Enrollment Requirements

We want your dog to have fun at North Shore Dog, but we also want everyone to be safe. That’s why we require proof of vaccinations, a behavioral evaluation and a trial day for all new dogs.


If you are considering us for either Daycare or Boarding, please make sure your pet meets our basic requirements:

  • All dogs or cats must be at least 3 months old

  • All dogs & cats over 7 months old must be spayed or neutered (no exceptions)

  • Required vaccinations for dogs: Rabies, Distemper/Parvo & Kennel Cough* (we accept titers for Distemper/Parvo)

  • For Cats: FVRCP

*Kennel Cough – We require all dogs to be vaccinated for kennel cough (bordatella) annually. It can take 14 days for the vaccine to become effective. During that time, your dog cannot visit with us.

Enrollment puppy

“We love North Shore Dog! Our girl has been going there since she was a puppy! The new owners are our good friends and they LOVE dogs! The staff is amazing!"​

- Allison

"I take my lab mix there every week. She knows what days she is going and gets very excited to get in the car. Met the new owner today. Seems very nice."

- Steve, Zoey's owner


Behavioral Evaluation

All dogs must complete a behavioral evaluation before any daycare or boarding stay. During the evaluation, we will be able to confirm that your dog has acceptable play & socialization skills and that they are able to take basic direction from the North Shore Dog staff.


Trial Day (Free!)

Once your dog has passed their evaluation they will be asked to complete a free trial day. This can be done the same day as the eval. A trial day gives your dog more time to settle-in, and it provides us the opportunity to get to know your dog more closely.

We are committed to providing a safe and fun environment for all dogs.

Get started!

Take a Peek

View our video to see our clients at play, rest or
enjoying the Spa treatment.

Or watch our LIVE webcams!

Whether your dog is visiting for daycare or boarding, you can see them in one of our four playrooms…
The Boardwalk
The Harbor
The Dunes
The Tidepool




​SATURDAY 10am-5pm

SUNDAY  11am-5pm


North Shore Dog
139 Endicott St
Danvers, MA 01923
(located in the rear of the Endicott Plaza - Behind Market Basket)

Email: play@nsdog.com
T: (978) 777-1428
F: (978) 777-1429



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