New rates as of 7/16/2018
Daycare hours: 6:30AM-6:30PM Weekdays (excluding holidays)
Our goal is to send you home with a truly sleepy and happy dog. However, we allow your dog to set his or her own pace –because no one wants to pick up an OVER-tired or excited pup at the end of a long day at work.
1 dog 2 dogs 3+ dogs
Full day daycare $24 $21 $19
1/2 day daycare $15 $13 $12
Dynamic Dog* $35 $31 $28
1/2 day Dynamic Dog* $20 $18 $16
Half day is anything less than 5 hours
Arriving dogs spend the first 10-20 minutes of their stay in the kennel room, allowing them to dissipate some of their excitement about joining their friends. Once calm, they are ushered to a yard based on their attributes, as well as the attributes of the other dogs in attendance.* These attributes include size; play style, and personal preferences. We have a process to introduce new dogs to the group.
We spend as much time outside as possible. On mild days, the doors are often left open for dogs to wander between the yards and the playroom. On very cold, wet, or hot days, excursions outside are balanced with frequent retreats to our climate-controlled playroom. Dogs have access to fresh water both inside and outside, as well as pools and sprinklers. On very wet days, dogs can get pretty muddy- we like to think that a dirty dog is a happy dog! We have a rinse off station and blankets for the ride home.
Throughout the day, dogs cycle between play and rest based on their personal needs. On occasion, SDK staff will mandate a rest period for dogs that are over-excited, appear tired, or otherwise indicate they need some down time. Most of their energy is expended in the AM. We begin to transition dogs from the playroom to the kennel room 30-40 minutes before their anticipated departure, allowing them time to decompress.
If you are unable to pick up your dog from daycare, we will happily feed them supper and tuck them in for the evening. You will be charged the balance between the daycare and the boarding fee.
If you need daycare on weekends, ask a staff person about our weekend daycare options.
* Is your pup shy, anxious, or just can not or prefers not to mix with other dogs? There is room for them too at SDK with the Dynamic Dog option! Your dog can relax in a spacious kennel with frequent check-ins by staff and a minimum of 60 minutes daily of walks, fetch, snuggling, or if possible, closely supervised play with very select dogs.