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Rover

Tampa, 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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Barkery Boarding and Daycare

Lutz, FL 33558
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Located in Lutz, Florida, Barkery Boarding and Daycare is committed to building partnerships with families who want to provide their pets with proper social interactions and creating safe and secure environments. The business offers doggie daycare, boarding, and basic training and strives to treat every dog like they are family. By maintaining outstanding customer service, remaining an innovative animal care facility, and consistently fostering healthy interactions among animals, the knowledgeable staff works hard to fulfill its vision of giving each pet high-quality care and undivided attention. Past clients speak highly of their friendliness and true compassion for animals while commenting on their fair pricing and clean facilities.

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3.9

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Courteous Canine, Inc. DogSmith

Tampa, FL 33559
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Located in Tampa, Florida, The Dog Smith strives to dogs and their owners with training, daycare, boarding, and pet sitting. The staff specializes in aggression and is committed to helping clients no matter what the behavior issue is. Using humane and scientifically proven solutions the business offers group classes for a variety of training goals from house training to chewing control and reactivity to improved agility. The experienced team of certified pet technicians has completed first aid training and a full background check. Founded with the philosophy of fun for all everyone at The Dog Smith works hard to provide clients with the tools needed to live joyfully with their dogs.

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4.7
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4.6 / 5 (203)
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4.8 / 5 (149)
Yelp
4.5 / 5 (30)

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Dogism

Oldsmar, FL 34677
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Located in Oldsmar, California, Dogism is a multi-service facility that believes in keeping it simple when it comes to the relationship between dogs and their owners. Offering doggy daycare, training, retail services, and agility courses the business is committed to supporting clients’ individual philosophies on what their dogs mean to them. Owners Jason and Renee have an extensive background in animal care and communication and Renee is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer. Both have over 10 years of experience and are constantly working to increase their knowledge of everything related to the human-dog relationship. Past clients speak of Dogism speak highly of their knowledge, fair pricing, and passion for dogs.

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5.0
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Oaklane Kennels

Valrico, FL 33596
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Located in Valrico, Florida, Oaklane Kennels is a full-service pet care business that is dedicated to providing top comfort and care to all their clients. A wide range of services is offered including overnight boarding, doggie daycare, and spa packages. Every professional staff member strives to create a warm, home-like atmosphere to pamper every pet that comes through the door. They understand the strong connection that pets have with their owners and are committed to giving clients peace of mind while they’re away from their dogs. With a simple mission to love and care for each pet the way they would want someone to care for their own, their passion for dogs shows in their work.

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4.8
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5.0 / 5 (13)

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Petsville of Citrus Park

Tampa, FL 33625
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Located in Tampa, Florida, Petsville Citrus Park is a full-service pet care business that focuses on quality over quantity. Offering grooming, daycare, overnight boarding, and spa package services the staff is dedicated to creating a cozy home-like environment for the comfort on every pet. They’re boarding services come with a variety of room types and webcams for owners to keep an eye on their dogs. Every staff member has the knowledge, experience, and passion for caring for dogs that allows them to provide the highest quality care. Past clients speak highly of the competent and friendly staff and regular customers appreciate that their dogs are recognized by name.

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4.5
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4.6 / 5 (194)
Yelp
4.0 / 5 (44)

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Puppy Manor

Tampa, FL 33611
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Puppy Manor is located in Tampa, Florida and offers a variety of dog care services including daycare, boarding, grooming, nutrition advice, and training. With a friendly and knowledgeable team that has experience caring for all breeds, sizes, and ages, the business provides a stimulating environment that allows for dogs to socialize, exercise, and play in a home-away-from-home atmosphere. Past clients of the Puppy Manor were impressed by the report cards, daily pictures, and thorough staff that accompanied the services they received and they appreciated all of the engaging activities that were offered to their dogs. Speaking highly of the staff’s knowledge and passion for dogs customer reviews were nothing but positive.

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4.5

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Sheldegren Pet Resort & Salon

Safety Harbor, FL 34695
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Sheldegren Pet Resort and Salon is located in Safety Harbor, Florida and was founded over 50 years ago by the Sheldegren family. The owners have a deep passion for all animals and have spent much of their lives taking care of a wide variety of pets. The business offers several services including overnight boarding, daycare, grooming, and training. During boarding dogs receive playtime and socialization both with humans and other dogs several times a day. Dogs only spending the day also receive ample play time and outdoor space to run around in too. Past clients speak highly of the staff’s friendliness and professionalism, commenting on happy their dogs are after returning back home.

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4.7
Google
4.7 / 5 (212)
Facebook
4.7 / 5 (206)
Yelp
4.0 / 5 (24)

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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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