Boarding
After a full day of play, your dog will enjoy a little down time in our spacious Dens!

Overview
WAG-A-LOT offers an alternative to traditional boarding that goes beyond fulfilling a dog's basic needs and incorporates the free-reign benefits of Day Care. We have spacious Dens for eating and sleeping, and Zen Dens for quiet times or naps, all this under a state of the art heating and cooling system that is constantly bringing in fresh air from the outdoors.

Dogs who join us for overnight boarding are automatically enrolled in Day Care during the day. After a day of free-reign fun, they'll be ready to hit their Den. Our nightly turn-down service includes a freshly cleaned and filled stainless steel water bowl, and their own special toys and treats arranged on their bedding that has been laundered during the day if it was soiled. In addition, we set the mood for relaxation with soft white lights arranged in the surrounding trees and soft classical music to lull them to sleep. While our Dens are roomy and comfortable, we limit the time your dog spends there to feeding, digesting, much-needed downtime and sleeping. Our goal is to make your pet extremely comfortable adding homey touches wherever possible while allowing them as much fun, free time as possible without wearing them down.

Our Small Dog Village is a specially designed area for dogs of a smaller stature. The Small Dog Village contains Cubbies that are raised up off of the floor and are in a self-contained covered area separate from the larger Dens allowing smaller dogs to feel more secure.

Ice Cream Service:
A great way to break up your dogs' day is to treat them to our popular Ice Cream Service. Your dog will take a well deserved nap in one of our Zen Dens and leisurely enjoy a Lick-a-Lots, yummy, healthy dog ice cream (www.petkoolers.com). After a little water and digestion time, your dog will return to day care for the remainder of the day. Ask a WAG Specialist when you drop your dog off for this added service.


What to bring?
We recommend bringing the following items to make your dog's visit as comfortable as possible:
  • Food: It is best to keep your dog on their own diet to avoid any strain on their digestive system. We will feed based on your instructions and can handle most special needs: refrigerated or micro-waved meals, special mixing or additions, just let us know. Remember, dogs are much more active than usual when they stay with us, so, you may want to consider feeding at least two times per day and slightly increasing your pup's normal portion.

    In addition, we suggest that you consider the benefits of premium dog foods like Nature's Variety or Solid Gold. If you make the switch, you can enjoy the convenience of purchasing a 5#, 15#, or 30# bag of dog food upon dropping your dog off for a boarding stay and avoid lugging heavy bags of food to and from WAG-A-LOT. These premium, all natural dog foods are always in stock and offer all the nutrition your dog needs to WAG all day, every day. We would be glad to explain all the benefits of these premium foods in person.
  • Bedding: Or something that smells like home (blankets, bedspread, etc.). If your dog has a tendency to tear up and ingest bedding, you may want to try a raised platform bed or skip the bedding altogether. WAG-A-LOT offers a full line of beds for sale in our retail area. You may find one that is perfect for sleepovers!
  • Toys: Nothing makes a dog feel more at home than one or two of his favorite toys.
  • Treats: Like chocolates on your pillow at a fine hotel, we love to put out a few treats on their beds at night or whenever you'd like us to offer them.
  • Medication: We can administer almost any medication on any needed schedule. We cannot, at this time, administer injections. Please let us know if your dog has any allergies as we usually use peanut butter when giving pills.

Requirements
All dogs must be spayed or neutered. We welcome unaltered puppies who have received their complete round of puppy shots to come and stay with us up until 7 months of age. Puppies 7 months of age and older must be spayed or neutered.

WAG-A-LOT follows the recommendations of the University of Georgia Veterinary School Teaching Hospital. All dogs that stay with us must submit proof of current vaccinations for:

Rabies
DHLPP (Distemper, Hepatitis, Leptospirosis, Parvo & Para influenza)
Bordatella (aka Kennel Cough or Tracheo Bronchitis)*

*Kennel cough is a highly contagious airborne infection similar to the common cold that kids can pick up while at human day care. No vaccine is 100% effective as new strains of Kennel Cough continually develop and some dogs can be more susceptible to the infection than others. WAG-A-LOT takes all possible precautions to eliminate the possible spread of this infection in our facilities. We strictly monitor and maintain proper ventilation at all times and follow a rigorous cleaning schedule. In addition to requiring a current Bordatella vaccination we highly recommend that owners get this vaccination two weeks prior to their first boarding or day care visit. The vaccine can take up to two weeks to become fully effective. There is also some current debate about how long the various vaccines will protect your dog. Ask your veterinarian for more information and make sure they know when your dog will be staying with us.

Prior to your dog's first day of Day Care, you need to complete and submit the on-line Registration & Release Form, provide us with proof of current vaccinations and call us to schedule your dog's trial day of Day Care. The trial day of Day Care includes a temperament test and time for our WAG Specialists to work one on one with your dog to acclimate them to group play. This time allows us to observe your dog in a controlled small group environment to see how they will react to other dogs. This can be a slow process and can take up to 5 hours to allow us to appropriately assess your dog and make any adjustments to the process in order to make this a positive experience with lasting benefits. Dogs that show signs of aggressive behavior or other traits that could put the other dogs or our employees at risk will not be admitted. In most cases, a dog’s overall behavior is improved by group play as well as the interaction with our trained WAG Specialists. However, outside and genetic factors can sometimes lead to increased aggression and/or inappropriate behavior in dogs who have been participating in Day Care for some time. Dogs who exhibit behaviors that cannot be reasonably controlled or modified by our staff and that pose a threat to other dogs or our employees will cause us to suspend and/or expel dogs from our facilities.

At WAG-A-LOT we believe our first responsibility is to the beloved dogs who use our services and products. Ensuring their safety and enjoyment is our guiding principal.


Pricing

Temperament Test & Behavioral Assessment: $30
Required trial day prior to first Day Care or Boarding stay. By appointment only. Please drop off by 10AM and pick up after 4PM. This will allow us adequate time to slowly evaluate and hopefully integrate your dog into our system.

CHECK IN Preferred by 4PM (Time to adjust prior to turn down service ... complimentary early-check in for a full day of play!)
CHECK OUT by 1PM (Later checkouts will incur a discounted partial Day Care charge)
LATE CHECK OUT FEE $20

$37* / day for 1 dog; $25 each additional dog
Multiple dog rates are based on all dogs from the same family staying in the same Den (spacious 5' x 7' or 6' x 6' sleeping areas). Multi-dog discounts are offered only for dogs from the same household to help make Day Care more affordable for people with more than one dog.

*SAVE $$$... Buy a WAG MORE boarding package of 10 or 20 visits and enjoy boarding for as low as $33!

10 Visit WAG MORE Boarding Package:
$340 / 1 dog; $560 / 2 dogs; $780 / 3 dogs; $1000 / 4 dogs

20 Visit WAG MORE Boarding Package:
$660 / 1 dog; $1080 / 2 dogs; $1500 / 3 dogs; $1920 / 4 dogs

Cubbies: Cozy sleeping areas in our Small Dog Village. Recommended for dogs 30 lbs and under who may feel more at ease in a smaller den (roughly 3' x 4'): $34 / day

"Suds" Departure Bath: $25 for most dogs
Offered in conjunction with a Boarding or Day Care stay. (Extra large or long-haired breeds may be charged extra). We also offer full-service grooming, 7 days a week.

Cancellation policy - We require notification of a boarding reservation cancellation at least 48 hours prior to the boarding stay. We will charge an amount equal to one night's stay if notification is not received within this timeframe. We require a credit card to be on file with us at the time a reservation is made to uphold this policy.

We accept Cash, Visa, Master Card, American Express & Discover.


FAQ
Q. How far in advance should I make my boarding reservation?
A. Holidays summer weekends tend to fill up quickly. Try to make reservations as far in advance as possible to ensure your dog's spot.

Q. I have two dogs and they can sleep together but one will eat the others food if I don't stand over them and watch. Can someone make sure they both eat?
A. Yes. We can feed dogs who stay in the same den separately so they can both eat in peace. Let us know this when you check in and we'll make a note of it on their account.

Q. Can someone else pick my dogs up?
A. Yes, but only if you specify them as someone approved to pick up your pet. At the time of pickup, payment will need to be made so we will need to bill your credit card on file or other arrangements must be made.

Q. Can my dog just board at WAG-A-LOT and not participate in Day Care?
A. Everything revolves around Day Care at our facilities and we are not set up to keep dogs kenneled all day. Dogs who can not mix with other dogs are really not appropriate for our service. You may want to consider a more traditional kennel for your boarding needs.