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, April 11, 2014

Attention Park Members:

The Canine Express (walkway back to the nature trails and pond) will be LEASHED ONLY and NO CONTACT with boarding / guest dogs!! This is in effect until further notice. Fence running and chasing is NOT ALLOWED at the Dog Star Ranch and VERY DANGEROUS for you and your dog.  No exceptions to the rule.  If your dog is caught fence chasing and you do nothing to correct the behavior, you may be moved to a Reserve Member.

Dog Star Ranch is a 48 acre, fully fenced in, regulated dog park.  What does regulated mean?  There are also rules set up for the parks to keep you and your dog safe.  The above changes to the Canine Express are one of these rules.  For a complete list of park rules, please refer to our Welcome Packet    at

Reminder about the Canine Frontier nature trails:
The trails are fully fenced in so your dog is welcome to be off leash as long as you can see your dog AND your dog MUST have a recall.  There is no expectation to this rule.  If you can not see your dog or you can not call your dog back to you, you do not know if your dog is behaving or even if your dog is okay.  If this is something that you are struggling with, please make an appointment with our training team and we’ll help figure out what will work best for you and your dog.  If your dog is out of sight and recall and you do nothing to rectify the situation, you may be moved to a Reserve Member.

THE PONDS ARE OFFICIALLY OPEN!!  They are both clear of any ice so they are ready for use!  As a reminder, swimming is for dogs only, no humans.

What is a Poop Oops?  When your dog poops and you don’t see it, that’s an “oops.”  Assume that every dog has an “oops” from time to time.  If you see an “oops” in the parks, please do your part and pick it up!  Here at the Ranch we say “pick it up now or step in it later!”

The Dog Star Ranch Park rules are set up to keep the parks healthy and safe for everyone who uses it, human and canine.  We are here to help so definitely contact us with any concerns, questions, or issues.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Spring Break Fun

Callin' all DayStars!!! Are you interested in joining in the fun?!? Just let us know as you can also have your pup signed up to have their Spring Break 2014 photo taken! For a $10 donation towards the My Way Home Program, we will post the photos on here and send a copy to your email inbox! It may not feel tropical and sunny in West Michigan right now, but we still can have our own "Hawaiian luau" right at the Dog Star Ranch!!!

NEW: Dog Star Ranch Totes

NEW Dog Star Ranch Totes for sale in the Wag-On-Inn they are $30 and
great for day trips to the beach or packing up your pups stuff for a stay at the Ranch! 
Come and get yours before they sell out!!

*Food (13lb bag) and Puppy not included*

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

DayStar of the Month ~ March 2014

DayStar of the Month ~ March 2014

We have the joy of sharing that this month’s DayStar of the Month is a happy little guy that loves to sing, or howl, and dance!  Congratulations go out to Mr. Gandalf Johnson for being voted the DayStar of the Month for March!  Gandalf started coming in August of 2011.  He started in a rescue and found his way to the Johnson pack.  It is so hard to get a photo of him when he doesn’t have his head in the air just “singin” away!  He is always such a happy boy, so full of life, and loves a good back scratch.  He is a wonderful companion that goes great with all dogs, big or small, old or young.  He has been a great comfort to his younger brother, also a rescue, as he was dealing with heartworm treatment.  Gandalf, you are a wonderful little guy and we are so happy to be a part of your life!  Congratulations to Gandalf Johnson as you are the DayStar of Month for March 2014.