Do you hate the idea of leaving your pet at home alone or in a kennel while you are working or running errands? River Ridge Animal Hospital is excited to begin offering Doggie Daycare starting on January 2, 2013. Doggie Daycare is the place where pets can meet new friends with similar play interests and spend time playing together. Compatible playmates will be selected based on energy level, size and age. Only 3 -5 dogs from different families will be able to play together at one time. If none of their friends are there for the day or your dog prefers human companions, our playful staff is on hand to jump in and keep your pet active. Doggie daycare is a great option for pets that need some more activity and socialization in their lives.
Doggie daycare is available from 8 am to 5:15 pm Monday through Friday. We request all dogs be dropped off by 9 am to allow everyone to get settled in and to maximize play opportunities. Additional fees will be applied for pets that are not picked up in time in the evening. Please call ahead if you know you are running behind as the hospital closes at 5:30 pm and the staff needs to know when to expect you. Please call for Doggie Daycare pricing and schedules. Pets that are boarding with us may add the doggie daycare group play option on to their stay for a nominal charge. Boarding pets always receive the same number of “let outs” and individual play sessions for no additional charge.
For health and safety reasons the following “rules” apply to doggie daycare. First, an enrollment form must be completed for each pet wishing to attend daycare. In addition to the enrollment form, pet parents must also sign a permission slip and waiver (client agreement) prior to beginning doggie daycare. All pets attending Doggie Daycare are required to be spayed or neutered if over 6 months of age and current on their Rabies, Distemper/Parvo and Kennel cough vaccines. Proof of vaccination is required prior to drop off for doggie daycare. Any pets not current at time of arrival will have their vaccines boostered. . Dogs that wish to participate in group play must be temperament tested prior to their first day of doggie daycare or boarding if choosing the group play add on option. Temperament testing will be performed by trainer Susan Jakobs ahead of time. Susan can be reached at (815) 590-8008 to schedule the testing. She is regularly at our hospital and also at other facilities in the area. Once your dog has passed the test, you may contact the hospital to schedule your pet’s first play date. We look forward to seeing them!
Please go to Online Forms and click on Dog Daycare Enrollment Form to fill out the enrollment form online. By clicking Submit, the form will be emailed to us. Click the link below to review the Rules and Regulations required for your dog to be enrolled. You may print the Rules and Regulations, sign and bring the signed copy with you to your temperament test. If you have any questions, please contact Susan Jakobs at (815)590-8008, or the staff at River Ridge Animal Hospital.