Frequently Asked Questions
What do I have to do so my dog can start going to Camp?
You'll need to set up a screening for us to evaluate your dog's temperament and interactions with our Counselors and other dogs. Please check out our screenings page for more information.
What vaccinations are required?
Bordetella (Kennel Cough), Distemper, and Rabies vaccinations are required. Note that the Bordetella vaccine is often optional when you go to the vet, so double-check that your dog has this one!
Are there any dogs you do not allow?
Generally, we do not allow dogs that show signs of aggression nor do we allow dogs that are not spayed or neutered (intact dogs are allowed if they are not yet old enough to be spayed or neutered). These situations are evaluated on a case-by-case basis, and though the dog may be accepted to Camp, they would not be allowed in play groups with other dogs.
What if my dog is older or has special needs?
As long as your dog's condition is considered stable and they can interact safely with other dogs, those who need some extra special care and attention are as much a delight to Camp Canine as any other dog!
Can I bring my dog's belongings with him/her?
Yes! We encourage you to bring your dog's toys, beds, treats, etc. We know that those little pieces of home can make your dog feel much more comfortable during his/her stay with us. We do not recommend bringing anything valuable or a "favorite" object as things can be misplaced.
What if someone other than myself is dropping off my dog?
If you are not going to be dropping off your dog yourself, please let us know and we will fax or email you the check-in form to fill out and return to us.
What if someone other than myself is picking up my dog?
Any time someone other than yourself is picking up your dog, you must let us know ahead of time. We will make a note of it in your dog's account and will require a photo ID upon pick-up to ensure that the person picking up is approved to do so.
What if I cannot pick my dog up by closing?
No worries, we will be happy to have your dog stay the night. You will be charged for boarding, but as long as you pick him/her up before 10:00am the next day, you will not be charged for another day of daycare.
What if I need to drop-off or pick-up my dog outside of business hours?
Occasionally, we can arrange for a slightly earlier drop-off or later pick-up, but this is rare and decisions will be made on a case-by-case basis. If you know that you will need to do this, please check with the supervisor on duty ahead of time.
What does my dog do at night?
Since the dogs have been playing all day, they are usually more than ready to hit the hay by the evening. Dogs receive their dinner around 4:00pm, they get some time to rest and digest, then are back out to play for a couple more hours. We'll give them a last call to do their business, and then they'll head into their runs/suites to happily catch some ZZZs. They can then relax to classical music and dream about their day.
Is there someone on the premises overnight?
Although we do not have Counselors on the premises overnight, the facility is very closely monitored with video cameras, temperature sensors, motion detectors, and of course, fire, carbon monoxide, and burglary alarms, which will all immediately send alerts to the authorities as well as to Camp Canine owners and managers in the event of an emergency.