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, December 24, 2013

Christmas Eve!





Dog Star Ranch would like to thank you for 10 amazing years 
and for the opportunity to give your dog somethin' to back about!

Monday, December 23, 2013

Happy Holidays!




Christmas Eve Doggie Daycare

Are you planning to bring your fur baby to doggie daycare tomorrow (December 24)? Grooming room appointments are filling up fast for tomorrow so if you want you pup to go home clean for the holiday please give us a call today so we can plan for tomorrow.  Daycare pick up's are between 5:00 pm and 6:00 pm.  The office does close at 12:00 pm, but just ring the doorbell for your pick up if the front door is locked.  Have a Merry Christmas!! 

Dog Star Ranch Office Holiday Hours

Tuesday, 12/24:   9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Wednesday, 12/25:  CLOSED / Merry Christmas
Thursday and Friday: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Saturday, 12/28: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Sunday, 12/29:  CLOSED

Monday, 12/30:  9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Tuesday, 12/31:   9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Wednesday, 1/1/14:  CLOSED / Happy New Year
Thursday and Friday: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Saturday, 1/4: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Sunday, 1/5:  CLOSED


Monday, 1/6:  9:00 am to 6:00 pm / Return to regular office hours. 
We all hope you had a wonderful holiday season and thank you for choosing us to give your dog somethin’ to bark about in 2013!


Friday, December 20, 2013


What is your dog getting you for Christmas this year?? The game has been EXTENDED!!

How about a dinner out?? Dog Star Ranch is hosting a holiday scavenger hunt that would enter their humans, a.k.a. you, for a gift certificate to a local restaurant (yet to be determined)! It will start on Monday, December 16 to Wednesday, December 25 at 6:00 pm. Monday, December 16 we’ll be posting a list of eight clues to different locations within our 48 acres dog parks. The complete list of clues will be available on our Facebook page and available at the front desk. When you come to the designated locations (they will be marked with some holiday cheer), take a photo of your pup at that spot. The clues do not need to be done in order. Once you have all eight photos, send them over in a jpg or jpeg form to jenn@dogstarranch.com. To make sure that we don’t miss a photo, please don’t send any over until you have the completed eight. We will share completed collections of photographs on our Facebook page. Only one entry per human / dog team. 

You can do them all in one day or throughout the week. You can take as long as you’d like to collect the photos, just make sure to email all the photos over to Jen by 6:00 pm on Wednesday, December 25, 2013 to be entered in the drawing. The winning pet parent will be drawn randomly and announced on our Facebook page prior to the New Year. 

This is open to the public and not just for DSR park members! If you are new to the Ranch, your dog would need to have a passing temperament test (one time fee of $15), but you would also get a free daypass ($10 value) to head out to the parks for your first time! Once the clues are posted on our Facebook page on Monday, the games begin! Happy Holiday Hunting!!

Location:
Dog Star Ranch
4200 Whitehall Road
Muskegon, Mi 49445
(231)766-0444
www.dogstarranch.com

Clues listed below:

Begging for a chance
To break that Winter Funk
Then come join us at the Ranch
For a snowy, while-you-mosey, scavenger hunt!

Clue 1: 
Once out of your car
You won’t have to go far
To find this first stop of many
Continue inside and speak to Jenny

Clue 2:
To add to your tally
Head to this well-known alley
To continue the thrill
Scan around the hill

Clue 3:
This is no small task
You may need to take a break
To have any chance to grasp
What is really at stake

Clue 4:
BoDean’s is the place
You’ll want to be post-haste
So enjoy this little jaunt
But don’t forget to hunt

Clue 5:
Head out the door
Past the previous four
Go around the bend
And you’ll soon reach the end

Clue 6:
To continue your lark
We head to this park
Central to this locale
You may find a holdin’ corral

Clue 7:
If perchance you happen to glance
To the right as you enter the Ranch
You might spy with your little eyes
A park in which a blue shed lies

Clue 8:
This park is attractive
For your hyperactive
Fur babies and mutts
Now grab this photo and strut

Monday, December 16, 2013



Holiday Scavenger Hunt




Hints:

Begging for a chance
To break that Winter Funk
Then come join us at the Ranch
For a snowy, while-you-mosey, scavenger hunt!

Clue 1:
Once out of your car
You won’t have to go far
To find this first stop of many
Continue inside and speak to Jenny

Clue 2:
To add to your tally
Head to this well-known alley
To continue the thrill
Scan around the hill

Clue 3:
This is no small task
You may need to take a break
To have any chance to grasp
What is really at stake

Clue 4:
BoDean’s is the place
You’ll want to be post-haste
So enjoy this little jaunt
But don’t forget to hunt

Clue 5:
Head out the door
Past the previous four
Go around the bend
And you’ll soon reach the end

Clue 6:
To continue your lark
We head to this park
Central to this locale
You may find a holdin’ corral

Clue 7:
If perchance you happen to glance
To the right as you enter the Ranch
You might spy with your little eyes
A park in which a blue shed lies

Clue 8:
This park is attractive
For your hyperactive
Fur babies and mutts
Now grab this photo and strut

Congratulations!



How about a dinner out??  Dog Star Ranch is hosting a holiday scavenger hunt that would enter their humans, a.k.a. you, for a gift certificate to a local restaurant (yet to be determined)!  It will start on Monday, December 16 to Friday, December 20 at 6:00 pm.  Monday, December 16 we’ll be posting a list of eight clues to different locations within our 48 acres dog parks.  The complete list of clues will be available on our Facebook page and available at the front desk.  When you come to the designated locations (they will be marked with some holiday cheer), take a photo of your pup at that spot.  The clues do not need to be done in order.  Once you have all eight photos, send them over in a jpg or jpeg form to jenn@dogstarranch.com.  To make sure that we don’t miss a photo, please don’t send any over until you have the completed eight.  We will share completed collections of photographs on our Facebook page.  Only one entry per human / dog team.

You can do them all in one day or throughout the week.  You can take as long as you’d like to collect the photos, just make sure to email all the photos over to Jen by 6:00 pm on Friday, December 20, 2013 to be entered in the drawing.  The winning pet parent will be drawn randomly and announced on our Facebook page on Monday, December 23.     

This is open to the public and not just for DSR park members!  If you are new to the Ranch, your dog would need to have a passing temperament test (one time fee of $15), but you would also get a free daypass ($10 value) to head out to the parks for your first time!  Once the clues are posted on our Facebook page on Monday, the games begin!  Happy Holiday Hunting!!

Location:
Dog Star Ranch
4200 Whitehall Road
Muskegon, Mi 49445
(231)766-0444

Friday, December 13, 2013



Thank you for joining us today Mr. Dayley!  We hear that this is your last day with us before you move into your new home.  Best of luck on your new adventures and know that you can always come and visit us anytime!


What is your dog getting you for Christmas??

How about a dinner out??  Dog Star Ranch is hosting a holiday scavenger hunt that would enter their humans, a.k.a. you, for a gift certificate to a local restaurant (yet to be determined)!  It will start on Monday, December 16 to Friday, December 20 at 6:00 pm.  Monday, December 16 we’ll be posting a list of eight clues to different locations within our 48 acres dog parks.  The complete list of clues will be available on our Facebook page and available at the front desk.  When you come to the designated locations (they will be marked with some holiday cheer), take a photo of your pup at that spot.  The clues do not need to be done in order.  Once you have all eight photos, send them over in a jpg or jpeg form to jenn@dogstarranch.com.  To make sure that we don’t miss a photo, please don’t send any over until you have the completed eight.  We will share completed collections of photographs on our Facebook page.  Only one entry per human / dog team.

You can do them all in one day or throughout the week.  You can take as long as you’d like to collect the photos, just make sure to email all the photos over to Jen by 6:00 pm on Friday, December 20, 2013 to be entered in the drawing.  The winning pet parent will be drawn randomly and announced on our Facebook page on Monday, December 23.     

This is open to the public and not just for DSR park members!  If you are new to the Ranch, your dog would need to have a passing temperament test (one time fee of $15), but you would also get a free daypass ($10 value) to head out to the parks for your first time!  Once the clues are posted on our Facebook page on Monday, the games begin!  Happy Holiday Hunting!!

Location:
Dog Star Ranch
4200 Whitehall Road
Muskegon, Mi 49445
(231)766-0444

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Happy Tuesday!


Winter Dog Gone Waggin' Protocol during Severe Weather

I just wanted to send over a note for all our Dog Gone Waggin’ passengers.  Unfortunately it looks like the winter and the snow might be here to stay.  When weather conditions get severe, for the safety of the driver, the bus, and your furry kids the bus will not be coming to your area if schools in your area are closed.  As soon as we check the news and make the call not run the bus, we will post it on the WZZM closings.

If there are times when weather in the morning was okay, but conditions worsen as the day goes on, we may be in touch with you and do the evening delivery earlier than expected.  We will make sure to contact you if this case arises.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions.  As we are starting to get into the blustery cold, winter weather, I wanted to make sure to send this note out as a reminder for the winter weather bus policy.

Have a wonderful holiday season!!  Thank you for choosing Dog Star Ranch to give your dog somethin’ to bark about today!

Tuesday, December 3, 2013


Best wishes to Leo and your mom on your new journey and your move to your new home!  It has been wonderful getting to know you and playing with you in the parks!  Definitely make sure to stop by and say hello next time you are in the Muskegon area and thank you to your mom for the yummy doughnuts. 

Friday, November 29, 2013

DayStar of the Month ~ October 2013


It is with great pleasure that we are announcing River Minty has been voted the DSR DayStar of the Month for November.  River started coming to the Ranch in September 2009.  She was a happy puppy ready to play and run with the best of them.  In 2011 River was diagnosed with Addison’s disease that compromised her immune system.  One of the medications she was put on had caused her to gain weight quickly.  In July 2013 we worked with her mom and set up a game plan to get River back to her skinny minnie self!  River comes to daycare two days per week on the Dog-Gone-Waggin’ and she loves it!!  When she started in July, Chris needed to lift River into the van as she was unable to do so herself.  River started with only one small little walk in the parks as to not overdo her or stress her body.  Now she is on two full walks per day and is doing great!  River is now 20 pounds lighter than she was when she started and well on her way to a healthy weight!  River, we love being a part of this journey for you and so happy that we are able to help you.  We hope to have many, many more happy memories with you down the roads ahead and we are so happy to say that you have been named the DayStar of the Month for November 2013.  Congrats Miss River Minty!

Friday, November 22, 2013

HaPpY fRiDaY eVeRyOnE!!



Daycare Information for the Holiday week:

It's almost Turkey Time!!  Yummy!  Looking at the holiday schedule, I wanted to make sure you all knew that the only day we will not have Daycare available is Thursday, November 28.  Wednesday, November 27 the office does close at 12:00 pm, but we will all be here much later than that.  Those that come to Daycare on Wednesday, when you come back in the afternoon, you'll just have to ring the doorbell.

Do you want a CLEAN dog for the holidays??  Please let us know sooner than later as the grooming room is filling up for Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of next week.  

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving everyone and thank you for choosing us to give your dog somethin' to bark about!!

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Greetings from Dog Star Ranch!

Greetings Pet Parents,

All of us at Dog Star Ranch hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving and start to your holiday season!  We are all getting ready to share the holidays with our favorite canine guests and we are super excited.  The holidays are always wonderful and merry around the Ranch. 

I wanted to send over a couple of notes your way.  Wednesday, November 27, we will be open from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm and closed on Thursday, November 28 for Thanksgiving.  We will be right back with our regular hours for the office and daycare on Friday, November 29.  For those of you that are boarding your furbabies with us over the holiday please don’t worry.  We do have staff that will be here on Thanksgiving caring for the guests, we just will not have the office open.  We always have staff here from 6:00 am to 9:00 pm every day, even when the office is not available.  We are definitely close to being full for Thanksgiving so if you need to make a reservation, please call (231)766-0444 and we can get that set up for you.

NEW!!  Starting December 2013 our off leash Socials in the Parks will be FREE to DSR park members!  These are nice, relaxing walk in our dog parks with a group of dogs and a Dog Star Ranch trainer to supervise.  They are an excellent way to see how your dog interacts with other dogs, how they act with their humans present, and work on any issues you may be seeing during group play.  During the month of December, Socials are on Tuesday nights at 6:00 pm and Saturdays at 9:00 am, but that will be changing in January.  We do ask for at least three people to be pre-scheduled the day before to help the trainers plan.  Again, the Socials in the Parks will be free for park members and $20 for non-members.

Starting in January, the Chillity Classes will continue to grow and expand!  What is Chillity you ask?  Chillity is a great class that is “chill” or fun agility!  Chillity 1 starts you on the basics and teaches you how to properly and safely use each obstacle.  Chillity 2 continues and adds more complicated obstacles, such as the weave poles.  It also works on timing, course planning, and so much more!  Next on the list is Family Chillity! This is a new one that highly encourages you to join with your whole family, young or old, and enjoy agility together!  It’s a great way to work as a pack with your pup!  These classes will resume in January so check out the attached calendar for dates and times.  All of our training classes run for 6 weeks.  You would meet once per week for 6 weeks for about an hour per session.  Chillity, Basic 1, and Basic 2 classes are $125 for the course.  Sirius Star Members receive 10% off all their training options at the Ranch! 

Have you heard of all the amazing things that we are doing through our Structured Daycare Programs??  These are our “online training” options that really have been a huge success!  During the Structured Program, the dogs come at least once per week for doggie daycare.  When they are here, the trainers will pull them out at some point during the day and work with them.  It may be just working on manners or dealing with more advance issues.  At the end of the day, the trainer will send you an email to talk about they worked on that day and homework for you to work on at home.  To learn more about the Structure Daycare Program, call (231)766-0444 today and we’ll get you more information.

I think that is all the information that I wanted to make sure to share with you for now.  Please let me know if you have any questions or wish to enroll in any of our classes or programs.  Have a very wonderful holiday season!!

 Jen Goudreau

Dog Star Ranch
4200 Whitehall Road
Muskegon, Mich. 49445
(231)766-0444
www.dogstarranch.com 




Saturday, November 16, 2013

Happy, Happy BIRTHDAY!!!


Happy 3rd Birthday Miss Gracie


Happy 1st Birthday Skazka!