We get it. You’re busy. It seems what we are all lacking in today’s hustle-bustle world is time. But don’t worry, we can help take one thing off your to do list. If you’re a dog owner pressed for time, you should know that we couldn’t make enrolling your dog at our doggy daycare any easier – we will even pick up and/or drop off your pooch for you (talk about door to door service!). Currently, we offer doggy pick-up and drop-off services for clients living in Beverly, Salem, Marblehead, Swampscott, Lynn, Little Nahant, Hamilton and Wenham. The cost for a pickup or drop-off is $5 each way (less than the cost of an Uber to almost anywhere!). Morning pickups are scheduled between 7:30AM and 9:30AM depending on where you live. Dogs scheduled for a “Half Day” with drop-off can expect to be home between 12 noon and 2PM. “Full Day” drops are completed between 3PM and 5PM. For a more specific pickup or drop off window, please contact management along with your City/Town of residence.
Dog transportation is done in either our grape-colored “short bus” or bright purple Rav-4. You may have seen one or both of our vehicles around town as they are difficult to miss! The bus is equipped with a number of crates that have been bolted to the ground as well as regular bus seats. Dogs that are well-behaved and sit still for the ride are welcome to ride on the seats along with our “bus monitor” who is sent out with the driver for every trip. If you prefer your dog to ride in a crate, just let us know and we will be happy to accommodate this request.
We ask clients to be sure that their dogs are ready for pickup and that their bladders and bowels are empty when we arrive. If you’re not home, please leave the leash out for us in a highly visible location. Also, if a dog has a tendency to get “car sick”, we ask that clients let us know and refrain from feeding him/her before pickup – a packed breakfast or lunch can be sent with the dog in cases such as these.
If your dog has a tendency to chew his leash or harness, please communicate that to management so we can try to make arrangements to avoid this. Also, if your dog needs to be crated or gated in a certain area of your house at drop-off, please communicate that to us as well.
In our experience, we have noticed that some dogs, particularly those that are sensitive to loud noises, are bit fearful of the bus at first. Typically, this subsides once they realize that the bus is the vehicle (literally) taking them to their “happy place”. We will aid in this acclimation process by shutting the bus off at pickup and/or coming equipped with high value treats and a friendly voice/touch. The bus monitor will sit with nervous and/or new dogs to help calm them down. After all, the first day of school with a bunch of new friends can be nerve-wracking for anyone.
Transportation reservations should be placed 24 hours before service is needed. Last minute cancellations may be subject to an additional fee as we staff and plan our routes the night before. For additional questions about our dog transportation services, please email management at: firstname.lastname@example.org.