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Newark, NJ
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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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Executive Dog Lounge

Jersey City, NJ 07302
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Executive Dog Lounge seeks to provide a unique and luxurious dog daycare and boarding environment for pet owners in Jersey City and the surrounding area. Owner James Dembowski employs one team member per six dogs, allowing for ample one-on-one time and interactivity. Along with Lisbeth Probus, owner/operator of Glamour Pet Salon & Vanity, he provides grooming services as well as dog walking, dog birthday parties, and pet taxiing to and from one’s destination. It also uses what it calls a “modern boarding” experience in which it ensures boarded dogs sleep in their own homes each night, winding down at night and up in the morning with walks in their neighborhood before being taken to and from daycare.

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In My Paws

Watchung, NJ 07069
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In My Paws serves Watchung and the surrounding areas in New Jersey, providing professional boarding services. The team at In My Paws specializes in treating every dog with respect and kindness, ensuring they are comfortable and healthy. In addition to their regular services, they offer grooming and daycare services. With more than ten years of service, they are committed to affordable services, free estimates, and ten percent off for first-time customers. Their state-of-the-art facility includes a variety of enclosures and play areas as well as zoned heating, air conditioning, and air purification systems to ensure every pet's comfort.

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K9 Nanni

North Arlington, NJ 07031
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K9 Nanni serves Hoboken, Jersey City, North Arlington, Lyndhurst, Kearny, Harrison, Newark, and the surrounding areas in New Jersey, providing professional boarding services. The team at K9 Nanni specializes in working with dogs in a variety of capacities, and they believe all dogs need exercise, discipline, and love. In addition to their boarding services, they also offer daycare, dog walking, in-home pet sitting, puppy etiquette, and training classes for new pet owners. Their state-of-the-art facility includes 12,000 square feet of outdoor space and 3,500 square feet of indoor space. Clients speak highly of the welcoming, friendly, and professional team.

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K9dergarten

Jersey City, NJ 07302
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K9dergarten seeks to provide vacation-level quality care to their pet clients. The company serves Jersey City and the surrounding area with 24-hour service and seven-day availability. Whether daycare or boarding service, dogs benefit from a low pet-to-team member ratio, thus ensuring ample interactive time with the staff. Dogs also enjoy sunlight, socialization, feedings, and exercise while in the program. Unlike many of its peers, the company provides additional options for affordability, offering partial, half, and whole days instead of the full and half standards. Through Soakd The Spa, K9dergarten delivers a full-service grooming salon that includes but is not limited to nail trims, hairstyles, and baths.

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Lucky Tails

Weehawken, NJ 07086
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Lucky Tails is a New Jersey-based dog daycare and pet sitting company that serves Weehawken, Hoboken, Jersey City, and the surrounding areas. It holds membership and insurance coverage with Pet Sitters Associates, and owner Rita Mclaughlin has ample experience with animals of all types, admitting that her home life growing up was not unlike a zoo with dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, reptiles, and chinchillas. Lucky Tails watches and cares for all of these animals, and it is open to other types as well, encouraging pet owners to call ahead if they have questions about their specific pet. Rita worked for years as a dog walker and animal shelter volunteer before branching out on her own.

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Recommended By You

Jersey City, NJ 07030
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Recommended By You is a dog daycare and boarding service serving Jersey City downtown and Hoboken areas. The company is bonded and insured through Pet Sitters Associates, where it also holds membership. The daycare service includes walks, riding in the car, visiting different parks throughout Jersey City and Hoboken, and extensive one-on-one interaction with staff as well as socialization with other dogs. Boarding is at the facility, and the company promises dogs will never be left alone to make them feel at home. RBY also has received notoriety for its “Happy Hour” package that includes 90 minutes of games and physical activities.

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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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