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Rover

Aurora, CO
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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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4 Paws Pet Sitter

Highlands Ranch, CO 80130
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4 Paws Pet Sitter is located in Highlands Ranch, CO and provides convenient and caring sitter and walking services for clients in Highlands Ranch, Lone Tree, Parker, and other nearby communities. 4 Paws specializes in dog walking, pet sitting, pet taxi and transportation, yard scooping, and much more. 4 Paws provides sitting services for any pet, including birds, snakes, hamsters, fish and turtles. 4 Paws is dedicated to total customer satisfaction, and 4 Paws' nurturing and responsible staff provides the highest standard of care for every service. 4 Paws Pet Sitter is a member of Pet Sitters International, has received excellent customer testimonials, and provides complimentary in-home meet-and-greets for all new clients.

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5.0
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Doggie Pause

Denver, CO 80222
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Since 1999, Doggie Pause of Denver, CO, has been providing caring and high-quality canine boarding and daycare services for clients throughout the Denver metropolitan area. Doggie Pause specializes in interactive and stimulating daycare for all breeds of canines, and its services include overnight boarding, daycare, unique puppy programs, retail sales, and much more. Doggie Pause prides itself on providing the highest standard of care in its state-of-the-art facility, and all Doggie Pause services are guaranteed to meet and exceed customer expectations. Doggie Daycare is accredited by the Colorado Association of Dog Daycares, has received top-notch client testimonials on Yelp and social media, and offers packages and prices for maximum client convenience.

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4.6
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4.6 / 5 (10)

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Good Neighbors Pet Care

Aurora, CO 80013
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Good Neighbors Pet Care is located in Aurora, CO, and has been providing high-quality, interactive pet caring services for clients throughout the metro Denver area since 2010. Good Neighbors Pet Care specializes in stimulating canine daycare activities for all breeds of dogs, in-home pet care services, healthy dog food sales, and much more. Good Neighbors prides itself on exceptional customer service, and client satisfaction is always guaranteed. Good Neighbors Pet Care is licensed, insured and bonded, and its state-of-the-art facility is certified by the Pet Animal Care Facilities Act. Good Neighbors welcomes new clients, and offers free in-home meet-and-greets for maximum customer convenience.

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4.8 / 5 (1)

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Paws United Pet Care, LLC

Aurora, CO 80013
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Paws United Pet Care, LLC, is located in Aurora, CO, and provides convenient and affordable pet care services for clients in Aurora and the surrounding South Denver metropolitan communities. Paws United specializes in canine boarding and daycare, plus in-home care services for cats, dogs, horses and any other breed of pet. Paws United offers a variety of packages and pricing to suit any need or budget, and Paws United's staff of caring and expert pet caretakers always provides the highest quality of service, guaranteed to meet and exceed customer expectations. Paws United has received 5-star reviews on Yelp and social media, is licensed and insured, and offers free in-home estimates and meet-and-greets for every new client.

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5.0
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The Big Backyard, LLC

5310 East Pacific Place, Denver, CO 80222
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The Big Backyard, LLC, is a dog daycare facility that caters to busy dog owners in Aurora and the surrounding communities. Its daycare services allow healthy, friendly dogs to play and socialize in a supervised environment. They also receive an optional bath and nail trim during the visit. The 8,000-square-foot facility is climate-controlled year-round and has three large indoor playrooms, three large outdoor fenced play yards, jungle gyms, and kiddie pools. It also offers overnight care and pack leader training services.

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4.2 / 5 (367)
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5.0 / 5 (42)

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Woofhaus Dog Daycare

Denver, CO 80210
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Woofhaus Dog Daycare is located in Denver, CO, and provides superior canine boarding and daycare services for clients throughout the Denver metropolitan area. Woofhaus offers an interactive, state-of-the-art facility for all breeds of dogs, and specializes in daycare, training, obedience, grooming, custom shampooing, spa and nail treatments, private lessons, and much more. Woofhaus prides itself on exceptional canine service and customer satisfaction, and Woofhaus's experienced technicians and staff members provide the highest standard of pet care which is guaranteed to stimulate every canine during all daycare sessions. Woofhuas Dog Daycare offers packages and pricing to suit any budget, and is open seven days a week for maximum client convenience.

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4.8 / 5 (305)
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4.5 / 5 (39)

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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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