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Your dog’s first day in Daycare is free when used on the same day as the Temperament Test!*
*Local clients only

All new Pet Guests must first have an evaluation or “Temperament Test” in order to participate in Daycare or Boarding. This is a 10-20 minute process of introducing your dog to our staff and other similar dogs to figure out their temperament, play style and activity level.

Don’t worry! If a Group Daycare setting is not for them, they can still attend The Pawington’s Daystay program of 1-on-1 play! We politely ask that new clients reserve a “Temperament Test” time slot in advance through our website or calling the front desk. If this is not possible, we can sometimes offer same day tests as a courtesy.

Before your pet’s evaluation, please complete the Daycare Checklist to ensure you have met all of our requirements, which include: signed forms, your pet being current on all required vaccinations & on a monthly flea and tick medication, and have been in good health for the past 14 days.

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Daycare Checklist

The following lists the required vaccines and forms. Forms can be downloaded and/or printed from the Application and forms page. These forms are also available at the front desk on the day of the evaluation. CIV (canine influenza) is no longer required, but is strongly recommended to protect your dog from illness.

DHLPP Yearly
Bordetella (Kennel Cough) Yearly
Rabies Yearly or every 3 years (depending on vaccine)
Canine Influenza (Dog Flu/CIV)* Strongly Recommended, but NOT required.*
Dog Profile
Resort Policies
Boarding and Services Agreement
Credit Card Authorization
Cat Profile (If applicable)

Daycare Policies

Daycare is offered everyday, 7 a.m to 7 p.m. Reservations are NOT required. If Daycare is over capacity on major Holidays, The Pawington would give advance notice.

Drop offs prior to 5:30 a.m. will incur a flat fee of $84.99, the rate of our Small Suite. This rate includes that day’s Daycare. Drop offs between 5:30 AM and 7:00 a.m. will incur a $20 early drop off fee.

Last Pickup is 7:00 p.m. If guests are picked up between 7 p.m. and 8 p.m., there is a $20 late pick up fee. After 8 p.m., it rolls over into a boarding fee of $84.99, the price of a Small Suite, and this includes that day’s Daycare.

Puppies: Puppies must be 4 months of age or older and current on their vaccinations in order to participate in Daycare. Male dogs must be neutered if they are over six (6) months old to participate in Daycare. If they are not, they can still enjoy The Pawington, but they would be placed in our Daystay program, for 1-on-1 play. If females are not spayed, they may participate in group if they are not in heat. If they are in heat, they will be placed into our Day Stay program for the duration of their heat.

Aggressive Dogs: To guarantee the safety of all of our guests, aggressive dogs may not be permitted into Daycare. The Pawington retains the right to place dogs on timeouts or make Daystay for the day or permanently, if they deem that dog to be aggressive to other dogs or the Daycare supervisor.

Prices: Prices are subject to change without notice.

Refusal of Services: The Pawington reserves the right to refuse admittance to any pet, for any reason, at any time. Refusal may include those Pet Guests that cannot or do not have adequate documentation of vaccinations, show signs of an illness, demonstrate aggressive behavior or fail to meet the temperament and safety requirements of our facility.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to insurance restrictions, The Pawington cannot admit Pit Bulls or Staffordshire Terriers for any services. This includes breeds mixed predominantly with these bloodlines. Please understand this is not a reflection of how The Pawington and The Pawington’s staff feels about these breeds. We apologize for any inconvenience.