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How Much Does Dog Daycare Cost?

 
low costHalf-day: $6-$25average costFull-Day: $12-$38high costMonthly: $240-$550
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  Typical costs:
  • For a half-day -- usually five hours of playtime, where the owner chooses a convenient time slot -- dog daycare typically costs between $6 and $25.
  • For a full day -- usually from about 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. -- dog daycare typically costs between $12 and $38.
  • For a monthly package, dog daycare typically costs between $240 and $550.
  • Dog daycare often costs at the higher end of that range -- as much as 30 percent more expensive -- in large cities and on the east and west coasts. But, it also is more available in those locations.
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What should be included:
  • Most dog daycares include both indoor and outdoor play areas, with separate play times for small and larger dogs. The dogs usually get both supervised play and rest periods several times each day, along with one or more feedings.
  • Play periods can include group interaction and running with other dogs as well as playing with a staff member, using dog playground equipment or swimming in a kiddie pool in hot weather.
Additional costs:
  • Most dog daycare facilities charge an application fee between $3 and $30.
  • Many dog daycares offer pick-up and delivery service for about $5 to $10 each way.
  • Most daycares fine for owners who arrive late for pick-up. Also, some facilities charge full price for cancellations with less than 24 hours' notice.
  • All good dog daycare facilities make owners sign a form approving emergency treatment, in case of illness or injury, and it can be more costly than a normal trip to the veterinarian.
Discounts:
  • Most dog daycares offer a reduced rate for a second dog from the same household, usually about 10 to 20 percent less.
Shopping for dog daycare:
  • To find a dog daycare, ask fellow dog owners, your groomer, your veterinarian or the staff at your pet store.
  • Tip: Visit the facility to make sure it is clean and odor free, adequately staffed -- ideally one caregiver for every 15 dogs -- and adequately sized -- ideally 75 square feet per dog in play areas. The American Boarding Kennel Association has a guide to choosing a good pet care facility, and DogChannel.com[1] lists questions to ask.
  • Dog daycares usually require that dogs be up-to-date on vaccinations, on a flea and tick preventative and spayed or neutered.
  • Most daycares require a get-to-know-you meeting with owner and dog and that the owner sign a form stating that the dog has no history of aggression.
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I pay $22 for 11.5 hours max (usually just 8-5) at my day care in Portland. There is a camera and I can watch him online at any time, even on my phone. It is an indoor play area only. He's usually full of energy walking in, and a pile of melted dog once we get home. Totally worth the money.
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4 hours are 10.00 daily my dog loves when I take him there he tries to jump out of the car he wants to get in so quickly. The owner has 4 dogs of her own and she loves pets They must be vaccinated and spayed.
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Amount: $15.00 per day
Posted by: [email protected] in Carrollton, TX.Posted: February 4th, 2010 07:02AM
Breed: Lab mixHours: 7am to 7-pm
Daycare: Bennys Pet Resort
My dog loves Bennys. The staff is great.Dogs play indoor or outdoors with a lunch/naptime from 11:00am to 1:00pm.During the summer there is lots of water fun.
I don't remember paying an application fee .
There is a meet and greet to make sure your dog is not agressive with other dogs.
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