What do you need to do/gather to
prepare your dog for a stay at Cuteodyssey?
entering for a quick day of daycare or a more extended boarding
stay, please provide for enough time to check your dog in at Cuteodyssey.
During check-in, we will review any feeding, medication, training
and/or grooming schedules with you. We will ask you if any of your
information has changed, and make sure that your dog’s vaccinations
are up to date. Finally, we will inquire as to current behavioral
issues your dog is experiencing and will review prior Cuteodyssey
notes on your dog. All of these steps are necessary to keep your
dog happy and healthy from it’s initial introduction into
the Cuteodyssey play area through its time to go home!
All dogs attending Cuteodyssey must be dressed in well-fitting SNAP
collars (these open and close via a plastic snap). Collars that
are buckled closed, spiked, pronged, can choke or otherwise endanger
your dog or other dogs will be removed.
sure you pack any food you’d like to be fed to your dog while
at Cuteodyssey. Remember that, though Cuteodyssey sells food either
by the meal or by the bag or package (in it’s store), any
sudden change of diet may cause your dog to get an upset tummy.
Of course, if your dog has a great digestive system or already eats
the same foods we sell at Cuteodyssey, please feel free to take
advantage of our meal options. We serve breakfast from 6am to 8am,
dinner from 5pm to 7pm, and will do lunch for medical reasons or
a small additional charge. Note that you may want to have us feed
more food than you usually do to fuel the increased amount of exercise
your dog will have while they are here.
Make sure to pack any medications your dog is taking, and be prepared
to carefully explain the medication schedule to your Cuteodyssey
No reservation is needed for daycare. For boarding, a reservation
is recommended to ensure that we have space for your dog.
Cuteodyssey has plenty of food and water bowls, so you should really
only bring yours if your dog is extremely picky about dinnerware.
Cuteodyssey has plenty of beds and toys, so there’s no need
to bring your own. You may bring some, but keep in mind that other
dogs may gain access to them (unless you have reserved a private
dorm room) and that they may therefore return to you soiled or torn.
Though you may bring treats, we will only be able to feed them to
your dog when it is separated from the other dogs. Therefore, there
will not be as many opportunities for your dog to consume treats
here as there may be at home.
smell like you?? If you know your dog has a very difficult time
with separation from you, you might want to include an item of clothing
that has your smell on it. While we won’t be able to have
it near your dog all the time, it might help us to get your dog
comfortable while eating or sleeping. Please don’t use any
items you cannot lose, though, as other dogs may insist on smelling
them as well ?
Keep in mind:
Cuteodyssey is open Monday – Friday, 7 am to 9 pm; Saturday
and Sunday 9 am to 9 pm These are the times during which you may
pick up or drop off your dog.
/ Daycare Charges: We charge for boarding based on a 24 hour period.
That means that if you drop your dog off at noon and pick them up
at noon the next day, you will be charged for one night of boarding.
If you pick your dog up later, however, past the time you dropped
them off, we will add daycare charges for the additional stay. (Note
that most facilities charge an additional boarding night for every
dog picked up after a certain time of day, regardless of the time
they were dropped off, but we feel that our calculations are fairer
to the customer.)
they come home?: Expect your dog to be more tired than usual when
they come home. They will exercise a lot more here than they do
with your usual hikes and dogpark trips, though we will monitor
to make sure they don’t overdo it.
We love every single dog we meet, but even if the initial evaluation
goes well there may come a time when we have to talk to you about
your dog’s behavior. Sometimes as dogs get comfortable, or
when they go through different stages of life, various behaviors
such as humping, excessive barking, and the like begin. Remember,
this is doggie Disneyland! For some dogs, it’s too much stimulation
to handle. We have to make the playground safe for every dog, so
our carefully trained staff will try giving praise for correct behavior
and “no’s” and sometimes short time outs for incorrect
behavior, but we have limited capability in terms of behavior modification
(we cannot use treats, nor can we devote one attendant solely to
your dog in order to be fair to everyone). If your dog needs help
to be here, consider speaking with one of our trainers, or your
own trainer, about whether their behavior can and should be modified.
Please remember that while we will take the very best care of your
dog we can at Cuteodyssey, there are certain risks associated with
playing cage-free. While we evaluate every dog and require each
dog to have current vaccinations, there are still risks, just as
there are at the dog park, that your dog will catch a cold or get
in a fight. We love your dog and will do our best to make sure that
neither of these things happen. If either does occur your dog will
get the very best care available and you will be notified immediately.
We work at/create Cuteodyssey because we strongly believe that the
benefits of socialization, fun and joy for your dog outweigh these
risks, but we want you to be fully informed and aware of them before
making the decision to bring your dog to Cuteodyssey.