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!