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Rover

Sunnyvale, CA
  • Dog Day Care
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Business Description

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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4.4 / 5 (1494)
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4.4 / 5 (224)
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2.5 / 5 (31)

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A Pet Villa

1205 Laurelwood Rd, Santa Clara, CA 95054
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A Pet Villa has offered dog grooming solutions in the Sunnyvale area for over 45 years. Its professionals allow the dogs out of their private suites during the delivery of daycare services. They offer daycare solutions for all dog sizes and ages as well as unaltered males and females. The facility has temperature-controlled and well-lit playrooms that have built-in floor drains for easy cleaning. The trainers ensure the dogs participate in exercise activities for better health.

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4.1
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4.6 / 5 (125)
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5.0 / 5 (24)

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Citydog! Club - Silicon Valley

1980 W El Camino Real suite B, Mountain View, CA 94040
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Citydog! Club - Silicon Valley has provided dog daycare services in the Sunnyvale area for over 30 years. Upon arrival at the facility, the new dogs are introduced to comprehensive and fun activities in the play park that include wagging, jumping, and item fetching. The professionals also take care of the dogs' hygiene by eliminating poop and pee. Additionally, they ensure the pets socialize and take naps. The company has solo daycare services for dogs that prefer humans to other dogs.

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4.8 / 5 (88)

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Dr. Dave’s Doggy Daycare, Boarding & Grooming

12840 Saratoga Sunnyvale Road, Saratoga, CA 95070
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Business Description

Operating from two locations in Sunnyvale's metro area, Dr. Dave's Doggy Daycare, Boarding & Grooming is a veterinarian-owned business that provides day care, boarding, and grooming services for dogs. Monitored by staff who are onsite 24/7, the dogs can play and get plenty of exercise in indoor and outdoor play areas. They're walked at least three times a day, and the services of the neighboring Reed Animal Hospital are always available, should they be needed.

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4.0 / 5 (227)
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4.6 / 5 (17)

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Klub K9 Play Center, Inc

174 Commercial Street, Sunnyvale, CA 94086
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Klub K9 Play Center Inc. is a family-owned dog care company in Sunnyvale. Its daycare professionals guide the dogs in exercising activities to boost their health quality levels. They also train the dogs to play with each other and have fun. The experts guide the dogs in sharpening their social interpretation skills. Klub K9 Play Center has webcams to allow clients to watch how their dogs socialize and play with other dogs during their stay.

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4.6 / 5 (105)

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Kurt K's Dog Care

10150 Santa Clara Avenue, Cupertino, CA 95014
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Kurt K's Dog Care is a small business near Sunnyvale that provides experienced dog care services in the surrounding areas. Kurt Knudsen has been offering boarding and day care services for more than 18 years. Every day, he takes his charges for long 5-7 mile hikes, which include trips to the dog park. Kurt likes his clients' dogs to meet each other before taking on their care to ensure they get on well with his other dogs.

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5.0 / 5 (16)

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Mensa Mutts

San Jose, CA 95123
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Mensa Mutts, located in San Jose, specializes in shy, fearful and reactive dogs rehabilitation and offers customized training, boarding and daycare programs for each dog’s specific needs throughout entire San Francisco bay area. The group seeks to bring out the best in every dog and their signature program is a 3-months intensive training to “have your dream dog in 90 days or less”, and their boarding and daycare program allow the dogs have plenty of outdoor fun, structured pack walks, maintenance training, and socialization. Mensa Mutts offers training program in dog owners’ home at their convenience, and dog owners can schedule a discovery call to see if Mensa Mutt’s programs are a good fit for them, they can sign up for a newsletter with dog training tips, articles, videos, and special offers as well.

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Ohana Kennels

1045 Memorex Drive, Santa Clara, CA 95050
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Ohana Kennels is a dog boarding and day care business near Sunnyvale with 38 runs and two different-sized play areas for dogs to get plenty of exercise in safety. The center accepts all breeds of dogs, from the smallest to the largest. Ohana Kennels recommends contacting the company through its online portal or by email for the quickest response. There's no need to make an appointment. Dog owners are welcome during normal working hours.

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4.5 / 5 (54)
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4.8 / 5 (39)

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Sweet Doggies

Sunnyvale, CA 94085
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Sweet Doggies has been a cageless doggie daycare in the Sunnyvale area for five years. Dogs have access to personalized care 24/7 every day of the year via experienced and well-trained staff at an indoor/outdoor secure facility with heating and A/C. Staff supervise the cage-free play areas at all times, and dogs are evaluated for temperament and placed in the proper group to ensure a fun, safe, and healthy stay for all guests. Webcams are distributed throughout the play areas, and owners can visit Sweet Doggies for a tour to see the center and meet staff who will be caring for their furry loved one. Boarding services are also available.

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4.5
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Wag Hotels

2000 Duane Avenue, Santa Clara, CA 95054
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Wag Hotels near Sunnyvale is a luxury pet resort that provides 24/7 care. Dogs get a private climate-controlled room with hypoallergenic bedding, with some suites offering full-size beds, TVs, a selection of atmospheric music, and continual webcam monitoring by the hotel's staff. Additionally, there's a range of day care programs and spa treatments to refresh, invigorate, and exercise each dog. Wag Hotels also operates from eight other cities throughout California.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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.

Do dogs learn bad habits at daycare?

Most doggie parents happily report that their pooches don’t pick up bad habits at daycare. Though it’s not unheard of. But adequate supervision and ample activity typically keeps your pup too busy and happy to act out. If you do notice your dog exhibiting new, unwelcome behaviors — like excessive whining or barking — rule out anxiety first.

Is a doggy daycare good for dogs?

Sending dogs to daycare rather than leaving them home alone all day is beneficial for most pups. They get the social interaction and activity they crave. That’s typically a good idea for puppies and adolescent canines, especially high-energy breeds. However, anxious, fearful, aggressive, or reactive canines may not do well in this environment.

When can dogs go to daycare?

Doggy daycare providers rarely take puppies younger than 12 weeks of age. Your dog must also be dewormed and up-to-date on vaccinations. Intact females should not go to dog daycare while they’re in heat. Finally, keep sick and contagious pups home. Get treatment and wait until they’re fully recovered to take them back to daycare.

Is doggy daycare good for puppies?

Doggy daycare can be a wonderful experience for puppies that are at least 12 weeks old. They learn how to behave around other dogs. Also, lots of activity means they’re less likely to be bored and become destructive at home. Early positive exposure to other dogs also helps prevent your pooch from developing anxiety or aggressive behavior towards other canines.

Can unneutered dogs go to daycare?

It’s rare to find a dog daycare provider that accepts dogs who haven’t been neutered. That’s because intact male dogs tend to be territorial, more dominant, and often aggressive around other canines. This may cause problems and legal liability issues.

Does dog daycare help with socialization?

The doggy daycare experience can help your pooch maintain socialization skills. However, don’t count on a daycare provider to be the sole means of teaching your pup socialization. Dogs who already enjoy being around other canines are the best candidates for dog daycare. Daily interaction then helps build on and improve that positive behavior. 

Is doggy daycare safe?

Safety is a critical standard for dog daycare. So, choose your provider carefully. Tour the facility first. Look for cleanliness, adequate lighting, a high staff-to-dog ratio, and separate areas for large canines, small dogs, and puppies. Roomy indoor play areas and fenced-in outdoor spaces are also good signs. Finally, be sure the facility is bonded and insured. 

Does doggy daycare help with separation anxiety?

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.

Does Disney have dog daycare?

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.

Do you need a license to run a doggie daycare?

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.

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