Boarding & Doggie Day Care Requirements
Enrolling for daycare and/or overnight care is quick and easy.
1. Fill out our online application.
2. Fax or email a current copy of your dogs vaccinations
3. Schedule a reservation
All dogs must be up-to-date on the following vaccinations:
- Canine Cough (Bordetella)
- 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 if over 1 year of age. You may still board your pet if not fixed, but individual playtimes must be purchased.
You MUST fax or email your dogs vaccinations to us prior to your first day or interview. Our fax number is (617) 381-7473 or email at reservations @commondog.com.
Charges for the first day are the regular daycare fee, plus and additional fee of $25 for registration
Q. Do you ban any specific breeds from doggie daycare?
Yes, we do not allow American Staffordshire Terriers (Pit Bulls) or variations of that breed in daycare. Additionally we reserve the right to refuse admittance to any animal that we feel would be incompatible with our play group.
Q. Why does my dog need to be dropped off by noon?
Our boarding and daycare dogs start their day very early in the morning so by noon time they are not playing as enthusiastically. So all our dogs need to arrive by noon so all the dogs are on the same play schedule. Also, our dog clients get tired so they won’t be as receptive in the afternoon. In special circumstances you may be able to drop off after noon.
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 a minimum of 24 hours and anything over that is considered a separate day.
Q. Can I bring my dog’s own bed?
Yes, however, it may get ruined if you do. Some bedding gets ruined or soiled and we will not keep it for you if it does get damaged.
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?
Typically we use Wholepet Health Center for all our veterinary needs. We do bring your vet’s information in case our vet needs to speak with yours.
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. If I sign up for a club and don’t use all the days can I carry them over to the next month?
No, all club membership are only good for that calendar month. In order to get the savings we require that all the days be used during that month.
Q. Can you give my dog his medication?
Yes, we do administer any medications your dog may need. There may be additional charges for the dispensing of medications.
Q. My plane lands at 7:30 p.m. can I come from the airport and get my dog?
Yes, please schedule an after hours pick up or drop off.