As trainers & daycare staff we understand that smaller dogs experience the world in unique ways. Some want to bounce around like large dogs but need an environment that is physically suitable. Some Littles haven't had great experiences and prefer to have space. Yet others just want to lounge comfortably and peacefully.
At North Paw our spaces are designed
specifically for all of the Littles.
Hours & Tours
Saturdays: Daycare closed; Boarding open.
Sundays: Daycare closed; Boarding open.
Open holidays (see below)
*Care Team is actively involved with animals in our care throughout the day. The best way to contact us is via email.
6:30am-9am -- Drop off
9:30am-2:30pm -- Socialization, Enrichment Activities, Snacks, Rest.
3pm-6pm -- Pick Up
Tours are included during the Intro Meeting and are for prospective clients only.
Though we would love to grant tours at any time we do need to keep focus on the animals that are currently on site. Please
email to schedule an Intro Meeting so
that we can set time aside to give you the individual attention you deserve.
You will receive communication about your dog's North Paw experience. If you have questions about your dog's health or behavior please ask within 24 hours of their pick-up date. Prompt communication is the best way for us to address your questions.
Enrich, Play, Lounge
When you leave your dog in our care you expect your dog to have positive, worthwhile experiences. We know and honor this.
We understand how important it is to actively engage dogs. Our care team is trained to be positively involved with your Little.
Play & Lounge
Our play areas provide enrichment equipment and activities that are
specifically designed and hand-made
for smaller dogs. Additionally, we use different scents around the exterior and interior spaces so dogs can work their olfactory receptors. This provides additional mental stimulation for the dogs.
Dogs experience a balance of indoor and outside time when weather permits. They sniff, play, and lounge as leisurely as they desire.
Weekly Activities Include:
-Movin' & Groovin' Physical Games
-Reading & Movie Parties
If you decide to pack a snack or lunch we will offer this to your dog. Some dogs are most comfortable eating only at home so don't be worried if your Little doesn't eat what you brought. We will happily refrigerate food. Please label all containers.
Dogs that come to a daycare setting should generally enjoy or be curious about being around other dogs.
We understand that many small dogs have not had the opportunity to be around other small dogs and we're open to helping them in this transition. If your dog needs one-on-one transitional help we have individualized training that can assist with this.
We cannot accept dogs that have the following behaviors:
Resource guarding (if you have questions about this please ask!)
Bullying behaviors (if you have questions please ask!)
Climbing of flat, wooden fences (6 ft wooden privacy fencing surrounds the perimeter of the play yard)
Eating rocks or swallowing of sticks (we have pea gravel & are surrounded by trees)
Health Requirements & Recommendations
Unless otherwise disclosed, all dogs must be in good health
We accept titers!
Flea/Tick Preventative (must provide proof). We accept related collars. Please talk with us if you have questions.
Negative Fecal Float Result within past 6mo of enrolling/attending North Paw. Required every 12mo thereafter.
Spay/Neuter by age 6mo
Canine Influenza Vaccination
Lyme Disease Vaccination
Rates & Additional Services
Full Day: $29 credit/$27 cash
10 Day Package: $270 credit /$260 cash ($27 or $26/day)
20 Day Package: $500 credit/$490 cash ($25 or $24.50/day)
Bath & Massage: $25-$40
Hygiene Trim: $15 (inner eyes, rear, groin)
Hygiene Wipe: $5-$10/day
Daily Combing: $5-$10/day
Nail Trim: $15
Enzymatic Teeth Brushing: $5/day
Medication Administration: $3-$5/time
NP Meal: $5/meal
Travel Fee: $15-$20 (i.e. med pick up)
* +$2 for in-person credit card processing per service
**+4% for phone credit card processing per service
Packages are attached to each pet parent and can be used for any dog within the family. Packages can be used for dogs from the same family--each dog = 1 day subtracted from the Package. Packages are non-transferrable to other families and are non-refundable which is why we highly recommend trying a single days first to ensure North Paw and your dog are a good match. If a dog is asked to leave North Paw, regardless of reason (i.e. health or behavioral concerns), packages are still non-refundable.
When more than 1 dog from the same family participates in daycare for a full or half day, the family will receive 10% off. No discounts are available on Packages.
For dogs that need more one-on-one time, this is a fantastic option! Work with a member of our team for an additional $20 per 30 minutes of training.
Addressing Undesirable Behaviors & Illness
We believe in using proven dog training techniques to affirm, redirect, and correct behaviors. All dogs deserve equitable attention. If your dog is requiring more staff focus than most dogs we will communicate our recommendations for how to best help your dog in this setting. We may recommend individual training, a class, or locating another service that is better suited to your dog.
Pet parents will be notified if Care Team notice animals have arrived in a physical or emotional condition that is poor. Next steps will depend on this condition, our ability to care for the animal, and the pet parents' response. North Paw is not a medical facility and does not act as a vet. It is fully expected that all pet parents are able to arrange for prompt pick up of their animal from daycare if they receive communication that there is a concern. If an animal leaves early due to a medical or behavioral issue the reservation is charged in full.
We reserve all rights in making these determinations and trust in our highly qualified care team to do so.
Drop off is between 6:30am and 9am.
Pick up is between 3pm and 6pm. Dogs must be picked up by 6pm. It is important that dogs be picked up on time, otherwise staff must stay later than expected and must be compensated. A late charge will be assessed.
No one likes late charges. We understand that life happens sometimes, and, no staff wants to remain after their shifts without being compensated. In fairness to our care team a $10 late charge will apply for any dog picked up past 6pm. Though we want to do our best to be understanding, owners who are repeatedly late may be asked to seek service elsewhere.
If dogs are not picked up by 6:15pm the dog will be placed into boarding for the night and owners will be charged an additional boarding fee in addition to the late pick up charge. This decision is at the discretion of the North Paw staff. When owners bring their Littles to North Paw they agree to comply with North Paw's decisions in these matters.
Cancellations & No Show Policy
Cancellations must be made by 9am the day prior to your dog's daycare reservation otherwise you will be charged for the reservation. No exceptions.
Dogs that do not show up for their reserved daycare date will be charged for the dates of the reservation. No exceptions.
Dogs that leave daycare early for any reason are expected to pay the full daycare rate. There are no exceptions to this including illness, injury or travel issues on the part of the owner.
WE ARE OPEN HOLIDAYS!! An additional $10/day rate is charged for all daycare and boarding services. Holiday rates apply to the following:
New Year's Eve
New Year's Day