Rules, Requirements and Requests
All Dawgs visiting Dawg Gone It must be in good health. For the protection of all the dogs staying or playing at DGI, any pet with a communicable condition will not be allowed. Dogs adopted from shelters need 30 days in-home prior to admittance to our facility. Pets that have been ill with a communicable condition within the past 10 days will require a veterinarian’s certification of health prior to being re-admitted to DGI. Medications required during lodging stays are limited to oral and topical applications only, dispensed no more than three times per day. Dogs requiring multiple medications may be subject to an additional processing fee. Pets must be on an effective flea control program; if fleas are found at check-in your pet will not be allowed to enter the facility. If fleas are found during your pet’s stay, the pet will be given a “Capstar” flea control pill at an additional cost of $12.00 and you will be asked to pick up or arrange for someone else to pick up your pet immediately to remove the threat of fleas spreading to other pets at the facility. Female dogs may not be in heat during their lodging visit or during obedience training programs.
Our policy is designed to protect the health of all dogs in our center while also supporting growing concerns in the pet community about potential health risks of over-vaccination of pets. Our vaccination policy has been created to meet California state law, accordingly we verify Rabies every 3 years for pets over 6 months of age. We also require immunity/resistance against core diseases. We request for our files evidence from your veterinarian of your pet’s current vaccination status for Rabies, Parvovirus, Distemper and Bordatella (canine cough). In an effort to reduce over vaccination of or pets, DGI will accept Titers in lieu of vaccines. We DO defer to each pet’s owner/veterinarian team regarding existing immunity status and recommended vaccination protocol for that pet while in our community facility. If your veterinarian has advised against certain vaccination protocols for your pet we will not require those vaccinations and will accept your veterinarian’s letter and your release of liability in the event your pet contracts a disease.
Lodging Behavior Requirements
Our pet lodging set-up requires that all dogs can be handled for feeding and cleaning of enclosures by our staff. Inappropriate behavior can result in termination of lodging privileges. Inappropriate dog behavior includes, but is not limited to, growling, snapping, biting or excessive stress exhibited in continual barking, pacing, drooling and/or physical destruction of property.
In order to make your dogs stay as comfortable as possible we suggest bringing and feeding their own food. We would request that you package each feeding portion of the dry kibble in brown paper lunch bags. We also gladly accept their bed from home and one of their favorite toys.
It has been our experience here at Dawg Gone It that there can be a significant change in our guests’s behavior if staying more than 7 days. We typically see an increase in anxiety which manifest as excessive barking, excessive drooling, appetite loss or lethargy. It is for this reason that it is our policy to limit first time stays to a maximum of one week.
Daycare Dog Social Skills & Attendance Requirements
All dogs attending daycare must be spayed or neutered by 8 months of age. Inappropriate dog behavior can result in termination of daycare privileges. Inappropriate behavior includes, but is not limited to, bullying another dog, biting and fighting. We will discuss all situations and concerns candidly with you and recommend training or behavior rehabilitative options that may remedy any undesirable behavior. For everyone’s safety dogs need to play at least once per month to retain daycare privileges. We reserve the right to re-test any dog we deem necessary if we have not seen them in 3 months or more.
Terms and Conditions
Overnight lodging is charged just like when you stay at a hotel. Check-in is from 3:00pm and check-out is no later than 1:00pm. Early check-in and/or late check-out will result in an additional half day charge of $18.00.