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Becoming a Member

What are the age requirements for becoming a fur-member?

All Daycare and Hoteling fur-members must be at least 4 months old.

Does my dog need to be spayed or neutered?

Paws ‘n’ Rec requires all fur-members to be spayed or neutered by 8 months (Exceptions may be made on a case-by-case basis. Please inquire for more information).

What vaccinations do you require?

Paws ‘n’ Rec requires all fur-members to remain up to date on the following vaccinations/health examinations
– Bordetella (every 6 months)
– Distemper
– Rabies
– Negative Fecal Examination
– Flea Preventative
– Canine Influenza (strongly recommended, but not required)

Do you accept all breeds?

All breeds are welcome at Paws ‘n’ Rec! Every fur-member must pass an initial evaluation and is expected to abide by the same set of rules, regardless of breed.

How Our Memberships Work

Do I have to be a member to utilize Paws ‘n’ Rec services?

Paws ‘n’ Rec is a membership-based facility, so all pups and their humans must be registered as a member in order to join us for daycare or overnight boarding stays. Our membership-based model allows us to accurately control our capacity and gives us the unique opportunity to learn our pups on a more personal level, helping us to provide the best care possible.

What is the difference between Daycare Adventure
Memberships and the Hotel Membership?

Daycare Adventure Members can reserve both daycare days and overnight boarding stays, while Hoteling Members can only reserve boarding stays.

When Daycare Adventure Members visit us, whether just for the day or for an overnight boarding stay, they benefit from action-packed small group play sessions (daycare) throughout the day.

When Hoteling Members visit us for overnight boarding stays, they enjoy one-on-one individualized playtime with our Adventure Guides throughout the day during their stays.

Our Facility Model

How does Paws ‘n’ Rec facilitate Daycare Adventure group play?

To ensure the safety and comfort of our Daycare Adventurers, our play groups are comprised of 10-15 dogs who share similar size, temperaments, and play styles. There are always at least 2 Adventure Guides supervising each group at all times.

Daycare Adventure Members enjoy action-packed play sessions with their fur-iends for 30-45 minutes at a time before heading to their personal suites to relax and prepare for their next adventure! We rotate groups throughout the entire day and also provide two overnight play sessions as well as a potty break each night.

Why don’t you offer all day play?

At Paws ‘n’ Rec, the safety and well-being of our members is our top priority, which is why we don’t offer all day play. Doggy daycares have begun to increase in popularity as more and more people want their furry family member to enjoy socialization and stimulation. However, there’s such thing as too much stimulation. Allowing pups to play non-stop for excessive amounts of time has been found to potentially lead to issues such as over-exhaustion, over-arousal (which can lead to aggression), overheating (especially in this FL sun!), and more. When it comes to making sure our fur-members have the most fun while remaining comfortable and safe, we’ve found that the small breaks in between play cycles make a big difference. Just like you take breaks during physical activity, so should your pup!

Add-On Services

Do you offer baths or grooming?

While we don’t offer full-service grooming, we do offer a variety of pawsome spa services for your furry family member to enjoy, including the following:
– Baths, Blow and Brush Outs
– Nail Trims
– Teeth Brushings
– Ear Cleanings
– FURminator de-shedding treatments

Do you offer pick-up and drop-off services?

We offer Canine Caravan taxi service for members living within a 5-mile radius of our facility. You can purchase unlimited Canine Caravan taxi service as a monthly membership add-on or it can be purchased on a per-use basis.

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