Because all of our canine guests play together as a group and are in close contact with our family and staff – the following requirements need to be met in order to attend our dog camp:
- Responds to basic commands and house-trained (pups are an exception)
- No history of aggression with humans
- Social with other dogs (or passive) – but NOT aggressive.
- If your dog has been bitten, pinned or attacked by another dog its important that we know, so we can schedule an exclusive assessment.
Health: Cannot be carrying any contagious infection or parasite.
Vaccinations: Rabies, DHPP or DAP, Bordatella (Kennel Cough). Titers is accepted.
Neutered/ Spayed: Every dog must be neutered or spayed before sexual maturity. Some exceptions made.
Ticks & Fleas: Your dog must be on a flea program (between late April and October) and not have fleas. Flea collars are not acceptable substitutes. We will consider Homeopathic/ Herbal tinctures prescribed by an alternative vet.
Hygiene/ Grooming: Nails trimmed (especially if your dog likes to jump up), coat not malodorous. Do not bring your dog here if freshly SKUNKED, instead advise us and book a visit with your groomer and we will see you the following morning.
Separation Anxiety: If your dog becomes highly stressed/ anxious in your absence, our group environment is not appropriate.
Attend & Pass our Behaviour Assessment: your dog must demonstrate they’re social with strange dogs and not fearful (shy, timid and cautious are OK), and are reasonably obedient and do not have high separation anxiety.
Please e-mail us the following information (if your dog meets all our requirements and is not one of the restricted breeds listed below): Your dogs’ name, age, BREED (be very specific), for mix breeds please send a picture, current weight, neutered/ spayed, current on vaccines, health status, last date boarded, how often per week socialized with canines off-leash, level of obedience, your potential boarding dates or desired day care days, your mobile/ home ph number, your city/town.
Restricted Breeds (Not Permitted): Through years of experience we have learned the following breeds are typically not appropriate to play among a mixed group of dogs, especially small breed dogs:
- American Pitbull
- American Eskimo
- Grey Hound
- Staffordshire Bull Terrier
- Cane Corso
- German Shepherd
- Grey Hound
- Siberian Husky
- Pointers (including G.S.P.)
- Prey Hounds (Pharaoh, Coon, etc)
- Any dog who is a derivative of the above breeds.
If you have a mixed breed of the above list and provided your dog is neutered/ spayed, not dominant with you, not aggressive with strange dogs then email us a picture, along with all the information we request.