The first step in any dog’s Charlie’s Place journey! Our evaluation process is designed to ensure each and every pup that comes to play or stay with us is comfortable in our environment. We’ll clear a space in the daycare for your dog to explore by themselves. Once they have settled in a bit, we’ll slowly introduce the rest of the group to them. We offer both a small dog and large dog daycare area based on weight, age, and temperament.

A group of dogs that are standing in the grass.    A group of dogs sitting on top of a green field.

Evaluations are $25 and conducted Monday – Saturday by appointment at 11:30 AM and 12:30 PM. They take about 30 minutes of your time to observe the initial meet and greet as well as fill out paperwork. Once the evaluation is complete and your dog has passed, 2 – 3 hours of playtime is included and encouraged.

A group of dogs sitting on top of steps.Evaluation Requirements:

  • All dogs must be generally dog friendly
  • All dogs over the age of 6 months must be spayed or neutered
  • All dogs must provide proof of up to date Rabies, Distemper-Parvo, and Bordetella vaccinations

Puppies that have recieved all of their vaccinations are welcome, but please keep in mind our 6 month spay and neuter requirement as it will be enforced once they reach that age.

If you’d like to schedule an evaluation with us, simply give us a call at 775-236-0251

Charlie’s Place Daycare Expectations:

  1. Sociability: Dogs must be able to read social cues and respect the boundaries of other dogs. If your dog is selective of their friends or is persistent and not responding to cues from other dogs or staff, they may be excused.
  2. Self-Restraint: Enthusiasm is welcomed but not excessive jumping, nipping, guarding, humping, or barreling over other dogs or staff is a safety concern. We are here to keep not only every dog in our care safe, but our staff as well.
  3. Time Out or Naps: We offer breaks for dogs throughout the day as needed. Dogs must be able to settle away from friends without causing destruction to suites or time out crates. Please keep in mind time out is not a bad thing! Everyone needs to take a break once in awhile.
  4. Sharing: We do not allow toys in daycare. Dogs may become posessive of staff or water buckets. If guarding becomes an issue, your dog may be excused.
  5. Appropriate Greetings: Some dogs become frustruated at gates, on leash, or at barriers. This can cause aggression or tussles between dogs. Staff must be able to safely redirect your dog away from the gate areas if they become fixated.
  6. Physical Handling: There are many circumstances handling could arise. From slip leading your dog to lead them to a different area of the facility, to grooming services, to putting their collar on at go home time. If your dog is not comfortable with any of this handling, they may be excused.
  7. Comfort Away from Home: We always give dogs with anxiety time to adjust, but there are cases where they never do. We want every dog in our care to be comfortable. In the event your pups anxiety does not lessen, we may reccomend an alternate option to our daycare (that is OK! Daycare is not for every dog – some of them are introverts!)