pooched! dog daycare.
*** DAYCARE SPACES LIMITED ***
(Regular daycare service offered Tuesdays & Thursdays only; please inquire for most up-to-date availability. For new clients, we ask for regular, pre-scheduled commitments only)
Dog daycare –often referred to as “doggy daycare” –is used for the daytime care of your dog. As outlined above, we currently only offer this regular service on Tuesdays & Thursdays. Dogs get dropped off in the morning, & are picked up in the afternoon/evening by their owners. Dogs receive a day filled with attention & play in a safe environment, where they get to meet new friends, catch up with old ones & have fun! Our premium dog daycare service features an open & interactive indoor environment, as well as a fenced-in outdoor space for the dogs to alternate between. We aim to have dogs attending regularly who fully enjoy the experience, aren’t stressed, & who add positively to the dynamics of the group — at the end of the day, our daycare service is extremely personal & it is all about you & your dog’s personal needs. Please inquire about daycare availability, as spaces are extremely limited.
We all love our dogs, & have the best intentions when it comes to their health, happiness, & wellbeing; however, the reality is they often get put on the ‘back burner’ because quite frankly, we’re all so busy! See if you can relate to any of the following questions:
- work all day & have no time or patience for an energetic dog at night?
- have an extremely friendly pooch who loves to socialize with other dogs?
- feel guilty about leaving your dog home alone all day, but feel you have no real choice?
- too busy or unable to exercise your dog on certain days?
- unable to give your dog enough attention, because the kids are top priority?
The dog daycare –or “doggy daycare” service –is offered in our clean, climate-controlled environment, which focuses on providing a positive & happy experience for dogs. We keep our numbers low so as not to overcrowd our guests, & to ensure the comfort of all those attending.Within our low numbers, dogs have the freedom to do things at their own pace, make their own choices & not feel pressured to go-go-go the whole day if they don’t want to. The goal isn’t to run/play a dog to the point of pure exhaustion — it’s about giving them opportunity & options — thereby creating days that are more fun, less overwhelming & stressful, for both owners & pooches. This is what “pooched!” means to us.
Our indoor space is spacious & welcoming with our with plenty of room to play with friends. The fenced-in, safe outdoor space offers over 15,000 square feet of room to run, play, explore & have plenty of opportunity exercise! The benefits our personalized service not only helps with the logistics of everyday life (i.e. when do I find the time to exercise Fido?), but also with enriching the life of your beloved companion.
In order to ensure the safety of all our clients –both human & canine –we require that all dogs go through our screening process, prior to their trial stay with us (for both boarding & daycare!). This involves the completion of our forms which offers us insight on their training history, socialization, what their needs are, & more. It is paramount that each & every adult dog who stays with us has already been well-socialized with no issues. Once the forms are submitted, we will let you know if your dog has been approved to the next step – which is a trial daycare day with us to assess suitability.
If your dog is not able to easily be in a multi-dog environment, but you would like them to be able to – that’s where training at home or with a reputable, force-free trainer comes in. Feel free to contact us if you would like recommendations for reputable trainers. If you would simply like to provide your already socialized dog with the opportunity to have fun with other dogs, Pooched! is for you.
We must emphasize that we are a daycare & boarding facility, & are not a place to “test” your dog around other dogs. By the time you review our forms & seek approval for your dog to stay with us, there should be absolutely no question that your dog is able to & enjoys being in the company of all types of dogs, no matter the size, breed, gender, or personality. Nobody knows your dog better than you, so we appreciate your honesty regarding your own dog’s personality & behavioural tendencies. Trust us, we’ll find out for ourselves anyways!
All our clients are required to fill out our custom forms (we’ve spent years fine-tuning them) as part of our screening process, & acceptance into Pooched! BUT, that’s a good thing! We really want to get to know your dog, & be as prepared as possible for them to stay with us. Please email us (firstname.lastname@example.org) to learn more & get started!
Although the forms may seem extensive to some, it is extremely important to us that you get the most out of our service as possible. We take our role very seriously in the care of your furry companion.
All dogs at pooched! must be up-to-date on the following vaccinations :
Titre testing is of course accepted, along with proper vet documentation. Pooched! also requires that dogs be current on both a flea & worm prevention program, & be free of parasites. All dogs must be spayed or neutered by 6 months of age (documentation required) – Have questions? Please contact us. Female dogs in heat –or suspected to be in heat –are not permitted (contact your veterinarian for questions regarding your own dog’s health).
Our regular daycare service is very limited in terms of availability & capacity. It’s all about quality over quantity at Pooched! & we like our numbers to be low & for our dogs to be happy.
Currently, we are only offering spaces on Tuesdays &/or Thursdays; however, availability on these days changes frequently, so please email to inquire if there are any spaces available.
All daycare spaces are pre-booked, regular commitments with regular drop-off & pick-up times. Again, please inquire about available drop-off/pick-up times if you’re interested!
Our daycare hours (on the days our regular service is being offered) are by appointment only & are:
- Drop-off’s: 7:30am-10:00am
- Pick-up’s: 2:00pm-6:00pm
Our daycare pooches are one big happy family here — so it’s very important for us to add positively to the dynamics & ensure the comfort of all. Sorry, no half-days available.