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 28, 2012

All sorts of fun in the snow!! Happy Friday!!

The Puppy Playgroup from Today...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/dogstarranch/sets/72157632363948797/

... The Big Ol' Boys...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/dogstarranch/sets/72157632363887767/
(and the video of Dax and Tank http://youtu.be/ea11S6zE7yo )

... And Everyone in Between!!
http://www.flickr.com/photos/dogstarranch/sets/72157632364175803/
(and the video at http://youtu.be/gOMbxU7YIcY)

Happy Friday Everyone!!

Thursday, December 27, 2012



What a Busy, Busy fun day!! 
These pooches are counting down the days till the New Year to celebrate!! 
Can you find your dog in all the fun?

Meet Blake



http://dogstarranchmywayhome.blogspot.com/2012/12/meet-blake.html 

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Merry Christmas!



We hope everyone had a great holiday as all of the pups that were here with us did!!
HAPPY HOLIDAYS!
Dog Star Ranch wants to give all dogs somethin' to bark about and we are very proud to share some numbers with you (1/1/2012 to 12/26/2012)!  Our goal is to help all dogs become wonderful canine citizens, help newly adopted or rescued dogs to make the transition into a home setting, help keep dogs in their homes, and help dogs find their forever homes.  Thank you for your support of Dog Star Ranch and helping us support local rescue organizations and their efforts!

A.  When someone adopts a dog through a rescue, we offer discounts to help them with the transition of their new family member.  We offer a discount to use the parks, first free grooming, and free training options.  We also offer discounts to volunteers of these rescues for their own dogs as a thank you for their support and help.  This number is the value for the services that DSR donated to this program!  

B.  The Dog Star Ranch My Way Home (MWH) Program works with Pound Buddies by bringing on a few dogs at a time to DSR, allowing them time to unwind and be a dog, teaching them manners and basic skills, and helps find their forever home.  We currently have two girls in this program - Baylee and Layla.  To learn more about the program, check out dogstarranchmywayhome.blogspot.com.  This number is the donation that DSR has done so far this year to the MWH program!  

C.  Dog Star Ranch works closely with rescues, such as Pound Buddies and the Humane Society, providing services such as free daycare for foster dogs and training evaluations and help when needed.  This number is the amount of services DSR has donated to these programs to help foster and adoptable dogs be ready to find their new home!


D.  And this value, $24,154.79 is the Grand Total (as of 12/26/2012) that Dog Star Ranch has donated in services and support to local rescue programs, newly adopted dogs, and the MWH program!!  We are very proud to share this with you and thank you for your support of our efforts at DSR and the efforts and time of the local rescues!  We hope that 2013 is just as successful and we are able to help more dogs find their forever families and more families find their forever friends!!


Merry Christmas to you all and may you all have a wonderful start to the 2013 year!!

Monday, December 24, 2012

Weekends of the 22nd



Here are the photos from this past weekend! 
All of the Staff at DSR and our furry friends would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas!!

Friday, December 21, 2012

WE MADE IT!!



Looks like we all survived 12/21/12! 
And the dogs are celebrating that the world is still here!!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Warning: Puppies at Play!

Pippa, Max, Buddy, and Penny doing what puppies do best!  


http://dogstarranchmywayhome.blogspot.com/2012/12/miss-baylee-is-helpin-jen-and-carol-at.html

Wet dogs... Wind blowin'... Snow fallin'... Just another December day in Michigan

For some reason, the Flickr account is not letting me share the slideshow version.  So click on the photos below.  There are only a few pics as the rain was a not cooperating!  

http://www.flickr.com/photos/dogstarranch/sets/72157632296866678/

Check this out!! Bringfido.com is releasing a "Ruff Guide to the United States" this spring and Dog Star Ranch is in there!
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/bringfido/ruff-guide-to-the-united-states

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

December 18th


The Holiday Season

'Tis the holiday season, and all through the house
The puppies are squeaking an old rubber mouse.
The decorations which had merrily hung on the door
Are scattered in pieces, all over the floor.

The stockings that hung in a neat little row,
Now boast a hole in each one of the toes.
The tree was subjected to bright-eyed whims,
And now, although splendid, it's missing some limbs.

I catch them and hold them, be good I insist.
They lick me, then run off to see what they've missed.
And now as I watch them, the thought comes to me,
That theirs is the spirit all holidays should be.

Should Children and Puppies yet show us the way,
And teach us the joy that should come with this season?
Could they bring the message that's written above,
And tell us that, most of all, Happiness is Love!!





Monday, December 17, 2012



These pups sure did have a blast today with all their friends!! Can you pick out your furry K9?

Friday, December 14, 2012



Another busy day in daycare!
 All these pups had a blast today out on their runs, 
they should be very tired when they go home tonight!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

And the magic numbers of the day are 14, 43, 65, and 192!

Today we were so happy to have 43 Doggie DayStars here today for daycare! They joined the 14 boarding guests and made full use of a sunny day! What a wonderful way to spend a Thursday! And the Star Buddies had so, so much fun that the camera came back up to the front desk with 192 photos on it! I did weed some of them out, but here are the remaining 65. Enjoy!


http://www.flickr.com/photos/dogstarranch/sets/72157632241307806/


Do you have a dog that you are working with on their basic manners and general obedience and you would like a hand in doing so??  Does your dog come to DSR daycare on a regular basis??

Consider DSR’s Structured Doggie Daycare program!

Through this program, your dog will still greatly enjoy their daycare day, but it will also contain manners and structure at ever turn – sitting at each door or gate, walking nicely on a leash when asked, discouraging jumping up at the humans…  This is great for pups, older ones that may need a refresher, or to reinforce what you are working on in a training class.  The blonde pup, Max, in this photo is one of our many success stories of our Structured DC program!  Let your’s be the next! 
($20 per session in addition to the daycare cost, 10% off for Sirius Star Park Members).



http://dogstarranchtraining.blogspot.com/2012/12/re-introducing-dsr-structured-doggie.html

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

video


These pups were having a blast out on their run today!

Happy 12/12/12!



Everyone seemed to have a little extra fun to celebrate 12/12/12 a video will be posted soon of one of the groups out on their run!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

December 11th, 2012



At last our camera trouble are over!! 
We have gotten a new one are back to our regular schedule 
of posting pictures everyday! Enjoy!

Monday, December 10, 2012




Hola amigos! 
Just as a heads up, we are having some "technical difficulties" with our camera (sorry!).  We'll be back on track shortly :) Thank you!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Thursday, 12/6/2012

Puppy Playtime in the Parks!  It's good to be a dog at DSR doggie daycare :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKX5Jm1S8U0&feature=plcp

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nr2SUg97ljk



http://www.flickr.com/photos/dogstarranch/sets/72157632194578214/


Monday, December 3, 2012

Happy Monday!



After a beautiful weekend everyone is taking advantage of this warm weather before all the snow comes look at all these dogs havin a blast!

Friday, November 30, 2012

A Special Friday :)

Today we say fair well to a special friend!  On Sunday, Miss Rosie flies back to join her family in California. Safe travels and thank you so much for visiting DSR while you were in Michigan!  We hope to see you again down the road...  

We also had a newbie join us today.  Miss Daisy came for her first day of doggie daycare and she LOVED it!!  What a great way to end the week :)


http://www.flickr.com/photos/dogstarranch/sets/72157632137212023/

Good bye November, December we'll see ya tomorrow!!

DayStar of the Month ~ Ms. Banjo Orr


It's unanimous!  Miss Banjo Orr won ALL the staff votes for the DayStar of the Month for November 2012.  We all love her smilin' face and waggin' tail!!  Banjo has been coming to DSR for doggie daycare and the parks since 2006.  She loves, absolutely loves, all and any of the humans she encounters.  She velcros right to their sides!  Banjo is a wonderful girl that loves to play and run but equally appreciates her space on the couch, which she claims as her spot every time.  Banjo we always love seeing you join us for daycare and the parks!  Congrats to Miss Banjo for being the Dog Star Ranch DayStar of the Month for November 2012!!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Special gifts for DSR Humans!

NEW, NEW, NEW!!

Rustic Orange Hoodie Sweatshirts (also come in grey)


Black Half Zip Fleece Pullovers


An oldie but a favorite...  Charcoal Half Zip Fleece Pullovers


Some video fun from today's daycare doggies!

Some video fun, Thanx Star Buddy Lauren!!

Dozer and Gus

Doggie Fun! (from 11/28/2012)

It's a tough job, but someone's gotta do it!


It sure is a tough job being a dog and spending the day runnin' with my friends, but someone's gotta do it!  Today was a special day as we had lots of "First Timers" with us!  Welcome aboard Dexter G. along with Finnegan and Murphy R.  Everyone had a great day and will have lots of stories to share with their humans when they head home!




Also don't forget to get your very own magnet!  They are perfect for vehicles or refrigerators!  They are $6 and this is a donation towards the DSR My Way Home Program!


We also have our excellent 2013 DSR calendars in and boy, do they look fabulous!!  They are $15 a piece and all these proceeds also go to the DSR MWH Program!!



Thursday, November 22, 2012



Happy Thanksgiving from all the pooches and staff here at DSR!!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Thanksgiving Preparation!




Wednesday, Nov. 21 Special for Members!

Special for DSR Members: To help make your Thanksgiving Check-in's faster and easier, we will open our office at 8am for DSR Park Members to check in early if they would like on Wednesday, Nov. 21. The Office will only be open until 12pm that day, closed on Thursday, Nov. 22, and open from 9am to 6pm on Friday, Nov. 23

Saturday, November 17, 2012

A Special Place for Miss Sophie

A Special Place

You have a special place Dear Lord,
that I know you'll always keep.
A special place reserved for dogs,
when they quietly fall asleep.

With large and airy kennels,
and a yard for hiding bones.
With maybe a little babbling creek,
that chatters over stones.

With wide green fields and flowers,
for those who never knew.
about running freely under,
Your sky of perfect blue.

Lord, I know You keep this Special Place,
And so to you I Pray.
For one Special
Boxer,
Who quietly died today.

She was full of strength & love,
and so very, very wise.
The puppy look she once had,
Had long since left her eyes.

She is dearly missed my Lord,
By a very good friend of mine.
She went to join her ancestors,
To Your land that is Devine.

So, speak to
Sophie softly please,
And give her a warm hello.
She's a Special gift to you Dear Lord,
From
Dog Star Ranch, who loved her so.

(originally written by Jan Cooper, 1994)


Friday, November 16, 2012

November 16



HOT OFF THE PRESS!! The calendars just came in for 2013! 
Stop in the Wag-on-Inn to pick one up for yourself!! 
They are $15 which goes towards the My Way Home Program!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Big Dogs just wanna have FUN!


http://www.flickr.com/photos/dogstarranch/sets/72157632015095639/

Wednesday, November 14, 2012




What a busy fun filled daycare day we have had for a Wednesday with 30+ dogs to play with!!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Monday, November 12, 2012



We had plenty of friends spending the weekend with us but we will have a lot more next week!! Don't forget to call and make any reservations for grooming or boarding soon WE WILL FILL UP!! We only have a few spots left in boarding for over Thanksgiving so call now to save your spot!! 231-766-0444

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Election Day!


THE VOTES ARE IN!! 
It appears that every dog today voted that they love the Daycare Program and the Ranch!!
How did your dog vote?

Monday, November 5, 2012


Daycare Fun

Upcoming Training Schedule


* Class A: Risin’ Star Basic Obedience Class at 6:00 pm – Instructor: Tyler A.
* Class B: Risin’ Star Basic Obedience Class at 6:00 pm. – Instructor: Lauren R.
* Class C: Risin’ Star Basic Obedience Class at 10:45am – Instructor: Tyler A.
** Class D: Give your dog somethin’ to bark about! Class at 12:00 pm – Instructor: Tyler A.

* All Risin’ Star Basic Obedience Classes meet for an hour per session per week for six weeks.  If you have done a Basic class before (at DSR or elsewhere you are eligible to retake this one for 50% off).  Cost: $125.00 (Sirius Star Park Members receive a 10% discount)

** The Bark! Class is a fun class filled with canine tricks and games.  This meets for an hour per session per week for four weeks.  Cost: $100.00 (Sirius Star Park Members receive a 10% discount)

Saturday, November 3, 2012

All the Votes are In!!

And all the Votes are In!  The first place winner in each division wins a Luxury DSR boarding weekend, drop off Friday between 2pm-6pm, picking up on Sunday, with a grooming ($200 value)!!  The second place winner in each division wins a day of DSR Doggie Daycare and a Bath!

Most Votes!
DSR Picks!


Friday, November 2, 2012


Another fun filled day with 30+ dogs in daycare!!

http://www.flickr.com//photos/dogstarranch/sets/72157631912684606/show/



Thursday, November 1, 2012

Welcome to November 1, 2012






All of us at Dog Star Ranch are very strong supporters in rescue organizations and those that choose to adopt. Check this out...

Looking at Jan. 1, 2012 to Oct. 27, 2012 Dog Star Ranch has donated $10,850.50 in services to rescues, like Pound Buddies and the Humane Society, and to newly adopted dogs!!! 
Our annual fall fundraiser (Saturday, Oct. 27) with the auction of the wooden dogs, photogra
pher, and other donation (not including our pet hair dye promotions) we would like to greatly thank all involved because $910.00 was raised for the DSR My Way Home Program so we can continue to help dogs find their forever families!!! 

For all your support of the Ranch and the My Way Home program, we'd like to say 


Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

HAPPY HALLOWEEN




















Happy Halloween!


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Tuesday, October 30, 2012


http://www.flickr.com/photos/dogstarranch/sets/72157631889833422/

We have plenty of fun muddy dogs here today!

Monday, October 29, 2012


What a fun weekend we had at the Ranch!! Thank you for everyone who joined us at our My Way Home event on Saturday!!

Costume Contest!!


Voting will end on Monday, November 2nd, you can go and vote on Facebook by liking you favorite costume photo or email your vote to jenn@dogstarranch.com!! Winners will be announced Monday, November 5th!

Friday, October 26, 2012

October 26th


What a fun busy day getting ready for our event tomorrow!! We hope to see you all out there tomorrow!! The Event is from 1-3pm, we will being doing a fun walk out in the nature trails along with a costume contest and a trick contest!! A photographer will also be present to do personized photos of you and your dog. All the proceeds from tomorrow will go towards the My Way Home Program!! HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!


Wednesday, October 24, 2012

October 24


http://www.flickr.com/photos/dogstarranch/sets/72157631845051504/

It's getting closer and closer to our Event this weekend!! Will you be there to join the fun?

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Dog Star Ranch will have a Pet Photographer here just for you!

Good morning everyone!  Now I know that a lot of pet owners are like myself and LOVE photos of their furry kids!  On Saturday, October 27 we are having our fall fundraiser and Arf Walk for the DSR My Way Home Program so that we can help more dogs find their ways home.  At this event we will have a wonderful photographer on hand to take a personal photo of you and your companion or just your companion, which ever you would like.  For a $20 donation, you get a personal sitting, a free 5x7, and the option to purchase more prints if you’d like.  All proceeds go to the DSR My Way Home program!  I would like to personally invite you for this event and plan to capture another memory that you’ll cherish for always!  All are welcome so please spread the word around and we hope to see you then!


Event Details:
Saturday, October 27
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Located at Dog Star Ranch
4200 Whitehall Road. Muskegon, Mich. 49445
(231)766-0444
jenn@dogstarranch.com
** This event will be rain or shine, just keep your fingers crossed for shine.  If the weather decides otherwise, we’ll move into the arena.**