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, December 31, 2010

Update:

Dog Star Ranch will be accepting resumes starting the first of the year for possible positions (including Star Buddies, Groomers, and Bathers). Please do NOT call the office, but email (or snail mail) your resume or letter of interest to info@dogstarranch.com. Thank you!

To Parents of Foster Dogs!!! Fabulous Opportunity from Dog Star Ranch!

To parents of Foster Dogs through Pound Buddies and other rescues:
"The first thing is that I would like to inform everyone of a wonderful opportunitythat the Dog Star Ranch is providing to all the PB foster families! For the monthof January, (starting on January 7th thru the end of the month), the Dog Star Ranch,which is located at 4200 Whitehall Road in Muskegon, is offering FREE doggie daycare on Mondays and Fridays for the PB foster dogs. You can go on either Mondays orFridays or both. This is an AWESOME opportunity for your foster dog or dogs to getadditional socialization and care with an excellent group of caring andknowledgeable people. I took Conrad to DSR for obedience class and many other timesjust to play, so I can say from experience that they have a wonderful,trained staff! If you would like to take advantage of this great opportunity,please either call DSR at 231-766-0444 and ask for either Jen or Carol or e-mail Jen at jenn@dogstarranch.com . You will need to give them your name and your foster'sname and they will contact Connie to verify that you are eligible.
The second thing I would like to share with you is a success story about one of ourprevious foster dogs that DSR brought into their My Way Home program - Mickey. Hewas just recently adopted Smile!! What a Christmas present for Mickey and thefamily! To read his story, go to the following link - www.dogstarranchmywayhome.blogspot.com . The most recent information is all aboutMickey and his recent journey to his new family. (If you scroll down after readingthis awesome story, you will also notice a few familiar cuties, like Chopper,Tootsie, and Wendy, from the DSR Bark Fest 2010 this past October.) This link isupdated regularly and will share all the stories and photos about all the My WayHome dogs that have come through the Ranch.
DSR also has a great volunteer program that offers discounts on their membershipsand services, especially for foster dogs. You can either pick up a brochure,outlining the details, at the Shelter or ask me and I will make sure to get you one. Thanks!
Kathy with Pound Buddies"

Happy 2011


Happy New Year to everyone from all of us at Dog Star Ranch! Murf wanted to remind everyone that we are running Daycare on Friday (12/31). The Wag-On-Inn closes at 12pm on New Year's Eve, but Daycare dogs can be picked up between 5pm-6pm. Just ring the door bell like you normally would in the mornings! Have a safe and ...happy New Year and we'll see you all in 2011!

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Celebrate the end of 2010 and welcome the new year!

With this amazing weather all our daycare dogs couldn't help but run and play like they were puppies again!

We hope all of you had a great Christmas and are ready to celebrating the coming of a new year.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Christmas Time At Dog Star Ranch!


All the dogs during Christmas enjoy the parks, treats, and extra rubbins.








Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas from all the guests at DSR!


All of the boarding guests this holiday season would like to wish their friends and families a very, very Merry Christmas! Santa Paws is definitely on schedule to stop by the Ranch tonight!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Happy Christmas Eve Eve


Merry Christmas to everyone from all of us at Dog Star Ranch! Murf wanted to remind everyone that we are running Daycare on Friday (12/24). The Wag-On-Inn closes at 12pm on Christmas Eve, but Daycare dogs can be picked up between 5pm-6pm. Just ring the door bell like you normally would in the mornings! Also be watching the blog! Tomorrow we are going to include our Boarding dogs in the pics for their families to see! Merry Christmas!

Friday Holiday Pics

Gilly ("Don't put no hat on me!")
Jefferson


Dasher and Arie
Bode and Ligety




Time to put on your creative thinkin' hats (or creative Santa hats)! Every day I would like to highlight a different dog(s) decked out in their holiday best! You can do a computerized image or take a picture of your dog dressed for the season. Email these images to jenn@dogstarranch.com. Each day I'll post a new one on the DC blog and DSR Facebook page! The more the Merrier! So get those creative holiday juices flowin' and start sending me some pictures!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Merry Christmas to all dogs and to all a great daycare day!


Christmas time brings the best out of people. We are more caring towards others, always greet everyone you meet with a smile, and it brings the playful child out in all of us. Lets remember this feeling we get during Christmas and keep the spirit going throughout 2011! Just as our wonderful dogs treat every day as its Christmas with a happy wag of their tail and a kiss on the cheek, we should do the same and learn from our pups.
Merry Christmas everyone!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Tuesday!







Pound Buddies Christmas Fundraiser

Check out these cute wreaths! They are made of edible Milk Bones! They are a fundraiser for Pound Buddies and they are asking for a $5 min. donation for the large ones and a $3 min. donation for the small ones! We have them available at the Ranch so grab one today for the dog in your family!

Tuesday's Holiday Pics :)

Sasha and Ginger
Izzy

Time to put on your creative thinkin' hats (or creative Santa hats)! Every day I would like to highlight a different dog(s) decked out in their holiday best! You can do a computerized image or take a picture of your dog dressed for the season. Email these images to jenn@dogstarranch.com. Each day I'll post a new one on the DC blog and DSR Facebook page! The more the Merrier! So get those creative holiday juices flowin' and start sending me some pictures!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Mon., Dec 20


Thank you, Rebel, for the beautiful holiday gift! And thank you to everyone for the wonderful collections of cards and yummy treats this holiday season! We hope you all have a very Merry Christmas and Happy 2011!

A Christmas story that needs to be shared with everyone!!

About a month ago, Steve and Lori had to say farewell to their loyal canine companion, Bart. Bart, the husky, was 11 years old and had spent his life living with Steve and Lori on their farm in Fremont. Towards the end of this life, Bart struggled with diabetes and required insulin injections twice per day, eventually leading to complete blindness in both eyes. After losing this lifelong friend and family member, they began searching the internet and found Mickey through Pound Buddies website. His smile captured their hearts right there and they came out to the Ranch to meet Mickey. They spent some time together out in the Special Use Park and decided that they wanted to try Mickey for a weekend visit. Friday Mickey went with Carol and Nick out to their farm for the first time and instantly felt at home.
Today Lori and Mickey came into the Wag-On-In with great news! He did great in their home and Steve and Lori want Mickey to join them, with Elf (the horse) and 3 cats (LT, Jazz, and Tazz) on their 10 acre farm in Fremont. Carol told Lori that this was the best Christmas gift for our DSR staff and Lori responded that is was the best Christmas gift for her family. Joyful tears followed by a laugh were had by all. Lori got to play with Mickey in the park today with a few Ranch dogs and Star Buddy Tyler before they headed home. If you see them out and about in the parks, definitely make sure to introduce yourself! Mickey may be a Ranch veteran, but Steve and Lori are new and look forward to their adventures in the parks with Mickey.
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Mickey’s wish has been granted! A life time home!


Monday Holiday Pics :)

Buster (above) and Noah (below)
Okay everyone, time to put on your creative thinkin' hats (or creative Santa hats)! Every day I would like to highlight a different dog(s) decked out in their holiday best! You can do a computerized image or take a picture of your dog dressed for the season. Email these images to jenn@dogstarranch.com. Each day I'll post a new one on the DC blog and DSR Facebook page! The more the Merrier! So get those creative holiday juices flowin' and start sending me some pictures!


Saturday, December 18, 2010

Saturday's Holiday Pics :)

Bell and Koda
Hailey and Ryder
Okay everyone, time to put on your creative thinkin' hats (or creative Santa hats)! Every day I would like to highlight a different dog(s) decked out in their holiday best! You can do a computerized image or take a picture of your dog dressed for the season. Email these images to jenn@dogstarranch.com. Each day I'll post a new one on the DC blog and DSR Facebook page! The more the Merrier! So get those creative holiday juices flowin' and start sending me some pictures!



Friday, December 17, 2010

Dec. 17

Friday Holiday Pics

Quinn & Singer
Okay everyone, time to put on your creative thinkin' hats (or creative Santa hats)! Every day I would like to highlight a different dog(s) decked out in their holiday best! You can do a computerized image or take a picture of your dog dressed for the season. Email these images to jenn@dogstarranch.com. Each day I'll post a new one on the DC blog and DSR Facebook page! The more the Merrier! So get those creative holiday juices flowin' and start sending me some pictures!

Thank you Bear!

Sue and Bear (and Phoebe) ~ This was a perfect day to share this, Thank you so much! Today Mr. Mickey goes for a home visit for the weekend with his potential new family! The My Way Home Program has been a blessing to many dogs, Bear included! Thank you for sharing this with us!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Thursdays Holiday Pics :)


Willow and Hoover

Okay everyone, time to put on your creative thinkin' hats (or creative Santa hats)! Every day I would like to highlight a different dog(s) decked out in their holiday best! You can do a computerized image or take a picture of your dog dressed for the season. Email these images to jenn@dogstarranch.com. Each day I'll post a new one on the DC blog and DSR Facebook page! The more the Merrier! So get those creative holiday juices flowin' and start sending me some pictures!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Monday, December 13, 2010

Wednesday Holiday Pics

Belle and Chief





Okay everyone, time to put on your creative thinkin' hats (or creative Santa hats)! Every day I would like to highlight a different dog(s) decked out in their holiday best! You can do a computerized image or take a picture of your dog dressed for the season. Email these images to jenn@dogstarranch.com. Each day I'll post a new one on the DC blog and DSR Facebook page! The more the Merrier! So get those creative holiday juices flowin' and start sending me some pictures!

Tuesdays Holiday Pics





Okay everyone, time to put on your creative thinkin' hats (or creative Santa hats)! Every day I would like to highlight a different dog(s) decked out in their holiday best! You can do a computerized image or take a picture of your dog dressed for the season. Email these images to jenn@dogstarranch.com. Each day I'll post a new one on the DC blog and DSR Facebook page! The more the Merrier! So get those creative holiday juices flowin' and start sending me some pictures!

Invitation for Creativity...

Okay everyone, time to put on your creative thinkin' hats (or creative Santa hats)! Every day I would like to highlight a different dog(s) decked out in their holiday best! You can do a computerized image (like the one above of familiar DSR dogs) or take a picture of your dog dressed for the season. Email these images to jenn@dogstarranch.com. Each day I'll post a new one on the DC blog and DSR Facebook page! The more the Merrier! So get those creative holiday juices flowin' and start sending me some pictures!

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Also, Izzy has a special message to a special someone...





Monday, 12/13


Friday, December 10, 2010

Happy Birthday to DSR Groomer Carrie! Thanx for the cake, Jill :)




Mickey's Quote for Today:
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"Your birthday is a special time to celebrate the gift of 'you' to the world."
(unknown)
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