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Frequently Asked Questions:

  • What is needed to stay or play at Dog Rock Resorts?

    Before participating in our daycare or overnight programs all dogs must be evaluated by our staff.  Please call (845)-634-7625 or email info@dogrockresorts.com to schedule your dog’s evaluation.  During your dog’s evaluation we will bring you on a tour of the resort and sit down to discuss your dog’s unique personality and behavior.  All dogs must be current on the vaccinations listed below before coming in for their scheduled evaluation.

    • Rabies
    • Distemper (DHPP)
    • Bordetella Vaccine
    • At least 6 Months of Age
    • All females must be spayed
    • Males interested in daycare evaluation must be neutered (we have overnight/dayboard programs for non-neutered males) 🙂
    • No bite history
  • How old does my dog have to be before staying at Dog Rock?

    All dogs must be at least 6 months of age.

  • What is a full daycare vs half day?

    If your dog stays with us for less than 6 hours, we will charge you for a half day. If your dog is with us for more than 6 hours, you will be charged for a full day.

  • What time does daycare end? Is there a late charge?

    Daycare Program Hours: Weekdays 7AM-7PM / Weekends 8AM-6PM

    Daycare Program Drop-Off Hours: Morning Drop Off’s 7AM-9AM, Afternoon Drop Off’s 1PM-3PM

    These drop-off periods are designed with safety in mind –  Avoiding interruption of our off-leash play yards throughout the day assists us in keeping our play groups stress-free and will also secure an uninterrupted, peaceful mid-day nap period for our dogs.

    Daycare Program Late/No Show Fees:

    • If picking up after 7 pm: Dog will be signed into the Boarding program. A charge of $69.00-$110.00 will be charged depending on the availability of suites and you will NOT be charged for daycare as our daycare is free of charge for dogs occupying a suite 🙂
    • Any dogs who cancel the same day or do not show up for their scheduled day of daycare will be charged a $20.00 No Show Daycare Fee.
  • What time is checkout the day of pickup?

    Check-out is 12 PM Noon on the last day of your reservation.  To avoid any late fees on the day of pick up, please schedule your pick up for before 12PM noon.  Feel free to have a friend or a family member pick your dog up, but please make sure our staff is aware as we will not hand off your dog to a stranger! There will be a $32.00 late check-out fee for check-outs between 12 PM – 3 PM.  All checkouts AFTER 3 PM will be an additional night of boarding – you will be charged our suite rate ($69-$110) based on availability.

  • If my dog is in group daycare, does he play all day?

    From our experience, we have found it is critical to provide periods of low energy where we replace all toys with beds, turn off the lights, put music on and allow the dogs to relax.  Our nap period is 11 AM-1:00 PM every day and we DO NOT ALLOW daycare drop-off’s between the hours of 10 AM-1:00 PM.

  • Is someone monitoring the dogs at all times while they are in the play yards? Who will be monitoring the dogs?

    Yes. We will NOT be “checking in”, we will be present at all times and hands on! Our play yard supervisor’s primary responsibility is to maintain a healthy, stress free environment for the dogs in group play. He or she is carefully monitoring body language and behavioral cues with the idea to solve problems before they occur. We accomplish this by developing relationships with each and every dog who stays with us and learning his or her tendencies. We carefully select which dogs play together based on of size and temperament.

  • My dog is getting older or is simply not interested in playing with other dogs during the day… what will my dog’s day be like if he stays at Dog Rock?

    We have developed a great private boarding experience for dogs who are unable to participate in the off-leash daycare program while boarding with us for any reason. This program is designed to emulate a dog’s lifestyle at home and to make sure all of our dogs are exercised with adequate outdoor/play/potty time. From 6:30 AM – 10 PM our private boarding dogs enjoy several one-on-one sessions with a staff member for relief and exercise.

  • My dog eats a specific food and must take medicine, is that okay?

    If you bring your own dog food we ask you to be as detailed as possible with your instructions. It is best to supply us with already labeled ready to serve portions if your dog is on a special diet. If you do not bring dog food or your dog stays longer than anticipated, our house dog food is veterinarian approved and is $3 per meal. Our staff is trained to administer non-injectable medicine. Each pill pocket is an additional $1.

  • My dog LOVES his own bed and blankie! Can I bring them with him so he is comfortable at night? Can I bring his favorite toy?

    Of course! Please feel free to bring anything you feel will make your dog more comfortable during his or her stay with us.

  • How close is the nearest animal hospital to Dog Rock Resorts in case of an emergency?

    County Animal hospital is across the street and Valley Cottage Animal Hospital is open 24 hours and 6 miles away. As a reminder, we have staff members on the premises 24/7.

  • Is there an additional charge for holidays?

    Yes. Depending on the holiday, there is an additional charge for Daycare and overnight boarding.

  • What if I have more than one dog?

    You will receive a 15% discount on your second dog if they stay in the same suite. If they prefer private suites, they will be charged full price.

  • How far in advance do I need to book services?

    As soon as possible. Especially over the Christmas and New Years holidays, we ask that you let us know at least one month ahead of time in order to guarantee a reservation.

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