Rules and Regulations

Like any facility that has multiple animals interacting with each other, we have certain rules and regulations to ensure animal and worker safety. We are open and accepting to all breeds, but we do not accept intact males past the age of 6 months, or unspayed females past the age of 8 months. We require proof that your pet has up-to-date shots required from the vet (see below). If these specifications are met your pet will be accepted into Happy Paws Doggy Play School for an assessment. This is meant for staff to meet and greet your dog and assess their needs as well as to observe your dog's behavior towards his fellow doggy playmates. If signs of aggression are shown, your dog may unfortunately be asked to leave Happy Paws Play School, as it has to be a safe and friendly environment for all of its participants and workers. That being said, if your dog does not show aggression, but just needs a bit of socialization and behavioral training, we are happy to help your dog learn new and improved behaviors.

Vet Requirements

Puppies - Please discuss the exact scheduling you will be following with your veterinarian as these are just an example of what can/should be done. 

  • 6 - 8 weeks old – Distemper & Parvovirus
  • 10 - 12 weeks old – Distemper & Parvovirus Combo
  • 12-16 weeks old – Distemper & Parvovirus Combo & Rabies

We can not accept any puppies under the age of 8 weeks for your puppy's own safety. Their first round of vaccines needs to be administered for acceptance to daycare.

Proof of vaccinations can be emailed to us from your veterinarian, paper copies brought in, or we can photocopy the documents at Happy Paws.

Adult Dogs - Once your dog has reached adulthood he or she requires up-to-date vaccinations for the following: 

  • Parvovirus
  • Canine Distemper
  • Rabies

Please note: Bordatella (Kennel Cough) vaccine is generally recommended every 12 months for any dog attending daycare, grooming or classes. The owner may choose not to get the bordatella vaccine, but Happy Paws bares no responsibility if a dog acquires kennel cough.