Dogs On The Farm & Cats, Too is a STAY AND PLAY pet care facility. While at the Farm, you may choose to have your dog participate in group play (daycare). Group play daycare is wonderful for most dogs. It provides socialization, healthy play, fun, and exercise. It keeps your dog happy and occupied while you are away from home. However, group play daycare is not for every dog, and it is not for every owner.
We offer other options for private play and small group play, which may be better suited to your dog. There are also risks associated with boarding a dog including illness, injury, and escape. Dogs on the Farm is not liable for any injuries or illnesses that occur while your dog is in our care. Dog owners are solely responsible for all veterinary bills after any applicable PetAssurance payment by Dogs On The Farm. The list below is not intended to be a complete list of all risks.
Risk 1: Your dog may be injured. Daycare dogs and boarding dogs who choose to participate in play may become injured while they are visiting the Farm. Dogs play hard and you can expect bumps, bruises, irritated paws, and scratches occasionally as a result of play. Rarely, an injury will be more severe, including bites, punctures, and other wounds, soft tissue injuries, even a broken bone, or more serious injury may occur. Extremely rarely, an injury may even be life-threatening. The owners and staff at Dogs on the Farm take great pride in our facility's safety procedures, and we would be happy to discuss this with you.
Risk 2: Your dog may get sick. Illnesses are more likely to occur in a kennel/daycare environment than at home due to the concentration of dogs in one location. Despite daily disinfecting with dog and cat specific disinfectant and a state-of-the-art kennel cleaning system, bacteria and viruses can spread easily by air, saliva, or skin contact. Often the host dog has no symptoms. The most common illnesses encountered at a boarding facility are canine cough and stomach viruses. All dogs at Dogs on the Farm are required to be up to date on Rabies, Distemper, and Bordetella vaccinations. We highly recommend the dog flu and Lymes vaccines. Risk
3: Your dog may be dirty if you do not request a bath.All dogs who play will get dirty. The more fun they have the dirtier they will be. We clean daily and have clean dog friendly flooring, but dogs have a tendency to lick, mouth, and drool on each other, and go in and out of pools. They may become smelly. We highly recommend an exit bath prior to departure.
Risk 4: Your dog may act strange when he gets home.Dogs play hard at the Farm, and they will likely be very tired the first few days at home. Expect your dog to sleep a lot. Your dog may act unusually hungry or thirsty when they go home. This is common and does not mean that they did not drink/eat while they were at the Farm. Please limit food and drink until your dog adjusts to being home.
Please consider carefully if group play is right for you and your dog. If you decide that group doggie daycare is not for your dog, or if you have any concerns about your dog's participation in group play, please select private play, walks, or other activities for your dog instead.