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Puppy Socialization

According to the AKC, during your puppy’s first three months of life he will experience a socialization period that will permanently shape his future personality and how he will react to his environment as an adult dog. Gently exposing him to a wide variety of people, places, and situations now makes a huge, permanent difference in his temperament.

Your new puppy doesn’t need to develop bad habits while you are social distancing. Doggy Dates offers a special puppy socialization program to safely socialize your puppy while you social distance. Read more about our Covid-19 safety policy here.

Doggy Dates offers a unique experience in which your puppy will be introduced to other humans, friendly dogs (of all shapes and sizes!), experiences and settings, all in a safe, carefully orchestrated manner. The exercise and mental stimulation your puppy receives at Doggy Dates will also translate to a tired, satisfied puppy at home who is less likely to get into mischief. Contact us today to get your puppy started with playgroups and training at Doggy Dates!

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)!

Time Windows

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!

Transportation Provided

Each dog rides in his/her own section of our totally-equipped, doggy-customized and doggy-proof company vehicles.

PRICING

  • Sporadic dates (aperiodic)$27/date
  • Regular dates (weekly)$23/date
  • SECOND DOG$10/date
  • DOUBLE DATE*base rate + $10
  • TRIPLE DATEbase rate + $20
  • 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!

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POLICIES

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