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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)

Wednesday, September 30, 2015



Truth: 50+ Degree weather in Spring has everyone in shorts, skirts, dresses, short-sleeves, and light jackets. But come Fall, 50+ Degree weather means pants, long-sleeves, sweatshirts, coats, and layers!

Weather is such a mystery and I will never understand it. Just yesterday I was in shorts and a short-sleeve shirt, and today I am bundled up in long socks, jeans, and a sweatshirt.

But we are Michigander's and we've learned to celebrate happy weather and enjoy the happy weather while we've got it! Just look at Miss Dixie looking fabulous against the gorgeous green backdrop!

Enjoy the sunshine! Take your fur-baby for a walk and breathe in that wonderful crisp Fall air :)

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https://www.flickr.com/photos/dogstarranch/shares/839W1m

Tuesday, September 29, 2015


There are those that play dirty...



And those that prefer to maintain their natural fur color...


Much like the changing of the leaves come fall, rainy days provide the same effect for our light-furred furry-friends!

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Monday, September 28, 2015

 Jane!
 Iceman!
 Simba
 Katie
Molly

Say HELLO! to our first time boarders! These five beautiful fur-faces are new to the Ranch, or at least they were new; it didn't take long for any of them to learn their way around! Katie and Simba, our two old lady Hound's, sure do love to sniff around! Every day they've got to re-smell EVERYTHING! And if we are lucky, Katie will sing us a song, Simba singing backup. Jane was quiet at first when she first got here, but with the right group of fur-friends, she warmed up quickly and let her personality shine through! The Iceman is one cool dude! He and his fur-friends were a great group! They were all full of great energy and played until they were tired tired tired! And then there is Miss Molly, Miss adorably sweet Molly. Miss happy puppy Molly. Miss cute silly Molly! This little girl is such a peach! She got along great with all her fur-friends and loves cuddling up with them at the end of the day for nap time!

It was an absolute pleasure having all of you wonderful fur-friends come and stay with us! And we can't wait for you all to come back and stay or play for the day with us again!

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


Friday, September 25, 2015


Happy Fall!

As I was driving past Michigan's Adventure early this morning to work, I read, like I always do, their illuminating sign "IT'S FALL!" leaving fluttering and floating, it made me smile because IT IS FALL!

Falling leaves, pumpkins, Halloween, Thanksgiving...so many wonderful Fall things pop into my head as I read their sign. And as I passed I saw in its bright green, star on top glory, on the side of Shivering Timbers, their beautiful light Christmas Tree.

Wait, guys, wait wait wait! The sign just said that it's Fall, but now I glance at a Christmas Tree, can we please slow down?!

Slow down to smell the leaves changing, the mornings getting colder, the crispness in the air, carving pumpkins, drinking cider, and dressing our fur-babies up in Halloween costumes before we have to bring out their sweaters and jackets?

Soak up as much splish/splash pond fun as we can! It's still only just the beginning of Fall!

But Winter...Winter with its fur-dorable sweaters, playing snowball catch, hot chocolate, and cuddling with your fur-baby to stay warm.

Here at the Ranch we are open all year round, and all year round we have so much fun! Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter, the weather/season changes never stop us from having fun!

So whether you jump the gun and start putting up Christmas decorations now, or wait until the last minute (like me), celebrate and enjoy every day, every month, season, year! Life is good, especially when you have a fur-baby (or fur-friend) to share it with!

Check out more pictures from today by clicking on the link below!
https://www.flickr.com/gp/dogstarranch/31VCv5

Thursday, September 24, 2015



Gidgit's First Day
as told by Gidgit

when i got to daycare today the little group had already gone, and oh man, apparently it was a big group too. when i heard that i was like whoa, but my star buddy told me that when i went for my run she had a special fur-friend in mind that would be just perfect for me to play with. and oh my! maddy and i had so much fun! that's her name, maddy. and maddy and i are best fur-friends now. she and i had so much fun. she was way more excited to meet me than i was at first. she is like a ball of energy. that girl can talk for days. anyways, i warmed up to her in like seconds. she was so nice to me. and we smelled each other and we smelled a stick together and we smelled a bush together and a tree together and then we ran around and around and around and around, chasing each other in circles. the star buddy was laughing at us because apparently it was adorable. she took a video so everyone should watch it because maddy and i are adorable in it.

mom, i had so much fun at daycare! and apparently there are more dachshund fur-friends that i could have. and apparently the little group is a lot of fun to hang out with too. i got to hang out with them after my run and they really like to take naps. but there are couches that we can sleep on or blankets and beds, so comfy! i didn't take a nap though, i was still too excited so maddy and i played more.

but oh my goodness, it was such an exciting day. i had so much fun. can i come back please please please! this place is so much fun! i had so much fun. *yawn* i'm not tired. *yawn* but when i get home i might take a nap.

okay, bye!

love, gidgit <3 br="">

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https://www.flickr.com/gp/dogstarranch/332719


Wednesday, September 23, 2015


Play, Lady, Play (Bob Dylan's "Lay, Lady, Lay")

Play, Lady, play, play at Dog Star Ranch
Play, Lady, play, play at Dog Star Ranch
Whatever fun you have in mind
I'll throw the ball to you and you'll see where it lands

Play, Lady, play, play at Dog Star Ranch...


Sometimes when I'm on a run with one of our fur-friends, I become inspired by a song and usually sing it to them (even when they run away from me).

Today, Lady and I tried to play fetch (more like I tried to play fetch with Lady). I would throw the ball, she would excitedly run after it and retrieve it, and she would run up to me with it so that...she could only pretend that she was going to give it back to me. It then became a game of hard to get instead of fetch, but it was still fun to try and outsmart her, which you would think I should be able to do easily, not as easy as you'd think when you're dealing with a smart gal like Lady! Thanks for the laughs, Lady!

Check out more pictures from today by clicking on the link below!
https://www.flickr.com/photos/dogstarranch/shares/c4TK7F

Tuesday, September 22, 2015


Play By Myself (Asher Roth's "Be By Myself")


[Intro: Frank]
I'm gonna play by myself, gonna play by myself this time
Woof [x2]

[Verse 1: Star Buddy]

I'll have fun by myself, I'm going to play fetch by myself
Ball bounces when I throw it hard, Frank, come play ball, wanna have fun

In the Reserve Park walking around
In the background dogs barking out
Frank is young, attractive, handsome bachelor, awesome Husky mix
Got a knack for playing hard to get when I want to play fetch
I'll have fun by myself, I'll play fetch by myself
Ball bounces, Frank, get the ball, come, bring it to me
But Frank's too busy to be bothered, not now
Need to smell this, pee on that, run around
Chillin' at the Dog Park barking out loud

[Chorus: Frank]
She wants to play fetch with me but I ignore her
She wants to play fetch with me but I'm a wanderer
I gonna be by myself, gonna be my myself this run
I gotta play by myself, go explore by myself this time


What started out as a good idea (to play fetch with Frank) ended with a lost ball (because Frank took it and hid it) and a sad Star Buddy (because Frank wouldn't play with her AND he hid her ball). That Frank is a smart one, he is smarter than fetch. He knew that as soon as he brought the ball back to the Star Buddy that she would just throw it again, so instead of him playing fetch he watched her play fetch, throwing the ball, walking over to retriever it, waving it around trying to excite him, throwing it again, only to walk and get it herself..."Yeah, Star Buddy, fetch isn't as fun as you think, is it?!"

Good point, Frank, good point.

Check out more pictures from today by clicking on the link below!
https://www.flickr.com/gp/dogstarranch/7PL6GG

Monday, September 21, 2015

Roses are red
Creative stories ain't easy
That's why this poem
Has turned out so cheesy!


(This is what happens when our creative genius, Anna, leaves Jen to do the blog, LOL!)

Click below to check out all the awesome pic from Saturday, Sunday, and Monday!

Friday, September 18, 2015


Hazel Grace puts the STAR in Dog Star Ranch because SHE IS A STAR!

Clearly Hazel Grace is Star material, I mean look at her! She is F-A-B-U-L-O-U-S!

It was Hazel Grace's birthday yesterday, and she turned fabulous THREE!!

Hazel Grace, you are our one-of-a-kind Irish Wolfhound who loves to splash in the pond, run through the tall grace, and roll around on the ground! You are always happy to come to Dog Star and we are always happy to see you come back!

We hope that you are enjoying your birthday vacation with all your fur-friends!

Happy belated birthday, Hazel Grace! Stay fabulous!

Check out more pictures from today by clicking on the link below!
https://flic.kr/s/aHskkDkiSB


Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Wednesday, September 16



Sorry guys, our journalist is out of the office for a couple days and I am far less creative than she is!  BUT I can upload the photos so enjoy!!  Everyone had a great day playing in the parks and pond!

Tuesday, September 15, 2015


"Mud On The Star Buddy" (Brad Paisley's "Mud On The Tires")

I've got some big news
The bus finally came through
And all my fur-friend are now here
Have you been outside it sure is a nice day
How about a little run
Out in the Star Buddy Park

There's a place I go where it's all off leash
And we can run and play
Come on now what do you say
Fur-friends and I can hardly wait to get a little mud on the Star Buddy

[Chorus]
'Cause it's a good day
To be out here soakin' up the sunlight
Wait by the pond gate
We've got the perfect place in mind
It's great at the Ranch only one way to have fun
You got to get a little mud on the Star Buddy

Sunlight shinin' on the pond
Birds flyin' out of the tall grass
Star Buddy gets here at six
We can go outside and play
Crickets singin' all around
And more fur-friends than you can count coming to the Ranch

I tell you what we need to do is grab a Star Buddy
And have us a Star Buddy Walk
And then with a little luck we might just
Get a little mud on the Star Buddy

And then with a little luck we might just
Get a little mud on the Star Buddy


Because heaven forbid us Star Buddies stay clean! That would just be ridiculous! It's hard to say whether I'm getting tan or my legs are just that dirty haha! But it is all a part of the job. And the way I look at it is, if you aren't gettin' dirty, you aren't having fun!

Check out more pictures from today by clicking on the link below!
https://www.flickr.com/gp/dogstarranch/612Y3g

Monday, September 14, 2015

How are you today?


"Feeling Good"
(Michael Buble's "Feeling Good")

Fur-friends in the park
You know how I feel
We're running free
You know how I feel
Peeing on a tree
You know how I feel
It's a new dawn
It's a new day
It's Ranch fun
For me
And I'm feeling good

Bo, Brinkley, and Abby out in the sun you know what I mean, don't you know
Fur-friends all havin' fun you know what I mean
Sleep in peace when they go home
That's what I mean
And this old Ranch is a new Ranch
And a park fun
For me

Star Buddies shine
You know how I feel
Scent of treats
You know how I feel
Oh freedom is mine
And I know how I feel
It's a new dawn
It's a new day
It's Ranch fun

It's a new dawn
It's a new day
It's Ranch fun

It's a new dawn
It's a new day
It's Ranch fun
It's a park run
For me

And I'm feeling good

I'm feeling good
I feel so good
I feel so good


Have a feel good day!

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

https://www.flickr.com/photos/dogstarranch/albums/72157658216737868

Don't forget about this great program! Only qualifications are that they must come weekly for daycare! To add your pup to this program just let the front office ladies know and we can start it at anytime!

Thursday, September 10, 2015



"Hound Dogs" (Elvis Presley's "Hound Dog")

We ain't nothin' but hound dogs
barkin' all the time.
We ain't nothin' but hound dogs
barkin' all the time.
Well, you ain't never gone to Dog Star
then you ain't no friend of mine.

When we said we'd be quiet,
well, that was just a lie.
When we said we'd be quiet,
well, that was just a lie.
Well, you ain't never gone to Dog Star
that's okay, you'll still hear us bark.

Check out more pictures from today by clicking on the link below!
https://www.flickr.com/gp/dogstarranch/QK48eM

Wednesday, September 9, 2015





Run Around 
(Flo Rida "Right Round")

I run right round, right round
When I go outside, when I go run run
I run right round, right round
When I go outside, when I go run run
Hey, walk out to the park with my fur-friends
Hop over Rudy, I got places to go!
Fur-friends to chase, time is precious
I looked at my Star Buddy, do ya wanna play?
Just like my mind where I'm goin'
No leash, no collar, no nothin' but fur
No stoppin' now, I'm on the run
I like my fur-friends they're always fun!


And over in the Star Buddy park is our Active Puppy Group. It is pretty self explanatory. Active puppies grouped together so that they can run themselves tired! Really it is the most exciting and adorable group of fur-friends to run because well, they are puppies! And they do adorable things like not watch where they are running, so sometimes they run into you, and then when they realize that they've ran into you, they look up at you with these innocent "did I do that?" look in their eyes and you can't help but love them a little more!

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


Tuesday, September 8, 2015


From the weekend:

And then Pastor met Devo. It was like looking into a mirror, the kind of mirror at a carnival, because what he saw was not him, but what he saw looked like a squished version of him. This squished version of him pranced around playfully, and instantly a friendship was formed. These two were inseparable. And adorable. And cute. And fluffy. And did I say adorable?

Check out more pictures from the weekend and today by clicking on the link below!

Friday, September 4, 2015



So, so what
I'm a Frenchie,
I got my Frenchitude...

Booger has a BIG personality! And he gives GREAT BIG kisses! This BIG guy is one handsome Frenchie, and we LOVE him!

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

Thursday, September 3, 2015


After their run in the park and at the pond, it's time for a nap. All cuddled up on the couch, Buddy and Rex wait for their bedtime story.

Mac: Once upon a time...

On the planet Pluto, and although many scientists believe life does not exist on Pluto, the planet is inhabited by dogs! So, on the planet Pluto, inhabited by dogs, there lived two best fur-friends, Rex and Buddy. For as long as they could remember, they could not remember how or when they became best fur-friends, just that it happened, and maybe it happened way before they ever happened. Maybe it happened in another time...on another planet, like Earth. They were best fur-friends and that is all that matters. Rex and Buddy shared the same hobbies, interests, likes, dislikes...they enjoyed swimming, eating, drinking, fishing, sleeping, swimming, sleeping, eating, drinking, swimming, fishing, eating...


And just like that all three fell sound asleep :)

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https://www.flickr.com/gp/dogstarranch/vyb27j

Tuesday, September 1, 2015


It's rough being an old man, isn't it Boogie?

Today is this grumpy old man's birthday, and he is wishing that it is any day but his birthday! Can't you tell how excited he is that it is his birthday! Unfortunately for you, Boogie, your lack of enthusiasm just makes you more adorable :)

NINE years old really isn't that bad though!

Besides being a grumpy old man, Boogie is also a sassy old man, and if it isn't Boogies way, he won't do it! But we sure do love you, Boogie! You toothless, Boog, you! Deep down underneath all that grump is a big softie who loves belly scratches and cuddles.

Happy 9th birthday, Boogie! We love you!

Check out more pictures from today by clicking on the link below!
https://www.flickr.com/gp/dogstarranch/b1X2LQ

DayStar of the Month for August 2015 ~ Mya Holmes




Our DayStar of the Month is a fish in the water and a Cheetah on land. This special girl is a natural-born swimmer (she would swim in our pond for hours upon hours if we let her) who can win a race among her fur-friends with her lightning speed and her agile turns. Six months ago when this sweetheart came in for her temperament test, it was love at first sight. This little social butterfly was very friendly and super eager to meet all her Star Buddies and make new fur-friends! It is with great pleasure to share that Miss Mya Holmes has been unanimously voted as the DayStar of the Month for August 2015! Mya has only been coming to the Ranch since February of this year, but boy has she left a mighty big paw print on our hearts! Mya, always full of energy, loves to run in the park with all her fur-friends (and she has many!). She especially likes it when she and her fur-friends can venture to the pond because this girl LOVES to swim! Mya, you are such a joy to have at the Ranch! Your bubbly personality and contagious smile brighten our day every time we see you! We are so honored to be able to have watched you grow into the beautiful, intelligent young lady that you are today! Congratulations, Mya! We love you!