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How do I get my dog started as a daycare client at The Beach Dog?

It’s easy, just fill out the Application and the Client agreement and submit online, or you can print and fill them out to bring to a Meet and Greet session. Then, get your dog’s vaccination records from your veterinarian. We will need these for your Meet and Greet session. Finally, call or email us to set up your dog’s Meet and Greet. This visit must be made in advance, we do not accept walk-ins. You will need to bring your Application and Client Agreement (if not submitted online) as well as vaccination records with you at this time.

What is a Meet and Greet Session?

We always do a Meet and Greet prior to beginning regular daycare or boarding visits. A Meet and Greet is an initial visit so that we can get to know your dog, and your dog can get to know us. During this time we will perform a temperament evaluation in order to make sure doggy daycare and/or boarding is a good fit for your furry friend. This visit can be requested via email or phone call. The session can last up to 5 hours, but should you need to leave your dog with us all day just let us know and we will make the necessary accommodations! Normal rates apply.

In the case of an unforeseeable situation you can not schedule a Meet and Greet session prior to your dog's stay, please call us! We are happy to figure something out that accommodates your needs.

Are the dogs supervised at all times?

Absolutely! The safety of our furry friends is our number one priority, so we will always supervise our guests and give plenty of lap time when necessary.

How do I make a reservation?

You can make a reservation for or daycare by calling us at...

Do you have a vet on staff?

We do not have a vet on staff but we will contact the vet you list on your application in case of an emergency. We then work with your dog's personal vet moving forward to handle any situation.

* For fast and convenient communication between The Beach Dog and your Veterinarian have them fax us any needed documents to 978-517-5036.

Does my dog have to be spayed or neutered?

*All enrolled puppies must be neutered before 6 months

New enrolling puppies must provide proof of a pre-booked apt for spayed or Neutering. If you have questions contact Pam.

Do you accept puppies for daycare?

Yes! We accept puppies once they are 12 weeks of age. Your puppy must have received his first three sets of vaccinations. Puppies must be spayed or neutered at 6 months. 

*Please check with your vet if your puppy is between 12 and 24 weeks old to make sure that they are ready for daycare.

Do you accept bully breeds?

While we do admire the bully breeds, unfortunately, we cannot accommodate them at this time. We can not allow the bully breeds at The Beach Dog because of insurance policy stipulations.

These breeds are:

  • Pitbull

  • Chow Chow,

  • Staffordshire Terrier

  • Rottweilers

What time do the dogs eat?

Lunch is served between 11:30 and 12:00 but any dogs on a more specific diet are accommodated individually.

Do the Dogs get a break?

Breaks are given individually depending on the dog. If they are high energy they will sometimes be separated from the pack until they calm down. Typically they find a nice place to nap when they are done playing all on their own.

What is your cancellation policy?

If you have a reservation for boarding or daycare and need to cancel, please let us know 24 hours in advance that our furry friend will not be joining us.

Do you give tours of the facility?

Yes, but In order to eliminate added stress on the dogs, we do personal tours on Saturday and Sunday by appointment.

Snow Days

Simply follow the Newburyport Public School news releases. The Beach Dog Daycare uses the public school systems guidelines to ensure safety for our pets and their owners.

What time do the dogs go out?

Dogs have access to the doggy doors at all times. If they are not used to doggy doors we train them. If you do not want your dog to get free roaming outside play then we can accommodate their needs individually. 

What vaccinations does my dog all need?

Veterinarian certificate indicating the current vaccination proof of:

  •   Rabies

  •   Distemper (DHPP)

  •   Bordetella Vaccine (Kennel Cough)  

  •   Negative fecal-test

  •   Monthly flea and tick preventative

How often is your
facility cleaned?

Our facilities are disinfected and cleaned daily by our staff and by a commercial cleaning service each night using dog safe cleaning products that will not harm your dog.

Do you have a small dog area?

Yes! After owning and operating The Beach Dog for many years Pam saw the need for daycare that catered to the little breeds, or as we like to call them...the Littles. 


The little Beach Dog...It's where the little dogs go!

Can you give my dog their medications?

Absolutely! Just provide us with the necessary information such as what time of day it should be administered, how much and how often.

What payments do you accept?

We accept

  • cash

  • personal checks

  • Visa

  • Mastercard

  • Discover.

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*For fast and convenient communication between The Beach Dog and your Veterinarian have them fax us any needed documents to 978-517-5036.

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