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Somerville, MA
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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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2.5 / 5 (31)

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Beantown Bed & Biscuit

310 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA 02446
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Beantown Bed & Biscuit provides dog daycare services for pet owners in Somerville and neighboring areas. Established in 2009 by dog owners, the facility understands the concern of its clients in leaving their canine pets during the day. Beantown Bed & Biscuit houses a 1,800-square foot playroom for the dogs to play and socialize in, and a full-service veterinary clinic to help ensure the safety and health of the pets. Other services include dog boarding, walking, and grooming.

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Common Dog

Everett, MA 02149
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Common Dog has been serving Everett-area pet owners and their companions with excellence for more than 20 years. The full-service pet care business maintains a state-of-the-art, 12,000 square-foot facility in which dogs can play, exercise, and socialize with others. Common Dog features an expansive dog park modeled after the Boston Common complete with a splash area, training area, and exercise rooms. Discerning pet owners with the most exacting standards trust the professionals to deliver top-notch daycare, boarding, training, grooming, and shuttle services. The business also offers private in-home training services that result in well-behaved dogs. Common Dog is a go-to resource for high-quality grooming services that keep dogs pampered and looking their best.

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4.9 / 5 (34)

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Crate Escape

200 Terminal Street, Charlestown, MA 02129
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Crate Escape has been providing daycare solutions to dog owners in Somerville and the surrounding areas for more than 16 years. The company offers crate-free daycare options for clients who have to leave their dogs during the day. Pickup services via van are available depending on the residential locations. Overnight stays and dog walks can also be arranged. The facilities use air filtration, vacuum systems, and vet-grade and non-toxic disinfectants to keep the spaces clean.

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4.3 / 5 (38)

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Dogwood Cottage

Melrose, MA 02176
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Dogwood Cottage specializes in providing the highest quality services available for pet owners and their companions. The well-respected Melrose-area dog care facility focuses on delivering individualized care that offers a home away from home for furry family members. Dogwood Cottage features a highly trained team of animal-loving professionals dedicated to providing pets with the physical and mental stimulation they need. The facility offers a range of services that include kennel-free boarding, overnight care, transportation service, dog walking, and basic grooming. Dogwood Cottage has an excellent reputation for catering to social dogs that enjoy an off-leash, pack experience. Discerning clients with exacting standards trust the specialists to maintain a warm, friendly environment that pets will enjoy.

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4.7 / 5 (49)

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Elliot's House, LLC

Cambridge, MA 02139
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Elliot's House provides Boston-area clients with the highest quality services available that meet an array of pet care needs. The fully insured business features an outstanding team of professional dog walkers, pet daycare providers, pet sitters, and pet transporters dedicated to top-notch care and service. Discerning pet owners with the most exacting standards trust the specialists at Elliot's House to offer a safe, comfortable environment in which canine guests can exercise and socialize with others. The facility maintains a 7,000 square-foot yard in which pets can run, jump, play, and make friends. Elliot's House has an excellent reputation for customized dog walking services tailored to individual pet activity levels.

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3.5 / 5 (64)
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4.6 / 5 (36)
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5.0 / 5 (3)

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PetSmart - Cambridge

160 Alewife Brook Pkwy, Cambridge, MA 02138
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PetSmart - Cambridge is a pet retailer serving the needs of pets in Somerville. The branch offers a doggie day camp service where dogs can socialize and exercise while being supervised by pet care specialists. A list of activities is offered, helping ensure that the dogs will have a busy day playing and improving their physical and mental skills. Dog campers are grouped together depending on certain factors. Each group will also have different activities fit for them. Additional services include training sessions and pamper and grooming services.

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4.8 / 5 (42)
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4.5 / 5 (2)

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Playful Paws

Malden, MA 02148
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Playful Paws has been providing caring, attentive, high-quality services to pet owners and their furry companions for more than a decade. The full-service, Malden-area boarding, grooming, and daycare facility specializes in maintaining a clean, safe, cage-free environment in which pets can have fun and socialize with others. The well-respected pet care specialists enjoy an excellent reputation for keeping pets of all shapes and sizes engaged and entertained during their stay. Playful Paws features a friendly, pet-loving staff dedicated to ensuring pets are happy and well-cared for while enjoying daycare and boarding. Discerning pet owners trust the business to have an expansive outdoor area, cozy beds, and other amenities for enjoyment.

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4.4

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Riverdog

321 Somerville Avenue, Somerville, MA 02143
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Riverdog Daycare has been providing pet care services to dog owners and their pets in Somerville since 2017. The company provides both full-day and half-day daycare options for dog owners who have nowhere to leave their pet during the day or who simply want more exercise and socialization opportunities for their animals. The daycare locations in Peabody, Melrose, and Malden have outdoor yards for the more active pups. All of its daycare locations are climate-controlled for the dogs' comfort.

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4.4 / 5 (52)
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5.0 / 5 (31)

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Victory Paws

93 Harvey Street, Cambridge, MA 02140
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Victory Paws is an independent pet service provider that handles the pet care needs of furry companions in Somerville and nearby communities. The team of local pet sitters at this business offers doggy daycare services, giving the best care to pets while their owners are away for vacation or work. The company accepts new dogs that are fully house-trained and books a regular schedule. Other services are dog walking, boarding, and potty breaks.

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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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