Services and Rates
South Hound's "Bark and Ride" dog adventure taxi service is your dog's answer to socialization, interaction, exercise, and mental stimulation during the times you might be at your busiest. Your dog is picked up from your home, office, or even hotel between the hours of 9am and 11am and taken with up to 8 of their new best friends to a privately owned play space, tucked away in a beautiful natural setting surrounded by the farmlands of Olympia.
For the next 2 to 2.5 hours, dogs are given the freedom to explore trails and wag tails off leash under the supervision of a trained professional pack leader. Don't forget to pack some of your dog's favorite treats, as during their play we practice important doggy manners such as "sit", "wait/stay," and "come" using only positive reinforcement training techniques. We have access to fresh running water, so when it's time to leave everyone who needs a rinse can get freshened up before returning home. Towel dried and tired out, your dog is dropped back off between the hours of 2pm and 4pm, and can join the fun 5 days a week!
Let's shake paws
Meet and Greet!
Before any dog joins the pack, we schedule a FREE meet and greet with both you (the owner) and your dog to get to know each other and make sure they'll be happy and comfortable in our group. We welcome dogs of all sizes into the same play group, so in order to make sure nobody gets overwhelmed, we first come to your home or office for our initial evaluation. We'll go over your dog's history and any questions or concerns you may have, and then depending on our waitlist, we may have your dog join us within the week!
Vaccinations and Health
* Up to date Rabies
* Up to date DHLPPC
* Spayed or neutered by 8 months of age
*Comfortable with up to 2.5 hours of activity
We strongly encourage a flea and tick treatment, ask your vet for their suggestion of the brand right for you!
Temperament and History
*Must be friendly and comfortable with other dogs in a group setting
*Must demonstrate reliable recall: no flight risks, tendencies to ignore coming when called, or playing "keep away" when approached
*No aggression towards dogs of any age or people
*Must be comfortable loading into a car/kennel
*No excessive humping
*No food/resource guarding (we don't bring toys, but sticks are nature's chewies)
(While rare, we do reserve the right to turn away a dog if their behavior is too disruptive or risky)
Your Dog's Answer to The Average!
Picked up from your home or office, given hours of supervised play time with a small group of friends, and returned to you tongue-out tired. Let South Hound be your dog's favorite midday meeting.
Is your dog tired of Zoom meetings?
Let's do zoomies instead!
Buy "Bark and Ride" packages, update your pet's information, upload vaccination records, request schedule changes, and more!
.Your packages don't expire, but space per group IS limited! Please note that due to demand, requested days may not always be available.
$30 for a single dog's drop in adventure! $25 for an additional dog living in the same household.
5 Day Package
$145 for a single dog's 5 day package. $120 for an additional dog living in the same house.
10 Day Package
Treat your dog to 10 adventure days! $270 for an additional dog living in the same household.
15 Day Package
$405 for 15 days of adventure outings. $390 for an additional dog living in the same household.
20 Day Package
Our best deal! $26 per adventure outing. $500 for an additional dog from the same household.
"Haley is amazing! I've had the privilege of having her take my dog on hikes with a group and having her spend 1 on 1 time with my dog in my home. She really understands dogs, their behaviors, breed traits, and is professional and prompt in her communication. We're very happy to have found them."
"I love South Hound! Haley is AMAZING- she makes a point of sending pictures of their hiking adventures, and my dog always returns happy and tired- there's nothing better than that! The convenience is one of the best parts, they pick up and drop off your dog. She has a love and passion for what they do and that's reflected in the great care each pet receives. I can't say enough about how wonderful South Hound is!"
"South Hound is the best. They comes to your door to get your pooch and return them tired and happy. The service is prompt, courteous, reasonably priced, and most importantly ensures the health and safety of your pet. I recommend this service 100% and trust them completely with my "kids."
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