Open mobile navigation

Doggie Daycare

Doggie Daycare

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.

Sign up using the form below or call us at 815-288-3394.

Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule

Monday:

7:30 am

5:30 pm

Tuesday:

7:30 am

5:30 pm

Wednesday:

7:30 am

5:30 pm

Thursday:

7:30 am

5:30 pm

Friday:

7:30 am

5:30 pm

Saturday:

7:30 am

12:30 pm

Sunday:

Closed

Closed

Location

Find us on the map

Testimonial

Read What Our Clients Say

  • "We have had such great treatment of our dog, Maggie at River Ridge, even when we've called during off hours. From the doctors, office staff, groomers, boarding and daycare staff, everyone has been friendly and professional. Our dog loves to go there and we feel confident that she is getting the best care from everyone."
    Lorna E. Dixon, IL

Featured Articles

Read about interesting topics

  • Fish

    If you’re thinking of getting a pet fish, you should know that your veterinarian has a lot of good advice about pet ownership. Fish can be very rewarding as pets, and you just may be surprised about how much fish actually interact with their owners. Here’s more valuable information about choosing ...

    Read More
  • Caring for Senior Cats

    Thanks to advancements in veterinary care, today’s cats can live well into their teen years. It is not uncommon for cats to live to be 18 or even older. However, in order for cats to live a long full life, they need proactive veterinary care to stay healthy. As cats age, they are at greater risk for ...

    Read More
  • Feline Stomatitis: Treatments

    Cats rarely display their pain, but cats with feline stomatitis are often the exception. If your cat appears to have mouth pain, is reluctant to eat, doesn't want to groom, is drooling, and doesn't want you to open its mouth, it may be suffering from this debilitating, degenerative oral condition, and ...

    Read More
  • Feline Leukemia Virus: What You Need to Know

    Feline leukemia (FeLV) is a virus that weakens your cat's immune system. Unfortunately, when the immune system does not function properly, your cat may be more likely to develop other diseases, such as cancer and blood disorders. How Cats Contract Feline Leukemia Cats get feline leukemia from other cats. ...

    Read More
  • Family Cats and Pregnant Women: Take Measures to Prevent Toxoplasmosis Infection

    Nothing must spoil the joys of becoming a new parent. Not even your pets. But family cats with normal, every day habits can pose a risk to expectant women. Women's immune systems can be disturbed by a parasite carried in fecal matter. If you're the primary caretaker of your family's feline friend it ...

    Read More
  • Create an Environment Your Cat Will Love

    The Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery confirms that feline emotional wellbeing, behavior and physical health are a result of how comfortable they are in their environment. Understanding how our cats interact with their environment can help us create a space for owners and cats to mutually thrive ...

    Read More
  • Catnip: Why Cats Love It

    Few things stimulate a cat's pleasure faster than catnip. Exposure to this simple herb can reveal a new side to their feline personality. Many cats will go crazy at the smell of this plant. Catnip has a reputation of being a feline drug and many cat owners wonder if it is safe to give it to their pet. ...

    Read More
  • Zoonosis

    Zoonosis refers to diseases that can be transmitted to humans from animals. In particular, they occur when an infected animal passes on bacteria, parasites, fungi or viruses to humans through scratches, saliva, feces and urine. Vectors (e.g., organisms like fleas and ticks) can also carry zoonotic diseases ...

    Read More
  • Sugar Gliders

    Thinking of getting a sugar glider? These tiny marsupials are energetic and friendly, making them popular choices as pets. Though they weigh less than a half-pound, they're more closely related to kangaroos than they are flying squirrels. If you think a sugar glider would make an ideal pet for your family, ...

    Read More
  • Epilepsy

    Epilepsy (often referred to as a seizure disorder) is a chronic neurological condition characterized by recurrent unprovoked seizures. It is commonly controlled with medication, although surgical methods are used as well. Epileptic seizures are classified both by their patterns of activity in the brain ...

    Read More

Newsletter Signup

Sign up for more articles