South Paw Doggie Daycare

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday

7 AM - 7 PM

Do you ever come home from a long day of work and your beloved dog is so excited jumping and running around wanting all of your attention?At the same time do you wonder if your dog has been lonely, bored, and slept it's whole day away?This is where our Doggie Daycare comes into play! Here at South Paw's Daycare, it is a natural and healthy outlet for your dog's energy and playful spirit. A place where your best friend can play ball, wade in a pool (weather permitting) , catch snowballs, snuggle, and socialize with other friends that have four legs while you're at work, getting things done, or just simply taking some alone time.It helps your dogs relieve boredom and/or the stress of being home alone all day. Don't forget, a bored dog is a destructive dog, and a tired dog is a happy dog! It provides mental and physical exercise so your pet will go home happy and tired from a full day of playing.Frequently asked questions about Doggie Daycare:
  • Is Doggie Daycare a good idea for my dog?
  • Does my dog spend more than 6-8 hours home alone per day?
  • Does my dog act out (chew, bark, have inside accidents) while I'm away?
  • Does my dog not know how to interact with other dogs?0
  • Does my dog need more exercise so he/she will be more calm and sleep better when home?
  • Does my dog need to make friends with four legs even though they love me dearly?
If you answered yes to any of the above questions, then Doggie Daycare is for your best friend!

Temperament Testing

ALL dogs must pass a temperament test to become eligible and join our Doggie Daycare program. To setup a temperament test, we require a fully completed South Paw Boarding/Daycare contract, a fully completed Profile Sheet (for each dog), as well as proof of up-to-date vaccinations (Rabies, Bordetella, DAPP). We require these at least 24 hrs in advance for us to review/verify. This test usually lasts 3 hours. Our hours for temperament testing are:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday

9 AM - 12:30 PM & 2:30 PM - 5:45 PM

During this time we will introduce your dog to other dogs in our play groups to see how they will get along. Dogs will be introduced slowly, with 1 or 2 dogs at a time. During this time, we will be watching your dog and the other dogs' interactions together, reading their body language and behaviors, as well as any specific problems/reactions they exhbit during the test.Even if your dog fails their evaluation and does not pass as eligibile for our daycare during this time, we will keep them for the full duration of the test. We use the full amount of test time to give nervous dogs time to warm up and let dogs understand the new environment they are in.The only reason we would call to have you pick up your dog early is if there is EXTREME aggression (to the point where the attendants can not even handle them), or if they are an escape/flight risk. In such cases, we will ask that you come pick up your dog early.We will let you know how your dog did when you come to pick them up. If all went well, you may schedule your next date or purchase your dogs punch card. The punch card comes in 5, 10, and 20 day increments. Keep in mind, punch cards are NOT refundable.We also feel it is important to note, that if a dog fails their test with us, it does not mean they are a "bad dog". Our facility just may not be the right fit for them to get the most out of their daycare experience. We will work with your dog the entire time they are here to give our best determination possible if they are eligible, and if they are not, what behaviors were exhibited & why they can be problematic in a daycare setting. We will also let you know if your dog passes their evaluation, but did not seem to enjoy their time in daycare.You will need to bring in proof of shots before you start Doggie Daycare. Required shots are: Rabies, DHPP, and Bordetella.ALL dogs must be spayed/neutered. Dogs begin their interactions with one another by scent, in addition to other social cues from the play group and the environment. Intact male dogs and unspayed female dogs add additional mating and dominance dynamics to the mix. These dynamics may also result in aggression, competition, and other behaviors that can cause serious harm to the other dogs at our facility.You must have an appointment for Doggie Daycare to guarantee availability, but you may call same day to inquire about possible availability. This is to ensure we will have a proper dog to human ratio and to ensure all dogs in the daycare will be safe and have fun.

A Dog's Day At South Paw Daycare

We play really hard,
We get snacks too.
They even take us out,
To go number one and two.
Then we get rest time,
From twelve until two.
When rest time is over
Look out, here we go!
We play and play,
Until you say "Time to go"
We are excited to see you,
We love you no doubt.
But we are tired from playing,
and all tuckered out.