We love dogs and want your dog to love coming to our daycare. No one knows your dog better than you, so we’d appreciate you taking the time to fill out the application below. You will find that we are not like other facilities. At Four Leggers, your dog is not a dollar sign – we value your dog’s individual personality and needs. The more we know about the dogs in our care, the better our playgroups will be. Once received, we will be in touch to schedule your evaluation with you!
All dogs must be altered if over 8 months, and are required to be up to date on Rabies, DHPP (Distemper, Hepatitis, Parvovirus and Parainfluenza), Bordetella (if given the oral or intranasal vaccines, your dog must wait two weeks prior to evaluation as this is a live vaccine and he/she can become contagious to other dogs), and have a negative fecal test (Fecal Ova and Parasites) every 6 months. Proof of vaccination and negative fecal result is required at the time of your dog’s evalaution.
Please allow 30 minutes for the evaluation to take place and to fill out the paperwork. During your dogs evaluation, we will assess many factors, including your dog’s sociability on and off leash, resource guarding behavior, comfort level in a new environment, sociability with strangers, etc. Evaluations are scheduled by appointment and the cost is $25. Once your dog has completed their evaluation, they are welcome to stay for a two hour mini day at no additional cost. We recommend starting slowly with mini and half days initially – this allows your dog much-needed time to get to know us, their new friends, etc.
It is important to remember that each dog is an individual, and the evaluation is simply a tool to assess a long list of attributes and behaviors at a distinct moment in time. The score of your dog’s assessment is made in a short time when the dog is in an unfamiliar environment. As the environment becomes familiar, a dog’s behavior may change significantly. As a result, dogs who score well initially may have issues in group play that cause him/her to be dismissed later. Remember, assessing suitability for off-leash play is a continuous process.