Suburban Paws Camp Checklist

What your pets need before attending camp

  • 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 altered by 9 months of age in order to get the full experience at camp. Intact males give off a potent urine smell & a stronger scent of testosterone that peaks at 10 months & can cause altered pets to react negatively towards them. (See here)  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. 

What your pet needs (and doesn’t need) to bring

  • Bowls (DO NOT BRING)

    • Bowls brought from home are subject to loss &/or damage. We supply clean, sterilized dining ware for pets attending camp. Please leave your pet’s bowls home.

  • Beds (DO NOT BRING)

    • Beds brought from home are subject to loss &/or damage. We recommend bringing a blanket or article of clothing from home that has a familiar scent and that is replaceable if soiled/damaged. If your pet MUST have a bed from home, please DO NOT BRING LARGE BEDS that cannot fit in the wash. 

  • Food (MUST BRING)

    • Please provide your dog’s food in a SEALED container LABELED with:
       

      • Name

      • Feeding Instructions

  • Medications (MUST BRING!)

    • We happily administer medications in oral, aural, optic, nasal, subcutaneous and 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 your dog as well as others including neighborhood pets and humans. Please respect our neighbors space & property by bringing your dog to camp ON LEASH. 
       

Additional Information for Parents

  • Rate     
                 $50/daily per dog
                 $25 additional on day of holidays
                 $30 late check-in/check-out fee 

     

  • Pickup/Dropoff & Meetings BY APPOINTMENT
    Please schedule your dropoff/pickup times with us beforehand and please BE ON TIME. Dogs in the premises are temporarily confined & activities are put on hold for all appointments. Please do not make our visitors and residents wait longer than necessary and please respect our time and schedule.

  • Check-in/check-out is BY APPOINTMENT ONLY during the following hours: 
     

Monday-Friday         7-9am & 4-6pm 

Saturday                     7-9am & 5-7pm

Sunday                        CLOSED for pickup/dropoff

 

Please BE ON TIME. If you are running late please text/call. Arrivals 20 + minutes late will incur a $30 fee.

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

 

https://youtu.be/JfRDWmlL6YY

  • 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 

    • Parents coming for pickup, dropoff or meet and greets - a text to let us know when you are heading over will give us time to secure all dogs safely for your arrival. Camp activities are ongoing but are halted for pickups and drop offs so dogs can be secured for everyone’s safety.

  • Entering

    • Please bring your pets to the SIDE ENTRANCE at the top of the driveway unless otherwise requested so we can bring them in without crowding from other pets and they can do their business as nerves and excitement tend to trigger potty times for pups. 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 and uneventful. This will help your pet acclimate easier and 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. 

 

THANK YOU FOR HELPING MAKE CAMP A SAFER & HAPPIER ENVIRONMENT FOR YOUR PETS!