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Thank you for your interest in South Paw Acres!

We have a double interview process that must be completed before we will schedule any daycare or boarding appointments.

Is Your Dog...

  • Four months old or older?

  • Spayed or neutered?

  • Current on all vaccinations?

  • Social with other dogs and people? (How social is my dog?)

  • Free of excessive anxiety?

  • Non-aggressive about toys or food?

  • Free of parasites / in overall good health?

  • Comfortable around strangers?

  • Non-anxious when left alone?

  • Micro-chipped? (recommended)*


The first interview with you and your dog takes about a half hour, costs $12.00, and comes with a free day of doggy daycare (second interview), which will be scheduled for a day other than the day of the first interview. You will get a full tour, and see your dog meet and greet some of the SPA family!

Paperwork to Complete Before Your Interview:

  • Read and review the FAQ page for important information!

  • Fill out and send us this > Boarding Agreement form

  • Complete your Registration

  • Send us Current Vaccine Records including Rabies, DHLPP, and Bordetella. All dogs must be current on vaccinations required by the City of Columbia, and show proof of administration with expiration dates at the time of the interview. Inoculations must be administered at least 7 days prior to boarding to be fully effective.

  • Send us Proof of a Negative Fecal Test within the past year

  • In addition, all dogs must be on a flea & tick preventative and be free of parasites to participate at SPA.

  • Email all paperwork to:

Once we've received your paperwork, one of our staff members will contact you to set up your interview!


We look forward to meeting you and your furry friend!

*All canine guests of South Paw Acres are requested to be micro-chipped, at the suggestion of the Missouri Department of Agriculture, for emergency identification purposes. If your dog(s) is not yet micro-chipped, please visit with your vet about having this service performed in the near future.