Specialized Play Groups
Not all dogs play alike; that’s why we’re prepared for many different playgroups that are separated primarily by age and play style. Age is more important than size when evaluating compatibility. Children that are in preschool are best suited to interact with each other, while college students typically interact with others their age. Appropriate behavior for each group varies widely. For this reason, we keep puppies under six months old together and create groups of elder dogs based on relative maturity and play style. Whether your pup is an 80-lb. herder or a 5 lb. wrestler, we will find the perfect playgroup complete with a canine companion to lead the games and activities. It’s our goal to ensure that all of our guests are stimulated both mentally and physically while in our care.
Whether it’s our everyday low prices in our retail store or the all-inclusive overnight boarding rates, we strive to give you the most for your money. Every service and offering is priced competitively based upon the local market. At The Dog Stop® there are no hidden fees or add-on charges.
Open Door Policy for Non-Social Dogs
Day care isn’t for everyone. Whether your pup is unaltered, has physical limitations or just doesn’t like being bathed in slobbery kisses, you can be sure their stay at The Dog Stop® will be filled with fun and relaxation. Non-social dogs are given quality one-on-one time with a canine companion. This gives your pup a chance to burn off energy, engage in interactive games, and, of course, receive lots of puppy love.
Staff Training – American Association of Canine Pack Handlers (AACPH)
Our staff is trained to manage packs of dogs according to AACPH standards. All staff members must pass written and physical tests to understand dog language and how to proactively deal with unwanted behavior.
Come rain, come wind, come three feet of snow or scorching heat, our pups have energy to burn! At the The Dog Stop® not only do we have year-round outdoor areas for playtime, we also provide an expansive climate-controlled indoor play areas. We can’t guarantee sunshine, but can guarantee a consistently fun and safe atmosphere for puppy playtime.
Enclosures (Kennels & Fencing)
We use both FRP and vinyl fencing in all of our day care facilities. Both materials are ideal when pitted against the elements (and hiked legs). It also prevents climbing and keeps pups in the appropriate areas without the risk of scratching that comes with chain-link fencing. FRP and Vinyl fencing also protects dogs from excess stimulation and keeps them focused on playing with their canine friends and companions. These surfaces are antimicrobial and extremely easy to clean, ensuring sanitary playing and sleeping areas for your pup.
Turf and Epoxy vs. Other Surfaces
Our puppy turf play areas keep our guests happy by creating a durable, grass-like experience. We have surfaces that are both easier on joints and less threatening for delicate paw pads and we go to great lengths to keep our play areas clean and free of waste.