3 Dogs Boarding & Daycare Stay Pet Hotel

Portland's Premier Kennel-Free Dog Boarding & Daycare

3 Dogs Boarding & Daycare – Serving Portland Metro Area
Stay Pet Hotel – Near PDX Airport

Dog Boarding & Daycare Services

To Returning Customers

Considerations for re-introducing your pup to boarding or daycare

COVID-19 has affected all of us in many different ways. Some of the changes have been positive and others less so. Our dogs are the same. Over the last couple of years, we’ve seen many changes in the dogs as they return to a more “normal” social life. Separation anxiety is the most common change. Another is that some dogs are behind socially – they don’t know how to play or interpret responses from the other pup. It can be super frustrating not to understand or be understood.

Our goal has always been to provide a safe, comfortable and enjoyable space for your pups to be when they aren't with you. We want to set everyone up for success, especially your dog, as we emerge from the pandemic. Just think about it. In dog years your pup has been out of the scene for a long, long time.

Depending on how long since your last visit, we may need to start the process all over again with a new evaluation appointment or, possibly, just schedule a revisit day.

Some things that we take into consideration when that choice is made are the following:

  • How long has it been since my dog was there?
  • How old was my dog then vs. now?
  • What sort of socializing have they been doing with other dogs during that time?
  • Any behavioral concerns or issues and what are they?
  • Have they spent any time away from you and, if so, how long and how did they do?

For the pup who hasn't been away from you for more than an hour or two in the last two years, spending a day at daycare can be very stressful. Some dogs have come back like they had never left. However, for many, it’s been tough for the first couple of visits. Like yours, their world shrank dramatically for a period of time. This period of sheltering in place may have come at a pivotal time in their developmental process, leaving them ill-equipped for the highly social nature of boarding or daycare. Also, dogs change as they age; they may have become less patient with those youngsters or less tolerant of larger group settings.

If you’re considering resuming boarding or daycare with us (YAY! We've missed you!), please plan ahead a few weeks if possible. We may need to ease your pup back into the routine before boarding for a week or more. Every dog is different!

As always, we will need proof of current vaccines, and your pup will need to be on effective flea prevention.

We're currently booked out 4-7 weeks for evaluations. But don't despair, we are doing our best to expedite returning clients.

Also, we're still working on rebuilding our 3 Dogs staff so that the facility can offer weekend daycare and overnight boarding again. This has been a challenge! Our current goal is to be fully operational by mid-May, in time for summer boarding. For now, we'll continue boarding and weekend daycare at our Stay Pet Hotel location.

Please note, because we are serving clients of both facilities in one, space will fill up more quickly. For private care, space is limited and reservations are required.

Please let us know if you have any questions. It never hurts to ask if you need us sooner than expected. If we can get you in, we will. Know that we will always have your pup’s best interests in mind as we proceed.

Thank you for your continued support! We appreciate you and your dogs more than words can express!

Two Locations – One Philosophy

We believe our four-legged guests deserve a home away from home – a safe environment where they can enjoy natural doggy routines of playing, resting and socializing. Both 3 Dogs Boarding & Daycare and Stay Pet Hotel offer just that:

  • Large, fenced outdoor play areas with play structures, water features and plenty to sniff.
  • Spacious climate-controlled indoor areas full of comfy beds, chairs and laps.
  • Caring and attentive staff supervising guests day and night.
  • Small-group enrichment activities with staff and fellow pups. One-on-one time with staff for those dogs who prefer people to dogs.

At 3 Dogs and Stay Pet, everything is included in our standard boarding fees and daycare fees. There are no additional charges for:

  • Special diets
  • Medication
  • Physical exercise
  • Personal attention
  • Individualized meals and/or snacks – even if it means hand feeding!

Like you at home, we learn our furry guests’ personality traits, quirky habits and individual preferences. Whether a favorite game or hand feeding, every guest gets exactly what they need.

Announcements

We’re Hiring Dog Handlers!

May 18, 2022

We are seeking FT and PT dog handlers – experience preferred but not required. Dog Enthusiasts, this is the job for you! Learn more at https://3dogsboardinganddaycare.com/contact-3dogs-staypethotel/jobs/

3 Dogs Temporarily Open for Daycare Only

May 16, 2022

Because of personnel constraints, 3 Dogs Boarding & Daycare is open for daycare but not boarding. We’re working hard on rebuilding our 3 Dogs staff to 24/7 service levels. For now we’re doing all boarding at Stay Pet Hotel.  

Boarding Almost Full for Memorial Day Weekend

May 15, 2022

Stay Pet Hotel is just about full for Memorial Day weekend boarding. If you haven’t been in for your dog’s temperament test already, then it will be too late to schedule boarding for the holiday weekend – apologies, we really wish we could accommodate you! Current customers, we always keep a wait list available and will let you know if we get openings. Please reach out if you’d like to get on the list: staypetreservations@gmail.com.

Accepting New Clients

May 1, 2022

Summer is on its way, and we’re taking new clients! Get the process rolling by sending in your new customer application – temperament evaluations are booked 8-10 weeks out. When we receive your completed application, we’ll be sure to contact you to schedule an evaluation for your pup. Find the Owner Application under the Contact menu.

Returning Clients – Ease your pup back into time away from you

Mar 3, 2022

The past two pandemic years have affected many of the dogs returning to daycare and boarding. Separation anxiety and other stress behaviors are common. We are taking measures to ease them back into enjoying the doggy social scene. To that end, please check in with us to ascertain whether your pup needs a whole new behavioral evaluation or simply some half-day daycare visits to get back into the swing of things.

Schedule Well in Advance for New Dog Evaluations

May 14, 2021

Our temperament evaluations for new dogs are booked out 8-10 weeks. Submit your New Customer Application form to get your pup in time for your summer outings. We apologize for the wait and wish we could get to everyone in time. Get a jump on scheduling your 2022 evaluation by filling out the form at https://3dogsboardinganddaycare.com/application-daycare-boarding

See for Yourself

Dogs play, learn, socialize at our daycare facilities

And that's just what we offer at 3 Dogs Boarding & Daycare and Stay Pet Hotel. For everyone’s safety, we take great care to manage our guests’ excitement level and how they interact with each other. The goal is to group compatible guests together so that each day at doggy daycare is safe, fun, fulfilling.

We see benefits for dogs of all ages:

  • Daycare offers early socialization for pups, helping to prevent behavior issues as they grow up.
  • Daycare offers mature dogs ongoing socialization, exercise and mental stimulation, helping to prevent boredom, frustration and separation anxiety.
  • Daycare keeps your senior or special needs dog on schedule for medications and special diets while you’re at work.

There's more than meets the eye in a well-managed daycare: staff training, facility design, and activities selected to bring out the best in each furry guest. Just to point out a few features of our daycare:

  • Our staff is trained to manage behavior and play before tensions escalate.
  • We keep our reception area quiet, allowing only one dog at a time to enter or exit.
  • We carefully manage daily introductions, bringing one guest at a time into the daycare area.
  • We actively supervise play all day, engaging groups of compatible dogs in a mix of structured and unstructured activities.

Take advantage of our off-street parking when dropping off and picking up your pup.

  • Mental stimulation of our sturdy play equipment keeps your dog engaged.

  • Supervised play and social interactions keep your dog safe and at ease.

  • Climate-controlled indoor play areas are comfortable year round.

A Fresh Concept in Dog Boarding

Choose between cage-free boarding & private suites

You can choose between kennel-free boarding or a private suite, depending on your dog's personal needs. The kennel-free boarding areas are full of futons, cushy chairs and laps to sleep on. The private suites, located at Stay Pet Hotel, are furnished with cozy beds. They get plenty of natural light and are roomy enough for dog families to stay together. We keep these areas clean, peaceful and low stress for our guests. Suites are limited, so reserve early!

Our overnight guests enjoy access to all the same amenities as daycare pups. We believe it’s crucial for our boarders to have fresh air, social time, ample room to roam and the freedom to potty outdoors. To make this homey experience possible, we maintain a higher staff-to-guest ratio than most boarding facilities. We not only schedule more staff but, also, guarantee they’re physically on the premises and actively supervising our guests 24/7.

Both 3 Dogs Boarding & Daycare and Stay Pet Hotel maintain office hours seven days per week (except during the pandemic when 3 Dogs is closed closed for boarding). That means you needn’t miss your pup a single day longer than absolutely necessary! There is a set time frame for check in so that everyone gets acquainted and settled well before nighttime. Check out, on the other hand, is available any time during business hours.

Express Boarding Check in

We know that every minute counts when you're on your way to the airport or off on a road trip. Existing customersSpeed up your drop off by completing the Boarding Intake Form after your boarding reservation is confirmed. This form is for current customers who already have a confirmed boarding reservation.

No wasting time hunting around for street parking! You can count on our ample off-street customer parking.

Ready to find out more?

The dog lovers' approach to overnight boarding...

  • Is your dog comfortable around others? Choose kennel-free boarding at 3 Dogs or Stay Pet Hotel.

  • Does your dog prefer their own space? Opt for a private suite at Stay Pet Hotel.

  • For a staycation to remember, boarders enjoy full access to our spacious daycare facilities and trained staff who are on hand 24/7.

Convenience for You

Manage reservations online or with our mobile app

No more waiting for our office hours to make and change reservations!

Here we are in the Silicon Forest, and it seems only right to offer our wired customers the convenience and self-scheduling. We're excited to offer a secure customer portal as well as a mobile app by which to manage your account.

We'll always have office staff present during posted office hours. If you prefer using email and phone, please feel welcome to do so.

  • Easy-access scheduling enables you to make daycare reservations, request boarding and review your calendar at a glance.

  • 24/7 self-service through our customer portal. Or call/email office staff who are on hand during office hours.

  • Use the new 3 Dogs and Stay Pet Hotel mobile app for scheduling daycare or requesting boarding on the go!

Announcing!

Secure customer portal and mobile app for making reservations.

Need Help with Logistics?

Try Waggin' Wagon mobile daycare program

Time to jump on the wagon?

Waggin' Wagon Mobile Playgroups offer many benefits to you and your pup.

  • We come to your house and transport your pup to daycare. The ride is part of the fun.

  • Surprisingly affordable. Waggin' Wagon costs about the same as regular daycare.

  • Mobile playgroups help keep your dog busy, happy and out of mischief!

FAQ – General Questions

What should I do if my dog hasn't been to daycare and boarding for awhile?

COVID-19 has affected all of us in many different ways. Some of the changes have been positive and others less so. It's the same for our dogs. Over the last couple of years, we’ve seen many changes in the dogs as they return to a more “normal” social life. Separation anxiety is the most common change. Another is that some dogs are behind socially – they haven't learned how to play or interpret responses from other pups. It can be super frustrating not to understand or be understood.

Our goal has always been to provide a safe, comfortable and enjoyable space for your pups to be when they aren't with you. In dog years your pup has been out of the scene for a long time.

We want to set everyone up for success, especially your dog. Depending on how long since your last visit, we may need to start the process all over again with a new evaluation appointment or, possibly, just schedule a revisit day.

Some things that we take into consideration when that choice is made are the following:

  • How long has it been since my dog was there?
  • How old was my dog then vs. now?
  • What sort of socializing have they been doing with other dogs during that time?
  • Any behavior concerns or issues and what are they?
  • Have they spent any time away from you and, if so, how long and how did they do?

For the pup who hasn't been away from you for more than an hour or two in the last two years, spending a day at daycare could be very stressful. Some dogs have come back as if they had never left. However, for many, it’s been tough for the first couple of visits. Like yours, their world shrank dramatically for a period of time. This period of sheltering in place may have come at a pivotal time in their developmental process, leaving them ill-equipped for the highly social nature of boarding or daycare. Also, dogs change as they age; they may have become less patient with youngsters or less tolerant of larger group settings.

If you’re considering resuming boarding or daycare with us (YAY! We've missed you!), please plan ahead a few weeks if you can. We may need to ease your pup back into the routine before boarding for a week or more. Every dog is different!

As always, we will need proof of current vaccines, and your pup will need to be on effective flea prevention.

What kind of training does your staff have?

3 Dogs Boarding and Daycare and Stay Pet Hotel are owned and operated by Anne Graves and Mike Lauria. Anne is an experienced veterinary technician while Mike is a professional dog trainer. Mike has decades of experience managing cage-free boarding and daycare facilities.

Many of our staff members have prior experience in dog boarding and dog daycare facilities. Most are certified in Pet First Aid and CPR.

Is my pet always supervised while at 3 Dogs and Stay Pet Hotel?

Yes, we have plenty of staff supervising the play all day long, and we have staff on-site, awake and with the dogs 24-hours a day.

How do I go about having my dog evaluated and enrolled?

Simple: Contact us. We schedule all evaluations in advance, to ensure that we have sufficient time to introduce each dog into our group. We don’t like to rush the process. Generally, we schedule evaluations from early-to-late afternoon to avoid interruptions by incoming boarding and daycare dogs.

You can also start by filling out our application. We'll call you to schedule the evaluation.

What is the difference between “dog daycare” and “dog boarding?”

Dog daycare generally means that you’re leaving your dog for a period of time during the day: while your at work, taking a day trip, shopping, etc. You then pick your dog up by the end of that same day during our posted office hours.

Dog boarding simply means that you’re leaving your dog for one or more nights while on vacation, business trips, doing home renovations, etc.

How do you keep your facility clean?

One of the benefits of our unique, cage-free setup? Our staff needn't spend hours cleaning out kennels and dog runs. Instead, we immediately clean up any messes that are made while we’re supervising the groups of dogs.

In short, messes aren’t sitting for hours before being removed, which keeps our space sanitary and more odor-free than other facilities. We also do frequent, thorough cleanings of the facility. For the health of our guests and the planet, we always choose safe, environmentally friendly cleaning products.

All of the dog waste is stored in compostable bags until it’s picked up by the Green Pet Composting Company, where it is professionally composted.

COVID-19 Update:
Returning to Business As Usual on March 12


Beginning March 12, masks will no longer be required of anyone coming into the office per new state health guidelines. 

Stay Pet Hotel hours and services remain the same. Until further We're open for business during COVID-19notice, 3 Dogs Boarding & Daycare will be only open for daycare Mon.-Fri., 7 a.m.-7 p.m.

Drop-Off

Please one dog family in the office at a time for check in. Keep your dog securely leashed when handing them off to us. We take great care to introduce incoming guests one at a time. This practice enables us to give all of our guests a positive – not overwhelming – experience.

Also, please have all drop off items, such as food or medicine, ready to go.

Pick-Up

Come on into the office. A staff member will bring your dogs out. Any leftover food, medicine, etc. will be returned at this time.

New Client Evaluations

Both our 3 Dogs and Stay Pet Hotel locations offer new client evaluations. During high volume times, there is a $10 nonrefundable fee to secure your evaluation appointment. Please email or phone if you are interested in scheduling an appointment. Your first day of daycare is free!

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Ready to get started? Fill out our application. We'll contact you to schedule a temperament test.

3 Dogs Office Hours

Mon. - Fri.

Address: 5430 NE 42nd Ave, Portland, OR 97218

Phone: 503-206-3028

Stay Pet Office Hours

Mon. - Fri.
Sat. - Sun.

Address: 3606 NE Columbia Blvd. Portland, OR 97211

Phone: 503-288-7829

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