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Rover

Orlando, FL
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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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4.5
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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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D Dog’s Lodge

Maitland, FL 32751
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Business Description

D Dog’s Lodge is a pet boarding facility serving Maitland and Winter Park, FL, and the surrounding Orlando area. Staff members offer a modern, five-star, luxury dog boarding accommodation and amenities, and strive to create an environment as close to home as possible. Also, facilities have two large indoor dog parks spanning 2,000sq ft. on hotel grounds. Grooming and obedience training services are also available. Each dog has had their temperament evaluated and a personality profile used to determine individual play-style and needs. D Dog’s Lodge is highly rated on Google where clients speak of their modern and client property, professional and patient staff, and passion for pet care.

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5.0

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Happy Paws Pet Resort

Orlando, FL 32826
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Happy Paws Pet Resort is a pet facility specializing in overnight care, daycare, and grooming services for canines and cats in the Orlando metro area. All guests are arranged by size and temperament and are supervised at all times by trained staff members. Outdoor facilities consist of four large fenced areas of synthetic grass and a natural grass field approximately one acre in size. Also, all grooms include nail trims, ear cleaning, breath spray, cologne and bandana/bows, and more. Their resort rates include feeding, and all day play, pool access. Happy Paws Pet Resort is highly reviewed on Facebook with over 150 reviews where clients speak of their clean and safe environment, daily updates, and courteous and trustworthy staff.

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4.7
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4.9 / 5 (322)
Google
4.5 / 5 (192)
Yelp
4.5 / 5 (59)

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Paws & Play

Ocoee, FL 34761
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Paws & Play is an all-inclusive pet resort specializing in boarding, daycare, and grooming for guests in Ocoee, FL, and the surrounding Orlando metro area. Their state-of-the-art facility is 12,000 sq ft and offers guests plenty of room to play hard, make new friends, and get pampered. Resort amenities include outdoor courtyard and patio, climate controlled suites, orthopedic beds, automatic dog waterers, acoustical ceilings, and much more. Also, a live webcam service is offered where pet owners and watch their canine play at all times. Clients speak highly of their beautiful facility, friendly staff, and passion for pet care.

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Ranger's Pet Outpost and Retreat

Winter Park, FL 32789
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Ranger’s Pet Outpost and Retreat specializes in doggie daycare, grooming, and boarding services for canines in Winter Park, FL, and the surrounding Orlando metro area. Facilities feature play areas for dogs of all sizes and shapes to mingle, romp, relax, and have fun. All activities are supervised allowing dogs an opportunity to interact with one another in a pack setting which is established based on size and deposition. Also, training retreat services offered aim to instruct participants using positive reinforcement using consistency and communication. Ranger’s Pet Outpost and Retreat is highly rated on Google where clients speak of their friendly staff, professionalism, and clean and comfortable environment.

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4.6
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4.8 / 5 (35)

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Universal Dog Care Orlando

7200 Ferrara Avenue, Orlando, FL 32819
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Business Description

Universal Dog Care Orlando is a daycare center that helps dog owners in the metro area by taking care of their pets while they are away. Dogs can stay with their furry friends in its climate-controlled indoor facility that measures over 1,500 square feet. Pets are also sometimes taken outside for playtime, walks, and a potty session. Rest assured that the outdoor facility is wide, secured, and fully fenced. Its staff members are likewise trained to be caring and loving towards the dogs.

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5.0 / 5 (543)
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (1)
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Uptown Dog

Winter Park, FL 32879
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Uptown Dog is a pet daycare, grooming and boarding facility serving Winter Park, FL, and the surrounding Orlando metro area. Staff members strive to provide the most comfortable environment for a pet and their owner by offering personalized care and high-quality customer service. Their full grooming services include a bath, nail trim, ear cleaning, sani trim, pad trim, and haircut. Price varies on their size, coat, and temperament. Rates and a photo gallery featuring guests and facility spaces is available for review on their website. Uptown Dog is highly rated on Facebook with over 40 reviews where clients speak highly of their caring staff, professionalism, and clean and comfortable facilities.

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4.3
Google
4.1 / 5 (49)
Facebook
4.7 / 5 (41)
Yelp
4.0 / 5 (25)

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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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