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Play All Day, Rest Peacefully All Night!


Cage Free That's our simple, straightforward philosophy when it comes to boarding your family pet. For no extra fee, your dog can interact with the other canine guests and our "yard dog" team members, as much or as little as they wish, all day long. They'll enjoy themselves while getting plenty of exercise, and, not to worry: All dogs are fully supervised.

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canine guests are brought outside first thing in the morning to "take care of business" while staff gets breakfast ready. They come inside to eat and rest before going back out for the day, if they so choose, until dinnertime, when they are fed safely and separately from their playmates. An hour or so after dinner, they are allowed out for another hour or two before being brought back inside and tucked in for the night.


What run-a-muk Offers

  • Interaction, socialization and lots of exercise all day every day.
  • Peaceful sleep after active, fun-filled days.
  • Your pets' medications administered at no extra charge.
  • The convenience of drop off or pick up 365 days a year!
Cats are also welcome overnight guests. Our indoor "cat-nap" facility, separate from the dog area, is equipped with plenty of climbing and scratching areas and comfy snoozin' spots. Kitties receive just as much attention and affection from our team of professionals, but do not require a temperament evaluation.

Requirements for Canine Boarders

  • Successful completion of our on-site 4-hour "temperament assessment" by reservation (not a walk-in service)
    • A maximum of four assessments per day are scheduled Monday-Thursday, no earlier than 9:00 a.m. and no later than 1:00 p.m. Please note: Assessments cannot be scheduled during weekends or holiday periods.
    • There is a $10 fee due upon successful completion of the assessment. The $10 will be credited towards your pet's first daycare or boarding with run-a-muk
  • Current and complete Vaccination records from your veterinarian for:
    • Rabies
    • Distemper/Parvo
    • Bordetella
  • Proof of sterilization (spay or neuter)
  • Dogs equipped with well-fitting FLAT BUCKLE collar or harness with ATTACHED NAME TAG (no chain, prong, martingale collars)
  • Completed Client, Pet Info & Dog Waiver forms
  • Please bring your dog's food in a sealed, waterproof container, labeled with your pet's name and clear feeding instructions. Include food for a few extra days...just in case. Don't forget to bring any medications, supplements, treats and instructions that we will need for your dog's proper care.
  • Please do not bring any toys or favorite items that could possibly be misplaced or damaged by other guests.

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What You and Your Dog Can Expect After Your Visit


Normal pack play stimulates your dog in a way that may not happen at home. Constant exercise has a mellowing effect on dogs. Don't be alarmed if your dog seems to sleep more than usual upon returning home. There is so much activity at run-a-muk; most likely your dog won't want to miss a thing and will expend much more energy than when he is at home lying around. Particularly with single dogs, the return home can be a bit of a letdown - they miss all their new friends, the constant animation and, frankly, home just seems a bit quiet. Therefore it is not unusual for dogs to "rest up" or appear to be a bit down in the dumps after a vacation with us. Don't worry - they will soon return to their normal selves.

Because our guests are outside for much of the day playing and running on a variety of surfaces (gravel, dirt, bark and tarmac), your dog may experience tender feet. Until his feet 'toughen up', you may notice him walking gingerly or licking his paws. This is completely normal and nothing to be alarmed about. Additionally, normal pack play can involve roughhousing, and your pet may occasionally get minor nicks or scratches. Appropriate routine first aid will be applied as necessary. Of course, you will be promptly notified if your pet has sustained or caused any injury that requires further attention.

Requirements for Feline Boarders

  • Current and complete Vaccination records from your veterinarian for:
    • Rabies
    • FVRCP
    • FELV (Feline Leukemia needed if cat spends anytime outdoors)
  • Proof of sterilization (spay or neuter)
  • Completed Client, Cat Info & Cat Waiver forms
  • Please bring your cat's food in a sealed, waterproof container, labeled with your pet's name and clear feeding instructions. Include food for a few extra days...just in case. Don't forget to bring any medications, supplements, treats and instructions that we will need for your cat's proper care.
  • Please bring your cat in a sturdy carrier. Please do not bring any toys or favorite items that could possibly be misplaced.

    Note: We are unable to accommodate cats that require insulin.

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