What are your hours of operation?

Happy Dog Inn is open 365 days a year, from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm. Drop-off and Pick Up hours are from 7:00 am until 4:00 pm, except on major holidays.

What do I need to bring with me when I am dropping off my dog?

You can bring beds, blankets, and toys.  Feel free to bring anything that will make your dog more comfortable in his/her room.  You do not need to bring bowls.  We have stainless steel, non-skid, slow-feed, and plastic bowls so we can accommodate any special dining needs.  At no extra charge, we can offer bedding, blankets, toys, and treats if you do not wish to provide your own.  If it is your dog’s first stay, please bring a copy of his/her current shot records from your vet, and we highly recommended the Canine Influenza Vaccine.

Can I tour Happy Dog Inn before I leave my dog with you?

Yes, you can stop in without an appointment any day between 10:00 am and 3:00 pm. One of our professional staff will be happy to walk you through and answer any of your questions.  You are welcome to bring your dog as well, as long as you bring a copy of his/her current shot records.

Our vaccination requirements.

Please bring the records from your veterinarian that shows your pet(s) have had each of these vaccinations and that they are up-to-date:
• Rabies
• Canine Influenza Vaccine – We highly recommend but do not require this vaccine.
• Distemper
• Parvo virus
• Bordetella – This vaccine must be in the dog’s system for at least 5 days prior to boarding.

What if I need to drop off/pick up my dog on major holiday?

On major holidays, our hours are from 7:00 am to 2:00 pm. Major holidays include Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Years Eve, New Years Day, Easter Sunday, Independence Day, Memorial Day, and Thanksgiving.

What does our dog eat while staying at Happy Dog Inn?

We have consulted with veterinarians to guarantee we are feeding your pets the highest quality pet food available. Most full grown dogs are given Purina One Chicken and Rice. If you would like to provide your own pet food, you may do so at no additional cost. Since puppies have different nutritional needs than full grown dogs, they require their own food to be brought from home during their stay at Happy Dog Inn.

Do you require all dogs to be updated on their vaccinations?

In order to insure the health and safety of all of our visitors, each guest must meet our published vaccinations standards before admittance. Pets requiring vaccination updates must have the vaccinations administered no less than five days before admittance. Individual circumstances may be considered with written documentation from a veterinarian. Titers are accepted with proper documentation. 

Happy Dog Inn

3219 Russell Rd (CR 209)
Green Cove Springs, Florida 32043
Phone: (904) 284-3113
Fax: (904) 531-9268
Email: info@happydoginn.com


  • Open every day of the year from 7:00am to 5:00pm.
  • Drop off and pick up are from 7:00am to 4:00pm
  • Drop off and pick up on major holidays are from 7:00 am to 1:00 pm..
  • Tours are every day between the hours of 10:00 am and 3:00 pm, except on major holidays. Tours on major holidays are only offered between the hours of 10:00 am and 12:00 pm. No appointment is necessary.

Major Holidays Include:

New Year’s Day
Easter Sunday
Memorial Day
Christmas Eve
Christmas Day