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 60-90 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, Bordetella, and canine influenza). Dogs older than 7 months must be spayed or neutered.
- Up to date on vaccinations (including Rabies, DHPP, Bordetella, and canine influenza)
- 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.
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. Next, you’ll upload your furry child’s vaccinations and review and digitally sign our Pet Parent Agreement. Then you’re ready!
WHAT TO EXPECT:
A Meet & Greet has two parts: one for you and one for your pup. Usually, we would do those simultaneously: while your pup is having his or her evaluation, we would give you a thorough tour of our facility. Due to COVID-19, however, we are not permitted to have human visitors at the facility at present. So we’ve come up with the solution of video tours via Zoom.
On Meet & Greet Day, you will bring your dog(s) to the daycare. It is very important to arrive promptly and to bring the dog on a leash or slip lead with a collar/harness. (No prong collars, please.) With our valet dogging service, simply let us know when you’re in the parking garage and we’ll come to you. We’ll chat for a little bit about what’s to come, and you’ll leave your pup with us and go on about your day.
Our evaluation process takes approximately 60 to 90 minutes with our trained evaluator, and once it’s finished, we’ll give you a call to report on your pup’s visit. Once your pup passes the evaluation, he or she can stay for as much of the remainder of the day as you wish, and you’ll be granted access to our webcams so that you can watch your furry child play with all his or her new friends!
- 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, tours at Dogtopia (even virtual ones) are fun for the whole family – consider it an introduction to our open-play environment perfectly suited for your pup’s fitness and social life. And don’t be surprised if your furry child meets his or her BFFF (best furry friend forever) once you’re here!