Doggy Dates addresses the social nature of dogs and their place in nature as “pack animals.” Regular, positive interaction with other dogs and humans is vital to the development of a healthy, happy dog.
That being the case, Doggy Dates Playgroup aims to develop your dog’s well-being and confidence by reinforcing calm, appropriate play behaviors in a safe environment. To do this, we transport your dogs to one of our fenced-in facilities located on privately-owned farm land where they engage in a supervised, controlled, and off-leash play session. Playgroup can also help improve your dog’s routine, prevent destructive behavior at home, prepare your dog for boarding or away-from-home situations, and, of course, alleviate dog-mom or dog-dad guilt.
At your dog’s initial evaluative play session, our Playgroup Supervisors will observe his/her play style, energy level, and personality to ensure he/she is placed in a group with the perfect pooch pals.
Our main objectives are to help your dog socialize, exercise, and, paws crossed, meet his/her BFFF (best furry friend forever)!
Monday – Friday
Sign your pup up once a week or five days a week, it’s up to you! Our play sessions run from the morning to the early afternoon, Monday through Friday, rain or shine.
Single Dates or Full-day Care
We offer single play sessions as well as triple play sessions (full-day care)!
Doggy Dates picks up and drops off in 1.5-hour time windows. It is not necessary that you be home for pick-up and/or drop-off.
Restrictions/Reasons for Non-admission
We have a comprehensive application process in place to ensure all dogs that come to play are friendly and pre-socialized. Doggy Dates will not admit dogs with aggression issues. All dogs offered a “free trial” must pass in order to be considered members of Doggy Dates. In terms of medical requirements, dogs must be up-to-date on all shots! For puppies, three DHPP (DA2PPV or DA2PP) boosters and the rabies vaccines are required!
Each dog rides in his/her own section of our totally-equipped, doggy-customized and doggy-proof company vehicles.
- Sporadic dates (aperiodic)$35/date
- Regular dates (weekly)$30/date
- DOUBLE DATE*base rate + $15
- TRIPLE DATEbase rate + $30
- Special accommodations (e.g., requiring front seat due to size) $5
Once you establish a regular schedule, you can add, change, or cancel dates as needed, and your rate will stay the same!
Please note, you cannot sign up for non-consecutive dates. If you choose to enroll your dog in a double date, those sessions must be back-to-back!
Cancelling and last-minute changes.
*Adds/drops received after 3PM the business day prior (to the relevant date) will incur a $10 charge. We do our scheduling a day in advance so that our routes and group assignments are planned optimally. The fee is meant to encourage clients to add/drop dates with advance notice to avoid a last-minute shuffle as well as to account for the extra work needed when we do accommodate a last-minute add/drop.
*If your dog becomes sick, you will not be charged a cancellation fee.
*If a Supervisor arrives to pick up for a regularly scheduled date that was not cancelled, clients will be charged for the full date.
*Weather-related cancellations are extended to 8 o’clock the morning of the play date with no fee