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4 Things to Know About Going to Doggy Daycare for the First Time

Doggy Daycare

Key Takeaways

  1. Be Informed of Daycare Accommodations: Understand the amenities and services offered by the daycare, including boarding options and additional services like grooming (both of which are offered at Pet Palace!).
  2. Know Your Pup’s Vaccinations: Ensure your dog is up-to-date on required vaccinations and consider additional vaccines for protection against potential infections.
  3. Prepare a Bag: Bring essentials such as a leash, food, medication, and emergency contact information to make your dog comfortable and ensure your own peace of mind.
  4. Understand Your Pet: Describe your pet’s behavior around other dogs and humans to help the daycare staff provide the best care and socialization opportunities. Pet Palace is able to accommodate dogs of all temperaments.

Looking for a passionate team to take care of your pup while you work, run errands, or see to other daily business? Pet Palace is a pet boarding facility with several locations in the Midwest and east coast ideally suited for your needs.

Our staff has their own furry friends at home, so they understand the amount of care required for each and every animal. Additionally, they know how to treat your pet and make them comfortable throughout their doggy daycare adventures. When you decide to send your furry friend off to their home away from home, you’ll likely want to ease the transition, so we developed a checklist to do just that!

4 Tips for Taking Your Pup to Dog Daycare

We know you love your furry friend and understand that leaving them can be difficult – even if it is only for the day. Here are some tips to make your dog’s first trip to doggy daycare as seamless as possible!

1. Be Informed of Daycare Accommodations

Doggy daycare facilities have more than just friendly faces. Some, like Pet Palace, have extra amenities for you and your pet to take advantage of. One feature of doggy daycare that is often overlooked is the ability to board. If your pup seems to enjoy the space chosen for daytime care, they are going to be more comfortable if they ever need to spend the night there.

It is also important to look at the hours, services, and any extras offered. The hours and flexibility of pickup times could influence your schedule. Also, it is important to note whether additional services can be added. Seriously, why make an extra trip to the dog spa over the weekend when you can schedule to have your dog’s nails clipped during your workday?

2. Know Your Pup’s Vaccinations

Before sending your furry friend to doggy daycare, it is important to understand which vaccinations are required for attendance. Getting other vaccines to protect your pup from infections is also something to consider. Consulting with a vet for this step can help determine which additional vaccines are appropriate for your dog’s size, weight, breed, and more.

3. Prepare a Bag

Bring the necessities for your pup when you take them to doggy daycare. This includes a leash, food, any medication, and emergency contact information. The benefits of being prepared help not only the dog daycare staff, but also your pup. You will have peace of mind knowing that your dog feels comfortable with familiar supplies, and that you will be notified with emergency information.

4. Really Understand Your Pet

 Before sending your pet to dog daycare, it is beneficial to fully understand them. Being able to describe how they act around other dogs and humans will help prepare the staff of the facility and give your animal the best possible care. This can influence the amount of socialization they are encouraged to have and more.

Choose Pet Palace as Your Doggy Daycare Destination

Pet Palace is the ideal destination for doggy daycare due to its passionate staff and array of accommodations. Other benefits of choosing Pet Palace include:

  • Custom pricing – Have control over which services your pet receives under our care (and only pay for what you need!)
  • Pet Safe program – Your pet will benefit from a secure environment and staff that is on call 24/7
  • Outdoor time – To maintain the overall well-being of your pet, we ensure they have supervised outdoor playtime and plenty of bathroom breaks
  • Spacious and clean facilities – All pets enjoy spacious accommodations where they can walk around and feel comfortable during their stay
  • High staff-to-pet ratio – We have the staffing capacity to give your pet individualized attention if needed, which means that medications can be administered on time and other customizations can be made

If doggy daycare is not the solution for your dog but they are still in need of some TLC, Pet Palace is happy to help. In addition to daycare, we also provide dog boarding, cat boarding, and grooming services.

Convenient Locations for Dog Daycare

Pet Palace’s staff has an unwavering passion for animals, creating an ideal environment for your pet. Conveniently located in several locations in the Midwest and on the east coast, we aim to provide pet care in places you need it:

Contact Us Today with Dog Daycare Inquiries

Pet Palace is ready to give you the dog daycare your pup deserves. Contact us today with questions or to book a time!

Lora Shaw

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Lora Shaw

Lora Shaw is currently the Vice President of Operations at Pet Palace.

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