At DGI, each dog we care for stays in a luxury dog suite in our lodging area. Each suite includes a cot and a water bowl so your pup is comfortable. Feel free to bring along your dog’s own bed from home or a favorite toy as well.
A lodging stay at Dawg Gone It includes 5 potty/stretch breaks per day in a larger room where your dog has more room to move (the first break begins at 6:30 a.m. and the last begins around 9:00 p.m.). We serve your dog’s meals in his or her suite, and we encourage you to bring your dog’s own food to keep a consistent diet and to prevent upset tummies. We also conduct regular water checks throughout the day to make sure the water bowl is topped off and to check and see how your pup is doing.
Beyond the basics of a safe and healthy lodging stay, we believe an activity-based stay creates the most rewarding experience for your dog. That is why we offer a variety of exercise and pampering options that you can add to your dog’s stay (as well as package deals) so that you can customize a safe, fun, and memorable experience for your pet. Just look at all of the add-on options below to see what we’re barking about!
*All dogs that stay or play at Dawg Gone It must have up-to-date vaccinations and be on an effective flea and tick preventative.
One of the best things about a stay at Dawg Gone It is that lodging is not JUST lodging: We have a full menu of activities to make your dog’s stay a fun time!
Here at DGI, we have found that some dogs simply love to be brushed. If that sounds like your dog, then let one of our staff members spend 15 minutes of quality, quiet time pampering your pet just before lights-out.
This one is maybe more for you than for your pet. When you are heading home from vacation, what’s better than to come home to a happy, healthy, tired, and CLEAN dog? Nothing. So ask us to give your dog a bath before you pick up! Especially if your dog’s stay was 10 days or longer, because then the bath is free!
Since our standard walk can be a bit too long for some dogs, especially older dogs, we also offer a shorter, 5-minute walk called a business walk. This allows your dog enough time to get some fresh air, sniff some sniffs, and “do their business.”
If you choose a gourmet treat from our menu, “room service” delivers a homemade treat right to your pet’s suite. Our treats are made according to our secret recipe… Just kidding. No secrets when it comes to your dog. Treats are a blend of yogurt, banana, peanut butter, and honey, frozen into a ball, and served to your dog in an ice cream cone!
If your dog prefers playing with a human to other dogs, adding a playtime is the best option! Let us know if your dog prefers chasing a ball, catching a Frisbee, or maybe tug-o-war. Our staff members will play with your dog one-on-one for 20 minutes to provide a fun time and great exercise!
Almost every dog loves to be pampered, cuddled, and petted. If this sounds like your pets’ personal heaven, then sign up for “Cuddles and Pets” and a DGI staff member will devote 15 minutes of private TLC time giving your dog pets, scratches, belly rubs, or whatever your dog likes best.
Sometimes a dog prefers the sites of the town and the chance to sniff a tree or hydrant. If your pet enjoys a daily walk around the block, we’ll gladly escort your dog on a tour of the neighborhood. We use waist leashes and GPS tracking collars to ensure safety. Walks are 20 minutes long, and while we let dogs set their own pace, the average dog walks around a mile in this amount of time.
If your dog’s favorite thing is going to the dog park and playing with other dogs, then group play is the way to go. With a lodging stay, group play can be added by the hour, half day, or full day depending on what you think would be best for your dog!