Updated 2024 - We are now scheduling temperament tests for MEMBERS ONLY. If you are on the wait list and haven't heard from us, please reach out.
See requirement summary below.
Your dog needs some play while you work all day!
Day Stay, daycare services are offered MONDAY - FRIDAY.
Drop off between 7-9am and pick-up between 4-6pm.
See requirements below.
OUR GIANT SPACE WILL WEAR THEM OUT!
8,000 sqft of FUN (and that's just indoors!)
We believe in a kennel free environment where dogs are allowed to make the space their own throughout the day while being supervised and entertained. We stick to a daily schedule, which includes: ball time, running laps and separation according to gentle or active play so every dog's needs are met. The dogs know what to expect when staying with us and we become a comfortable habit to them. We ask that your dog be fed prior to arriving at Dogwood.
Day Stay is a day of playtime, chasing balls, jumping ramps and sprinkler fun! Break time means lounging on cots in a clean, kennel free space.
We only take 30 dogs per day for Day Stay, so reservations are required. All new dogs must pass an initial temperament test to join Day Stay. Temperament tests take about 15 minutes and need to be completed during "Play Park" hours at least one day prior to your dog's Day Stay visit.
PLEASE NOTE - Although the dogs are constantly under our supervision, we expect them to understand cues from other dogs and maintain a safe level of play with guidance from our crew. High energy players that are consistently at a level ten may not be an ideal fit for our kennel-free environment. Often these dogs require controlled time outs and a full cool down before re-entering play to maintain safety. We LOVE active players, we just require all dogs attending listen to our cues and redirection to maintain safety. If you have additional questions or you're wondering how your dog will do in our setting...please email us and we'll give you honest feedback.
Our crew posts daily pics of the dogs. Be sure to follow them https://www.facebook.com/DWdaystay/
Email us about a pupcake treat platter to share with all your Day Stay buddies on your birthday!
Day Stay Passes
Rates effective 1/15/23
1 dog household
2 dog household
(Passes are valid for 1 year. Days do not need to be consecutive. Taxes not included.)
All of our staff are Pet CPR certified.
We have a fire evacuation plan, complete with an emergency slip lead station should we be unable to get to the dogs leashes.
Summary of Requirements
Have an active membership with a few successful visits prior to scheduling temperament test
Must pass a temperament test a least one day prior to booking
All dogs must be spayed or neutered for Day Stay
Must be well socialized, have strong recall and listen to cues from staff
No excessive barking (e-collars are not allowed)
All standard Dogwood vaccine requirements