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Cleveland, 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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Cleveland Metrobark

3939 Payne Ave, Cleveland, OH 44114
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Cleveland Metrobark is a dog care facility certified by the PCSA. It has a 6,000-square-foot indoor dog daycare facility and an outdoor area that allows pets to enjoy playing on sprinklers, swimming pools, and misting fans. After letting the owner know about the rules and regulations, such as vaccinations and health policies, the facility will let new dogs join its daycare program. It caters to the dogs' special needs, such as food intake and medications. The facility also offers dog boarding and grooming services.

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4.7
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4.7 / 5 (141)
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4.5 / 5 (17)

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Club K9 of Wickliffe

Wickliffe, OH 44092
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Club K9 of Wickliffe is a dog boarder and daycare located in the city of Wickliffe, accepting customers in Northeastern Ohio, including Mentor, Kirtland, Euclid, Willowick, Willoughby, and Cleveland. Their monitored facility allows dogs to play off-leash during the day, with 10,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor play areas. Services available include comfortable beds, human companionship at night, field trips, walks, Saturday night movies, and stimulating exercise to keep pet's active mentally and physically during their stay. Owner Virginia Francis is a Certified Professional Trainer from an intensive course at National K-9 in Columbus with endorsements in obedience training, behavior modification, and breed identification.

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5.0
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4.9 / 5 (1)

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Dogtropolis Doggy Daycare

South Euclid, OH 44121
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Dogtropolis is a premium doggy daycare business with 8,000 square feet of play space for dogs. The company began in 2003 in the city of South Euclid, Ohio, with only two dogs, belonging to the owner. Now they are one of the largest doggy daycares in the Greater Cleveland area, with 90% of referrals coming from friends, family, neighbors, and other word-of-mouth recommendations. They accept a limited amount of pre-screened dogs to ensure each dog receives the love and attention of staff with low ratios. They feature 5x5 oversized kennels for overnight boarding, and packages for cost savings when pets come regularly.

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4.0

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Inn The Doghouse

Lakewood, OH 44107
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Inn the Doghouse is a Lakewood, Ohio based pet daycare and serves customers in the Lakewood and Cleveland areas. They offer daycare services for dogs and cats which include overnight stays, games, and education for pets. Additionally, Inn the Doghouse has a range of pet spa services such as full grooming and specialty care like blueberry facials, pawdicure, and a play and pamper package. The broad range of services offered by Inn the Doghouse ensures their customers can customize their care to their pets needs. Readers of the Cleveland Magazine voted Inn the Doghouse their 2013 Readers Pick Award for the best pet daycare facility in the Cleveland area.

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5.0
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4.8 / 5 (1)

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Inn to Pets

Westlake, OH 44145
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Serving Cleveland's West Shore since 2000, Inn to Pets is a dog daycare and pet boarding business with service to the cities of Rocky River, Lakewood, North Olmstead, Avon, and Bay Village. Their staff has a combined over 70 years of experience, offering three half-hour relief breaks and substitute walks, with amenities like soft bedding, soothing music, tasty treats, and elevated beds. Customers who have boarded their dogs or cats at the facility say their animals had excellent care and seemed to enjoy themselves during their stay. The company won the Angie's List Super Service Award for Northeastern Ohio.

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4.5

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K-9 Kingdom

Richmond Heights, OH 44143
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K-9 Kingdom is a professional doggy daycare and overnight boarding facility located in Richmond Heights, Ohio with service to the surrounding area since 2003. The locally-owned company won the 2011 Super Service Award from Angie's List. They began as a doggy daycare and fresh baked dog biscuit company, expanding to include full-service grooming, training, gift items, and kennel-free overnight boarding. They distribute premium dog food brands like Acana, Fromm, and Primal, and their K-9 bakery features a gourmet assortment of fresh-baked goods and custom gift baskets. Training is designed to address problem behaviors like housebreaking, manners, off-leash control and politeness with strangers and other dogs.

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4.4
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4.9 / 5 (2)

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Misty Glen Kennel

Westlake, OH 44145
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Misty Glen Kennel is a professional dog daycare and boarding facility located in the city of Westlake as part of Ohio's historic Dover Township. The kennel sits on Misty Glen Farm, a tract of land initially established in 1860 by the former City of Cleveland dog warden and champion and breeder, George Buehl, and his wife, Esther. The facility now offers a day camp for dogs, open year-round, with daily exercise, activities, nap time, socialization, and relaxation for dogs of all types. Customers who have used the boarding service say they have a cozy setting and friendly staff, and their dogs enjoy their stay.

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4.8
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4.8 / 5 (152)
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4.9 / 5 (73)
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4.5 / 5 (6)

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Style Mutt

Cleveland, OH 44111
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Style Mutt is a dog boutique and daycare facility located in Cleveland, Ohio off of Warren Road with service to the surrounding area. Owner Pam Alerine worked for five years as president of the Cleveland pet products manufacturer PetZone, and currently operates the Doggy Daycare portion of Style Mutt. She invites customers to bring their pets in and relax, with several events like holiday parties and social mixers. The store has a special section dedicated to the memory of her son Kyle, who advocated for bulldogs until his passing in 2006, with 15% of all profits going to a local rescue group. Grooming services are also available and include bathing, brushing, de-shedding treatments, nail clipping, and more.

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4.7 / 5 (2)

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The Mutt Hutt

Cleveland, OH 44113
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The Mutt Hutt is a cage-free dog daycare and boarding business located in the city of Cleveland, Ohio. Winner of the Angie's List Super Service Award in 2008 and 2013, the Cleveland Hotlist in 2015, and Best of Cleveland in 2010 and 2011, The Mutt Hutt has earned a reputation for excellent service in the community. Their facility offers 2,500 square feet of indoor play space and 5,000 square feet of outdoor space for dogs to exercise and socialize together. Services include boarding, daycare, and grooming, with a safe, clean, and socially centered design to ensure each dog receives the proper attention and stimulation they need.

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4.4
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4.5 / 5 (103)
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4.0 / 5 (30)

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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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