Cage free daycare
Camp Run-A-Mutt offers the most unique cage free daycare anywhere. We feature a park like setting on premium synthetic turf made especially for dogs, splash pond complete with waterfall, ramps, bridges, dog houses, dog beds, plenty of fresh drinking water and lots of shade.
Our staff: Is there to interact, play, belly rub, maintain the yard and control the chaos.
Your dog: Is there to have fun, be safe and protected while they run, play, splash, sniff, be sniffed and just be a dog all while getting the socialization and exercise every dog needs.
You: Have the peace of mind knowing your furry kid is being cared for during the day just like you would if you could.
Our highly qualified team of “Alpha humans” always encourages good behavior and fun. We are proud of the fact that the campers who qualify to be Camp Run-A-Mutters are never caged, never left unattended and can be watched on our Muttcams from any computer or mobile device.
Cage Free Boarding
Campers who qualify to be overnight guests are in for a wonderful experience. Not only do they get to play with their buddies all day, when the sun goes down, we bring them into our large rubber floor play room where they are individually fed in their own private area. After supper they settle in for a night of relaxation, television and community snoozing with the pack. For many dogs, boarding can be a stressful experience. To minimize this stress, our goal is to have your dog's stay as close as possible to what they experience at home. Like our daycare, boarding is totally cage free and dogs are never left unattended. In fact, our "alpha human" actually stays with them in the same room. It’s kind of like a slum-grrr party.
While we think cage free is the best way to go, it's not for all dogs. Dogs who have not attended Camp Run-A-Mutt for daycare are required to stay at least a full day (minimum six hours) for evaluation to determine if they will get along in a cage free environment prior to an overnight stay. Feeding is included in the cost for boarding but we require you to supply your dog's food along with feeding and care instructions. Drop off time is by 12:00 noon and pick up is by close of business the last day of their stay.
Full Service Grooming
Imagine your ultimate spa experience. It might include a shower with luxurious shampoos, and a stylist to give you a fresh look. But what if the stylist could tell you more. Your pup can get more out of grooming than a new style. A Groomer can alert you to your dog’s specific need to keep them healthy and fit your lifestyle.
Grooming can be as basic as a regular Nail Trim or Bath & Brush Service to keep your ‘mutt’ super snuggly. Maybe your pup is a fashionista and wants to run with the “best in show”. Poodle trims and sporting clips are available too, or we can create a unique look that lets your pup stand out in the pack.
Our campers never sit in a cage waiting for their appointment. They can be dropped off, play, play, play until they’re pooped, get groomed and beautiful, play some more then go home. If you need to pick up late, your pup can lounge with the groomer until you pick up, so they stay beautiful. They get a stress free, fun experience, and you get a tired, clean and groomed pup at the end of the day. Talk about convenient!! It’s an ultimate grooming spa experience.
Dogs who are not “campers” can also be groomed but are kept separate from the rest of the dogs until they are picked up. All “non-campers” need proof of current vaccinations. Walk-Ins are welcome but appointments are recommended.
Camp Run-A-Mutt believes in using positive reinforcement training. The positive reinforcement method rewards the dog (by praise, a treat or a clicker) when desired behavior happens. It's a tried and true method which humans, dogs and Camp Run-A-Mutt prefer.
Most of our locations offer group training classes, which are great for puppies and younger dogs that need a little more practice with the basics such as walking on a loose leash, coming on command, “sit” and “stay.” One thing we know to be true at Camp Run-A-Mutt is that you CAN teach old dogs new tricks, so group classes are available for all campers (and non-campers!).
Many of the trainers we work with can also customize private training based on the needs of you and your dog, whether that’s at Camp, or at home.
For more information about available training classes and other options, check out the website for a Camp Run-A-Mutt location near you!
Benefits of Daycare
Let's face it, for many of us, our dogs are our "kids", and just like the human ones, our furry kids need the same love, attention, education, and guidance. Doggie daycare can provide these essentials. Just being around other dogs will help your little one learn the social skills they will need to be a happy healthy dog. Dogs are "pack" animals at their core, and a feeling of belonging and acceptance comes from being around other members of the pack.
Another benefit of Camp Run-A-Mutt daycare is our alpha-humans. Some dogs develop a fear of males or females early in life due to an abusive past. For that reason, we do our best to hire a 50/50 ratio just so pups can meet loving male and female humans and begin to heal. Our staff engage with the dogs, give them space if needed, but allow them to trust strangers again rebuilding the confidence they were born with.
Ideally, building these skills should begin when your kid is a puppy, but these social skills can be learned at any age. Running, jumping, fetching, chasing, being chased, giving love and accepting love are all part of CRAM, but while our kids are doing these activities they are also getting the exercise and stimulation their bodies and minds need. Strong social skills will enable your dog to lead a happier, healthier, and more confident life.
Our Staff & Campers
Our staff knows the concept of being the "Alpha Dog" in the pack. They have years of experience in dog handling and understand how important it is for a dog to listen and respond for the safety and fun for all. They also know the importance of being gentle, confident, understanding and loving.
Camper wannabes are required to show no aggression toward dogs or humans, refrain from jumping onto humans, play well with all size dogs and not bark excessively. These are the characteristics we desire but realize your dog may not have all those skills yet. With the exception of aggression, as long as your dog listens, we can control them, they are not a danger to themselves, staff or other dogs they may still pass the temperament test, but this will be at our discretion and on a case by case basis.