Doggy Daycare Near Me

How do I choose the best daycare near me?

Let's face it, even though you might want to spend 24/7 with your dog, it's just not feasible. And that's okay! That's what doggy daycare is for.

Finding a Doggy daycare near me has always been a struggle, but it shouldn't have to be. You can start by reading "What to look for, and How to Decide a Pet Daycare" and letting the daycare locator detect your location to find a daycare near you. If you are new to a pet daycare, don't worry, we have you covered. Here are a few things to consider before choosing a daycare center.

What daycare do your friends recommend?

Do you have fellow pet parents you trust who already use a nearby dog daycare? If so, ask them! Your closest friends and family members are your best source for finding just about anything in the world, including a doggy daycare. Check out any of the facilities your friends or family members are currently using first and see if they're a fit for your pup. Even better, if your puppies are already friends, taking them to the same daycare will make it even more fun for them.

Should I go visit the facilities, what should I look for?

If your neighborhood has a few options for daycare's, go check each of them out. When you arrive, pay attention to what the facility actually looks like. Is there enough space for the pups? Is it clean? Are there enough humans attending to the number of dogs? Is it secure enough that your dog won't make a run for it? Chat with the staff and tell them a little about your dog, to see how your dog might fit into the community. Not all facilities can cater to exceptional cases, and you want to be sure your dog is getting the best care.

Is the pet daycare accredited?

It might take some effort to find out if a facility is up to snuff as far as certifications go. Do what you can to see if a facility's owners and staff members have the right qualifications. You obviously want to leave your dog with people who are dog experts and know how to handle them in all situations. It's great if at least someone on staff is a vet or has vet experience so they can act fast in a medical emergency.

What are some of the questions I should ask?

Don't be modest about asking questions when you're checking out a daycare. Pets are family too, and they merit to be in the best facility you can put them in. Some of the questions you should be sure to ask are:

What does a typical day look like?
How do you handle punishment when an animal misbehaves?
What do you do in medical emergency situations?
What happens if there is a consistent issue with animals not getting along?
Are you able to monitor the pets at all times?
What will this cost me?
How long have you been in business?
How many pets do you typically have here every day?
How many humans do you have working every day?
How do you keep the animals active and engaged all day?

What red flags should I be looking out for when I visit a pet daycare?

Here's what you should be looking for from them for each of the questions:

There should be a routine for each day.
There should be a schedule in place. The method should include playtime, rest time, food time, and brain time!
You don't want to take your dog to a daycare that uses punishment you don't agree with. Don't take your dog anywhere where the facility or personnel use physical punishment or abuse the dogs, even if they misbehave.
If the facility can't confidently answer how they'll handle a medical emergency, don't go there. The staff should have an action plan that they can implement immediately.
The staff should also have a plan to put in place if dogs are fighting, whether it's going to their owners or having a way to separate them entirely while on property.
Your dog should be monitored in some form or another at all time. Whether it's by a person in a room with them or by a camera system.
Make sure you find a daycare that fits reasonably within your budget.
It's okay if you find a place that's new in town — that's not a wrong answer. Just be sure it's a place you can trust. If they're new, see if you can talk to any of the current clients who may be found the place even a week before you. There's no harm in asking their opinion.
If the daycare already has a large number of dogs, especially for the amount of space and the number of humans, you might want to avoid it. You want your dog to get enough attention.
It's up to you what you think is the right pet-to-human ratio, but the more humans around playing with the animals, the better.
You'll want to find a daycare that is not just running the dogs around all day or set them loose to play but hopefully also engaging their brains, whether it's with puzzle toys or challenging them with dogie games.

What Are The Average Prices of Dog Daycare?

This number can range vastly depending on your dog, where you live, and what your needs are. You can expect to spend anywhere from $15 to $150 a day, though some places will offer a discount for clients who are coming every single day during a week.

What are some of the differences that set the good from the lousy pet daycare?

There are many things to ponder when choosing a business that will take care of your pet. Trust is a significant factor that should be at the top of every pet parent's mind. This is so you can rest assured that when your dog is with the daycare, they are in safe and loving hands. Providing calmness of mind for those times you can't be with your pet is their number one priority.

Your pet deserves the best – they deserve the premier, all-inclusive services new daycare offer. Your pet can romp and play all day long, socializing with other pets and humans. If your pet is excited to go to the daycare, you know, you picked a good one.

Some benefits your dog can experience include:

Increase in overall happiness
Regular exercise to maintain a healthy weight
Improved socialization with people and other dogs
Separation anxiety, relief from boredom, and negative behaviors

What kind of safety procedures and options should I look for in doggy daycare?

Safety First: Counselors certified in pet first aid and CPR put your dog's health and happiness first.
Spacious Play Yards: Large, climate-controlled play yards for optimal tail wags, with an outdoor option available for lovely weather days.
Pet Monitoring: Access to live webcams on your computer or smartphone.
All-In-One-Pricing: This is something most places won't offer, but it's a great find if you do. It makes window shopping much more comfortable if the price is a significant factor in your decision.

Doggy daycare that fits your dog's needs, your schedule, and your lifestyle. Read our latest article What to Look for and How to Decide on a daycare for your fur-baby.

So, if you have a desire to explore and are looking for a beautiful place for your pooch to play with others, do go to a nearby facility in your area. Don’t know how to find one? Don’t worry, click "View larger map*" and zoom in to see the doggy daycare locations in your area.

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