Peace of mind that your dog is always in a safe and loving environment.
Come try us out for a free half day!
Our goal at the Harbor Hounds is to provide a clean and safe environment for your pooch during their stay with us. We promise to send your dog home tired and happy each evening! We all want the best for our pets, that's why at the Harbor Hounds we only use organic cleaners while sanitizing our facility at the end of each day. We promise to love your dog as much as we love our own dogs!
What you can expect from us
We aren't like all the other day cares. We focus on having a well-behaved friendly environment where your dog can play, rest and learn. Not all day care centers have to be filled with barking and bad mannered dogs! We strive to produce a day care that isn't full of barking and rough housing all day. Your dog will have plenty of time to rest/nap while he or she frolics with the others! Our facility along with our outdoor area is sanitized daily.
A day in the life of a Harbor Hound
Your dog's day will include playing, resting, napping, more playing and lots of cuddles from the staff! We have plenty of doggie beds that your pup can lounge on whenever they decide to! Have a dog that needs extra quiet time? No worries! We have an entirely separate room for those dog's who just need some alone time.
When you pick your dog up
When you pick your dog up, you will be able to see how many times your dog was outside, the number of times they used the bathroom, and if they have received any special requests from the owner. We want this to be as EASY as possible for our clients!
*All dogs must be up-to-date on the following vaccinations:
- Kennel Cough (Bordetella)
- Must have had a clear fecal exam within last 6 months, including Giardia Elisa test
256 Marginal St.
Boston, MA 02128
(Early drop off/late pick up available)
1,000 sq. facility
36x18 outdoor area with a 7 ft. wooden fence, accompanied by a raised up deck area, kitty pools, and lot's of toys!
Plenty of raised doggie beds and a couch for the lounge type of pup.
Yup, you read that right! A TV with a set channel of animal planet to stimulate your pooch
Separate Quiet Room
For the dog who just needs some alone time!
Daily chart of your dog's day which includes bathroom breaks, outside time and special requests
Let us know your dog's birthday and we will make sure to throw an epic Doggie Birthday Party!
Keep up with us on our social media accounts to see daily pictures and videos
Early Drop Off/Late Pick Up
Early/Late meeting? No worries! Drop off/pick up your dog up to 30 minutes before opening or closing!
The joys of dog hair! Our staff has some pretty pawsome brushing tools!
Need a mid-day pick me up at work? Face-Time your pooch!! Let them tell you how much fun they are having!
Obedience and behavioral training
GROOM by the Harbor
Groom by the Harbor is a spa get away for your beloved dogs. Are they feeling stressed, anxious or tired? Send them to Groom by the Harbor to get pampered and feel refreshed and ready to go! My goal for your dogs is to make sure they are clean, feeling relaxed and smiling when they go home!
The price list is an estimate of the basic groom services; prices subject may change without notice. Pricing may vary and change due to your dogs condition.
BECOME A HARBOR HOUND
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Where it all started
Ever since I was little, I would home any animal that I found that looked like it needed help, from birds to salamanders, to stray mother cats to stray dogs on the side of the road, I have ALWAYS had a niche when it came to animals, especially dogs. My first rescue, was my dog Oakley-my best friend and love of my life. I found him on the side of the road in Florida where I went to college. He was 8 weeks old, covered in fleas, he had mange and was clearly starving. I knew at that moment he was mine, and now almost 6 years later he is the best addition to my life I could have ever imagine.
Fast forward 4 years after college, from office jobs to playing secretary, I came up with the idea of a day filled with dogs. The perfect situation,me surrounded by dogs all day!
HARBOR HOUNDS LIABILITY WAIVER BY SIGNING BELOW... In consideration of the services rendered by Harbor Hounds to my dog(s), I acknowledge reading, understanding, and accepting the statements herein. Please acknowledge the following policy statements by typing or filling out the form at the bottom of this page. If you do not agree to all statements, please do not complete this form, and contact Harbor Hounds directly for more information. LIABILITY I understand certain “activities” that my dog may participate in, including walks, playgroups, daycare, boarding, one-on-one play, movement within and outside the facility, and transportation to and from Harbor Hounds involve risk and possible injury, including but not limited to: Exposure to parasites, viruses, and other medical conditions passed from dog-to-dog or person-to- dog; Sprains, strains, bites, broken bones; Fatigue, dehydration, nicks, cuts, or death. I further understand that not each and every potential risk can be listed above but, nonetheless agree that the activities associated with dog socialization outweigh the possible risks, therefore, I hereby voluntarily release, forever discharge, and agree to hold harmless and indemnify Harbor Hounds and its agents, successors, heirs, from any and all liability, claims, demands, actions, or rights of action, which are related to, arise out of, or are in any way connected with my dog’s participation in activities at Harbor Hounds, including those allegedly attributable to the negligent acts or omissions of Harbor Hounds. Further, I understand that I may be exposed to certain risks when bringing my dog to participate in activities at Harbor Hounds or when picking up my dog from participating in activities at Harbor Hounds. Such risks may include property damage and/or physical injury inside or outside the facility, such as from falling, slipping, illness, and/ or dog bites. Therefore, I hereby voluntarily release, forever discharge, and agree to hold harmless and indemnify Harbor Hounds, its agents, successors, heirs from any and all liability, claims, demands, actions, or rights of action, which are related to, arise out of, or are in any way connected with my dog’s participation in activities at Harbor Hounds, including those allegedly attributable to the negligent acts or omissions of Harbor Hounds. Authorization of Medical Care If my dog is ill or injured while participating in activities at or with Harbor Hounds, Harbor Hounds will make every reasonable e ort to reach me pursuant to the contact information I have provided Harbor Hounds. However, if Harbor Hounds is unable to reach me, I consent to Harbor Hounds seeking appropriate veterinary care and I accept responsibility for any and all associated expenses. Harbor Hounds will not pay any portion of veterinary expenses associates with seeking medical care for my dog if so necessary. Allergies, Special Diets, and Medications I agree that I will disclose to Harbor Hounds any allergies my dog may have. I further agree to disclose to Harbor Hounds any special dietary needs or medications my dog may require if necessary during activities at Harbor Hounds. Photographs and Statements I authorize Harbor Hounds' use of my dog's visual image(s) and statements in newsletters, posters, and other materials. Vicious Tendencies I am not aware of any vicious tendencies by my dog. Agreement to Pay Harbor Hounds accepts check, cash, or credit cards. I agree to pay the service rates for my dog’s participation in activities at or with Harbor Hounds. I further agree to pay for any additional services requested such as grooming, drop-off , and/or pick-up service. All services must be paid in full before dog will be released to client. Any cancellations must be made 24 hours prior to you're dog arriving to avoid paying full payment. Damage I accept the responsibility of paying for any damage to facility, property, and/or equipment caused by dog. Evaluation of Dog Prior to Participation Every dog must be evaluated by Harbor Hounds prior to participating in any activity. Such evaluation may assess the dog’s temperament and interactions with other dogs and Harbor Hounds. Right to Decline I understand that Harbor Hounds reserves the exclusive right to decline participation or to terminate participation in activities at Harbor Hounds to any dog at any time for any reason. Attorney Fees, Applicable Law & Venue Should Harbor Hounds, or anyone acting on their behalf, be required for any reason to incur attorney fees and costs to enforce or defend this agreement, I agree to indemnify and reimburse Harbor Hounds for such fees and costs. Further, I agree and understand that any disputes arising out of this Agreement will be decided pursuant to the laws of the State of Massachusetts and venue shall be in Suffolk County. Valid Dates These agreements, waivers, and authorizations will remain valid and in force as long as and whenever my dog participates in any activity at or with Harbor Hounds. Warning By signing this document, I acknowledge that if my dog is or I am hurt or property is damaged during my dog’s participation activities at Harbor Hounds, I may be found, by a court of law, to have waived my right to maintain a lawsuit against Harbor Hounds on the basis of any claim from which I have released them herein. I have had sufficient opportunity to read and fully understand this entire document and I agree to be legally bound by its terms. BY SIGNING BELOW... In consideration of the services rendered by Harbor Hounds to my dog(s), I acknowledge reading, understanding, and accepting the statements above. If you do not agree to all statements, please do not complete this form, and contact Harbor Hounds directly for more information. NAME:___________________________________ DATE:____________________________________ SIGNATURE:_______________________________