Frequently Asked Questions
Where are you located?
3491 Farm Bank Way, Grove City OH 43123
What are your hours?
Monday – Friday : 6:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
No lobby hours (pick up/drop off, day boarding, daycare, grooming, etc.):
- Christmas Day
No daycare service and limited lobby hours for pickup/dropoff for boarding guests from 10 am – 2 pm:
- New Year’s Eve
- New Year’s Day
- Easter Sunday
- Memorial Day
- Independence Day
- Christmas Eve
What are your rates?
For full pricing list – please click here!
Health and safety and the Bordetella Vaccine
We require the Bordetella vaccine to help keep your pet as protected as possible in an environment where there are a lot of other dogs around. Even if your pup is not directly interacting with others during their visit, just like human germ transmission, most bugs are passed through the shared air. We have the highest regard for your pet’s health and safety and employ an unmatched cleaning and sanitation standards, even having air scrubbers that work constantly in our building.
However, please be aware that there are some airway infections that vaccines do not exist to prevent. These infections are typically not life-threatening but can cause coughing. If your pet develops coughing, please call your veterinarian to determine if treatment is needed.
Having your dog in a place other dogs are or have been, is similar to children going to daycare or school. Even though children are vaccinated they frequently get colds from other children. It is not possible to completely prevent germ spread but rest assured that we do everything in our power to keep a clean and healthy environment for your pet’s visit and will always be transparent about any health concerns we may have. We only want what is best for your pet.
What is your "Peak" time and how does it effect me?
Peak time is anytime we will likely be full or on a waitlist – the prime vacation times! Due to the fact that our rooms will be full, we have to be a bit more strict to maintain organization and ensure rooms are available for everyone.
- June 1st – August 30th
- Thanksgiving week
- Christmas week
- New Year’s week
What this means for you:
- If you have a boarding reservation that falls during any of the above peak times, you will be asked for a 50% deposit before your stay starts and the rest upon pickup. The 50% deposit is non-transferable and if you cancel with at least 72 hours notice, we’ll be happy to return the full amount to you. If you have to cancel last minute or do not show up for your reservation, the deposit will be non-refundable.
- We will have to adhere to specific drop off and pick up times, similar to how human hotels work – Drop off from 2 pm to close and pick up by noon on the last day of their stay. If your plans do not allow for this, you may be asked to book the room for an extra day on either end because we cannot book that room out to another guest. Please check with our helpful reception team if you think you will need hours outside of these – we will always try our best to accommodate!
- If you are a regular Day Boarding guest, please be advised that there will be VERY limited rooms available during peak times. Please feel free to call us if you need help with arrangements.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out!
What are your vaccination requirements?
Prior to boarding and/or daycare, you must provide proof of the following vaccinations from your vet:
- Annual Bordetella
- CIV (Canine Influenza Vaccine)
- Current Rabies
- Current DHLPP
- Annual Fecal Test Result (negative)
We also require that your dog is on a regular flea and tick prevention program, such as Frontline or Advantage. (Flea Powders/Collars are not acceptable, with the exception of the Seresto Collar.)
Dogs over 6 months must be spayed or neutered in order to participate in daycare, however, they may still be boarded at 5 months old.
For a more comprehensive list, please click here. You can contact us for additional information.
Why is boarding at Pinnacle Pets better?
Pinnacle Pets was designed to care for your pups like we would care for our own. That means our standards are higher than what you’ll find anywhere else!
- A human attendant stays with the dogs 24/7, 365. Our building always has caretakers available for your dog’s needs.
- Communication is important – you will receive detailed reports every evening regarding your dog’s daily activities, feeding and medication logs, and personal notes from the staff that interacts with them. Don’t worry, you’ll get tons of pictures too!!! Our goal is to make you feel as comfortable with your dog’s care as they are!
- Minimum of four potty breaks in an enclosed play yard. They will be off leash (unless otherwise instructed) and can enjoy exploring, playing, and cuddling with our staff.
- Our staff is trained in dog body language and behavior and will always work hard to make your pup feel comfortable.
- We know each furry friend is an individual. We make sure to get to know them so we can ease them into the boarding experience, make sure they are eating and comfortable, and cater their stay to their needs.
- We use non-toxic veterinary grade cleaning supplies, have air cleaners, and spend most of our spare time cleaning EVERYTHING to ensure our space is clean, healthy, and safe.
What do you feed the dogs?
If you are boarding or doing a full day of daycare, we recommend you bring the food your pup normally eats! Changing food can upset your furry friend’s stomach and we want them to be as comfortable as possible. However, high-quality Merrick food will be provided if you are unable to bring your own (additional fee)! No hungry dogs here!
Why does Pinnacle Pets use an air purifying system?
Our 9,000 sq. ft building is equipped with state of the art HVAC system with humidity control and ultraviolet light technology to reduce bacteria and mold air pathogens with air purifying technology providing a healthy environment for your furry friend.
Why does my dog need an Enrollment Evaluation before being accepted for a play group?
An Enrollment Evaluation is a way our staff can better cater to your dog’s play style, personality, and needs. We’ll spend time with you and your dog to ensure they are comfortable in our facility. This evaluation is a great way to get to know you and your dog better to ensure everyone is happy! This service is FREE and takes approximately 30 minutes with you, and an extra hour with your pup in a group setting.
Should I bring anything with my dog for boarding?
Comfortable raised beds are provided for your pup’s comfort and orthopedic support. You are welcome to bring additional items such as toys or blankets, but please be aware that we cannot be responsible for lost or destroyed items and do not recommend bringing anything sentimental or fragile. We provide dishes and kongs and ask you do not bring your own. We do lots of cleaning and they can get mixed in with our own supplies easily. We always want to return what you bring!
We provide our guests with up to three meals a day per your instructions. We recommend you bring the food your pup typically eats so we don’t change their diet. Please proportion your pup’s food. Due to storage limitations, please do not bring large bags of food or storage containers.
Why should I bring my dog to daycare?
Providing a rich stimulating experience for your dog will allow you to work guilt-free knowing you are maintaining the quality of your dog’s life. Dogs need a leader to manage their play and direct their energy in a positive way. Doggy daycare can give your dog a safe combination of exercise, structure, and socialization. Bored dogs can be destructive but regular daycare will give your dog the energy and socialization he needs to be a better, calmer and happier addition to your home
Should I bring anything with my dog for daycare?
Prior to attending daycare for the first time, your pup will need to schedule an Enrollment Evaluation and all paperwork will need to be on file (see here). As far as toys, we have plenty so there is no need to bring anything besides your dog! If your furry friend is doing a full day with us, you are welcome to bring a portion of their regular food.
How long will my dog be playing in daycare?
We have drop off hours for daycare so that our pups can get settled into their group without new pups constantly coming and going. This allows them to feel comfortable with their friends of the day and tire at the same rate.
Some of the play will be structured with games and activities to keep your pup challenged and engaged. Some time will be spent in free-play where they can explore and make their own games. Because everyone tires at the same rate, they rest together on comfy beds throughout the play areas. Our pups have constant access to fresh water no matter where they are in the building.
For boarding, playtime can be added in 2 hour, 4 hour, or 8 hour time slots.
How old does my dog have to be to join daycare?
In order to protect the health of all our guests, all dogs must be six months or older, spayed/neutered, and have completed their initial vaccination series. Please see Daycare/Boarding Requirements for a comprehensive list.
How many people are watching the dogs in daycare?
Human attendants are present 100% of the time during playgroup sessions and trained in dog body language, behavior, and playgroup safety. Our staff to dog ratio exceeds recommendations by the Pet Care Association and notable dog experts in the field.
What kind of activities do you offer for daycare and boarding?
Daycare participants will enjoy both structured and free play with rest breaks to rejuvenate and eat. Structured play will vary but can include hide-and-seek, fetch, group training, playing with bubbles, tug-of-war matches, and more. We also have wading pools and ball pits available!
If you choose, your pup can enjoy the benefits of daycare during their stay. If not, don’t worry, you can add on one-on-one play time with a staff member (cuddle time, play time, walking adventures and more). Each furry friend that spends the night will automatically enjoy multiple outdoor breaks for bathroom needs, running off some energy, and exploring.
How will my dog be kept safe during play?
Pinnacle Pets engage in several policies to help ensure the safety of our guests. In addition to a careful screening of all playgroup participants, our staff receives initial and ongoing in-depth training on understanding dog body language, recognizing stress signals, early identification and intervention techniques for aggressive behavior and strong leadership skills to refocus negative behavior without the use of intimidation, corrections, or physical manipulation of the animal.
The health and safety of our guests are our priority. Prior to accepting our guests into daycare, our trained staff provides an in-depth Enrollment Evaluation to better understand each guest’s personality and temperament. This process evaluates individual personality and temperament to determine appropriate playgroup placement. Guests without adequate social skills or the inability to play safely are not able to participate in play groups and will be offered one-on-one play time with our staff. Please feel free to contact us for more information.
Do you offer transport services?
We look forward to offering transportation services in the near future. Please look for our updates!