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Day Care/Boarding Policies

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AGE: Dogs must be at least 9 weeks old.

GENDER: All dogs over the age of 6 months MUST be spayed or neutered.

VACCINATIONS: Owners are required to provide proof of current vaccinations. Puppies must have their first two rounds of Distemper and Parvo. Adults should have DHPP and Rabies. Bordatella is recommended.

COLLARS: All dogs are required to wear a quick release collar (no buckle collars allowed).

HEALTH: All dogs must be in good health. Sick dogs will not be permitted in the building. Do not bring your dog to daycare if they are vomiting or have diarrhea. All dogs must be on a flea prevention program. We reserve the right to trim your dogs NAILS at a charge of $10 if they are too long.

LUNCHES: Only puppies under 4 months of age are eligible for lunches during daycare. We do not feed lunch to dogs over 4 months of age because it makes them more susceptible to bloat, which can be fatal.

BEHAVIOR: All dogs must be non-aggressive and not food or toy possessive. WOOFS! reserves the right to reward good behavior with treats and modifies undesirable behavior using a “time out”. A “time out” is supervised confinement on the daycare floor or off of the daycare floor in a room or crate. WOOFS! reserves the right to remove or dismiss any dog from daycare if they injure another dog or person or become too difficult to manage in the daycare environment. Excessive barking may also result in dismissal.

LONGEVITY: Most dogs enjoy daycare when they are young. As dogs reach social maturity between 1 and 3 years of age, they may or may not continue to enjoy coming daycare. We will be sure to keep you apprised of your dogs behavior during puppy-teacher conferences.

PLAY and REST: Dogs will play most of the day in a cageless environment. Dogs will be given breaks off of the daycare floor throughout the day as needed. Full day dogs may receive up to 2 hours of rest, half day dogs may receive up to an hour. Dogs who require more than two hours of breaks to manage their behavior may not be appropriate for daycare.

WATER BREAKS: To maintain safety and cleanliness, and as a precaution against bloat, water is offered several times a day but is not freely available. It is likely that your dog will be thirsty upon arriving home.

RISKS: Owner acknowledges that there are risks inherent in keeping dogs in daycare settings, including risks to the health and wellbeing of the dog(s) as well as risks that the dog(s) may harm people, dogs or other property. WOOFS! is not responsible for any injuries or illness your dog may obtain in daycare.

EMERGENCY: In case of emergency your dog will be transported to Shirlington Animal Hospital located at 2770 S. Arlington Mill Dr. Arlington, VA 22206 (www.shirlingtonanimalhospital.com)

FEES: Half day rate (up to 6 hours) = $27 per day. Single full day rate = $38 per day. Discounted multiple  day passes are available. 5 day pass = $185 ($37 per day) 10 day pass = $360 ($36 per day) 15 day pass =  $525 ($35 per day) 20 day pass = $680 ($34 per day) 30 day pass= $960 ($32 per day). All daycare passes  expire 6 months after date of purchase.

HOURS: 
Shirlington Campus: Monday - Friday from 7:00am - 6:00pm. Dogs may be picked up until 7pm.

LATE PICKUPS: A late fee of $22 applies to any daycare dog picked up after 7 pm. 

BOARDING HOURS: Boarding is offered exclusively at our Shirlington location. Dogs can be dropped off or picked up between 7am & 9pm, Mon.-Fri. and between 9am & 9pm on Weekends and Holidays. NO EXCEPTIONS WILL BE MADE.

BOARDING FEES per day and night:
Daycare & Crate at night: $58
Daycare & Shared Suite at night: $68
2nd Boarding dog 10% off
10 minute walk: $10
House food: $5 / meal
Bath (Depends on size and hair length): $30 - $65

Discounts apply on drop off and pick up days (See Payments).

DAYCARE WHEN BOARDING: All boarding dogs must first pass a daycare evaluation and attend at least one day of daycare prior to their first boarding stay. Dogs must be active daycare clients in order to be eligible for boarding. Boarding dog will receive a minimum of 6 hours of play time per day on weekends

FOOD AND MEDICATIONS: All food and medications must be labeled with your dogs first and last names. Individually packaged meals in baggies are preferred.

BELONGINGS: Do not bring any thing else other than food and medications. WOOFS! provides clean bedding, bowls, toys etc. for all dogs. WOOFS! is not responsible for lost/damaged/ missing items and can not guarantee that your dog’s belongings will be returned to you in the same condition they were received.

HEALTH: All dogs should be in good health before arriving for boarding. Boarding a dog for even a short period of time can be stressful. Stress can be reduced by regular visits to maintain familiarity and comfort in the boarding environment. Stress and being in close quarters with other dogs increases the risk of disease transmission and it is not uncommon for boarding dogs to contract minor illness consisting of upper respiratory infection (kennel cough), gastrointestinal disorder such as vomiting or diarrhea, foot pad soreness, loss of appetite and weight loss. WOOFS! cannot guarantee that your dog will not become ill while in our care.

EMERGENCY: In the event of serious illness or injury we reserve the right to provide immediate vet care for your pet at Shirlington Animal Hospital located at 2770 S. Arlington Mill Dr. Arlington, VA 22206 (www.shirlingtonanimalhospital.com). WOOFS! is not responsible for any vet bills accrued in the event of illness.

HOLIDAY CHARGES: An extra charge of $10 per day applies the day before, of and after the following holidays (maximum cumulative extra charge $30): New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Day, President’s Day, Easter, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Thanksgiving & Christmas.

PAYMENT: Credit card information is required to make a reservation and the credit card on file will be automatically charged on the day of your dog’s departure. Daycare passes cannot be used to pay for boarding. Dogs who stay two nights or more will get their last day of daycare free.

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