The team at DogMa is passionate about pups! We are a group of dog-kissing friends with Wisconsin roots who are deeply tied to local rescue, fostering canines, and raising pets of our own. Our lives have been and continue to be enriched by our relationship with animals. Our beds are never empty and our hearts are always full.
Our mission at DogMa is to ensure your furry family members are comfortable, thriving and having fun while you travel. Whether it’s an extended vacation overseas or a simple day trip, one of our DogMas will make sure your dog is well-cared for so that you can relax and enjoy your time away. We customize care for each individual animal based on his/her daily routine, activity level, play pal preferences, environmental likes/dislikes etc. You’ll receive text PUPdates with photos and videos so that you know your pooch is livin’ it up while you’re away. Bringing together professionalism, intuition, decades of handling experience plus motherly/fatherly love - the DogMas are committed to providing exceptional care for your pets. Our philosophy on care/training is rooted in relationship-building, compassion & choice, force-free methods of communication and science-based techniques only.
Reach out to us to chat further about what your dog’s experience will be like boarding with a DogMa!
Meet the Mutts
If the pups ain't happy, you ain't happy.
Insured & Bonded
Welcome to Doggy by Nature.
This is the hiking side of our business; a lifestyle program for your companion animals.
We offer daily group hikes on the trails of our two private farms (Madison & Belleville).
Craig Michaels (Owner, Doggy by Nature) is a Wisconsin boy with a deep love for animals. He’s been hiking/training dogs all over the country since 2006 (Los Angeles, D.C., Austin & Madison). His connection with dogs is apparent the moment you meet him - watch him work and you’ll see the ever-present, natural bond the dogs have with him. Craig blends patience, trust-building, intuition and 15 years of positive-reinforcement-training experience to create a safe and loving environment for your pup.
Our Hike x Train program serves as an alternative to traditional kennel daycare. It is designed to connect your dog to nature through off-leash exploration, supervised socialization, plenty of playtime enrichment and structured training exercises. Each of our hikers has the freedom to express their individuality.
Hiking Trainers: Craig Michaels, Lindsey Decker & Ryan Koglin
• Farm Hikes - $35/each (pick-up & drop-off included)
• Dogs must hike a minimum of 3x/week
• Package pricing available for multi-dog households
Insured & Bonded
2021 Rates, effective 1/1/21
*Rates listed are for 1 dog per household.
*Contact us for family rates with multiple dogs.
* Holiday stays are non-refundable unless the stay is cancelled 2+ weeks in advance
In-OUR-Home Boarding - $50/day (check-out by 11:00, just like a hotel)
We are a Bark B&B. Yes, your dog can sleep in bed with us!
Your pup stays with one of our DogMas. Each of our homes has a slightly different environment, so we are thoughtful in pairing your pup with the DogMa who will best meet his/her needs.
In-YOUR-Home OR Solo Boarding - $65/day (check-out by 11:00, just like a hotel)
Does your pup prefer the comfort of his/her own home? No worries! One of our DogMas will shack up with your pup in your home.
Perfect for pups who are older, anxious and/or reactive to other dogs.
We can also accommodate your pup flying solo in one of our staff homes.
Express Walk & Compassion Care - $25/visit
Working late at the office? Out of the house on the weekend a bit longer than your dog can tolerate? No problem. We offer mid-day potty breaks or mealtimes visits. Snuggles included.
We service kitties, chickens and all your other furry/feathered family members as well.
Peace-of-mind visit for your aging/ill pets. Snuggle time, medication administration, potty break. We will customize care based on your dog’s individual needs.
Day Boarding - $30/day (up to 9 hours during normal business hours)
Supervised playcare in a loving DogMa home.
Small group setting for your pup to thrive. Your DogMa will offer plenty of exercise, enrichment and nap time daily. Perfect for your long days in the office or when you just want to take a day trip to Chicago. We've got you covered 7 days/week.
$10 transportation fee if you need pick-up/drop-off for your pup
PETicures - $25/each
We are happy to tidy-up your dog's nails as an add-on to any of our boarding/walking services.
Hike x Train - $35/each (pick-up / drop-off included) *All dogs must hike a minimum of 3x/week
Groups hikes on one of our two private farms (Madison & Belleville). The perfect alternative to traditional kennel daycare.
Package pricing available for multi-dog households.
Wedding Wranger - $100/hr per DogMa (1 handler/dog required)
Our team of professional handlers will transport your pup to your wedding, make sure photos go smoothly and then swiftly exit with your pup so you can continue to enjoy your special day!
We'll brush you pup, straighten bow ties and flower collars, and make sure he/she is looking at the camera.
Additional transportation fee for venues outside of the greater Madison area.
ADDRESS: MADISON, WISCONSIN 53718
TEL: 608.712.6552 |