Indoor Dog Park

December 18, 2007

You’ve requested it, and we’ve listened. Starting the second weekend in January, we are going to open the daycare on Saturdays for 2 hours (from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.) so that you and your dogs can come and play…well the dogs can play and you can chat with other owners. The cost will be $5 per family (up to 3 dogs). I’ve listed all the rules of the indoor dog park below. We want to make sure this is a safe and fun environment for all.

Indoor Dog Park Rules
You will be asked to sign a copy of these rules before entering the playroom with your dog. The rules are in place to create a SAFE, fun, healthy environment for all dogs!

Upon your first visit to the indoor dog park, please have a copy of your dogs shot records that we may keep on file. Shots must include Rabies, DHLPP and Bordatella (Kennel Cough).

Paws on the Run reserves the right to excuse any dog, at any time.

  • Aggressive dogs are not permitted on the premises. Dogs must be removed at the first sign of aggression.
  • Toys are not permitted in the play area.
  • Please do not bring your dog if it is exhibiting any of the following behaviours: coughing, excessive sneezing, runny nose or runny eyes, vomiting, diarrhea, or unusually lethargic behaviour. If a staff member notices any of these symptoms, the dog will be excused immediately.
  • Owners must stay with their dogs in the playroom the entire time the dog is here.
  • Children 8 years and under are not allowed in the off-leash dog area; children ages 9 to 15 years must be accompanied by an adult.
  • It is your responsibility to clean up after your dog. We will provide mops, buckets, poop-scoopers, etc.
  • All dogs must have collars, For the safety of your dog(s) and other park visitors, choke, prong (pinch), collars with chain and spike collars are strictly prohibited.
  • All dogs must enter and exit the facility on a leash.
  • Female dogs in heat are prohibited.
  • Food and drinks in glass containers are prohibited; training treats are allowed.
  • Owners/custodians of a dog are responsible for the acts and conduct of their animal at all times when it at the indoor dog park. Dog park users and dog owners assume all risks related to use of the dog parks.
  • Handler is limited to a maximum of three dogs.
  • If entering or leaving the playroom, do not enter the double-gated holding area if there is already someone in that area. This will eliminate the possibility of both gates being open at the same time.
  • Quickly move away from the entrance area as you enter. That will help disperse the group of dogs that will come over to welcome your dog to the park. Move away from the fence so that your dog will not feel cornered or threatened. This will lessen the problem caused when several off leash dogs, already in the park, come running over to greet the new arrival, perhaps overwhelming the arriving dog.
  • Keep your head on a swivel at all times as there will likely be groups of dogs running around the park and having fun. People standing around are obstructions. A dog being chased may try to run its pursuer into a person in order to gain an advantage. Stay alert!
  • Owners must quiet dogs that bark, howl, or whine excessively.

Hope to see you in January!


  1. Elbert Pele says:

    Oh, it sounds like so much fun, to bad it’s on pinterest. I deleted all my boards till their terms of use and copyright terms change for the better. :(

  2. Paws on the Run says:

    You handle them all just fine! – Wendy

  3. Anonymous says:

    Thanks for allowing 3 dogs per handler! Even though you know I’ll need help =)Sandy-Mira/Duke and Sadie