Does Pickles take all sizes of dogs?
Although we love all dogs and Pickles himself is an extra large gentleman our doggy daycares are focused on caring for the smallest dogs in the community. We have a strict height limit of 20 inches at the shoulders and 35lbs. If you have a puppy that will outgrow us they are welcome to join until they grow out of our size limitations! Large breed puppies can learn to be great with small dogs if they’re around small dogs while growing up.
What is required before my dog’s 1st visit?
Rabies, Distemper, Bordetella and an annual clean fecal test. You’ll want to sign up in our client portal and include your dog’s veterinarian information and/or attach files showing proof of the vaccines and fecal test. Once we have the appropriate information we will schedule your dog’s 1st visit (behavioral analysis) on our side of the portal. This is to help us keep everyone safe by confirming we do have all of the required information before a dog comes into Pickles.
What happens during the behavioral analysis?
Your dog’s 1st visit is considered their behavioral analysis. Once you’ve signed up on the client portal we’ll get your dog’s vaccine and fecal information then we’ll schedule the behavioral analysis on our side of the portal. This is designed to ensure we don’t have multiple new dogs at once, for safety reasons
The behavioral analysis is when you to drop your dog off for 2 hours with us. This allows us to get to know your dog and for them to settle into the environment at Pickles Playland. We analyze for things like food, toy, dog, and human aggression as well as their temperament and personality type. This helps to ensure dogs are safe with our current group of dogs without having to push them too fast for their comfort level. We will bring your dog to an area where they can see the other dogs playing and give them time to decide when they want to join the group. When your dog gets to observe for a while they feel more ready to interact. This also helps to make your dog less ‘novel’ to the dogs already in the play group. We might also introduce your dog 1 at a time to the other dogs in the group before they join the larger group of dogs. We try to tailor the experience to how we can make your dog feel comfortable. Once the 2 hour behavioral analysis is done we will call you to tell you how your dog is doing. If they’re doing well you’ll be welcome to leave them until we close, for free.
Why do the behavioral analyses take 2 hours?
We’re what is considered a structured daycare. This means we’re here to not only warehouse your dog, like most daycares, but to help them learn or maintain appropriate habits and behaviors. Being a structured daycare doesn’t mean we’ll take any dog that has any behavioral issue. It means we’re picky about what dogs we do take because each dog has the potential to either be an asset to the group or cause chaos. We’re here to have a healthy experience for all of the dogs in our care and for our team of 2 leggers. If your dog starts to develop signs of larger behavioral issues we will let you know as soon as we see the warning signs. This allows you time to hire a trainer and/or work on things at home to help your dog turn the corner back to positive behaviors. If the behaviors are not worked on we might need to excuse your dog until you’re able to work on the behaviors with them.
Monday – Friday 7am – 7pm. Saturday & Sunday is reserved for events, so there is no daycare sorry.
Transport is available. See ‘Transportation in the Bow Wow Limo’ section below.
The Pickles Playland doggy daycare is structured to not only house your dog while you’re busy but to give them a healthy environment to enjoy. We rotate between play and nap time throughout the day with outdoor potty breaks in between. A large part of our philosophy is to help improve your dog’s life by helping them be the best dog possible. This includes teaching your dog to curb the impulse to bark, pull on leash, run through gates/doors and jump on people.
Having a natural approach is another part of our philosophy. Aroma therapy is also utilized throughout Pickles Playland to help your dog feel comfortable and ‘at home’. You’ll notice insect repelling plants in and around Pickles Playland locations. Our staff cleans messes by hand, instead of using bacteria spreading mops and hoses. During our cleaning process we use natural pet safe and insect repelling cleaners. We believe this helps to maintain a high standard of cleanliness.
Your dog will be hosted by a team that receives annual pet first aid certification and dog behavioral training classes. This is because we don’t just hire people that like dogs, but people that want to help improve the lives of dogs in their communities.
Prices depend on the number of visits you purchase at a time. Pricing for packages listed below. Click here for our cancellation policy.
Full Day (more than 4 hours) $42 – $37
Half Day (4 hours or less) $22 – $19
Transport to or from Pickles Mon-Fri $5
Transport to or from Pickles Sat & Sun $35
* See ‘Transportation in the Bow Wow Limo’ section below Prices increase slightly every January 1st.
DATES PICKLES IS CLOSED FOR DAYCARE
Thanksgiving: November 25th – 28th (Thursday – Sunday)
Christmas: December 24th – 27th (Friday – Monday)
New Years: January 1st (Saturday)
Memorial Day: May 28th – 30th (Saturday – Monday)
Independence Day: July 2nd – 4th (Saturday – Monday)
Labor Day: September 3rd – 5th (Saturday – Monday)
Thanksgiving: November 24th – 27th (Thursday – Sunday)
Christmas: December 23rd – 26th (Friday – Monday)
New Years: January 1st (Sunday)
5 Half Days $99 (save $11. $19.80 per visit)
10 Half Days $195 (save $25. $19.50 per visit)
20 Half Days $380 (save $60. $19 per visit)
5 Full Days $200 (save $10. $40 per visit)
10 Full Days $380 (save $40. $38 per visit)
20 Full Days $740 (save $100. $37 per visit)
Annual Packages available upon request for clients wanting to bring in their dogs for full days 3, 4 or 5 days per week. Annual packages are non-refundable after the first 30 days from the purchase date. All daycare package credits never expire and will carry over from month to month.
Transportation in the Bow Wow Limo
Safety and health are always our main focus at Pickles. Our transport vans are some of the safest on the road. The Bow Wow Limo is outfitted with custom features to ensure safety is easily the highest priority.
How do we accomplish this? We’re glad you asked. Behind the front seats we have a steal divider. This not only ensure nothing comes into the front of the van, where the driver is, but also gives extra support in case of a car accident. Each family’s dog(s) receive their own metal kennel to hold relax in during their time in the limo. These kennels are made of metal bars, so we can see inside at all times and the climate controlled air can reach every dog. Being in these kennels ensures your dog isn’t being stepped on by other dogs during transport and won’t jump out of the vehicle when we open the door to load or unload another family’s dog(s).
Transport is available by appointment and will arrive to your home within these time frames: Mon-Fri 7am-10am & 3:30pm-7pm. When requesting transport please indicate the best time frame for us to arrive at your home. We can not guarantee we will arrive at your home at a specific time.
Transportation is available within a 3 miles radius of any Pickles Playland location. We do not enter high-rise apartment or condo complexes, or any complex that involves us to enter your unit from within the building, we can however meet you in front of your complex’s office for transportation purposes if needed. This is because your dog will probably not be the only dog we’re picking up. For safety reasons will do not leave the other dogs while in our care to get to your unit. Thank you for your understanding.
Transport to or from Pickles Mon-Fri $5
Transport to or from Pickles Sat & Sun $35
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We require vaccines, titer tests and/or documentation from a veterinarian explaining why your dog shouldn’t have a certain vaccine for all dogs participating in services at Pickles Playland. The vaccines we need information about are rabies, distemper and bordetella. We can update your dog’s bordetella and/or distemper (DA2PP, this doesn’t include leptospirosis) while they visit us. Rabies is federally regulated, so that has to be updated by your certified veterinarian. We also require a clean fecal test from within the last year. We do Not perform fecal testing.
Bordetella or Distemper (DA2PP) $20