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, June 30, 2016




Q: How did the little Scottish dog feel when he saw a monster? 
A: Terrier-fied! 

Q: Why did the dog cross the road? 
A: To get to the "barking" lot! 

Q: What kind of dog does Dracula have?
 A: A bloodhound! 

Q: What happened when the dog went to the flea circus? 
A: He stole the show! 

Wednesday, June 29, 2016





Office Lady: Show me your best puppy dog beg face!
Precious: Are you sure you ready for it?
Office Lady: I think I can handle it. I've seen a lot of puppy dog beg faces.
Precious: None likes mind!
Office Lady: Let me see!
*Precious does her puppy dog beg face*
Office Lady: OH MY GOODNESS! I'm meeeeelllllltttttting! I'm meeeeeellllltttttiiiiinnnnnngggg! I can't handle it! Omg. I can't handle!
Precious: See! I toad you I was cute!
Office Lady: You are very adorable!

To say that our Office Ladies fell completely head over heels for Miss Precious is an understatement. Not only did we fall head over heels, but we also melted into puddles! We couldn't help but shower her with hugs and kisses!! And she was sweet enough to give us kisses back! She gives the best kisses! For it being her first time boarding, she is rocking it like a pro! She has made several fur-friends just in her first day. She got some lap time up front with her Office Ladies! Today has been a great day for Miss Precious!

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

Monday, June 27, 2016



Here is how we are defining our Monday:
Organized chaos!

From arrivals to phone calls to departures to phone calls to temperament tests to arrivals to departures to phone calls to making reservations to phone calls, to departures...we've had it all today!

But you know what!? It wouldn't be Monday if it weren't crazy. Sure, did we want to pull our hair out, maybe a little, but today has also been full of laughs and smiles!

This is truly the best job in the world. No matter how crazy it gets, we are so lucky to have all of our fur-friends to help keep us grounded. So if your Monday was as crazy as our Monday was, just remember to breathe, go after each task one thing at a time, and take a moment (or two) to love your fur-baby because no matter how crazy or how bad your day was, your baby will always be there to remind you that it is okay. They are there to hug and kiss you and make your day all better!

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

Friday, June 24, 2016



**Bowie singing to Hank**
(Queen "You're My Best Friend)

You're the best friend
That I ever had
I've been with you such a long time
You're my sunshine
And I want you to know
That my feelings are true
I really love you
You're my best friend!

Check out more pictures from today by clicking on the link below!
https://flic.kr/s/aHskyQBT7d

Thursday, June 23, 2016



Sleeping Beauty!

Heidi LOVES coming to Dog Star where she gets to come up front and visit her Office ladies!

Check out more pictures from today by clicking on the link below!
https://www.flickr.com/gp/dogstarranch/9108C8


Wednesday, June 22, 2016


Cue "Jump Around" by House Of Pain

I came to get down, I came to get down
So get out your seats and jump around
Jump around, jump up and get down
Jump around, jump around
Jump up and get down
Jump up, jump up and get down
Jump, jump, jump
Jump, jump, jump
Jump, jump, jump
Jump, jump, jump
Jump, jump, jump
Jump, jump

Check out more pictures from today by clicking on the link below!
https://www.flickr.com/gp/dogstarranch/66jN9g

Monday, June 20, 2016




*In the background plays Lynyrd Skynyrd's "That Smell"

Ooooh that smell
Can't you smell that smell
Oooh that smell
The smell of Tre's farts surrounds you
Oooh that smell
Can't you smell that smell
Oooh that smell
The smell of Tre's farts surrounds you


Tre (13) and Maggie (11) our senior fur-friends LOVED being our Office Helper's today! It didn't even matter that they were a little tootie here and there ;)

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

Friday, June 17, 2016



Happy Birthday Daizy Mai!

It is Your Big Day

Spread a smile, spread the cheer
Look around, it is your day,
make a list to spread it all
and then everyday is your day.

Fill the rooms, with balloons,
and stuff some mouths with sweets.
Make a list to do it all,
and then enjoy the pleasant treat.

Gather some faith, earn some hope,
make the most of this beautiful day.
Gather it all, just to give it all
spread the joy, it is your day.

We wish you a very
Happy Birthday!

Wednesday, June 15, 2016


All I Do Is Swim ("All I Do Is Win" DJ Khaled)

All I do is swim, swim, swim no matter what
got the pond on my mind and I can never get enough
...
Swim around, swim around, swim around
'Cause all I do is swim, swim, swim...

All Scout wants to do is swim


All I do is swim, swim, swim no matter what
got the pond on my mind and I can never get enough
Swim around, swim around, swim around
'Cause all I do is swim, swim, swim...


All Scout ever dreams of is the pond. There is nothing that he loves more than the pond. It's all that he thinks about, talks about, dreams about...the pond, the pond, the pond! He is perfectly content with just swimming around and around and around for as long as his paws can paddle. When you watch Scout go running towards the pond, that is the definition of true happiness right there. Complete freedom. Absolute joy.

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

Tuesday, June 14, 2016


Now, this is a story all about how
My life got flipped-turned upside down
And I'd like to take a minute
Just sit right there
My human will tell you how I became the princess of a place called Dog Star

The second Penny walked through our doors, she had her tail wrapped around all of our fingers. Her sweet face with those adorable eyebrows had us hooked. Her big paws has already left a sweet puppy imprint on all our hearts! She warmed up quickly to the Ranch. She first met with Kora (seriously, you need to check out the super adorable video of her and Kora playing! You won't regret it!) and then she got to play with Rango as well! After some time of that, she was ready for her mid-morning nap. After her nap, she went outside to do her big girl business, and then she came up front to help in the Office (more like help distract the Office Buddies with hugs and kisses!) before her groomer STOLE her from Office Buddies and took her back for her bath, which she absolutely loved! Today has been a very BIG day for Penny, and from the looks of it, she is ready for another nap! Sweet dreams, Penny!


In good ole' Michigan born and raised
In the Star Buddy Park is where I spend most of my days
Runnin' around maxin' relaxin' all cool
And hangin' with some fur-friends outside


We pulled up to Dog Star about 9 or 10
And I yelled to the Star Buddy 'Yo homie where my fur-friends at!'
I looked at my kingdom
I was finally there
To play with my fur-friends at Dog Star Ranch




Guys. Our jobs here at Dog Star Ranch are so hard. Like unbelievably difficult. Just look at all these puppies that we had to cuddle, love, scratch, cuddle, more cuddles, and run and play with! I mean...it was just so...ruff!

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

Monday, June 13, 2016


Jazmine: Umm...so what am I suppose to do on my first day of daycare...


Molly: I like to run, run, run REALLY REALLY fast! Like this! Watch me! Just like this!


Hugo: Look at how much taller I've gotten! I'm growing!


Grace: And of course it is always fun to tackle your fur-friends!


Hugo: Sometimes I get a little tired, so I lay down for a break. It's also fun to chew on sticks. Oh! A stick. Yum.


Jazmine: I think I'm starting to understand.


Grace: Hey, Moll, you wanna play follow the leader with us?


Hugo: Can I take a nap on you?
Jazmine: So what do you do all day in daycare, Hugo?
Hugo: I nap a lot.


Hugo: Come on Jaz, play with us!


Hugo: Whoa. You are super fast!



Grace: Daycare is really fun, Jazmine, you are going to love it! Especially because you are fur-friends with us! We are the best group to be fur-friends with!
Hugo: We are the most fun!
Grace: And the goofiest!
Hugo: And the most adorable!
Grace: I mean, come on, look at us!


Jazmine: I think you guys are right! I can get the hang of this whole daycare thing! It does seem like a lot of fun, and I did have a lot of fun with you guys! Hey! Wait up! I want to play chase too!
Hugo: Grace is it! Come on, Jazmine! Let's get her!

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

Duece: We hope everybody had as great of a weekend as all of us fur-pups here at Dog Star Ranch! The weather was perfect! The pond was refreshing! The food and treats were delicious! Can't complain! Can't complain!

Check out pictures from the weekend by clicking on the link below!
https://flic.kr/s/aHskATMozq

Friday, June 10, 2016


Cue Drake's "Fancy" because Sobek is fancy.

Go
Go 'head
Go go go 'head
Go go go go go go 'head
Go go go go go go 'head
Oh you fancy Sobek!
Oh you fancy Sobek!
Oh you fancy Sobek!
Oh you fancy huh?

Oh you fancy Sobek!
Oh you fancy Sobek!
Oh you fancy Sobek!
Oh you fancy huh?

Oh you fancy Sobek!
Oh you fancy Sobek!
You fancy huh?
Oh you fancy Sobek!

Check out more pictures from today by clicking on the link below!
https://flic.kr/s/aHskBWN9jE

Thursday, June 9, 2016


So, as you all know, I am the voice behind the blog, and if I have said this before and am repeating myself, I apologize, but I attended Central Michigan University, graduating with a degree in English: Creative Writing, but what you might not know! I also graduated with a Minor in History (because I'm a nerd). So whenever anyone comes in with a dog who has a historical name, I nerd out a little bit (just ask my coworkers). So when I met Leonidas, obviously I nerded out because hello...Leonidas!

How many people know who Leonidas is?! If you don't, that is okay because me being the nerd that I am, I'm going to tell you about him!

Leonidas was the Greek warrior King of Sparta (that is a pretty awesome title). And Ancient Greece was made up of several hundred city-states, of which (obviously) Athens and Leonidas' Sparta were the largest and most powerful. I could tell you more fun facts about Sparta, but I'm trying really hard to focus on Leonidas, so anyways, Leonidas was King of Sparta and Sparta was super awesome.

But then you have the Persians, who tried once before to gain control over Greece, but failed (because the city-states know how to stick together and were able to fend them off and push them away), but then when Xerxes took over as the King of Persia, he decided that he was going to try and gain control over Greece...again. So here you have Xerxes launching an invasion against Greece and then you have Leonidas who is like "Umm...no" (not an actual quote from history). The oracles told Leonidas that he would either lose Sparta to Persia or his Spartan people would mourn him...so Leonidas being a Spartan and Spartan's being awesome, he was like "Yeah, I'm going to lead my Spartan forces into this Second Persian War that Xerxes thinks he had to start" (can you imagine if they actually talked like this back in the BC).

So anyways, Leonidas was able to round up a few 1,000 soldiers to follow him into battle, but when things started to go south, Leonidas was like "Everyone else go back, my 300 Spartans and I will stay" (I'm paraphrasing). So Leonidas and his 300 Spartans stayed to fight...and although they lost the battle at Thermopylae, it was considered a heroic sacrifice.

So where am I going with this? Oh! Right! Leonidas. Leonidas, I like your name! And I like history, so I hope you enjoyed this fun fact session!

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

Wednesday, June 8, 2016


These Things will not bite you.
They want to have fun."
Then, out of the box
came Thing Two and Thing One!
- Dr. Seuss

These Things that I'm talking about are Shepherd's from the same family and they love coming to Dog Star Ranch to have fun! Kimby and Bexter love to swim at the pond and follow each other around the park!

Check out more pictures from today by clicking on the link below!
https://www.flickr.com/gp/dogstarranch/6bN6Sx

Tuesday, June 7, 2016


Grace: I go to seek a Great Perhaps.

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https://flic.kr/s/aHskBLivD1

Friday, June 3, 2016


Cue "Bust A Move" by Young MC

And what comes next hey bust a move
You want it, you got it,
You want it, baby you got it (Just bust a move)
You want it, you got it,
You want it, baby you got it
...
So don't just stand there bust a move
If you want it, you got it
You want it, baby you got it (Just bust a move)
You want it, you got it,
You want it, baby you got it (Break it down for me fellas)

Check out more pictures from today by clicking on the link below!
https://flic.kr/s/aHskB19rtV

Katie: Hey, were you looking for our pictures yesterday and couldn't find them!? Well, have no fear! Because they are here now! It is just so crazy how the day can get away from us sometimes, but we didn't forget! So you better check out our cute faces from yesterday!

Check out pictures from yesterday by clicking on the link below!
https://flic.kr/s/aHskxEcN2Q

Wednesday, June 1, 2016


Oliver: IT'S HUMP DAY!

Check out more pictures from today by clicking on the link below!
https://flic.kr/s/aHskBv5ZzB

DayStar of the Month for May 2016 ~ Sophia Link

Our DayStar of the Month for May 2016 is no girly girl. She is rough and tough and knows how to get real dirty! She isn’t afraid of puddles and she loves to roll in the mud! She is a social butterfly and instantly becomes fur-friends with everyone she meets! We are very pleased to announce that our DayStar of the Month (anonymously voted) is Sophia Link!

When Sophia first visited Dog Star Ranch in October of 2015, she was friendly and full of energy! She was excited and eager to check out the Ranch and see what the Daycare Program was about. She had many puppy fur-friends to play with and as she grew, so did her group of fur-friends! Sophia is still just as friendly and full of energy as she was on day one! She loves coming to Daycare on a weekly basis, you’d think she would be tired of us, but nope! Sophia LOVES every day that she gets to spend here at Dog Star hanging out with her fur-friends, romping and playing all day! And Dad loves having a tired pup to cuddle up next to at the end of the day!

Some of Sophia’s favorite things to do at Daycare are: rolling in mud, splashing in puddles, swimming in the pond, chasing and being chased by her fur-friends, napping in the sun, wadding in the troughs, snoozing on the couches, visiting the groomers, and snuggling with her Star Buddies!


Sophia, we love ya! Congratulations on being anonymously voted for DayStar of the Month for May 2016!