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)

Friday, October 29, 2010

Bark, Bark, Bark, Bark!

Bark, Bark, Bark, Bark! Wanna give your dog AND homeless dogs somethin' to bark about!!! Don't forget about Bark Fest 2010 ((TOMORROW)), October 30 from 12pm to 5pm at Dog Star Ranch! Come and support the My Way Home Program and have a LOT of fun in the process!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Thurs., Oct. 28


Program for Bark Fest 2010











Prizes, Prizes, and More Prizes...



So, do you think you have the best doggie costume around (or combo costume with you and your dog)? Or do you have the best doggie trick on the block? Check out these FABULOUS prizes that Dog Star Ranch will be giving away this Saturday at Bark Fest 2010! Put your thinkin' caps on because you definitely don't want to miss out on this!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Tuesday, 10/26

We got a quick break in the rain and took advantage of it!
Also, check out some of the things that will be at Bark Fest 2010 this Saturday!

Monday, 10/25


Saturday, October 23, 2010

Check this out!

Have you ever let your dog run off leash? At Bark Fest 2010, we are going to open up the Special Use Park for OFF LEASH FUN during the event for non-members (one family in Special Use at a time)! No Temperament Test Required/Sign up on Arrival! Just one of the many ways that Dog Star Ranch will always give dogs somethin' to bark about!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Thursday, October 21, 2010

10.21.2010


Check out this family picture!


I would like to share a fun pic with you guys (sorry it's a little late getting to the blog)! This is a fall family picture of Bode, Ligety, Riley, Benji, Marley Bob, and Jake (along with their humans). They were all in daycare the day before this was taken so they could play and be groomed prior to the photo session. Thank you for sharing this with us and the rest of the Dog Star Ranch families!

Bark Fest 2010 Shirts are IN!!!



Limited Edition Bark Fest 2010 Shirts are In!!!
$20 minimum donation to the My Way Home Program! Grab your's today!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Whats happening on 10.20.2010

First -


Barkfest 2010 T-shirts are in Barkfest 2010 T-shirts are In


Yes in purple and orange.


ALL SALES of barkfest t-shirts goes to the DSR My Way home Program.



Secondly-



The Daycare dogs enjoyed the parks with Nick.



Thirdly -


Therapy testing continues today with Boogie and Ginger... good luck, better yet have fun.


Sue & Bear and Carol & Murphy did really good yesterday.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Happy Tuesday & Belated Monday...

Happy Tuesday and Belated Monday... We didn't get the images up from yesterday, but they are combined with the fun pics from today! Enjoy! Make sure to check out the previous blog entry about Bark Fest 2010 and the current status of our temperary guests of the Canine Frontier...
Today is also a very special day for some special dogs! Two dogs that started as strays and homeless which found their way to the DSR My Way Home Prgram will be taking their testing to become therapy dogs tonight! What a wonderful accomplishment to be able to go from a shelter to finding their own home to being able to work hard and becoming therapy dogs to help others! Best of luck to you, Bear and Murfee (also to Sue and Carol). AND tomorrow, two more dogs from the Advanced Class will be taking their therapy test too! Best of luck to you, Ginger and Boogie tomorrow (and to Vicki and Jen)!

Some Updates & Notes...


Saturday, October 16, 2010

WARNING!

For those of you that want to use the Canine Frontier this weekend, until further notice the nature trails will be LEASHED ONLY. We currently have sightings of two deer (one doe and one buck) in the trails and we don't want any owners or dogs to be injured. We will let you know when it is all clear. Have a great weekend!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Mickey wants to personally invite you all!

Bark Fest 2010 is coming up quickly and Mr. Mickey would like to personally invite you all to attend!
~ Saturday, October 30 from 12 pm - 5pm ~
The event T-Shirts will be in the first of next week! Show your support for the DSR My Way Home Program and local rescues by attending Bark Fest 2010!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Congrats to Miss Eve!



This week, Miss Eve (a.k.a. My Way Home's Cokie) found her forever family and new sister, Miss Sam! Congrats to Eve! We are so happy for you guys!
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Don't forget to support the DSR My Way Home Program that works with local rescues to find forever homes for those that are searching. Bark Fest 2010 supports the My Way Home Program and will be held this Oct. 30 from 12pm to 5pm. Contact the Ranch for more information!

Playing in the fall sunshine!



All of us here want to wish Tristin a good luck in his new home. We will miss you :)

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Just another day for the little daycare dogs :)


It's a sandy Tuesday!

Don't forget to pre-order / order our SPECIAL / LIMITED EDITION Bark Fest 2010 T-shirts! We have them for the humans and the dogs! Check them out at http://dogstarranch.blogspot.com/2010/10/bark-fest-2010-special-limited-edition.html

Monday, October 4, 2010

Happy Monday!


Ever wonder what a Tucker Out Special really is? We'll take you through Bilo's first Tucker Out and visit to the Ranch!
Step #1: Beep, beep... Here comes the Dog-Gone-Waggin' to pick you up first thing in the morning!
Step #2: Temperament Test, only because you are new to the Ranch, Bilo, and you did excellent!
Step #3: Star Buddy Walk in the parks with all your new pals!
Step #4: Bath with warm water massage... ahhhh...
Step #5: Full brush and blow out!
Step #6: Looking and feeling FABULOUS!
Step #7: Homeward bound we go in the Dog-Gone-Waggin'... It's a Dog-Gone-Good day to be a dog! Thanx for visiting, Bilo, and we hope to see you soon!

Bark Fest 2010 Special Limited Edition T-Shirts!!!

Check out the PROOFS for our Special / Limited Edition T-Shirts for Bark Fest 2010! The pictures don’t quite do them justice. The square image to the side shows the actual color the shirts will be. We are taking pre-orders for them and all the profits go toward the My Way Home program! If you are interested in a T-Shirt, please place your order as soon as you can. We ordered 72 shirts (36 in each color) and if we need to order more for the event we would need to do so by October 18 to have them for the Bark Fest event. They will retail for $20 and the proceeds to towards the My Way Home program. If you are interested in a Bark Fest 2010 T-shirt email the size, quantity, and color to jenn@dogstarranch.com.




ALSO for any dog that wants to sport the Bark Fest 2010 shirt, I will be ordering dog specific shirts from Cafepress.com on Oct. 15. They will also be $20 per shirt. Visit Cafepress.com for sizing information. These will only come in the purple design. Email quantity and size to jenn@dogstarranch.com

Friday, October 1, 2010

The Month of August Report Card(s)

August 2010
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Our Loving Humans;
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For the month of August we have hit record highs in daycare attendance, temps and how many of us go in the pond at the same time. The August report cards are being transcribed by the DSR August daycare dogs. WE ALL DID GREAT!!! Really!
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The heat hasn’t been that big of a problem to us because we dogs get to see much more of the cool arena, Pup Paradise and Luxury Loft with the comfortable couches and bright orange floor. Its cooler in these areas something about an A and a C that they have running, wow! That sure feels amazing.
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At the start of the morning, we go out to a community yard with all of our friends to prepare for the day ahead of us. As it gets later in the day, around 9:30am, the Star Buddy takes a group of us out to the park. It is always a contest on who can make the most noise in hopes that will be the reason the star buddy picks our group to go on the first run. During the run we get to go play in the big sand hill and all over the agility equipment. If we are allowed to, we get to go to the pond and take a nice refreshing swim. When we head back in from the park, we make our way inside for a break and a cool down. This is when we get to relax on the couches and walk around on the bright orange floor. We are usually inside for an hour or two, then its back outside where we are able to play super hard and run around in our community yard.
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Next is where we still haven’t found out the Star Buddy’s tricks. We see some dogs going inside, and then those same dogs come back outside. Our star buddy then will bring a different group of dogs inside. This process repeats for a couple hours and we can never figure out which of us are getting to go inside next. Those of us who are members get to go on an additional run to the nature trails, which I may add, is amazing. The trainer works with a couple of us dogs on our manners so that we become smart geniuses. While this is going on, some of us lucky ones get to go to the grooming room and get all sparkly clean, then we are looking real good. Those of us who don’t get to go to the grooming room get a blow out, but we still have some of that fun dirt on us.
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By this time our day is just about over and we go outside for that last time and come inside to wait for you to pick us up. Our listening skills for that English language are getting quite well. The star buddies carry around radios around with them and when we here our name on that radio, we can’t contain our excitement to see our wonderful owners in the front lobby. When we are up front in that lobby, we get a goodbye treat, but we always try to get more than one, but it hardly ever works.
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As much as we love to come to DSR and play in daycare we love to go home with our fabulous humans. We live in the moment!!!
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Sincerely,
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DSR August daycare dogs
(We have our Star Buddies too busy taking care of us to do individual report cards so we wanted to help and write our own report card for the month of August! J)
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PS. If you are having any questions or would like your dog to become a member so they can take the afternoon nature trail walk, or needed help with your dogs manners or training please feel free to email us at train@dogstarranch.com or call us at the Wag-on-inn (231)766-0444
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P.S.S. It looks like the Star Buddies are finally getting caught up for the hustle and bustle of September, but you can look forward to October individual report cards to be coming out soon.

Check this out!


Don't forget to Walk Your Dog!!!

Make sure to walk your dog each and every day and promote others to do the same! Along with good nutrition, exercise is an important part of canine health care. Without proper exercise, many dogs will become overweight & experience numerous health care problems (heart issues, joint problems). Exercise is often overlooked but is critical in keeping a dog fit & trim. Every dog (little dogs included!) needs to have an exercise regimen as part of a total canine health care program.