Saturday, February 23, 2019

What will my dog do while at The Yellow Dog’s Barn?

When your dog arrives at The Yellow Dog’s Barn, he or she will be met in the office by one of our friendly staff and taken out to start his or her day.

After a brief stop to change into one of our velcro collars and drop off any personal items (collar, leash, lunch, treats...) at his/her cubby, he/she will be led outside to one of our four play-yards. Your dog will play outside long enough to go potty, and then he/she will join the rest of the pups in the nap-room until the end of check-in time at 8:30 am.

At 8:30 am, we do a special introduction for new dogs and afterwards, the dogs are released with their pre-determined groups out into the play-yards. As all of our staff is occupied with the dogs during new intros and group releases, we can not accept any drop-offs after 8:30 am.

The rest of their day will go like this:

  8:30am-10:00am  Play…Play…Play
  10:00am-11:00am  Nap-time & Treats (& breakfast if supplied)
  11:00am-1:00pm  Play…Play…Play
  1:00pm-2:00pm  Nap-time & Treats (& lunch if supplied)
  2:00pm-4:00pm  Play…Play…Play
  4:00pm-6:30pm  All pooped out pups are crated while they wait for their turn to go home 

On cold and/or wet days, we may alter our normal daily routine to give the dogs as much outside play time as possible.

   To keep all of our dogs healthy, please remember that if your dog is not feeling well, is coughing, throwing up or has diarrhea, please let us know and we ask that you keep your dog out of daycare until he/she is better!

The Bark Around Town

I have so many great things to say about this business, and every person that works there. We rescued our dog from the South, and of course we quickly realized she was a little different than most dogs. She is very nervous, doesn't like "new" people, and all around a very quirky dog. Yellow Dog has worked with her through all of her fears, and the obstacles that come with a new employee. They have never given up on her, and love her like she is one of their own dogs. When I drop Spring off at Yellow Dog, I leave feeling confident that she is being cared for. The Yellow Dog's Barn is Springs second home, 100%. It has been a wonderful 2 1/2 years, and looking forward to many more. Thank you to all of the Yellow Dog's employees, and to the owners. - Cassandra & Mike Dover, NH

The Yellow Dog’s Barn has become a second home for our dogs. On “school” days they can’t wait to get in the car and get to TYDB, and we feel great dropping them off, because we know they are being watched in a clean and comfortable environment by professionals who understand the importance of keeping everyone safe and happy. Holly and JoAnne treat our dogs like their own, and we love being able to look online from work and see the pictures of our dogs having a great day. When you pick your dogs up at the end of the day and hear specific details about the day they had, you realize what a safe and closely monitored environment they are in. And lastly, we love coming home after work with two happy and VERY TIRED dogs!   - Alison & Lee, Madbury, NH

Daycare New Client Downloads

Our Daycare Staff

Here at The Yellow Dog’s Barn our main goal is to create a safe, happy, and beneficial play environment for all dogs.  For this reason, we have added more staff members to our daycare play yards. These staff members will focus on training the dogs to play appropriately in a group setting, and will communicate with our other staff members to make sure that each dog’s specific needs are being met. 

While many dogs thrive in a daycare environment, there are also many that struggle due to lack of communication skills, nervousness, excess energy, natural herding instincts,etc.  We want to ensure we are doing everything we can to set each dog up for success while they are in our care.  Our staff  trainers will observe play styles, body language and communication skills between dogs, and then use positive reinforcement methods to redirect or teach alternate behaviors. 

If we are actively working on a dog’s behavior, owners will be given feedback regarding what behaviors we are observing in their dogs, and will be encouraged to reinforce our training methods at home when applicable.  We feel that this additional focus on the dog’s behavior will create a better daycare environment for all the dogs in our care. 

Daycare Prices

As of May 31 2016 (prices are subject to change)
Full Daycare Rates: Hours are 6:30am-6:30pm 1st Dog 2nd Dog
 1 Day $27 $24
 5 Day Package $130 $115
 10 Day Package $250 $220
 20 Day Package $480 $420
Half Day Rates: Hours are 6:30am-12:00pm 1st Dog             2nd Dog
1 Day
5 Day Package
10 Day Package
20 Day Package
Daycare Package Special:             

Monday, Wednesday & Friday 
Package must be pre-purchased and used the week of purchase. Package days are non-refundable.

Quarterly Savings Package:             

Unlimited daycare for 3 months
(based on an average of 64 days of daycare, a savings of $325 per quarter)

Day Boarding Rate: 4 hrs All Day
Day boarding is offered Monday - Friday 6:30am - 6:00pm
Perfect for dogs who are not well socialized but need a place to spend the day.
$19 $27

Daycare Hours and Services

  • Reservations are required. Please call or email prior to bringing in your dog or if your dog will not be coming on a reserved day.
  • Daycare hours of operation are from 6:30 am - 6:30 pm Mon-Fri.
  • Drop off: 6:30 am - 8:30 am. 
  • Sorry, we cannot accept any drop offs after 8:30 am.
  • Full day pick-up: 2:30 pm - 6:30 pm (please let us know if you would like to pick-up before 2:30 pm).
  • Half day pick-up: Between 12:00 - 12:30 pm.
  • Dogs not picked up before 6:30 pm will be charged a late fee of $10 per half hour.
Grooming Discount

We are happy to offer grooming services to all of our clients. Daycare dogs get a $5.00 discount when they are groomed on the same day as their daycare reservation.

We also offer FREE nail trims for all daycare dogs any time they attend daycare!

Day Boarding

We now offer day boarding for your dog Mon - Fri 6:30 am - 6:00pm.

Rules and Regulations

  • All dogs must be on leash when entering and exiting The Yellow Dog’s Barn, LLC property. Please no retractable leashes.
  • Reservations are required. Please call or email 24-hours in advance (voice mail may be left 24-hours/day).
  • Daycare is geared for regularly scheduled visits.
  • All dogs should be spayed or neutered by 6 months of age. After 6 months of age, we will consider each intact dog on a case-by-case and day-by-day basis to determine if the dog is still a good fit for daycare.
  • All dogs must be in good health and have routine veterinary care. Any dog that is ill for any reason will not be allowed at daycare. Any communicable illnesses will require a veterinarian’s certificate of health before the dog can return to daycare.
  • Due to insurance purposes, we cannot accept Pitbull, Rottweiler or Akita breeds.
  • Owners must submit proof of up-to-date vaccinations including Rabies, DHLPP (Distemper), Bordetella (Kennel Cough) and evidence of a negative fecal test including giardia testing.
  • All dogs are required to be on heartworm preventative, and flea/tick protection (minimum of March through November). Please consider applying flea/tick protection at least 48 hours before your pet returns to daycare.
  • All dogs must be non-aggressive toward other animals and people.
  • The Yellow Dog’s Barn, LLC reserves the right to dismiss a dog from the daycare program for any reason.
  • Our cancellation policy: It is important to note that a reserved spot at daycare may mean that we have had to turn other dogs away. Therefore, if you have reserved a spot for your dog on a particular day but then cannot attend, you must call or email before 7:30am of that day, or you will be charged for the day. (Voice mail may be left 24-hours a day).
  • AM check-in times are 6:30am - 8:30am. 
  • Dogs not picked up by 6:30pm will be charged a late fee of $10 per half-hour.

Kennel Cough NOTICE

Kennel Cough is bad news

Kennel cough is a highly contagious canine illness characterized by inflammation of the upper respiratory system. The most common symptom is a dry hacking cough sometimes followed by retching. A watery nasal discharge may also be present. With mild cases, dogs continue to eat and be alert and active. Please help us keep our dogs healthy, if you notice any coughing or nasal discharge with your dog, let us know asap and please keep your dog home from daycare until symptoms are gone.

The Yellow Dog's Barn, LLC

136 Old Concord Turnpike (Route 4)
Barrington, NH 03825
Phone: 603-868-DOGS(3647)  
Fax: 603-868-3640

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday 6:30 AM - 6:30 PM

Saturday - Sunday 
9:00 AM-11:00 AM & 4:00 PM-6:00 PM
Saturday & Sunday

Methods of Payment

We gladly accept local checks, cash and credit cards for all payments.

(Cash or check is preferred)

Cancellation Policy

Our cancellation policy:

Daycare: It is important to note that a reserved spot at daycare may mean that we have had to turn other dogs away. Therefore, if you have reserved a spot for your dog on a particular day but then cannot attend daycare, you must call or email before 7:30am of that day, or you will be charged for the day

Grooming: If you are unable to make your appointment we ask that you give us at least 24 hour notice. We reserve the right to impose a 50% deposit on all future appointments if fair notice is not respected. The deposit will be forfeited if the appointment is missed. Missed appointments are very costly and affect not only our groomers, but also our clients waiting to have their pets groomed.

Boarding: We require 48 hours advanced notice if you wish to cancel your reservation or schedule an early pickup for your dog. If you do not give advanced notice in accordance with our cancellation policy you will be charged for 50% of the total reservation or remainder thereof.

(Voice mail may be left 24-hours a day).