Daycare Facts

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Please look over these daycare facts to find out if Wag ‘n Woofs Dog Daycare is right for you and your pooch!

Rules

  • RESERVATIONS REQUIRED! Please call, email or Facebook to reserve your space. We perform evaluation days Monday through Friday
  • Dogs must be friendly towards other dogs and people, though we are happy to help shy dogs blossom
  • Puppies over 6 months must be spayed or neutered
  • Puppies 8 weeks and older are welcome, they’ll need to have their first round of Distemper and Bordetella
  • Dogs coming from a shelter or rescue must be in your home for 2 weeks
  • Dogs must be up-to-date on Rabies, Distemper, and Bordetella with a clean fecal sample
  • Dogs must be on flee & tick prevention. Please leave your dog at home for 48 hours after applying a topical flee and tick medication to avoid other dogs consuming any
  • On your first day dogs must arrive by 8:00am, otherwise Wag ‘n Woofs may ask you to come back a different day

Why Dog Daycare?

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Here are a few of the benefits of bringing your pooch to play!

  • Your dog needs daily exercise and activity, but busy schedules can make this a difficult task. Instead of feeling guilty or coming home to a “crazy” pup, Dog Daycare will send you home with one tired, happy pooch!
  • Dogs enjoy other dogs! Your dog will have fun playing and socializing with their new best friends.
  • For puppies, this experience can be invaluable. Dog Daycare helps them learn appropriate play styles, and they are introduced to a wide variety of dogs (big/small, young/old). As your puppy grows into an adult you will be confident they have the proper socialization to enjoy any outing you’d like to bring them on.
  • Dog Daycare can be a great environment for shy dogs to blossom. Whether they are nervous around new people or a little unsure about other dogs, our canine pack and Playgroup Leaders are great teachers to help them develop confidence.
  • Do you have a dog that never gets tired, and a walk around the block or a trip to the dog park doesn’t even leave a dent in their energy level? We provide an entire day of play, activity and attention that’s bound to tire out your dog.
  • Some dogs prefer to hang out on the sidelines. If your dog is happy to receive belly rubs all day, Playgroup Leaders are happy to lend a hand!
  • Some dogs suffer from separation anxiety when they are left alone. At daycare, they will be around other dogs and people all day. Regular exercise and mental stimulation can also help them relax when they do need to be left alone.

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Things to Consider about Dog Daycare

  • Just like when a child goes to school, sending your dog to daycare means they might come home with an occasional “skinned knee”. In the dog daycare world this might mean a scratch, dirty fur, or sore paw pads.
  • In a social environment, dogs have a higher risk of “catching a cold”. To prevent this, our facility is cleaned top to bottom every day and all dogs are kept up-to-date on vaccinations. You will be informed if we notice any signs that your dog is ill, but please help by keeping your dog home if you notice they aren’t feeling their best.
  • Depending on your dog’s socialization skills, it may take a few times for them to become comfortable with the facility and us. We will keep you up-to-date on their daily activities. After a few trips to Wag ‘n Woofs your pup should be able to show you how much they love daycare by how excited they get when they arrive!
  • Your pup will get the most out of their daycare experience by coming on a regular basis, the same days each week if possible. Consistency helps them become familiar with their Playgroup Leader, the pack, and the daycare environment.
  • Water is available at all times of the day on all play floors, but your dog will likely consume more water when they get home from their busy day of playing. Watch their water intake after action packed daycare days to prevent upset stomachs.
  • We give an optional hour rest time during mid-day to help dogs rest and relax after a busy morning. If you pack a treat or lunch for your dog this also helps prevent bloat, and gives them time to digest their food. Dogs with food go into their own kennel to eat, while the rest of the pack relaxes on the play floor.
  • Group Daycare isn’t always the best option for every dog. For the safety of the pack we can’t accept dogs with specific behaviors that put others at risk including aggression, fence jumping, and extremely rough play. We work hard to maintain a safe environment at Wag ‘n Woofs. We happily offer a solo play option for dogs who do better one on one or in small groups.

 

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