Frequently Asked Questions …
Q: How long do you care for pups? – Extended Care
A: We offer extended care for all of our pup patrons. If you are traveling with a business, family care or educational Visa and will be gone for more than 4 weeks overseas to Europe, Asia or the Middle East we are happy to care for your pup for longer durations of time. We do require a minimum of 3 daycare prep days prior to your extended care plus one overnight stay of 2 days to properly prepare your pups for such a long stay. This ensures that your pup(s) realize that you are defiantly coming back for them and prevents separation anxiety.
Q: What is the longest duration of time you have cared for pups?
A: We have cared for pups as long as 3 months … often times we care for pups for 4 weeks or longer. In addition to our regular short stays of just a night or two and then our standard vacation stays of about 1 week or 15 days.
Q: What is your daily routine?
A: See visual …
Q: HOW MANY DOGS DO YOU TAKE?
A: We take a small number of dogs; space is limited. Due to varying vacation, daycare or overnight care accommodations overlap date is expected. I personally like to stay around 5 – 10 dogs at any given time. With a small number of pups, I can offer very personal experience in play and exercise as well as more time, care and love to each and every pup.
Q: DO YOU GIVE DISCOUNTS FOR MULTI-DOG HOUSEHOLDS?
A: We do not create or kennel pups in separate spaces as a result we only offer a limited number of pups to stay with us at any given time. Due to our limited space we do not offer discounts, coupons, price negotiations or cost adjustments.
Q: WHERE WILL MY FUR-BABY NAP?
A: Your pup is encouraged to select one of our beds, dens or sleepy things. Guests gravitate toward one of our many car beds, private houses or built-in town homes in our daycare room for naps, resting and eventually make their way into a cuddly sack, soft bed, built-in houses or private villa for their slumber.
Q: DOES THE AREA THE DOGS SLEEP STAY WARM?
A: Absolutely. In the winter we keep our Play Time in Paris environment at approximately 70 degrees to ensure a comfortable environment. In the summer we adjust accordingly and spend much of our time outside enjoying the sunny days.
Q: WHAT IF MY PUP CAN NOT RELAX?
A: Fortunately, our unique size and temperament restrictions allows us to ensure all pups playing are friendly, non-threatening and welcoming. We take special precautions to allow adequate time for nervous or anxious pups to relax with us first, then slowly introduce them to the pack. We’ll continually monitor their interaction to ensure they are able to socialize on their terms; giving them encouraging belly rubs, ear massages and cuddles along their way to full retreat enjoyment.
Q: WHAT HAPPENS IF MY PUP GETS HURT?
A: Our staff is trained in Pet CPR and First Aid through the American Red Cross; we also have on-site canine first aid kits ready for any incident. In the event that we are not equipped to handle a certain circumstance we utilize VCA Veterinary Speciality Center (7 min. from our home) 425.697.6106, which has 24 hour emergency assistance. In the event of an injury of any kind, parents are contacted immediately. Your alternate pick-up provider will be called to meet us at the vet in the event that a need arrises.
Q: WHAT ACTIVITIES WILL MY FUR-BABY BE ABLE TO DO WHILE I WORK OR PLAY?
A: Your fur-baby will be involved in a variety of activities including, but not limited to …
Little dog agility for fun.
Chasing and playing tag.
Ball and frisbee.
Search and discover games.
Belly rubs and butt scratches.
Open play with fellow guests.
Your fur-baby can also enjoy our other amenities at no additional cost. Including,
Your pup may also enjoy some of our complimentary treats that I make myself. All homemade, organic, human-grade ingredients (for pups without allergies). See example below.
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