A Dog's Life
A Typical Day in Daycare—It’s a Dog’s Life!
For the safety of your dog and other dogs at the facility, we ask that you bring your dog in on a leash (even in the parking lot). This will allow you to have control of your dog in the event that you meet another dog.
Once inside, a staff member will greet you and take your dog back to daycare. Your dog’s leash and/or harness will be placed in a pocket with your dog’s name on it.
Our daycare area is secured by a triple-gate. Upon entry, your pet will wait about 5 minutes in the third gated area, allowing him to become accustomed to the group. Once your dog has entered the “pack”, he will be allowed to play all morning.
The play area is equipped with dog designed bridges, ramps, and tunnels, and is large enough to accommodate various dog sizes and temperaments. Careful consideration of playgroups is determined periodically throughout the day with the use of Z-pens to separate according to size, temperament and energy level.
Automatic fresh water dispensers are located in the play area to quench your pet’s thirst!
Dogs Gotta Go Too
Yes, it’s true—dogs will relieve themselves in the play area. The attendant will quickly clean up the mess and disinfect the area with a mild solution. Have no fear—they will not bring this habit home—we are their playground!
Nap time is for one hour between 12:00pm-2:00pm (depending on when the last pooch has arrived). At this time, the lights go out, attendants sit down, and pooches relax to soft music. Most dogs curl up at the feet of our attendants. By 2:00 pm, the lights are back on, and play time begins again!
Picking Up Your Dog
Our staff will greet you and check out your dog. They will go back to daycare, attach your dog’s lead to your dog and bring him/her up front for you. You will receive a report card which tells you about your dog’s new friends and how much fun he/she had at The Dog Club of West Linn!