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I am infamous [ literally ] - related to my protests in Fountain Hills, AZ (1998)- to obtain a "safe" dog park ( "Off Leash area") - for my Rottweiler puppy. The Town initially offered - a "Dog Run" - which, I spurned as a plan for a "SEGREGATED, NEGLECTED AND PESTILENCE INFECTED" - facility. I lost. And, after initial success - by a competing group - "ADOG" - several dogs were infected with "LeptoSpirosis" - and died. ( https://www.azfamily.com/archives/more-than-40-valley-dogs-diagnosed-with-rare-leptospirosis-bacteria/article_e483fe82-1c2e-5f22-ac5b-0cce1d540f2e.html ) : Parvo Virus AND Coronaviruses are also - recent - issues.
( https://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/news/pet-project-6421456 )
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"... We invite you to keep up with all the wonderful things going on at Historic Congressional Cemetery by visiting our website: www.congressionalcemetery.org ..."
1801 E Street, Southeast • Washington, D.C. 20003 • (202) 543-0539
The K9 Corps Committee has established the following rules and regulations to ensure that the Cemetery remains both a safe and pleasant environment for all.
- Please review these carefully; members will indicate agreement to fully comply with all terms and conditions of K9 Corps membership by signing an Acceptance of Rules/Waiver and Release of Liability at their annual mandatory membership meeting.
Payment of the day-pass fee by non-members signifies an agreement to follow all K9 Corps rules, which are posted at the HCC entrance.
--- Those found in violation of any of these rules may have their privileges revoked immediately and without refund.
- (A) Display of K9 Corps tag(s) at all times. (B) No member dog may enter the Cemetery grounds without its current K9 Corps tag displayed.
(C) Should replacement tag(s) be needed, a fee of $10 will be charged for each new tag issued.
- (A) Control of animals [only canines] at all times. (B) All members/dog walkers must be in control of their dog(s), and aware of the location(s) of dog(s) at all times. (C) This applies to K9 Corps members, day-pass holders, and any individual who brings a K9 Corps member dog to HCC.
- Limitation on dogs. (A) Members/walkers are allowed to bring no more than three K9 Corps member dogs onto the HCC grounds at one time.
(B) Non-member dogs are not permitted without the purchase of a day pass. [ SUSAN BELIEVES ONE DOG - ONE HUMAN! ]
- No exceptions policy on spay-neuter and vaccinations. (A) All dogs walked in the Cemetery must be spayed or neutered and up-to-date on rabies and distemper vaccinations. [Leptospirosis ?] (B) Members must certify this by providing spay-neuter status and vaccination expiration dates at registration, and pass holders at the time of their first day-pass purchase. (C) Any and all dogs walked in the Cemetery must be spayed or neutered; no exceptions will be made to this policy, including for puppies that have not yet reached spay-neuter age. (D) Members and pass holders agree to provide proof of current vaccinations and spay-neuter status to HCC staff or the K9 Committee upon request.
- Cemetery closure to all dogs. (A) The Cemetery is closed to dog walking between 11 a.m. and 3 m. every Saturday and on specific holidays, including Easter, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. (B) Dog walking is prohibited during ALL burials and services. (C) The Cemetery will also be closed at other times for special events, as announced in advance to the K9 Corps. (D) Notifications of periodic closures for burials and events are sent via email to all members/walkers; posted on Twitter, Facebook, and CemeteryDogs.org; and signage indicating closure is placed at the HCC main gate. (E) It is the walker’s responsibility to confirm that the Cemetery is open to dogs before visiting. (F) To maintain the integrity of non-dog walking events, the owner of any dog found to be on the Cemetery grounds during closure hours will have their membership/day-pass privileges immediately revoked.
- Respect for HCC visitors and other dog walkers. (A) Even during non-closure hours, dogs must be kept away from individuals visiting grave sites, as well as any burial services, ceremonies, group tours, grounds maintenance crews, and all other non-dog walking visitors and All dog walkers are expected to show respect to their fellow walkers. (B) Any individual who engages in abusive, hostile, or other inappropriate behavior that potentially endangers the safety and well-being of others may be permanently banned from entering the Cemetery.
- Respect for HCC grounds. (A) All members/walkers must be respectful of the Cemetery monuments and grave markers. (B) Because of the risk of damage and/or injury, do not sit or lean on the gravestones. (C) Dogs, children, and others must not climb on the grassy areas covering the family vaults. (C) Out of concern for the monuments and grounds, the use of balls, Frisbees, or dog toys of any kind is not permitted in the Cemetery.
- Cleaning up after dogs. (A) Regardless of the weather or time of day or year, members/walkers must clean up after all dogs at all times, (B) disposing of waste properly. (C) If you see waste, please pick it up even if it was not left by your dog. (D) Please bring a flashlight if you come after dark.
- Leashing dogs for entry/exit. (A) ALL dogs must be on leash while entering and exiting the gates. (B) Signs are posted to indicate where it is permissible to unleash your dog. (C) Members/walkers are also encouraged to “keep it moving” [vague] around the gates and other high-traffic areas [vague] in order to avoid critical masses of dogs [vague] , which can bring on aggressive behavior. [vague]
- Applicability of rules to professional dog walkers. (A) Professional dog walkers must register with the Cemetery on an annual basis – providing any updates to contact and client information as needed – and complete the Acceptance of Rules/Waiver and Release of Liability. (B) It is the responsibility of the K9 Corps member to ensure their "dog walker" is aware of this new requirement. (C) Professional dog walkers must adhere to all K9 Corps rules, including the limitation on walking no more than three member dogs at a time (non- member dogs are not permitted). (D) If this policy is violated, both the walker and owner will receive a warning and, should a future violation occur, both walker and owner will be banned from dog walking in the Cemetery.
- Applicability of rules to day-pass holders. (A) As stated, individuals purchasing a one-day pass ($10 per dog) must adhere to all K9 Corps rules and regulations. (B) Those found to be in violation will have their day-pass privileges permanently revoked and, per the decision of the K9 Committee, may be prohibited from obtaining future K9 Corps membership.
- Aggressive dogs and handling of incidents. (A) Each and every incident of aggressive dog behavior that walkers are involved in or witness must be reported via an Incident Report (web form at cemeterydogs.org or hard copy available in HCC office).
[ date 12-2-2019 email@example.com Spoke to Paul Williams President Incident Report web form ]
(B) All walkers must strongly discourage rough or aggressive play by their dogs. (C) Should an aggressive dog incident occur, the following apply:
- Apologies for aggressive behavior are expected. [vague]
- A report must be submitted to make HCC staff and the K9 Committee aware of each incident caused by an aggressive dog. These reports are reviewed by the K9 Committee, in consultation with HCC staff. The K9 Committee will rule at its regular meetings on any action(s) necessary to enforce the K9 Corps rules.
- If appropriate, parties are encouraged to resolve minor incidents among [?] An incident report should still be submitted. [see above]
- Payment of any vet bills by the owner(s) of the aggressive dog(s) is mandatory. [How is this enforced?]
- Dogs that engage in repeated instances of aggressive behavior may be required to be leashed or muzzled while on the Cemetery grounds.
- Dogs that are deemed a danger (to humans, animals, or otherwise) by HCC and/or the K9 Committee will be banned from the Cemetery grounds for life. [ ? Who conducts the personality test?]
- Membership terms and conditions. (A) The 2018 K9 Corps membership term is March 1, 2018 through February 28, 2019. (B) No more than 770 member dog permits/tags will be issued for this term, (C) and only dogs that have been issued member tags are permitted to walk in the Cemetery. (D) All dogs included in an individual K9 Corps membership must reside in the home of the member. (E) Memberships are non-refundable and non-transferable.
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BAY VIEW BARK
Smart Doggy Daycare
Stay & Play Overnight Care FAQs
1. What canine health requirements need to be met?
Adult Dogs (5 months and up):
- Provide proof that they are up to date on the following vaccines :
- Rabies, DHPP, and Bordetella.
- Must be free of fecal parasites – Provide proof of a negative fecal test within the last 6 months for dogs 1yr and up, 3 months for dogs under 1yr.
- On monthly flea and tick prevention.
- Need to be surgically sterilized (spayed or neutered) by 6mo of age.
- All dogs must be healthy and free of all contagious conditions/parasites and fully recovered from any injury, procedure, or surgery.
Puppy Info (under 5 months):
- Puppies less than 5 months have modified vaccine requirements and meeting health requirements is used as a guide rather than setting a starting age.
- Must have proof of the first 2 rounds of the DHPP vaccine series, the Bordetella vaccine, and proof of a negative fecal test within the last 3 months.
- On monthly flea and tick prevention.
- The Rabies Vaccine is due at 20 weeks (5 months of age).
- Puppies less than 6 months do not need to be surgically sterilized to attend.
- All dogs must be healthy and free of all contagious conditions/parasites and fully recovered from any injury, procedure, or surgery.
2. What’s a Behavior Assessment? Why is it required?
The behavior assessment consists of 3 parts: Body Handling, Group Interaction, and a Crate Test. Dogs need to pass all three areas to be eligible for Smart Doggy Day Care.
- Body Handling: This exercise begins with petting and is gentle and brief, hands on assessment of your dog: looking at eyes, ears, mouth and feeling over their body and limbs for any superficial abnormalities that warrant further inspection by our staff or your vet. We need to make sure we can touch your dog as if it were a day care dog having a routine morning or afternoon body exam. Dogs need to be able to tolerate body handling and collar handling (touching, leashing, leading and unleashing).
- Group Interaction: We will make a play group for your dog including 4 to 6 friendly and well known current day care dogs. We will be gauging your dogs reaction to both males and females, as well as dogs that are slightly larger and smaller than them. We will introduce toys to the group and vary the level of excitement and play. Their reactions to the dogs in their assessment will help us decide which of our play group(s) your dog will do well in.
- Crate Test: Your dog will be crated for approximately 5 minutes while we secretly observe them and their reaction. Dogs must be accepting of the crate, not biting the bars or digging at the floor pan.
3. What’s an average night like for my dog?
- After a full day of Smart Doggy Day Care with Warm Up Packs, Group Play, a One-on-one positive training session and more Group Play, each Guest Dog returns to their Guest Room to rest and relax. It’s about 2hrs for your pup to enjoy some space to themselves, to catch a nap on their cozy bed or do some recreational chewing on an Owner provided bone, chew or toy.
- Dinner is fed to the Guest Dogs at 5:30pm and can be as unique or as simple as the Owner desires. We encourage additional food enhancers to entice a strong appetite during your dog’s visit. See the “How to Pack” section for more specifics on food, enhancers and recreational chew items.
- Guest Dogs are given an additional evening play session after dinner, it’s about 30 minutes of time with a small group (2-10 dogs) of friends who are also visiting for the night. Play Groups pals are chosen with a dog’s size, play style, and overall safety in mind. A BVB Dog Handler is always present with the Play Group and will use all of the current Smart Doggy Day Care Compassionate Care guidelines and standard safety procedures when interacting with the dogs to keep their play time fun and safe.
- There is another rest/relax period after evening play for approximately 2 hours.
- Guest Dogs are walked out for late night potties at 10pm. After potties, they receive a final body check, have their collar removed and any potential ingestion hazards cleared from their Rooms before lights out at 10:30pm.
4. Does someone stay with the dogs overnight?
- Yes! Our 2nd and 3rd shift staff remains on site after the lobby closes and throughout the night.
- 2nd shift staff Feed Dinners and an hour later bring the dogs back out for evening play sessions.
- Together 2nd and 3rd shift staff leash walk out each dog for bed time potty breaks and then tuck them in for the night.
- The 3rd shift staff watch and listen to the dogs in the Guest House after lights out and respond to any special needs when they arise, just like you would!
5. What’s the morning routine? How early does it begin?
- First morning potty breaks begin at 5am; these are quick and on leash so each dog gets relieved before any of them get too uncomfortable waiting. Each dog is walked out one by one into one of our securely fenced yards.
- Breakfast is served immediately after the 1st round of potty breaks, from 5:30am to 6am.
- The Guest Dogs receive a second round of potty breaks after breakfast, these are more relaxed and off leash in the same securely fenced yard.
- For the next 1-2 hours as we prepare for Smart Doggy Day Care and Day Care Dogs arrive, our Guest dogs remain in their Rooms to enjoy some space to themselves, to catch a nap on their cozy bed or do some recreational chewing on an Owner provided bone, chew or toy.
- By 8am Guest Dogs join their Day Care Play Groups for the day where they participate in morning Warm Up Packs, morning and afternoon Group Play and receive their personalized one-on-one training session.
6. What are the Drop Off and Pick Up times for Stay & Play Overnight Care?
- All Drop Offs are morning only:
- 7am-8am weekdays for current Day Care Customers
- 8am-10am weekdays for new customers (1st Stay)
- 9am-11am Sat, Sun and Holidays for all customers
We feel strongly about beneficial effects of your dog(s) having an entire day to settle into the environment, participate in physical activity and have positive mental stimulation before the slower paced evening activities begin. Dogs are more relaxed overall and more comfortable in their Guest Rooms after spending the day with us. Getting to know the staff onsite, getting used to their Rooms in small doses throughout the day and having a buffer from the intensity of the farewell all makes for a better first night and sets the tone for the remainder of the Stay.
- Morning Pick Ups are available:
- 8am-10am weekdays
- 9am-11am Sat, Sun and Holidays
- Evening Pick Ups can be accommodated when a final day of Day Care is added to the last day of the reservation. Regular Day Care fees apply.
- 4pm-8pm weekdays
- 3pm-5pm Sat, Sun and Holidays
7. Can I make a reservation if I’m not sure about the exact dates yet?
- As availability and pricing are directly linked to the dates and times reserved for your dog via your Reservation Request, Bay View Back staff will not begin your Reservation Request without your consented Drop Off date/time and your consented Pick Up date/time noted.
- We urge you to make every attempt to firm up your schedule prior to booking your reservation as we make commitments to other customers based on the scheduled availability of our Guest Rooms and may have a difficult time giving your dog standard accommodations if your dog’s Stay & Play reservation is extended last minute.
- Please note, if you change the Drop Off date after we begin your Reservation Request, the original “start” date of your reservation remains the reference point for any future cancellations and that this can affect the status of your refund or lack thereof.
8. What are Peak Dates? Why are there different prices and due dates on these dates? Why is there a 2-night minimum on Christmas?
- Peak dates correlate with high demand holidays.
- We charge a $5/day premium for each dog on these dates to offset the increased holiday wages paid to our staff.
- Payments are due farther in advance and cancellation policies are stricter to help ensure that we can schedule our staff appropriately during these busy times.
- The 2-night minimum for Christmas is in place to avoid losing spots for multi-night Stay & Play customers due to a big influx of one night Guests and also to avoid using a disproportionate amount of staff time in the labor intensive process of room sanitization (15-20 minutes per Room) for single night reservations.
9. How should I pack for my dog’s Stay? Can I bring their fluffy bed? Dishes? Favorite toys? Let’s face it, it’s easy to go overboard when you’re packing for your pup, we have limited space for personal belongings and provide many basic comforts for your dog, so please follow these guidelines to help keep it light!
- Provide adequate food for the entire duration of the reservation. Bring all dog meals in individually portioned zip lock baggies or PLASTIC containers, snacks or treats should also be packed in an air tight PLASTIC No glass or ceramic, please. Gladware, Tupperware or a similar container is appropriate. All bags and containers must be labeled with your dog’s name and last initial.
- Please consider packing a food enhancer of your choice (just a couple tablespoons each meal will do); canned food, yogurt, sweet potato – you name it and we’ll be happy to customize your dog’s meals for you during Stay & Play. Often the change of routine and environment can put even enthusiastic eaters off their food for the first few days. We’d love to avoid that because when dogs eat well, they are happier, have more energy, are more resilient and have better immune function too.
- Recreational bones and chews are encouraged and will be given during rest breaks and removed overnight. These should also be packed in an appropriately sized, air tight plastic container.
- Medication, supplements and calming aids fully labeled, with Owners full name, dogs name, drug name, size/concentration, dose and frequency. A “Medication and Supplement Administration Form” must be filled for each medication, supplement, or calming aid your dog receives.
- A favorite toy in good condition and/or a disposable t-shirt that smells like you/home.
- Bay View Bark provides raised, chew resistant, Kuranda beds, bedding and bowls for our Guest Dogs during Stay and Play. Please do not bring any additional bedding or bowls from home as we will not be able to accept them at Drop Off.
- Upon Drop Off, all dogs must be lead on a 6 or 8 foot nylon or leather non-retractable leash. They must wear or have packed along, a quick release collar – NO metal collars, chain leashes or retractable leashes allowed due to safety and handling precautions. Additional walking aids such as harnesses and head collars are permitted.
10. Do I really have to separate and label each meal? Why?
- Please, please follow the packing guidelines and measure each meal into a single labeled plastic bag or container. At busy meal times, all of the meals for each dog in the Guest House are pulled out and arranged on a feeding cart. Having the meal bags/containers labeled with your dog’s first name and last initial ensures your dog receives the correct meal in the correct amount each time they are fed.
11. Will BVB give medications or supplements to my dog during their Stay?
- Yes, we are happy to give your dog their regular dietary supplements or medications for ongoing health or behavioral issues. We can accommodate pills, capsules, chews, powders, creams and drops, but we will not give any medications via injection.
- Please be sure to give us adequate information regarding the product you provide, your dog’s condition, direction for administration and provide whatever may be necessary to disguise the pills/capsules and entice your dog to eat them. We can pill dogs, but prefer to avoid it for staff safety whenever necessary.
- We will not give medications to treat contagious conditions as dogs with contagious conditions are not welcome for care until they are healthy and symptom free.
12. How do I update my dog’s Boarding Preferences in Pet Exec?
We want your pet to get their meals and medications in the way you prefer during their stay. Please help us in advance by taking a few minutes to update your pets FEEDING INSTRUCTIONS and MEDICAL PREFERENCES in your Boarding Preferences. We will quickly review this info with you at drop off and if anything is missing or needs updating, we will gather that info from you then.
You can find the Boarding Preferences for your pet:
- Via the PET INFO tab of a boarding you are requesting in Pet Exec
- Or by the PET INFO tab in your Owner Portal
When you populate these fields, the info is saved in your Pet Info for future boarding visits. You can modify it as needed when things change.
Tips and Tricks
Fill in the FEEDING INSTRUCTIONS for each mealtime that is applicable. If you want your dog to get a Bed Time treat/chew/stuffed Kong, please include that on a separate line in the PM feeding instructions box.
- Type in all caps
- Keep it brief but include the amounts of any enhancers (example: ½ CUP BROTH, 2 TBSP CANNED PUMPKIN, ¼ CAN OF WET FOOD) Remember to pack those enhancers too!
- We require each meal to be packed individually (big bins with scoops are never accepted), please note if you are providing BAGGIES or CONTAINERS for your dog’s meals. Small Glad Ware, Tupperware and resealable take out containers are all good. The amount in cups is nice to have as secondary information. (example: 1 BAG KIBBLE (2 CUPS) or 1 CONTAINER OF CHICKEN AND RICE)
- Check off the desired feeding times (AM/NOON/PM)
Detail any medications, supplements or medical treatments to be administered in the MEDICAL PREFERENCES box. If you want your dog to get a Bed Time medication or medical treatment, please include that on a separate line in the PM feeding instructions box.
- Type in all caps
- Put each medication on its own line
- Include the quantity and dose of each type of medicine
- Example: 2, 100MG TRAZADONE TABLETS
- Example: 1, COSEQUIN CHEW
- Example: 2, 1200MG VALERIAN ROOT CAPSULES
- Example: ¼ INCH STRIP OF NEOPOLYBAC OINTMENT IN LEFT EYE
- Provide the administration directions and method
- Example: IN A PILL POCKET – EATS LIKE A TREAT
- Example: IN A CANNED FOOD MEATBALL
- Example: IN A TBSP PEANUT BUTTER ON TOP OF FOOD
- Example: GIVE SPOON OF PB TO DISTRACT AND APPLY OINTMENT FROM ABOVE
- Remember to include the pill pockets, canned food, peanut butter or other additional enhancer we should use for the medication administration.
- Check off the desired medication times (AM/NOON/PM)
If you ever have any other questions please reach out to us in person, by phone or by email. We are always happy to help and appreciate the opportunity to do so.
Julia Kaminecki and the Bay View Bark Team
BAY VIEW BARK
1820 S. 1ST ST.
MILWAUKEE, WI 53204
PHONE # (414) 763-1304
FAX # (414) 763-1299