Thousands of pet owners work all day, and this requires leaving your dog home while you work. Often these owners come home to a stressed out dog, and rampant destruction, either of the house, or the yard, and neighbors who complain of barking and howling, due to separation anxiety.
One of the top ten reasons given at an animal shelter for owner turn-ins is "it destroys my things when I'm not home". Perhaps your dog is bored. Does it have any friends?
Social interaction with other dogs might just be the thing. Are they bursting with energy? Or do you just need peace of mind, knowing your dog is well cared for while you are away?
Dropping your dog off in the morning on the way to work, and while you slave away, your dog can enjoy life and you can have one less worry in yours!
Choosing a doggie day care can be a bit of a challenge. The first consideration is do you want to own a real dog day care not a glorified kennel? Do you want to drop off your dog in the morning and pick them up in the evening, as well as overnight boarding for traveling?
A doggie day care is set up to work like a child day care. The dogs have activities, play time, and a lot of attention through out the day. They usually get a few snacks and may even find themselves getting a bath and grooming. Most dogs thrive in this environment, a fun, safe environment for dogs to play, romp and receive lots of love and attention!
Look for indicators of good care. These include individual cages with beds for each boarder, outdoor fenced-in exercise area, and clean quarters with toileting facilities outdoors preferably. There should be little or no evidence of pet odor or fur since the facility should be kept clean and neat.