YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND ARE AWARE EMPLOYEES OF THE LOCAL BARK ARE NOT VETERINARIANS AND DO NOT HAVE BACKGROUNDS IN ANIMAL MEDICINE AND ARE NOT EXPECTED TO DIAGNOSE OR DETECT ILLNESSES IN YOUR DOG WHEN STAYING AT THE LOCAL BARK. IN ADDITION, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND ARE AWARE VACCINES DO NOT PROTECT AGAINST ALL COMMUNICABLE ILLNESSES THAT MAY AFFECT YOUR DOG. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT YOU ARE ASSUMING (I) ALL RISK OF ILLNESS, DISEASE, HARM OR OTHERWISE TO YOUR DOG BY ALLOWING YOUR DOG TO STAY AT THE LOCAL BARK AND (II) ALL RISK OF DAMAGES CAUSED BY YOUR DOG TO OTHER DOGS, TO ANY THE LOCAL BARK’S EMPLOYEE OR AGENT OR TO ANY THE LOCAL BARK’S ASSETS AND THAT THE LOCAL BARK SHALL HAVE NO LIABILITY FOR ANY HARM TO SUCH DOG.
Reservations can only be guaranteed when your name and a reliable phone number is on file. As well as your dogs name and the veterinarian facility that they are treated at currently. Reservations need to be made 24 hours in advanced to avoid being charged a fee of $3 for daycare or a fee of $5 for boarding.
A no-show on the day of the reservation will result in an automatic cancellation of this reservation unless we have been otherwise contacted and the reservation has been changed.
The Local Bark requires a one night deposit for all reservations scheduled on the day of, or days surrounding, a major holiday. Deposits are refundable if you cancel within seven days of your requested drop off date.
The Local Bark Selections
The Local Bark will provide a choice of high-quality dry dog foods. Contact us for our current food choices.
You are welcome to provide your dog’s own diet for his or her stay, and you are encouraged to do so if your dog has a sensitive stomach.
The Local Bark provides up to three feedings per day: morning, noon and evening.
All dogs must pass a temperament test in order to take part in socialization with other dogs in our daycare Program. Dogs will be assigned an appropriate play group based on size, age and activity level. The Local Bark staff will do their best to maintain appropriate levels of play. Any intimidation between dogs will be interrupted. Methods of interruption may include, but are not limited to use of spray bottles, fog horn, or dog-safe animal deterrent sprays.
Intact Males and Unspayed Females
Intact males or unspayed females over the age of 10 months will not be allowed to socialize in playgroups, as their hormone levels will more likely increase arousal levels between dogs.
The Local Bark is happy to administer topical or oral medications during your dog’s stay. We do not, however, administer injections. Please be sure all medications are clearly labeled with instructions for administration.
Size and Weight To Determine Room Size
The Local Bark offers several different room sizes, because your dog’s comfort is our priority. Guests should be able to stand up and comfortably move around in your selected room.
Due to the dimensions of our small rooms, guests weighing more than 30 pounds may not board in small rooms.
For more than one guest from the same family, The Local Bark allows dogs to share a room. All dogs in the same room should appear comfortable in the space provided for them.
The Local Bark Personal Care Program encompasses 2 categories: Behavioral and Medical. Guests placed into the Personal Care Program may incur fees of up to $35 additional per day. A guest may be enrolled in the Personal Care Program during their stay, at the discretion of The Local Bark staff, if needed for your dog’s safety, or the safety of other dog guests. Reasons for the Personal Care Program include, but are not limited to: Unneutered male dogs and unspayed females over 10 months of age, dogs that are dog aggressive and display behavior that is not conducive to safe play with other dogs, dogs that are human aggressive and display behavior that is not conducive to the safety of The Local Bark’s staff, and dogs that have medication or feeding needs beyond The Local Bark’s defined schedules.
All guests must be at least 4 months of age
Dogs visiting The Local Bark for any of our services must be current in the following vaccinations and screenings:
Dogs visiting the Local Bark for any of our services are recommended to be current in the following vaccinations
Fleas and Ticks
The Local Bark recommends that all dogs are on a preventative flea and tick medication. If fleas or ticks are noticed upon check-in or during your dog’s stay, a flea bath treatment will be administered at your expense. Additionally, if internal parasites (worms) are discovered during stay, treatment and/or Personal Care fees may apply.
Dogs with longer hair may incur mats while boarding at The Local Bark, we can de-mat your pet at your expense. Severe mating may cause health problems, therefore we reserve the right to cut and or shave the mats.
The Local Bark Will Not Accommodate:
Intact males and Unspayed Females
Intact male and unspayed female guests over the age of 10 months are not allowed to participate in daycare, but can stay at The Local Bark if they are enrolled in our Personal Care Program. Additional fees will apply. If an unspayed female guest less than 10 months of age comes into heat during her stay at The Local Bark, she will be enrolled in our Personal Care Program. Additional fees will apply.
You are allowed to bring food or any medications your dog may need for his stay. We allow some bedding and some toys. We do not allow dog beds and most dog bowls. We provide bowls and comfortable mats in all of our guest rooms. Premium bed upgrades are available for an additional fee. Contact us on detailed information on types of toys and bedding.
The Local Bark may video record and photograph our facility, play areas, some rooms, and guests. These videos and photographs may be displayed publicly in printed form or displayed over the internet. Any guest staying at The Local Bark must agree to allow videos or photographs taken of them to be publicly displayed.
Hours of operation are publicly available and posted on our web site. Hours of operation are be subject to change at any time. Our lobby will be closed on several recognized holidays posted on our web site.