What are the requirements for my dog to attend daycare or boarding with Ruff Dog?

Age Requirements

Dogs must be at least 4 months of age. Senior dogs also might not do well in our high-energy environment.


Ruff Dog is an off-leash play environment. All dogs in our program must be well socialized and enjoy the company of other dogs.

Spay & Neuter

Dogs must be spayed or neutered if over 6 months of age


Dogs must be in good health and can have had no parasites or illness within the past 30 days.

Proof of Vaccinations

Dogs must be current with their Bordetella, Distemper and Rabies vaccination & on a year-round flea & tick preventative

Trial Day

All new clients must pass a trial day prior to any daycare or boarding visit

Forms & Records

Owners must complete and submit application, liability waiver & veterinary records prior to their first visit

Ruff Dog Daycare and Boarding requirements mandate that for the health and safety of our guests, dogs must have up-to-date records for all vaccinations listed- no exceptions. We do accept at home vaccinations or titer tests in lieu of vaccinations for pets as long as they are documented. Vaccinations must be administered 48 hours prior to arrival under the guidance of a licensed veterinarian, however we prefer that vaccinations be administered 10 days prior to check-in.

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