Enrolment Procedure

Admission Requirements

Vaccinations :

All vaccinations must have been given at least 7 days prior to arrival and not more than 1 year prior to arrival.

Your dog must be up to date on the following:
  • Rabies
  • DHLPP (Distemper, Hepatitis, Leptospirosis, Parainfluenza & Parvovirus)
  • Bordetella (Kennel Cough)
New Dogs :
  • Must first complete the behaviour assessment before participating in daycare. Call or email Proud Hounds to get the relevant forms and to arrange a day.
  • All dogs 6 months and older MUST be neutered or spayed.
  • Puppies must be a minimum age of 3 months old and have all 3 initial sets of vaccinations (including Kennel Cough) before starting daycare.
  • We cannot accept aggressive or anti-social aggressive dogs.

Proud Hounds Daycare Requirements

  • All dogs must be on a monthly flea and tick program and dewormed every 3 – 4 months.
  • All dogs must be a minimum of 3 months old.
  • Dogs must be in good health. (No coughing, vomiting or diarrhoea 48 hours prior to coming to the daycare)
  • We cannot accept aggressive or anti-social aggressive dogs.
  • All dogs must be brought in and out of the daycare on a lead and collar. All collars must have a name tag with the owner’s number. This is a Municipal By-Law.
  • All dogs must be up to date on all vaccinations and deworming – DHLPP (Distemper, Hepatitis, Leptospirosis, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus) BORDETELLA and RABIES. Please bring a copy of your dog’s vaccination records.
  • ALL dogs wishing to stay with us MUST be neutered or spayed if they are 6 months and older. (Dogs that are not neutered or spayed destabilise the pack and are at greater risk for injury by other dogs)
  • Proud Hounds reserves the right to refuse, expel or ban any dog who displays aggression to human or dogs at any time they are at daycare.

Enrolment Process

Who can join Proud Hounds?

We cannot accept aggressive dogs, or dogs with an inability to interact socially with other dogs. In order to insure the happiness and well-being of your dogs, they are all required to undergo a behaviour assessment before being allowed to participate in daycare. This gives us the chance to observe the temperament and social skills of the dog and to insure that the dog will enjoy being part of Proud Hounds Doggie Daycare.

Step 1: Contact us to get the Enrolment forms & Schedule an Assessment

To enrol your dog in daycare, we first require that all new dog owners complete the daycare Enrolment form, as well as the Rules and Regulations and Client Agreement forms. Once you have contacted us we will send you the forms. The questions in the Enrolment form are there to get us to know your dog and help us to interact with them safely. Once you have completed the forms and have a copy of your dog’s current vaccination records to include a current Bordetella vaccination, you may call and we will schedule a day to do your dog’s behaviour assessment.

Step 2: The behaviour assessment

The behaviour assessment will take between 2 and 4 hours and we provide the rest of that day’s daycare for FREE.

On your dog’s behaviour assessment day, you must bring all your forms and a copy of your dog’s vaccinations. We need you to arrive between 7:30 and 8:00am. This gives your dog the opportunity to meet our regular doggie members individually as they arrive for the day, ensuring a smoother transition into the daycare family. The assessment is a non-refundable R250.00 and is designed to address the individual needs of your dog and determine their current level of socialisation while ensuring that everyone is having a happy, safe and fun time.

Please note that the assessments are done without the owners present. We are able to gain a much more realistic and accurate assessment of the dogs social skills when the parents are not around as they are not focused on impressing their parents, but on interacting with the other dogs.

Step 3: The Assessment is completed and your dog is now part of the Proud Hounds family.

Once a dog has successfully completed the assessment, we will contact the owner and let them know of the good news! Your dog may stay for the rest of the day so that he/she can continue to play with his/her new friends. In the event that we feel a dog may need more training to interact safely with other dogs, we will contact the parent, so that you can collect them.