The goal of our program is to promote a safe, positive, and social environment for all dogs enrolled at South Paws. To ensure the safety, health, and happiness of all dogs in our care, we require that all pet owners adhere to the following policies.
If you have questions or concerns now or anytime during your dogs enrollment, please do not hesitate to contact us, we would be happy to assist you.
If you have any of the following adult dog breeds, we require that your dog have positive previous daycare experience and an AKC Canine Good Citizen Certificate prior to tryout:
- Alaskan Malamute
- American Staffordshire Terrier
- Chow Chow
- German Shepherd
- Pit Bull Terrier
- Presa Canario
- Shar Pei
These restrictions DO NOT extend to puppy care and socialization, grooming services, training classes, or other events. Exceptions to these restrictions are at the discretion of South Paws.
Required Vaccinations & Treatments
- DHLPP: Distemper, Hepatitis, Leptospirosis, Parainfluenza, and Parvovirus.
- Bortadella: AKA “Kennel Cough”vaccine. Administered every 6 months to 1 year.
- Rabies: Vaccination and registration must be provided.
- Effective topical or oral flea & tick treatment.
- Monthly heartworm medication.
All females should be spayed by 6 months of age. Males should be neutered by 9 months of age. If you anticipate a delay in spay or neuter for medical reasons, please let us know so we can determine if it is safe and comfortable for your pet to play with us.
Payment is required at drop off and a valid credit card must be kept securely on file with us.
Cancellation & Late Pickup
All dogs in our daycare must be picked up by 6:30 PM, Monday through Friday. If your dog is not picked up by 6:30 PM, you will incur a late fee of $10 for every 15 minute interval that passes.
A late fee of $10 will be incurred beginning at 1:05 PM for “Half Day” clients.
For the safety and comfort of all of our daycare clients, we require a minimum of 2 visits per week. We also require that all dogs be dropped off to us by 10:00 AM. By adhering to this policy we can ensure that all dogs stay familiar and friendly with the rest of the group.
We offer discount packages based on pre-payment and regular attendance with larger discount packages available the more frequently you attend. It is possible to temporarily “freeze” your account because of illness or vacation with advance notice.
We will not apply any discounts to past due accounts. All packages must be paid for in advance of service.
On tryout day, it is mandatory that your dog be here at daycare by 6:30 AM so that he or she can be the first dog into our cageless playroom. This allows your dog to have some time to explore and sniff things out before the other dogs start to arrive for the day. This procedure will allow introductions to go slowly and smoothly. If you are not able to arrive at 6:30 AM on your tryout day, please call us to reschedule.
All dogs in our care will socialize with a variety of other dogs. Your dog should have no previous history of aggression towards humans or dogs. If we find that our program is not suitable for your dog’s comfort and safety, we will do everything we can to assist you in finding appropriate alternative care.