Dog Daycare

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

Hours:  

Monday-Friday, 6:30am-6pm 

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.

Daily Schedule 

6:30am-9am -- Drop off

9:30am-2:30pm -- Socialization, Enrichment Activities, Snacks, Rest.

3pm-6pm -- Pick Up

 

Tours

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. 

Daily Debrief

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

Canine Enrichment

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:

-Scent Exploration

-Food Exploration

-Puzzle Toys

-Manners Games

-Movin' & Groovin' Physical Games

-Reading & Movie Parties

Snacks

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.

Behavioral Requirements

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:

  • Obsessive barking

  • Obsessive marking

  • Obsessive digging

  • 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

Requirements

  • 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.

  • Rabies Vaccination

  • DAPP Vaccination

  • Bordetella Vaccination

  • Negative Fecal Float Result within past 6mo of enrolling/attending North Paw. Required every 12mo thereafter.

  • Spay/Neuter by age 6mo

 

Health Recommendations

  • 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/day

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

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.

Multi-Dog Discount

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.

 

Boarding Dogs Participating in Daycare

The inclusion of daycare for some boarding dogs is a benefit only for the dogs for whom daycare would be a healthy and positive experience. Boarding dogs can participate in daycare at no additional cost if our team determines they would generally enjoy this experience. The North Paw training team has full discretion in determining whether or not a dog in boarding participates in daycare. If a boarding dog does not join daycare there is no reduction of boarding cost.

Personalized Training

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

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. We reserve all rights in making these determinations and trust in our highly qualified care team to do so. 

Drop Off

Drop off is between 6:30am and 9am. We ask that you provide a 30min window of time for arrival so we can meet you at the front desk.

 

Pick Up 

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. 

 

Late Charges

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.

Late Night Pick Up Option

Pre-scheduled late night pick ups can occur for an additional $10. This is based on staff availability. Please mention this when scheduling your dog's daycare and at drop off.

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.

Early Departures

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.

Holiday Hours

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

  Easter Day

  Memorial Day

  Labor Day

  Independence Day

  Thanksgiving Day

  Christmas Eve

  Christmas Day