Frequently Asked Questions


How do I register my dog for daycare and/or boarding?

Give us a call and we will walk you through the steps and answer any questions you might have—this includes providing vaccination records and setting up the temperament test. We encourage an actual conversation with us because you deserve to have all your questions answered!

What vaccines are required and does my dog have to be spayed or neutered?

We require the following vaccines: Rabies, Canine Influenza, Distemper (DHPP), Lepto (Leptospirosis), and Bordetella. We also require the vaccines to be in your dog’s system for at least 10-14 days before coming in. This will ensure a reasonable level of protection is established.

We require all dogs to be spayed or neutered by nine months of age.

Can I take a tour of your facility?

Of course! Our building and staff are always available for walk-ins. We do not require an appointment, and encourage people to stop by and take a look.

Once I’ve registered my dog & he or she has had the temperament test, do I need to schedule an appointment for daycare?

Nope! Simply pull up before 10 AM and we will make sure your dog has a great day!

Do you allow late night (after closing) pick-ups for boarding dogs?

Absolutely! We want what is best for your dog, and that is to be at home with his/her family. Simply make arrangements with us and we’ll make sure your dog is ready to be picked up and go home with you. (Additional fee for late night pick up after 7:30 PM)

Can my dog get kennel cough or any other illness at daycare?

All dogs coming into our building require up-to-date vaccines. However, dog daycares are much like child daycares. Even though dogs are vaccinated, they can still catch colds and other communicable viruses. Please note that we maintain the strictest cleaning and disinfection standards at Happy Dog.

My dog is not very socialized. Can he still come to daycare?

We have learned that dogs that haven’t been socialized to other dogs and people are generally not a great fit for our daycare and boarding. The last thing we want to do is put a scared dog into a large pack of excited dogs. However, we encourage you to give us a call to discuss your dog’s specifics and offer guidance.

Can I bring my dog’s bed when s/he is boarding?

Yes! We furnish bowls, cots, blankets, and even treats for all our boarding dogs, but we encourage parents to bring dog beds, blankets, and even an owner’s article of clothing from home to make your dog more comfortable.

Are the kennels climate controlled?

Yes! Our kennel area is always cool in the summer and toasty in the winter.