- Inclusion into play groups
- Night-time romp with potty break
- We require all dogs to be flea- and tick-free upon intake.
- Current on all vaccinations including Bordetella
- Male dogs age 6 months or older must be neutered.
- Female dogs who are currently in season or have been in season within the last 3 weeks are not allowed.
We take the bored out of boarding.
Say goodbye to traditional dog boarding and hello to Doggie Day Camp. While you're away, your dog will have full access to doggie daycare, giving her the exercise, stimulation, and fun she needs and deserves.
Dogs who have not stayed with us before will need to come in for a day of daycare prior to their stay with us, so that we can evaluate them for compatibility with other dogs.
We require all dogs to be flea- and tick-free upon intake. Dogs found to be harboring such unwelcome stow-aways will be treated at the direction of The Canine Connection, at the owner's expense. Proof of vaccinations including Bordetella is required at check-in. Male dogs age 6 months or older must be neutered. Female dogs who are currently in season or have been in season within the last 3 weeks are not allowed.
Advance reservations are required . A credit card guarantee is required for major holidays including: New Year's Day, Spring Break, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. Holiday reservations which are canceled less than seven days prior to check-in will incur a one-night cancellation fee. Holiday reservations which are made and not canceled, but fail to check in, will be charged the full stay.
- - Weekday check-in must be between 7 a.m. & 9 a.m.
- - Weekend drop-off and pick-up time is 9-10 a.m. and 3-4 p.m. with advance appointment.
- - A $25 daycare fee will be added for dogs picked up after 12:00 p.m.
- - 9.75% sales tax will be added to all fees and purchases.
Yes. We cannot guarantee we will have a vacancy without prior reservation. If your dog has not stayed with us previously, he will need to come in for a trial day of daycare before we can commit to a boarding reservation. Please call us at 479.444.0300 to schedule your trial day.
Proof of vaccinations
- Distemper/parvo combo
Yes, please. If you happen to forget, we do feed a high-quality food. But your dog's digestive system may not accept a new food immediately. We want him to enjoy his playcation, and we know you do, too! So please bring whatever he is accustomed to eating.
No, please. We have plenty of toys for the dogs to play with, and we would hate to have your dog feel like he has to protect his favorite toy from the rest of the pack.
For safety purposes, we do not crate dogs together. But we can put them side by side in wire crates, which makes them feel as though they are snuggled up to one another.
We are happy to administer oral medications and eye drops at no additional charge. If your dog needs something beyond that, please call us to discuss the specifics.
In a crate sufficiently sized for your particular dog, in a climate-controlled room.
As a "playcare" style boarding facility, our boarding dogs are out playing with the daycare dogs several hours each day. For that reason, dogs sleep in crates at night rather than the runs one would see at a traditional-style boarding kennel. (When you're exhausted at the end of the day, you just need a place to lay your head; certainly not a place to pace.) It would not be fair to your dog to house him in a crate for 23 hours a day. He would do better in a traditional boarding kennel.
As explained in the previous question, we need to ensure that your dog will play well with others before we agree to take him in. This is for the dog's well-being. The last thing we want is for your dog to be pent up in a crate 23 hours a day.
Please know that the incidence of injury or illness while boarding with us is extremely rare. The owner, Valerie Murphy, makes the initial determination in every situation. Using the standard of "If it were my own dog, what would I do," she will determine whether the dog needs medical attention. If the answer is yes, the dog will be taken to A) your vet if it is close by, B) a local vet in whom The Canine Connection has 100% confidence, or C) the emergency vet clinic if it's after hours. Payment in full for any veterinary expenses incurred by The Canine Connection is required upon check-out.