Dogs will eat, rest, and sleep in one of our spacious indoor lodging options (see below for accommodation descriptions)
As we are a Training & Enrichment Center, we include enrichment throughout the day and offer Enrichment Activities you may add on to increase your dog's fun and brain work during their stay.
We consider playtime an important part of caring for your dog while you're away! But, it's not the ONLY thing.
If your dog attends our Playcare on a regular basis (weekly), they will automatically get to play with their friends when they board with us, at no additional charge. For all other pups, if this is an Enrichment Activity you would like to choose for your pup while boarding, choose it when you make your reservation.
All of our Enrichment Activities are geared toward facilitating thinking, solving problems, and winning. This results in a confident, happy, and relaxed dog. Check out our list of Enrichment Activities you may add to your dog's stay and make your dog's stay not only fun but doggone rewarding.
Enrichment Activities get a 4-Paw rating from dogs!!
(Please note: We are not able to accommodate dogs who are aggressive toward humans.)
We require that your dog has come for a meet-n-greet day prior to boarding with us. This allows us to get to know your pup's personality, likes and dislikes, and ensures that your dog will have the best and most enriching time possible at TDS.
By coming for a meet-n-greet, your dog will be much more relaxed and ready for fun during their stay. The Dog Spot is where he had so much fun before! He will probably pull you in the door!
We've found the best way to keep our guests healthy and happy is to have dogs attend a meet-n-greet day along with a couple of days of playcare or enrichment daycare prior to boarding with us. This also helps us better advise you on which add-on enrichment activities are best for your dog during their stay with us.
The Dog Spot has a professionally monitored security system and security cameras. The owner and manager have access to view the camera's, live, 24 hrs a day.
We charge just the same as a human hotel. Drop off whenever is convenient for you during our open-door hours.
Check out time is by noon (at noon and 7 p.m. on Sunday) on your pick up day. If you are unable to pick up by noon, you will incur a nominal late pick-up fee.
Please note our open office hours and plan accordingly.
Reservations & Cancellations
Due to our limited boarding space, we fill up early for most holidays, most weekends, and many weekdays, especially in the summer. It is advisable that you book your reservation as far in advance as possible.
We require a deposit equal to one night's stay.
We will call you to confirm your reservation several days prior to your dog's stay with us. If you need to cancel your reservation, kindly provide us with at least 72 hours notice.
Any no-shows or cancellations within 72 hours of drop-off day will forfeit their deposit.
On weekends, even though we have reduced open door hours, our team of dedicated Caretakers are still hard at work caring for your fuzzy family member(s). Their schedule of feeding, fun, activities, enrichment, and rest does not change.
We strive to maintain a consistent schedule even when we are not open to the public.
We wouldn't keep our own dogs contained for 12 hours and we WON'T do it to yours!
BOARDING & ENRICHMENT ACTIVITY OPTIONS
**We now proudly offer a 10% discount off all our boarding and playcare services to include…public school teachers, our military (active and retired), first responders, and seniors 65+. Additional dogs sharing a space receive a 20% discount off of the boarding portion of their stay.
We believe that dogs should have a choice in their lives, and we feel you should have choices too. We now offer much more flexibility in the choices you have for your dog’s stay.
Step 1...choose your dog's accommodation. Step 2...chose your dog's Activity Package. Step 3...choose your dog's daily Enrichment Activities.
**We recommend that you choose an option that includes an Enrichment Actvitiy for your dog to enjoy daily during their stay. The benefits are increased confidence and impulse control along with a higher level of calm, peace, and satisfaction for your dog...body and mind.
***Note: If your dog attends our Playcare (Interactive with other pups) on a weekly basis, they automatically get to attend Playcare while they board with us. For all other boarders, Playcare is an Enrichment Activity you may choose from our Enrichment Activity menu (they must qualify by passing our dog/dog interaction test)
Please check out our Boarding Accommodations, Activity Packages, and Enrichment Activity page below for options.
Classic Mini 1 - 25 lbs
Classic 26 - 50 lbs
Classic Plus 51+ lbs.
Our pup guests enjoy a space just for them, piled high with comfy bedding, a chew bone, 4 potty trips outside daily, room service, and daily housekeeping.
(Add'l pup guests in same space receive 20% off boarding)
Luxury Private Suite
Must choose a Top Dog or Super Dog Activity Package with this option
Our pup guests enjoy a private room with a raised bed piled high with comfy bedding, a chew bone, 4 potty trips outside daily, an Adaptil diffuser, and soft music playing to aid in relaxation. Plus, room service and daily housekeeping.
(Add'l pup guests in same space receive 20% off boarding)
Top Dog - (Available in Luxury Suite and Classic Boarding Options)
Classic Mini - $59
Classic - $62
Classic Plus - $67
Luxury Suite - $74
One potty trip outside is automatically upgraded to an extended walk.
Also included is a special treat with bedtime tuck in service.
Pet parents will receive daily photo updates and free late check out (pick up after noon).
Super Pooch - (Available in Luxury Suite and Classic Boarding Options)
Classic Mini - $49
Classic - $52
Classic Plus - $57
Luxury Suite - $64
We will also treat your dog to a tuck in service with a yummy bedtime treat.
Pet parents receive free late check out (pick up after noon).
Happy Pup - (Only available in Classic Boarding Options)
Classic Mini - $39
Classic - $42
Classic Plus - $47
Your pup will smile as one potty trip outside is upgraded to an extended walk. Plus, your pup will receive a yummy bedtime treat.
Boarding - No Activity (Only available in Classic Boarding Options)
Classic Mini - $34
Classic - $37
Classic Plus - $42
This fun activity includes a cardboard box filled with surprises such as peanut butter, yummy treats, and even a fun toy. These items are placed in a box, stuffed with an assortment of challenging items such as smaller boxes, newspaper, and paper towel or toilet paper tubes and then taped shut so your dog can rip, tear, and snuffle their way to finding their own yummy treats. The licking and foraging involved in this fun activity releases hormones that effectively calm and satisfy your dog assuring a feeling of calm and relaxation. Most dogs enjoy a nice long, restful nap after completing this activity.
Dinner in a Box
This fun activity is much the same as a party box but instead of just yummy treats and challenging items being placed in the box, we also place your dog’s dinner inside. We only provide these boxes for dinner as they are a fantastic way for your dog to use up their last bits of mental, emotional, and physical energy before heading out for their final potty of the night and then getting a great night’s sleep.
Nose Work Activity
This activity assures your dog uses their very specialized nose to find yummy treat which increases calming hormones and decreases stress hormones. We will customize the course to your dogs ability so they, succeed and have a blast. Whether they are novice and only using cups and paper plates or advanced and using our specialized equipment, they are assured to have a sniff-a-licious good time!
Confidence Work Activity
What dog couldn’t use an extra boost to their confidence? Choose this option and we will play games with your dog that offer your pup the opportunity to try something new, make a choice to move something, place their feet on a new surface, solve an access problem…all sorts of fun activities where your dog gets to try and SUCCEED! This is so much fun and the end result is a boost in confidence!
We have offered this option for many years and dogs LOVE it! Your dog will go on a special walk with one of our Caretakers, off property. We are fortunate to have areas around us with woods, a ravine, and plenty of sniffing opportunities. This option gives your dog a chance to stretch their legs and go somewhere where the sniffs and sights are new and fantastic! We also include on-leash manners work with this option by using choice sits as well as turn games to help your dog walk nicely while on leash.
One on One Playtime
This is another enrichment option we have offered for many years that the dogs LOVE! One of our Caretakers will play with your dog using their favorite activities. Fetch? No problem. Chasing water from the hose? We can do that! Running around the yard and playing on the play equipment? Ooooo, that’s fun! Whatever activities your dog enjoys will be combined with some impulse control work such as calm sits, wait work, and attention to work not only your dog’s body but their brain as well.
Cuddle & Snuggle Time
This is by far, is one of our Caretaker’s favorite enrichment activities. I’m not sure who is more enriched, our Caretaker or your pup. This is a special one on one time where your dog will receive massage, belly and ear rubs, and plenty of snuggles along with some easy, calming enrichment games that promote relaxation and emotional satisfaction. Truth be told, I have had to wake up a Caretaker from time to time who had fallen asleep snuggled up to the pup they were cuddling with.
This Enrichment Activity has been given 4-Paws by all of the dogs who have participated. We fill a large bone shaped pool with toys, rags, plastic water bottles and other appropriate obstacles. Then we sprinkle chicken throughout and let the dog do the rest. We can increase or decrease the difficulty by adding/deleting different obstacles, scents, and toys. Dogs love searching, digging, snuffling, and finding all the yummy chicken. Sometimes they take a break, grab a toy and want to play, which is a-ok with us! This is their discovery pool and whatever they find is a WIN!
Splish Splash Pool
This Enrichment Activity is all about water fun! We can only offer this activity when the temperature is 70+ degrees. We fill our large bone shaped pool full of cool, refreshing water and your dog gets to choose their water activity. Do they like to dive for a toy? How about bobbing for hotdogs? Chasing a spray of water in and out of the pool? Even just lounging in the cool water and enjoying the hot sun on their face. So much fun for water loving dogs!
Patience is a Virtue Game
This game works on impulse control. If your dog hears "leave it" and moves fast to take it, then this is the game for them. If your dog gulps their food down like it is their last meal, then this game is for them. If your dog has one speed...hyperdrive...then this game is for them. Our Patience game works on teaching dog how to CHOOSE to be patient around the things they want. We use fun games and choice to offer your dog a variety of options to slow down and think. This fun activity burns more energy than a 5 mile jog through the park. It has an added bonus of raising confidence as anxiety is decreased though brain games.
What To Bring
At the time of check-in, you will fill out a reservation form describing feeding and medicating instructions for your dog. We administer medications at no additional charge. This is the time to decide on which enrichment activities and any fun add-on's you want your dog to have during their stay. Choose from lots of fun activities, enrichment, and training options. We believe in choice for dogs and we believe in choice for you!
Please bring your dog's own food in a sealed plastic container. Each container must be clearly marked with your last name and your dog's name. If you forget your food or don't wish to bring it, we will feed your dog our house food for $2.00 per cup.
You may bring your dog's favorite blanket or bedding and we will do our best to return it to you in the condition you gave it to us. However, please note that this is an interactive environment and your personal item may get dirty or ruined. We provide blankets and other fluffy bedding along with a great chew toy for each dog at nap time and bedtime.
Remember...your dog will be so exhausted from playing and being enriched all day that all they'll do is sleep when they are in their sleeping space.