Winter Weather Policies for Our Daycare Clients

As winter approaches and unapologetically takes hold, we end up spending  more time inside the daycare instead of outside in our play yards.  If we are inside when you arrive to drop off your dog, we would kindly ask that you do one of the following:

  1. Call our pickup/drop off line: 978-969-3988 and remain outside until one of our kind and competent employees is able to come out and retrieve your pup.
  2.  Email us from your smartphone at and a member of management will summon a staff member to meet you outside.
  3.  If you are in a huge rush and are simply unable to wait for a staff member, you may leave your dog inside our yard provided you close all gates behind you and there are not any other dogs in the yard at the time.  If you do this, you must still notify us that you have arrived and your dog is outside waiting for us.
Please be aware that our parking lot, despite being plowed and salted, can get icy during the winter months. When dropping off your dog, please use caution so as to avoid slipping.
Winter may be coming, and yes, we will be inside more often; but we still aim to be outside a decent amount of time as well – after all the dogs need to potty.  If you are the owner of a short-haired dog, you may wish to send your dog to daycare with a jacket or sweater.  Despite our stance on “nakedness” (ie, no leashes or collars), we are making an exception to this rule for dog coats. If you plan on sending your dog to daycare with a coat, please label it with their name.  Also, please save your fancy coats for non-daycare days because, unfortunately, coats can be easily ripped or damaged during play.

For clients requiring morning pickups, please insure that there is a clear pathway — free of snow — to your door for our drivers. If your walkway tends to get icy, a coating of salt or sand won’t go unnoticed and will be greatly appreciated!

In the event of severe weather or excess snow, we may close the daycare,  enact a late start, or cancel our transportation services. If this is the case, notification via email will be sent out. Snow closings are also posted on our social media accounts.

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