What does my dog need to bring for his stay at Dogpatch?
You only need to bring the food and any medications that your dog will need for his stay with us. We provide everything else. Please bring the food in a container that is labeled with your dogs name. We transfer the food to our own bins, so please use a container that does not need to be returned. We donate any excess food to shelters rather than returning it so it is best pack only what you think your dog will need for his stay. If your dog has allergies please send treats as we like to dole them out on a regular basis. Make sure that any medications are well marked with what they are, the dosage and your dogs name. We prefer that medications be packed separately from the food. If you would like send a special toy or blanket from home, we welcome that. The dogs all like to share so we cannot guarantee that it will make it home.
Where does my dog sleep during his stay at Dogpatch?
We require that all dogs that come to Dogpatch are crate trained. We strongly feel if the dogs are not being supervised that it is better not to let them be free range. When I am on vacation with friends, I enjoy their company all day long, but prefer to have my own hotel room. Dogs are very much like that, and deserve to have a peaceful spot to rest up from all of the fun we offer here. Our Dog House is climate controlled and features aroma therapy to ease anxiety . We also have music playing for them, and often they enjoy movies on their own television. The dogs sleep in two areas. One is attached to our home, the other we monitor with cameras and microphones.This is so we are aware if they need anything in the night hours.
Why do I need an appointment for a tour, or to drop my dog off?
Our days are spent making sure that the dogs needs are all met. We offer outdoor play during most of the daylight hours. For Insurance reasons when human guests are on the property we need to have the dogs all put away.
We prefer to minimize the interruptions to the dogs playtime, so we limit the times that we allow human guests.
Is your facility secure?
Dogpatch Resort takes every possible precaution with your pets safety. That being said, we are an outdoor Action Resort and as such we acknowledge that there is escape risk invloved in this type environment. ( some dogs have never met a fence they couldn’t jump. If you know at your dog is an escape artist or a fence jumper we ask at you find a more secure environment for his vacation. We do not allow dogs that jump our fences as the risk of injury is too great. Our Dogparks are fenced and the dogs are never outdoors without supervision.
Does my dog need to be socialized?
For the comfort and safety of your dog as well as for our other guests, we ask that your dog be well mannered with other dogs. While we are able to separate the dogs, we feel that doing so does not provide the fun experience that is our trademark. We don’t expect everyone to get along all the time, but we don’t accept aggressive dogs. All dogs have to be friendly with people, no exceptions to this one.
Is Group Play safe for my dog?
We aim to make the Dogpatch experience enjoyable for all our guests. We feel that every dog has a comfort zone, and we try to keep them in that zone. because we have several play areas we are able to separate the dogs by their play style, size and comfort level. However we are an outdoor setting with group play. We do not allow toys (especially balls) in the dogparks. While we seldom have fights due to the careful screening of guests, every once in a while one of the guests gets cranky and has to have a time out. There is always a risk of injury in outdoor and group play. We feel we do everything possible to minimize that risk. We are vigilant and well versed in dog psycology. We see attitude before it becomes a problem, but owners should be aware that there is always a risk in this type of play. While we often have a large number of dogs here at a time, our groups are curated range from 4-9 dogs to make sure that the play is safe and appropriate.
How do you introduce new dogs to the Pack?
Slowly, and at their comfort level. We never just put them in with the pack and expect them to understand. Suzy, Jack and Hank usually show them the ropes and help make them feel at home before they are let in with the whole gang.
My dog is quite old ( or very young). How will he do at Dogpatch?
We make sure that the geriatric set doesn’t overdo it, and provide them with super soft beds in any case. IF they prefer to be inside, we watch their behavior and let them head to the doghouse a little earlier than the rest. For the Puppy Pack, we generally limit who they play with to ensure that every experience they have with other dogs is 100 percent positive. We also pay special attention to make sure that we help with the house breaking process, making sure they have access outside whenever necessary.
What type payment do you accept, and when is payment due?
We invoice at the end of your pets vacation, and payment is due at that time. Our invoices are emailed with links to several forms of payment
If you would rather mail payment our address is
PO Box 1513 Clackamas Oregon 97015.
Make checks payable to Dogpatch Resort.
What is included in your pricing, and are there any extra charges?
Included in our rates is the famous Dogpatch Resort turndown service which includes goodnight bones,
complimentary yappy hour in the dog park, and daily massage service. There is no charge for special needs diet or meds.
Starting August 1st 2021 Dogpatch Resort requires that not only is your dog current on vaccinations, but that all owners are fully vaccinated against COVID. We appreciate your consideration for others in adhering to this policy.