LIC Doghouse Requirements

Your Pet must be up to date on the following to insure they have a safe stay with us:
1. Vaccinations*:
• Rabies
• DHLPP (Distemper, Hepatitis, Leptospirosis, Para influenza, and Parvovirus)
• BORDETELLA (Kennel Cough) – within 6 months
* All vaccinations must have been given at least seven (7) days prior to arrival and not more than one year prior to arrival
2. Minimum age is 4 months.
3. We are happy to accept older guests.
4. New Guests must complete the temperament evaluation prior to boarding or participating in Daycare.

At LIC Doghouse the SAFETY of our guests comes first

As such we can not accept aggressive dogs, or dogs with an inability to interact socially with other canines. In order to insure the happiness and wellbeing of our guests, all dogs are required to undergo a temperament test prior to being allowed to participate in daycare or boarding activities. This gives us the opportunity to ascertain the temperament and social skills of the dog, and to insure that the dog will enjoy participating in the services offered by lic doghouse daycare.

The lic doghouse temperament test is designed to insure that we do not accept aggressive or anti-social dogs

To begin the process of enrolling your furry child in services that require interaction with the pack, we first require that all new canine parents complete The lic doghouse Enrollment Application and Questionnaire. The questions in the package are designed to get us acquainted with your pet and help us interact with them safely while using key words that they are familiar with. We will gladly provide the Application to you when you tour our facility. Once you have completed the package and have a copy of your pets current vaccination records (including a current Bordetella vaccination within 6 months) you may call and we will schedule a day to conduct your furry child’s interview.

For your convenience you may also have your veterinarian fax the vaccination records to us at (718) 389-3644 or email to [email protected]

“The Temperament Evaluation will take about 2 hours to complete and if passed
your dog is welcome to stay & play for the rest of the day”

How the evaluation is conducted

Prior to conducting the temperament evaluation, we sit down with the pet parent and review the information presented on the application to include the dog’s history, previous owners, known issues, previous socialization and interactions with other dogs. We want to know as much as possible so we can make their transition into the pack as smooth and enjoyable as possible. This process generally takes 15 minutes, and once complete you may go about your daily activities while we conduct the evaluation with your dog at our facility.

There is no need for you to wait or be present while we conduct the temperament evaluation. Our experience has shown that we are able to gain a much more realistic and accurate assessment of the dogs social skills when the parents are not present as the dogs are not focused on impressing mom and dad, but on interacting with other dogs.

The temperament evaluation begins with each staff member becoming personally acquainted with your dog, in a controlled environment away from the main pack. After, we will slowly introduce one of our dogs, known for their friendly nature and well-rounded socialization skills. We will carefully monitor your dog for body language, posturing, and reactions during these critical first social interactions. Once the initial canine greeting is out of the way we will carefully introduce a toy into the situation to insure that there are no toy aggressive or possessive tendencies present, we will then give them both a treat in close proximity to check for food aggressiveness. At which point we will introduce your kid to the pack and observe for another two hours.

At LIC Doghouse we are committed to the safety of every dog in our care

Once a dog has successfully completed the evaluation your dog is welcome to take part in our daycare as well as boarding services.

In the event that we feel a dog may need more training to interact safely with the pack, we contact the parent and have the dog stay in one of our pet suites until mom or dad can pick them up.

There is no fee for the initial interview and temperament evaluation. The interview process is a very straight forward process designed to address the individual needs of your dog and determine their current level of socialization while insuring that everyone in our care has a happy, safe and fun time.

The LIC Doghouse Guidelines

• All Dogs Must be free of parasites such as fleas and ticks. If parasites are found your dog will be flea bathed at an additional cost to you.
• Our guests must be a minimum of (4) months of Age.
• Dogs must be in a good condition of health. (No coughing, vomiting, diarrhea 48 hours prior to arrival at the facility)
• We can not accept aggressive or anti-social dogs.
• All dogs must be brought in and out of the facility on a collar and leash.
• All dogs must be current on vaccinations including DHLPP (Distemper, Hepatitis, Leptospirosis, Para influenza, Parvovirus), BORDETELLA and RABIES. Please bring a copy of your pets vaccination records with     you. Always plan ahead as your vet may be closed.
• Prior to Boarding with us, your dog MUST COMPLETE the temperament evaluation as our facility is NOT designed to handle dogs in segregation.
• Dogs wishing to stay with us must be spayed or neutered. (Unaltered dogs destabilize the pack, and are at greater risk for injury by other dogs).

Late Pick-Up Fee

LIC Doghouse hours of operation are MONDAY – FRIDAY 7:30AM – 8PM and SATURDAY – SUNDAY 8AM – 6PM.
Due to owners or their delegates not picking up their pet(s) in a timely manner, it has become necessary to enforce this late fee policy. If you pick up your dog up to 30 mins after closing time you will be charged a $15 LATE FEE. If you’re not able to pick up your dog until 30 mins after closing time your dog will be staying overnight and you will be charged the overnight boarding fee.

We are aware that you have busy lives however it has become necessary to apply this policy.