Frequently Asked Questions
1. Do you take all breeds?
Yes! New Beginnings K-9 is not a traditional daycare or kennel. We strive to give each dog what it needs according to temperament, age, size, health and behavioral factors. That’s part of the reason we’re able to integrate all breeds and most dogs.
2. What are the benefits of bringing my dog to daycare at NBK9?
Our set schedule of group playtime, mental stimulation and rest creates a calmer, more relaxed furry family member. Group playtimes can increase socialization, and decrease stress and excitability. We base our daycare program on the science of canine behavior and use our knowledge to build healthy relationships between dogs and caretakers. Dogs in our care are given best-in-class service and commitment, and their human counterparts are given peace of mind.
3. What vaccinations and records are needed to enroll?
We require three vaccinations for our canine guests six months and older– rabies, DHPP and Bordetella. Puppies, 9-20, must have their first Bordetella and DHPP vaccines. We do accept titers. All vaccines must be administered at least 7 days prior to enrollment, for the protection and well being of your dog or puppy. We also ask that all puppies 9-20 weeks have a negative fecal within 2 weeks and dogs 21 weeks and older have a negative fecal within 30 days of entering our facility for the first time. All of the dogs in our care will need an updated negative fecal every 6 months thereafter.
4. How does the structured daycare program work?
We find that the dogs receive the best care when we have a schedule for attendance. Dogs in our daycare program are scheduled for two to five set days each week, that way we can plan their playgroups and social time accordingly. So if Mondays and Thursdays work best for you then we’ll schedule Fido for those days for the whole month.
5. What if I want daycare but can’t commit to a set schedule?
Dayboarding is a great alternative to daycare. Dayboarding combines the socialization benefits of daycare with the convenience of boarding. You can schedule dayboards as frequently as you’d like without a preset agenda. Dayboards give dogs the benefits of both daycare and boarding by offering socialization in playgroups, and the comfort of a boarding suite. Dayboards are also great when you have daytime plans and don’t need to leave your dog overnight.
6. Is structured daycare right for my dog?
Most dogs who enjoy the company of other dogs and people can be incorporated into our daycare program. We administer a daycare test run before enrolling a dog, just to make sure we’re the right fit for him. This will give us a better idea of your dog’s preferences and personality as well. Take a look at our daycare checklist for more information.
7. What if I want to keep my dog home on a holiday?
Our structured daycare program is offered year round Monday-Friday. We do observe New Year’s, Easter Sunday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas, so that our clients can spend these important days with their furry family members.
8. What if I have a rotating schedule? Can my dog still attended your Daycare program?
Yes. We are happy to work with rotating schedules. For some that means that their work days alternate from week to week and for others, like Flight Attendants, their schedules are a little bit more sporadic. We still have the dogs come at least twice a week and ask for the month’s schedule in advance so that we can still plan out our structured playgroups.
More questions? Contact admissions. (859)-282-6504