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 29, 2015




Walking on an Ice Path (Parody to "Walking on Sunshine")

I use to think my path in the snow was a good thing
Now, fur-friends, I'm sure
And now I just can't wait 'til the day
When I'll see the green grass again
Now every time I go outside
Gotta make sure I don't fall down
I just can't wait 'til 
Spring comes around
I'm walking on an ice path!
I'm walking on an ice path
I'm walking on an ice path
And I'm starting to slip, ah!
It's all right now
And it's starting to feel icy here
I used to think maybe I loved winter
Now I know that it's evil
And I don't wanna fall on my butt
Just walking around with you
Now I don't want you to run into me 
Don't knock me down, no, no, no
I said, fur-friends, don't know me down
I want to stay upright
I'm skating on an ice path
I'm skating on an ice path
I'm skating on an ice path
And I'm starting to stay balanced, hey
All right now
And I'm starting to keep my balance
Yeah, oh, yeah!
And I'm starting to feel good
Sliding on an ice path
Sliding on an ice path...

Today was a snowy, slippery, fun day! We slipped and slid on our feet, rolled around and lapped up snow (not me, humans should not eat the snow here). 

Check out more pictures from to day by clicking on the link below!

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

"Close" feat. Stella K.

My Furry-Friends And Me (Parody to "My Shiny Teeth and Me")


When I'm feeling energetic
As crazy as can be
All by myself at home 
With my family

What makes me happy
Fills me up with glee
Is seeing my fur-friends
At Dog Star's Daycare!

My furry-friends and me!

My furry-friends that run around
Just like we're in a race
My furry-friends that play with me
Addin' fun to my day

My furry-friends that listen
Just like the good pups we are
You know we run into you just to see you startle
Bark!
My furry-friends and me
(furry-friends furry-friends)

Yes we're all so wonderful
All different breeds
A German Shepherd
Wierhaired Pointing Griffon
And a couple Labrador Retrievers
My furry-friends and me

My furry-friends are so awesome
Just like my Star Buddy
My furry-friends are so awesome
Just like my Star Buddy

My furry-friends I love them
And they all love me
Why should I play with you
When I got my four-legs
My furry-friends and me
(furry-friends furry-friends)

My furry-friends and me!
(furry-friends furry-friends)

My furry-friends that run around
Just like we're in a race
My furry-friends that play with me
Addin' fun to my day

My furry-friends that listen
Just like the good pups we are
You know we run into you just to see you startle
Bark!
My furry-friends and me
(furry-friends furry-friends)


We love seeing the excitement that our fur-friends have for their fur-friends!

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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

"It's Slippery Out There Pal" feat. Lucky H.

"Knock, knock!"
Who's there?
"Pooch!"
Pooch who?
"Pooch your arms around me, baby!"

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Friday, January 23, 2015

"Friends" feat. Cappy and Hemi

Cappy: Our bodies together like this make a heart.
Hemi: It's a heart because we love each other.
Cappy: We love each other because we are best friends.
Hemi: And we're best friends because we are basically brothers.
Cappy: My brother from another mother.
Hemi: Amen.
Cappy: He's always got my back.
Hemi: And sometimes I look like I'm jumping on your head.
Cappy: Yeah, but that is because we are pretty much conjoined.
Hemi: You're my best friend.
Cappy: You're my best friend too.
Hemi: We always have a lot of fun together.
Cappy: Earlier we were playing leap frog.
Hemi: We didn't try hopping over each other, we just jumped around like we were frogs.
Cappy: Hemi is really good at impersonating other animals. Do a cow!
Hemi: Mooooooo!
Cappy: See what I mean, that's good. What about a duck!
Hemi: Quack! Quack!
Cappy: He is the master.
Hemi: We also wrestled each other in the snow. That was fun too.
Cappy: Hemi won, but that is only because he is taller than I am.
Hemi: Hey, you're pretty good too. You had me a few times.
Cappy: You let me win that one time.
Hemi: Maybe just a little.
Cappy: He's such a good friend.
Hemi: You're too nice.

Hemi and Cappy are not just best friends, they are brothers (not actual brothers). These two get excited at the mere mention of each other's name. They have an unbelievably awesome bond. It is always great to see Hemi and Cappy here having so much fun together :)

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Thursday, January 22, 2015

"Jump" feat. Copper S. and Mia

Dog Star's the Place to Be (Parody to "You're The One That I Want" from Grease)

(Copper S.)
I've got excitement
It's multiplying
And I'm hopping with joy
'Cause the fun Dog Star's supplying
It's electrifying!

(Mia)
You better wake up
'Cause I need to play
And my heart is set on Daycare today
You better wake up
The bus is on its way
To my heart I must be true
Nothing left
Nothing left to do but wait for you

(Copper S. & Mia)
Dog Star's where I wanna be
Oo-oo-oo, Star Buddy
The place I wanna be
Oo-oo-oo, Fur-friends
The place I wanna be
Oo-oo-oo, where friends I meet
Oh, yes, indeed

(Mia)
If you're filled
With energy
You're too excited to stay home
Head for Dog Star
Play the day away

(Copper S.)
You bet I'm excited
'Cause I love Daycare
I need my friends
Who keep me entertained
I better wake up
If I'm gonna get to Dog Star
You better be ready
You're my ride

(Copper S. & Mia)
Dog Star's where I wanna be
Oo-oo-oo, Star Buddy
The place I wanna be
Oo-oo-oo, Fur-friends
The place I wanna be
Oo-oo-oo, where friends I meet
Oh, yes, indeed

And boy did they have fun today! Several fur-friends have told us that they are gonna be ready for a nap when they get home :)

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

"Patience" feat. Beauregard

Wanna Play (Parody of "Wannabe" by the Spice Girls)

Yo, I'll tell you what I want, what I really really want,
So tell me what you want, what you really really want,
I'll tell you what I want, what I really really want,
So tell me what you want, what you really really want,
I wanna, I wanna, I wanna, I wanna, I wanna really really really wanna play!

If you want to play forget your nap,
If you wanna get some fun better eat that breakfast fast,
Now don't go pulling me on the ice,
Get your act together and walk nice.

I'll tell you what I want, what I really really want,
So tell me what you want, what you really really want,
I wanna, I wanna, I wanna, I wanna, I wanna really really really eat snowballs.

Yo I'll tell you what I want, what I really really want,
So tell me what you want, what you really really want,
I wanna, I wanna, I wanna, I wanna, I wanna really
really really wanna play!

A nice day, fresh powder, and lots of fun!

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Monday, January 19, 2015

"Monday" feat. Gracie

Dog Star (Parody to "Monday, Monday" by The Mamas and the Papas)

Dog Star, Dog Star, so good to me;
Community play in the morning, it was all I hoped it would be.
Oh, community play, Star Buddy guaranteed
That my Daycare friends would be coming for me.
Dog Star, Dog Star, we love to play;
Dog Star, Dog Star, sometimes I like to stay.
Oh, Star Buddy run, you gave me no warning of what fun it would be.
Oh, Star Buddy, Star Buddy, how could you not love me?
Every day, every day
Every day of the week is fun, yeah.
But whenever I get to go to Dog Star - but whenever Dog Star comes into view
You can find me barking all the way!
Dog Star, Dog Star, so good to me;
Dog Star Ranch, it is all I hoped it would be.
Oh, community play, Star Buddy guaranteed
That my Daycare friends would be coming for me.
Every day, every day
Every day of the week is fun, yeah.
But whenever I get to go to Dog Star - but whenever Dog Star comes into view
You can find me barking all the way!
Dog Star, Dog Star, can't wait to play;
Dog Star, Dog Star, we just love to play!
Oh, Dog Star, Dog Star, is where I love to stay;
Dog Star, Dog Star, it's here to stay.
Oh Dog Star, Dog Star
Oh Dog Star, Dog Star!

Gracie LOVES to sing about Dog Star!

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Thursday, January 15, 2015

"Little Bunny Foo Foo" feat. Bella I.

Bella I. writes the blog.

I love to be outside. I love to play in the snow. I love to eat it. I love to roll in it, lay in it, play in it. I already said that, oh well! When it comes to the Seasons I don't really have a favorite. I love Spring because that means it's almost Summer and Summer means warm weather and the POND! And I don't mind Fall because I can still go to the pond, and it also means that Winter is coming! And I love snow. It is white fluffy magical fun! 

Snow, snow
Oh, snow
How you sparkle
How you glow
How you make me smile
And sometimes shiver
But always with a smile
Snow, snow
Oh, snow
You happen once a year
And cover the ground
With a white blanket
But you aren't a very warm blanket.
Snow, snow
Oh, snow
I love to eat you
As long as you aren't 
Yellow or brown
Then you are gross if you're those colors
But if you are beautiful white
Then you are all mine!
Snow, snow
Oh, snow
How I love you!
Snow.
The End.

That was a poem I just wrote. I hope you like it. I'm not really a poet...mostly because I'm a dog, but hey! Maybe I could be the first Labrador Retriever Poet! I'm gonna make it happen.

Have a great day and don't forget to smile!

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What is your resolution for 2015?

January 2015

Greetings pet parents,

It sure is hard to believe that 2015 is here!  With the start of a new year, did you happen to make any resolutions?  One of the most common resolutions is to get healthy and we can help you and your dog with that!

Dog Star Ranch has 48 acres of fenced in dog parks, nature trails, and ponds.  When your dog is a member, you receive your own park key that allows you 24/7 access to our parks so you can come whenever it works for you!  Our parks are regulated so every dog must pass our temperament test to play out there so you know that all the dogs you encounter will be safe to play with your fur baby!

Dog Star Ranch park members get lots of perks and privileges! 
1.    Sirius Star Members – 10% off all Ranch services, 50% off after hours fees (making Sunday departures cheaper for members rather than waiting until Monday)
2.    50% off nail trims
3.    Saturday Daycare
4.    Priority Boarding – Lately this has been a huge factor!  Priority boarding means that we will always have a spot for your dog to stay with us.  Over the last few months, our boarding program has been growing and every weekend, generally by Thursday, we get to the point that we are “Members Only.”  That means that if you are a member, we can book you.  If you are not a member, you would be added to a waiting list in case someone cancels.

Are you unsure if a membership would be a good investment for you and your pup?  Stop on out!  Your first time in the parks is free and you can take the parks for a test drive to see if it’s something you’d like and use.  Utilizing the parks is a great way to get into shape and stay in shape along with your dog!  Payment plans are available to make using the parks easier.


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us and we’ll gladly talk you through all your options!  Have a great rest of your week!

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

 "Children of the Sun" feat. CeCe

I am the love child of the Sun
and the Snow
I dance my chant
like bees communicating 
how to find the flowers.

I am the flower child.

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Monday, January 12, 2015

"Winter" feat. Riley G., Jeff, Molly, and Stella K.

Our Special Guest Blogger today is from the paws of our good fur-friend Rocco!
Rocco, what do you have to say about today?

"Brrr! It sure is warm outside." Wait. What...Rocco. "Excuse me, but I am the one writing the blog today." Okay, okay. You say whatever you would like. "Thank you. Brrr! It sure is warm out today."

"Rocco here, and today I'm going to talk about the weather. Because I'm a little guy with little hairs I have the pleasure of skipping the snow. Thank goodness too. I think if I were to go outside and romp around out there, I would get lost! Knowing me I would try and venture off the path and that would be the last of me. Plunk, I would be a goner. I will say this though, I do enjoy seeing pictures of my fur-friends rolling and running around in the snow. It sure does look like a hoot. As for me, I love being inside where it is warm. Today I spent some time at the front with the Office Ladies and Miss Maggie, she is practically my girlfriend, but we both agreed that it would be best to take things slow since we are both kinda old. She and I were a lot of help in the Office today. We worked really hard on like paperwork and answering the phones and other things. The weather inside is very nice. Toasty warm even. When I went back to Pup for my nap my fur-friends told me that the sun did show its face while they were outside and I thought that was very nice of it being that it was cold these past few days. I don't like cold weather. I just don't." Then you don't want to know what tomorrow morning is suppose to be like... "What's that you say?" Oh, tomorrow...we're talking negatives. "No. Just no. You are taking me to the arena. We aren't doing outside. Why do we live where the air hurts our face?! Why? That's it. I'm moving. I'm moving to Florida. Or Mexico." Ahahaha! Rocco, you don't even go outside! "I'm looking out for my people!"

"That's all I have to say. Today was a lie. A false hope. You say warm, I say no. But really, I can't complain. Today was a great day and all of us fur-friends at the Ranch had a blast!"

Thanks Rocco for the awesome blog!

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Friday, January 9, 2015

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

DayStar of the YEAR for 2014 ~ Boo Parman



DayStar of the YEAR for 2014 ~ Boo Parman


Words cannot begin to describe how special the DayStar of the Year for 2014 to all of us at the Ranch!  Boo Parman started coming to the Ranch as a young man in September 2006 (no way has it been that long!!) and he instantly was a favorite of all the staff!  His kind eyes and loving heart can make anyone’s frown turn upside.  Boo loves his runs in the parks, especially in the summer when he can splash in the pond, but now I seem to think he loves his couch time afterwards just as much.  He always finds the spot where the sun comes beaming through the windows.  From time to time you can see Boo helping out the office girls meeting and greeting incoming guests.  Boo is also the perfect teacher when it comes to the grooming salon!  New employees that are training to do baths always get Boo!  He stands so tall, often with a grin on his face, and very patient as the newbies learn the bathtub basics.  Boo is a very special boy that only comes around once in a lifetime!  Thank you to the Parmans for sharing him and his brother, Barkley, all these years.  Congratulations to the Dog Star Ranch DayStar of the YEAR for 2014, Boo Parman, you definitely deserve it!!  Big hugs to you from all of us at the Ranch! 

DayStar of the Month ~ December 2014 is Lefty Valentine





DayStar of the Month ~ December 2014 is Lefty Valentine


It is with a huge smile that we share a special little dude (shhh, don’t tell him he’s little as he knows he’s as big as the Labs!) named Lefty Valentine as our DayStar of the Month for December 2014!  Lefty is a one of a kind boy that has been coming to the Ranch since May 2013.  He may be little but he has a monster personality!  Lefty is a member of the B&B club; the Boxers & the Bostons.  Charlie, Doolittle, Greta, and Dozer are some of his best pals!  Lefty loves to play with anyone who has the energy to keep up with him!  Does the snow slow you down?  Not Lefty!  “Bring it on, I’m ready to run!”  Lefty, we have loved getting to know you and watching you grow into such a fun little dude.  We hope to see you for many, many years to come!  Thank you for being a part of the Ranch family and Congratulations to you for being voted the DayStar of the Month for December 2014!  




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Meet Lauren one of our Trainers!

Lauren R. - Trainer

Lauren is a Certified Pet Dog Trainer. She graduated from Barat College with a degree in Classical Ballet and went on to dance professionally for many years.  After getting married her husband brought home a pit bull puppy and Lauren realized that she would need to learn about dogs so that she and this puppy could be a great advocate for the breed that has such a bad rap. She realized that it was all in the training and the way that the dog was brought up and she was determined to change the way people look at this breed and at dogs in general.

She began to volunteer and eventually work at a local Pit Bull rescue learning a lot about animal rescue, health and training.  She then went on to work for Harbor Humane Society at the Muskegon Humane Society, learning and growing in the canine world.  After a lot of work and hours of training Lauren went on to receive her certificate as a CPDT

Lauren is a Certified Pet Dog Trainer, CGC Evaluator, and Therapy Evaluator.


Lauren continues to learn, grow and gain experience in the training world keeping up with the newest and latest training techniques.  She wants to continue to help people have a wonderful, happy and healthy life with their fur babies.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

 "Happy" feat. Cappy

Cappy's Parody of 'Don't Stop Believin'

Just a small town boy
Livin' in a winter world
He took the morning ride
Goin' to Dog Star Ranch
Just a silly girl
Born and raised in West Michigan
She took the morning ride
Goin' to Dog Star Ranch

A Golden in a snowy park
The smell of cold on his nose
For a smile he buries his face in the snow
And he runs on and on and on and on

Friends chasing
Up and down the Star Buddy Park
Their paws making paths
In the snow
Star Buddy workin'
Walkin' to stay warm
Fur-friends hidin' somewhere in the fluff

Workin' hard to run up the hill
Everybody wants to chase
Playin' anything to pass the time
Just one more lap
Some want in
Some want out
Some were born to love the snow
Oh, it never ends
It snows on and on and on

Friends chasing
Up and down the Star Buddy Park
Their paws making paths
In the snow
Star Buddy workin'
Walkin' to stay warm
Fur-friends hidin' somewhere in the fluff

[Instrumental Barking]

Don't stop playing
Hold on to that Tennis ball
Dog Star's awesome
Don't stop playing
Hold on
Dog Star's awesome
Don't stop playing
Hold on to that Tennis ball
Dog Star's awesome

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Monday, January 5, 2015

"Snow What" feat. Chopper

"Let It Snow" Dog Star Style

The weather outside is frightful,
My bed will be so delightful.
And since we've been going in circles long enough,
Let's go in! Let's go in! Let's go in!
Oh, it doesn't show signs of getting warmer,
And I've brought my warm bed.
So let's go in instead,
Let's go in! Let's go in! Let's go in!
When we finally decide to say goodbye
How I'll hate to go back inside!
But, if you really think we must,
All the way to my bed we'll go!

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Friday, January 2, 2015

"The Golden Ticket" feat. Hemi, Cappy, Zeeva

A New Year is upon us where we make promises to ourselves to eat healthier, exercise more, do less of this and more of that. We evaluate last year and vow to make this year even better. But as humans, this is what we think of as the New Year approaches. To eat healthier, to exercise more, do less of this and more of that, but what about our fur-friends? Do they reflect on last year and determine how they will make this year even better? Do they have Resolution lists hidden away in their journals tucked away under their pillows that they sleep on at night?

Hemi, how about you? Do you have any New Year Resolution's that you would like to share with us?
"I want to grow taller. Eat more treats. Find a girlfriend...maybe Zeeva. Learn some new tricks, like how to work a computer so I can write my own blog. I dunno. Last year was great, this year will be great. I like knowing that Spring is right around the corner and then summer and then the pond! THE POND! I miss the pond.

Cappy, do you have any New Year Resolution's?
"Grow taller than Hemi, although I don't think that will actually happen, but it is still a nice goal to have. Umm...I want to be really good for my mom and dad, I mean I know that I already am, but I like making Resolutions that I know that I will be good at. Like another one of my Resolutions is to eat all my food. That one is easy, I know that I will accomplish that one all year long."

Zeeva, would you like to share your Resolution goals?
"Hmm...I haven't really thought about it. I think I will 1. Be nicer, 2. Hug more, 3. Give A LOT more kisses, 4. Grow, and umm... 5. Be happy all the time :)

Happy New Year to all and to all a great year!

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