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)

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

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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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Hippity hoppity happity 1st birthday Chloe!

You are a constant ball of energy always on the go, go, go! We are so happy to be able to celebrate your birthday with you today! We hope that your day is as fun and fantastic as you are!

Monday, May 1, 2017


Digger
Dig, dig, dig
Digger, dig, dig
Dig as far as you can
Dig, dig, dig
Digger, dig, dig
Dig that dirt up
As quick as you can
Dig, dig, dig
Digger, dig, dig
Find the mole
In his home
Say hello
Dig, dig, dig
Digger, dig, dig
Dig a hole
Take a rest
From dig, dig, digging
You've dug enough

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