There is nothing that can take the place of quality time you spend with your furry companion, going for long walks, throwing the ball or running on the beach but we don’t always have the time they need . Some might argue that if you don’t have the time you shouldn’t have a dog but I disagree. It is possible to be a good, responsible pet owner even if you have to work and take care of a family. Luckily, there are pet care facilities that offer services to help you keep your dog socialized and exercised and won’t break the bank!
Doggie daycare facilities are popping up all over the country. A good doggie daycare facility will require an interview where they will get proof of current vaccinations and make sure the dog is not aggressive towards other dogs. This is for the health and safety of all the dogs who participate. It is normal for a dog to be a little shy at first, especially if it’s a new experience but once they get used to it you can bet they will be excited to come and play with all their friends. You will be able to drop them off at your convenience and when you pick them up they will be happy and tired! There are indoor facilities that are great when it’s raining, snowing or just plain too hot outside for the dogs to be comfortable. They also lessen the chance for fox-tails, flees and ticks or other hazardous things they might get into. It’s an extremely beneficial service to help you raise a social, well adjusted animal.
If you are interested in having your dog participate in doggie daycare take the time to research a few different facilities in your area. Ask to have a tour and try to get to know the dog handlers a little bit to make sure it is a good fit. Once you find a place that works for you, bring them to play regularly and ask them to give you updates on how your dog is doing. Some doggie daycares even have live web-cams where you can watch your dog play from work or home. Take advantage of these places who are here to serve you and your pets and make life a little easier.