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Unpaid & Paid Appointments Report

You can now see all your unpaid and paid appointments in a convenient report.

Extra Pet on New Client Form

Your clients can now import up to three pets instead of just two.

Employee Shifts with Lunch Breaks

Here's how you create an employee shift with an unpaid lunch break.

Owner Address Labels

You can now print off owner address labels for your doggie daycare.

Paid Appointment Feature

You can now mark appointments as paid or unpaid.

Overnight Boarding Kennel Profit Forecasting Spreadsheet

If you're looking for a way to forecast the potential profit of your future or current boarding kennel, use this spreadsheet.

Dog Daycare Business Profit Forecasting Excel Spreadsheet

If you're thinking about starting a doggie daycare and need a way to forecast your future earnings, try this spreadsheet!

New Feature: Appointment Cost Field

DoggieDashboard appointments will soon have a "cost" field that will help you forecast earnings.

Vets & Associated Pets Report

This report is great for seeing which of your pets go to the same vet.

Certificate of Awesomeness

Use this fun certificate at your pet business!

Owner Financial Reports

You can now print PDF financial reports for your clients.

Mass Printing Invoices

You can now mass print invoices in DoggieDashboard.

Easy Document Sending

You can now email documents directly to pet owners.

Ending Recurring Appointments Feature

Use this feature to see which recurring appointments are finishing shortly.

Pet and Client Growth Graphs

Use these two new graph reports to see your month-over-month business growth

Extra Employee Fields

You can now save three custom fields in employee profiles.

Emergency Contact Report

Print this report out and keep it on hand for quick reference.

Pet Owner Missing Email Report

This report shows all your pet owners that don't have an email on file.

Active Invoices Report

Use this report to keep track of how many unpaid invoices you have out there.

Unfixed Pets Report

Use this report to keep track of pets that need to get fixed.

Group & Private Pet Training Software Module

Here's an overview of the new DoggieDashboard Group & Private Training Module.

Pet Feeding & Medication Cards

Here's a brand new PDF that you can print out using DoggieDashboard!

Completed Check-Ins by Owner Invoicing Report

Here's a great report for invoicing your clients based on completed check-ins during a certain timeframe.

Inactive Pets Reports

You can now see which pets have been inactive for three and six months.

Removing Duplicates from your Family Vet Clinic Dropdown

Here's how you remove duplicates from your dropdown list.

Overlapping Kennel Appointments

Here's an explanation of how DoggieDashboard's kennel overbook feature works.

Additional Customizable Owner Messages

You can now save more owner messages in your DoggieDashboard profile.

Creating To-Do Lists

DoggieDashboard's newest feature gives you a super simple way to create to-do lists for employees.

Daily Appointment Count Graph

If you're looking for a way to visualize your daily appointment counts at your doggie daycare, this report is for you.

Pet Boarding Kennel Occupancy Report

This report shows you a visualization of how many kennels your business is using over time.

Daily Pet Feeding & Medication Report

If you're looking for an easy to print food and medication report for your daily appointments, this is it!

Client Revenue by Transaction Category Report

This report helps you see how much you're earning from each client, based on the transaction category.

How to Deactivate Your Appointment Request Page

DoggieDashboard's appointment request page gives your clients an easy way to get in touch.

Doggie Daycare Printable PDF Gift Certificates

DoggieDashboard now offers printable gift certificates for your doggie daycare, boarding kennel, and grooming business.

Pet Sibling Appointment KennelCards

DoggieDashboard now offers simplified KennelCards for pet sibling appointments.

Color-Coded Appointment Types

You can now set the background colors for single-day appointments.

View Appointments by Pet or by Owner

You can now sort appointments by pet and by owner.

Pet & Client Document Management Software for Dog Daycares

Running a doggie daycare or boarding facility means storing pet and client documents. DoggieDashboard has you covered!

Dog Daycare Pet Vaccine Expiration Monitoring Software

DoggieDashboard's online software gives you an easy way to monitor and track pet vaccines to make sure that they are not expired.

Dog Training Class Course Printable Attendance Forms

DoggieDashboard now provides easy-to-use printable class attendance forms.

Custom Calendar Background Color for Group Training

You can now select the color of background you want for your training appointments.

Here's How to Send Pet Picture Updates to Your Clients

DoggieDashboard now lets you send out picture updates to your doggie daycare clients.

Online Appointment Request & Booking Form for Dog Daycares

DoggieDashboard's online appointment request and booking form gives your clients as easy way to request appointments.

Hybrid Appointment Calendar

You can now see both standard and kennel appointments on the same calendar.

DoggieDashboard Grooming Cards

You can now create grooming cards using DoggieDashboard

DoggieDashboard Holiday Cards

You can now create holiday cards with DoggieDashboard!

Homepage Calendar Options

You can now decide which calendar you want to see on the homepage.

Customizable KennelCards

You can now customize what information is shown on your DoggieDashboard KennelCards.

Blackout Date Changes

Blackout dates are now only visibly represented, but you can still create appointments on those days.

Tax Identification Numbers in Receipts

You can now include VAT numbers in receipts.

Training Courses in Pet Profile View

You can now see pet training courses in their profile.

Appointment Filtering View

You can quickly filter appointments using the new filter view.

Multi-User Logins for DoggieDashboard

DoggieDashboard now gives you the ability to have two logins per account.

DoggieDashboard Account Activity History & Sent Email History

DoggieDashboard stores the last 30 days of activity.

Pets with Missing Vaccines Report

You can now quickly see which pets are missing required vaccines.

Customizable Appointment Types and Calendar Icons

You can now add custom icons to the DoggieDashboard calendar.

Complete Pet Appointment History

You can now easily scroll through a pet's entire appointment history.

Customizable Placeholder Appointments & Grooming Slots

You can now customize the name of placeholder appointments.

Employee Calendar Notes

You can now save notes on the employee calendar.

UK-Style Dog Daycare & Boarding Kennel Register

DoggieDashboard now has a pre-made PDF report for your UK Register needs. Enjoy!

Online Pet Birthday Card Generator & Pet Birthday Card Template

DoggieDashboard gives small businesses the ability to easily create online pet birthday cards. Free template included.

Online Pet Sympathy Card Generator & Pet Sympathy Card Template

DoggieDashboard gives you the ability to create printable PDF pet sympathy cards for when a client's pet passes away.

5 Reasons to use Free Online Dog Training Software

DoggieDashboard is 100% free online dog training software. It's free for trainers with less than 10 clients. Once you pass 10 clients, it's only $25/month.

DoggieDashboard Certificates of Completion

You can now print certificates of completion from directly inside DoggieDashboard

DoggieDashboard Pet Sympathy Cards

You can now create pet sympathy cards directly from DoggieDashboard.

Using Doggie Daycare & Boarding Kennel Pet Birthday Cards for Marketing

Pet birthday cards are a great marketing tool for dog daycares and pet boarding businesses. Here's how to use them.

DoggieDashboard Picture Messaging

You can now send and receive picture messages directly from DoggieDashboard.

DoggieDashboard Pet Birthday Cards

You can now send birthday cards to your clients directly from your DoggieDashboard account.

Fully Customizable Pet Report Cards

You can now fully customize the pet report cards in DoggieDashboard.

DoggieDashboard Text Message Appointment Reminders

You can now send text message reminders to your clients with a couple clicks.

QuickBooks Financials Exporter

DoggieDashboard now let your export files in a pre-approved QuickBooks format.

Customizable Questions on New Client Registration Form

You can now add customized questions to your new client registration form.

New Appointment Confirmation Format

The emails will be more descriptive and less repetitive.

Transaction Category Financials Report (Useful for Coronavirus Cancelations)

This new report makes viewing revenue and expense categories much easier.

Saving Financials with Check-Ins

If you're a business that utilizes DoggieDashboard Check-Ins, this new feature will make your life easier.

Adding Redeemable Passes on the Fly

You can now add redeemable passes on the fly.

New Client Registration Form

Here's how to use DoggieDashboard's New Client Registration Form.

Getting Started with DoggieDashboard

If you're a new DoggieDashboard user, here are some simple steps to getting started.

Email History Files

DoggieDashboard will soon keep a record of all emails sent so you can look back at past emails.

2020 DoggieDashboard Spring Cleaning

There will be a short pause in new features as the underlying software is upgraded.

DoggieDashboard Custom Invoice Lines

With Custom Invoice Lines, you can now create one-off invoice items for your invoices, without having to save them first.

DoggieDashboard Calendar Notes & Waiting Lists

If you need to save waiting lists or reminders, the DoggieDashboard calendar note feature is perfect for you.

Mass Emails for Expired Vaccines

DoggieDashboard makes it easy to send mass emails to pet owners about expired vaccines.

Improved Pet Taxi Feature

DoggieDashboard's pet taxi feature now lets you be more precise with your taxi needs.

Weekly Calendar Added to Employee Shift Calendar

DoggieDashboard's employee shift calendar got a little update.

DoggieDashboard Account History Files

DoggieDashboard saves two weeks of past account actions to help users remember when they changed something.

'Transaction Category' added to Financials

DoggieDashboard now helps you save more granular financial records.

Addition of Family Vet Clinic & Additional Phone

DoggieDashboard now has a family vet clinic option for pet owners.

DoggieDashboard Recurring Appointments Feature

The recurring appointments feature just got a makeover and it's much better than the prior version.

Here's Why Overnight Boarding Appointments Cannot Recur Daily

DoggieDashboard doesn't let you recur a weekly appointment every day, here's why.

Removal of Empty Fields in Pet Profiles

To make DoggieDashboard pet profiles cleaner, empty fields will no longer show up.

Invoice Item Breakdown Report

DoggieDashboard's newest report breaks down your invoices into unique invoice items.

Blackout Dates Showing on Calendar

DoggieDashboard's Blackout Date feature will now show up on the homepage calendar.

DoggieDashboard Free Pet Limits Ending January 1, 2020

DoggieDashboard Free (2017 version) is no longer being maintained.

Kennel Calendar vs Regular Calendar

Here's a simple explanation of why DoggieDashboard has two separate calendars.

DoggieDashboard Pet Alert Messages

This feature of DoggieDashboard lets you mark pets with specific alert messages.

DoggieDashboard Training Module

DoggieDashboard's newest feature lets you create training courses for up to 20 pets.

New Client Registration Form Instructions

When using the DoggieDashboard new client form, you can include a client waiver for customers to download.

Pet Name Highlighting Feature

DoggieDashboard highlights pet names in different colors depending on certain variables.

Color-Coding for the Kennel Calendar

What do you think of this potential new color coding scheme for the kennel calendar?

Free Dog Daycare & Boarding Kennel Client Registration and Pet Intake Form

When you sign up for DoggieDashboard, we automatically create personalized pet intake forms for your business.

Are Doggie Daycares and Kennels Profitable? How to Calculate Pet Business Profitability

Thinking about opening a doggie daycare and wondering how much profit you can expect to make? Here's how to get started.

100 Catchy and Creative Pet Walking Business Names

If you're looking for a unique business name for your pet walking business, here are 100 catchy names to get you started.

Five Steps of Starting a Pet Taxi and Pickup Business

If you're looking at starting a pet taxi and pickup business, here are four steps to get you started in the correct direction.

The Five First Steps of Starting a Doggie Daycare and Boarding Business

In this five-part series, we're going to go over the basic steps to starting a doggie daycare and boarding business. This will get you on the way to starting yours.

20+ Common Dog Daycare & Sitter Pricing Questions & Answers

If you're wondering how much to charge for overnight boarding, pet sitting, or 30-minute walks, these answers should give you a place to start.

Automated Pet Vaccine Expiration Reminder Software

If you're the owner of a pet daycare or boarding business, you know the importance of keeping pet vaccines in order.

Upcoming Features for DoggieDashboard in 2019

Lots of features are in the pipeline. Here are a few.

DoggieDashboard Free Pet and Owner Limit Reductions

In order to keep developing DoggieDashboard, the original free app is getting a reduction is pet limits.

The 10 Pros and Cons of Owning a Dog Daycare & Kennel Boarding Business

Owing a dog kennel is the dream of many people. Some make it a reality, but it isn't all rainbows and cupcakes, it's hard work.

Three Ways Posting Doggie Daycare Pictures on Facebook Helps Your Biz

If your doggie daycare isn't posting daily pictures to your Facebook feed, you're missing out on a great marketing tool.

Three Ways to Use Email Marketing to Advertise Your Boarding Kennel

Email marketing is a great way to get more clients in the door at your boarding kennel. Here are three simple way to get started.

Five Must-Have Elements for Your Doggie Daycare Website

If you're building your doggie daycare's website, make sure you have these items on your homepage for easy usage.

How to Build a Customer Radius Map for Your Doggie Daycare and Kennel

Your customer radius is a simple marketing tool to figure out where most of your customers are coming from. You can use these for marketing purposes.

Three Print Advertising Options for Pet Daycares and Dog Kennels

Despite what you might think, print advertising is alive in well. Here are three good advertising advertising options for your business.

Four Tips for Increasing Your Doggie Daycare & Kennel's Recurring Revenue

Monthly Recurring Revenue (MRR) is one of the best things that a small business owner can work towards.

Four Simple Ways to Increase Holiday Boarding at Your Pet Daycare & Kennel

With the holiday season fast approaching, it's time to start cashing in on those long-term holiday pet boarders. Here's how!

Pet View Options: List View vs Picture View

DoggieDashboard gives businesses the ability to select their preferred view options. Here are the pet view options.

Upcoming Changes to Free Monthly Maximums

DoggieDashboard Free is still free, but it won't allow unlimited pet and owner creation.

New Redeemable Pass System for DoggieDashboard

The current redeemable pass system for DoggieDashboard is outdated. It's time to start from scratch.

Upcoming Changes for New Appointments Calendar

DoggieDashboard's appointment calendar is getting a major makeover. Here are the changes.

Upcoming changes to DoggieDashboard Invoices

DoggieDashboard invoices will be getting a major facelift. Here's what's happening.

How to Calculate the Break-Even Point for Your Doggie Daycare

The breakeven point of a business is when you start making a profit after paying off your expenses. Here's how to find yours.

Setting the Calendar Start Date for DoggieDashboard

When using DoggieDashboard, you can decide to have the calendar start with Monday or with Sunday.

Business Spotlight : Indy's Dogs in Indianapolis, IN

In today's DoggieDashboard Business Spotlight, we feature Indy's Dogs from Indianapolis, Indiana.

How to Use Facebook Post Scheduling Tool at your Doggie Daycare

Facebook's new post scheduling tool is great for planning future promotional posts for your doggie daycare. Here's how to use it.

Business Spotlight : Kaehla's Kritters in Virginia Beach, VA

In today's DoggieDashboard Business Spotlight we feature Kaehla's Kritters from Virginia Beach, Virginia.

3 Ways Facebook Messenger can Benefit your Doggie Daycare

Facebook Messenger is a great tool when it comes to communicating with your daycare clients. Here are three easy ways to use it at your pet hotel.

Business Spotlight: Sneary's Grooming in Lima, OH

In today's DoggieDashboard Business Spotlight we feature Sneary's Grooming from Lima, Ohio.

5 Steps for Starting a Doggie Daycare or Pet Boarding Hotel

Starting a doggie daycare can be an rather daunting task. However, as they say, one step at a time. We'll break down the steps so you can get started.

Business Spotlight : Eagle K-9 Academy in Bethany, CT

In this week's DoggieDashboard Business Spotlight, we feature Eagle K-9 Academy from Bethany, Connecticut.

4 Must-Have Sections When Building Your Doggie Daycare Website

When you decide to start building a website for your doggie daycare, here are four must-have features that you can't go without.

3 Ways to Use Email Marketing for your Doggie Daycare

Running a doggie daycare or boarding kennel is a full-time job. Leverage email marketing to start generating more clients and bringing back old clients.

5 Tips for Starting a Refer a Friend Program for Your Doggie Daycare

Refer a friend programs are a great way to get your current doggie daycare clients to bring in their friends. Here's how to start one.

5 Simple Ways to Grow Your Dog Boarding and Kennel Business

Owning a doggie daycare is a hard business. Here are 5 ways to help grow your business.

How to Start a Doggie Daycare From Home

Starting a doggie daycare from your home is a great way to make money. Here's how to do it.

How to Use Instagram for Pet Daycare Marketing

If you're the owner of a doggie daycare, you're probably wondered how to use Instagram to market your business. Here's how.

6 Advertising Strategies to Get More Doggie Daycare Customers

Getting new customers for your doggie daycare is hard work. Here are some tips to start getting more clients in your doors.

5 Best Locations for Starting a Doggie Daycare Business

Starting a doggie daycare depends a lot on your location. Here are 5 great starting points.

4 Social Media Marketing Tips for Dog Daycares & Boarders

If you're a dog daycare looking to increase your social media presence, here are four simple tips to get started.

4 New Years Resolutions for Doggie Daycare Owners

Welcome to 2018! Let's make this a great year for doggie daycare owners!

3 Steps for Choosing a Doggie Daycare Name

Choosing a name for your doggie daycare could be the difference between success and failure.

3 Questions to Ask Before Starting a Doggie Daycare

Thinking of starting a doggie daycare? Here are 3 questions to ask yourself before you start.

3 Benefits of Using Free Kennel Management Software

Using kennel management software is a great way to keep track of your clients and their pets.