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, June 30, 2011

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

DayStar of the Month ~ June 2011

Miss Juno Loy has been voted our DayStar of the Month for Juno, oops, I mean June 2011! Juno has been a park member and daycare regular since 2009 and we loved those mis-matched eyes from the very beginning! She is a fun loving girl that enjoys playing with everyone. One of her favorite games that she likes to play is Keep Away with the Star Buddies when it’s time to come in from a run. She’d rather spend the whole day playing in the parks! When she is inside, she claims the back of the couch for her own “perch” to watch what’s going on in the room and through the windows. Juno, we always love having you in daycare! Congrats on being named Miss June or, better yet, Miss Juno!

June 29th

Tuesday, June 28, 2011


Today we say fairwell to a dear sweet friend... This morning Petey had a stroke and passed away at the age of 14. Petey was a very special boy with a very open loving heart. Every day he came to daycare he brought his stuffed animal and it always made us smile (he brought the only cat to ever come through the DSR doors). He lived life to the very fullest each and every day and he was the light in any room. Petey will be missed by all of us but never forgotten, sending love and prayers to the Dalton family.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Thursday, June 23, 2011

... a day to play in the rain...

... a little bit of rain never slows these dogs down...

This is part of Sammy's routine when she's in daycare... She always needs her Carol Time (even if she's wet from the rain or pond).

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

There is a first time for everything ;)

well, last night we had a heck of a thunderstorm at dog star. lightning took out the power and the internet. that being said, we wont be able to post the blog pictures until tomorrow. sorry for the delay, but we'll get them up asap :) for those that are curious, this is my first every blog posting from my phone ;)

Friday, June 17, 2011

Happy Friday!

Today was a fabulous day and everyone is super excited to get things set up for tomorrow's first annual Bark for Life for Muskegon County. We hope to see you tomorrow for the event from 1:00pm to 3:00pm!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Map for ACS's Bark for Life at Dog Star Ranch

This gives you an idea where it all will be happening. Parking will be directed by a staff member and be in the Small Dog Parks and extend to the Star Buddy Park if needed. There will be 3 walk lenghts to choose from. The short is labeled with Pink, the second longest one is labeled in Blue, and the longest goes around the perimeter of the Canine Frontier and is labeled in Purple. The short one is about a half mile where the longer one is closer to a mile and a half.

Attention Park Members:

Saturday, June 18 Dog Star Ranch is hosting the American Cancer Society’s first annual Muskegon’s Bark for Life. The event will be between 1:00 pm ~ 3:00 pm. Due to the fact that there will be lots of new dogs at the event, all of the DSR parks will be ON LEASH ONLY during the times of 12:30 pm ~ 3:00 pm except for the Active Dog Park. The Active Dog Park will be Reserved for Park Members to use. If you have any questions please let us know. Thank you for your patience and consideration for this great event at DSR and we hope to see you all there to participate.
Don't forget to pledge to Murfee to help him be the Top Dog for the event at

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

What a happy group of daycare dogs we have today! :)

The Dog Star Ranch is Hosting The Bark For Life

The American Cancer Society is raising funds through Bark For Life to create a world with more Birthdays and Less Cancer. Currently, we are saving 350 lives a day!!

When: Saturday June 18, 2011 1pm-3pm
Where: Dog Star Ranch
4200 Whitehall Rd.
Muskegon, MI 49445

Support Dog Star Ranch's Murfee by pledging a donation to make him TOP DOG of Muskegon County

This Event Features:

1. All dogs receive there own Bark For Life bandana
2. Survivor Recognition
3. a 24 acre nature trail walk
4. Off leash area
5. Companion Animal Veterinary – First Aid Booth and Paw Print Keepsakes
6. Pound Buddy Rescue will be here for humans without dogs so you can join in on the canine activity and give a rescue dog a fun day.
7. Just for Dogs Home Made Treats
8. RT Baldwin Flooring-Doggy Manicure
9. Counsel for Education Travel USA with Zues the lovable Bulldog
10. Clock’s Canine Bobbin’ for Treats ( not apples )
11. Doggy Spa Cool Down ( kiddy pool )

It's time to pamper your four-legged family member; get exercise, Celebrate, Remember and Fight Back!!!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Dogs Always find the most fun outta the littlest things in life!

Roscoe is having so much fun!!!

Congratulations Kyle and Kristina Stafford from Dog Star Ranch!

Help Murfee be the Top Dog!

We want to help Murfee be the TOP DOG for this year's first annual ACS Bark for Life for Muskegon County. Check out his page at and donate to the cause today!

Friday, June 10, 2011

Definitely smiles, Rain or Shine!

Bark for Life support and Let's make Murfee the Top Fundraising Dog!

Here at Dog Star Ranch we would love for you to join us for the first annual Bark for Life of Muskegon County this June 18 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm, but if you can’t please help pledge Murfee to the top!

We want to make the Dog Star Ranch’s Murfee the Top Dog of 2011 Bark for Life! Murfee started as a pound dog that was bounced from homes and found his way to us. He now is certified as a therapy dog and goes to nursing homes and schools. Show support for the ACS and Murfee by pledging for him to be the Top Dog of 2011’s walk.

Give your pledge on Facebook or by email ( and mail the check in to Dog Star Ranch (make sure to make the check out to ACS Bark for Life).
To register for the event there is a $20 donation at the door, or pre-register and receive a 50% discount.
Show your support and “Like” Dog Star Ranch on and spread the word and make this event a huge success. Dog Star Ranch is going to thank you for your efforts. The team that raises the most money for this event and has EVERY team member “Likes” Dog Star Ranch’s Facebook page, EACH team member will get a FREE month park membership to the Dog Star Ranch 48 acres off leash dog parks ($50.00 value)!!
For full details on the event go to

Let the fun begin! Bark for Life is just over a week away and we want this event to be a huge success as the Muskegon County's First Annual Bark for Life for the American Cancer Society. Show your support for the cause! These bones will be available for a $1 donation.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Fun in the Sun

Two New Greeting Card Images!

I have the two images of the new DSR My Way Home dogs ready to be added to the collection of blank greeting cards. Get your complete set today for a $10.00 donation to the program!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Meet our two new DSR My Way Home Dogs, Nala and Dante!

Both of these guys are around a year in age. Dante is a black lab and Nala is a mix of some kind. Both are super sweet, energetic kids. Dante is very ball driven. To know more about them or to meet them for yourself, stop on out!

General Info.

Park Update: Due to some tree damage/hazard, the Small Dog Park will be CLOSED until we have that taken care of and it is fully safe for play. Thank you for your patience.

Are you interested in expanding your relationship between you and your dog? Do you want your dog to have a solid foundation of obedience so your dog can be the best canine citizen that he/she can be? Do you want your dog to have some more social interaction? Check out our Risin' Star Basic Obedience Class! We have one starting Saturday, June 11. This is a great course to get your started on the way to a well mannered dog or a great way to touch up on some skills that may be rusty. Training is a life long process and a great road to share together. Have you already taken a class (at DSR or elsewhere)? Show us your certificate of completion and we'll give you the next class at 50% off! Spots are limited so call today to reserve one for you and your dog! (231)766-0444


Michelle Hammerle Memorial: For anyone who would be interested we are having a memorial for Michelle at DSR on Sunday, June 12 from 1pm to 3pm. It will be open to Michelle's family and friends along with the DSR staff and clients. If you have any questions about the memorial or would like to donate to the cost of the tree, please email

Friday, June 3, 2011

Find Dog Star Ranch on Facebook today!

Join Dog Star Ranch on Facebook today and help us vote for the names of the two new DSR My Way Home dogs names!

Look who came for a weekend visit!

Top right corner pup look familiar? Thats the prior DSR My Way Home MICKEY here for a weekend vacation! It's great to see you bud and we'll make sure you have a wonderful time :)
Also, check out these two girls... Both of these guys are Pound Buddies foster dogs. Also, tomorrow from 12pm to 3pm Dog Star Ranch will be at Pound Buddies for their open house. We hope to see you there and help DSR give all dogs somethin' to bark about!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

DayStar of the Month ~ May 2011

Miss Phoenix Patterson has been voted our DayStar of the Month for May 2011! Phoenix started her journey in a rescue and found her way to a very loving family in 2009. Over the years, it has been wonderful to watch her blossom and grow into a happy, fun loving kid. She loves to please her people and also enjoys a good play trip to the ponds. She can be seen as a daycare regular and park member along with her brother, Dylan. Congrats to Phoenix and lots of ((hugs)) from all your Star Buddies ;)

Happy June 2!