Health and Safety

Health and Safety

Behavior Evaluations

All dogs that board and play here are interviewed ahead of time and must come for at least one day of daycare prior to an overnight stay. Some dogs will need 2 or more days of daycare to become settled and work out any issues or concerns we might have. We do this to help ensure the dogs that stay here are well mannered and suited for this type of environment.


We ask that dogs who are new to your family wait at least 15 days prior to attending daycare/boarding to let them get settled and guard against any illness that may be incubating.


We abide by the recommendation and vaccination protocols set forth by your personal licensed veterinarian*

  • Puppies must show proof of 1 round of vaccinations after 11 weeks of age and then wait 2 weeks prior to their first daycare day.
  • By one year of age your dog is required to show proof of rabies vaccination.
  • Dogs whose health may be adversely affected by vaccinations must provide a “certificate of health and contraindications to vaccination” statement signed their veterinarian.
  • We also accept Titer Test Results as proof of your dog’s immunity.
  • Additionally, because it can take up to 2 weeks to build immunity from a vaccine we ask that vaccination are given at least 2 weeks prior or 1 week after an overnight stay.

*Vaccination efficacy, schedules, and risks are under study and change, and many veterinarians are adjusting their recommendations accordingly. For this reason, we do not dictate exactly what or how many vaccinations your pet must have prior to boarding/daycare. We feel this decision is best left to you and your personal veterinarian.

Spay and Neuter

  • All female dogs must be spayed by 10 months of age.
  • Male dogs are allowed to attend camp intact until they are about 12 months.

*We can, on a case-by-case basis, accommodate dogs that are unaltered past 10-12 months depending on the situation. Please call for more information.

Medication and Supplements

  • All medication and supplements are given at no additional charge. In order for us to administer any medication/supplements please provide us with written instructions that include the name of medication, dosage and what condition the dog is being treated for.
  • All containers must also be marked with the dog’s first and last name.
  • All dogs must be in good health, free of fleas, nails trimmed and current on their vet recommended vaccinations.

Dr. Tracey Thompson, East Padden Animal Hospital


While we take great care to ensure for the safety of all of our campers we also understand that things happen. Our staff is educated on how to evaluate both injuries and illness to know when to call a client or vet. If we feel you dog needs veterinarian attention our primary vets are, Dr. Tracey Thompson & Dr. Vanessa Hawkins at East Padden Animal Hospital. EPAH is located about 10 mins from Camp and we are able to have our dogs seen quickly.

Schedule an Interview!

Schedule a behavioral assessment for us to learn about your dog.