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)

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

New Year! New resolutions!

Did you know that January is National Train Your Dog Month!?! How excellent is that! We have several classes starting next week!!

Basic 1 Obedience Class: (6 week course)
Wednesday, January 4th @ 6pm
or
Saturday, January 7th @ 12pm

Basic 2 Obedience Class:  (6 week course)
Tuesday, January 3rd @ 6pm

Introduction to Nosework with Paula Smith:
Thursday, January 26th from 6-8pm


Also, did you know that if you have participated in our Risin' Star Basic 1 Class, you are eligible to retake the class at 50% off!!  What a deal!!  Even better, if you have taken a Basic 1 Obedience Class with us in 2016 and you would like to move on to the Basic 2 Obedience Class you can enroll in a Winter Basic 2 for 25% off!  What a great way to continue your training experience!  For questions or more information, please call or email us at info@dogstarranch.com.

Sunday, December 25, 2016


May your day be as merry and bright as all of our guests running and playing out in the snow on this beautiful day!

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

Friday, December 23, 2016







Ho-ho-ho happy birthday!

Benson, Rifiki, and Charlie B. got to celebrate their birthdays by spending the day at Dog Star Ranch playing with all their fur-friends! And all their fur-friends got to enjoy birthday cake (dog friendly)!

Happy 2nd birthday Benson, Rifiki, and Charlie B.!

We love having you as a part of the Dog Star Ranch fur-family! We hope that your birthdays were as spectacular and as special as you are!

Love,

Your DSR Family <3 p="">

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

Thursday, December 22, 2016


If you are excited to unwrap presents jump around! Jump, jump, jump around! If you are excited to beg for delicious table scraps jump around! Jump, jump, jump around!

Looks like these two are in the holiday spirit! Keep on spreading that holiday cheer Finley and Emma!

Check out more pictures from today by clicking on the link below!
https://flic.kr/s/aHskNEC7Ka

Wednesday, December 21, 2016




Winter Begins

in West Michigan
as early as November
with big fat flakes
falling to the ground
and melting away
by the next day
when temperatures reach
a high of fifty

when snow covered cars
need to be scraped off
and pre-started
when sidewalks need shoveling
and roads plowing
when meteorologists say
“It’s going to be a high of 19°F”
Winter Begins December 21st
but we’ve been dealing with it
as early as November




Tuesday, December 20, 2016




Rudy: Can I borrow your computer to write a letter to Santa?
Office Lady: Of course. Hop on up!
Rudy: You got Word open?
Office Lady: Yes sir, it's ready for you!

deer santa,

i am righting a letter 2 u. my name is rudy. i am a 1 year old shih tzu. i am very handsum. and im a very good boy. i no that i prokrastanaded on righting my letter to u, butt ive ben busy. i have ben goin to scool and learning lots of tricks. my mom and dad r very proud of me. i no how to shake and wave and sit and lay and lots more. ive ben very good. so hear is wut i wood liek:

- treats
- new stuffed toy
- steak
- a baby fur-brother
- king size duvay
- make it a heated blanket

and 4 my parents becuz they r so good 2 me:

- treats they can share with me (NO CHOCOLATE)
- shoes i can chew on
- toys they can play with with me

thank u santa 4 listening 2 me.

- rudy

Check out more pictures from today by clicking on the link below!
https://flic.kr/s/aHskK5DeV1

Monday, December 19, 2016


Stay inside
Relax
Wrap a blanket around yourself
Snuggle your pup
And look at all the wonderful pictures
Of your pup(s) and their fur-friends
Play in the snow!

Check out more pictures from this weekend and today by clicking on the link below!
https://www.flickr.com/gp/dogstarranch/97TP5L

Friday, December 16, 2016


Dust of Snow
by Robert Frost

The way a crow
Shook down on me
The dust of snow
From a hemlock tree

Has given my heart
A change of mood
And saved some part
Of a day I had rued.


Michigan has laid a thick blanket of snow on Dog Star Ranch
We celebrate winter's coming with
Snow boots and snow pants and warm coats
Mittens and scarves and hats
Jackets and sweaters for the four-legged
Snowballs work as play and treats!

Check out more pictures from today by clicking on the link below!
https://www.flickr.com/gp/dogstarranch/fdp2F4

Thursday, December 15, 2016


So snow what!
I like the white fluffy stuff!
Because I'm at Dog Star
And I need to play with my friends!

**continues to hum "So What" by Pink!**

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

Wednesday, December 14, 2016



Oh My Dog

And I have adventures
I take him here
He takes me there
Oh my Dog
And I have disagreements
I tell him no
He does it anyways
Oh my Dog
And I have a connection
When I am sad
He comforts me
When I am mad
He calms me
When I am scared
He protects me
Oh my Dog
Brings me things
Shoes
Socks
Tennis balls
Toys
But above all
Oh my Dog
Brings me happiness


Check out more pictures from today by clicking on the link below!
https://flic.kr/s/aHskJN2eHz

Tuesday, December 13, 2016



A puppy's Christmas

On the 11th day of Christmas my puppy gave to me:
11 unwrapped presents,
10 cards I should have posted, my wreath in 
9 pieces, 
8 tiny reindeer fragments,
7 scraps of paper,
6 soggy ribbons,
5 chewed-up stockings,
4 broken candles,
3 punctured ornaments,
2 mangled puddings 
and the fairy off the tree,
On the 12th day of Christmas my puppy gave to me:
A dozen puppy kisses
And I forgot all about the other days.

Don't forget, daycare trips, a day of pampering at the groomers, a new collar, treats, or toys make great gifts for your puppy (of any age) and can all be found at Dog Star Ranch.

Monday, December 12, 2016


Human Snow Day vs Dog Snow Day
School cancellations
Doggie Daycare never cancels!
Humans stay inside
Pups play outside!

Our pups here at Dog Star LOVE snow days!

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


Friday, December 9, 2016


Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow
Snow on my nose, snow on my nose, snow on my nose
Let it snow on my nose, let it snow on my nose, let it snow on my nose

Check out more winter wonderful pictures by clicking on the link below!
https://www.flickr.com/gp/dogstarranch/6045ZV

Thursday, December 8, 2016




Follow the leader
Around the park
The one in the red
And blue sweater
Follow where he goes
Do what he does
Wag your tail
Flop your eats
Have a go
Eat the snow


Check out more pictures from today by clicking on the link below!
https://www.flickr.com/gp/dogstarranch/658M0o

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

dip (one's) toe in the water

To tentatively begin or get involved in a new experience. Likened to gently placing one's toe into water to 
test its temperature. 



Tuesday, December 6, 2016


Santa Paws is Coming to Town (Santa Claus is Coming to Town)

You better behave
You better not bark
Better not whine
I’m telling you why
Santa Paws is coming to town

He’s making a list
And checking it twice
Gonna find out who’s naughty and nice
Santa Paws is coming to town

He sees you when you’re listening
He knows when you’re a krank
He knows if you’ve been bad or good
So be good for goodness sake!

O! You better behave!
You better not bark
Better not whine
I’m telling you why
Santa Paws is coming to town

Santa Paws is coming to town!


Coco is making her wish list and checking it twice! She is writing to Santa Paws that she has been very, very nice!

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

Monday, December 5, 2016


Written by Bailey C. and Maybel O. consisting of "Baby It's Cold Outside", "Let It Snow", and "Take Me Out To The Ball Game"...they couldn't just pick one song to go with, so they combined all three! Enjoy!

Star Buddy, there's snow outside!
Oh the weather outside is delightful
Take me out to the dog park
Star Buddy, there's snow outside!
And the weather is so delightful
Take me out with my fur-friends
And since we love the snow
Let's go! Let's go! Let's go!
Put on some gloves and a hat
I don't care if we ever go back
Let me run, run, run
In the park
If you get cold it's a shame
Aahh.
We don't show signs of stopping
And we've go fur for keeping us warm
For it's one,
Two,
Three gates to get out
To the good ole park
Let's go! Let's go! Let's go!
Star Buddy, there's snow outside!

Check out more pictures from today by clicking on the link below!
https://www.flickr.com/gp/dogstarranch/65y9cE

Friday, December 2, 2016


When that one fur-friend is acting crazy, dancing like a giraffe behind your back...


and when you turn around to catch them they are standing there completely normal.


Let's face it, we all have that one fur-friend!

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

Thursday, December 1, 2016


"Lean On Me" Bill Withers

Sometimes in our lives
We all have pain, we all have sorrow.
But if we are wise,
We know that there's always tomorrow.

Lean on me when you're not strong
I'll be your friend, I'll help you carry on
For it won't be long
'Til I'm gonna need somebody to lean on.

Please swallow your pride
If I have things you need to borrow
For no one can fill those of your needs
That you won't let show.

You just call on me, brother, when you need a hand
We all need somebody to lean on.
I just might have a problem that you'll understand,
We all need somebody to lean on...

Check out more pictures from today by clicking on the link below!
https://flic.kr/s/aHskHQ5Qx4

DayStar of the Month for November 2016 ~ Bailey Cawley

Q: What do you get when you cross a dog and a calculator?

Our DayStar of the Month for November 2016 is an absolute sweetheart! She is certainly one-of-a-kind! When she first came to Dog Star for her Temperament Test in September, like most pups she was a little nervous, but that didn’t last for long! Popular to play with among her fur-friends, she is also always eager to please her hoomans!

So…What do you get when you cross a dog and a calculator?

A: A fur-friend you can count on!

And that is exactly what Bailey Cawley, our DayStar of the Month for November 2016 is! A fur-friend that we can count on!

Bailey LOVES coming to Dog Star for Daycare! She can’t ever get enough of her fur-friends, her Star Buddies, Groomers, and other Staff, and the parks! She is always ready to go out and start playing with her fur-friends. And she isn’t afraid to romp and roll around in the mud, if anything getting dirty is one of her most favorite things! But if she gets too dirty, she doesn’t mind so much going back to visit her Groomers to help her get all beautified before going home to Mom and Dad.

Although Bailey has been coming to Dog Star Ranch for the past three months, she has definitely already left a paw print on our hearts!

Bailey, you are sweet, kind, and goofy! You have such a wonderful and unique personality! We are so happy to have you as a fur-friend, and we look forward to continuing to watch you learn and grow! Thank you for being a fur-friend that we can count on!

Congratulations, Bailey! We love you!

Love,

Your DSR Family