Become a member of our K-9 family at Alternative Dog!
Doggie Daycare can help to reduce or eliminate unwanted behaviors, add to socialization skills and is beneficial exercise!
Established in 2007, we have maintained a limited enrollment with a smaller group with personal attention, supervision and love! Several of our dog parent's are on their second generation with us. The best Teacher's for young dog's are adult "Mentor Dog's". We have a handful of Mentor Dog's who help us to establish peaceful packs each day. Dog's teaching Dog's about clear communication skills, respecting boundaries, impulse control and bite inhibition keeps our play groups balanced and without conflicts.
We offer a climate controlled Daycare facility with rubber flooring to help cushion joints and allow for safe playing, as we know dog's love to rough & rumble! Over a 1/2 Acre of fenced outdoor play yard where your dog can fetch tennis balls, splash in kiddie pools, run through the agility course, jump through tires & over jumps, climb & play on on little tikes cubes, run like the wind, play with their K-9 and human friends, or just simply relax in the shade!! Many of the smaller dogs have their own days (Tuesday & Thursday) to be with dogs compatible to their own size. All the dogs are under constant supervision both indoors and out. All of our dog's take a 2 hour crated nap each day, please read NAP & SNACK TIME information below.
Monday - Friday 6:30 AM to 6:00 PM
Daycare Admission Requirements:
Our purpose is to provide a safe and healthy atmosphere with interaction with other dogs and people during weekday business hours. To ensure the safety and health of your dog and our other guests, we require all dog owner's to comply with the following health regulations.
POOCH PRE-SCREEN ASSESSMENT: In order to determine whether daycare is right for your dog, we provide an initial assessment prior to your dog attending daycare. This requires an appointment during which we will spend approx 60-90 minutes with you and your dog. This assessment will give us a chance to meet you and get a feel for your dog’s personality and individual needs, which will help us determine if daycare would be beneficial to your dog. We will monitor how your dog reacts and responds to other dogs, and you will get a chance to walk through the Center & view the play yard. Please call 978-346-7266 for your appointment! PRE-SCREENS ARE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY, MONDAY THROUGH THURSDAY. **Click HERE for driving directions
PLEASE REMEMBER: Your furry friend will be spending time with other canine's and the safety and health of all canine & human friend's who attend our daycare is our main concern. This is why pre-screening assessments are vital for everyone's safety! All pre-screening is done by appointment only.
*NAP & SNACK TIME: All of our dog's take a 2 hour crated &/or kenneled (5'X 4') nap each day. The dog's scheduled nap time may vary with weather conditions and the amount of hard running and wrestling the dogs have done through-out their morning &/or early afternoon. Another words, some days nap could be at 11AM while other days it may be 1PM. During nap time each dog is crated & given a snack, with soft music playing and the lights are turned off in the Daycare. Nap time is vital for the mental & physical health of the pooches.
DISCOUNTS: Discounts are available for multiple dogs from the same household. Please enquire by phone for these rates.
RESERVATIONS: Attendance is limited to keep a balance within the "pack", therefore reservations are required. Preference will be given to dogs with standing reservations.
CANCELLATIONS: Answering machine is available for after hour cancellations. Please be sure to call if you have to cancel as there will be another pooch who can benefit from a day of fun and social skills.
OVER-NIGHTS: We do offer over-night boarding for our Daycare Clients only. We do not offer boarding to the general public. We find this to be the safest way to board our furry friends. They will attend daycare all day with dogs they recognize and then sleep kenneled indoors (5'x4') at night. Supper will be fed at 6:00 PM with two additional Potty Trips outdoors before 11:00PM. Breakfast & Morning Potty Trip is at 6:30AM upon opening the Daycare.
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Filling out the below **forms does not guarantee a reservation for your dog(s). Please be sure the pooch profile, daycare waiver are down-loaded & filled out and accompany your dog to their pre-screen day, along with a copy of their current vaccination history and/or the Vaccination Certificate filled in by your Veterinarian. PRE-SCREENS ARE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY, MONDAY Through THURSDAY.
*Please bring the above **forms with you on your pre-screen evaluation day, along with a copy of current vaccination history.