Top 7 Tips: How to choose the best daycare for your pets

Top 7 Tips: How to choose the best daycare for your pets

Sep 3, 2022

How to choose the best daycare for your pets
How to choose the best daycare for your pets

You’re probably looking for the best daycare for your pet. But where do you start? How can you know if the daycare is right for your pet and family? We’re here to help. Has Fido been sniffing after a particular pooch at his day camp? Does he have a thing for Princess Poodle, or do they make eyes at each other during their treat-time? With multiple kennels, groomers, trainers, and more spread across the city, it’s essential to know what to look for when choosing the best place to leave your four-legged friend. Here are top 7 tips to consider before you choose the right daycare for your pets.

1. The Facility

Ask the daycare owner for a tour of the facility to ensure that your dog will enjoy playing in a clean, safe, and adequately sanitized environment. Look for safety features, such as proper ventilation through open doors, a fresh-air exchange system, solid and durable fences, double gating, and rubber and epoxy floors. It’s also a good idea to check to see if the daycare has any safety precautions. A few things to look out for inside the facility include:

  • Good ventilation

  • Solid fencing

  • Safe floor surfaces

We at The Barking Lot are always happy to welcome you, our pet parents, to our facility. Whether you want to have a tour or visit your doggy during their stay with us, we are delighted to accommodate you. Walk through our facility and witness your best friend having the time of their life. Our 18,000 square foot facility provides ample space for our guests to play indoors, in fully air-conditioned parks, and outdoors, in shaded gardens. Everything we do is focused on safety, and we always group our guests based on their size, age, and temperament.

2. The Staff

Undoubtedly, the heartbeat of any daycare is the staff. Be assured knowing that your pet is properly cared for, and make sure to contact the staff before placing your pup in daycare 

The Barking Lot’s friendly Care Crew understands how important dogs are to their owners. It is critical to have a staff that is easy to communicate with. Checking in on a puppy with an open line of communication will be a breeze. Choosing a dog boarding facility ahead of time will take much of the stress of vacation planning. Nobody should be concerned about their dog’s well-being while they are away from home. 

3. Look for a daycare that offers lodging as well

Dog boarding is helpful for pet owners who have to leave their dogs behind for various reasons, whether going on a business trip or taking a family vacation. Please inquire with the center about boarding options so that your dog can adapt to the environment more quickly once it is familiar. It is also preferable to find a location that provides dog training. You’ll be relieved that you have a one-stop-shop for all your furry friends’ needs. Training services will help your dog adjust to daycare and boarding while making things easier for you at home.

We at The Barking Lot not only offer daycare but have built a beautiful Hotel as well. We know you sometimes have to go out of town and can’t always bring your best friend with you. This is where we come in – we have suites catering to every size of doggy with one mission – Spoil Yourself!

While in our care, our guests will enjoy morning walks, daycare fun with their mates, and cozy slumber. Our suites are furnished with comfy beds and bowls, but we encourage you to check in with your doggy’s bed, favorite blanket, and toys to provide them with the familiarity and comfort of home. 

4. Services Offered

Quality pet daycare should be like a supervised play date for your pet. Doggy daycare should allow your pet to socialize with other pets and pet caretakers while enjoying exercise and generally having fun.

The services offered by The Barking Lot include daycare, hotel, grooming, and cattery. Yes, you heard that right, Cattery. We also welcome our feline friends! Our cattery is fully equipped to provide excellent play and rest for our guests. While we know our feline guests enjoy plenty of sleep in our cozy suites, we encourage them to spend their time playing in our specially designed indoor and outdoor spaces.

We have created a one-of-a-kind and completely safe outdoor Catio for our feline guests to enjoy sun and fun while in our care. We’re confident they’ll want to return for more! Our daycare has something for every size and shape to ensure your furry babies get the best care.

As an added treat, we have a Doggy Express that comes right to your door to pick up and drop off your doggy when you sign up for our UNLIMITED! package. And just when you thought things couldn’t get better, we offer curbside service. Let us come to you when you’re in a rush for work or in a hurry to catch a flight. Give us a call when you pull up to drop off or pick up your pet, and we will come out as soon as possible. 

5. Make sure they have a plan for emergency medical care

Dog owners should also inquire whether a veterinarian is on call. A good boarding facility will collaborate with a local veterinary office. This will provide a pet owner with peace of mind. It may also be possible to instruct the boarding facility to contact a particular veterinarian.

We have meticulously hired the best and most qualified Care Crew who supervises guests while in our care 24/7 so that you can rest assured that your best friends are in able hands. In addition, we share daily videos with you so you can join in the fun!

6. The formalities

Examine the daycare’s policies, particularly those about toys and treats.

At The Barking Lot, we will make things simple for you and your baby by following only three steps to admit your pet.

  • Register your pet- Go ahead and fill out our Registration Form so we can learn about you and your doggy (or cat!) and how to best care for them.

  • Upload doggy details- We require up-to-date vaccination records to ensure the safety of all the guests in our care. We’ll remind you when vaccinations are due next.

  • The boring stuff- We then ask that you sign off on our Service Level Agreement.

Now that all the paperwork is out, it’s time to have some fun with our FREE one day trial!

7. What About the Costs of Dog Daycare

Ah yes, now that we’ve reviewed the requirements of good pet daycare, we have to look at the pricing. Costs vary widely, so you should consider the quality care and exercise your pet will receive while at the dog daycare you select. Choose a facility you’re genuinely impressed with to ensure you and your pet get excellent value. If your dog appears happy and tired at day’s end, you’ve likely chosen the right spot!

We promise that you will find value for money in our pricing system. Check out our pricing page!

Choose the best dog daycare that suits your pet’s needs and meets your requirements has many benefits. If you’re looking for pet daycare and dog boarding in UAE, we are here for you! At The Barking Lot, we offer an authentic “pet vacation” experience at our dog daycare, with plenty of exercise and fun for your pet.