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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)

Monday, November 30, 2009

Friday, November 27, 2009

Rainy Wednesday to a Sunny Friday!

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone! We hope you all enjoy this wonderful holiday filled with yummy food and time with the ones you love, human and canine! Despite this morning's snowy start, it looks like the sun is here to stay!
Dog Star Ranch is a "full house" for this holiday weekend! We have lots of dogs boarding with us and doing daycare too! The photos don't show all the fun that was had, but we'll try to post some more later! Have a great holiday weekend and we'll see ya'll back here on Monday!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Thanksgiving is almost here...

Thanksgiving is just around the corner! What are you thankful for this holiday season? Post a comment for what you are thankful for to share!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Dog Star Ranch My Way Home

Today was a little bit of an odd day... The morning Star Buddy overslept so he had kind of a crazy start to the day and completely forgot the camera! All the dogs had a wonderful day! Due to the fact that we had no photos to display, I thought this would be a good time to introduce you to a fresh new program at the Ranch. It is called My Way Home. To learn more about this fabulous program check out our other blog. It can be found by going to our Dog Star Ranch profile here (lower left hand corner of the screen) or by this address . Have a great start to your Thanksgiving week. We are so very thankful for each and every one of you!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Winston definitely wins the dirtiest dog award today!

By looking at the photos, can you tell me who Winston is? He wins the dirtiest dog award of the day by a mile! Good thing he's headed to the bath tub next! Thanx for another great day!

Daycare Report Cards Example...

I just wanted to take some time and explain the layout of the Daycare Report Cards that you will be seeing. If you ever have questions, definitely feel free to contact Kevin and he can help clarify anything or talking to you about training options if needed and help you reach the scores that you want for you dog. Below is a sample Report Card and explanation.

Social Skills 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Manners 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 (with humans)
Manners 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 (with dogs)
Activity Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

"This is an example of a perfect report card, granted they are not all 10's but they are all balanced high scores. The point of the report card is to show what areas your dog is lacking. If you dog has scores from one end of the spectrum to the other then their behaviors are out of balance. Obedience/manners training will allow us to get the consistant scores and balance our dogs. If your dog's activity level is very high, yet other areas are low then our dogs can easily be trained. Training focuses and channels the energy to use it usefully and we will balance our dogs and see a great deal of behavioral change." ~ Kevin

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Monday, November 16, 2009

Monday, 11/16/2009

Today was another great day of Daycare. Unfortunately, Matt was sooo excited to get out and run with everyone that he forgot to grab the camera, so no photos for today. But here is the roll call for the day!
* Arie * Chip * Dash * Ginger * Hans * Juno * Lexi * Max * Meleny * Molly * Murphy * Red * Rockingham * Tristan * along with all the Chins... * Boogie * Gilligan * Kora * Mika *
Everyone seemed to have a great time. Murphy was the "newbie" of the day. He was just adopted by his new family a couple weeks ago and he was eager to join in the daycare fun. He definitely enjoyed running and making lots of new friends! Arie, Meleny, and Juno along with Tristan and Max made themselves comfortable in Pup Paradise during their down time. Everyone was all smiles and waggin' tails today! Thanx for a great start another week! Don't forget if you want to have a sitting at the Christmas Photos this weekend with Shawan's Point of View Photography, please call the office and set that up. We only have a few time slots left! "Most dogs don't think that they are human; they know they are." - Jane Swan

Friday, November 13, 2009

Friday the 13th... hmmm... 11/13/09

Time slots are filling up quickly for the Saturday, 11/21 Christmas photo session. If you are interested in grabbin' one of those times, please let us know!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Bellwether Christmas Open House 2009

What a beautiful day to be at the Ranch!

It was another wonderful day to be out enjoying the Ranch! The sun is shining and all the dogs have an extra wag in their tails this mornin'. We even had a little "newbie" named Abby Rae. She is a little dachie that was having a blast! Thank you to Miss Lucy for being patient with the little guy and showing her the ropes of Daycare! Thank you for another adventurous Daycare day here at the Ranch!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

More sunshine in the forecast for today!

The weather must be making up for all that rain we had for so long, because it looks like to sun is going to spend the day with us again! 24 Day Stars today to share it with! The more the merrier! It looks like the big "attraction" today is the monster hole perfect for excavation in the Star Buddy Park. Lots of dogs were thoroughly entertained! But as you can see, the dogs were all smiles today! Dash, open your pretty eyes. CC is always a croud pleaser with her little dancin' moves. She helped show the "newbie," Lola around her first day of Daycare. Sadie, not sure what look you are going for there... Izzie is always a good one for an ear to ear grin! Thanx again for another great day! Just a reminder, Kevin will start sending out "Daycare Report Cards" via email just to keep you updated with how your dog is doing in Daycare. If we don't currently have email address, please give it to us when you pick your kids up from Daycare or send us a note to Don't worry, these aren't meant to be stressful. They will just be helpful notes or updates on how your dog is doing in Daycare. Have a great rest of your day!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Happy Monday Mornin' Ya'll!

We hope you are all having a good start to your week and enjoying this fabulous weather! Gotta take advantage of it while we can.
I had an update that I wanted to send your way... For those that are doing Daycare, we will now be doing Daycare Report Cards via email. Kevin is here with the Daycare dogs Tuesdays through Fridays. He will be putting together these report cards and sending them out during the day when your dog is in Daycare. That gives Kevin a chance to communicate with you and keep you updated on how your dog is doing in Daycare. You may not recieve one every time your dog is in daycare, but I wanted to let you know that this is a new service going with Daycare. To make sure we have the correct email addresses, the morning Star Buddy will have a sheet for you to sign in when you drop your pup off for Daycare. If you have any questions, please let me know. Have a great start to your week!

Friday, November 6, 2009


THE RESULTS ARE IN! I apologize in advance for any spelling errors. I had a hard time reading some of the names so I did the best that I could. If you have questions if you are a winner, let me know!

Door Prize Winners:

Winner’s Name / Dog’s Name / Door Prize
* Carolyn Mayberry / Coco / Memory Stones by Jodi
* T. Baerlin / Boris / Daisy Doodle 1 lb. of treats
* Anthony Uriate / Ruby / Miche Bags
* Karen Johnson / Tristan / Bucket full of dog goodies from Two Hot Tamales
* Marci Maynard / Ollie / Allenbrite LLC Pouch
* Brenda Villalpant / Onyx / Karen’s Dog Gone Creations Small Dog (or Cat) Bed
* Sherry Leak / ? / MLOTC Obedience or Agility Class
* Nancy Thomas / Amos / MLOTC Obedience of Agility Class
* Carrie Patterson / Champ / GTTR Doggie Treats
* James Muntean / Shelby / Doreen Doggie Delights Treats
* Connie M. Sanchez / Ginger / Allies for Greyhound T-Shirt
* Pat Stahl / Raja / Lynn Rolison Collar and Leash
* Gloria Ritchie / ? / Tastefully Simple Beer Bread Mix
* Vicki Emery / Ginger / Allies for Greyhound T-Shirt
* Tera Braid / Brady / Coupon Book from UFC Church

Congratulations! Prizes can be picked up at the Wag-On-Inn during office hours!

Trick / Training Contest Winner:
WINSTON “The Bumble Bee” GLENN
* Free Basic Obedience Class at DSR (valued at $125)

Costume Contest Winners:
* Lakeshore Pet Fencing Gift Certificates (valued at $125)

* MLOTC Obedience or Agility Class

* Point of View Photography Free Pet Photo Session along with one 5x7 (valued at $105)

* Dog Star Ranch Day at the Spa ~ One Free Day of Daycare along with One Free Grooming (must be done the same day, package value varies depending on the cost of the grooming)

Did you enjoy having your photo taken with your canine companion by a professional photographer? Shawna has offered to come back to the Ranch to take your holiday photos! She will extend the special Dogtoberfest pricing along with present some great Christmas card options. She will be at the Ranch on Saturday, November 21. Time slots are limited so please call to reserve your spot today!

Last chance to vote!

Last chance to vote for your favorite Dogtoberfest Costume! Winners will be announced right here tomorrow morning for ALL the contest winners.

All of the Star Buddies want to say thank you to Dash and Arie. The cider and donuts were very yummy. Thank you!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Thursday, November 5

Another Great Daycare Day!!! Don't forget... Dogtoberfest Door Prize Winners will be announced right here on the Blog on Saturday, 11/7!

Keep on votin'!!! The Dogtoberfest Costume Contest voting continues until Friday, 11/6 at 6pm. Go to to view the photos and email your favorite to today!

Do you have your Christmas Cards or Holiday Photos? Did you enjoy having your photo taken with your canine companion by a professional photographer? Shawna has offered to come back to the Ranch to take your holiday photos! She will extend the special Dogtoberfest pricing along with present some great Christmas card options. She will be at the Ranch on Saturday, November 21. Time slots are limited so please call to reserve your spot today!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

I think I see some sunshine! Don't forget to vote for your favorite!

I can't believe it... I think the sunshine is trying to make an appearance today! Yes, it's still very chilly, but the sunshine always warms any day! It was another great daycare day for the record books! I also wanted to take some time to say CONGRATS to Ginger and her mom, Vicki. Last night they passed their CGC (Canine Good Citizen) test! Great job you two!
Just a reminder of some of the awesome vendors and rescues that took part in Dogtoberfest! Don't forget to vote for your favorite in the costume contest. See the blog entry made just before this to find out how! All prize winners ~ Door Prize and Contest Winners ~ will be announced right here on the blog on Saturday, 11/7/2009!

Costume Photos are Up!!!

Check out the photos from the Dogtoberfest Costume Contest. Vote by emailing with the name and number of your favorite! Voting ends 11/6/2009 at 6pm. Winners will be announced here on 11/7/2009! Good luck to all!

Go to
Click on "Client Login/Proofs" then go to "Events Directory" and you'll find "Dog Star Ranch Dogtoberfest"
Did you enjoy having professional photos taken of you and your canine friend? Shawna has offered to come back for another visit! She will be here on Saturday, Nov. 21 starting at 10am. She is extending the same specials that she offered at Dogtoberfest (listed to the left) along with Christmas card options. Spaces are limited so please call or email Jen at to reserve your time slot.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Dogtoberfest Information!

Dogtoberfest turned out to be a great event! The weather didn't want to cooperate 100% so we welcomed all the vendors, rescues, and guests to join us for the first big event in the Wag-N-Train Arena! For those that weren't there, you can still take part in the fun! For the rest of the week, you will be able to vote online for the costume contest! The contest closes on Friday, 11/6 at 6pm. You can view all the photos at (photos will be online tomorrow). They all have numbers and to place your vote, email the number you want to vote for to! We'll tally the votes and the winners will be announced on Saturday, 11/7!
Same goes for the Door Prizes. The winners will be drawn on Saturday, 11/7 and announced right here on the blog!