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, May 31, 2012

Cool Summer Day :)

It was a perfect day for our daycare pooches today! Our energetic pups didnt have to worry about getting to hot while running around because of the cool breeze, and our snugglers used the cooler weather to get closer to their favorite star buddy or friend. Needless to say it was all smiles at the Ranch today :)

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Look at all the happy faces!! This weekend and for the rest of the summer the office will be open from 12-4pm to allow non-members who have already had their temperment tests completed out into the parks. This does not change the boarding times they will all stay the same, there also will be no temperment tests given during these times too! We can't wait to see you guys out there!

Meet Sparkie!

Just Dogs Grand Haven and Dog Star Ranch
proudly present our participant in the Grand Haven Arf Walk…  Drum roll please…

Sparkie is a four foot high dog that will spend his summer in Grand Haven in front of Just Dogs Grand Haven and will return to Dog Star Ranch in the fall, but Sparkie is far from your average dog!  Sparkie is designed with wood, paint, electrical wires, and lots of heart and soul (along with some scuffed knuckles and swollen fingers).  To see photos from the start to the finish, check out the photo album on our Dog Star Ranch Facebook page.  Each side of Sparkie tells a very different story… 

 Lost is a dog that is searching for his forever home and family.  He may be a stray walking down the road or a face looking through the cages at you from the shelter.  He is very rough around the edges with lots of frayed ends, matting on ears and tail, severely long toe nails, and a face is full of longing and sadness.  He is truly Lost. 

Loved is a dog that has found his way home.  He has a well groomed, curly coat, a collar picked out just for him, bright eyes and face, and a home that truly loves him.  I’m pretty sure he also has a nice couch to snooze on.  Every dog deserves to be Loved!

This summer Sparkie has a goal and he needs your help to reach it!  Other than being a very entertaining character in the streets of downtown Grand Haven in front of Just Dogs GH, Sparkie will also be raising funds for the DSR My Way Home Program!  We are setting a goal amount (yet to be determined) and if we reach this goal, DSR will give TWO dogs the Golden Ticket and pull them from the shelter.  Through our My Way Home program, we are able to help rehabilitate dogs and help them find their forever way home.  We have so far had a 100% success rate and hope to be able to help many, many more dogs in the future.

Part of Grand Haven’s Art Walk and Arf Walk is hosting an event in downtown Grand Haven where people can come and vote for their favorite Arf Walk dogs.  As we learn more details about this event, I will definitely be sharing this with you so that you all can come and vote for Sparkie!    

Dog Star Ranch loves to think outside the box and this has provoked us to take a step further with the Grand Haven Arf Walk and bring it to our 48 acres of dog parks!  We have smaller dogs available for purchase at the Wag-On-Inn for $35 and that money goes back to the city of Grand Haven.  We are encouraging clients and park members to decorate one of their own!  They can then keep their completed dog but we highly encourage them to bring the finished results to DSR!  We’ll put it on a stand for security and protection and place them throughout the parks for all to see!  We will be scheduling our own party in the parks this fall to highlight all the amazing dogs!  We are going to plan this event around Sparkie’s return to DSR.  At that time you can take your small dog home with you or donate it to DSR.  Those dogs that are donated will be auctioned off and that money raised will go back into the DSR My Way Home Program!

All of the staff at DSR is working together as a team to create three unique dogs to contribute.  Each department (Star Buddies, Grooming Buddies, and Office Buddies) are collectively creating a dog that they will be presenting shortly!  The first to make an appearance is Roxanne, Roxy for short, from the Grooming Buddies!  See how a messy dirty dog turns fabulous!

The Office Buddies are still in the works of putting theirs together.  We have had lots of help from the park members.  He/She has yet to be named…

The Star Buddies are doing theirs in a collaboration of the holidays and seasons.  He/She is really turning out great and we can’t wait to see it fully completed!  Their dog is also waiting for a name…

This has truly been an amazing experience and we hope that everyone can enjoy seeing and making the art work like we did!  We also hope that all the dogs and Sparkie really make an impact and promote awareness for the DSR My Way Home program and all rescue organizations out there.  There are way too many dogs out there that are Lost, together we can help more of them become Loved.

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4200 Whitehall Road
Muskegon, Mich. 49445
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107 Washington Avenue
Grand Haven, Mich. 49417
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Tuesday, May 29, 2012


What is the best way for your dog to spend their Birthdays?!?!? Of course in Daycare!! Today we had TWO birthdays!! It was Maggie S. and Dozer F. (highlighted photos) birthday today! Nothings better than spending a birthday playing with all their friends at the Ranch!!!

Friday, May 25, 2012

What a pefect day to go out to the ponds!!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Happy Birthday Buddy Franks!

What a perfect day for celebrating a Doggie Birthday!!  The weather was perfect for a pool party and everyone jumped right on in!

Happy Birthday Buddy Franks and Thank You so much for spending it with us!!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Today was Cooper (blue) and Emma's (Pink) first time in daycare!!
Both of them seem to be having the time of their lives and love meeting all of theother Daycare Dogs!!! 

Monday, May 21, 2012

After a hot weekend the Daycare dogs loved having a nice cool day to play outside with out having to worry about getting to hot!!


Well so far the Groomers have completed their dog and named her Roxy!! She is going to look great out in the parks!! So far the other departments have somewhat started theirs and the Front Office has got big plans for theirs!! Make sure your pup comes and visits us this week in Daycare to get in on the action!! If you would like to create one yourself call now and we will set a dog aside for you!!

Friday, May 18, 2012

What a beautiful warm day we have!!! It's starting to look more and more like summer!!!
Well yesterday was a bit of a crazy day but here are
the cute pictures from all of our Daycare dogs from then!!! 
Yesterday was Bode T's 8th Birthday!!
We were all so happy that we spent his
special day here at the Ranch in Daycare!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Look at all those happy faces!!!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

GH Arf Walk

Dog Star Ranch along with Just Dogs Grand Haven is working on a large dog for the GH Arf Walk, but we are also bringing the Arf Walk to DSR! We will be encouraging park members to purchase a small dog (we will have some or then can get the...m from Michigan Rag) to decorate and they will be displayed throughout the DSR 48 acre dog park system! You'll be able to come and walk your dogs along with viewing unlimited art pieces! We can't wait to see how creative you'll be!! We currently have one small dog on display in the Wag-on-Inn, but we'll pick up 10 on Friday. Reserve your's today! Any questions?


Sure is pretty nice seeing all the siling faces in Daycare everyday!

Monday, May 14, 2012

Today we had a new face in the Daycare program!!! His name is Clarence the Great Dane!! He sure did have a blast meeting all the other Daycare dogs!!

Friday, May 11, 2012

Nothings better than spending the day in Daycare!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

So how many Daycare DogStars do you think we had today??

 And Welcome Miss Minnie to your first day!  You definitely picked a good one to come :)

Today we gave  DayStars somethin' to bark about!!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

What a beautiful sunny day to spend in Doggie Daycare!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Monday, May 7, 2012

Sam B.

Ms. Sam has been coming to Daycare at the Ranch since she was a tiny little puppy!! Ever since then every time she is here for daycare she MUST have her lap time with Carol and then get a treat and if she doesn’t get her lap time she will let everyone know it until she gets it!!! J


What a perfect day to get muddy!!!!
Call soon if you would like your pup to get
freshened up before going home today!!!!

Friday, May 4, 2012

The weather may be a bit gloomy but that doesn't stop the pups in daycare from having a blast out on their runs!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Rain brings mud puddles and there is nothing more that dogs love than to spalsh around in the mud and get as dirty as possible!!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

What a great day to be in doggie daycare!!!

Just in time for summer!

These were such a big hit last year for our staff that we want to make them available for you!
These tie dyed shirts come in two colors ~ teal and orange.  The front has our logo on the left pocket and the back says "Give your dog somethin' to bark about!"
Grab yours today for $20.00 just in time for summer!