Bringing Home a Puppy: A Quick Guide to Preparation and Setting Expectations
Learn what to expect and how to prepare for the new puppy that you're bringing home.
When you're going to be away for the day, bring your pup to doggie daycare at Daragan's Dog Care! We provide a small group setting for dogs of all ages to play while supervised by experienced handlers. You will have peace of mind knowing your dog is somewhere safe and comfortable.
All new dogs must be assessed before their first day of daycare or boarding. The assessment is free, which includes a Meet & Greet and Consultation with our trainer to better understand your dog’s temperament and behaviors. This will help us understand your dog and how we can best care for them during their stay.
10 Day Package:
10 Half Day Package:
20 Day Package:
$370 / $37 per day*
$250 / $25 per day*
$700 / $35 per day*
Starts at $7, additional fees beyond 3 miles
*Please note that unused 10-day packages expire after 60 days and 20-day packages expire after 90 days of purchase.
All dogs are required to have the following vaccinations. Documentation can be uploaded and approved on your PawPartner profile and you will not be able to confirm reservations without them. We also recommend that you wait about 2 weeks after vaccination to schedule your first reservation so that the vaccines can take full effect.
Distemper (Da2PP (DHPP, DHLPP))
We handle all of our reservations and payments through the PawPartner app, which can be downloaded on any mobile device. You can set up a profile at any time, but reservations won’t be accepted until after the Meet & Greet and Vaccination records are approved. We have a guide available if you need help with the process.
Daycare benefits your dog by providing a safe and friendly environment that allows dogs of all ages to have fun, learn social behaviors, and give owners peace of mind while they are out for the day. Dogs and puppies get to socialize and exercise under the supervision of experienced handlers to ensure that they are happy, healthy, and safe. Additionally, the extra exercise can help them maintain a healthy weight and burn off extra energy that can contribute to problem behaviors at home.
Quiet times are also included in our daily schedule, which give our dogs a chance to rest and relax after a morning filled with playtime and socialization. This also helps them learn how to self-regulate and decompress after high-energy activity. A happy and well-behaved dog is one that can successfully transition between playtime and downtime.
Basic training is included in our care services. Our trainer frequently works with dogs during the day to teach them basic commands and obedience, such as sit and stay, so that they can learn to listen and focus when around potential distractions.
Monday - Friday:
7am - 5pm
9am - 3pm
8am - 10am (no daycare)
11am - 1pm
Drop-off time for daycare (M-F) is between 7:00 am and 10:00 am. Saturday is between 9am and 10am. Pick-up is anytime after 2:00 pm.
Drop-off time for boarding (M-F) are between 3:00 pm and 5:00 pm. Pick-up will be between 8:00 am and 10:00 am on the scheduled pick-up day. Please get in touch if you need to schedule an alternative time.
Please note that there will be a $35 charge if you arrive unscheduled outside of these times for daycare reservations and $40 for boarding reservations.
No charge with at least a 24 hour notice
2 days before arrival date: 50% refund of deposit
3 days before arrival date: 75% refund of deposit
No refund if cancellation is less than 24 hours before the start of the booking.