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, January 31, 2013

Good by January! We'll see ya again in 11 months!

Dog Star Ranch presents the DayStar of the Month ~ January 2013

With the end of a great month, we are so happy to share that Miss Pookie Travis has been vote the DSR DayStar of the Month for January 2013!  Pookie has been coming to doggie daycare once per week since March 2011.  Sometimes she wears an adorable sweater, in the chillier months, but she always sports her collar with a bell.  Pookie is a happy go lucky girl with a happy wag in her tail and always a big smile on her face!  She loves her romps in the park just as much as she loves her couch time in the afternoon.  She knows the perfect spot to sit on the couch where she can see who's coming and going at the front desk (right on the back like a cat).  Pookie, we always love to see you and congratulations on being the DayStar of the Month!  

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Muddy Fun!

After a day of non-stop rain we have quite a few muddy and pooped-out pups!! Call now if you would like yours to visit the grooming room to get cleaned up before going home!

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Tuesday, Jan. 29

Rain, rain, go away...  Come again another day...

What a day, what a day!  The front welcome area before the member's entrance is looking like we put in a new pond!  Yard 3 has so much water in it that the overflow is going into the Canine Express!  We are all going to need rowboats to get home, not cars!  

I do have some bummer news for all you DayStar moms and dads...  Due to the rain and fog and overload of water, we were unable to get any photos today of the kids on their Star Buddy Walks.  I can assure you that they all had a blast!  Some of the smaller kids went to the indoor arena with Jessica while the big dogs went out with Emily to the Star Buddy Park.  Emily came in soaked and had just as much fun as they did!  Most of the DayStars will swing by the Grooming Salon to see Carrie prior to departure.

Hopefully the weather doesn't get near as severe as they are calling for tomorrow and we'll be able to get the camera back up and going :) 

Have a great rest of your day, I know your four legged furry kids are having a blast!  We'll do our best to make sure that they don't take all that water home with them :)

Give your dog somethin' to bark about today!

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Jan. 24, 2013

Everyone loves a day in the snow!!  Winter is here!

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Fun Snow Facts :)

Facts and Trivia About Snow

  • Every snowflake has its own unique shape and is different than all other snowflakes.
  • All snowflakes have six sides.
  • Snowflakes aren't always white. Years ago, when coal was used in factories and homes, snow was often grey because the coal dust entered the air and was absorbed by the clouds.
  • The largest snowflakes ever recorded fell in the state of Montana in the United States of America. The snowflakes were 15 inches in diameter.
  • The snow capital of the United States is Stampede Pass in Washington State. Each year, the average snowfall is 430 inches.
  • The average snowflake falls at a speed of 3.1 miles per hour.
  • Billions of snowflakes fall during one short snowstorm.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013


For those of you that may be new to the bus or just a reminder for the winter season:

If there is a school closing in your district due to weather conditions, the Dog-Gone-Waggin' will not be running.  It is for the safety of our driver and the safety of all the dogs that would be on board.  Stay safe and warm today everyone!!

Monday, January 21, 2013

Friday, January 18, 2013

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Happy Thursday Everyone!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Canine Nutritional Seminar

Do you want to know what’s really in your
dog’s food dish?

Dog Star Ranch Presents
** A Canine Nutritional Seminar **
with Tammy Deering
Representative with Stella and Chewy’s natural
food for dogs and cats

This free seminar will help educate you on canine nutrition.  You’ll be able to ask questions or concerns you may have with your own dog’s nutritional needs.  We are still working on the details so check back here or on Facebook for more information.

When:  Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Time: Yet to be determined
Location:  Dog Star Ranch
4200 Whitehall Road, Muskegon, Michigan 49445
To reserve your spot, please call (231)766-0444 or email by Friday, February 22, 2013 so we know how many guests to plan for.  You can also reserve a spot by “joining” the event on our Facebook page.  Please do not bring your dog with you.  This is just for the humans.

January 15th

Monday, January 14, 2013

Some of our new Daycare Friends out on their Run!

January 14

What a big change for Michigan! Saturday we have 50 degree weather and today we have snow!! Oh the joys of living in Michigan!

Thursday, January 10, 2013

It's GRRRREEATT to be a Dog at Dog Star Ranch!

It's GRRRREEATT to be a Dog at Dog Star Ranch!

Thanx for letting us give your dog somethin' special to bark about today!

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Happy Dog 

I’m a happy dog at the park
I yelp and woof and bark
Along with the sound
Us dogs run around
I’m a happy dog at the park

I’m a happy dog at the park
You may think me off the mark
But I’m not by mistake
In the mud by the lake
I’m a happy dog at the park

I’m a happy dog at the park
I hunt like a big hairy shark
When the bunnies trail
Puts a spring in my tail
I’m a happy dog at the park

I’m a happy dog at the park
I’m glad that some bright spark
Brought a ball to throw
Now off I go
I’m a happy dog at the park

I’m a happy dog at the park
I’ll be wagging well into the dark
Enjoy fresh air and fun
Is my tip everyone
I’m a happy dog at the park 

Friday, January 4, 2013

Happy Friday!

January is Train Your Dog Month!

January is National Train Your Dog Month!

Did you know that January is National Train Your Dog Month!?! How excellent is that!  We have several classes starting next week so call (231)766-0444 if you are interested.  Our training staff is currently working together on ways to improve our classes and our training options!  We can wait to show you what they have in store!!

Dog Star Ranch Dog of the Year for 2012!

Dog Star Ranch Dog of the Year for 2012 
Miss Gracie McGettigan!

Gracie is a Weimeraner that has been coming to DSR since 2004 and over
those years we have been so very blessed to get to know this wonderful
girl!  She comes in the Wag-On-Inn with a smile on her face and a
welcoming howl to share how happy she is to join in the fun.  At the end
of her stay, she says good bye to us with the same happy howl as if to say
“Thank you for the vacation and I’ll see you again soon!”  She loves her
“people” time just as much as she loves her rompin’ and playin’ in the
parks with her canine friends!  She is a special dog that gets along great
with all types of other dogs!  The small guys, the super active, the older
sniffer group… All the same to her!  She enjoys playing with anyone that
wants to play or run with her, human or canine.

Now don’t let her fool you, Miss Gracie does have a sneaky side…  If she
has somewhere that she’d like to go, she’ll do her best to figure out how
to get there!  Off for a romp in the Star Buddy Park and want to go to the
pond?  No worries, Gracie has quickly figured out how to open that gate
between the two parks!  Hmm, lying on the couch with her pals seems fun,
but how about we go investigate what yummy snacks we can find in the
kitchen.  Gracie is a smart cookie and knows how to open the doors in a
second.  She is one of the reasons the Star Buddies started putting clips
on all the gates and doors!

Gracie has a fantastic way of making anyone smile.  Her face always lights
up whenever she sees someone she knows or even just hears her name and I’m
pretty sure that little tail of hers never stops wagging and wiggling. 
Gracie McGettigan, it has been a blessing to get to know you over these
years and we are so happy to announce that you have been honored as the
Dog Star Ranch Dog of the Year for 2012!  We hope to have many, many more
happy memories with you in the years to come!  Cindy, thank you for
sharing Miss Gracie with us!  We always love having her visit, even if
only for the day.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Jan 3rd

After bringing in the New Year these pups have had alot of fun in Daycare with plenty of friends to play with!

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

DayStar of the Month ~ December 2012

DayStar of the Month ~ December 2012

Once again, we had a unanimous voting for our DayStar of the Month!  Mr. Miles Botbyl, we are so happy to say that you have been voted as the face of December 2012 DSR Daycare.  Miles has been coming to DSR for a little over a year now and we all love his smilin’ face!  Sometimes it’s hard for him to contain how happy he is to be here and play with his friends, but he tries his hardest to walk in like a gentleman.  He always comes with a big smile on his face and he loves to give kisses to all his Star Buddies and Grooming Buddies!  He is a wonderful member of the DSR daycare program!  We love to see you and we know how much you love to see the Dog-Gone-Waggin’!  Miles, thank you for being a part of the Ranch family and Congrats on being the DayStar of the Month for December 2012!!

Here's a bunch of photos from the past few days! Enjoy!