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At Happy Hound, all pets are interviewed and assessed to make sure they are friendly and will work well in our social environment.

To ensure a good fit and a comfortable stay, we require that all of our boarders have a minimum of two days of daycare prior to overnight boarding. Depending on the assessment outcome, we may require more than the minimum two days. This will be discussed during the initial interview.

Requirements for New Playmates

Here are the requirements we will be looking for when enrolling new doggy playmates.

All dogs enrolled in basic daycare must be at least three months of age or older. Puppies in the Play Pen Program must be at least 8 weeks old.

All dogs enrolling in basic daycare must be spayed or neutered (except for puppies under six months who are enrolled in, or have completed, the Play Pen Program).

Canine Vaccinations
Owners will be required to provide proof of current vaccinations prior to daycare or boarding at Happy Hound. Vaccinations include:

  • Canine Flu
  • Rabies
  • Bordetella

Flea and heartworm preventatives are also required to use our services.

This should be discussed with your veterinarian. We also support and encourage Titers blood test for all dogs as an alternative to proof of vaccinations.

Pet Health
All dogs must be in good health. Owners must certify that their dog(s) are in good health and have not been ill with a communicable disease within the last 30 days.