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, June 27, 2017



Boone the Basset
turns THREE
what better way to
celebrate your birthday
than by spending it
with all your fur-friends
at Dog Star Ranch
hangin' out and playin'
down by the pond
soaking up the sun!

Happy 3rd birthday Boone! We are so happy that you chose to celebrate your birthday here with us! We love seeing your happy face!

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Monday, June 26, 2017


when you are happily enjoying the weekend
and then all of a sudden monday jumps out at you
like SURPRISE!

Although our Monday morning got off to a rough start (we didn't have internet until after 3:00pm), it is always a great day at Dog Star Ranch! Thank you to everyone for your patience and understanding!

Check out all the great pictures from the weekend and today by clicking on the link below!
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Friday, June 23, 2017


slow motion

feel the breeze
water splashing
against my knees,
stomach & chest
jowls flapping for joy
happy to be boarding
at Dog Star Ranch

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Thursday, June 22, 2017



Incognito

take the water
so it sticks
take my fur
add the sand
and roll around
until i disappear
one with the earth
incognito
i will lurk

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017


Sun out
Tongue out
Selfie swag
Matchy matchy
Havin' fun
Hangin' out
Doin' Daycare
At Dog Star

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017


"Cause the players gonna play, play, play, play, play
And the haters gonna hate, hate, hate, hate, hate
Baby, I'm just gonna shake, shake, shake, shake, shake
I shake it off, I shake it off
Heartbreakers gonna break, break, break, break, break
And the fakers gonna fake, fake, fake, fake, fake
Baby, I'm just gonna shake, shake, shake, shake, shake
I shake it off, I shake it off" - Taylor Swift

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Monday, June 19, 2017


Weekend,
you have been good to me.
Rain or shine,
we had a good time.
I went to the pond,
rolled around,
at snacks,
took naps...
It was a dog gone good time,
but now you're gone
and I gotta get back
to my weekday play dates.
It's a ruff life being a dog,
but don't worry,
I'll be seeing you again.

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Friday, June 16, 2017



Poseidon rules the ocean
but here I rule the pond

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Thursday, June 15, 2017

The Dog Gone Bachelor

First Date Card:

Jessie, I've been chasing my tail looking for love far too long. Do you have the energy to be my furever playmate?


Jessie: Oh my gosh! I got the first date card!
All the other girls: Have fun! Good luck! Be yourself!


*Walking up to Finley*
Jessie: Hello!
Finley: Hey! How are you?
Jessie: I'm great, and yourself?!
Finley: I'm great! Are you excited for today?
Jessie: Yes! So what will we be doing?
Finley: We are going to play a game of chase!
Jessie: Are you sure you'll be able to keep up?!
*Jessie winks at Finley*
Finley: OH! Is that so?
Jessie: Not only to I fall fast, but I run fast too!
Finley: Alright, well if you are ready, let's get started!
*Finley and Jessie have a really good game of chase*
Finley: You weren't kidding!
Jessie: I told you that I was fast!
Finley: I didn't mind coming in second! How 'bout we head over to the doggie fountain for a drink?
Jessie: Sure!
*Both take a hearty drink from the fountain*
Finley: So earlier, you said that you fall fast.
Jessie: Yes...
Finley: Tell me a little bit about that.
Jessie: I'm very vulnerable, I am able to open myself up easily, so it is easy for myself to let someone in. I fall quickly, and in such an honest and pure way...I don't know if it is necessarily a good thing, but I feel like in this situation it is because of having limited time with you...
Finley: Right, right...and I think that that is important. Definitely.
*Awkward silence*
Finley: So as you can see I have a dog biscuit here, so Jessie, will you accept this dog biscuit?
Jessie: Yes, yes, of course!

Stay tuned for next weeks episode!

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017


It's a big day,
so lets celebrate!
Put on a hat or two,
a couple boas,
and a leis!
Get fancy!
Sing HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
And count to ONE on your paw
because IT'S YOUR BIRTHDAY!

Happy first birthday Cooper!

We hope that your day was as fun and as special as you are!

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Friday, June 9, 2017


Happy birthday
to youuuuuuuu
happy birthday
to youuuuuuuu
happy birthday
dear saaaaaaam
happy birthday
to youuuuuuuu!

Sam, you are sweet and sassy, and we wouldn't want you any other way! You are an independent woman who likes to boss around the boys! You aren't afraid to get dirty because you are too busy making sure that you are running around and having fun!

We love your spunk!

Happy 4th birthday, spunky Sam!


Thursday, June 8, 2017

The Dog Gone Bachelor

*Rango the Golden narrating*

Last week on The Dog Gone Bachelor we sat down with our first ever Pupchelor, Finley! Feeling a mix of emotions, he was excited to start his journey towards love! We surprised him with his first bachelorette contestant, Jessie, and tonight we will meet his four other lucky ladies!


*Finley stands outside of the Dog Gone Mansion waiting for his bachelorette's to arrive*


*The limo pulls up and out step Miranda and Taylor*

Miranda and Taylor B.
Ages: 2 and 6
Occupation: Sisters

Finley: Two!
Miranda and Taylor: Double the trouble!
Finley: Hello, hello!
Miranda: I'm Miranda...
Taylor: And I'm Taylor...
Miranda: We've always been competitive...
Taylor: So we can't wait to see who you choose!
Finley: Ahaha! So nice to meet both of you!
Miranda and Taylor: Can't wait to talk to you more inside!
*Miranda and Taylor walk inside*
Finley: Sisters...


*The limo pulls up and out step Shiloh steps out*

Shiloh J.
Age: 10
Occupation: Librarian

Finley: Hello...
Shiloh: Hi, I'm Shiloh...
Finley: Hello Shiloh! How are you?
Shiloh: I'm good! Nervous!
Finley: Don't be nervous!
Shiloh: I was going to say something witty, and then I forgot.
Finley: That's okay, you have me speechless too!
*Shiloh blushes*
Shiloh: I'll see you inside.
Finley: You bet!


*The limo pulls up and out step Phoenix steps out*

Phoenix C.
Age: 7
Occupation: Opera Singer

Phoenix: Fiiiiiinnnnnllllleeeeeeyyyyyy, willlll youuuuu riiiiise from the ashes with meeeee?!
Finley: Oh my!
Phoenix: Hello, I'm Phoenix!
Finley: Phoenix, nice to meet you! You have a lovely voice!
Phoenix: And you have a lovely face!
Finley: Why thank you!
Phoenix: I'll be serenading you inside!
*Phoenix walks inside*
Finley: That was interesting...
*Rango walks out*
Rango: So what do you think?
Finley: I can't wait to talk to each of them individually!
Rango: Well head on inside!
Finley: Great!

Stay tuned next week for Finley's first conversations with each of his lucky ladies!

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Friday, June 2, 2017



Two Vizsla's and a Boxer

go for a run
out in the park
down by the pond
where they romp around
picking up sticks
crunching on twigs
splashing in water

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Thursday, June 1, 2017

The Dog Gone Bachelor


Good evening, I'm Rango the Golden (equivalent to Chris Harrison) and welcome to The Dog Gone Bachelor! For the first time ever Dog Star Ranch presents The Dog Gone Bachelor! After interviewing several contenders, we finally narrowed it down to one!And tonight we get to sit down with our first ever Pupchelor, Finley!


Finley: Thank you, thank you!
Rango: How are you?!
Finley: I'm great!
Rango: How are you feeling about being the first ever Pupchelor on The Dog Gone Bachelor?
Finley: Ever since I was picked, it has been a roller coaster of emotions.
Rango: Good emotions I'm hoping...
Finley: Of course! I'm excited and nervous and ready to fall in love.
Rango: What are you nervous about?
Finley: *chuckles* ...that that won't like me!
Rango: That's nonsense! What are you most excited about?
Finley: I think just really allowing myself to open up and take part in the experience of it all.
Rango: Now, we are still searching for ladies lucky enough to vie for your heart, what are you looking for in a soul mate?
Finley: Just someone who is down to earth, full of energy, ready to play, and willing to share a ball!
Rango: Well...if you would like, we actually have someone who is going to be on the show here. Would you like to meet her?
Finley: Yeah! How do I look?!
Rango: Handsome! Ladies and gentlemen please welcome Jessie!
*audience applauds as Jessie walks onto stage*


*Finley and Jessie sniff each other hello*
Rango: Have a seat.
*Jessie sits next to Finley*
Rango: How does it feel to be introduced as our first bachelorette contestant?
Jessie: This all just feels so amazing!
Finley: It's so nice to meet you!
Jessie: Same!
Rango: It's a little awkward at first, isn't it?
Jessie: It feels like a blind date.
Finley: Have you been on a lot of blind dates?
Jessie: Haha, only a couple!
Rango: And were they successful?
Jessie: No! But I'm hoping this will be successful!
Rango: Oh! Smooth!
Finley: I like that!
Rango: Well we cannot wait to be able to watch your relationship blossom! Stay tuned next week to meet more of our contestants!

Check out more pictures from today by clicking on the link below!
https://www.flickr.com/gp/dogstarranch/056941

Wednesday, May 31, 2017


"So this is what it is like to be tall..." - Oliver K.

I think Oliver is going to like the new playground equipment!

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DayStar of the Month for May 2017



DayStar of the Month for May 2017 ~ Sparky Bassett

Our DayStar of the Month for May 2017 is a little Detroit Tiger’s fan named after a baseball great! He is ever so sweet, ever so handsome, and ever so smiley! Our DayStar of the Month is a lovable four-year-old rescue who has been coming to the Ranch since January of 2015 for regular daycare!

*Drumroll please*

Our DayStar of the Month for May 2017 is the one and only Sparky Bassett!

Sparky is named after the baseball great George Lee “Sparky” Anderson, nicknamed Sparky for his feisty play. According to Google (it’s always according to Google) the word feisty means: (of a person, typically one who is relatively small or weak) lively, determined, and courageous. And what a perfect name for our sweet and sassy Sparks, who is a kindred spirit of the baseball great!

Sparky, we love your larger-than-life personality; and how your adorable smile instantly lights up the room when you walk in! You have stolen our hearts with your wonderful personality!

We have several nicknames for Sparky: Sparkles, Sir Sparkles, and Sir Sparkselot

All of which suit him perfectly! Because every time his Mom opens up the door to the front office, his eyes sparkle with excitement!

We are so happy to announce that Sparky is our DayStar of the Month for May 2017!

Congratulations!

We love you!

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Tuesday, May 30, 2017


We hope everyone had a happy and safe holiday weekend!

Check out the many pictures from the long weekend by clicking on the link below!
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Friday, May 26, 2017


Mister Blue, how could we not celebrate your birthday today when we had the chance!

Look at who is turning ONE on the 29th! Mister Blue, how could we not celebrate your birthday today when we had the chance...seeing how we wouldn't be seeing you on Monday! 

Blue, we are so happy to be able to say that we have been able to watch you grow into a fine young gentleman! You have worked so hard at becoming the well-mannered young man that you are today! You may only be turning ONE, but in your first year you have had a lot of adventures here at Dog Star Ranch. We are so happy to be able to celebrate your first birthday with you...and many more!

Continue to be the sweet and wonderful boy that you are!

Happy 1st birthday, Blue!



^^Sophia on her FIRST birthday


^^Sophia on her SECOND birthday


Sweet, sweet Sophia this is the second birthday that we've been able to celebrate with you! And compared to your 1st birthday picture, you don't look a day over one ;)

And m'dear, you only get sweeter with age! We are so happy to have you as a part of the Dog Star Ranch family! Every day you bring a smile to our face...and even to the faces of others who are in the lobby when you are leaving! You are such a social butterfly who just loves everyone! 

We are so happy to have been able to celebrate your birthday with you again! 

Happy 2nd birthday sweetheart!


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Thursday, May 25, 2017

The Dog Gone Bachelor!


For the first time ever...Dog Star Ranch presents...The Dog Gone Bachelor!

Our first eligible bachelor is Finley!

He is young, handsome, and looking for love!

He enjoys long walks in the park, swimming in the pond, and taking naps on the couch!

He would love to find someone who enjoys rolling around in the grass, sniffing stinky spots, and eating lots of treats!

Stay tuned to find out who our eligible bachelorettes are!

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017



the latest craze has us
entertained for days
up, down, & under
the jungle gym
is where we monkey around

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Monday, May 22, 2017


thank you
for our
jungle gym
on it
we can
climb
up and down
lay up top
like reptiles
basking in
the sun
or down below
in the shade
like lions
taking a break
from the sun
we appreciate
all that you do
thank you
for our jungle gym

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Friday, May 19, 2017


This is the face
of a Golden
at her happiest
Baywatch running
through the water

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Thursday, May 18, 2017


class clowns
messin' around
bein' goofy
with tongue out
and tails waggin'
hyped up
and ready to run
and play
hop over each other
and roll around

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

"Hey Bubba, that couch sure looks comfy" -Easton
"Sorry big brother, there is clearly only room for one of us here" -Bubba

Tuesday, May 16, 2017


^^young Bode
^^13-year old Bode

If you wanna hear stories about the Ranch from back in the day you either ask Carol or someone who has been coming to the Ranch for YEARS! Someone like Bode who has been coming to Dog Star Ranch since 2005! Bode has celebrated MULTIPLE birthday's here at the Ranch! Today we celebrate his 13th birthday!

Bode, you first started coming for daycare in January of 2005...back when we were still so young with only 8 dogs in daycare...and you've continued to come ever since! You've made so many fur-friends and hooman friends along the way! You may be older and you might have slowed down a bit, but you are still just as cool!

Happy 13th birthday Bode! We hope that your birthday was just as special and wonderful as you!

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Monday, May 15, 2017


When one door closes
another door opens

and when one fur-friend leaves
another one comes in!

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Friday, May 12, 2017



when we first started
with this dream
a canine care facility
for families
and their specific needs
all we saw was possibility
to grow,
and grow,
and grow.

today we reached
an all new high
70 dogs in daycare
to play,
run,
chase,
and socialize.

we've been so blessed
all these years
to have each and every
one of you and your pups
as a part of Dog Star.

we would not be
what we are today
without each and every
one of you!

"There is nothing like a dream to create the future." - Victor Hugo

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Thursday, May 11, 2017


Sweet sun
reflecting in the pond
as I lap up water
cool and refreshing
on my tongue,
on my legs
rejoice, rejoice
in the sweet sun

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Wednesday, May 10, 2017


"Brothers are playmates in the beginning and best friends for life"

"There's no other love like the love for a brother. 
There is no other love like the love from a brother"

"Because I have a brother, I will always have a friend"

Tuesday, May 9, 2017


I wasn't worried
about my first day
I came in ready
to play, play, play

I made a new friend
faster than molasses
his name is Finley
and he is fantastic

We are both rambunctious
and love to wrestle
full of energy
we're the energizer bunny

Now that I've spent the day
running and chasing
and eating my lunch
I dare say I'm ready for a snooze

All tuckered out
I'll curl up on the couch
Finley the floor
And away we will snore

Check out more great pictures from today by clicking on the link below!
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Monday, May 8, 2017


When the weekend is over faster than expected...
And Monday is already here
You find yourself thinking "Oh dear!"
I didn't do this,
I didn't do that.
An untouched to do list
reminds you of all that was forgotten
The laundry piled high,
the dishes not done,
housework galore.

You tell yourself that you were distracted...
By the weekends wonderful weather,
by wanting to go for a walk
rather than staying inside all day,
who can blame ya!

Do away with the lists
until another day!
The sunshine is out
and it wants to play!

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Friday, May 5, 2017



6 Interesting Facts about Cinco de Mayo

1. Not a celebration of independence: it is actually the celebration of Mexico's victory in the battle at Puebla on May 5th, 1862 during the Franco-Mexican war. Even thought they were outnumbered, the victory became a source of pride for the country and is reason to celebrate still today

2. Mexico won the battle, but not the war: Although the Mexican Army won the battle at Puebla on May 5th, 1862 the French went on to win the war, occupying the region for five years

3. Napoleon III had multiple motives on May 5th: For Napoleon III, the battle at Puebla was an attempt at not only spreading his empire, but he also wanted to conquer a key Mexican access point to the U.S., where he intended to lend support to the confederate army during the Civil War in an effort to keep the U.S. divided and less powerful

4. Abraham Lincoln sympathized with the Mexican cause but...: he was unable to lend direct support to the nation due to the U.S. Civil War which was taking place at the same time. When the Civil War finally ended, the U.S. forced France to withdraw its troops from Mexico and their empire collapsed

5. Not a federal holiday in Mexico: It is a relatively minor holiday outside of Puebla, Veracruz and the United States. In Puebla and Veracruz, however, Cinco de Mayo is a very important state holiday celebrated with parades, festivals, and reenactments

6. Roosevelt helped popularize Cinco de Mayo in the U.S.: It became a popular holiday in the U.S. after President Franklin Roosevelt enacted the "Good Neighbor Policy" in 1933 to improve relations with Latin American countries

Fun facts brought to you by: https://www.margs.com/10-things-about-cinco-de-mayo/

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Thursday, May 4, 2017


Max: Blue, I am your father!
Blue: GAAASP!

May the 4th be with you!

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Tuesday, May 2, 2017


Rain, rain
It's okay
You can stay
We can play
In puddles all day

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