Health Requirements

All potential Smart Doggy Day Care and Stay & Play Overnight Care participants must meet these requirements prior to their behavior assessment:

Adult Dogs (5 months and up):

  • Provide proof that they are up to date on the following vaccines :
    • Rabies, DHPP, and Bordetella.
  • Must be free of fecal parasites – Provide proof of a negative fecal test within the last 6 months for dogs 1yr and up, 3 months for dogs under 1yr.
  • On monthly flea and tick prevention.
  • Need to be surgically sterilized (spayed or neutered) by 6mo of age.
  • All dogs must be healthy and free of all contagious conditions/parasites and fully recovered from any injury, procedure, or surgery.

Puppy Info (under 5 months):

  • Puppies less than 5 months have modified vaccine requirements and meeting health requirements is used as a guide rather than setting a starting age.
  • Must have proof of the first 2 rounds of the DHPP vaccine series, the Bordetella vaccine, and proof of a negative fecal test within the last 3 months.
  • On monthly flea and tick prevention. 
  • The Rabies Vaccine is due at 20 weeks (5 months of age).
  • Puppies less than 6 months do not need to be surgically sterilized to attend.
  • All dogs must be healthy and free of all contagious conditions/parasites and fully recovered from any injury, procedure, or surgery.

Behavior assessments are free and required for all Day Care Dogs. Schedule your dog’s assessment well in advance of your Day Care needs. Slots are first come – first serve.