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, September 30, 2010

End of the month of September...

Well, out we go with a great group of dogs and start snapping away with the camera and... the battery dies... Sorry, we don't have too many pictures to share today. Enjoy this great fall weather and have a good end to the month of September!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Monday, September 27, 2010

Happy Monday and Happy Birthday to a special girl :)

"Sing a song of Birthdays
Full of fun and cheer
And may you keep on having them
For many a happy year." ~ Anonymous

Friday, September 24, 2010

September 25 is ... what?

It definitely started out as a windy and rainy Friday morning... The temps are cooling down, but the Daycare fun is most definitely heating up! We have a whole batch of daycare dogs today include a herd of little guys! It is definitely a great way to end the week.
So tomorrow is Saturday, Sept. 25, but more than that it is Responsible Pet Ownership Day. There are so many things that are a part of your daily routine that make you a responsible dog owner... Providing food and clean water... Daily exercise... Routine veterinary care... Picking up after your dog... Being a responsible owner is something that everyone should do every day. Dog Star Ranch thinks that responsible ownership can start at any age! I went back into some of our older files to share these photos of Pat, Carol, Sasha, and Gilly doing a school visit. At this visit, they are teach kids how to be safe around dogs and how to take care of them properly... They even practice picking up poop (star magnet)!
Have a great weekend and thank you for being a Responsible Pet Owner!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

A Note on Memberships...

For those of you that are DSR Park Members, have you ever thought about the benefits of being a Partner for Life Park Member? I was attempting to clean my desk today... a never ending battle... BUT I found something interesting in my records of DSR Park Memberships that I wanted to share. We currently have 38 dogs that are Partner for Life Park Members! I think that is so amazing to see!
Wanna know more about the Partner for Life Membership? This is a one time fee (varies depending on Sirius or Alpha Star membership) and your dog is a park member for the rest of his/her life! You get the perks of being a member without having to pay annual fees. The way it is set up is the Partner for Life Membership is equal to 5 years of annual rate paid in advance. Not sure if the Partner option is the best one for you? If you are an annual member consecutively for 8 years, your dog is automatically a Parter for Life! Doing it in advance safes you 3 years of annual fees.
Are you a current member thinking about upgrading to a Partner for Life? If so, we will apply your current annual membership fee that you already paid towards the upgrade! How cool is that! Now you only have to pay for 4 more years worth!
If you have questions about memberships or any other services at the Ranch, please let us know! Have a great rest of your week and a wonderful weekend!

Combo of Wednesday & Thursday

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Tuesday, 9/21

"Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal."
~From a headstone in Ireland
Rosemary, you will be so truly missed. You were a wonderful person with a caring heart.
with love from all of us at Dog Star Ranch
and from Miss Maggie

Monday, September 20, 2010

Looking for some training options?

Happy start to your week :)

"A faithful friend is a strong defense; and he that hath found such a friend has found a treasure."
~ The Book of the Dog

Friday, September 17, 2010

Run Forrest Run at Bellwether Harbor

The 6th Annual Run Forrest Run fundraiser for Bellwether Harbor is Saturday, October 2 from 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm. For more info on RFR, contact Bellwether Harbor at (231)924-9230. Also see the attached flyer for a photo contest!


Thursday, September 16, 2010

Looking for a canine addition to your family?

Please don't forget about the DSR My Way Home Program that works with local rescues. We take on some of the "troubled cases," bring them to the Ranch to work through some of their issues and find them their forever homes. We currently have 2 dogs staying at the Ranch through this program, Cokie and Mickey. Looking to rescue a dog, but don't know where to start? Stop by and schedule an interview with the DSR training staff. We'll help you figure out what dog would be best for you and help you find them! Also, please mark your calendars for Saturday, Oct. 30 for Bark Fest 2010. This big event will support our My Way Home program.

Wed / Thurs Combo

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

What a special day today! Happy Birthday Ligety!

Happy Birthday Ligety! Today he joins the other 34 daycare dogs today for some big time birthday fun! What a great day for a birthday! The sun is shining and the breeze is perfect! Thank you for the yummy gift bags for the daycare dogs today. I'm sure they will all enjoy it! There is another thing that makes today special... Today Sammie's dad heads out to serve our country in Kuwait. We will keep you in our prayers and we await your safe return.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Saturday, September 11, 2010

The Final Walk!

Todays the Big Day!

Today is the reason for all the pink lately at Dog Star! The breast cancer awareness walk is this morning and most of our star buddies and some of our members are supporting the cause and will be walking. Lets just hope it doesnt rain on our pink parade :)

Friday, September 10, 2010

Happy Friday!

"Craziness is good. Crazy dogs are happy, free, they have no inhibitions. You must become completely crazy. Then you will understand." ~ The Lives of the Lap Dog

Thursday, September 9, 2010

The Dog Gospels...

"Love expects no reward. Love knows no fear." ~ The Power of Puppyhood

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Special Congrats!

Just couldn't help but post this beautiful photo! Congrats to the Morford family on the arrival of their beautiful granddaughter, Stella, this past Sunday. Bear and Phoebe send over their love to you in California!

DSR is Making Strides Against Breast Cancer!

FINAL fundraising count to be shared on Saturday, Sept. 11, but so far we are so proud to share what we have raised to Make Strides Against Breast Cancer!!! Online combined with T-shirt sales and DSR donation of the shirts, our total as of 9/8 is $2510! Great job DSR Paws for Boobs!

Join us for Bark Fest 2010!!!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Friday, September 3, 2010

You know it's a successful day at the Ranch when...

Just a couple notes...

Happy Labor Day! We all hope that you have a safe and wonderful holiday! If you are interested in doing daycare on Monday, please contact the Wag-On-Inn (before 12pm on Saturday). Daycare or Dayboard options are available, but must be prescheduled appropriately. Thanx! Regular Daycare will resume on Tuesday, Sept. 7.
I also wanted to make sure that everyone knows the doors of communication are always open at the Ranch. If you ever run into anything that you wish to bring to our attention, please do so. We do our best to provide all of our canine guests with the best care to meet their individual needs. So if you ever have questions, run into something in the park, or run into health issues with your dog, please contact us. We keep a medical log of any health issues that are brought to our attention so if anything major does happen, we have everything on record. If we ever did have a major case of anything that we felt was contagious or harmful to your canine, we would notify everyone effected immediately.
Don’t forget to stop by and say hello to our two current My Way Home dogs ~ Mikey and Cokie. Both are doing wonderful at the Ranch but both are looking for their forever homes. Check them out at
Happy Labor Day everyone!

Sept. 3