SERVICES AND PRICING

Daycare (Regular Pack $29 per day, per dog. Part Time Pooches $34 per day, per dog) Play in a group of furry friends inside and outside in our securely fenced playgrounds. We do limit the total number of dogs to 25 in order to provide the best service so book your dates as soon as you can.  Read all about the Daycare Center here

Part Time Pooch – Any daycare dog that is not a regular, year round pack member or only comes occasionally. Part Time Pooches require more time and staff attention in order to adjust as well and as quickly as possible. Many doggy daycares will not accommodate occasional visitors but we will if we have room and can guarantee happy dogs. 

Saturplay ($25 per dog for any part of the morning) Drop off and pick up anytime between 8 a.m. and noon if you need some uninterrupted time to get things done. We’ll entertain your pup while you’re checking off your to-do list.

Day Boarding ($45 per dog) It’s somewhere between Daycare and Staycare. You need a place for your dog to go that is outside of regular daycare hours but it won’t be overnight. We’ll board them for the day for you. Generally, the drop off and pick up windows are 7-7:30, 11:30-12:00, 4:30-5 and 9:30. The off hour staffing fee is included in this price.

Staycare ($59 per night, per dog, includes daycare) We do limit the total number of dogs to 5 or 6 in order to provide the best service so book your dates as soon as you can. After the last dog leaves for the day, the daycare center gets ready for sleepovers. The atmosphere is very much like home but with added features like soft music, low lighting and calming diffusers. After a day of play, your dog will retire to their own personal den for dinner and evening relaxation. You provide their food and treats. You are also encouraged to bring their own toys, bedding and a piece of your clothing to make them feel even more at home. If you have more than one dog, they can stay together if that’s what would make them happiest. They will go out again at 9:30 p.m. then lights out until 7:00 a.m.. While there is no staff on site overnight, the daycare center is equipped with cameras, heat, smoke and carbon monoxide sensors for remote monitoring. And, Kerri lives on Old Main, just a couple minutes away, if needed. Trust us when we say, they’ll sleep soundly through the night and be ready for another day of fun with their friends.  

***Let’s address the most common questions about Staycare…

Are the dogs in crates all night? Yes. We want them to sleep. We don’t want them in a group being bothered or pacing in a run or playing all night. They are supposed to be sleeping. So, yes, they are confined all night, for their own good. The exception is dogs that have crate anxiety. In that case, there are options and we will be happy to discuss them with you. We most definitely want what’s best for your pup.

What happens on days when there is no daycare? Dogs are exercised on premises 4 times during the day when the daycare is closed. They are let out and fed at 7 a.m. then exercised again at noon. We come back at 4:30 p.m. to let out and feed dinner. At 9:30 p.m. they are let out for a final exercise period. Staycare dogs are let out in groups unless individual care is indicated. We also offer Adventure Walks when there is no daycare. These seasonal walks include 1 hour strolls on the beach, in the neighborhood, on bike or nature trails and through cranberry bogs. The fee for this service (including transportation) is $40. Or you can choose to add one on one enrichment with a team member. These activities include flirt stick, treat scatter, scavenger hunt and more. The fee for this individual 15 minutes is $5.

Can I drop off and pick up when the daycare center is closed? Yes! We try to be as flexible as possible, even on Sundays and holidays. We know how much you miss your dog and want to reunite with them as soon as possible so we are happy to arrange that with you. Generally, the drop off and pick up windows are 7-7:30, 11:30-12:00, 4:30-5 and 9:30. There is a $15 off hour staffing fee for this service unless it is a Day Board.

Can my dog get a bath before we pick up? We do work with a local groomer and can arrange to have your pup cleaned up before you take them home. Just let us know in advance so we have time to arrange that for you. Prices are individually set by the groomer and availability is not guaranteed.

IF YOUR DOG SUFFERS FROM ANXIETY THAT IS NOT WELL MANAGED WITH VETERINARIAN PRESCRIBED MEDICATION, THEY ARE NOT CANDIDATES FOR BOARDING SERVICES. Unlike daycare dogs, boarders are left alone for stretches of time. They may act out by doing damage to the facility or even themselves and staff. Don’t ruin your dog’s day or your plans by scheduling an anxious dog for Staycare or Day Boarding. You will have to return to retrieve them, no exceptions.

Playcare ($10 per hour, per dog, limit 2 hours) Do you need your dog out of the house for an hour or 2? You have an errand to run or work’s being done on the house? Maybe you just need some “Me Time”? This is for you.

Pet Sitting ($25 per visit, $5 for each additional pet, includes travel expenses) Leave your pet comfortably at your Home, Hotel or Inn and we will come to them. Custom designed programs are based on your needs and preferences. We want to keep them happy! 

Let’s talk about cats. While it’s easier to leave cats at home than it is dogs, it’s still important that they get some interaction every day. Cats can suffer from depression if their routines are drastically altered. They may show signs of this by not eating, drinking or using the litterbox. This is dangerous for a kitty and can lead to severe health problems. We have no minimum requirements for pet sitting cats but we strongly encourage you to keep them as close to a regular schedule as possible.

Dog Walking ($30 per half hour walk, $15 for each additional dog, includes travel expenses) We’ll get your pup out during the day so you can take care of business without worrying about what’s happening at home. 

Nail service is sometimes available for dogs and cats while in daycare or while we are pet sitting. Just ask.

Nail service only requests for dogs and cats are limited by appointment to Mondays and Wednesdays at 12:30 and 12:45 at the daycare center. 

Dogs and Cats – All pedicures for dogs include filing – $15.

Ear cleaning – $5. Add medication (owner provided) – $10 

Pet Sitting and Dog Walking services are available in and around Yarmouth and Dennis.   

Training Classes 

PUPPY PREP AND PLAY
This class is for puppies 8 to 16 weeks and is designed to get them ready for life in the real world while having fun. Limited to 4 pups for a 1 hour class on Saturdays lasting 5 weeks  and the cost is $140. The goal is to instill confidence with practical experiences. This class can help you avoid the pitfalls of inadequate preparation including issues with anxiety. The things we can help with (and attach cue words to) include;
1. Self control at home; Calmness at feeding time, when putting on a leash, greeting guests and going through doorways or gates. Being comfortable navigating steps and hopping into the car.
2. Visits to the groomer and veterinarian; Getting comfortable with being lifted, standing on a table, stepping onto a scale and being touched all over. Allowing thorough examination of ears, mouth and paws for future cleaning, clipping or medicating.
3. Crate training; Creating a safe space NOT a place for punishment. Preparing for kenneling at the groomer, veterinarian or boarding facility. And readiness in case of an emergency or requiring safe transport including flying.
4. Preventing separation anxiety; Getting them ready to be alone with positive habits, practical routines and trial runs.
5. Recess; Building confidence during play for shy or nervous pups. Correcting or redirecting overly aggressive or inappropriate play styles.

MANNERS LEVEL 1
This is a 6 week session of 1 hour classes on Saturdays at 1:00. The goal is to help you find ways to build a stronger bond with your dog. If needed, private tutoring sessions are available at your home.
-Week One: We’ll set up attainable goals for you and your dog. We will cover different types of training tools and how to use them. We’ll start the process of focus work, why this is important and understanding the need for a good foundation.
-Week Two: Building on focus work, we will transition into loose leash walking. We’ll discuss why it’s important to know and how it will help in real life situations. We’ll discuss body language and how your body position affects your dog.
-Week Three: We will be teaching your dog to wait at doors, crossing streets and stopping to talk to the neighbor. We’ll discuss the importance of a release command.
-Week Four: We’ll learn proper techniques to teach your dog to lie down. We will begin training your dog to stay and discuss the difference between stay and wait. We’ll be addressing issues with veterinary or groomer visits and behavior.
-Week Five: We’ll be putting all the steps that we’ve learned so far together and focusing on any trouble spots. We will also discuss future goals.
-Week Six: Graduation! If you’ve done all your homework, this is inevitable. Please be consistent in completing your homework and you will reap the benefits of a beautiful connection with your best friend.

To sign up, contact Karen’s Canines at 508-367-9613 or islandcanines@yahoo.com.

*For mobile nail and vet tech services from Dennis eastward, try Four Paws Tech Care , in and around  Yarmouth and Hyannis, try Nauti Paws at 508-718-8918, in and around Barnstable, try Jen’s Mobile Vet Tech Services at 508-237-3899*

*If you’d like to send your dog for boarding and training, check out A Tail Above* 

*For full grooming check out Hot Diggity*

*For supplies check out Mid Cape Pet and Seed and Dennis Pet Supply*

***All services are by reservation only***

 

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