Camp Hook is a canine training facility.
Camp Hook is not a doggy daycare, spa, or resort.
Dogs who have been through the boot camp program come back to board and refresh their training--kind of a "reboot". While they are here sharpening their skills, they're also in integral part of the training of the current boot campers by demonstrating good manners and showing the "new kids" how things should be done.
Dogs who have not gone through boot camp are also welcome, and will socialize with other dogs and polish their manners while they're here.
The cost of the short term program is $20 per day, starting with the drop off day and including the pick up day.
I accept cash, PayPal, or credit card payment from first timers. There will be an extra charge to cover the card fee.
Due to some shockingly crooked folk (yes, I've been called naive), I no longer accept checks from first time boot camp or camper parents.
I've also been known to occasionally barter for services like construction, running water lines, hooking up electricity, heavy yard work, etc.
Returning campers may pay with cash, check, credit cards, firstborn children, livestock....
Every camper has ample daily playtime out of his kennel with compatible dogs, under our watchful eyes. For dogs that don't play well with others, we humans provide the entertainment while we teach them to get along. There are toys galore, and a large pool for warm weather.
Each kennel is shaded and water is replaced daily--more often in hot weather--the dogs don't want to drink warm water anymore than I do. Most love a dip in the pool or playing with the hose. The dogloos have cedar shavings all summer to discourage insect pests.
Don't worry about your dogs getting too cold in the winter--I won't let that happen. The dogloos are stuffed with straw in the cold months and the dogs make themselves a snug nest.
A dog makes it very clear when he's uncomfortable!
I keep 20 crates, mostly XL, set up in my shop, complete with blankets and comforters. When the nighttime temperatures dip too low or severe weather threatens, the dogs have a slumber party in the shop.
I also have jackets for dogs in cold, wet weather if they haven't brought one. You can't tell a dog he can't get out to play just because it's a little blustery for humans!
Hours of Operation:
9am-5pm for drop offs and pick ups, 7 days a week.
We are closed for drop offs and pick ups on these days:
New Year's Day
Current shots and kennel cough vaccine required. Please bring a hard copy of their shot records--the page that shows either when the last shots were given or the next ones are due is all I need, as long as the vet's name and phone number is on the page.
If your dog is taking medications, bring them bagged up with their name and instructions. Please bring Pill Pockets to make their (and my)life easier.
Bring your dog's food in a covered metal or plastic container to discourage critters from thinking this is Golden Corral. Please do not bag meals individually--I tweak amounts according to weather and activity level here.
We also provide horses, chickens, and other livestock to bark at for no extra charge!
"Can you keep a secret? I hid Rowdy's bone in my kennel!"
Leapin' lizards, Lily!
The address is 10829 Old Raleigh Wilson Rd., Middlesex, NC 27557.
Directions from Raleigh:
Take the beltline (440) to the new bypass, Hwy64/264 E/Rocky Mount. It will completely bypass Knightdale and all those traffic lights! Ride that bad boy all the way and it spits you out on Hwy 64.
To learn more about Camp Hook send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Or call 252-235-2545 but expect to leave a message--I'm probably outside playing with dogs.
You provide your dog's food, we provide the rest!
Buddy and the Princess Abigail Tsui enjoy a tug.
Big and small, everyone has a blast at Camp!
They provide their own silliness!
Greeting old friends at camp!
Wow! This kid is getting stronger!