Puppy Day Camp

Here at Northwood Animal Hospital, we LOVE puppies! There are risks and benefits, however, to puppy boarding and day camp. It’s important that you are fully informed when making the decision to socialize your puppy.


Puppy Boarding & Day Care Policy


Minimum Age: 16 weeks

Required Vaccines / Preventative Care

Proof that vaccines were administered by a licensed veterinarian is required. 

  • All dogs, regardless of age must have BV, DAPL (#1 and #2) and Rabies in order to play in the park.    

BENEFITS of socialization for puppies

  • Helps build their immune system
  • Top behaviorists in the field agree that socializing at this age is imperative for the development of a well-adjusted dog
  • Decreases undesirable behaviors due to separation anxiety
  • Helps with teething behaviors and bite inhibition before and during the teething process
  • Exerts energy so less bad habits develop at home
  • Encourages fearful and submissive puppies to gain confidence with increased stimulation, noises, and faster movement made by other puppies

 

RISKS of socialization for puppies

  • Their immune system is not fully developed and they have not completed their puppy vaccine series, which means they have a higher risk of getting sick (kennel cough, parvo, distempter). In addition, symptoms of illness can be stronger and/or worse (i.e. may get dehydrated quicker, may need supportive care quicker than an adult dog)
  • They have not had their rabies vaccine
  • Smaller breed dogs and puppies are at an increased risk of injury while playing

Consent Form

Doggie Day Camp Consent Form

Contact Us by Email

It could take up to 2 business days to process this request

Our Location

Hours of Operation

Monday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Friday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Saturday:

8:00 am-12:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed