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Day Camp Requirements

Dogs love doggie daycare and we want to make sure its a wonderful experience so we do have some requirements:

Must be at least 9 weeks old
Puppies must be at least 9 weeks of age and have completed their first two series of vaccinations, including the Bordetella vaccine and a fecal exam. Puppies over 18 weeks of age must have their full series of vaccinations, including the rabies vaccine. Must be spayed or neutered (over 6 months old)
Must be current on vaccinations and fecal

Pawtown must have a formal vaccination record from a licensed veterinarian  We require that vaccinations be administered at least 10 days prior to arrival. We may not be able to board a pet if this requirement is not met.  Pawtown does not require specific vaccines.  Instead, we honor your veterinarian guidelines and your pet must be current on vaccinations according to your veterinarian’s protocol; however we do recommend that your pet is vaccinated for Canine Influenza.

For your pet’s protection as well as the protection of other pets at the facility, the following vaccinations are suggested after the initial series of puppy shots:

Dogs:
RV (Rabies): annual or three-year vaccine
DHLPP (Distemper virus, Parvo virus, Leptospirosis, Hepatitis, and Parainfluenza): annual or three-year vaccine
BV (Bordetella): semi-annual or annual vaccine
CIV (Canine Influenza): annual vaccine; H3N8 and H3N2
Healthy Fecal Exam 

Must be healthy
Pets showing signs of vomiting, coughing, gagging, sneezing or diarrhea will not be admitted. Does your pet’s body have any lumps, bumps or scars that might concern us if we find them? If so please give history of the abnormality.
Must be flea/tick free
Our “NO FLEAS, PLEASE” policy requires that all pets accepted for boarding or daycamp be free of fleas, ticks, and external parasites. Upon check-in, each guest is checked for fleas and ticks. If any parasites are found, the guest is treated immediately with CAPSTAR(link) at the owner’s expense before being placed in the common areas to prevent an outbreak. Owner will be encouraged to use an effective flea and tick preventative.
Must pass the socialization interview
Pawtown will asses your dog’s personality and temperament and social skills on your dog’s first visit. After the assessment process, they can then be placed with other dogs for playtime. The dog owner must realize there is always a risk of injury or a fight and Pawtown cannot be liable for any costs that may be incurred as a result of such an injury. Pawtown reserves the right to immediately suspend your dog’s type of daycamp activities if we believe it is necessary to protect the health and well being of your dog, other dogs, or a staff member. Pawtown is a fear free facility and is equipped in multiple ways to assure your dog enjoys a safe and fun filled time.
Must not be an unaltered male
Due to their unpredictable nature, daycamp is not offered to unaltered male of any breed.  However, we do have one-on-one personal play times or play time with compatible friends. Alternative Daycamp activities may be arranged (please ask for information).
Early breakfast no lunch?
Dogs should have eaten breakfast at LEAST one hour before arriving to daycare. This precaution is to prevent bloat (gastric dialation or Vulvulus), a potentially deadly situation brought on by vigorous activity shortly after eating. If your dog does exhibit the signs of bloat while at Pawtown, we will transport him or her immediately to your vet, our vet or the emergency vet. For this reason we do not offer feedings at daycamp. Fresh water is always available and we do give the dogs a small snack in between playtimes. Must be Dog-friendly and love to play!