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)

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

DayStar of the Month ~ January 2012

What a great way to start the year, with Mr. Rudy Pallante as our January DayStar of the Month! Rudy has been coming to Dog Star Ranch since 2007 as a park member and daycare participant. Over the last couple years he and his sister, Mia, are biweekly regulars on the Dog-Gone-Waggin’ and they love their bus ride! No leash required! Open their back door to the house and they run right up into the van ready to hit the road! When out on the Star Buddy walks, when Rudy realizes it’s time to head in, he makes sure to get two extra laps in before heading in! Rudy is never seen without a smile and a waggin’ tail! He is a favorite among all the Star Buddies and the Grooming Buddies! Congrats to Rudy Pallante for being the DayStar of the Month for January 2012!

What a beautiful day in our neighborhood!

Monday, January 30, 2012

Brrr.... Jan 30

A Dog's Purpose? (from a 6 year old)...

This originally came to me as an email and I had to share it with you. There is a lot that we can learn from our dogs...

"Being a veterinarian, I had been called to examine a ten-year-old Irish Wolfhound named Belker. The dog's owners, Ron, his wife Lisa, and their little boy Shane, were all very attached to Belker, and they were hoping for a miracle. I examined Belker and found he was dying of cancer. I told the family we couldn't do anything for Belker, and offered to perform the euthanasia procedure for the old dog in their home.


As we made arrangements, Ron and Lisa told me they thought it would be good for six-year-old Shane to observe the procedure. They felt as though Shane might learn something from the experience.


The next day, I felt the familiar catch in my throat as Belker 's family surrounded him. Shane seemed so calm, petting the old dog for the last time, that I wondered if he understood what was going on. Within a few minutes, Belker slipped peacefully away. The little boy seemed to accept Belker's transition without any difficulty or confusion. We sat together for a while after Belker's Death, wondering aloud about the sad fact that animal lives are shorter than human lives.Shane, who had been listening quietly, piped up, ''I know why.''


Startled, we all turned to him. What came out of his mouth next stunned me. I'd never heard a more comforting explanation. It has changed the way I try and live. He said,''People are born so that they can learn how to live a good life -- like loving everybody all the time and being nice, right?'' The Six-year-old continued, ''Well, dogs already know how to do that, so they don't have to stay as long.''


Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply. Speak kindly. Remember, if a dog was the teacher you would learn things like: When loved ones come home, always run to greet them. Never pass up the opportunity to go for a joyride. Allow the experience of fresh air and the wind in your face to be pure Ecstasy. Take naps. Stretch before rising. Run, romp, and play daily. Thrive on attention and let people touch you. Avoid biting when a simple growl will do. On warm days, stop to lie on your back on the grass. On hot days, drink lots of water and lie under a shady tree. When you're happy, dance around and wag your entire body. Delight in the simple joy of a long walk. Be loyal. Never pretend to be something you're not. If what you want lies buried, dig until you find it. When someone is having a bad day, be silent, sit close by, and nuzzle them gently."

Thursday, January 26, 2012

A new found friendship.... Benny the beagle has been coming to DSR doggie daycare and parks for years, but never have I seen a relationship like this. Demon is a young pup that has been coming for the past couple weeks and when Demon is put in his crate for a little nap, Benny naps right along with him... Today he went so far as to sleep on the crate that Demon was sleeping in... Here's to many years of fun and friendship with you two boys!!

Thursday, Jan. 26

Wednesday, Jan. 25

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Wednesday, January 18th

Today is starting to look much better than yesterday! According to the Weather Channel the temperature might even get into the 30's today :) so stop out today and take your pup for a fun run out in the park before it gets yucky again!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Wow look at the rain... I mean snow... I mean sleet... I guess I don't know what I mean, but it's messy out there!

What a day! Started with rain, changed to a combo of rain/sleet, thinking it's going to finish out as snow... but you never know in Michigan! It was really, REALLY hard to get good pictures today, so I share what Nick brought in. All the dogs had a great time and enjoyed the mixture falling from the sky!

Monday, January 16, 2012

DSR Doggie Daycare definitely has its Perks! Introducing the "Spruce Me Up!" Special!

** Requirements: Must come to daycare at least once per week

Monday, January 16th

Here are some fun Winter Jokes!

The answers will be posted later!

1. What do snowmen wear on their heads?

2. What's an ig?

3. What do snowmen eat for lunch?

4. Where do snowmen go to dance?

5. How do snowmen travel around?

6. What sort of ball doesn't bounce?

7. How do you know when there is a snowman in your bed?

8. What do you get if cross a snowman and a shark?

Friday, January 13, 2012


Click on these Links Below and they will bring you to some of the vides we had from the pups playing outside today in the snow :)

Fun in the Snow!!

Boy o' Boy it sure did snow last night!! Everyone in Daycare today sure did LOVE this snow, it seems to make play time even better!!

SOON at some point today we will post some videos of the pups playing outside in the snow! :)

Today is the LAST day!!!

Today is the LAST day for the $20 clean up bath and/or $5 nail trims for Daycare dogs!!! We only have a few spots available in the grooming salon so make sure to call (231)766-0444 soon and we can add your daycare pup to the schedule!!

Check out Nala on Petfinder!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Wednesday, January 11th

Today we got to see another new face here at the ranch!! It was Sadie's first day at the Ranch where she joined us in Daycare and got to hangout up at the front desk and meet a whole lot of new friends!!! We look forward to seeing her more in daycare! :)

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Monday, January 9, 2012

Monday, January 9th

With 18 dogs in doggie daycare today everyone sure did have a blast!!! What days are your pups coming out to have some fun in doggie daycare?!?!?

Friday, January 6, 2012

Dog Star Ranch proudly presents...

Dog Star Ranch 2011 DOG of the YEAR!!!

This dog graced us with her unique personality in 2006. She was a work of art in progress from start to finish; sculpting the Dog Star Ranch rules and policies, painting her impression on our training idea protocols. Drawing lines on our daycare routines. She gave us a dog’s view of working outside the box. And leaving an ever lasting imprint on all of our hearts through her teachings, friendships, pistol Annie personality, determined to be the first in every DSR category. She was DSR’s first Shar Pei, the first Shar Pei that grouped, the first to make a mess in the front lobby at the water fountain, She invented “couch time”, she inspired our report cards and journaling details, the first to go to the vet, the first ER call to the DSR owner, the reason for a dog park socials with owner and trainer, the educator of “every dog can be a park member” even if its in special use or on leash on nature trails. The editor of DSR policies and procedures- and called it ”Phoebe tested and approved”.
Phoebe’s humans were gracious with Dog Star Ranch’s trial and tribulations as we worked through the learning curve that not every dog can go right or left sometimes they have to do both at different occasions.
Thanks Phoebe for all you brought to Dog Star Ranch and this is why you were voted 2011 DOG of the YEAR!!!

Friday, Januray 6th

Boy isn't it weird how we have snow one day and the next it is gone!?!? It sure does feel like Spring instead of Winter!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Wednesday, January 4

Boy O' Boy what a beautiful day it is out there!! Today is most definitaly a perfect day to go out and enjoy the parks!! The pups in daycare sure are loving this weather as well!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012


What a crazy way to start off the New Year with a Snow Storm!!!
Us humans may not like the snow but the pups sure do!! Everyone is having a Blast in daycare when playing outside in the snow!