New Clients & Forms

Enrollment Process

At Happy Tails, the safety and well-being of the dogs take precedence. To ensure a positive experience during your dog’s daycare stay, we carefully screen all dogs to meet specific health and personality criteria, ensuring they don’t display aggressive tendencies.

Proof of current vaccinations is essential before bringing your dog to our facility:

1. Rabies
2. Distemper
3. Bordetella (Kennel Cough)
4. Puppies are welcome with up-to-date shots
Additionally, all dogs over eight months must be neutered/spayed.

Our enrollment process for new clients focuses on maintaining a safe and healthy play environment. To get started, complete our online Enrollment questionnaire, providing relevant details about your dog. Once done, contact us to schedule an evaluation day of daycare. During this full-day session, we observe your dog to determine if Happy Tails is the right fit. You’ll receive a report card at the end of the day. 

Following this, drop-ins for daycare are welcome during regular hours. Your dog will continue to receive report cards during daycare, with any concerning behaviors addressed as part of our ongoing evaluation.

While most dogs pass the evaluation, some might not. Our genuine love for dogs guides our approach, but not every dog is suitable for daycare. Our goal is to ensure a positive experience for everyone involved.

Your first day at HappyTails

Upon arrival, we’ll provide you with a daycare agreement and liability waiver for signature, verify vaccinations, and give you a chance to see the day camp.

Feel free to check in with us during the day. If you don’t hear from us, things are likely going well. It takes time for your dog’s true personality to shine, so we appreciate having at least a half day to spend with them.

At pickup, you’ll receive your dog’s report card and have an opportunity to ask any questions. Payment options include day-by-day or purchasing a daycare package to save on daily costs. After the first day, pickups and drop-offs become more streamlined, especially for clients with prepaid daycare packages.


Happy Tails Policies:

By choosing to employ the services at Happy Tails INC, I agree to the following policies and items listed in the Waiver and Agreement section below.

All dogs attending daycare must have a snap or buckle type collar with an identification tag with the dog’s first and last name and phone number or address of the owner. All dogs must be leashed, no retractable leashes, must be leashed when entering and exiting Happy Tails INC. Pinch and choke type collars, car safety gear, sweaters, clothing, and decorative hair ornaments, electronic tracking devices, flea/tick collars, lights, bandanas, etc, must be removed when presenting your dog for daycare.

Dogs attending daycare must have current Rabies and Distemper combo (DHPP) and Bordetella (Kennel Cough) vaccination records with a completed, signed Happy Tails service request form and waiver on file. Bordetella vaccination proof must be provided for any dog boarding at Happy Tails INC.

Dogs must be in good health. Dogs must be free of all internal and external parasites. Any dog exhibiting any sign of illness will be promptly quarantined and sent home. Dogs who have recovered from a communicable illness will require written consent from their veterinarian before they will be allowed to return to Happy Tails.

Happy Tails will not allow personal toys, blankets or beds from home to accompany your dog during daycare.

Due to the communal nature of our playgroups, Happy Tails daycare will not allow any known or suspected aggressive dog to attend daycare. It is the owner’s responsibility to disclose any aggressive or threatening behavior exhibited by their dog toward any person or dog.

Dogs over eight months of age attending daycare must be spayed or neutered.

Waiver and Agreement:

I agree with all of the terms listed herein.

I agree to pay for all charges incurred by my dog while my dog is attending Happy Tails, and daycare late fees.

Dog owner acknowledges the risks involved in communal daycare. Happy Tails will always offer reasonable care, however, given the unpredictable nature and personality of dogs some unexpected injury may occur.

I authorize Happy Tails INC to obtain the vaccination records for your dog from his/her veterinarian.

In the event my dog appears ill or injured to the Happy Tails INC staff, I authorize Happy Tails INCstaff to engage the services of the veterinarian of Happy Tails choosing if my dog’s veterinarian cannot be reached or in the event my dog needs more immediate attention than his or her own veterinarian can provide. I agree to pay for all medical services incurred by my dog while in the care of Happy Tails INC. Happy Tails INC has my permission to use any credit card information I have on file with Happy Tails INC in the event that I am unable to be reached by Happy Tails INC. I release Happy Tails INC from any medical expenses for the care of my do.

I release Happy Tails INC, its employees, volunteers from any and all manner of damagers, claims, liabilities, losses, costs, expenses, cause of action or lawsuits, attorney’s fees, court costs and related costs arising out of or related to the services provided by Happy Tails INC except which costs may arise from gross neglect, negligence or willful misconduct by Happy Tails INC.

I will not hold Happy Tails INC, it’s employees or volunteers liable for loss of my dog due to fire, theft, death, elopement, injury, or illness and hold Happy Tails INC harmless from any claims for any losses unless due to gross negligence by Happy Tails INC.

I affirm I am the legal owner of my dog and, to my knowledge, my dog has not been exposed to any communicable disease including but not limited to parvo, rabies, distemper, mange, ringworm in the last 30 days. My dog has been inoculated as documented on his or her vaccination records.

I guarantee all information collected is true and no information including illness, communicable disease, health diagnosis, human or dog aggression or history of biting has been withheld in an attempt to enroll your dog into daycare.

I have read this waiver and agreement to its entirety. I agree and accept all rules, policies, requirements and conditions of this agreement and as owner of this dog I have the express right to enlist services by Happy Tails INC.