*Please Note: All dogs MUST spend at least three (3) full days in Daycare in order to access our Overnight facility.*
Dogs who board at The Dog Scoop spend the night in our comfortable and spacious boarding building, where they are watched, fed, and let outside for breaks. Boarding dogs sleep on couches, blankets or beds – or wherever they like!
Our overnight program is staffed at all hours; at The Dog Scoop, your dog will never be left alone or put in a crate. Our overnight staff members remain on the floor with the dogs all night and all day on Sunday, when daycare is closed.
Want to see our Boarding facility in person? Call our office to set up a tour!
IMPORTANT HEALTH & SAFETY NOTICE
Dogs with contagious diseases or parasites are not allowed at the Dog Scoop. We are happy to provide care for injured dogs or those with special medical or health needs, but for the safety and health of other dogs at the Scoop, we cannot accommodate dogs with contagious disease or parasites.
Common diseases or parasites include, but are not limited to: bordatella (kennel cough), conjunctivitus, and intestinal parasites/worms. Symptoms of disease include: coughing, vomiting, diarrhea, discharge from the eyes, nose, mouth, and/or visible parasites in the stool.
If a dog shows signs of disease or parasites while in our care, we will isolate him from the other dogs and the owner will be asked to bring him to the vet for a check up. The dog is welcome to come back to the Scoop only after the vet declares him healthy and free of disease or parasites.
If a dog arrives at the Scoop showing signs of disease or parasites, or if a dog is actively being treated for disease or parasites, the dog is not allowed to stay at the Scoop. This is for the comfort, health, and safety of your dog and the other dogs at the Scoop. Please call our office at 617-244-8944 for more information about this policy.
If you are a current client of the The Dog Scoop, just stop by or call our main office to schedule boarding for your dog.
If you are a new client, you must first schedule your dog for an introductory day of daycare, and complete 3 full days of daycare before scheduling an overnight visit. This procedure is designed to assure you that your pup will do well in our pack setting, which is important because our boarding dogs spend their days in the main daycare building with a much larger pack.
Before your dog arrives to board, we will send you an information sheet and a Boarding Pre-Registration Form by email. We ask that you fill out these forms for each stay, and return them either by email or in person prior to your dog’s arrival. We use these forms to confirm arrival and departure dates, to be sure we know about any pertinent medical issues, to determine emergency contacts during boarding, and to learn all specifics related to food and medication for your dog so that we can be sure he or she gets the correct food and medications at the right times.
WHAT TO BRING UPON ARRIVAL
When you drop off your dog for boarding, please bring your dog’s leash, food, and medication. Be sure that you have returned the Boarding Pre-Registration Form prior to arrival. We highly recommend that you supply The Dog Scoop with extra food and medication in the event that your dog’s stay is extended for any unexpected reason. All medications should be dropped off in their original containers to assure proper dosage and administration.
The Dog Scoop will provide bowls for meals, toys to play with, and plenty of beds and couches for sleeping. We discourage our clients from bringing toys and other “personal” possessions, as they risk getting soiled, ripped, or broken during boarding.
We ask that your dog arrives for boarding wearing a fabric or rubber collar. We remove choke and chain collars because of the potential for these types of collars to lead to injury while dogs are in the pack setting.
PICK UP and DROP OFF
Monday-Friday: 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. (Dogs can be dropped off and picked up at 216 Webster St – Our Regular Daycare)
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Dogs can be dropped off and picked up at 216 Webster St – Our Regular Daycare)
Sunday: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Dogs can be dropped off and picked up at 216 Webster St – Our Regular Daycare)
Please check into the main office to check-in/drop off all food, medications, and pre-registrations forms. We ask that you bring your dog in earlier in the day so that he/she is able to settle in with the pack before boarding.