FAQs

Only dog services are currently available.
Below is everything you need to know to
plan your future visit.

FAQs



Do I have to pay an entry fee to visit The Dog Society?

Nope! Come on in with your pooch, family, and friends to enjoy food and beverages, various games
indoors or at our beer garden, watch the big game, or get some work done with free wi-fi.


Do I have to have a dog to visit the Dog Society?

Nope! Don’t have a pup yet? That’s ok, we’d love you to come as our guest and enjoy everything we have to offer.
We also partner with amazing dog rescues so.... you just may end up a Member someday!


Can my dog play off-leash while I enjoy a drink or watch a game, similar to a dog park?

No. The Dog Society is not a dog park. Safety is our top priority and although we have Pack Leaders walking around the facility
to help keep everyone safe, all dogs must be on leash at all times on the "people-floor" of the facility.
If your dog has already passed our temperament test, you will also have the option of checking him/her into daycare
for full, off-leash, play with other daycare dogs while you enjoy a coffee or beer. You may even be able to watch them
play from our upstairs patio!


What is required for a temperament?

1) Up to date vaccinations
2) Dogs over 1 year old must be neutered or spayed
3) No recent illnesses 
4) Registration completed and appointment confirmed!


Daycare Attendance: How can my dog attend Daycare at The Dog Society?

1) Schedule a temperament assessment by phone 619-780-0235
2) Send all immunization records to caninecare@dogsocietysd.com
3) Pick your package! Upon passing a temperament test, daycare is available to
those who purchase a day pass, package, or membership.


Daycare Facility: Where does my dog play while I’m away?

We have 3 outdoor and 3 indoor play areas for (y)our pups. All dogs are mixed by temperament. We
rotate them throughout the day to make sure they get a chance to nap and relax as much as they
run and play. Our turfed outdoor play area has canopies, water toys, misters and plenty of water bowls
to keep our doggies cool on hot days. We also have 3 play yards in our cool basement level with
individual drains and air to keep everyone clean and happy. All yards are supervised by our Pack Leaders
to ensure that everyone is having fun and playing safe. We offer a variety of packages to fit your lifestyle,
including ½ day passes (up to 4 hrs) up to year long memberships.


What is a Temperament Test?

All of our four legged friends are required to go through a series of tests (2-4 hours in duration) under
the watchful eye of our Pack Leaders and trainers in order to attend daycare or boarding. During each test,
we will be measuring the dog’s reaction to various elements such as, sound, touch, leash handling, separation
and play with humans and other dogs. Each dog will be categorized as “aggressive”, “stable”, or “confident”.
Upon passing, your dog is ready to participate in any of our dog services.


Can I bring my puppy?

All dogs must be at least 4 months or older to visit and have up to date immunizations.


Is there Wi-fi?

Yes! Complimentary Wi-fi is available throughout our facility. Bring your best bud,
grab a cup of joe from our cafe, and get some work in. Need a larger space for work
meetings? We got you covered! Ask about renting our private event space by the hour.


Outside food and drinks?

No outside food or drinks are permitted in our facility. We offer small bites
such as acai bowls, paninis and nachos from our cafe, as well as espresso drinks, kombucha,
craft beer and wine. No food shall be given to dogs at any time on the main/ “people” floor of the facility.



Can I reserve a Private event?

Yes! We will soon post info on event packages on our site. Please call for more information about hosting an
event here at The Dog Society. 619-780-0235


Why should I become a Dog Society Member?

Happy dog = happy life. For more information about Membership program, click here


Are children welcome?

Yes. All children under 18 years of age can visit The Dog Society until 8pm daily. All children under
the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult, and must be in the immediate
presence and supervision of their parent/guardian at all times.


Do you have breed restrictions?

No, we don’t believe a pup should be judged based on his/her “breed”, but instead on their
character. Any vaccinated pup who has passed our required Temperament Test is a new best friend
of ours!


Do you offer civil service discounts?

Yes! We thank you veterans, and proudly offer 10% off all purchases and
passes to our valued: active and veteran military service men and women, first responders, and our
public-school teachers with a valid ID. Inquire with our front desk for more details. Thank you for
supporting our community!


How many dogs can I bring with me on my visit?

We allow 2 dogs per adult. As much as we would love to host the neighborhood pack, safety is our
first concern and feel 2 per person is max.


How many dogs can I board or place into daycare?

We do not have a maximum on how many dogs you can bring into daycare or boarding as
long as they are from the same household. Ask about our same-house discounts!
*Only 2 dogs are permitted per person on the “people floor”.


General House Rules:

Treat our house better than your own! Please do not allow your dog to be
on tables or relieve themselves in our house. There is a designated relief
area outside the building, we recommend each dog taking a sniff before
entering.

We look forward to meeting you and your four-legged family!


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