In order to ensure a safe environment and provide the best quality care possible, all dogs must come in for a “doggy interview.” The interview is simply a day of daycare where we have an opportunity to observe your dog in our open play environment. At this time, we cannot accommodate dogs that show aggression towards humans. While our staff can work with dogs that show slight aggression or fear towards other dogs, we cannot accept dogs whose actions cannot be appropriately redirected into appropriate playtime behaviors. We always encourage customers to socialize dogs at an early age so they know how to play well with their canine friends!
- IS THE DOG AT LEAST 3 MONTHS OLD?
- IS YOUR DOG SPAYED OR NEUTERED? (AFTER 7 MOS. OLD)
- HAVE YOU COMPLETED THE DOGGY INTERVIEW?
- ARE ALL VACCINATIONS CURRENT?
STEP 1. DOWNLOAD AND PRINT THESE FORMS:
STEP 2 – VACCINATION REQUIREMENTS
Verification from your veterinarian that all vaccinations – Rabies, DHPP, and Bordetella – are current. We strongly recommend asking your vet to fax records to (512) 301-2738 (Hwy 290) or (512) 436-0494 (S. Lamar), or emailing records prior to your evaluation. ALL vaccinations must be current prior to the evaluation process. Please note incubation periods for vaccinations, specifically Bordetella, to ensure your dog is protected prior to entering the kennel. If expired, Bordetella must be given at least 2-3 days prior if administered intranasally and 5-7 days prior if administered via injection. Dogs over 7 months old must be spayed or neutered.
STEP 3 – BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
The behavior evaluation is a simply a full day of daycare, and is provided free of charge. Please plan on dropping your dog off in the morning and picking up in the afternoon or early evening (hours may be found to the right). During the evaluation, our trained staff will introduce your dog into the play environment and observe how he or she behaves in a social setting. This process not only helps us to ensure the safety and compatibility of all dogs staying with Happy Mailman, but acclimates your dog to our environment. If you have any questions or concerns, we encourage you to contact us to discuss.