How do you ensure all the dogs get along?

Every dog who attends daycare must meet our requirements. These are very strict in regards to temperament and behavior. The dogs are closely supervised during play time to ensure everyone's safety.

My dog does not like other dogs. Can he still board?

Of course! Dogs who have aggression issues or are not a big fan of other pups are still welcome to board. They however, are not allowed to play with the group. They are given their own separate potty breaks and playtime. We also have extended playtime and walks available during your dogs stay at your request. These descriptions and prices are located in the "extras" page.

Do the dogs need to be vaccinated?

Yes. All of the dogs must be vaccinated for Rabies, Distemper, Hepatitis, Leptospirosis, Parvo, Parainfluenza (aka DHLPP combo or variation), Bordetella (kennel cough vaccine) and Influenza (Canine Flu). Oral bordetella accepted in the last 6 months. intra-nasal or injectable accepted in the last 12 months.

Proof of these vaccinations are required prior to attending.

My dogs have never had fleas. Do they need flea prevention?

We require every dog to be on year round flea preventative. It is unlikely for your pup to get fleas at our facility, however, anytime dogs are around other animals there is a possibility they could get fleas. Prevention is for your protection as well.

We do not accept flea collars or herbal/ at home remedies as prevention.

Where do the dogs sleep?

Each dog has their own individual sleeping bunk. They have a indoor 4x8 space to sleep and a 4x6 outside run to relax in during the day (spring/summer/ fall months only).

Does someone sleep with the dogs at night?

We have a security system that is armed every night and monitors for a break in, a dog getting out of their run, and fire. If there were to be a fire, we have an emergency plan in place to ensure the dogs safety. We also have multiple security cameras inside and outside of the facility.

The owner also lives on the property in the house adjacent to the kennel.

What do we bring for boarding?

  • Food
  • Bedding
  • Treats
  • Toys
  • Medication w/ instructions
We can also provide bedding and stainless steel bowls. Our bowls are washed after every feeding. You are more than welcome to bring your own bedding and bowls. If your dog runs out of food, we do have adult dog food available.

What makes you different from a traditional kennel?

At the Barn, daycare approved dogs play all day so your dog has lots of fun and gets a lot of exercise during the day. Dogs who are unable to participate in daycare will be let out every few hours.

Many 'traditional" kennels typically leave the dogs in the run most of the day or they are let out for short periods of time a few times a day. The dogs at a traditional kennel usually do not interact with other dogs. We also offer extras such as dog walks and additional playtime.

What happens during the interview and evaluation?

Our interviews typically last anywhere from 1 -2 hours. This gives us time to get to know your dog and give them time to interact with the other dogs in the play environment.

The interview starts by checking over your dog to ensure they are comfortable being handled. This time is also for us to get to know your dog to make sure they are not nervous around people.

Other dogs will be introduced into the interview area one at a time to see how your dog interacts with other dogs. After we approve your dog, they will be ready to play and make new friends!

What do you do in case of an illness or emergency?

In case of illness or injury, we assess the situation to determine what plan of action to take. Our first priority is to do what is best for your pup. Depending on the situation, we will either take your pup to the closest emergency vet, or in a non-emergency situation, we will make an effort to take them to their own vet.

Do dogs ever get hurt?

Although we do our best to minimize all injury to your dog, during normal play a dog may get small scratches, nicks, and lose small patches of fur. Although rare, more serious injuries can occur. We do everything in our power to prevent that from happening with our strict daycare protocols.

Can I drop my dog off for daycare or boarding whenever or do I need a reservation?

We are a reservation only kennel. We do not accept walk-ins for daycare or boarding. We recommend making reservations for boarding at least two weeks in advance. During holidays, a month in advance is recommended. If we are booked, we do have a cancellation list.