How We Are Different

We are open for drop-offs and pick-ups between 7:00am-6:30pm Monday-Friday. We want to make it easy for you to do business with us, and we don't think it's fair to limit your ability to come and go as you please.

  • We limit playgroups to a maximum of 5-8 dogs per group and we stay in the play yard with your dog, so he is never left unattended in a group.
  • We do not charge extra for administering your dog's medication.
  • We can feed your dog's own food while he's here; just bring in a ziploc baggie with his name on it.
  • We encourage you to bring your dog's bedding and toys along with him so that he will be more comfortable during his stay.
  • Your dog will go OUTDOORS to potty and play...Of course, we also have indoor play areas for use during inclement weather; but your dog gets to potty outside in the fresh air! We have playground toys and equipment, swimming pools in the summer, and shade covers installed for your dog's comfort outside.
  • We do not leave your dog in a group all day. It is important that he gets rest time throughout the day, so we rotate your dog from playgroup to naptime, throughout the day.
  • And if you do not want your dog to participate in any play sessions, but just need a safe place for him to hang out while you work, your dog will still get just as much time outside as every other dog; he just goes into a separate pen with a ball or a Kong toy, and we rotate a person into the pen to play with him or just to snuggle.

Special Circumstances

We can accommodate special needs such as:

  • following a spay/neuter operation
  • dogs with hotspots, etc. who need to wear a cone
  • dogs with physical restrictions or other physical issues
  • dogs with seizure disorders
  • Whatever you need, just ask!

Our clients are essential workers. They are nurses and doctors and law enforcement personnel who can't leave their dogs at home for various health and other issues. They need our care while they continue to work and we need to be there for them at this very difficult time. Therefore, we will continue to remain open for daycare, grooming and boarding and continue with our social distancing and disinfection practices and even take them a step further. Starting tomorrow, no one is allowed in our lobby. If you choose to bring your dog to Canine Cottage for care of any kind, please pull up and park in our lot and a staff member will come out to receive your dog from you. We have options to pay online and package redemption measures already in place. We also have the ability to take your payment in the parking lot or over the phone. Remember, dogs do not transmit the virus and we are operating on very minimal staff at this time to further protect from its spread. We understand and fully support those who do not wish to utilize our services but please know we are here for anyone who needs us.