Check-in Process

Our unique boarding and daycare experience allows dogs to socialize in a pack. Because dogs are allowed to play as a group, our staff will build a relationship with each dog to ensure they are put into the most compatible playgroup. 

  1. Online Enrollment: New customers will need to create a profile through our online boarding software. To create a profile, click HERE. If you have any questions, we are here to help you. Text us anytime at 831.663.3647.

  2. After making your online profile, text or email us a picture of your dog's vaccination records or have your vet email a copy to

    1. We will need current Rabies, Distemper, and Bordetella (EVERY 6 MONTHS) vaccines. Your dog must have all 3 vaccines showing as current in their records.

    2. We do not take puppies under 16 weeks old. 

  3. Last, we will need to schedule a temperament test for all new clients. You will need to text the business line to schedule this once your profile is complete. Temperament tests are scheduled as a half-day ($20) or a full-day ($30) of daycare.  

  4. As soon as your dog is evaluated, we will approve your profile and will be able to make future reservations. We recommend making reservations as far in advance as you are able to. We fill up early on some weekends and all holiday dates.

  5. All you need to bring is your dog's food.

    • We will provide

      • Beds

      • Blankets

      • Food Bowls

      • Food Scoops

      • Water Bowls


Please bring extra food if your dog is staying for overnight boarding. Due to increased activity, sometimes we will need to feed high-energy dogs more than their usual amount of food to keep their weight up.  If your dog runs out of food, we have 8 lb bags of Life's Abundance Food in stock for $20/bag.


We do not recommend bringing your dog's blankets and belongings. Because of the nature of an open boarding facility, there is a chance that these items may be returned damaged or may be lost. 

When you arrive at Dogwood Ranch, dogs must be leashed when they exit your vehicle.  Please ring the bell on the post at the front black gate and a staff member will meet you in the lobby to check you in.

*Expect your dog(s) to be tired at the end of their stay. They play together throughout the day, every day. Most dogs sleep for 2-3 days after leaving.

Dogwood Ranch Will Not Accept the Following:

  1. Unneutered males over 7 months

  2. Aggressive dogs towards other dogs: If your dog has a bite history with other dogs, you are required to let us know. 

  3. Aggressive dogs towards staff members: If your dog has a bite history with one or more people, you are required to let us know. 

  4. Female dogs that are in heat

  5. Puppies under 16 weeks old: Puppies MUST have their 16 week shots for boarding/daycare

  6. Guests that have a terminal illness and are in the late stages of the illness

  7. Guests that have had a communicable illness of any kind during the last 30 days prior to check-in

  8. Guests that require medical treatment beyond dispensing oral or topical medication (i.e. shots, drains, bandage changes, sutures, etc.) unless treatment is prearranged

  9. Guests that have been in a shelter at any time during the 30 days prior to check-in

**We are unable to accept new Pitbull clients due to our new insurance policy.