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Cincinnati, OH
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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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American Bark Park

West Chester Township, OH 45069
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American Bark Park provides high-quality care to dogs throughout the Cincinnati metro region. Their services include safe and healthy daycare options with a team of trained pet care professionals as well as short-term boarding. American Bark Park’s spa options include a range of grooming services as well as specialized training and behavioral learning programs. Their combined private stay settings and group play options enable well-tailored choices to suit every dog’s needs.

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FurKids

Cincinnati, OH 45227
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FurKids is located in Cincinnati and is owned and operated by Michele Ertel and Emily Casey. Michele has over eight years of experience in owning and operating dog daycares and boarding facilities in Northern Ohio. Emily is a Registered Nurse and has worked and volunteered with the Three Sisters/Ohio Hound Rescue and is in the process of getting certified in Pet CPR. FurKids offers a range of daycare, boarding and grooming services.

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4.8
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4.8 / 5 (67)
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5.0 / 5 (4)

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Go Fetch Services

Loveland, OH 45140
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Go Fetch Services has been serving the Montgomery and Symmes Township area around Cincinnati since 2002 and offers a range of dog daycare and boarding services. The team specializes in all day play daycare (not just short “playtimes”), overnight boarding in custom cabins, custom care for elderly or special needs pets, and bathing and grooming packages. Their 4,000 square feet of free-roaming play area and quarter acre of outdoor play area is perfect for pets to socialize and enjoy the outdoors.

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Oz Will Pet Service

Milford, OH 45150
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Oz Will Pet Service serves the Cincinnati metro area and specializes in cage free family home pet sitting and daycare services for all types of dogs. Dogs will have the opportunity to spend time outdoors to enjoy Oz Will’s yard, patio or shaded enclosed deck and will be free to socialize with the family indoors. Their flat rates include a free meet and greet, free posts and flexible scheduling. All services are by appointment only.

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4.3
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4.5 / 5 (24)
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4.0 / 5 (4)

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Puppy Playcare Inc.

Cincinnati, OH 45244
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Puppy Playcare Inc. is a full service overnight boarding and daycare facility that specialized in dogs and cats in the Cincinnati region. The business is open seven days a week and located just east of Mariemont, with convenient hours and a central location. Their daycare options range from a few hours to multiple days and weeks and provide a secure and healthy environment for all pets.

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5.0 / 5 (9)
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Rover the Rhine

Cincinnati, OH 45202
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Rover the Rhine is a veterinary services center and dog day care located in downtown Cincinnati that serves pet owners in the metro region. The center was founded in 2016 and offers its day care and veterinary services Monday through Friday. Rover the Rhine provides pet owners with affordable and customizable solutions including a medical clinic, dog and cat boarding, all day dog play programs, acupuncture, house calls, and more.

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4.5

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TailWaggers Doggy Daycare

4528 Summerside Road, Cincinnati, OH 45245
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Tailwaggers Doggy Daycare, established in 2016 in Cincinnati, Ohio, offers daycare services for area pets. It provides a safe and friendly place for dogs to play while pet parents are at work. Its indoor space features two play zones, which allows larger dogs to play separately from smaller canines. The daycare also offers fresh-air play for dogs outdoors with supervision. Overnight boarding is available, and dogs can receive grooming services in the cage-free doggy spa.

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4.7
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4.7 / 5 (143)
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4.5 / 5 (7)

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The Animal Care Centers

Cincinnati, OH 45240
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The Animal Care Centers consist of three state-of-the-art, full service veterinary hospitals and boarding facilities that have been serving the Fairfield, Forest Park, and Blue Ash communities for over 35 years. Their goal is to deliver the highest quality veterinary medicine to their patients and to serve clients with a friendly, competent staff and state-of-the-art medical equipment. In addition to veterinary care, they offer spacious and climate controlled boarding facilities to ensure quality care for all pets.

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5.0
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5.0 / 5 (411)
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3.5 / 5 (15)

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The Pet Athletic Club

Cincinnati, OH 45202
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The Pet Athletic Club specializes in dog training and has worked with a range of certified dog trainers, certified decoys, and champion dogs. The Club is located conveniently in downtown Cincinnati and close to Northern Kentucky and offers puppy education, basic on-leash obedience training, obedience training, and behavior modification. Their specialty dog training and care options include personal protection training, service dog training, therapy dog training, and more.

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4.3
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4.4 / 5 (83)
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4.5 / 5 (72)
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2.5 / 5 (14)

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Unleashed Canine Obedience

Cincinnati, OH 45242
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Unleashed Canine Obedience is based in Cincinnati and opened in 2008 with the aim of helping dogs become their best selves and foster authentic pet-owner relationships. Unleashed helps to facilitate a bond between humans and dogs that go beyond basic obedience. Their customized training paradigm renders clear communication and focuses on behavioral dog training. The team of experienced trainers focuses on providing the best care and boarding to all types and ranges of dogs.

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4.9
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5.0 / 5 (33)

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Waggin Tails

Cincinnati, OH 45239
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Waggin Tails opened in Cincinnati in 2004 and has provided reliable and honest pet care and pet sitting services for busy residents from around the Menomonie area. Waggin Tails started out as a dog training business and later added daycare and grooming. Owners Aprill Vincent and Roxy Kershaw, as well as Waggin Tails' staff, are all pet owners and as such, understand the importance of providing loved pets with safe, consistent, and attentive care.

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4.9 / 5 (28)

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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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