We want all our clients to understand the following:
Doggie Daycare is an active playground event. Dogs who are members of our Doggie Daycare Program spend the day running, climbing on and jumping off playground equipment, diving into the pool and generally rough-housing (usually involving mouths and paws). We make every attempt to assign our Doggie Daycare participants to compatible play groups whenever possible based on size and temperament. Despite our best efforts, accidents resulting in injury may occur.
In order to minimize risks as much as possible, Carolina Ranch Animal Hospital & Resort requires an initial Evaluation Day for all dogs entering the Daycare Program for the first time. During this evaluation period, your dog will be slowly introduced to the play group in stages. At each stage, your dog will be evaluated based on staff observation. After the initial evaluation phase is satisfied, your dog will enjoy all the fun and exercise the Doggie Daycare Program has to offer! Any questions that may arise during the evaluation day will be addressed in a timely manner so possible alternatives can be discussed. If your dog has not been actively involved in our Daycare program for more than two (2) months, another Evaluation may be required at the discretion of the Daycare Supervisor. Group dynamics change regularly as new members arrive, and we want to ensure the safety and happiness of all participants.
**Please note that we take pictures/videos of our Doggie Daycare guests to post on our website and various social media outlets. Your signature constitutes permission for images of your pet to be utilized by Carolina Ranch Animal Hospital & Resort as we see fit.
Our resort guests are required to be up-to-date on their vaccines (DHPP, Rabies, 6-month Bordetella, and fecal exam for dogs; FVRCP and Rabies for cats) for any day or overnight stay in the resort. If your pet is due for any of their vaccines they will be examined and vaccinated by our veterinarian at an additional cost. Vaccine records can be faxed to us prior to your pet's visit if these have been updated elsewhere.
All our guests are checked for fleas upon arrival. If fleas are found, treatment will be administered at an additional cost to you. Please tell us the last date of flea preventative application at check-in.
All of our Doggie Daycare, boarding and training friends must have tested negative on a fecal test performed within one year of the participation date of that service. They must also be current on heartworm and flea preventative. Any dogs participating in Social Play Activities (including Doggie Daycare) must be neutered or spayed if over 6 months of age.
Our pledge to you is that we will do everything possible to ensure your pet a safe play day full of fun and exercise.
Please give the Ranch information regarding the pet you are enrolling in a Doggie Daycare Evaluation
Give us a general introduction to your dog - You can describe mannerisms, breed, color, etc.
Weeks, months and/or years
Give the best approximation of age if you are unsure.
Knowing the breed helps Daycare staff determine the best group based on size. Smaller dogs may have difficulty navigating a play yard full of large-breed dogs.
If "Other" please explain.
Dog park, daycare, etc.
Training may include group classes or individual lessons with a trainer.
Orthopedic surgeries, heartworm treatment, hip dysplasia, etc.
Please call 919-662-3200 or fill out the details below and we will get back to you as soon as possible.