While you’re away… They play!
Bark ‘N Stretch doggie daycare (or BNS, as we like to call it) is a great way to for your dog to play, get plenty of exercise and socialize with other dogs while you’re at work or out of the house. BNS campers receive one-on-one attention from our camp coordinator throughout the day, and have a chance to socialize and make friends with other campers. Our play area is covered with comfortable green turf and is shaded by oversized colored shade sails. On a hot day, the pool is just the thing to cool off and relax.
At the end of the day, all campers receive a complimentary dinner of Hill’s Science Diet Sensitive Stomach Formula Dog Food. The mild formula of egg, protein and rice, combined with a unique blend of natural fibers ensure healthy digestion while providing complete and balanced nutrition. Prebiotics also aid healthy digestion while multivitamins promote a strong immune system.
When you pick up your pet from Bark ‘N Stretch, you’ll notice a night of rest and relaxation with a dog that is more apt to snuggle than a night filled by a hyper, energetic pet. When you drop off your pet for BNS, you can rest assured that while you’re away, your pet will play!
Our BNS Coordinator
Dan Curry has been with Mercy since we opened our doors in 2007, and has coordinated Bark ‘N Stretch since it’s beginnings in 2010. Mercy’s own “Dog Whisperer,” Dan just has a way with dogs that you rarely see. Many of our campers would rather be in his lap, than play in the yard! Treating every single camper as if it were his own pet, Dan gets to know every animal under his supervision and works with every camper individually. One interesting thing to know about Dan? He’s an accomplished artist! We have many of Dan’s works hanging in the clinic, and he also hand painted murals in our VIP Canine Condos. You can see more of Dan’s artwork at www.dcurrycreations.com.
Bark ‘N Stretch is available 5 days a week, Monday-Friday. Most campers receive at least three hours of supervised outdoor playtime, with some receiving up to 5 hours. Hours may vary depending upon weather conditions, the size/friendliness of your pet, and number of daily campers. Camp hours are as follows:
- 10am-2pm – Supervised outdoor playtime
- 2pm-4pm – Break/Naptime
- 4pm-5pm – Supervised outdoor playtime/Dinnertime
Before you Camp
Please note, for the safety of all of our guests, all BNS campers are REQUIRED to be up-to-date with all vaccines. This includes DHPP or DHLPP, H3N2 Canine Flu, Bordetella, and Rabies. Also, all campers MUST be spayed or neutered. Our doctors are available to administer vaccines as needed.
To reserve a spot for your pet in Bark ‘N Stretch, please call us at (205) 631-4432 or send us an email by using the link above. Rates are $20/day for one dog. If your dog is also boarding with us, special rates may apply. We recommend that you make your reservation as far in advance as possible to ensure that we can accommodate your request. We do fill up, so call ahead to reserve your spot in advance!