Dog care services are becoming more popular among pet owners across the nation. The number of people who consider their dogs as part of the family has increased dramatically over the past few years.
More people are choosing to adopt a dog as opposed to purchasing one from the local dog pound, and there are even more people who are finding that purchasing a dog outright is more cost-effective than enrolling in a dog care program. More people are looking to extend their dog’s life span by providing them with top-notch dog care services.
However, finding the right daycare center for your furry friend can be difficult. There are many different types of dog care services available to dogs of all ages and breeds.
Daycare centers that specialize in caring for older dogs might not be the best fit for your pets’ needs, and many dog daycare franchises cater to younger dogs without the specialized attention to aging or breed specific care that full-service daycare center offers.
A common option that pet owners look into is a boarding facility for dogs. Boarding facilities are another type of dog daycare facility that can be a viable option if you are willing to invest the time and effort to locate one that works for you and your pet.
These services may include on-site dog grooming, dog obedience classes or other classes, vaccination and vet medical care, and even on-site dog sitting, dog walking, or even pet transportation to veterinarian appointments.
More upscale facilities will also offer luxury services such as pet massages, acupuncture, or similar alternative treatments offered by trained professionals, that will most likely appeal to the same crowd…that is, those with pets! These boarding facilities typically allow owners to leave their dogs at their premises and come back when they
want to, or simply for a short period.
Another possible option to consider in terms of dog daycare would be an outdoor play area. Although many facilities will emphasize the safety and soundness of structure and materials, there is also a trend to emphasize entertainment for pets by offering numerous, diverse, and engaging outdoor play areas. Some parks will have designated areas for fenced-in, running, and jumping areas, while others may feature natural play areas or spaces in which dogs can “play”.
In addition to having several different and engaging activities, dog care services that offer natural grass dog play places may benefit both you and your pet.