Day-Play (Dog Daycare) is much more than just having a place to put your pet while you are away at work. It is a place where your best friends can enjoy themselves with other little pals. At Haven we will also take the time to teach your pets. We don’t just observe, we will also encourage the correct behaviors.
Why Doggie Day Play?
- Enhances their quality of life
- Provides supervised playtime with other dogs their same size or age
- Helps with socialization with other dogs and people
- Keeps new puppies out of trouble and helps with potty training
- Keeps them active, thus helping them stay fit and healthy
- Tires them out for more peaceful at home time
- Gives you peace of mind knowing they are not home alone and bored
- Helps shy dogs come out of their shells and become more confident
- Keeps them occupied when visitors are over or house cleaners are coming
- Helps with separation anxiety
The main reason for doggie day play is…
Our lives are so busy, we sometimes just don’t have the time to give our pup the play and stimulation they need. Dogs are pack animals – they need exercise and socialization. Haven’s supervised climate-controlled “indoor dog park” is the best place for them to be during the day while you’re busy at work or running errands. All of our day play dogs have access to fresh air in our controlled outdoor environment. They can run and play on the artificial turf and during the summer they can wade into one of our super cool pools. Our friendly and caring professionals will see that your best friend gets all the attention and exercise needed in a dog-friendly and safe setting. We also have an onsite doggie treadmill for those that may be a little overweight and could use some walking time, those that are high energy and need to run like the wind, or those that just enjoy a little change of pace.
At the end of an exhausting day, you’ll head home with a happy and well-exercised pal.
Day-Play is a cage-free service designed for social dogs to play and have fun. Safety is our primary goal. Haven requires a Trial/Temperament Day prior to first Day-Play Day and Boarding Stay (if wanting group play). This is done by appointment only. Drop off by 10:00am, 5 hour minimum visit. Boarding dogs can be evaluated on their first overnight day.
A note about dog play: When dogs play they use their paws and mouths and it often mimics fighting or wrestling. In rare instances play can go too far and a dog may get bitten or scratched. Think of it like the playground, occasionally, kids who play hard end up with a cut, bump or bruise. Rest assured our trained staff takes the safety of the dogs in our care very seriously and takes all precautions to avoid any occurrence of injury.
We are constantly evaluating your dog’s overall well-being while in our care. In the event your dog is injured or becomes ill while at Haven they will be treated onsite immediately, and if necessary, will be transported to your preferred vet or one of our local veterinarians. Our staff is trained in Pet First Aid and we have a fully stocked Dog First Aid Kit on hand. We will always err on the side of caution when it comes to the well being of our guests. If we feel veterinary care is appropriate, we will always attempt to contact you first. However, we will not delay the transportation to a veterinarian if we feel care is urgently needed. We have four veterinary services we work directly with and all are less than 4 miles from our facility.