EMAIL     TELEPHONE 707-763-3664     ADDRESS 460 Kenilworth Drive, Petaluma CA 94952   (view map)

Rules at the Ranch

Doggie Assessment/Dogumentation

  • Every dog at the Ranch must complete a doggie assessment performed by one of our qualified staff members before they are allowed out in the play yards to attend doggie day care. This can be done in about ½ an hour. This will help us get to know your dog and their personal need and preferences; also we can see how your dog reacts to other people and dogs this way we can determine which play group suites them best.


  • Only spayed and neutered dogs can participate in the doggie daycare playgroups.
  • Only socialized dogs with good temperament can participate in playgroups.
  • Dogs will be grouped according to size, age and activity level.
  • All dogs must be current on shots to participate in doggie playgroups.


  • Dogs staying with us at the Ranch must have a temperament that allows the Play Dog Play staff to be able to care for them (feed, handle, ect.). Your dog cannot pose a danger to Play Dog Play staff. Please make sure you appraise us if there has been any aggressive behavior displayed by your dog towards other dogs or people.
  • If your dog displays aggressive behavior during their stay with us we will remove them from the play yards with the other dogs and place them in their own yard for the duration of their stay.

Doggie Daycare

  • Only spayed and neutered dogs can participate in the doggie daycare.
  • Only socialized dogs with good temperament can participate in daycare.
  • Doggie day care is offered 7 days a week; M-F from 7:00-6:30 and Saturday & Sunday from 9-3.
  • We do not feed dogs during doggie daycare.
  • We are closed and do not offer doggie daycare on New Years Day, Easter Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day & Christmas Day.


  • Pick-up time must be before 5:30 PM Monday-Friday or 2:30 PM on Saturday and Sunday.
  • Drop-off time must be after 8 AM Monday- Friday, we need to take care of our morning feedings for dog boarding or after 9 AM Saturday and Sunday.
  • There is no drop-off or pick-up for boarding on holidays.
  • We can accommodate most drop-off and pick-up times, just call and ask.
  • If you want us to pick-up or drop-off your dog for boarding please let us know. Pick-up and drop-off hours are between 9 AM- 3 PM Monday–Friday; we charge only $10.00 each way.
  • All dogs boarding with Play Dog Play must be socialized and have a good temperament.
  • We ask that you provide food for your dog during their stay with us, if not we will provide food for them at an additional daily charge of $3.00.
  • All dogs boarding must be spayed or neutered.
  • 1 night of boarding is a 24 hour block.


  • We accept cash, check and credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, Discover).
  • Payment in full must be paid on drop-off or pick-up of your dog for boarding or daycare.
  • Payment must be made in full the first day of the week, we pick-up your dog for doggie playdates.


  • Reservations for boarding need to be secured with a deposit.
  • During non-peak periods reservations must be cancelled at least 24 hours in advance, if not we will charge for a one night stay.
  • During peak or holiday periods reservations must be cancelled at least 1 week in advance; if the reservation is not cancelled 1 week in advance a charge of 50% of the total stay will be charged to the client.
  • Peak and holiday periods are defined as; a 3 day national holiday, local schools’ spring vacations, week of 4th of July, Thanksgiving holiday time and December 15th – January 10th.

Assumption of Risk

  • Dog owners must be aware and acknowledge that the owners and staff of Play Dog Play do not have a background in veterinary medicine. Owners also acknowledge that vaccinations do not protect against all communicable illnesses that may affect dogs when staying and playing in close proximity with other dogs. In addition, we at Play Dog Play do our very best to keep an eye on everyone during their stay with us; however accidents may happen and sometimes doggies may get hurt while they are with us at the Ranch (running into one of their friends, spraining a paw, bumping a nose, etc.). Dog owners agree to assume risk of illness or injury while their pet is staying with us at Dog Walker Ranch.

Thank You,
John Polzoni and Molly Krawczyk