Evaluation & Interview

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All dogs must go through an evaluation prior to joining K9HQ to ensure they are highly social.  The evaluation also helps a dog’s ability to adjust here, as they will already be familiar with the setting and possibly even have made a few friends prior to their first official daycare day. We strive to make their first visit as comfortable as possible.

Prior to the evaluation please provide us with:

  1. A completed application form: Click Here to download a hard copy to print OR Click Here to complete the form online

  2. Vaccination Certificates: Distemper, Hepatitis (Adenovirus), Parainfluenza, Parvovirus, & Bordetella (Canine Kennel Cough). Please email records or drop off a hard copy.

E&I sessions are approximately 60 minutes and by appointment only. Call to reserve your spot 250-478-2273. Please note that there may be a wait list up to a few weeks, as we evaluate only a small number of dogs each week, therefore we recommend booking in advance to help ensure your E&I can be booked prior to the date you’re hoping to have your dog enrolled.

While your dog is being evaluated for daycare suitability you get an opportunity to meet us and tour the facility while learning about our daily daycare routine. **This procedure may change due to Covid-19

After the initial evaluation we use the first 3 daycare visits as a trial period to ensure that each dog is adjusting well to our full daily routine. If we notice any concerns such as consistent stress or anxiety, we may discuss alternate care options with the owner. Determining that a dog isn’t right for our services DOES NOT mean the dog is bad or difficult, it may simply mean that our environment was not the best fit for them. Each dog’s safety and well-being is our top priority and while we strive to create a comfortable environment for all dogs, there is no perfect setting for every single dog. We will always be honest with owners and if needed, help guide them to a care provider that better suits their dog’s needs.