3680 Bull Road • York, PA 17408

JFP Doggy Day Camp FAQ

What is Doggy Day Camp? JFP Doggy Day Camp facility provides a safe, fun, happy & healthy environment for your dog while you are away. We focus on exercise, socialization, and training so that when you are reunited with your pooch at the end of the day, you’ll enjoy a happier, healthier, and more relaxed dog. We customize each day to your dog’s individual needs to ensure they get the most stimulation out of their day.

What do dogs do at Doggy Day Camp? We personalize each day with healthy enrichment activities. We offer both indoor and outdoor facilities. Dogs are social beings, meaning they benefit from positive interactions with other dogs. We aim to provide the best mental and physical stimulation so your dog can live the longest life possible.

How old must my dog be to attend Doggy Day Camp? We require our pups to be at least 4 months of age.

Should my dog be spayed or neutered? We cannot accept intact males attempting to mount or pester other dogs. Likewise, we cannot accept females in heat or showing signs that they will soon come into heat. All dogs attending daycare should be spayed or neutered by 9 months to participate in socialized play.

Do you have indoor/outdoor facilities? Yes! Our indoor play areas are equipped with both heating and air conditioning. Outdoor play is a must (weather permitting) to ensure all pups receive fresh air and sunshine. Our outdoor space is double-gated and fully surrounded by an 8-foot fence, complete with AstroTurf.

Do you offer overnight boarding? Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate overnight boarding.

Do you offer weekends? Currently, JFP Doggy Day Camp hours of operation are Monday-Friday 6:30AM to 5:45PM

What is a behavior assessment? A process where we can get to know your pup’s likes, dislikes, and overall temperament to determine his or her sustainability for off-leash group play.

Do you offer tours? Yes! You may contact our direct line at 717-483-1883 to schedule a tour.

How far ahead must I schedule my dog? A 2-week notice to reserve spots/days is required to ensure we are correctly staffed and within the ratio.

What are your ratios? JFP Doggy Camp allows 10 dogs per staff member.

Will my dog ever be left unattended? No! Our dogs are supervised at all times.

How do I know my dog will be safe at DDC? JFP staff is trained in body language and playgroup management to ensure your dog is only involved in a positively reinforced environment. We used redirection methods to avoid conflict and overstimulation.

Will my dog(s) have a nap? JFP DDC does not have a required rest period. We offer timeouts and multiple play-breaks to help avoid physical injury, overstimulation, and over-exertion.

What should I bring to DDC? Please ensure your dog comes on a leash with a quick-release collar. You are more than welcome to bring a harness as well. We’ll cover the rest!

Can my dog come for just one day? We require all dogs to attend DDC one day a week. Most dogs attend at least one to two days a week because we know consistency correlates with safety. A regular schedule helps your dog develop a routine that makes them feel more comfortable, confident, and safe. We offer single days and packages to make it more convenient for those frequently attending day camp.

What if I have to cancel my dog’s scheduled day at camp? We understand things might happen and plans change. Give us a call/text at 717-483-1883 ASAP to reschedule.