Doggie Day Camp

Doggie Day Camp

(Revised April 2023)

new kennel manager

Welcome to Northwood Animal Hospital's Doggie Day Camp Program!

Doggie Day Camp "DDC"; is a great way for your pet to get plenty of exercise and socialization to give you a happy and tired pup when you get home. Our Dog Pet Parents no longer need to worry that their dog is lonely or unattended at home while they are at work or away. DDC allows us to take care of your pet in a safe manner by performing a thorough evaluation(s) to determine their personality and play style. Once they have been accepted into our program and we've had ample amount of time to get to know them, they will then be sorted into one of several play groups/yards that best fit their personality.

Hours of Operation*

Owners can drop off and pick their pups at their convenience. Doggie Day Camp hours are:

Monday – Friday: 7:30 AM – 6:00 PM (EST)

We close for lunch daily from 12:30pm-2pm (EST)

*Allow at least 10-15 minutes for the intake process to be completed. We try our best to make this step of DDC go as smooth and as quickly as possible. DDC does not operate on weekends or holidays.

Doggie Day Camp Pricing*

  •  Full Day DDC: $25 Per Pet
  • Half Day DDC: $15 Per Pet (Pick up &/or drop off between 7:30 AM-12:00 PM or 2:00 PM-6:00 PM)

*DDC pricing may be adjusted from time to time without notice.

Benefits of Doggie Day Camp

Enrolling your pup in our DDC program could have several positive outcomes:

  • It provides socialization, exercise and entertainment for your dog.
  • It reduces separation anxiety – theirs and yours!
  • It helps eliminate undesirable and destructive behavior at home or away.
  • It helps you manage energy levels at home.
  • It helps build confidence in your dog so they are comfortable in different social settings (i.e. Out and about in town, short & long walks, organized runs, other social settings/outings)
  • It’s fun!

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Doggie Day Camp Requirements

There are a few things that are required of all our Doggie Day Campers. We want to ensure the health and safety of all our campers, so these items should be on your checklist:

1- Doggie Day Camp Policies/Forms (listed below)

2- Current negative Snap 4dx test/Heartworm test (age dependent)

3- Up-to-date on a negative fecal exam (internal parasites)

4- On heartworm and flea/tick prevention

5- Up-to-date on NAH's required core services & vaccines (Wellness Exam, DAPPL, Bordetella, Rabies, plus steps 1-4 listed above).

Doggie Day Camp Amenities

1- Over 10,000 square feet of artificial turfed yard space

2- Multiple pool areas and other water toys/games for small and large dogs (Spring-Summer)

3- Water misting systems throughout our play yards (Spring-Summer)

4- A total of 7 separate yards for groups based on size and temperament

5- 2,000 squared feet of covered areas (including our sail shade system and our outside runs)

6- And our most valuable asset of our DDC program our caring, trained and committed management and support staff team who is eager to welcome you and your pup to our DDC program.

Doggie Day Camp Forms

Here are the appropriate steps to complete so we can soon start your dog’s DDC experience!


1- New Client Form: If you're new to Northwood Animal Hospital, submit this form so we can get you setup in our system! (Not a New Client? Skip to Step 3) Click Here!

2- Set up Appointment: Call to get your pet into see one of our doctors to establish care.

2- DDC Evaluation Appointment Request: Complete this form to request a DDC evaluation appointment with our Kennel Manager or a Senior Kennel Team Member. Click Here!


3- DDC Application: Fill out and submit this form at least four days prior to your pup's scheduled evaluation. Click Here!

4- DDC Consent and Agreement Form: This form is required to be completed yearly by our DDC clients. Please fill one form for up to 4 pups participating in our DDC program. Adding additional DDC campers to our program will result on this form to be updated. Click Here!

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Hours of Operation

We are closed daily from 12:30PM-2:00PM for lunch


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8:00 am-6:00 pm


8:00 am-6:00 pm


8:00 am-6:00 pm


8:00 am-6:00 pm