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, 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 :)


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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!


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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!!

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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!