We are SUPER excited to announce that we are working on adding all day daycare on Saturdays for the Summer! The start and end dates have not yet been determined, but we will send out a full announcement ASAP. We are hoping to have our staff prepared within a couple more weeks.
Here are some specifics/requirements to prepare for Saturday daycare:
1. Reservations will be REQUIRED. You must reserve online or by phone no later than the Friday before OR call to ensure we have space prior to arrival. We cannot guarantee there will be space for drop-ins without a reservation.
2. Instead of our split weekend hours, we will be open from 8am-7pm on Saturdays only.
3. Early drop off and pick ups will NOT be available.
4. There will be a short lunch break in the middle of the day for all pups in order for our staff to take lunches and breaks. You are always welcome to bring toys, treats/food/bedding for their break.
Kennel Cough Season
As we approach kennel cough season, we want to remind everyone about the signs, precautions, and requirements to help prevent the spread.
Most social dogs will catch kennel cough at least once in their lifetime, but it is nothing to be scared of. Imagine it like taking your kid to school and them coming home with a cold. Puppies and adults with weaker immune systems tend to get it more frequently and with more severe symptoms.
Kennel Cough is highly contagious and does not originate in facilities like daycares that regulate vaccination requirements. It is brought in and spread by dogs in the incubation period (prior to showing symptoms), and spread through saliva. Symptoms are also harder to recognize when the pup is active. When their adrenaline is high in daycare, the symptoms don’t progress until they are home and relaxed, kind of like when we lay down in bed and all of a sudden, our cough is much worse.
As you know, we require the bordetella booster to be given every 6 months. While your vet may put a one year expiration on your pup’s vaccine, it is designated for minimal outdoor socialization like dog parks, or limited to your friends and family pets. Kennel Cough spreads much more rapidly in an indoor environment, and like the flu, the strain is always changing. Requiring the booster every 6 months helps us minimize the risk of the virus spreading and potentially causing an outbreak. It also helps minimize the symptoms, making them less severe and last for a shorter period of time if your dog still catches it. Yes, even vaccinated, they can still catch it, but like we said, the vaccination greatly reduces those odds.
If your pup is showing symptoms of Kennel Cough (a deep hacking sound like something is caught in their throat, foamy discharge when coughing, and a runny nose), please leave your pup at home and let us know about their symptoms. Please understand that if we suspect your pet to have Kennel Cough, we will need to isolate them until they can be picked up. They will be able to return after being cleared by their vet or 7 days after symptoms have disappeared. This is for the safety and health of all of the dogs in our care.
The Pools Are Out!
All summer long, as long as the sun is shining, we will have the kiddie pools out for our pups to play and cool off in. We will keep them out throughout the day until around 3pm, giving your pup time to dry. If you are picking up your pup early and are concerned about a soggy drive home, be sure to let us know and we’re happy to towel dry them for you.
Obedience Training Now Available!
Consultations and appointments are officially available! Consultations are FREE and training sessions will begin on Monday, June 14th.
To schedule, give Cassie a call at 303-815-8677.
You can also reach out to us and we will be happy to connect you!
Cassie will be able to provide assistance and training to help your pup in these and other areas of modification:
There will be a couple different options for appointment types. (1) During your pup’s daycare stay, Cassie will pull your pup out of the play yards to work with them one-on-one. (2) Schedule a specific appointment time to participate in the training with Cassie and your pup. At the end of each session, Cassie will supply you with some things to work on at home to help continue their progress.
Training sessions will run for 30-60 minutes, depending on the pup and the training needed. Costs will start at $200 for (5) 30 minute sessions, with discounts on multiple packages and the ability to add additional individual sessions after the first 5 are completed.
We are also on Nextdoor. Please take a minute to recommend us from your Nextdoor account so more people can find us!
Do you know someone with a pup that loves to play? Maybe they’re a little nervous around other dogs and they need more socialization? Send them our way! We are offering you a FREE day of daycare for every new client you refer our way! So make sure to mention us to all of your dog-owning friends and family!
Rules and Restrictions: 1 free day of daycare will be loaded on to your account for each new client you refer our way, AFTER they have completed their first purchase of any daycare or boarding service of $50 or more. Limit 1 free-day per client-to-client referral. New client must use your name on their application as a reference. Not valid with any other offers or discounts. Cannot be redeemed for other services or for cash. Interview required to participate in daycare. All dogs must be current on Waggin’ Tails entrance requirements. See Waggin’ Tails for additional details.
Boarding Reservation Update
We anticipate a VERY busy Summer in 2021 with the vaccination roll-outs. If you need an upcoming stay for your pup, we highly encourage you to reserve early.
JULY 4th UPDATE – Due to COVID uncertainties, we have decided NOT to collect deposits for July 4th, 2021. However, we will still be requiring our 3 night minimum for all stays that fall on July 3rd-5th.
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Charlie is a 2 year old Poodle and has been joining us for daycare twice a week since December of 2019! His favorite activities are wrestling, impressing the ladies, boxing with the staff, and always trying to make new friends. His best pals are Chloe the Golden Retriever and Harlee the Husky!
Thank you Roy and Dolores for making Charlie a part of our pack!
Thank you for supporting our small business!
Waggin’ Tails is very proud to be family owned and operated. Bri, Kellen, and Melissa strive every day to make sure your fur babies are well taken care of and have a great social experience. Our staff members at Waggin’ Tails are Canine CPR Certified and avid dog lovers.
While other large dog daycare chains place restrictions on their employees, all of our staff is encouraged to love and show affection to every dog as if they are their own. The dogs have always been and will always be our top priority.