Day Care Play Date

Day care is the caring for and socializing of dogs during the day while their owners are at work or otherwise unavailable.

The play areas for the dogs in our care are designed to let the animals socialize in a safe and secure supervised environment.

They are also designed to inhibit the spread of germs, pest, odor, or noise. The dogs are socialized and played with throughout the day.

At the end of the day, you will pick up a happy, clean, and safe dog. And you will receive a Playday Report Card that will describe how they ate (if applicable), who they played with, what their favorite activities were, etc. And you can always see for yourself the safe and structured play time your pet family member is enjoying via the web cams.

Temperament Tests

Temperament tests are requires so that we can be sure that an off-leash, group-play environment is a good fit for you dog. Not all dogs like hanging out with other dogs, and that's OK! We screen every dog entering the facility to ensure the safety of all animals in our care. Temperament tests are given to assess the current social-ability of the dog and to determine if there are any tendencies present that would pose a potential safety risk to the staff or other pets in our care. The temperament test serves to give you a good assessment of where your dog is at in its level of socialization. The temperament test is also an opportunity for us to assess and address additional training or socialization that may be needed prior to allowing the dog to interact freely with the other dogs in the play areas. The temperament test is provided with one free day of day care for new customers.

There are isolation areas available for dogs that tell they are too nervous or shy, show aggression, senior dogs that are not suited for play groups, sick dogs, or other circumstances that may apply. As long as they are people-friendly, all dogs are welcome at Love My Doggy Day Care, even if group play is not suitable for them. They will get plenty of people time, and lots of love.

Independent Care

LMDDC leverages a simple green, yellow, red system when classifying our pups’ suitability for participating in off-leash play groups. “Red” pups are not integrated into the play groups and are considered “Indies”. This means they receive individualized care. Your pup may be considered an Indy for lots of reasons. Of course, it may be because they are not dog-social. But to offer some additional common examples, it may also be because they are out of policy (such as being over 6 months and not spayed or neutered), or just have a temporary situation, such as caring for an injury or illness. Our Indies still get plenty of love and attention during their time with us, but it primarily consists of one-on-one time with our loving dog handling staff, which of course is an additional demand on our resources. We also provide a variety of enrichment activities to keep these pups stimulated both mentally and physically. There is an additional $10 charge per day to care for our Indies. It is important to us to be able to continue to offer an excellent experience to our pups that require independent care, and to make sure there is still a place in our community that offers this level of care for pups regardless of whether the group play environment is a good fit for them. So long as your pup is people-friendly, they will have a place with LMDDC!

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Rates

Half-day: $23
9am – 1pm or 1pm – 5pm

Full day: $35

Lunch Service: $3
for dogs older than 1 year

Discounts:

Each additional family dog: 10% discount

Working service dogs: 15%

FULL DAY PACKAGES*

10-day packages: $35 off (1 free day), $315

15-day packages: $65 off, $460

30-day packages: $155 off, $895

(half-day day care packages also available)

*packages do not expire but are subject to return policy