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Suburban Paws Camp Checklist


  • Current & Required Vaccinations 

    • Distemper Parvovirus

    • Bordatella

    • Rabies (dogs over 16 weeks)

  •  Socialization

    • Adult & senior dogs should be able to coexist well with other dogs

    • Puppies who are new to socializing are welcome to engage in healthy socialization in the structured environment of camp

  • Spay/neuter 

    • Dogs must be neutered by 9 months of age, and not in heat. Please understand this is a SAFETY & HEALTH measure to avoid behaviors such as marking, mounting, sexual or dominant behavior that can lead to fights, injuries or uncomfortable interactions. (See here) 


  • Bowls (DO NOT BRING)

    • We provide stainless steel & slow feed bowls​

  • Beds (DO NOT BRING)

    • We recommend bringing a blanket or article of clothing that is washable & replaceable if soiled/damaged. 

  • Food (MUST BRING)

    • Please provide your dog’s food in a SEALED container LABELED with pet's NAME & FEEDING INSTRUCTIONS

  • Medications (MUST BRING!)

    • We gladly administer medications in oral, aural, optic, nasal, subcutaneous & intramuscular form. If your pet requires any medications during their stay please provide them in a SEALED container LABELED with their NAME and DOSING INSTRUCTIONS.

  • Leash, collars & harnesses (MUST BRING)

    • All dogs MUST ARRIVE ON LEASH for the safety of all. Please respect our neighbors space & property by bringing your dog to camp ON LEASH. Proper fitting collars or harnesses are required for getting a hold of dogs when necessary during camp activities.  


  • Pickup/Dropoff & Meetings 

    • Pickup & dropoff is done BY APPOINTMENT during the hours of: 7-9 AM 6-8  PM Please schedule your dropoff/pickup times with us beforehand &please BE ON TIME. Please respect our visitors, residents, time & schedule. 


NOTE: Meetings, Dropoffs & Pickups: meet & greets during this time are outside only.
Masks are optional outdoors but please exercise social distancing. You may view our virtual tour here:

  • Parking

    • Please park along our property whenever possible to avoid disturbing neighbors. You may use our driveway or park temporarily in front of the driveway if no other spots are accessible. 

  • Arrival 

    • Please send a text on your way over to give us time to secure all dogs safely for your arrival. Camp activities are ongoing but are halted for pickups & drop offs so dogs can be secured for everyone’s safety.

  • Entering

    • Please bring your pets to the GATE ENTRANCE at the top of the driveway unless otherwise requested so we can bring them in without crowding & so they can do their business. DO NOT ENTER WITHOUT PERMISSION we may have dogs in the yard that must be secured before opening any gates. You may ring the doorbell on the gate.

  • Exiting & Goodbyes 

    • Please do your best to make exits when leaving pets brief & uneventful. This will help your pet acclimate easier & prevent them from patrolling the gate for your return. 

  • Safety 

    • PLEASE be mindful of doorways & gates. We provide double gated entry/exit ways as well as a system of containment that we take very seriously for all pets safety. Please be sure to latch the gate behind you when exiting/entering. 


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