At Dogtopia, your dog’s safety and well-being is our first and foremost concern. That’s why we have a number of measures in place, such as double doors; full walls; certified pet-friendly cleaning supplies; floors made from compressed rubber to reduce the impact on the dog’s feet, joints, and hips; soundproofing throughout to keep nervous dogs at ease; and a climate-controlled environment.
We’ve also put various protocols in place to reduce the risk of illness and accidents. To further this objective, we require that all furry friends are current on required vaccines. Vaccinations must be given by your veterinarian at least 48 hours before attending Dogtopia. It is our preference that vaccines are given seven days prior.
Rabies, DHPP, and Bordetella are the vaccinations we require. Additionally, we ask that all dogs are free of any communicable diseases for 30 days. Below is additional info on the required vaccines:
- Rabies: Required once before 16 weeks of age for puppies, then given again one year later, and then every three years going forward. Dogs are required by law to be vaccinated against the rabies virus because this deadly virus can spread to humans.
- DHPP/DHLPP (also called “distemper/parvo”): Required as a puppy series beginning at 6–8 weeks old, boosted at three-week intervals, and again a year later. Like rabies, after the first year, the distemper/parvo combination vaccine can be given every three years. Puppies can visit Dogtopia after they have had at least (2) DHPP/DHLPP vaccines in addition to the other vaccines.
- Bordetella: Required to be current by 12 months from date of vaccine.
The canine influenza (“dog flu”) vaccination is highly recommended and may be required to play. Please check with your local Dogtopia for specific requirements. The dog flu is a highly contagious virus and the vaccine offers excellent protection.