All dogs must be spayed or neutered. We welcome unaltered puppies who have received their complete round of puppy shots to come and stay with us up until 7 months of age. Puppies 7 months of age and older must be spayed or neutered.
WAG-A-LOT follows the recommendations of the University of Georgia Veterinary School Teaching Hospital. All dogs that stay with us must submit proof of current vaccinations for: Rabies, DHLPP (Distemper, Hepatitis, Leptospirosis, Parvo & Para influenza), and Bordatella (Kennel Cough or Tracheo Bronchitis).* In addition, we highly recommend getting your dog vaccinated for Canine Influenza (Dog Flu). The Bivalent Vaccine covers two of the most common strains, H3N8 and H3N2.
*Kennel cough is a highly contagious airborne infection similar to the common cold that kids can pick up while at human day care. No vaccine is 100% effective as new strains of Kennel Cough continually develop and some dogs can be more susceptible to the infection than others. WAG-A-LOT takes all possible precautions to eliminate the possible spread of this infection in our facilities. We strictly monitor and maintain proper ventilation at all times and follow a rigorous cleaning schedule. In addition to requiring a current Bordatella vaccination we highly recommend that owners get this vaccination two weeks prior to their first boarding or day care visit. The vaccine can take up to two weeks to become fully effective. There is also some current debate about how long the various vaccines will protect your dog. Ask your veterinarian for more information and make sure they know when your dog will be staying with us.
|Prior to your dog's first day of Day Care, you need to complete and submit the online Registration & Release Form, provide us with proof of current vaccinations and call us to schedule your dog's trial day of Day Care. The trial day of Day Care includes a temperament test and time for our WAG Specialists to work one on one with your dog to acclimate them to group play. This time allows us to observe your dog in a controlled small group environment to see how they will react to other dogs. This can be a slow process and can take up to 5 hours to allow us to appropriately asses your dog and make any adjustments to the process in order to make this a positive experience with lasting benefits. Dogs that show signs of aggressive behavior or other traits that could put the other dogs or our employees at risk will not be admitted. In most cases, a dog’s overall behavior is improved by group play as well as the interaction with our trained WAG Specialists. However, outside and genetic factors can sometimes lead to increased aggression and/or inappropriate behavior in dogs who have been participating in Day Care for some time. Dogs who exhibit behaviors that cannot be reasonably controlled or modified by our staff and that pose a threat to other dogs or our employees will cause us to suspend and or expel dogs from our facilities.|
$25* / day for 1 dog; $20 each additional dog
Multi-dog discounts are offered only for dogs from the same household to help make Day Care more affordable for people with more than one dog.
*SAVE $$$ ... Buy a WAGULAR card / prepaid package of 10, 20 or 30 visits and enjoy lower daily rates.
"Suds" Departure Bath: $25 for most dogs
Offered in conjunction with a Boarding or Day Care stay. (Extra large or long-haired breeds may be charged extra). We also offer full-service grooming, 7 days a week.
Cash, Visa, Master Card, American Express & Discover
Temperament Test & Behavioral Assessment: $30
Required trial day prior to first Day Care or Boarding stay. By appointment only. Please drop off by 10:00 AM and pick up after 4PM. This will allow us adequate time to slowly evaluate and hopefully integrate your dog into our system.
After Hours Pick-Up
Our locations close to the public at 7:30PM every night when our focus shifts to "Good Night" services for our boarding customers. Any day care only clients that have not been picked up by 7:30PM will receive the following:
A WAG Specialist will call the phone numbers on file for the parents' to alert them of the situation. WAG-A-LOT will provide your dog(s) with an overnight den, premium dog food and water. The client will be billed for overnight boarding and for a 5# bag of dog food from our retail lobby. If a customer calls or we are able to reach them and they are able to get to WAG-A-LOT prior to 8PM, the following charges will apply.
7:31PM to 7:45PM: $10 charge
7:46PM to 8:00PM: $30 charge
After 8:00PM: transferred to boarding