Give Your Dog Somethin' to Bark about!

Wag-On-Inn office hours: Monday ~ Friday 9:00 am ~ 6:00 pm, Saturday 9:00 am ~ 12:00 pm. Closed on Sundays
Daycare hours: Monday ~ Friday 6:30am ~ 6:30pm; Saturday 7:00am~6:00pm (DSR Members Only)

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Dog Star Ranch Holiday Schedule

                                                                      Office Hrs.             Daycare Hrs.         

Wed., 12/24 – Christmas Eve               9am-12pm             Pick Ups 5pm-6pm

Thurs., 12/25 – Christmas                    CLOSED                CLOSED
          NO after-hours departures

Fri., 12/26                                            9am-6pm               6:30am-6:30pm

Wed., 12/31 – New Year’s Eve             9am-12pm              Pick Ups 5pm-6pm

Thurs., 1/1/2015 – New Year’s Day      CLOSED                CLOSED
          NO after-hours departures

Fri., 1/2/2015                                        9am-6pm               6:30am-6:30pm

** Structured daycare sessions are not available 12/24/2014 to 1/2/2015
Have a wonderful holiday season from all of us at
Dog Star Ranch!!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

"Good Side" feat. Beacon

Dog Star Parody by Beacon (Tik-Tok by Ke$ha)

Wake up in the morning feeling like Snoop Doggy Dog
(Hey, what up girl?)
Grab my bag, I'm out the door, I'm gonna hit the Ranch
(Let's go)
Before I leave, brush my teeth with a pup-peroni stick
'Cause when I get picked up tonight, I'm gonna need a nap
I'm talking scratches on our backs, backs
Taking off our sweaters, sweaters
Boys throwing us bones, bones
Star Buddies playing our favorite games
Pulling up to the Ranch
Trying to get a little bit excited
Don't stop, hit the spot
Star Buddy, make it kick
Itch that spot
Today, I'mma gonna have fun
'Til I see my mom again
Tell her all about my day, day
Meet my new friend, friend
Ask if I can come back again
To Dog Star
At the Ranch
Having so much fun.

This blue-eyed beauty is Beacon, and today is her first day of Daycare. Nervous she was when she first came in, but boy has this girly come out of this shell. She enjoys a good back scratch and a warm pillow like Rango to lay on when it comes to nap time. Rango is Beacon's first friend at the Ranch, and now these two are attached at the hip. She loved to chase and run with Rango, and when they are done with their run, they enjoyed a good cuddle session and some special loving from the Star Buddies. Thank you for coming to the Ranch today, Beacon. Love at first sight, we love you already!

Check out more pictures by clicking on the link below!

Meet Maya J. – Star Buddy

Maya J. – Star Buddy

I am 19 years old and just starting to figure out what I want to do with my life.  I know I need to work with animals to be happy but I'm not sure what direction I want to go in.  I am more comfortable around animals than I am with people, probably has a lot to do with being an only child and growing up on a small farm.  I have worked at Dog Star as a Star Buddy for over a year now and I love my job.  It has taught me so much about dogs, their behavior, and their very distinct personalities that make them so fun to work with.  There is never a boring day because the dogs are different each day and they will have good days and bad days just like us, and it can make the day interesting.  Outside of work I don't have much going on in my life.  I've taken a semester off college at MCC to figure out what I want to do.  I love to read novels, I draw occasionally, and I keep a journal. I love music, singing, and I was in a select ensemble choir in High school.  Autumn is my favorite season and Christmas is my favorite holiday.  I hope to travel in the future when I can afford it.  I can't wait to visit Europe.  Ireland especially has always intrigued me.

Overall I try to be as friendly as possible, I may seem unfriendly to some, but I think it's because I just like to listen more than I talk.  I'm so glad that I started working at Dog Star and I hope to continue working here until I find what I want to do with the next chapter of my life.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

"The Tribute Band" 
feat. Zoe, Mack, Nova, Lucy Honey Church, Slugo, Bailey, and Banjo

There are seven members in our band, The Tribute Band, the same number of members as in Lynyrd Skynyrd, a personal inspiration for Banjo. Our album art is inspired, and pays tribute to, well basically any Lynyrd Skynyrd album. Mack, Zoe, and Nova artistically represent the three members that were tragically taken in 1977 plane crash. If you haven't guessed it already, we are kinda big fans of Lynyrd Skynyrd, and together the seven of us have formed a Lynyrd Skynyrd Tribute Band, but with a twist! We just started our band today, and we are starting our tour today as well. Zoe plays the tambourine, Mack is on lead guitar, Lucy Honey Church is on keyboard, Slugo is on bass, Bailey is Lead vocals, Banjo is back-up vocals, as well as second guitar, and Nova is on drums.

Check out more pictures from today by clicking on the link below:

Monday, December 15, 2014

"Brown Eyed Girl" feat. Rosie

A foggy coat lay on the ground
Never lifting its grey blanket
The morning smell of skunk
Haunted my nose.

The mornings quiet
drip drop of tree tears
fell on the ground with heavy sighs.

And you
"Skipping and a-jumping
In the misty morning fog with
Our, our hearts a-thumping
And you, my brown-eyed girl,
You, my brown-eyed girl."

Check out more pictures from today by clicking on the link below!

Next Up! Amanda our Star Buddy

Amanda H. – Star Buddy

Hi everyone, I am sure some of you know me already.  My name is Amanda and I am a Star Buddy at Dog Star Ranch, but here are a few things about me and my life that maybe you don't know: I am married to an amazing man and together we have 3 beautiful children, Raven is our oldest, she is 10, our son, Phoenix is 8, and our baby girl, Adelie just turned 3.  We also have an amazing 4 year old Husky / German Shepherd mix fur baby named Macy May.  Our newest addition is our kitten, Kenny.  I spent many years working a typical 9 to 5 office job, but after we had our third child I decided that I would stay home with the kids unless I found a job that I absolutely LOVED.  My family and I were driving by Dog Star Ranch one day (I have always lived in the area) and I said to my husband, "I bet the people who work there love their job" he said I should apply for a job, so I did.  I was hired and I have been loving my job for 2 years now. 

Friday, December 12, 2014

Puppies, Puppies, Puppies!

We had quite a few "babies" here at the ranch today, which is always a joy! We love our grown up and even our senior fur friends, but there is a special place in every dog lovers heart for puppies! Our babies today included:

Sadie the German Shepard
Zeeva the Golden Retriever
Delilah the mixed breed (but oh so beautiful) 
Lily the Black Lab
Tango the mixed breed (who is also a current my way home dog here at the ranch)
Buddy the mixed breed (who is a little over one but still a puppy at heart)
Bailey the Boarder Collie 

All under 1 year old! (or just over in Little Buddys case)

We love them all so much, thanks for sharing their energy, joy, and puppy breath with us!