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the Price of Dog Daycare Away from Home

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$ 14
Feb 2008
Tucson, Arizona
Day boarding at a local kennel  more... close row
$ 30
Mar 2008
Phoenix, Arizona
I took my dog to a doggie daycare facility while  more... close row
$ 20
Mar 2008
Chula Vista, CA
Labrador Retriever
As-needed doggie daycare for Black Lab  more... close row
$ 20
May 2008
Franklin MA
Doggie day care service did not pay attention to dogs  more... close row
$ 30
Sep 2008
Columbus, OH
Mixed breed
Mini-vacation for dog at doggie day care  more... close row
$ 15
Jan 2007
Glen Allen, Virginia
Daily fee for doggie daycare  more... close row
$ 100
Apr 2008
Tempe, AZ
One month of care and socializing  more... close row

Description of service

The price is for one month of weekday, work-hours dog daycare service at a local woman's house. For the price she feeds and waters the dog and lets her play with other dogs, and keeps them from fighting. She'll also contact us and take the dog to the vet if there's an emergency. Extended care for when you're on business trips andLarger dogs cost more than smaller dogs, mostly because they eat more.

Review of Service

The woman who takes care of the dogs is in her 60s and started the business after her husband died a few years ago as a way to keep up on expenses. She has since expanded into the house next to hers, which was demolished to extend her property to a full acre of space, most of which is used to let the dogs play. Various areas are set up for dogs of different sizes, so smaller dogs don't get roughed up by larger dogs. And similarly there is a special area for un-spayed females.

Our dog loves it and can't wait for her day long playtime that she gets first thing in the morning when we leave for work. And though she never is unwilling to leave with us at the end of the day, she's always a tired puppy. Still, she always has plenty of energy to play on weekends, and always seems comfortable around strange people and dogs, which she had a touch of a problem with before she went into daycare. The extra socialization is quite a bonus.


Find someone who has thought out the process of taking care of the dogs and knows which dogs to separate and when, and when they are separated, how to keep them entertained and busy even if they're not with the other dogs. This is far better than just stuffing all the dogs in a yard with a few bowls of food and water.

$ 28
Mar 2008
South Portland, ME
Jack Russell Terrier
Many activities for dogs to do  more... close row
$ 14
Mar 2007
WIchita, KS
Full day doggie daycare with great handlers  more... close row
$ 20
May 2008
Memphis, Tennessee
Per day price for small group dog daycare  more... close row
$ 7
Mar 2007
WIchita, KS
Doggie Daycare with other services  more... close row