Does my dog need to be neutered or spayed?
We prefer all dogs over 8 months be neutered. If they are not, they will be assessed for "male behaviors" (leg lifting inside, mounting other dogs, and escape behaviors) and may not be allowed to stay with us. Females that are not spayed must not be getting ready to go into heat or just coming out of heat.
What is required in regards to my dog's health?
Dog must be in good health and free from internal and external parasites. Any dog found to have parasites (fleas, ticks, worms) while in our care will be treated at the owner's expense. Any dog who becomes ill while in our care, will be treated by a Veterinarian at the owner's expense. Please refer to our agreement for details.
Do you require reservations?
Does my dog need to be vaccinated?
What forms do you require?
A completed application and completed agreement must be on file at The Dog Spot. You may download these forms from our site at your convenience and bring them with you to your dog's scheduled meet-n-greet session. We are happy to email these forms to you upon request.
What are your daycare requirements?
Dogs must be evaluated for behavior standards prior to participating in playcare or sleepovers.
What if my dog isn't suited for daycare?
Please note that not all dogs are temperamentally suited for playcare and an interactive setting. While doggy playcare is a wonderful way for your dog to continue their socialization and get some great exercise, it is not always possible to admit dogs who need a lot of individual attention or special monitoring by the playcare team. Dogs who are aggressive towards other dogs will not be permitted in our interactive playcare. They may however,stay with us and participate in Enrichment Daycare with one of our Caretaking team. We will recommend Day Training for dogs with behavioral issues and concerns. All dogs are assessed daily and changes in behavior will be brought to the owner's attention.
What collar should my dog wear at The Dog Spot?
Chokers, prong, and electric collars are NOT permitted at The Dog Spot. All dogs must come in with a flat buckle, martingale, quick snap collar, or harness with their rabies tag and an identification tag.
Do you recommend a dog harness?
No-Pull Harnesses are permitted and encouraged for on-leash use. We do not allow these to stay on while your dog is at The Dog Spot, except in certain circumstances.
What if my dog misbehaves while at The Dog Spot?
Positive Reinforcement methods are used at The Dog Spot. This means that dogs will not be physically, emotionally, or mentally corrected for any unwanted or undesired behavior. We will redirect, reinforce preferred behaviors, and teach whenever possible. If we feel your dog needs additional training, we will recommend they attend our Day Training Program.