DayCamp FAQ

MANY options for drop-off and pick-up, 24-hours per day!

DayCamp: Mon-Fri: 8am-6pm – APPOINTMENT REQUIRED

Drop-off and pick-up BY APPOINTMENT  6am-6:45pm

Saturday & Sunday: DaySTAY – multiple group play times 8am-5pm; d/o and p/u  BY APPOINTMENT

DayCamp is geared for those that do well with other dogs and are content just hanging out with their buddies! Pets can play and wrestle appropriately with each other and get ear rubs and loving from the staff.

Our goal is your pet’s success! An evaluation will be done on their first day to determine the best play group or option for your pet.  Not all dogs thrive in an open play environment.

Your pet, on a leash! You may bring pre-measured, pre-bagged food if your pet normally eats during time at DayCamp.

You may bring your pet’s pre-measured, pre-bagged meal. (Fees apply)

Water is available to dogs regularly throughout the day. Occasionally we must manage access, but do our best to insure everyone drinks. but often they will consume more water than you’re used to due to the amount of activity during their busy day.

  • Bordatella (kennel cough vaccine)
  • DHLPPC (distemper combo)
  • Rabies (generally given 12-16 weeks of age, varies by clinic)

All vaccinations are confirmed verbally over the phone directly from the clinic that administered them. Breeder vaccine records will NOT be accepted, all vaccines must be verified through a vet clinic.

For the most part, canine cough is not a serious disease, and most pets overcome this illness quickly. However, in certain circumstances canine cough can progress to more serious diseases such as pneumonia, which can be life-threatening.

What is canine cough?

Infectious tracheobronchitis (canine cough) is an upper respiratory infection in dogs that is caused by canine parainfluenza virus and Bordetella bronchiseptica. These two pathogens (or infectious agents) attack the lining of the trachea and respiratory tract, resulting in inflammation and irritation of the upper airway. This inflammation results in a dry cough. Canine cough is not usually a serious disease and resolves quickly. However, in certain circumstances, animals can become more susceptible to a secondary infection and more serious diseases, such as pneumonia. If you see/hear canine cough symptoms, like your dog coughing, you may want to have them evaluated by a veterinarian.

My pet has the Bordatella vaccine, can they still get canine cough?

Yes! The Bordatella vaccine targets the MOST COMMON strain of tracheobronchitis (canine cough), however much like with humans, there are other strains that may be resistant to the vaccine.

What are some kennel cough symptoms?

  • Persistent, nonproductive cough that sounds like something is caught in their throat (loud honking cough)
  • If uncomplicated, they are playing, eating, and drinking normally
  • A more serious cough develops after your pet exercises or gets excited

How do you treat canine cough?

In mild cases, no treatment is necessary. Generally, canine cough is self-limiting and will run its course within 7-14 days, if your pet is active, eating and drinking with just an isolated cough. In more severe cases or in pets that are immunocompromised (young puppies or elderly pets), antibiotics may be prescribed to prevent secondary, more complicated infections such as pneumonia.

We do not discriminate against any breeds!  We believe all dogs, no matter the breed, should be evaluated individually.  Not all dogs thrive in an open play environment; however, accommodations are available for all.

Pets are preferably neutered/spayed by 7 months of age to participate in open play groups.

Unaltered pets who have consistently attended will be permitted until behaviors (mounting, marking, hormones, etc.) become problematic (evaluated daily).

  • Mature, unaltered pets will not be introduced to playgroups, but can still be accommodated for your convenience.

Yes! Grooming is available Monday-Saturday by appointment. If you do not have an appointment, we will do our best to accommodate you. If you’d like to schedule your pet for grooming while at DayCamp, make sure to mention it to Guest Services!

Puppies can attend DayCamp with vaccinations up to date for their age and given by a licensed veterinarian.  We cannot accept vaccines given by breeders. We call your clinic to confirm expiration dates.  Rabies is generally not given until 12-16 weeks (varies by vet), but puppies can attend before that time as they carry their mother’s immunity.

Please read about the Pampered Puppies Program on the options and pricing page to learn more about puppies in DayCamp!

There are inherent risks with participation in services provided by Paws and Claws Pet Resort including but not limited to: nicks, cuts, scrapes, scratches, bites, viruses, cough or cold, and every reasonable precaution is taken to ensure pet’s safety and well-being. Paws and Claws Pet Resort cannot be held liable for such occurrences. All dogs do not thrive in an open play environment, however; different accommodations can be made for all.