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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)

Thursday, December 31, 2015

DayStar of the Month for December 2015 ~ Oliver Krause



DayStar of the Month for December 2015 ~ Oliver Krause

Our DayStar of the Month for December is:
-        Adorable
-        A cuddle bug
-        Goofy
-        Tough
-        A Roly Poly
-        Low-rider
-        An Olligator

Have any guesses?!

Our DayStar of the Month for December, unanimously voted by our staff, is none other than Oliver Krause!

Nicknames for Oliver include but are not limited to: Ollie, Olly-Oop, Olligator, Ollister, Oll…the list could go on! Our little low riding (because he is a Corgi) furry-friend started coming to the Ranch in January of 2015. When he first started coming to the Ranch, he was having issues with being around other dogs, and Oliver’s mom wanted to help him overcome this issue. Oliver started coming to the Ranch regularly, he started training where he worked very hard to build up his confidence and work past his issues, and in no time his Star Buddies were watching him transform into the beautiful social butterfly that he is today! Oliver now has a great group of little (and some big) fur-friends that he loves to play with!

Oliver’s excitement in the morning when he comes in for Daycare is contagious. The Star Buddies cannot move fast enough in getting him out to either the yard or Pup Paradise where he can find his fur-friends. Our handsome Olligator loves to run and chase his fur-friends out on his run, and it doesn’t take him too long to get dirty. Our little low rider loves puddles, rolling around in the grass, and just being his goofy Corgi self, we always find him tracking in mud, leaves, and sticks.

We are so happy to announce that Oliver was voted DayStar of the Month for December, he very much deserves it! We love having you as a part of our very large Dog Star family! Congratulations on your DayStar of the Month win, Oliver! We LOVE you!

Wednesday, December 30, 2015



Boo Boo be, Boo Boo be - Boo Boo Boo be
Boo Boo be, Boo Boo be - Boo Boo Boo be
Boo Boo be, Boo Boo be - Boo Boo Boo be
Boo be be be be Boo Boo be
Boo be be be be Boo Boo be
Boo be be be be Boo Boo be

Boo be getting stronger every day! A little surgery can't keep this guy down!


On another note:

To all our dearest migratory fur-friends who venture off to somewhere more warm we will sure miss you all as we trudge on in the snow and cold. Think of us as you run along the beach, warm sand on your paws. Our smiling faces will still be here when you return come summertime.

("Say Goodbye Hollywood" Eminem)

Sayin' goodbye, sayin' goodbye to Michigan
Sayin' goodbye, sayin' goodbye to Michigan
Sayin' goodbye, sayin' goodbye to Michigan
Sayin' goodbye, sayin' goodbye to Michigan
{Michigan}, sayin' goodbye, sayin' goodbye to Michigan
{Summer has gone away}, sayin' goodbye, sayin' goodbye to Michigan
Sayin' goodbye, sayin' goodbye to Michigan
Sayin' goodbye, sayin' goodbye to Michigan

And:

Goodbye, goodbye Dog Star Ranch, {Goodbye},
please don't be sad Star Buddies, I won't be gone for long,
{Winter weather is not for me}
so goodbye, goodbye Dog Star Ranch,
please don't be sad DSR staff, I'm won't be gone for long,
{I'm goin' somewhere warm}...

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

https://flic.kr/s/aHskosv1xS

Monday, December 28, 2015


Dixie, it's cold outside
Star Buddy, it's windy outside
Brr, Dixie, it's cold outside
Star Buddy, it sure is cold outside
Only one more lap
Star Buddy, let's go back inside
Dixie, let's go for one more lap
Brr, it's cold outside
It sure is cold outside
Star Buddy, the snow is going to fly
Star Buddy, it's cold outside
Come on Dixie, let's go back inside
Thank you, Star Buddy

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

Thursday, December 24, 2015


HAPPY HOLIDAYS! MAY THEY BE MERRY AND BRIGHT!

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Wednesday, December 23, 2015



Happy birthday to this sweet Christmas baby!

Gordy (pictured left) is celebrating his 12th birthday today at the Ranch with the help of his...

Kiefer: Much younger and more attractive...

Excuse me, Kiefer, but this is Gordy's day! Compliments only!

Kiefer: ...with the help of his...

With the help of his wonderful younger brother, Kiefer!

Kiefer: That works, I guess.

Oh Kiefer...

Gordy enjoyed his birthday by hanging out with his little fur-friends, going for his run with his fur-friends, taking a nap in Pup Paradise, and eating all the treats his sweet old man heart desired! But of course, if he was going to get dressed up in a ridiculous boa for his birthday, his brother Kiefer was going to as well!

May your birthday be merry and bright, Gordy!

We love you and hope to celebrate many more birthdays with you!

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

https://flic.kr/s/aHskqyRZ7g


Tuesday, December 22, 2015



"I Believe I Can Fly" ("I Believe I Can Fly" R. Kelly)

I believe I can fly
I believe I can touch the sky
I think about it every time I run
Spread my ears and fly away
I believe I can soar
I see me running through the park
I believe I can fly
I believe I can fly
I believe I can fly


It is always hilarious to capture pictures of our fur-friends running in the parks, ears flapping, paws of the ground, full speed ahead! It's just too adorable!

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

Friday, December 18, 2015



Run Around ("Right Round" Flo Rida)

You spin my head right round, right round
When you run around, when you run round round
You spin my head right round, right round
When you run around, when you run round round...


Check out more pictures from today by clicking on the link below!https://www.flickr.com/gp/dogstarranch/LfMh98

Thursday, December 17, 2015


Dogs Just Want Have Fun ("Girls Just Want To Have Fun" Cyndi Lauper)

I wake up to the morning light
My mother says "Are you ready for Daycare?"
Oh mother dear we're almost to Dog Star
And Dogs they want to have fun
Oh Dogs just want to run
The walkie squawks during the middle of our run
Front Desk asks "Is there a Star Buddy available for an arrival?"
Oh Office Ladies we stole your Star Buddies
Because Dogs they just want to have
That's all they really want
Their runs!
When the Daycare day is done
Oh Dogs, they want to have naps
Oh Dogs just want to take naps
Some boys take a beautiful girl
And curl up next to her on Pup's couch
I'm going to be the one to wake everyone up
Because...
Oh Dogs they want to have fun
Oh Dogs just want to have
That's all they really want
Some runs!
When the Daycare day is done
Oh Dogs, they want to have fun
Oh Dogs just want to have fun
At Dog Star Ranch!

Check out more pictures from today by clicking on the link below!
https://flic.kr/s/aHskrk1Lxc


Wednesday, December 16, 2015



If You're A Puppy And You Know It ("If You're Happy And You Know It")

If you're a puppy and you know it, wag your tail (wag wag)
If you're a puppy and you know it, wag your tail (wag wag)
If you're a puppy and you know it, then your face will surely show it
If you're a puppy and you know it, wag your tail (wag wag)

If you're a puppy and you know it, run around (zoom zoom)
If you're a puppy and you know it, run around (zoom zoom)
If you're a puppy and you know it, then your face will surely show it
If you're a puppy and you know it, run around (zoom zoom)

If you love Daycare and you know it, bark "Hurray!" (bark!)
If you love Daycare and you know it, bark "Hurray!" (bark!)
If you love Daycare and you know it, then your face will surely show it
If you love Daycare and you know it, bark "Hurray!" (bark!)

If you're furry happy and you know it, do all three (wag wag, zoom zoom, bark!)
If you're furry happy and you know it, do all three (wag wag, zoom zoom, bark!)
If you're furry happy and you know it, then your face will surely show it
If you're furry happy and you know it, do all three (wag wag, zoom zoom, bark!)

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

Tuesday, December 15, 2015



Dearest Bear
,
Today is your birthday. Are you sure that you are turning three? Because you have the energy of a puppy still! You started coming to the Ranch in March of this year, and you’ve been coming regularly ever since!

One of your most favorite things to do when you come for Daycare is to play fetch. And when I say that Bear loves to play fetch, Bear LOVES to play fetch. Bear and his Star Buddy could play fetch for hours and hours. Just when you think that Bear is bored of playing fetch because he lies down, nope! Two seconds later and he is back up and right to it.

Bear is such a good boy who is full of energy and well-mannered!

We are so happy that you found your fur-ever home with your Mom and Dad, Bear!

The HAPPIEST OF BIRTHDAYS!

Love,

Your Dog Star Family

Monday, December 14, 2015


Here Comes Finnegan ("Here Comes Santa Claus")

Here comes Finnegan,
Here comes Finnegan,
Running in the Reserve Park...

Here comes Finnegan,
Here comes Finnegan,
Running in the Reserve Park,
He's got a ball that's covered in slobber
For Star Buddy to throw again.


It's so much fun playing fetch with Finnegan!

Check out more pictures from today by clicking on the link below!
https://flic.kr/s/aHskr46sWh

Friday, December 11, 2015


Party At Dog Star ("Party in the USA" by Miley Cyrus)

I hopped off my bed at my house with a dream of seeing my friends
Welcome to the land of Parks and Ponds, whoa! am I gonna have fun!
Jumped in the car, here I am for a fun time
Look to my right, and I see the Dog Star Ranch sign
This is all so crazy, everybody seems to be barking
My tail is waggin' and I'm feelin' kinda excited
To be back at Daycare and I'm jumping
That's when dad pushes the doorbell
And the Star Buddy walks in
And the Star Buddy walks in
And the Star Buddy walks in
So I sit my butt down, they're opening the door
It's about to be a fun day
I'm kissin' my Star Buddy like Yeah!
Waggin' my tail like Yeah!
Got my paws up, they're opening the door
And now I'm gonna have fun
Yeah! It's a party at Dog Star!
Yeah! It's a party at Dog Star!

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

Thursday, December 10, 2015


"I've Got Two Danes" ("I've Got You Babe" by Sonny and Cher)

I have ran around this park
Trying to find a dog breed
A dog breed that'll understand me [x2]
All the fur-friends I had before
Never understood me

Now that I've found you, Hope
I ain't gonna sniff no further [x3]

It's so nice to have you here
So nice so nice
I love you I love you I love you I love you I love you

I've got you Hope to make me happy [x3]
I've got you Hope to make me happy [x3]

Finn you know how much I love playing with you
Please never leave me baby
Never leave me ooh...

You know Finn I have so much fun with you
You are my best fur-friend you are my handsome Great Dane
Please Finn please Finn yeah...

I've got you Hope to make me happy [x3]
I've got you Finn to make me happy [x3]


Well, they had each other to play with until Hope got taken for her bath... But at least now Finn can have a clean girlfriend!

It was such a fun day today!

Check out more pictures from today by clicking on the link below!
https://flic.kr/s/aHskqDgM25

Wednesday, December 9, 2015


Here Comes Minnie and Belle (Here Comes Santa Claus)

Here comes Minnie and Belle,
Here comes Minnie and Belle,
Right down the Reserve Park,
Sophia and Spyro and all their fur-friends
Runnin' in the Star Buddy Park.
Belle's a playin', Shepherd's singin',
All are furry adorable.
So hang up their leashes and take off their collars,
'Cause it's playtime at Dog Star Ranch today.

Check out more fun pictures from today by clicking on the link below!
https://www.flickr.com/gp/dogstarranch/fA8q69

Monday, December 7, 2015


Will:
Jingle Bells Hildi smells...

Hildi: Cut it out, Will!

Will:
Jingle Bells
Hildi smells
Briggs laid an egg
The Dog Gone Waggin' lost a wheel
And Akino got away!

Hildi: You are soo mature!

Brody:
Jingle Bells
Briggs smells
Akino laid an egg
The Dog Gone Waggin' lost a wheel
And Bella got away!

Bella:
Jingle Bells
Brody smells
Will laid an egg
The Dog Gone Waggin lost a wheel
And Briggs got away!

Hildi:
Jingle Bells
Will smells
Brody laid an egg
The Dog Gone Waggin' lost a wheel
And Akino got away!

Akino, Bella, Briggs, Brody, Hildi, & Will:
Jingle Bells
Dog Star smells
Our Star Buddy laid an egg
The Dog Gone Waggin' lost a wheel
And we all ran away!!

WE ALL RAN AWAY!
WE ALL RAN AWAY!


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

Friday, December 4, 2015


A is for Abbey here for Daycare!
B is for our Bus Boys: Brody, Barkley, Boo, and Bowie!
C is for Cabby here with his sister Abbey having fun at Daycare!
D is for Dozer talking about how much he loves Dog Star Ranch!
E is for everyone enjoying this lovely December weather we are having!
F is for fur-friends!
G is for our Groomers pampering all our pups!
H is for Howard our MWH!
I is for I LOVE DOG STAR RANCH!
J is for Jackson horsing around!
K is for kisses from our favorite fur-friends!
L is for Lefty hopping with excitement at the front door!
M is for Minnie playing fetch!
N is for Nap time at the Ranch!
O is for Ollie Ollie Olligator hoping Opie will share his lunch!
P is for puddles of piddle left as presents for Star Buddies to clean up!
Q is for quiet...what is quiet?
R is for Ruby hound hound hounding about how much she loves the pond!
S is for six Shepherd's hanging out and having fun!
T is for two Tucker's hanging out at Dog Star Ranch!
U is for unexpected because we never know what the day will bring!
V is for vociferous fur-friends!
W is for writing this blog with the help of some fur-friends!
X is for XOXO to all our fur-friends who come to the Ranch!
Y is for the Yarnold's who dreamed up Dog Star Ranch!
Z is for Ziva zooming around the park with all her fur-friends!

Next time won't you come play at the Ranch!

Check out more pictures from today by clicking on the link below!
https://flic.kr/s/aHskqkXH5p

Thursday, December 3, 2015



Our fur-friends sure do have something to bark about today!



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

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Game Time!






Lets have some fun!! Do you know which Pups go with which Dog Star Ranch Staff Member?

Watching these two girls play fetch today was so entertaining. I think we could have played fetch all day if the three of us hadn't gotten so tired!

But here is why it was so entertaining:

Minnie played fetch, Belle did not. Belle instead mimicked Minnie who was playing fetch. She would crouch behind Minnie in anticipation of the ball being thrown, but really she was crouched in anticipation for Minnie's next move. Belle could not keep her eyes off of her big sister. Belle watched Minnie with great intensity, and as soon as Minnie would run for the ball, Belle would run after her! Belle showed no interested actually trying to beat Minnie to the ball, she has way more fun being Minnie's shadow, her focus was 100% on Minnie and it was the most adorable thing ever!

Be sure to check out Minnie and Belle's video, as well as other great pictures from today by clicking on the link below!

DayStar of the Month for November 2015 ~ Maizie Shunta


DayStar of the Month for November 2015 ~ Maizie Shunta


Nose pressed against the glass of the door, tail wagging against the cement, dad saying “Now you sit, Maizie, you sit. Sit Maizie, you sit. Now wait, wait, you wait Maizie, you wait…wait…wait…okay, you go!” Our DayStar of the Month for November is Miss Maizie Shunta, our sweet, adorable puppy-faced yellow Labrador Retriever fur-friend. Maizie started coming to the Ranch in May of 2013, and two years later, she is still one of our favorite faces to see on Wednesday mornings! Maizie’s face does not lie, she is an absolute sweetheart. She has several different groups of fur-friends that she enjoys to play with when she comes for Daycare. Her best fur-friend is Kiefer, and together these two have a blast together! Maizie worked hard when she first started coming to the Ranch to learn her manners and become the intelligent, young lady that she is today! And we are so proud of the young lady that you have become Miss Maizie. Congratulations to our beautiful DayStar of the Month, Maizie Shunta! We love you!

Tuesday, December 1, 2015


(Jingle Bells)

Splashing through the mud,
With my pack of fur-friends
Over the hill we go
Barking all the way.

It's that time of year again! Where when the snow goes away, it rains, and puddles form!
Puppies splash and play in the puddles as holiday music plays in my head (because since it is December now, I must accept those darn catchy tunes).

Check out more fun pictures from today by clicking on the link below!
https://flic.kr/s/aHskmNVo5Y