Guidelines for Dirty Dogs
- Dogs must be on leash, held in your arms, or in carriers at all times, and under the control of an adult. For the safety of all our guests, please lock your retractable leashes to 6 feet or less while in the shop.
- Do not leave pets unattended at any time.
- Make a mess? Please notify us right away so we can mop up to prevent slip hazards.
- For health and safety reasons, we recommend that puppies be over 4 months, with all their puppy shots, before you bring them to the shop.
- Please keep a close eye on your pets while browsing through the store. Items damaged by chewing, leg lifting, etc. are considered an "instant purchase", and they will be added to your bill upon check-out.
- Disruptive and/or aggressive dogs may be asked to leave, at management's discretion. If you need them, muzzles are available for loan, for use in the shop, at no extra charge.
- Children must be attended by, and under the supervision of, a parent or responsible adult guardian at all times. We want kids to have fun and enjoy their visit to the shop, but If they break it, you bought it.
- Please be courteous to our neighbors, and scoop da' poop. We offer plastic bags at no charge, and a dumpster is available across the drive from the shop. Please use them.
- Play nice, get clean, have fun!
Letter from a Canine Creek customer to his family and friends:
"Ever been in the right place at the wrong time for the right reason? I know it sounds confusing, but sit tight and I'll explain it to you...
Yesterday we went to Canine Creek to get dog food for Smokey and Bandit. We spend a little extra on dog food to get a good quality food that doesn't cause explosive flatulence as it was really getting hard to deal with. We found having to flee the room because of toxic "wind" was no longer an acceptable option. While we were there, the girls were discussing a puppy: people had stayed at a local motel for a couple days and they checked out leaving a puppy behind in the room. Evidently the hotel people tried to reach the owners with no success, and Kern County having a 95% euthanasia rate at the shelters ruled out taking her to the shelter. So the next thing I know, I am expressing interest in adopting this little puppy, which is where the wrong time part comes into play...
Long story short, they had the puppy checked by a vet (she's in great shape all around) and this is what we know: She's 10-12 weeks old, Border Collie with possibly Australian Shepherd mix. We have to assume no shots and we'll have her spayed when she's old enough. She has a wonderful disposition, walks well on a leash (Matthew walked her and she did OK), doesn't really care for baths (tries to hop out of the tub) and is just as cute as can be.
So, what started out as an innocent trip to get dog food, ended in the adoption of a sweet little puppy for Matthew and because she was nibbling on his toes, ended up being named Niblet. I'm reasonably certain she'll have her moments of destruction as she grows older, so for now we'll enjoy the blast of puppy breath and be thankful we were in the right place at the wrong time for the right reason."
– Randy, Carol, & Matthew