There are many factors to consider when taking your pooch to doggy daycare. Bringing items that your dog may feel more comfortable with, like a toy or blanket can help relieve anxiety. Leaving an emergency contact number is extremely important as well; the staff should always be able to reach you with any questions or concerns if need be.
Here are a few other steps you can take to ensure a positive doggy daycare experience for all parties, especially your furry best friend.
Visit the kennel ahead of time. It’s always a good idea to tour the kennel before the time comes to drop your dog off. This can help you avoid having second thoughts the day of, if you see something you do not like. Doing your research early can help you find a kennel that can accommodate your dog’s needs, as well as your specific requirements.
Notify the kennel staff if your dog requires special care. When you visit the facility, be sure to let a staff member know if your dog is currently on medication, prone to seizures or allergies, or afraid of thunder and/or lightning. Write these important details down on a piece of paper or on your smartphone if you think you may forget to mention them when you visit.
It’s a good idea to bring your dog’s food. Many dogs have sensitive stomachs or food allergies, which is why most kennels encourage you to bring your dog’s food. You do not have to bring in the whole bag, but bring enough for the duration of stay.
At Camano Island Kennels, our primary concern is your pet’s comfort and well-being, and our state-of-the-art kennel reflects that. Our grounds offer covered kennel enclosures, in-floor radiant heating, walking trails and access to a three-acre, park-like, fenced area for exercise and play time. In addition, we offer soothing music and premium food for your pet’s enjoyment.