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How Does Your Dog Spend Its Day?

Meet Zeke Hayes, Zeke is one of our regular Dog  Day Care Guests at Oxford Pet Resort & Spa. He loves to get into the drinking water bucket. Zeke is black lab and he is 2 years old and weighs 54 pounds, his sister is five years of age and her name is Chutzpah, she prefers the doggie pool!

Why don’t you come and visit us and check out how much fun our daycare dogs have, I am sure Zeke will share the water with your pooch.


Our Daycare Program, designed by Niki Tudge, limits the number of participants and matches dogs based on age, physical activity and personality traits. In addition, dogs less than 20 pounds have their own “Small Paws” daycare in a separate, specialized environment. Our resort dog playgroup sizes are a maximum of five to ensure we can effectively supervise your dog’s play and guarantee all dog interactions remain polite and stress free while giving them many opportunities to interact safely with their canine buddies.

Need Help With a Canine Escape Artist?

Your dog may be escaping because they are bored and lonely.

Some of the reasons dogs look to escape their environment

  • They are left alone for long periods of time without opportunities for interaction with people or other pets
  • Their environment is relatively barren, without playmates or toys.
  • They are a puppy or adolescent and are not getting enough exercise or a suitable  outlet for their energy.
  • They are a  particularly active type of dog (like the herding or sporting breeds) that need a job in order to stay happy.
  • The places they go when they escape provide mental  interaction and other fun things to do.


  • Walk your dog daily. It is good exercise for both of you.
  • Teach your dog to fetch a ball or Frisbee and practice with them as often as possible.
  • Teach your dog a few  tricks and practice with them so they have lots of  mental stimulation.
  • Take a DogSmith Dog Training  obedience class with your dog and practice daily what you have learned.
  • Provide interesting and interactive  toys to keep your dog busy when you are not home.
  • Keep your dog inside when you are unable to supervise them.
  • If you work very long hours then take your dog to a  well managed and safe  doggy  day care group or schedule a daily dog romp or lunch or dinner break for your pet.

If you meet your pets mental and physical needs then there will be no reason for them to escape. Keep your pet safe!

Call your local DogSmith and talk to them today about their pet care programs. The DogSmith is affordable and helps your pets become family