Doggie Daycare at the Cottage Reservation - Dogs Bay

Doggie Daycare at the Cottage

Reservation for New Clients
Please Note: We will need 24-48 hours to process your reservation request to review the Pet Profile and confirm vaccines. A team member will confirm your reservation via email once your fur friend is all set for a day of play!

Payment: Payment is expected at the time of service: We prefer Check or cash, and accept all major credit cards. Please note there is a “non cash adjustment” on all credit card and debit card transactions. Packages are available which allow you to take advantage of a significant savings per day.

If you have more than one dog, you will need to submit the form for each dog.


    Date Time




    Name Phone Address
    City State Zip
    Home Phone: Cell Phone Cell Carrier:

    Emergency Information
    Person who can make decisions for your dog if we can not reach you


    Dog's Name Breed Color
    Dog's Gender Spayed or Neutered? Date of Birth
    Dog's Weight

    Veterinarian Phone
    Vaccinations have been faxed by the Veterinarian They must be faxed to 269 857-8379

    Name of Medication
    Medication Instructions

    Note: please bring all medication in it's original container with your dog's name and dosage on it.


    Dog's Name Breed

    Is your dog taking heartworm preventative?

    Does your dog have any preexisting or current medical conditions?
    If yes please describe.

    Does your dog have any food allergies?
    If yes please describe.

    Can your dog have?

    Does your dog have any sensitive areas to his or her body?
    If yes, please describe.

    Please check the boxes that best describe your dog's temperament. (Check all that apply.)

    Does your dog have fears or phobias?
    If yes, please describe.

    Has your dog ever bitten another dog?
    If yes, please describe the situation.

    Has your dog ever bitten a person?
    If yes, please describe the situation.

    How does your dog behave around the following?
    Male Dogs
    Female Dogs
    Puppies/Small Dogs

    Does your dog do any guarding of food or toys?
    If yes, please describe

    Has your dog ever jumped or climbed over a fence or gate?
    If yes, please describe

    Does your dog dig?

    Is your dog crate trained?

    What are your dog's favorite activities?

    Is there anything your dog should not have? (Certain toys, food, etc?)

    Anything else you would like us to know about your fur friend?

    I am aware of the vaccination requirements for my dogs visit and I agree it is my responsibility to get this information to Dogs Bay.Click here to view the vaccination requirements.

    I, the undersigned owner, understand that in case of an emergency, DBCC staff reserves the right to take my dog to the veterinarian of their choice, should my dog require medical attention. I agree to reimburse DBCC for any financial expenses that incur as result of medical treatment for my dog. Provided all due and diligent care is exercised at all times, I hereby waive and release DBCC from any and all liability of any nature due to illness or injury.
    Check here if you understand this agreement.

    How you were referred to us?

    Welcome to the Cottage!

    We are so excited to have your furry one hang out with us for a day of fun and loving and snuggles and bubbles!!!

    In order to make your first visit with us as easy as possible, please note the following:

    Our Vaccination Requirements

    • Negative fecal test result within the last 6 months
    • A negative heartworm test if your fur kid is a year or older
    • Bordatella vaccination
    • Distemper vaccination
    • Rabies vaccination

    Please ask your vet to fax this information directly to us at 269 857 8379 attention doggy daycare.

    What to bring:

    • Flat “quick release” collar. We require that all of our fur friends wear this collar for safety purposes. We do not want anything on our friends that could get caught on a toy, a fence, another dog. If you have any questions about what a quick release collar is, we are happy to assist, or your local pet store will also be happy to help you with the type of If you transport your dog on a training collar or a martingale collar, we encourage you to continue to do so for safety purposes during transport
    • Your dog should be on leash (in your possession) from the car into the facility. We will have a designated cubby for you so nothing will get lost or mixed up!
    • You do not need to bring a bed, or blanket, we have plenty of snuggly blankets, cots and beds available for nap
    • You do not need to bring lunch or snacks...we are so busy having fun, our furry friends typically do not want the distraction of being separated for a munchie! We will be sure to make any exceptions necessary if your kid has special dietary needs/requirements or medication that needs to be administered


    What to expect on your first day

    You will be greeted by a staff member who will ask you to sign in at the check in desk; and you are encouraged to let us know if you would like any other additional services. Once you have checked in, we will begin the introduction process where your fur baby will meet all of his/her new friends. Because we take special care to be sure the introduction is positive and safe, it is important that your first visit begins between 9-11 am; or by appointment only.

    It is very likely that you will be greeted with some happy and excited sounds as you enter the facility!!! Our friends are always very happy to be with us and each other, and a new friend is definitely something to cheer about!!!

    We know that your fur kid is a beloved member of your family! Our “kids” first day at school is a big one, no matter if they are 2 legged kids or 4 legged kids and because we understand this, we want you to be able to see what we see!

    We encourage you to "like" Dogs Bay Country Cottage. We will be posting something special for this first visit.

    Daycare is open 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.  Picking your tail-wagger up on time is important. Late pick up fee is $5/15 minutes.

    Payment is expected at the time of service: We prefer Check or cash, and accept Visa/MasterCard/Discover for payment methods.  Please note there is a 2.5% surcharge on credit card purchases, effective Oct. 8, 2015.  Packages are available which allow you to take advantage of a significant savings per day.

    For future visits, once you are a registered client and we have all required vaccines on file, you may bring your tail-wagger to daycare any time!
    Please Note: In the event of inclement weather, if Holland Public Schools are closed, Doggie Daycare will be closed.

    Thank you for entrusting your fur baby to us!

    You are truly giving your fur friend the best gift of all by bringing him/her to doggie daycare! We are confident the benefits of doggie daycare far outweigh the risks.

    Time to Play!!!

    Dogs Bay Team



    Similar to children in school, bugs can be passed from dog to dog in a group environment. From a simple tummy bug to the canine flu or bordatella (canine/kennel cough) and/or fecal oral parasites.

    Prevention/Treatment: We require the bordatella vaccine and we recommend the canine flu vaccine, but both have different strains of the bacteria/virus, so you can vaccinate for one strain but still get another. We also require fecal checks every 6 month and disinfect your play yards weekly.

    Papilloma Virus

    Viral papillomas are round, but often have a rough, almost jagged surface-- like a cauliflower. They generally occur on the lips and muzzle of a young dog (typically less than 2 years of age). Less commonly, papillomas can occur on the eyelids and even the surface of the eye or between the toes. Papilloma tumors are not dangerous and will go away on their own.

    Prevention/Treatment: We do random weekly checks of the dog’s mouths to check for Papilloma, but you should also check your dog at home.


    We highly recommend having your dog on flea/tick prevention! Ticks especially are prevalent in our area! If you use the Soresto Flea/Tick collars, you will need to remove the collar prior to bringing your dog to daycare/preschool as they do not have a quick release option, so they pose a safety risk for dogs playing together.

    Prevention/Treatment: We will remove a tick if we find one on your dog, but if we see any fleas, you will be contacted for immediate pick up of your fur friend.

    Stress Diarrhea

    Dogs process stress very differently than humans. They do not process negative stress and positive stress separately, so the stress of a busy, fun filled day can cause some stress diarrhea, especially for new daycare/preschool friends.

    Prevention/Treatment: If your dog has diarrhea while in our care, we will take the dog’s temperature. If the dog does not have an elevated temperature, we can assume stress is the trigger. We may give your dog a break during the day. If your dog has an elevated temperature, you will be called for immediate pick up.

    Noise and Excitement

    Dogs get very excited to greet mom/dad and new friends! Drop off and pick up times are a time of very high energy and the dogs can be very vocal. We promise the dogs do not bark all day long! The dogs usually calm down and settle in nicely once all the fur friends are in attendance for the day.

    The dogs get very excited when owners start showing up and it can cause issues at the fence and/or gates. When you arrive to drop off or pick up your fur friend, please do not approach the fence and it’s best not to call out to your dog in the play yard as it causes excitement in the dogs.

    Doggie Disagreements and Boo Boos

    Dogs are pack animals and operate on pack structure and hierarchy. They may “scuffle” for dominance and/or position. With this said, doggie disagreements are inevitable. Most are just a form of communication and although they are loud and sometimes physical, they do not result in injury...similar to kids getting into a pushing match.

    We will always alert you if your dog has been involved in a doggie disagreement. We classify them as “appropriate in nature” and “inappropriate in nature”. If the disagreement was “inappropriate in nature”, a consult via phone or email, with the owner and Certified Trainer Deb Lewis, will be necessary before your dog can return to daycare.

    Dogs play by “mouthing” and some have to learn to play appropriately....until they do, they can mouth another fur friend a little too hard causing a little puncture to their friend’s ear, muzzle, neck, etc. We do our best to keep the play at an appropriate level, but some dogs love to play rambunctiously! They also run, jump, wrestle and dig and can get a few boo boos here and there. We’ve had dogs get scrapes/cuts from running into the play equipment, break a toenail by jumping on the gates, pull a muscle from over exertion or stopping/starting too quickly and the pea stone in the play yards can cause some sensitivity to some dog’s pads of their feet until their pads toughen up a little (similar to going barefoot the first few times in the summer).

    Prevention/Treatment: We do everything we can to keep the fur kids safe, but at the end of the day, they are there to play and we can regulate, but not control every dog interaction. A few minor boo boos are to be expected.

    I understand the benefits vs risks

    Doggie Daycare Contract

    E-signature of this form applies to all future visits to Dogs Bay South Doggie Daycare

    7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    There is a late fee of $5 for every 15 minutes you are late picking up your fur friend. Special arrangements can be made for early or late drop off, but must be made in advance. See a Dogs Bay Team Member for details.

    Required Vaccines: Rabies, Distemper, Bordatella and a negative fecal. Fecals are due every 6 months. There is a 7 day waiting period after the Bordatella vaccine, if it's in the inject-able form. No waiting period for the nasal or oral. Please note, it is your responsibility to keep your pet’s vaccine information updated and faxed over by your veterinarian after relevant vet visits. We do not send out vaccine reminders.

    Emergency Policy: In the event of an emergency, we will notify you at the number designated on your enrollment form for emergencies. Please understand, we have no way to transport your pet to a veterinarian, so it’s very important we have up-to-date emergency contact information on file, for not only for you, but at least one other emergency contact person.

    Illness Policy: We cannot accept any dogs with the following; fleas, parasites, vomiting, diarrhea, eye or nose discharge unrelated to allergies, contagious skin condition or cough or any injury. If your dog shows any signs of these conditions while in our care, we will separate your pet and contact you for immediate pick up, within the hour. If your pet is not picked up within the hour, a rate of $2/hour will be added for the extra staff needed to care for your pet.

    Dog Bite Policy: We do everything we can to ensure a happy and safe environment, however dogs are animals and can be unpredictable, even in the safest environment. In the event your dog is bitten, you hold harmless all parties, including Dogs NorthSouth and Dogs Bay staff. If your dog bites a human, you will be liable under the laws in the State of Michigan.

    Payment: Payment is due at time services are rendered. Packages are available and must be paid upfront. If your package runs out, and your dog attends daycare without advancec payment, you will be charged for a single visit. DBS accepts Cash, Check and all major credit cards

    Please check that you agree to the following

    I understand my pet’s photo will be published on Dogs Bay’s Facebook page and may be used in other website and/or marketing materials.

    All information I provided in my pet’s profile is true to the best of my knowledge. I agree to inform Dogs Bay South if my dog ever bites another dog or human, while enrolled in the program.

    I have read and understand the Welcome Letter and Risks vs Benefits information.

    I understand I will be financially responsible for any days my puppy misses, without a 72-hour notice, unless the spot can be filled. Illness may be an exception, with a veterinarian’s note, and will be decided on a case by case basis.

    I understand Dogs not regularly socialized or not exposed to the level activity of doggie daycare run a higher risk on injury and/or incident, which may require frequent breaks, time outs or your pet being on a long leash.

    I agree to have my dog on a leash have my dog on a leash at all times, coming to and from the facility and while on the property.

    I agree to bring my dog on a properly fitted quick release collar. If you do not, one will be purchased an you will be invoiced accordingly.

    I certify my dog is in good health and can participate in all daycare activities.

    Provided all due and diligent cares is exercised at the best of the Dogs Bay Team’s ability, I hereby waive and release Dogs Bay South from all liability, including medical expenses and attorney fees, due to illness, injury or any other nature.

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