Play Yard time is an additional
service that is available for unleashed playtime in an area with room to run free inside the protection of a large fenced
yard. We play with the pets during their time in the yard, throwing a ball, a Frisbee and give lots of petting with praise.
This is individual playtime.
For safety reasons we don’t put pets together that do not live together but we do supervise as family pets play together.
On special request from both owners we will allow pets to play together with their familiar friends.
Pets in the Play Yards seem to know they are special and appear to show off to the pets watching
from their runs.
We offer three types of play yards to suit the needs of
each pet visiting with us.
The Puppy yard has six foot chain link fence surrounding
it with terraced steps to run up, down & around and a small pool for pups to play in during the summer.
Main Doggie Play Yard
The doggie yard is enclosed with three-board horse fence and covered with four-foot high anti-climb
fence wire. It is located out front on a large natural grass yard between the driveway and our field.
Hillside Play Yard
The hillside yard is surrounded by six-foot anti-climb fence and is built on a grass-covered
slope of the hill where muscles will get a big work out. This yard is located between our home and the nature trails that
go up the hillside. This yard is the choice for pets that are jumpers and is also great for strong active pets that need more
of a work out.
Inside Play Time
Inside play time is all about extra attention, your pet can relax on a human lap for a belly rub, back
rub or snuggle up for a movie. Pet’s can also check out the toys, play games or can choose to go visiting
around the inside of the facility.
Swim Spa / Therapy
out in our Swim Spa can be a great way for your pet to stay active or get into shape. It's a good cardiovascular
workout, improve muscle strength, stimulate lymph circulation and increase range of motion.
Water makes exercise weightless without the jarring effects of gravity, hard surfaces
and the 85 to 87 degree warm water is soothing. It's great fun for all pets but can be beneficial to pets with joint
pain, arthritis, dysplasia and many other physical issues. Hydrotherapy is great exercise to help increase stamina, improve
balance, increase strength, loosen tight muscles, increase flexibility, decrease lameness and increase coordination.
This service is a one to one basis, taking time to gradually
introduce them to the water slowly with lots of praise. Some pets will take to the water at once while others will require
several visits before loving it. Yes, we have canine life vest in all sizes and several water
toys. There is a after swim rinse to remove any chlorine and then hair drying. Dirty dogs will be required to have a pre-bath
before going into the pool.
Pictured above is "Tulip" during her first Swim Spa Session.
To see pets enjoying the swim spa go to the end of our "playtime
click here to see playtime photo page