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Daycare Rules & Requirements 

1) Health Requirements

  • All dogs must be spayed or neutered. Puppies must be scheduled for spay/neuter surgery by 6 months of age.

  • All dogs must have up to date vaccinations and owners must provide vaccination certificates. Dogs must be vaccinated for Rabies, Kennel Cough (Bordetella) and DHPP (Distemper, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, Parvo virus). When yearly vaccinations are done, please bring the updated vaccination records so we can update our files.

  • Puppies must be over 12 weeks old and have at least had their second set of vaccines.

  • While we do not require a preventative flea/lice/tick treatment, there is a risk of contracting external parasites whenever dogs are socializing. We recommend discussing the pros and cons of preventative treatment with your vet.

  • Our staff provide high quality care and attention to your pet. However, all pets are socialized and otherwise cared for at the sole risk of the owner, without liability on our part for loss or damage from injury, disease, escape, or any other unavoidable causes during their stay with us.

  • Although it is supervised play, the unpredictable can occur at any time and your dog(s) may still acquire an occasional nip or scratch. Should serious injury occur, owners will be notified immediately. Any vet bills are the responsibility of the owner.

  • If your dog is showing any signs of illness (diarrhea, vomiting, coughing, etc) keep him/her at home until symptoms subside.

  • Please let the office staff know if your dog has any health issues or concerns, whether suspected or confirmed by a Veterinarian. We must be notified of any contagious diseases or parasites so that we can issue proper precautions to all dog owners.



2) Behavior

  • All dogs must successfully pass a physical and behavioral assessment before being approved for daycare, which is included in their first day of day-boarding. Dogs must be tolerant to staff handling them and show no signs of aggression, including toy and/or food aggression.

  • We are not able to accept dogs who suffer from anxiety, including separation anxiety while here, as an anxious dog is stressful for the entire playgroup and generally does not benefit from daycare. We strive to provide a fun and low stress environment and some dogs are simply uncomfortable in daycare.

  • Dogs must show sufficient socialization with the day care group and we have a zero-tolerance policy for dogs who cause injury to other dogs or staff members. Day care staff reserves the right to refuse dogs that have displayed aggression, anxiety and/or unpredictable behavior.

  • Issues may present themselves on their first trial day or later, once the dog is more comfortable with our environment. Staff will always keep you up to date on your dogs’ ongoing progress.




3) Scheduling & Pricing

  • All dogs must attend a minimum of one day a week, preferably on the same day.

  • Daycare drop off is between 7:00-11:00 am and you may pick up any time before 6:00 pm.

  • Half day rates apply for visits under 5 hours.

  • Passes expire 1 year after last use and include complementary nail trims.

  • The following prices do not include gst


       Full Day: $30/one dog 

                       $44/two dogs         

                       $58/three dogs


       Half Day: $20/one dog 

                        $34/two dogs       

                        $48/three dogs


       10 Day Pass: $280/one dog       $400/two dogs


       20 Day Pass: $510/one dog       $760/two dogs


4) General Rules

  • Please ensure all dogs are on leash upon pick up and drop off, including in the lobby and in the parking lot.

  • Please feed your dog before and/or after daycare. If lunch is required, please bring it in a labelled Ziploc bag.

  • All collars must be quick-release. Buckle, pinch, prong, choke and martingale collars are not permitted. Collars are not required for daycare, naked play is safest.

  • Please ensure that you dogs’ nails are maintained regularly to prevent scratches. Barkers Pet Motel has groomers available, just let the office staff know upon drop off if you’d like them trimmed. Nail trimming is $14 or free for pass holders.

  • If your dog is showing any signs of illness (diarrhea, vomiting, coughing, etc) please let us know and keep him/her at home until symptoms subside.

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