What time can I drop my dog off for day care?
Drop off for day care is anytime between 7:00am-7:00pm Monday through Friday, and 8:00-5:00pm Saturday and Sunday. We have open drop off and pick up availability to accommodate your schedule. If you need to make special arrangements to pick up or drop off, please call/text us at 970-599-0001.
What is half day daycare vs. full day daycare?
Any daycare visit over five (5) hours is considered full day daycare. Our drop off hours are flexible to accommodate your schedule.
How long does my dog get to play?
We do not have set play hours, because we understand every dog is different. We listen to your dog. If your dog is happy to be playing with their friends all day, we let them! If not, we have nap rooms for any dog looking for a break during day care. Time out rooms are available for our guests that get too rowdy or overstimulated during co-mingled play. We will keep your dog out as long as they are happy, and having fun. Daycare dogs are generally out 8-12 hours a day.
What is the first day like?
At The Dog Ranch, we require all dogs have a mandatory evaluation day to participate in dog day care. This allows us to make sure that all guests entering the facility are suitable for co-mingled play. During your dog’s first free evaluation day, we will do a temperament and evaluation to see which group your dog will best fit into. A slow introduction into a small play group allows us to safely learn your dog’s personality to ensure they have a fun experience at the ranch! If boarding, your dog can participate in it’s evaluation the day of drop off for their stay.
What is a free evaluation day?
An evaluation day is required for any dog wanting to attend regular day care. We offer a free half day of day care for a full daycare evaluation. If your dog is doing well, you have the option to finish out daycare for the rest of the day for the cost of half day daycare $19.
To schedule your free evaluation day please visit our online registration system here.
What are the play groups like?
We separate play groups by size, and temperament. We have three different temperament groups for your dog to fit into for dog daycare based on their individual energy level. Our play groups are 10-20 dogs, depending on the guests that day. One supervisor is overseeing every 15 dogs, to monitor appropriate play and behavior. On occasion, dogs from different size categories will be mixed into different play groups. We work to ensure your dog is fit into a group where they will be the most content during their stay!
Can I bring my dog's lunch?
If your dog requires lunch, we are happy to accommodate their needs. Dogs that receive a lunch time meal will be separated from the group, temporarily, for feeding.