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)

Saturday, October 31, 2015


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And check out our Spooktacular Halloween pictures by clicking on the link below as well!

Friday, October 30, 2015


Bowie: Why must you be so tall!
Hank: Is this better?
Bowie: Yes!
Hawk: But you know what they say: "Every short dog needs a tall best fur-friend!

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Thursday, October 29, 2015


Queen Mia lays on her Dirt Throne as her subjects fan her with praises!

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October 29, 2015


Greetings pet parents,

We hope that you are having a wonderful fall season, regardless of the rainy recent days. 

We have been doing some updates in our office including revamping our Welcome Packet and park policies.  The next time you are in or when you have a minute please stop by the office to fill out an updated form.  This will help us keep the most current contact information.   

If you have any questions regarding anything within the policies, please call (231)766-0444 or you can also email jenn@dogstarranch.com.

Have a great rest of your day and thank you for choosing Dog Star Ranch to give your dog somethin’ to bark about today!

Sincerely,

Dog Star Ranch

Tuesday, October 27, 2015


Little Miss Minnie (Little Bunny FuFu)

Border Collie Minnie
Running through the park
Scooping up the tennis ball
And carrying it in her mouth

Then called the Star Buddy, and she said:
Little Miss Minnie
Bring the ball to me
Drop it
Leave it
So we can throw it again.

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https://flic.kr/s/aHskntwjjD

Monday, October 26, 2015

Autumn

Descending leaves fall to the ground,

Twirling, twisting, round and round,

Autumn season is almost here,
The smell of freshness is oh so near.


The crisp, cool breeze,
Shakes the leaves from the trees, 
Autumn takes away the green, 
Golden-bronze and brown is all that can be seen.

Check out all the photos from this weekend and today's daycare here https://flic.kr/s/aHskjutDV1

Friday, October 23, 2015


Did you ever play King of the hill as a child where one of you would claim King or Queen of the hill and then all your friends would have to try and dethrone you? That is what I think when I see this picture. Just a few fur-friends playing a game of King (and Queen) of the hill!

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

https://www.flickr.com/gp/dogstarranch/rEt7Rw

Thursday, October 22, 2015


Everybody do the Cappy dance!
Prance, prance, prance around!
Do the Cappy dance!
Do the Cappy dance!
Hop, hop, hop around!
Do the Cappy dance!
Do the Cappy dance!
Everybody do the Cappy dance!

It's your birthday
Hop, hop, hop around!
It's your birthday
Hop, hop, hop around!

Happy birthday, happy birthday, happy birthday
prance, prance, prance around!
Happy birthday, happy birthday, happy birthday
prance, prance, prance around!

Wiggle and shake
Because you're two!
Wiggle and shake
Because you're two!

Everybody do the Cappy dance!
Prance, prance, prance around!
Do the Cappy dance!
Do the Cappy dance!
Hop, hop, hop around!
Do the Cappy dance!
Do the Cappy dance!
Everybody do the Cappy dance!

Happy happy birthday, Cappy! We cannot believe you're already TWO! It seems like just yesterday you were an adorable ball of Golden fluff and now look at you! You're tall and handsome, smart and goofy! And boy, oh boy, do we love you!

Happy 2nd birthday, Cappy! We hope it was a splash and a half!

Check out more pictures from today by clicking on the link below!
https://www.flickr.com/gp/dogstarranch/jZ6YyC

GoPro Fun!





Wednesday, October 21, 2015



"All I Do Is Swim"
("All I Do Is Win" by DJ Khaled feat. Ludacris, Snoop Dogg, Rick Ross & T-Pain)

[Scout]: Star Buddy!
[Star Buddy]: Hey! Scout!
[Scout]: We the best!

[Star Buddy]: Star Buddy!
[Scout]: Hey! Yeah!
[Star Buddy]: You the best!

[Chorus - Scout:]
All I do is swim, swim, swim no matter what
got the pond on my mind I can never get enough
and every time I stop by Dog Star Ranch
my tail goes side to side
and bark bark bark
and bark bark bark
and bark bark bark
Left right, left right, left right
'Cause all I do is swim, swim, swim
and if you goin' to say the word pond
you better take me there!

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Monday, October 19, 2015


Deep inhale. And exhale.

Inhale. And exhale.
Breathe in the cold blades of grass
the newly fallen crisp leaves
leaves littering the ground
leaves holding on for dear life
red orange golden brown leaves
pine cones crunching
under feet
in mouths.
Warmer boots
sweatshirts
and jackets.
Soon hats and gloves
winter coats
and snow pants.

Check out more pictures from today by clicking on the link below!
https://flic.kr/s/aHskmX1jZ6

Friday, October 16, 2015


Shh...I'm camouflaged. 

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Thursday, October 15, 2015


Immediately when I saw this picture of Miss Bella "I Believe I Can Fly" by R Kelly popped into my head!

"I believe I can fly
I believe I can touch the sky
I think about it every night and day
Spread my wings and fly away
I believe I can soar
I see me running through that open door
I believe I can fly
I believe I can fly
I believe I can fly!"

But Bella's parody of it could also be...

I love to swim
I believe I can swim all day
I think about it every night and day
Grown my fins and swim away
I love to swim
I see me running through that open gate
I love to swim
I love to swim
I love to swim!

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Nicknames, we've all got one or two! Here are a few nicknames for a handful of our fur-friends that are here today!

Maggie: Maggers or Magpie
Gracie: Gracie-girl or Grandma Gracie
Corky: Corkscrew or Corks
Rango: Rangus, Rangaroo, or Mango
Max: Maximus
Chief: Chiefy or Chiefikins
Lily: Lilybean or Lilybear
Gordy: Gordman
Oliver: Ollie or Olligator
Sparky: Sparkles, Sir Sparkles, or Sir Sparks-a-lot

For being the creative person that I am, you'd think that I could come up with some better nicknames, but usually their nicknames are an on the spot type of thing and then it sticks!

Share some of your nicknames that you have for your fur-baby, we would love to here them!

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Tuesday, October 13, 2015


Milo and Dickens are here to telling you a few fun facts about dogs!

Milo: A typical dog has a mouthful of 42 permanent teeth, while the average human has 32.
Dickens: Take that humans!
Milo: And the Alaskan Malamute can withstand temperatures as low as 70 degrees below zero!
Dickens: Yeah, those Malamute's can have fun in that, I think I will stick to staying inside when it is that cold.
Milo: Next to a nice warm fire with lots of blankets and mom cuddling us.
Dickens: I've got one: Kublai Khan, who established the Yuan Dynasty of ancient China, had the possession of 5,000 Mastiffs-the most dogs ever owned by a single person.
Milo: That. Is. A lot. Of. Dogs. Wowza.
Dickens: Mastiffs no less!
Milo: A Masstive collection!
Dickens: ...
Milo: Here's a music fun-fact: At the end of the song "A Day in the Life," Paul McCartney recorded a high-pitched whistle that only dogs can hear! This was done specially for his pup, Martha.
Dickens: I knew there was a reason why I like The Beatles.
Milo: For those Harry Potter fans: In the Harry Potter series, Hagrid's dog, Fang, was a Neapolitan Mastiff - a breed that almost became extinct after WWII.
Dickens: I'm not much of a Potter fan.
Milo: Okay, how about this: Greyhounds can run as fast as 45 mph and are the fasted canines on the planet.
Dickens: Just hearing that fact makes me want to lay down and take a nap. I'm lucky if I make it to a run.
Milo: I'm a leisurely stroll kind of guy.
Dickens: In 1969, Lassie the famous Collie dog was the very first animal inducted into the Animal Hall of Fame.
Milo: I want to be in the Animal Hall of Fame! How do I get in there?
Dickens: You visit.
Milo: I've got the last one. "A dog has the soul of a philosopher." - Plato
Dickens: You mean Pluto, right?
Milo: No, he is someone else.
Dickens and Milo: Well there you have it! We hope you enjoyed our fun facts!

Fun facts provided by: http://www.animalplanet.com/pets/dog-facts/?fact_id=47339

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"A dog has the soul of a philosopher." – Plato

Monday, October 12, 2015

Friday, October 9, 2015


Ridge waited a whole entire year for this day to come, and it's the most patient he has ever been about anything! Ridge is a one-second sit kinda guy (unless you've got treats and you NEED treats in order to take a picture as perfect as this!). He runs, skips, hops, dances, and hops some more. He licks and kisses and hugs and kisses some more! Ridge is the definition of energy. From the time he arrives to the time he leaves, he's playing, wrestling, running, swimming, running, wrestling, playing...he is is constant motion. When he gets home he must be T-U-C-K-E-R-E-D, or at least I hope he is because a day of playing with Ridge and his fur-friends sure does tucker me out!

But really you know your day is going to be fun when you see Ridge's wet nose pressed against the glass of the door because this fella is always in a happy excited go-lucky mood, and it is so contagious, you can't help but be happy too!

I remember when I first met Ridge. With his flappy ears, big ole' head, and those dopey adorable eyes. And now look at him! A YEAR OLD! It is amazing how much you've grown!

HAPPY 1st BIRTHDAY, RIDGE!

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Thursday, October 8, 2015


Walking On Pine Cones ("Walking On Sunshine" by Katrina & The Waves)

*A little ditty that popped into my head while on my runs*

I'm walking on pine cones (Crunch!)
I'm walking on pine cones (Crunch!)
I'm walking on pine cones (Crunch!)
And don't it feel cool
Hey, alright now
And don't it feel like Fall!

I'm walking on pine cones (Crunch!)
I'm walking on pine cones (Crunch!)
I'm walking on pine cones (Crunch!)
And don't it feel cool
Hey, alright now
And don't it feel like Fall!
And don't it feel like Fall!
Walking on pine cones
Walking on pine cones

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Wednesday, October 7, 2015


Kora: George!
George: Kora!
Kora: I feel so free!
George: Me too!
Kora: The wind against my fur...
George: The sand beneath my feet!
Kora & George: The water cool against our paws!
Kora: Splash with me, George!
George: Dance with me, Kora!
Kora: Play with me, George!
George: Swim with me, Kora!
Kora: I'm not sure if I know how...
George: Then wade with me, m'dear!
Kora: *swoon*

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Tuesday, October 6, 2015

All Hallows' Eve at Dog Star Ranch



There’s mischief a brewing at Dog Star Ranch…  The monsters are coming out to play and we invite your pup to join in the spooktackular fun!

All Hallows’ Eve…  Saturday, October 31, 2015


 Send your pup to doggie daycare with their own costume or we’ll pick one of ours!  We’ll take photos of your furry family member all dressed up in the Halloween’s best.  Photos will be posted on our Blog and Facebook page for you to share.  

Non-DSR park members:  We are making special arrangements so that non-members can come and participate in our Saturday daycare fun (Saturday daycare is normally members only)!  Non-members check in times is between 9 am and 12 pm on October 31 as there is a $5 donation for non-members to the DSR My Way Home program along with the cost of the daycare. 

**All check outs are ONLY between 5 – 6 pm.

Is your pup new to the Ranch?  Temperament tests are required to participate in any services at the Ranch.  These evaluations are a one time fee of $15.  With each temperament test, you do get a free daypass to use our 48 acre off leash dog parks, nature trails, and ponds ($10 value).  Call (231)766-0444 to schedule an appointment with our trainer for this evaluation.   





Sir Charles has been making his mark on Dog Star Ranch for two years and yesterday this handsome fur-boy turned THREE!

But he doesn't act a day over a year old! Because although he isn't showing it in his birthday picture, Charlie is always smiling, always happy, and always full of energy. When he rolls up to the Ranch in the Dog Gone Waggin', the struts his excitement all the way to Pup where he is joyfully greeted by all his fur-friends.

Charlie is a free-spirit, he was born to run wild and be free. And by free, we mostly mean naked. Charlie's favorite thing (besides running in the park, swimming at the pond, or napping on the couch) is being naked. Charlie likes to think that when he is wearing anything, like a collar, leash, boa, hat, sweater...he feels like it hinders his freedom, that it smolders his happiness.

So thank you Charlie for letting us dress you up for your birthday, and we promise we'll stick to sweaters come colder weather and winter! And we were happy to see how excited you were when we removed all your birthday decorations! You truly are a joy to have at the Ranch, and your free-spirited self really does brighten our days!

HAPPY THIRD BIRTHDAY, CHARLIE!

Be free! Be naked! Stay happy! And eat as many treats as you can!

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Friday, October 2, 2015








Blue sky
White clouds
Green grass
Dying weeds
Changing leaves
This.
Outside
Walking around
Breathing in
Fresh air
Background noise
Dogs barking
Behind me
Rustling
Huffing
Pitter-patter
Of paws on dirt
This is Dog Star Ranch
My happy place.

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Thursday, October 1, 2015



Kip: What is that?
Rango: A camera.
Kip: What does it want?
Rango: To take your picture.
Kip: How?
Rango: They push this magic button that captures the picture.
Kip: Why?
Rango: Because mom's like seeing pictures!
Kip: Of me doing what?
Rango: HAVING FUN! Are you having fun?
Kip: YEAH!
Rango: Good :)
Kip: It smells.
Rango: So does the Star Buddy.

It's always so much fun meeting new fur-friends! And boy is Kip an adorable new fur-friend!

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



DayStar of the Month for September 2015 ~ Phoenix Carlson


Our DayStar of the Month is a mythological creature who is associated with the Sun and is known for arising from the ashes, can you guess who this magical DayStar of the Month is? It is with great pleasure to share that Phoenix Carlson has been unanimously voted as the DayStar of the Month for September 2015! Phoenix has been coming to the Ranch since December of 2010! Throughout the years Phoenix has left quite the paw print on our hearts! With her Raven-black fur, when she runs it is as if she is flying! Phoenix is agile, smart, independent, well-behaved, and well-mannered, she could not be more perfect! When she sings, even the birds stop to listen. Phoenix, you are an absolute joy to have at the Ranch! Your quiet personality and soulful singing 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, Phoenix! We love you!