience training if we are not able to reasonably control your dog(s) they will be asked not to return. Additionally, any dog that creates a disturbance with constant/continuous barking and/or out of control play/running, the we reserve the right to take corrective action (i.e. separation from the group for a time out, squirt with a water bottle or employ the use of a Halti).

Dog Ranch has different prices for the Doggie Day Care and Doggie Night Care programs. The prepaid packages apply to Doggie Day Care only. The 10 and 20 day Doggie Day Care packages expire after 6 months of non-use. Packages are non-refundable. Doggie Night Care is charged on a calendar basis and Doggie Day Care charges may apply depending on departure time the last day of the stay. A twenty dollar holiday charge applies to any stay over a holiday (New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, July 4, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day).

All dogs must be on a leash and in the owner’s control when entering and exiting the facility.

Additional charges apply for feeding Dog Ranch provided food, administering medications, property destruction, late pick-ups, late arrivals for night care, canceled boarding reservations without 24 hour notice, and visits to the vet.

All dogs are required on be on flea control/flea preventative.

We accept all breeds and sizes except purebred American Pit Bull Terriers and American Staffordshire Terriers. We may accept mixes if they pass our introductory evaluation. We apologize for this restriction, but we are bound by the terms set forth in our insurance policy.

At all times the pups must play, run, swim, roll in the grass, lounge under the trees, get belly rubs and wag their tails!

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