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Lodging Services

All guests of the Lodge at Dogwood enjoy these amenities and complimentary services*:

Nail Trim (upon request)

Medication Administration 

Daily Individualized Enrichment (forest walks, 2.5 acres fenced private play, snuggles, games, and so on.)

Daily Photo Updates 

24hr/day ON-SITE Highly Qualified Professional Staff

Specialized Accommodations for Socially-Varied Guests

Individualized Comfort Measures 

Specialized Geriatric Care

Dedicated 1:1 Time

Real-Time GPS for Off-Site Activities (Whistle®, Fi®)

*Door to Door Pick-up and Return within Thurston Co.

Fully Licensed, Insured, and Bonded since 2003.

Overnight Lodging

We Make it Easy from the Word WOOF! 

On the first day of your dog's stay, the Lodge at Dogwood van will arrive promptly at a pre-arranged pick-up time, Monday or Thursday. 


In addition to collecting your dog or puppy, we'll want to pick up food, any medication, and a lovie/comfort item (please no beds or items bigger than a toaster). All forms are completed online prior to pick-up, making the process easy and flexible. 

At the end of his stay, we'll return him home cared for and well, along with remaining food, any medication, and personal items. 

All pick-ups and drop-offs take place on Monday and Thursday only.

Minimum 4 night charge.  

Long-stay rates available. 

Dogs 55lbs and under $89/nt

Dogs 56lbs and over $119/nt

Shuttle to the Lodge outside Thurston Co.  $40 (includes pickup and return)

Service area includes I-5 corridor from just south of Olympia, to Northgate in Seattle.   

(for a word about pricing, please see below

He's a Real Handful

Thats one of our specialties! Our exceptionally-qualified staff each possess specialized credentials and qualifications in behavior and training suited to care just as well for the couch potato as those with reactivities, separation anxiety, and other behavioral challenges. Shouty dog? We got this. Adolescent ? Sign us up. Nervous about being at theLodge? We LOVE to hang with you. It's all part of the basic lodging rate. If you have a special case or questions, please ask

Comfort & Wellness

Northwest Canine retains a Licensed Veterinary Technician on staff around the clock, making us a unique answer for those needing lodging  during a medically-fragile time, or for those with chronic conditions. We are also able to quickly and expertly address any urgent medical need that may arise during a guest's stay. Prices for medical care may vary from complimentary service depending on procedures. Please contact us directly to discuss special needs.

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A Word About Rates

"You may think our rates seem a bit higher than other options you may have considered, depending on location. We also don't offer discounts or sales or deals.

We are not trainers, but professional clinical-style behaviorists carrying a recent CCS certificate. Our credentials, years of experience, vetting, and reputation, speak for themselves, and we insist on providing a living and decent wage for our staff reflective of their expertise and hard work. We acknowledge this proudly to our clientele, and don't rely on outside sources to compensate our valuable Team members. 

That means professional prices, and never reaching for clients; the right clientele find us, and we are there with consistently exemplary service for over 20 years. 

Northwest Canine is founded on old-school work ethic with new-school skills, activism, and company leadership, and we feel truly fortunate to have a stellar team like ours.

Thank you for supporting small business providing living pay for excellent work."

~Cristine Dahl

Founder (2003)/Owner, Northwest Canine

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