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 20-30 minutes 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. 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, DHLPP/DHPP and Bordetella). Dogs older than 7 months must be spayed or neutered.
- Up-to-date on vaccinations (including Rabies, DHPP and Bordetella) – don’t have your records? We can call your vet for you!
- Puppies must be at least 12 weeks old AND fully vaccinated for Rabies, DHPP and Bordetella
- 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
*Dogtopia highly recommends all new overnight boarding pups complete 3 days of daycare prior to their first overnight stay with us to ensure their comfort during the stay. Plus it helps when they meet all their new human and furry friends ahead of time.
MEET & GREET
GETTING READY FOR THE MEET & GREET:
Once your Meet & Greet appointment is booked 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. We will gather contact information such as your dog’s name, breed, birthday, history, vaccinations and lastly you’ll review and digitally sign our Pet Parent Agreement. Then you’re ready!
WHAT TO EXPECT:
On Meet & Greet day, you will bring your dog(s) to the facility on a leash or harness. We will meet you outside due to COVID-19 lobby closure. The evaluation process with your dog takes 20-30 minutes with our trained evaluator. During this time, we would be happy to answer any further questions or you can grab a coffee from McDonald’s or Tim Horton’s located in our plaza. If your dog passes the evaluation and is ready for daycare fun – we will bring them into a suitable playroom to further observe your dog during open-play. At this point, we will phone you (or come outside) and give you an update. This is when you are free to go 🙂 and your dog is welcome to stay for a free day of play!
- Wellness check
- Response to staff touch/interaction
- Comfort level in a crate – Crates are used for rest, feedings, boarding 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 nothing to be nervous about – we just want to get to know your pup better!
Have additional questions? Please visit our FAQ page.
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