We are open seven days a week, from 7:30 am-6 pm.
Yes! We have a “meet and greet” every Saturday between 12 and 2:30 pm (except for major holiday weekends), no appointment necessary. Dogs more than 9 months old must be spayed or neutered.
Absolutely! The dogs are never left alone in the play yards. There are always lots of wranglers with the dogs, making sure everyone is behaving and having fun.
Boarding dogs are out playing for about 7 hours each day (less if they need a rest). Daycare van service dogs get 4-6 hours of playtime a day, depending on the route. If you drop your dog off for daycare, it all depends on your schedule. You can drop off as early as 7:30 am, and pick up as late as 6 pm. Your dog can be out playing with friends the whole time they’re here.
For the safety of all dogs, Bone-A-Fide requires a copy of your dog’s current rabies vaccination, DHPP, bordetella and a negative fecal test. The fecal test must have been within the last 6 months. We strongly recommend the Lepto vaccine.
Yes, if your dog is less than 9 months old. All dogs older than 9 months must be neutered or spayed.
Van service is available in: Ballard, Queen Anne, Fremont, University District, Magnolia, Wallingford, Greenwood, Greenlake, Lake City, Northgate, Wedgewood, Shoreline, Ravenna, Richmond Beach, Lake Forest Park, Kenmore, Bothell, Mill Creek, Kirkland, Redmond, Clearview, parts of Belltown, and parts of Woodinville.
Dogs are social pack animals. They are happiest when they are around other dogs and people, and enjoy being part of a stable, friendly pack. When dogs have the opportunity to release their energy in positive ways (running, wrestling, digging, getting nice and dirty), they usually behave without much effort on our part. A tired dog is a well-behaved dog! Also, having lots of trained staff around as pack leaders helps to keep all of our furry friends out of trouble.
It’s pretty easy, since every member of the Bone-A-Fide team is an absolute dog lover. And, of course, every dog is unique in its own special way. We get to know every dog that stays with us and they all get plenty of one-on-one TLC.
We have no problem with giving medication (except we do not administer injections) and there is no additional charge. If your dog has very special needs, please call the office to discuss the specifics. We want to make sure we are equipped to give your dog the best possible care. Your dog’s health is paramount to us.
No. All dogs are out and about all day. If your dog is tired and needs a rest, they can always spend some time napping in the Dog House. The Dog House has access to a smaller yard where dogs can come in and out as they please.
Yes. We have a smaller daycare yard for our old, small and shy friends. This yard is right outside our Dog House, so dogs have the option of lying around indoors on couches or going outside for some fresh air.
During inclement weather, we have an indoor play area where the dogs can play and stay nice and toasty. We also have a large Pole Barn which provides a covered outdoor space so they can still run. There are always some dogs that still love to run and play in such weather and, as long as it's safe, we let those dogs play outside (monitored as always by our awesome staff willing to be in the weather too).
All dogs get a private dining space. We have 5x6 feeding pens in our indoor play area so each dog gets their own space to eat and relax after eating.
We have lots of dogs that start out a little nervous or shy about being away from home and surrounded by new people, dogs and smells. Usually, it only takes a few minutes for them to warm up and start enjoying the fun. If they are super shy, they can hang out in our smaller, more mellow play yard until they get comfortable enough to hang out with the rest of the pack. More than anything, we want every dog that stays here to be comfortable. The best way to find out for sure is to come out on a Saturday for our meet and greet between 12 and 2:30.
We work very hard to limit the impact of the noise of fireworks on the dogs staying over these holidays. Dogs must arrive, at a minimum, the day before the holiday in order to (re)acclimate to the ranch and get plenty of playtime to tire them out ahead of the fireworks. We also carefully monitor which dogs are most impacted and when needed move them indoors with relaxing music.