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Doggie Day Inn

Richmond, CA 94805
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Doggie Day Inn, based in Richmond, California, is a dog daycare business that creates a safe, secure, loving environment for every dog. The staff offers private in-home training to address the dog’s specific issues and behavioral needs, and each consultation comes with email follow-ups detailing tips and suggestions. They offer daycare to fit the owner’s work schedule, and when they board dogs, guests nap inside on dog beds, play together in a large, secure backyard under strict supervision, and sleep with the owners in their bedroom at night, to mimic the home experience. The owners studied at Bergin University for Canine Studies, the only accredited school for service dog trainers, and emphasize positive reinforcement techniques.

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Oakland, CA 94608
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Doggy-Style is a pet services company based in Oakland, California. They offer customers a broad range of pet care services including regular walking schedules, daycare, personal training, boarding with training, as well as overnight stays. Doggy-Style can also personally pick-up and deliver customer's dogs before and after their stay; they also offer grooming, flea treatments, and veterinary visits. Dogs staying at Doggy-Style receive comprehensive care including off-leash walking environments and specialized walking groups based on dog temperaments to ensure their safety and happiness. Doggy-Style prides themselves on offering customers a happy and healthy stay for their dog, with safety as their top priority.

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East Bay Paws

Oakland, CA 94601
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East Bay Paws is a pet daycare and boarding facility in Oakland, California that strives to create caring, stimulating, and clean environment for pets and their owners. They have a gated yard and cage-free boarding, the staff can handle pets of any age, medications, any special instructions, and they can provide free daily photo updates by e-mail. They offer light grooming options such as hair cutting, nail trimming, bathing, and brushing. Also available are cat boarding, walking service and one-way or round-trip transportation. Customers can view the pets they have served in the online image gallery, and service extends to Oakland, Berkeley and other areas throughout the East Bay.

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Oakland Pet Care

5680 Oak Grove Ave, Oakland, CA 94618
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Oakland Pet Care, based in Oakland, California, is a dog daycare business that emphasizes giving dogs individualized attention to build deep relationships with every pet they serve. Their mission is to return pets happier and healthier than when their owners left them. The staff offers hour-long group walks with a maximum of six dogs for exercise and socialization, individual walks with a trainer at a local dog park or lake, and neighborhood walks with feeding. Also available are all-day pet sittings with hikes, supervised group playtime, couch lounging, and an overnight stay. Photographs of pets they have cared for can be found on the company website, and customers have praised them as gentle and caring.

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PlayBow Dog Daycare

San Francisco, CA 94112
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PlayBow, located in San Francisco, California, is a dog daycare business passionate about maintaining safety and having fun with every pet. The canine specialists go through extensive training and supervising with senior specialists who are experienced dog trainers educated in numerous seminars and courses. Daycare is customized for every dog, to provide the proper balance of play time and neighborhood walks, and the right diet and playmates. For overnight stays, surroundings are designed to resemble the pet’s home. All daycare guests receive services such as bathing, brushing, and de-shedding. Their mission is to help give dogs the best quality of life, and the photo section of the website is updated daily with pictures of those they serve.

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Tails A Go-Go

Albany, CA 94706
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Tails A Go-Go is a one-stop, full-service pet groomer and daycare based in Albany, California. Grooming services include a basic package of hydro-surge bathing, ear cleaning, and nail trimming, as well as a deluxe package with additional cleanings and custom haircuts. Tails A Go-Go works with all dog breeds and dogs of all size. Additionally, Tails A Go-Go offers dog daycare options which include private kennels, entertainment, and bathroom breaks. Tails A Go-Go offers a new, state-of-the-art facility as well as a calm, pleasant experience for pets. Tails A Go-Go aims to provide professional care in a caring environment.

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The Art of Dog

San Francisco, CA 94132
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The Art of Dog is a dog service specialist serving dog owners in San Francisco, California and the surrounding communities. Services offered include dog walks, dog daycare, and more. The Art of Dog ensures a professional, certified dog walker supervises all dog walking services. The Art of Dog specializes in providing walking and supervision services for dogs under 25lbs. They use advanced, humane techniques for correcting dog behavior through positive reinforcement using natural rewards such as treats and affection. The Art of Dog is a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers, as well as Certified Dog Walkers with dogtec, and Certified First Aid & CPR with PetTech.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Do you need a license to run a doggie daycare?

A: Licensing requirements for dog daycare centers vary, depending on the jurisdiction. No federal licensing requirement exists. So, many state, county, and local governments establish laws, regulations, and ordinances for businesses that board animals. Check with your local government administration office and your state board of agriculture to learn about any licensing or permitting requirements in your area.

Q: Does Disney have dog daycare?

A: Walt Disney World’s Best Friends Pet Care provides doggy daycare to guests while they enjoy the park. It features 17,000 square feet of indoor space and 10,000 square feet of outdoor play areas and dog runs. There’s also a 25,000 square-foot dog park. The daycare employs 75 pet care providers.

Q: Does doggy daycare help with separation anxiety?

A: Separation anxiety is typically caused by undependable schedules, the introduction of new people, the loss of a family member, or a move. Separation anxiety can be awful for your four-legged companion. Fortunately, doggy daycare is an effective countermeasure. It gives your dog a dependable routine with lots of mental stimulation and physical exercise, lessening the effects of separation anxiety.

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