Our Daycare For Dogs Is About Quality Playtime, Mixed With Necessary Rest Time
Our requirements are a bit different than other dog daycare centers.
We don’t believe in large groups, ever.
While clearly many dogs do fine, as you can see from other facilities in the area, having upwards of 40-60 dogs at a time in daycare — we know it’s only a matter of time before you see behavior problems arise from this. For this reason we do small groups of typically 2-3 dogs at a time, and rotate them throughout the entire day. You can read more about why we do this under our protocol here.
We also don’t do traditional trial days, or require your dog be spayed or neutered.
More and more research is coming out suggesting maybe we were wrong to spay and neuter so early. It also statistically hasn’t done much if anything to help our overpopulation problem. We feel natural is best unless their is a problem, so we leave it up to the owner to decide when and if spaying or neutering is best for their dog. If we see a problem in daycare arising from it, we will assess and let you know if we think it’s related to that.
As for trial days, we just want you to begin coming! We don’t feel it’s fair to judge a dog after a couple of hours. Often, it takes multiple days for them to fully get used to the routine and environment, and be their best selves. However, please be open with our staff if your dog has a known aggression issues with other dogs, so that we are able to give them and the others the best care possible. To do so, we absolutely need to know if your dog has ever been in a fight and what the circumstances were. If your dog is shy or has a mild fear of new surroundings, there is no reason to worry. We will ease them into it to ensure they’re comfortable. If you aren’t sure how your dog will react to other dogs or a new dog daycare center, then we highly recommend you do training with us prior to coming to daycare. Contact our team at Zen Doggy Den today for more information!
Daycare pick up and drop off is anytime during our normal open hours.