Whether you’re planning a day trip around Concord, looking for somewhere safe and fun for your dog to spend the day while you’re at work, or just want to give your dog the opportunity to socialize with new people or other dogs in a safe and controlled environment, we offer our doggie daycare and day boarding services year-round. We understand that it takes a great deal of trust to leave your loved ones with someone else for any amount of time, so we are dedicated to providing the highest level of care and safety possible while your pet is with us – we treat your pet as if it were our own!
Monday through Friday we offer our Doggie Daycare program, where visitors get a chance to run around and exercise, and have a great opportunity to meet and play with other 4-legged friends throughout the day. Daycare dogs are set up in groups based on their size and personality, and spend time with other dogs all day – in smaller groups when they’re inside, and larger groups when they go out to the play yard. Daycare dogs are rotated out to the play yard in groups, 8-10 times over the course of a full day. A staff member is always present in the yard when groups are outside, while other staff members monitor the smaller groups inside. Seasonally and weather permitting, we often provide a kiddie pool on hot days, a doggie play structure with a ramp, bridge, and stairs to climb on, and numerous other types of toys. All Daycare dogs must meet the vaccine, health, and behavioral requirements and terms and conditions set out in our Daycare and Boarding Agreement form, listed below.
Doggie Daycare Wait-list
**At present, there is a year or longer wait-list for new dogs who would like to start in our Daycare program. For this reason, we are unable to accept new dogs onto the wait-list at the current time. We will update this notice when room on the wait-list becomes available.**
We are only able to accept new dogs to the program when previously filled spots become available, and this depends heavily on the changing needs of existing clients and pups currently in the program. For this reason, it is difficult to put an accurate estimation to length of time on the wait-list. (Some space is reserved for dogs who are boarding at any given time, so this notice does not apply for dogs who are looking to do daycare during overnight stays.)
If you’re looking for somewhere for your dog to spend a single day, they can be scheduled to come and spend the day with us – any day of the week, schedule permitting. We would be happy to discuss your and your dog’s needs, and set a plan in place. Day Boarding dogs have their own space when they are inside, and have outside time in a fenced-in single’s yard up to 5 times during the day Monday through Saturday, and up to 4 times on Sundays. All Day Boarding dogs must meet all vaccine, health, and behavioral requirements set out in our Daycare and Boarding Agreement form, which is listed below.
We offer half days of daycare and day boarding (up to 5 hours of service) at a rate of $14.50, or $29 for full days (over 5 hours). For your convenience, dogs can be dropped off or picked up at any time that we are open. We also offer a pre-paid package plan, where you can pre-purchase 10 half or whole days, and get an 11th half or whole day free.
For dogs who are boarding overnight and participating in the daycare program, the cost is an additional $14 for each weekday that they participate in the program, along with the associated overnight boarding fees.
All dogs participating in Day Boarding or Daycare must be up to date on the following vaccine and health requirements:
Annual Physical Exam
Canine Distemper, Parvovirus, and Adenovirus-2 Vaccine
Kennel Cough (aka Bordetella) Vaccine.
Canine Parainfluenza Vaccine*
*Canine parainfluenza is typically included in distemper combination vaccines and in some kennel cough vaccines; it must be given annually to be effective. Please note that not all veterinarians administer this each year – typically if it’s only given with their distemper vaccine every 3 years and is not included in their kennel cough vaccine – so it must be confirmed prior to boarding.
Canine Influenza Vaccine, for strains H3N2 and H3N8.
Fecal Testing – Floatation and Giardia ELISA – Every 6 months. Veterinary practices typically recommend fecal testing once per year; with so many animals in one place, it’s important that we test more regularly to catch any contagious infections early to prevent them from spreading to other dogs. In addition to the standard fecal floatation, we require an additional, more sensitive test for Giardia – some practices do this by default, and some do not. Our standards are a little higher on this because we want your pet to come in healthy, and go home healthy, too!
Annual Heartworm Testing, with a Negative result.
Flea and Tick Preventative, year-round.
In order to socialize with others, dogs must be Castrated or Spayed.
**If a pet has not had one of the required vaccinations, they typically must be administered at least 10 days prior to the scheduled boarding or daycare day, so that that it is effective by the time that they arrive. In addition to the health and vaccine requirements above, there are additional policies and conditions that must be agreed to and met for all dogs who will be socializing while they are with us. The form for this has all of the health and vaccine requirements conveniently on it, and is printable – it can be downloaded here:**
In addition to our boarding services, we are also a primary care veterinary hospital, and offer grooming services. We are happy to offer health services or grooming while your pet is staying with us. We do tend to book up ahead for some services, so it is best to schedule in advance to ensure availability while your pet is with us.
To learn more about our boarding and daycare facilities, call us today at (603) 224-9549, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are happy to schedule tours of our facility Monday through Friday, and Saturday mornings.