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)

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Happy 1st Birthday Jasper

Mixed day of fun... Some enjoyed the indoor arena while others romped in the snow...
What a special day! Today Jasper turns 1 and he was able to share it will all kinds of doggie pals! He even came up front and was a wonderful office helper for Jen and Carol! Happy Birthday bud!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Sunny Tuesday 12/29... Almost time for 2010

Check out the "stars"... All of these kids are looking for a home to call their own...
Winter fun in the sun...

Thursday, December 24, 2009


Long Hair Chihuahua
White & Brown, Intact Male
Lost 12/23/2009
Whitehall Rd. & Duck Lake Rd.
Last seen at Hyde Park & Duck Lake Rd.
Cheryl @ 1(231)844-2044
Mark @ (231)286-9801

Monday, December 21, 2009

Christmas is getting closer and closer...

We'd like to Welcome the new brother to Miss Phoebe, Bear (aka Bear Bear). He made the journey from California and is really adjusting well! To follow his progress, check out the My Way Home Blog for updates!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Christmas Concert...

This will be a fun Christmas concert and our very own, Miss Cayla Yarnold will be having a solo in this concert! Share some holiday cheer and join us for this fun event!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Dreaming of a Doggie Christmas

Okay, it was such a busy day in daycare today (34 dogs) that the boys forgot the camera... So I thought I would share some Christmas Cheer. Have a wonderful start to your weekend!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Tues., Dec. 15

Winter wonderland...
Some indoor R and R...
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Jasper working with Kevin and Nick...

Monday, December 14, 2009

Monday, December 14

Looking to add a canine friend to your family? The cute tan and black girl in the middle photo is a foster sister to Beau, Baloo, and Buster and she is looking for a home to call her very own this holiday season. Sorry, I tried to get better photos of her, but she was having too much fun movin' and shakin' with her friends :) She's super sweet and snuggly. Also don't forget to follow the update on the My Way Home program that is growing in leaps and bounds! Happy start to your holiday season everyone from all your friends at Dog Star Ranch!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Welcome the Weekend!

What a great way to end the week! Lots of dogs, well parents, were brave and headed out on the wintery roads. Today we were joined by Duke, Meggy, Molly, Maggie, Max, Lexi, Sadie, Boogie, Tristan, Stella, Tre, Rebel, Juno, Tarby, Phoebe, Tucker, and the Yarnold gang - Buck, Sasha, Gilly, Kora, Mika, and Murphey. Let's not forget Jasper, Konig, and My Way Home's Archie. It's never a dull moment at the Ranch! Make sure to stay nice and warm this weekend despite the wintry winds and we'll cya next week!
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So far, so good! We've been keeping up on Park mainteinance with all the snowy downfall and right now the Parks are completely open, just make sure to bundle up. If something happens and we have to close a park for some reason, we'll make sure to put a note here on the blog.
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Santa's checkin' his list once and twice and maybe a third time... Does everyone keep asking you what you want for Christmas and you're just not sure what to say? Dog Star Ranch offers Gift Certificates! They can pick the amount they want or take a look at all the options we have in the Wag-On-Inn (clothing, collars, toys ...). Want to give the gift that gives a friend's dog somethin' to bark about? A Dog Star Ranch Gift Certificate is a great stocking stuffer!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Winter wonderland at the Ranch...


As you all know just by looking out your windows, the winter weather is here in full force! Please, please be careful out there on the roads. At this time the parks are completely open (other than the ponds) for use and we will do our best to keep up on all the snowfall, but use your best judgement! If it doesn't feel right it's not right! Daycare is running like normal also. We do have one CANCELATION: The Risin' Star Basic Obedience class for tonight has been canceled! We will plan to resume next Thursday night. If you have any questions, please contact the Wag-On-Inn at (231)766-0444.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

More snow on the way...

Looks like we are just hitting the start to a cold and snowy week! Daycare will continue like normal, but please be safe on the roads when you're traveling!
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We would like to introduce a new training program/club...
Dog Star Ranch Open Training Club
This club will run weekly (Tuesday or Wednesday depending on the week ~ call the office to double check) and it will cover anything and everything! Wanna know more? Send a note over to Kevin at! The first class is tonight, Tuesday, 12/8 at 5pm.
Members rates: $15 per session/$50 for 4 (one month)
Non-Members rates: $25 per session/$80 for 4 (one month)
Don't forget to follow our new program, My Way Home at as we take a dog without a home and find him/her their forever family!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Winter wonderland...

What a beautiful day and the dogs loved all the fresh snow! It's a great start to the week and winter! Drive safely all you mom's and dad's.

DSR Winter Newsletter

Christmas Photos from 11/21

Hey guys! For those of you that had your photos done with Shawna on 11/21 they are posted on her website. Go to On the bottom, click on "Client Login" to "Event Directory" and you'll see the spot for "Dog Star Ranch Christmas." For those that order prints and such, they are in and can be picked up at the Wag-On-Inn! Happy Holidays!

Friday, December 4, 2009

Snowy December is Underway...

It's definitely not near the amount of snow that we had this time last year, but it's a start and the dogs are lovin' it! We also were able to welcome a newbie to the group. Miss Maggie brought her new little brother, Max. He sure won't be little for long and he had a great time. Thanx for another great day and end to another good week.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Wed and Thursday Photos

As we say good bye to a dear friend, we want to celebrate all the wonderful dogs that visit us at the Ranch! We are so thankful to be able to share our days with you! As you may have noticed, we have updated the blog site a bit. We hope you enjoy it. Don't forget to check in with our My Way Home blog at to keep updated with Murphey and all the future dogs of this program!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Wednesday was Smokey's Day!

Wednesday was Smokey's Daycare day to come and play with his friends and Star Buddies. He was just two years old; Lab mix that had this Big Easy Goin way about him. He loved his humans and all the critters they would rescue ( two little fawns and a raccoon ).

This week a big empty space fell over DSR when we heard that Smokey had been hit by a car and passed last Friday. Smokey has been coming to our daycare program since he was just a little guy, we have fully enjoyed watching him grow up, he will be greatly missed and remembered as our Big Easy.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Welcome to December!

Ahhh... the sun is shining and it's a wonderful way to start December! Everyone had a great time! As you start (or continue) your holiday shopping, don't forget to stop by the Wag-On-Inn! 2010 DSR Calendars make great stocking stuffers! We also have a new line of Red Dingo ID tags, Yellow Dog collars and leashes, along with lots of toys and treats for your canine to enjoy! Have a wonderful start to the holiday season and remember to give your dog somethin' to bark about today!