What to Expect
At A Paw's Paradise, dog daycare is so much more than just dog sitting. APP is a place for your dog to be a dog... run, play, wrestle, chase, sniff, explore, socialize, and of course to get lots of belly rubs!
No matter your dog's energy level or age, APP can offer them a stimulating day while you're away. With multiple outdoor grassed and astro-turfed yards, there is plenty of room for all the crazy romping required by your energetic pup, or for plenty of exploring and sniffing by your lazy lovable pooch.
Either way, it's a full day of stimulation and exercise for your pup. Even if the weather isn't cooperating, we have wall to wall rubber flooring in our indoor areas to provide a safe place for wrestling and playing. At the end of the day, our goal is to send home a tired, happy dog!
We are open weekdays from 7:30 am - 1:00 pm and 2:30 pm - 6:30 pm and rotate playgroups throughout this time. We have multiple play yards along with a play room inside, but all dogs will also rotate into rooms/kennels for breaks throughout the day. When we are closed for the lunch break, the dogs are separated into their own rooms/kennels for rest time to prep for the crazy afternoon ahead.
Typically, we run 2-3 rotations that will stay out 30-45 minutes at a time. Our goal is to keep dogs outside playing as much as possible and the amount of time that they are out will depend on each individual’s personality, temperament, energy level, and also the weather. Weather and all else permitting, some dogs can stay out for multiple rotations, but all dogs are guaranteed to be out at least one rotation and in for at least one rotation. When they are in, we can sometimes give them play time/lounge time in the play room inside with a small group of similar dogs, but typically they go to a room or kennel to relax by themselves. Our rooms all have cots, water and nylabones available. We do occasionally use kennels for dog breaks, but only if a dog is used to and likes being in a kennel.
Get rid of Energy!
Many unwanted, "bad" behaviors at home can be remedied by exercise! A bored dog becomes destructive, their energy transferring into chewing, ripping, and just generally destroying anything they can get their mouth on. A day at daycare can get rid of all their excess energy that can often lead to destructive behaviors at home.
What is Dog Daycare?
1 Day: $24.00
5 Day Package: $110.00 ($22.00 per day)
10 Day Package: $190.00 ($19.00 per day)
What are the benefits?
Learn to Socialize
Dogs are very social animals, but they need to be able to practice! APP gives your dog a chance to be a dog. They can learn how to interact and take cues from others in supervised groups. It also gives them confidence to enter new situations and react appropriately. It's great to start at a young age, but its never too late!
Peace of Mind
It's common for most working people to be away from the home for a minimum of 6 hours at a time. You feel guilty about leaving your dogs home alone. Dog daycare can relieve that guilt and put your mind at ease, knowing your dog is being well cared for by our staff while you're at work, or even if you're just running errands.
What to Bring
Our daycare runs on package plans. The more you buy upfront, the cheaper they are per day. The package plans can be used whenever you like and do not expire. (No half days. No weekend daycare.)
Daycare days are Monday - Friday, 7:30 am - 6:30 pm (we do take a break from 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm.)
We do not typically require reservations for daycare, however, if it is your dogs first time to our facility we do require you to schedule a specific day for their first visit to ensure that we are prepared to meet your pup!
Please see the box below for pricing details.
Typically, nothing, but if you find your dog is too excited to eat breakfast on daycare days, feel free to bring a labeled lunch and we will offer it during our break.