How Does Socialization Day Work?

At Doggyland we have FIVE different play yards based on your dog’s size and play style. Each yard has a doggie door that goes outside to a separate play yard. This means your dog has access to outside ALL DAY long. Having the freedom to go outside anytime puts your dog’s mind at ease.

The first day is a trial day where your dog goes through a socialization test . Once your pet has passed our guidelines, we decide what play yard would be suitable based on your dog’s size and play style. The introduction process goes slowly so your dog feels comfortable with each dog. We give them plenty of encouragement during this process. Again, slow is the key. One dog at a time until they are integrated into the entire pack playing in that yard.

There is no appointment needed for a socialization. Just keep in mind we are closed for nap time. We suggest you leave your dog for at least 3 hours to all day. We suggest you don’t bring your dog in right before nap time (12:30 to 2:30).

You must show proof of all vaccinations and a fecal test performed by your vet. You can drop off a stool sample at your veterinarian’s office or have the test done while your pet is there getting their vaccinations. The vaccinations required include *Bordetella, 3-5 way (distemper/parvo), and Rabies. We do not accept vaccinations that are store bought and administered by yourself unless you can show proof that you are a qualified person to do so. Otherwise it must be done by a veterinarian.

Thank you for understanding our fecal test and vaccination policy as safety is our number one goal. We look forward to meeting your furbaby soon!


What is a Sleepover?

On the busier nights instead of having a separate suite, we do what we call Sleepovers. We sleep in the bed with all the small dogs and the larger dogs have their beds in the adjoining area. We snuggle with your dog all night long. Sleepovers are every Saturday and all the major holidays. For example, during Christmas we have Sleepovers every night for a week.

What Do I Bring When My Dog Is Boarding in a Suite?

We have bowls, beds and bedding. We do encourage you to bring a blanket of their own though. Even their own bed, if that is what makes them feel comfortable. Having something that smells like home makes them feel as if they have their own special spot at night. We are kennel free, but if your dog is used to sleeping in their kennel, you are welcome to bring that also.

We also ask you bring their own food. It does not have to be individually bagged, we can measure it out for you. If they have a finicky appetite, we offer free parmesan cheese sprinkles if needed. You can bring their toys and treats, but for safety reasons, we ask that you do not provide rawhides, real bones or rope toys or any other toys that they can chew up and choke on. You can also bring a kong and a jar of peanut butter. We will stuff the kong with peanut butter each night for your dog.