New to Dogtopia?schedule a Meet & Greet
What is a Meet & Greet and why do I need one?
While we love all breeds and personalities, not every dog is suited for an off-leash, open-play environment. We take our doggie guests’ safety very seriously, so each Meet & Greet consists of a free trial day of daycare with our trained evaluator to ensure that your pup is a good fit for daycare. It will include a health history overview, a nose-to-tail assessment, and an evaluation of their comfort level with other dogs in a controlled mini-play area first. Then they will be tested in the playroom with the other dogs for the day! The process is very easy and ensures all dogs are comfortable at Dogtopia – we look forward to getting to know you and your furry family member better! Please note: All dogs must be at least 12 weeks of age AND current on required vaccinations (Rabies, DHPP and Bordetella). Dogs older than 7 months must be spayed or neutered.
- Up-to-date on vaccinations (including Rabies, DHPP and Bordetella)
- Puppies must be at least 12 weeks old AND fully vaccinated for Rabies, DHPP and Bordetella. We also strongly recommend Canine Influenza!
- Dogs 7 months and older must be spayed/neutered.
*Newly adopted adult dogs should be in their new home for at least 30 days to get comfortable in their new surroundings.
MEET & GREET
GETTING READY FOR THE MEET & GREET:
Once your Meet & Greet appointment is set and confirmed by our team, you will receive an email to log-in to your online dashboard and begin the registration process. This is where we get to know more about you and your dog, vaccinations can be uploaded by you or our team and you can review and digitally sign our Pet Parent Agreement. Then you’re ready!
WHAT TO EXPECT:
We are operating by curbside service only and are scheduling drop off Meet & Greets! On your scheduled Meet & Greet day, you will bring your dog(s) to the facility and we will get your dog(s) directly out of your car when you arrive. If you prefer to walk over that is fine too, and we will just meet you outside! We will not accept any personal belongings, including collars, harnesses, and leashes, and therefore will get your dog with one of our Dogtopia slip leads. Your dog(s) will spend the day with us so they have plenty of time to be evaluated and get acclimated. You will have access to our webcams and will be able to watch your dog(s) while they are here! When you pick your dog(s) up in the evening we will bring them out to your car for you, and will give you a full update on how they did! The only thing you will need to bring for your dog(s) on their meet and greet day is lunch in a ziploc baggie, if you would like them to eat during naptime from 12pm-2pm! You do not have to bring lunch for your dog(s), but it is an option if you would like them to eat during the day. We do not accept bedding, toys, bones/chews or bowls. We have everything we need on hand!
- Wellness check
- Response to staff touch/interaction
- Comfort level in a crate – Crates are used for rest, naptime, boarding, feedings and administering medication when applicable
- Reaction in “open-play” setting with other dogs of varying size, breed, and temperament
- Overall observations
The process is very easy and there is nothing to be nervous about at Dogtopia – we just want to get to know your pup better!
Have additional questions? Please visit our FAQ page.
WHERE DOGS ARE A REALLY BIG DEAL
Because dogs are a really big deal to us, Meet & Greet day at Dogtopia is fun for the whole family – consider it an introduction to our open-play environment perfectly suited for your pup’s fitness and social life. In fact, don’t be surprised if your furry child meets his or her BFFF (best furry friend forever) while you’re here!