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Rover

Tacoma, WA
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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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Bark-N-Buddies Doggies Daycare

Edgewood, WA 98371
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Bark-N-Buddies Doggies Daycare offers dog training classes, daycare, and grooming for canines in Edgewood, WA, and the surrounding Tacoma metro area. Their spacious facility is designed to provide a safe place for dogs to train, exercise, socialize, and play games. Each new guest is required to complete a four-hour evaluation and recommends each dog spends at least two full days at the daycare. Also, pet owners can rent out their indoor/outdoor space to celebrate their pup’s birthday or any special occasion. Staff members can also provide games, food, birthday cake, party favors, and decoration upon request.

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5.0
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Biscuits Doggie Daycare

Tacoma, WA 98406
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Biscuits Doggie Daycare specializes in grooming and daycare services for canines in the Tacoma, WA metro area. This local and family-owned business provides the necessary services to help dogs develop social skills, reduce separation anxiety, develop physical fitness, and provide the right amount of exercise. Founder Nicole runs Biscuits with her husband Jesse and her brother James. Also, her parents have been a part of the Pierce County’s small business community for over three decades. Grooming services include shampoo, conditioner, blow dry, brush out, nails, glands, and more. Biscuits Doggie Daycare is highly rated on Facebook where clients speak highly of their impressive facility, courteous staff, and gentle approach to dog care.

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4.6
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4.9 / 5 (123)
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4.5 / 5 (118)
Yelp
4.0 / 5 (32)

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Calvin’s Place

Tacoma, WA 98467
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Calvin’s Place is a pet daycare, boarding, and grooming facility for dogs in the Tacoma, WA metro area. This state-of-the-art facility can work with dogs of all breeds, sizes, and ages. Experienced dog handlers practice a cage-free rule so dogs can all roam free range. Also, their house trainer Garrett Stevens is an ALPHA and OMEGA dog trainer and expert in canine body language and energy communication. Garrett has successfully rehabilitated dogs suffering from severe aggression, fear, and other behavioral problems. Staff members can also help facilitate additional pet care services including veterinary healthcare. Clients speak highly of their professional, patient, and accommodating staff.

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3.4 / 5 (1)

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Canyon Pet Lodge

Puyallup, WA 98375
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Canyon Pet Lodge offers doggie daycare, overnight lodging, and pet salon services for pets in Puyallup, WA, and the surrounding area. Their facilities are located on five acres with giant pines, lodges, and yards for guest to run and play. Canine guests are supervised daily and exercise with Camp Bark DayCamp with lodge rangers and fellow canines. Dog handlers also provide Wet Nose Trail Walks. Feline guests can rest in an individual cat condo. Canyon Pet Lodge also features a large fish tank and a large safe rooftop enclosure for feline guests. Clients speak highly of their friendly, professional, and courteous staff.

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DOGWORXX

Tacoma, WA 98422
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DOGWORXX is a doggie daycare and boarding services for guests in the Tacoma, WA metro area. Their quaint 1,300 sq. ft. is specifically designed to offer personalized attention to every guest. Only 10 to 15 guests are allowed at a time to ensure loving care with constant supervision. Trained dog handlers offer an array of exercises and activities including tug-a-war, running ramps, chasing balls, an 85-gallon pool, and naps with soothing music. Owners Tiffany Hill and John Hill both strive to stay up-to-date with the latest material on dogs through various publications and by deeply studying animal behavior. Tiffany is nationally certified through Universal Class, Inc. in dog and cat first aid, care, and maintenance.

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5.0

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Happy Dog South Sound

Tacoma, WA 98409
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Happy Dog South Sound is a doggie daycare, boarding, grooming and training service for canines in the Tacoma, WA metro area. Facilities are equipped with plenty of space for dogs to run around in and features pools to play in during the summer and turf for the rainy days. Special packages and discounts are available for review on their website. Also, in the summer months dogs can partake in their obstacle course training program for a great physical and mental workout. Dog walking services are also available. Happy Dog South Sound is highly-rated on Facebook where clients speak of their friendly and courteous staff, calm and clean environment, and gentle approach to dog care.

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4.5

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Lisa’s Pet Pawlor

Lakewood, WA 98499
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Lisa’s Pet Pawlor provides a variety of pet services including boarding, grooming, and daycare for customers in the Lakewood and Tacoma, WA metro area. Owner Lisa O’Gorman has over two decades of experience and takes pride in providing gentle, quality care for each guest. Their daycare is kept small and personable, and staff members strive to know each dog personally which helps maintain a safe and fun environment for big, small, old or young dogs. Grooming packages include nail trimming, anal gland expression, ear cleaning, bath, dry, brush out, and haircut. Clients speak highly of their friendly staff, gentle approach, and competitive prices.

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4.1

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Pet Ponderosa

Graham, WA 98338
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Pet Ponderosa is a pet daycare, lodging, grooming, and walking services for cats and dogs in the Graham, WA metro area. Their five-acre state-of-the-art facility offers a main kennel which is temperature controlled, clean, and quiet with different sized kennels to accommodate dogs of all breeds. Also, an ultrasonic bark device to keep the environment calm is also available. Owners Nancy and Regis Jackson have over a decade of experience and continue to strive to be a personal and interactive pet resort. They are both active members of the International Boarding & Pet Services Association. Pet Ponderosa is highly rated on Facebook with over 100 reviews where clients speak of their kind and patient staff, large and entertaining atmosphere, and competitive prices.

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Positive Approach for Dogs

Tacoma, WA 98409
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Positive Approach for Dogs is a local small business specializing in dog training and daycare for canines in Tacoma, WA metro area for over two decades. Experienced staff members have all be trained in dog first-aid and have daily activities, playtime, and attention exercises planned. All dogs must pass a temperament test which performed by a trainer before becoming a guest. Owner Jeri Lynn Vosburgh is a certified professional dog trainer through the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers and also has over three decades of experience. Their professional full baths include nail trimming, anal gland expression, potty patch trimming, feet hair trim, and ear cleaning.

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5.0

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The Doggie Den

Kent, WA 98032
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The Doggie Den is a dog daycare and boarding facility for canines in the Kent, WA metro area. Experienced dog handlers strive to provide a safe, fun and stimulating environment for dogs during business hours and overnight stays. Their facilities have an indoor park which is over 4,000 sq. ft with rubber flooring and an attached 1,500 sq. ft. fully fenced outdoor yard. They have structural rocks, shrubbery, and a tug of war stump for dogs to play with. Also, there are sofas, loveseats, and dog beds located in strategic areas throughout the facility for ultimate comfort. Clients speak highly of their competitive prices, accommodating staff, and spacious facility.

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4.0

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The Pet Brigade

Lewis, WA 98433
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The Pet Brigade is the only privately-owned pet boarding facility located on a military post in Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA for almost a decade. Their state-of-the-art facility specializes in short-term or long-term pet boarding and also offers an extensive full groom service for cats and dogs. Their daycare service includes supervised playtime, human interaction, nap time, and games. Their services strive to accommodate the thousands of soldiers with pet care needs during deployment. Clients range from military families, retirees, and civilians with JBLM access. The Pet Brigade is highly-rated on Google where clients speak highly of their helpful and friendly staff and attentive grooming services.

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4.6
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4.7 / 5 (398)
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4.6 / 5 (104)
Yelp
3.5 / 5 (53)

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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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