Once Upon a Dog Tail LLC

A tale of a happy pet starts here!




PET SITTING- In your home

Service Area:

Lancaster City,

Lancaster Township,

Manheim Township.

Landisvile, East Petersburg


Dog Camp may change you and your dogs life forever!

Important questions you may ask yourself that might lead you to a life of happiness as you no longer feel the guilt that plagues you!

1. What do YOU want for your dog?

2. What does YOUR dog want/need to stay healthy and happy?

3. Do they want to stay at home all day while you are working with nothing to do?

4. Do they want to go to doggy daycare and listen to dogs barking all day after their playtime (possible kenneled)?

6. Are they getting enough exercise with a daily walk?

7. Does your dog need a change of pace?


An Adventure is not just a walk! It's a hike, a run, socialization, training, running, playing, exploring, traveling and excitement. We require dogs to be non aggressive and have their vaccinations up to date. An evaluation takes place initially and your dog has to meet certain requirements for the safety of them and our pack. Our Adventure clients can sign up 1x a week and up to 5x a week. We recommend keeping them on a weekly schedule. They love the routine, know what to expect and it helps to form packs and friendships. Join the Adventure!

Contact Us to Get Started

Email [email protected]

Why an Adventure?

We believe in giving dogs the freedom that they need to play, hike and socialize with other canines. Dogs showcase their personalities when they are out in nature exploring and hanging out with their dog pals. If you want the best for your pooch, then sign up and see what everyone is barking about!


What happens at Dog Camp?

Beep beep! We drive up to escort your fur friend to enjoy the best part of their day! We travel in the custom pup mobile to some of our favorite Lancaster County locations where they get explore nature, practice good behavior, play with canine friends and exert all that energy they have pent up (on or off leash). 

They will  go through our evaluation process first, which includes completing an evaluation form. This is discussed at the meet and greet. We meet you and your precious pooch and determine if they are a good fit to head into the trial outings. The first 2 outings will be used to build rapport with your dog, observe their temperament and evaluate behaviors. We will report back each trip.

We are offering our Adventure Camp services to, Lancaster City and Lancaster Township clients. We have two groups available: large/medium dog group and also a small dog group.

Make sure your dog has their license! Pennsylvania State Law mandates that all dogs 3 months of age or older must be licensed. Go to: http://www.padoglicense.com to register online. It's quick and easy!

Q and A's

What type of dog is this good for?

*Non-aggressive dogs who like to be around other dogs and enjoy exploring nature. Good recall is a plus!

What times can my dog/s go?

*Dog Camp runs 10am-3pm and usually is an hour or 2 depending on pickups and location of adventure for the day

Where will they hike?

*It depends where you live, the route of the students for the day, etc. We have various places we travel to. There are many hiking trails around Lancaster County.

How will my dog/s get there and come home?

*Your dog will be picked up in our custom dog mobile and swept away to their adventure with friends and dropped off tired and happy.

Will my dogs be with other dogs?

*Yes. They will be screened and placed in a pack appropriate for their temperament. We specialize in finding the perfect matches!

Will my dog get dirty?

*Not always, but sometimes. We do our best to use our Rinse Kit and towels or your hose to wash off when it's an extra fun day.

How do I sign up?

*Contact us, we will go over the paperwork and meet your dog to assess if they are a good fit for the adventures.

What will my dog need?

*They will need the appropriate vaccinations:


DHLP-distemper, hepatitis, leptospirosis, parainfluenza, and parvovirus


They also should be on monthly flea and tic medicine
They must have their registration tags on and also should have a harness that fits them.