**Please note: Hip Hounds is no longer offering cageless overnights. We found that after playing together all day, our client’s were much happier sleeping off their busy day in a crate or run**
If you’d like to bring your pooch for a day of daycare or for their boarding evaluation day, the following information should help you get started.
Things you need to know before your dog’s first day of daycare:
1. Be sure your dog meets the following requirements:
-If you are bringing a puppy, your puppy must have had at least their second round of puppy shots.
-If your dog is over the age of 10 years and would like to spend the day with us, we will need a note from your vet that he or she feels our open play environment will be okay for your pooch. All dogs are required to be in general good health for daycare.
-If over 9 months of age, your dog must be spayed or neutered.
*Overnights require that your dog has been to a day of daycare with us prior to their overnight stay to help them adjust to the new environment and become familiar with us so that they will have a stress-free overnight. There is no charge for their evaluation day of daycare and evaluation days are available Monday through Friday
2. We’ll need a copy of your current vaccinations.
-All dogs must have current vaccination records on file with us. This includes Rabies within three years, DHLPP and Bordetella (to prevent Kennel Cough) annually. If your dog receives the nasal bordetella, as opposed to the injectable 1 year vaccine, it must be current every 6 months and administered within 48 hours of your stay.
-Please have your vet fax us these records at (512) 989-9769. If more convenient, you are welcome to drop them off or e-mail them.
-During the warmer months all dogs are required to be on flea prevention such as Program, Sentinel, Frontline, Advantage, or Revolution. If your dog comes in with fleas, you will be charged for a flea dip. Tick prevention is highly recommended.
3. Effective October 1, 2008:
Hip Hounds is no longer accepting new Pit Bulls, Staffordshire Terriers or Pit/Staffordshire Mixes due to the open group play we provide for daycare and boarding clients. We also do not accept wolves or wolf hybrids.
4. Download and fill out one of our Personality Profiles for each dog attending.
After filling out, please e-mail, fax (512-989-9769) or mail us your completed profile(s).
If you are unable to download our Personality Profile, we would be happy to mail you a hard copy or you are welcome to stop by and pick one up.
Send us an e-mail or give us a call at (512) 989-6767.