Boarding & DayCare Requirements

New to The Common Dog? Enrolling for Daycare or getting a reservation for Boarding is quick & easy

  1. Fill out our online application.
  2. Fax or email a current copy of your dogs vaccinations
  3. Call or email to schedule a temperament test

All dogs must be up-to-date on the following vaccinations:

  • Rabies
  • Distemper
  • Kennel Cough (Bordetella)
  • Canine Influenza
  • Must have had a clear fecal exam within last 6 months, including Giardia Elisa test.

All dogs playing in our daycare groups must also be spayed or neutered by 12 months.  You can still board your dog if he/she hasn’t been fixed, but your dog must be hand walked and can’t play in the park with the other dogs (there is an additional daily charge of $20).


Please ensure we have your veterinarian’s contact information and we will be happy to get your dog’s vaccination and fecal records. We do need this information prior to administering a temperament test, creating a boarding reservation or checking your dog into Daycare.  There is a $25 registration fee for all new clients unless you’re utilizing a Board & Train program.  Please ensure your dog is wearing a flat collar when coming in for Daycare or Boarding

Please be sure to read our Policies & Procedures.


  • Q. Do you ban any specific breeds?

    No. We do not subscribe to breed prejudice. We do separate dogs in the park by size & temperament. By providing a temperament test, we ensure that each dog that comes to The Common Dog is not dog aggressive and gets the most out of their time here with us.

  • Q. Why am I charged for daycare if I pick my dog up after noon?

    Our overnight rate is like a hotel’s, check out is before noon. The boarding rate covers boarding for overnight and anything after 12 noon is considered a separate day.

  • Q. Can I bring my dog’s own bed?

    Yes, however we don’t promise it will go home looking the same way it came in and if it gets destroyed we will dispose of the bed. Every bedroom has a veterinarian recommended Kuranda™ bed that  provides ultra comfort and support.  We can put your dog’s own bed on top of this bed for added comfort should you like.

  • Q. Are little dogs separate from the big dogs?

    Yes, we have a little dog park separate from the big guys.

  • Q. Will you take my dog to his own vet if need be?

    Should we need to take your dog to the vet, we will try to reach to make you aware that he is being taken to the vet and why. We will also try to reach your Emergency Contact that we have on file. We utilize the veterinarian services of VCA Everett Hospital and Charlestown Veterinary Hospital.  They are both within minutes of The Common Dog. We do bring your dog’s vaccination information so the veterinarian can speak with your vet if needed.

  • Q. Why don’t you provide in home pick up?

    We find that if we did offer in home shuttle service your dog would spend more time commuting and less time playing.

  • Q. What happens if I sign up for a discounted daycare package and don’t use all the days within 90 days of purchase?

    We have the option of having your discount daycare package automatically renew, however whatever days are left at the end of 90 days will expire and cannot be used or rolled over.

  • Q. Can you give my dog his medication?

    Yes, we do administer any medications your dog may need. There are additional charges for the dispensing of medications, pricing is listed on our boarding page.

  • Q. I can’t make it by 7:30 to pick up my dog, what should I do?

    Call us.  We can schedule an after-hours pick up for you (available until midnight for an additional $25) or you can choose to have your dog board with us the for night if there is room available.