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Rover

Dallas, TX
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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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Barking Hound Village

Dallas, TX 75235
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Barking Hound Village is a dog daycare facility that provides boarding and specialized care services for neighborhood dogs in the Dallas area. The company specializes in comprehensive daycare and overnight boarding services which involve indoor and outdoor play activities, homelike dog hotel suites, organic food, bathing, special needs accommodation, and medication administration. The staff members of Barking Hound Village are certified by the American Red Cross in pet first aid and CPR.

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4.5
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5.0 / 5 (10)

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Bones & Bacon Pet Resort

Dallas, TX 75208
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Bones & Bacon Pet Resort is a pet daycare center that offers cozy accommodations to dogs across the Dallas area. The suites are equipped with raised bedding as well as water and food bowls to provide warm, comfortable boarding services. Its team also integrates an all-day play philosophy with rest sessions as needed to maximize pets’ opportunities to play, socialize, and relax. Bones & Bacon Pet Resort offers free initial sessions.

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5.0
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5.0 / 5 (28)

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Doggie's Wonderland

Plano, TX 75075
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Doggie’s Wonderland is a dog daycare center that offers pet enriching activities to neighborhood dogs throughout the Plano area. The facility is equipped with well maintained, air-conditioned indoor spaces and expansive outdoor playground areas to safely provide daycare and overnight boarding services. The company also offers bathing, nail trim, airport shuttle, as well as pick up and drop off solutions. Pet owners commend Doggie’s Wonderland for its professional, knowledgeable, and dedicated staff.

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4.3
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4.4 / 5 (185)
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4.0 / 5 (103)

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Elite Suites Pet Resort

Southlake, TX 76092
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Elite Suites Pet Resort is a pet care center that provides superior pampering services for dogs across the Southlake area. The business specializes in dog daycare and boarding services and also offers grooming salon treatments such as full haircut, bath, dental care, and pedicure with nail polish application. Elite Suites Pet Resort is a member of the American Boarding Kennels Association (ABKA).

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4.6
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4.6 / 5 (80)

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K-9 University

Plano, TX 75023
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K-9 University is a locally owned and operated business that provides personalized daycare and boarding services for dogs across the Plano area. The company was established in 1993 and has since offered high-quality training, overnight boarding, pet grooming, and dog daycare services in a safe, structured environment. Pet owners highly recommend K-9 University for its professional, dedicated, and friendly staff.

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4.8
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4.8 / 5 (440)
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4.9 / 5 (153)
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4.0 / 5 (25)

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Man's Best Friend

Carrollton, TX 75006
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Man’s Best Friend is a family owned and operated company that provides quality daycare services for dogs across the Dallas metro. The business was established in 1980 and has since offered notable expertise in dog training and obedience training, protection training, overnight boarding, and dog daycare services. Man’s Best Friend also offers free evaluations as well as initial consultations with a professional dog trainer.

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4.3
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4.5 / 5 (542)
Yelp
3.5 / 5 (94)
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4.2 / 5 (83)

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Pet Resort in the Gardens

Arlington, TX 76013
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Pet Resort in the Gardens is a pet daycare center in Arlington that provides customized pampering services for dogs and cats. The company offers an extensive array of individualized care services including in-room cuddles and attention, brush time, lavender spritz tuck-in, chase activity, boarding, daycare, behavioral assessment, grooming, bath, nail trim, massage, and anal gland expression. Pet owners commend Pet Resort in the Gardens for its well-kept, safe, and comfortable facility.

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4.0

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Smart Dog Dallas

Dallas, TX 75207
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Smart Dog Dallas is a dog daycare center that provides learning and play programs for canines throughout the Dallas metropolitan area. The business aims to offer opportunities for pets to socialize, play, learn, rest, and eat through holistically enriching daycare and boarding services. Its team equally handles transportation as well as private and group training services. Smart Dog Dallas is perfectly rated on Yelp.

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4.5

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Social Pack Dogs

Carrollton, TX 75006
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Business Description

Social Pack Dogs is a dog daycare facility that provides tailored relaxation and play programs for pets throughout the Carrollton area. Its team conducts mental and physical stimulation activities in a safe, healthy environment to offer optimal daycare and boarding services. The company also offers dog training referrals and grooming services such as bathing, nail trim, and anal gland expression. Pet owners appreciate Social Pack Dogs for its attentive, caring, and organized staff.

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4.9
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4.7 / 5 (75)
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5.0 / 5 (66)
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (22)

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The Dallas Dog Palace

Dallas, TX
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Dallas Dog Palace has pack leaders who know how to deal with dog temperament and aggressiveness. They provide a dog daycare program that emphasizes holistic care to improve pets' physical and mental health. The establishment's services are oral medication administration, private suite accommodation, grooming, and dog walking on the Santa Fe Trail. Its team also performs CPR and dog first aid in the event of an emergency. Owner Jennifer is a former public school teacher who has completed courses in dog behavior and training, as well as dog health.

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5.0
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5.0 / 5 (21)
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5.0 / 5 (5)

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Urban Paws

2526 Elm St, Dallas, TX 75226
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Urban Paws is a dog daycare with over ten years' experience caring for canines in downtown Dallas, Texas. The more than 10,000 square foot facility has spacious townhomes for resting and several indoor and outdoor parks for supervised playtime and socialization that's open seven days per week. Urban Paws accepts most dogs over three months old and has some restrictions for vaccinations, general health, and spaying and neutering. Other services include boarding, grooming, and training.

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4.9 / 5 (91)

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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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