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Located in the Fort Mill Business Center - 1656 Katy Lane Fort Mill, SC. 29708 (803) 802-0032
All dogs and puppies must go must complete an evaluation day. Daycare can be a very stimulating environment…and for some dogs it's more than they can handle. For this reason, we screen for your dog's suitability as a member of our play group and realize some dogs will be better suited to alternative environments. Some dogs will be nervous initially--and even for the first few visits--but almost all pooches learn to love their much needed K9 socialization time. Evaluations take place for a full day. Drop off is between 6:30am-10am and pick up is between 4pm-6:30pm. You will need to make an appointment by calling us at 803-802-0032. On evaluation day you'll need to bring the following:
1) Completed Behavior Background & History Intake Form
2) Copy of your dog's up-to-date vaccination records.
3) A labeled baggie of your dog's food (1/4 - 1/2 cup is enough, we use this as treats for your dog throughout the day)
4) Your dog, wearing a "Quick Release" Collar and identification tags. We have these available for purchase if
you do not have one.
If your dog isn't happy, we aren't happy. We can help your dog become a more carefree canine by interacting
with others similar to his or her personality. In those cases where dog and guardian could benefit from some
third party professionals, we have a stellar team of trainers that offer group and individual training and behavior
Dog Health Issues While in Doggie Daycare
Just like kids in daycare, dogs in daycare are susceptible to whatever bug is going around. While standard yearly vaccines are excellent in protecting dogs against the most serious diseases like Parvo, Distemper, and Rabies; large gatherings of canines will come up with the occasional case of kennel cough or Giardia. Your dog is at increased risk of catching communicable canine health issues when socializing with other dogs. Tega K9 takes great diligence in minimizing health and safety risks; our clients must acknowledge a modicum of health risk.
Canine cough or Bordatella: It's the pooch version of the flu that usually manifests as a deep froggy cough...usually when they first wake up or directly after exercising. They will often cough up white foamy mucous and be listless. Your dog can catch Bordatella at the dog park, daycare, walking around the neighborhood or even at the vet. It is a highly contagious airborne virus and healthy dogs that show no symptoms can sometimes spread it. We recommend the Bordatella vaccine on a twice a year basis and have found this to be a successful way to keep kennel cough to a minimum. Most dogs only get kennel cough once in their lifetime, similar to people with chicken pox
Worms: Dogs can get worms while inspecting each other’s body parts (butts are usually favorites) or from direct contact with (OK, eating!) other dogs' poop. Our crew is diligent about quickly cleaning dog waste, and if we see that a dog has worms, we will isolate him and contact the owner immediately to let them know. Once wormed, a dog should stay home for at least a week to give the dead parasites time to get out of their system.
Giardia is much more prevalent after it has rained. It's a protozoan parasite that may give your dog bloody diarrhea and/or bloody vomit. The blood is usually quite voluminous and it often appears that your dog is bleeding internally. It smells nasty, and you should get your dog to the vet ASAP as this can cause severe dehydration and further weaken your little munchkin.
Coccidia is another water related cootie with similar symptoms although not quite as severe. Your vet can treat both of these and most dogs recover quickly with the right medical attention.
These are common bugs that pooches transfer from time to time. If you think your dog has any of these, PLEASE KEEP THEM HOME! It's not fair to expose the other dogs to this. If you need temporary in-home care, call us and we'll refer you to the best in-home care professionals in your area!!
Smelly, Stinky, Dirty Dogs
Some dogs love time in the pool and then love to dig in the dirt, this often leads to a filthy dog. In general we do our best to wipe down and clean your dog before going home however we cannot be responsible for your dog having a blast in the outdoors being himself. Just like a child's daycare, kids sometimes go home with dirty clothes because they had too much fun with the finger paints that day. We do offer baths, so if you feel your dog needs some attention in this area please let us know in advance so we can schedule this service for you.
Doggie Disagreements, Spats, and Brawls
Dog injuries are inevitable. Dogs use their teeth like we use our hands; they grab each other by the neck and nibble, steal toys, and play with one another. Nicks, scrapes, and the occasional puncture are going to happen. There are occasional fights among dogs. The Tega K9 team is trained to break up fights with any of our in-house tools/distractions for doing so (water, marine horns, etc.)
We sincerely believe the benefits of dog daycare far exceed the downfalls, and that's why we love what we do. We implore all new clients to "know thy dog" and help us anticipate and avoid problem dogs and problem behaviors. Thanks and we hope your dog is ready for doggie daycare at Tega K9, LLC!
Getting Started with Day Training or Daycare
Our goal at Tega K9, LLC is to provide a safe, fun and stimulating social environment for dogs during the day and evening. To ensure the safety and health of your dog and our other guests, we require all of our guests to comply with the following rules and regulations.
All dogs at Tega K9 must meet the following health and safety requirements:
1) All dogs must be well-socialized, or in private training. Owners need to certify that their dogs have not harmed or shown any aggressive or threatening behavior toward people or other dogs.
2) Tega K9 has the right to refuse 'intact' dogs at our discretion.
3) We require proof of current rabies, DHPP (Distemper/Hepatitis/Parainfluenza/Parvovirus) and Bordatella (kennel cough) vaccinations. Bordatella must be done every 6 months, or we can arrange for a intranasal Bordatella at
Baxter Veterinary Clinic.
4) All dogs must be clean and in good health.
5) All pets must be free from any condition which could potentially jeopardize other guests; owners must certify that
their pet has not been ill in the past 30 days.
6) Please DO NOT BRING YOUR DOG TO DAYCARE if they are not well.
7) Quick release collars with identifying name tag must be worn at check-in.
8) Please bring your dog on a 4-6ft. leash (For the safety of your dog and others, NO RETRACTABLE leashes).
9) All dogs must wear "quick release" collars, which can be purchased at Tega K9.
10) Tega K9 dogs must have a completed application on file, with medical, contact and behavioral information.
11) All dogs must have a complete screening session/evaluation. (Evaluations apply to all new members).
12) All service fees are due at the time of pickup.
13) Owners are fully responsible for any aggression or injuries their dog instigates or is a part of. Also, owners are responsible for vet bills if they injure another dog or are injured while participating in activities which result in an injury. (note: dogs although evaluated, can be unpredictable and all dogs will have random time outs to give break time.)
14) Dogs can share coughs, sniffles, eye infections and more just like children's daycare. Tega K9 will post any illnesses that exceed 1% of our population and is not responsible for vet bills of this nature. If your dog is ill, we will make accommodations to take him to a local vet or emergency center, if you are unable.
15) We reserve to refuse service to anyone, for any reason, at any time.
16) Rates are subject to change at any time and will be posted online.
17) Evaluations are $29 by appointment and non refundable.
18) No Refunds.