Daycare and Requirements
Hours of operation and daily schedule
We are open Monday-Friday 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. A dog’s first day of attendance must be scheduled through our “New Client Form,” but once a dog has passed their initial evaluation, no reservations are required! We believe this offers the most convenience to our clients as they can drop-off or pick-up whenever they’d like.
We operate our daycare on a schedule every day-and the dogs know and love it!
Drop-off: 7-9 a.m.
Playtime: 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Lunch and Rest: 12-1 p.m. (one hour long, from the time they are crated individually and fed)
Playtime: 1-4 p.m.
Rest: 4-7 p.m. Dogs still at daycare by 5:30-6 p.m. will get another potty break at this time.
Drop-off/pick-up outside of regular hours can be scheduled for $3 every extra 15 minutes (per family). Please speak with a manager to check for availability if you’d like to schedule this service!
We kennel dogs individually outside of the social playtimes as we feel this gives them their own “safe space” to relax. If you would like your dog to eat lunch, feel free to bring it along, and we will feed them during the mid-day break! While the dogs are in play, we provide hourly potty breaks.
To attend our daycare, all dogs must be fully vaccinated* with Rabies, DHPP, and Bordetella, and be spayed or neutered if over the age of 6 months†.
For new dogs, we ask for a 7 day waiting period after they receive their vaccinations before scheduling an evaluation. All established dogs need to wait 24 hours before they can return to daycare after receiving vaccinations to ensure no adverse reaction to the vaccines.
*Puppies must complete ALL rounds of booster vaccines to attend, usually 3-4 rounds of boosters in their first 16 weeks of age.
† We are aware that with new research and studies, many veterinarians are advising that some large breed males should wait to be neutered until they are at least 9 months of age or older. We still encourage all dog owners to socialize their puppies in their early months as this is critical for their healthy development and social skills. We encourage all owners to do what is best for their own dog along with their veterinarian’s recommendations! However based on our own experiences with social play, we will continue to adhere to the requirements for attendance we have established for spaying/neutering. Feel free to email us if you have questions regarding this.
If a dog in our facility is diagnosed with a contagious illness, or we feel they are displaying symptoms of one, we will remove the dog from play and the owner will be notified. Owners may be asked to pick their dog up immediately. If a dog has a confirmed illness, they will not be allowed back until they receive an “all clear” from their vet. We do our very best to prevent the spread of any illness among the dogs in our care. Although we require each dog to maintain updated vaccines, sickness can still spread just as it can among humans with their own vaccines (e.g. common colds, flu).
flea, tick, and heartworm treatments
While we do not require monthly flea or heartworm treatments, simply because it is nearly impossible to enforce, we do strongly recommend them. If we do find fleas on a dog, the owner will be notified immediately and the dog will be separated until they are able to be picked-up.
The Houndry will be CLOSED for the following holidays:
New Year’s Day
4th of July
Thanksgiving and Black Friday
Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
*any other closings will be messaged to all clients and posted through our Facebook page*