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Rover

Salt Lake City, UT
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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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4.6
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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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Barley's Canine Recreation Center

Salt Lake City, UT 84109
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Barley’s Canine Recreation Center serves Salt Lake City, Utah, and the surrounding areas. Their services include daycare, an indoor swimming pool, walking, hiking, massage, acupuncture, chiropractic work, dog self-wash station, grooming, training, and senior services. This facility dedicates themselves to the health and wellness of all dogs. They aim to educate clients on how to prioritize doggy fitness and make it more enjoyable. Clients genuinely enjoy bringing their dogs here to watch them swim and have loads of fun with the other dogs. Their clean and versatile facility keeps clients coming back. They uphold the highest customer service and post frequent updates on their news and facebook feed to keep clients up to date on their most recent happenings.

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4.5
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4.8 / 5 (3)

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Desert Dog Daycare

Salt Lake City, UT 84104
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Desert Dog Daycare serves Salt Lake City and the surrounding areas in Utah. This locally owned and operated company has over a decade of dog care experience. Their facility allows dogs to embrace their fun-loving ways and social preference for a pack. They offer cage-free daycare, overnight dog boarding in a multitude of kennel sizes, dog bathing with the option for specialty baths, and doggie birthday party packages. They keep webcams rolling so clients can check in on their beloved pups during the day and see how they're doing. Their facility is 9,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor play areas with a special space for sleeping and eating.

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4.8
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4.8 / 5 (35)

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Diggity Dog Resort

Salt Lake City, UT 84115
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Diggity Dog Resort provides 24/7 dog boarding, daycare, and grooming services, to Salt Lake City, Utah, and the surrounding communities. They offer daycare services priced by the day, as well as overnight boarding per night with a discount on each additional dog boarded. Their full groom and mini groom packages help keep dogs clean and fresh with extra services available. All dogs pass a temperament test before being boarded or enrolling in daycare to ensure they will get along with other dogs. They have an early drop off service available for working clients, and their online form allows customers to contact them quickly.

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4.4
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4.5 / 5 (172)
Facebook
4.5 / 5 (52)
Yelp
4.0 / 5 (41)

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DogMode

Salt Lake City, UT 84107
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DogMode has almost two decades of dog care experience. This family-owned company maintains an off-leash system with their boarding and daycare services. They serve Salt Lake City and the surrounding areas in Utah. Clients can take an online tour of the facility to see if it is a good fit for their pup. Clients love that they have the option to watch their dogs on a webcam when they leave them at doggie daycare. Their patient staff and personalized service help clients know their pets are in good hands. They offer dog boarding, daycare, an aquatic fitness center, dog grooming, and washing.

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4.8
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4.8 / 5 (555)
Facebook
4.8 / 5 (296)
Yelp
4.5 / 5 (57)

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Little Dogs Resort & Salon

Salt Lake City, UT 84107
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Little Dogs Resort & Salon, located in Salt Lake City, Utah, offers cageless boarding, grooming, and daycare for dogs under 30 pounds. With almost two decades of experience, their sizeable indoor facility provides luxurious grassy areas, suites, and a never-ending water bowl. Services offered include overnight boarding with individualized diet plans in a private playpen, daycare with daily activities and ample playtime, and small breed grooming with trained groomers. Clients can quickly make reservations through their online system and get a discount when they board more than one dog at a time. Their photo galleries show all the happy dogs they have in their facility, a true testament to their fantastic cageless boarding tactics.

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4.5
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4.7 / 5 (104)
Yelp
3.5 / 5 (22)
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5.0 / 5 (15)

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The Dog Lodge

Midvale, UT 84047
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The Dog Lodge has nearly two decades of dog daycare, lodging, and grooming experience. They serve Midvale, Utah, and the surrounding communities. Their facility grants dogs a safe and relaxing environment to keep them and their owners happy. They offer doggie daycare with half and full day options, as well as a range of prices depending on the number of times dogs visit per month. Their overnight lodging option provides owners with a place to leave their dog where they will have plenty of play time, and after three nights a free bath is included. Their professional grooming services include baths, brushing, fur trimming, nail trimming, and more; rates depend on dog size.

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4.7
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4.7 / 5 (32)

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The Dog Zone

Sandy, UT 84070
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The Dog Zone provides a place for owners to bring their dogs and have endless playtime both indoors and outdoors. They offer daycare for dogs four months or older, full service grooming for cats and dogs, an affordable self-wash station, and other services such as flea and tick treatment and ear cleaning. After buying five washes for their pets, clients can get the sixth free. Clients appreciate the friendly staff and sparkling clean facility. Their photo gallery shows the happy faces of many dogs that stay at The Dog Zone, highlighting their fun environment and enjoyable social interactions. They serve Sandy, Utah, and the surrounding areas.

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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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