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Best Dog Daycares in Santa Rosa, CA

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Santa Rosa Dog Daycares on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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Santa Rosa, CA
$10 off first booking!

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Why choose this provider?

Rover offers doggy daycare services for pet owners throughout the local area. Its network includes thousands of pet sitters that are available to care for dogs while their owners work or travel. The service connects sitters with clients online or through its app. Customers can meet with sitters prior to booking, and services are available for a range of dogs, including high-energy puppies and dogs with special needs.

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Santa Rosa, CA

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Need help contacting a Dog Daycare in Santa Rosa? Call our Concierge team at 848-Book-Pro (848-266-5776 from 6 am - 4 pm PT | Mon - Fri). They are standing by to help you get the service you need.

Santa Rosa, CA 95401

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4.5 (57)
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5.0 (19)

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Located in Santa Rosa, California Four Paws Pet Ranch provides boarding, daycare, grooming, training and PetLight therapy. With over five acres of outdoor areas and a climate controlled dorm, Four Paws Pet Ranch ensures that both dogs and cats are comfortable and pampered. Four Paws’ service is all-inclusive and does not discriminate against dietary needs or medication needs. Boarding services only require food, as bedding, bowls, and litter boxes are included. Grooming services are full service and vary depending on size and fur condition. Training services are handled with humane techniques that are conducted by Julie Colt, a professional trainer of over 25 years. In addition, their PetLight therapy uses non-invasive, super luminous diodes that promote the body’s natural healing which can help reduce inflammation, reduce pain, and increase mobility.

Santa Rosa, CA 95401

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4.0 (47)
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4.5 (25)
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4.2 (19)

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Olivet Kennel & Dog Training Resort is a full service pet facility that provides overnight boarding, doggie daycare, and dog training. Located in Santa Rosa, California, Olivet Kennel rests across six acres in Sonoma County. Every pet is individually assessed to ensure safety and determine special needs. Dogs can be treated with one-on-one attention or engaged in supervised group activities. The only limitations required from Olivet Kennel are animals that are at least four months of age, current on required medications and flea/tick prevention, and non-aggressive. Olivet Kennel was previously voted the Best Kennel in Sonoma County and was also featured in the scientific journal Nature, and The Press Democrat.

Petaluma, CA 94952

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5.0 (22)

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Serving the North Bay area of Petaluma to Corte Madera, California, Canine Excellence is a professional canine concierge service that provides dog walking, cage-free boarding, pet/house sitting, and pet training/coaching. Canine Excellence boasts an impressively trained staff with certifications in Pet CPR, Pet First Aid, ABC + Cesar's Way at the Dog Psychology Center, K9 Nutrition Training, ACT certification, membership to ABKA and IACP, and membership with Pet Sit USA. In addition, they are fully licensed, insured, and bonded with over a decade of professional experience behind them. All accepted animals must be at least four months of age, spayed/neutered, have proof of current vaccinations, and be current on rabies, DHL2PP, and bordetella vaccinations.

Sebastopol, CA 95472

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5.0 (18)

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Located in Sebastopol, California, Almost Home Doggie Day Care provides doggie daycare, pet grooming, and pet concierge service for those in the West Sonoma County. Almost Home Doggie Day Care serves all dog breeds and provides indoor and outdoor areas with supervision. Their grooming services include nail trimming, bathing, styling, and include a DIY self-self bathing area. In addition, Almost Home Doggie Day Care provides professional dental exams and cleanings, bordatella/kennel cough vaccinations, and pick-up services. New clients require an evaluation interview to determine disposition, behavior, and special needs, as well as proofs of vaccinations for rabies, parvo, distemper, leptospirosis, neutering/spaying, and bordetella.

Compare our Top Dog Daycares

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Rover
$10 off first booking!
Four Paws Pet Ranch
Olivet Kennel & Dog Training Resort
Canine Excellence
Almost Home Doggie Day Care

FAQs

  • Introduction

    It can be stressful for dog parents to leave their fur babies alone at home while they’re away. They worry about their pooch being anxious, lonely, bored, and destructive. Plus, safety is a concern, along with the fear that their dog will leave unwelcome surprises for them in their home. If that describes you, dog daycare may be the solution.

    Doggie daycare can help socialize your pup while ensuring that they have care, exercise, regular potty breaks, and safe supervision. Dog owners who use doggy daycare services provide additional reasons for their choice. It can offer a better quality of life for their four-legged friends, keep homes free of pet messes, and help with canine health and physical fitness.
  • What is a dog daycare?

    Dog daycare is on-site, supervised daily care for dogs. Pet owners bring their animals to the daycare location on their way to work, then return at the end of the day to pick them up. There are commercial doggie daycare facilities and private, in-home options. Commercial daycare businesses usually have more staff and more dog clients than private ones.

  • What happens at doggy daycare?

    Reputable, well-rated dog daycare operations typically offer several activities for the dogs they care for. That includes walks, playtime, naps, dog food, and water. Some providers also offer companionship, snuggles, and special options, such as dispensing medication, grooming, and training. When choosing a doggy daycare, ask about all the available services and whether visits or video observation are available.

  • Should I take my dog to daycare?

    Answers to the following questions can help you decide on doggie daycare services.

    • Are you away from home for several hours most days of the week?
    • Does your pup engage in destructive behavior while you’re gone?
    • Is your pooch crated for several hours every day?
    • Does your dog walker report issues?
    These concerns may indicate the need for doggy daycare.

  • How much is doggy daycare per day?

    Rates vary, depending on location, demand, and competition. But the national average typically ranges from $25 to $40 per day. Half-day rates may also be available. Commercial dog daycare centers commonly charge a bit more than in-home providers. Many facilities offer price breaks on weekly and monthly packages as well as discounts to multiple dog families.  

  • How do I know if my dog likes daycare?

    The following are signs your pup likes doggy daycare. She falls asleep on the ride home, exhausted from a full day of activity or she quivers with excitement when you mention the daycare and is beside herself with joy leaving the house. Also look to see if your pup exhibits positive body language at the daycare — like a wagging tail that means they're eager to see everyone.

  • How do I prepare my dog for daycare?

    They’ll be around other dogs all day, playing and interacting. So, take your pup to a dog park several times for an introduction to dog language with other canines. Bring your fur baby to the daycare to meet the staff before using the service. Plus, walk your pup before drop-off and be upbeat and positive to avoid stress.