How Does Socialization Day Work?

At Doggyland we have four 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 trial day where your dog goes through a socialization test . Once your pet has passed our guidelines, they are introduced to the other dogs from the other side of the fence where they can do the sniff test which is how dogs greet each other. After all the dogs are calm, we introduce your dog to one of our own dogs who knows not to be aggressive. Once they have passed this test, we introduce more dogs based on your dog’s play style and size. We then monitor their play for the remainder of their stay.

If your dog is nervous we give them plenty of attention letting the other dogs know that we (the pack leader) have accepted them into the pack. We also give them one on one time with us where they can feel comfortable and important in their new school.

There is no appointment needed for a socialization. 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. This includes *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.

*Important: If you need to update your dog’s vaccinations, please be prepared to wait before bringing them in for daycare. We require a 72 hour waiting period for the Bordetella vaccination. We are very careful with vaccinations as we are with the care of your dog. Thank you for understanding and we look forward to meeting you 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 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.