Requirements

All new campers will be required to have a trial visit to determine whether Camp Happy Paws is the right fit for them

Visits by Appointments only

FECAL/ GIARDIA EXAM REQUIRED EVERY THREE MONTHS

All Campers Must

be well socialized

be spayed or neutered after 6 months of age

listen well & respond to their name

We need to be able to communicate with your dog

A group of dogs photo

WHAT TO PACK / WEAR

Feeding

Please pack enough food for your dog’s stay. Also pack a few extra meals, in case of any changes or delays. We encourage families with active/slender dogs to increase their portions, as they will be burning extra energy while playing! For finicky eaters, and dogs with sensitive tummies(or just as a treat) we recommend packing special toppers and/or treats that your dog will find enticing at mealtime.

Medications & Anxious dogs

Please bring medications in original bottle or day of the week pill boxes.
Please include very clear instructions.
For anxious dogs, please consider calming treats or other anti-anxiety aids, to help them feel more comfortable while away from home. We will only use these as directed, and only as needed.

COLLAR WITH NAME TAG & SNAP BUCKLE

Please send your dog to camp wearing a collar with a name tag , and a snap buckle. Collars should NOT have any of the following: prongs, chains, embellishments, or AIR TAGS.

A COAT OR SWEATER

You may pack a coat or sweater for colder weather. Please be sure that your dog can move freely in it.

SHORT FURRED CAMPERS

For very short furred (especially high speed) dogs, you might also consider a light jacket to protect them while running around in the woods.

what not to bring & wear

leashes, blankets, bowls , measuring cups , toys or crates.

WHAT TO DO/KNOW

at drop-off

Please inform us of any preexisting issues E.G: previous injuries, occasional limps, bumps, lumps, cuts, scrapes, or scars etc.

special nuances about your dog

Please also inform us about any other special nuances about your dog E.G: Neck, head, or collar shy. Fears E.G: loud noises, power tools, children etc. Anything else you think that we should know.

TIRED CAMPER

Be aware that your dogs may come home quite tired from playing. It is not uncommon for dogs to sleep a lot, and/or have increased or decreased appetite or thirst for a day or so after coming home from Camp.

These temporary changes are result of all of the fun and excitement that goes along with being at Camp.