THE PETICULARS DOGGY DAYCARE CENTER
WARM FUZZY WELCOME to our Doggy Daycare Center! Enjoy indoor and outdoor playgrounds all year long. We have 2 indoor play rooms, the larger Gym and the smaller Playpen, and 2 fenced outdoor areas, 1 attached to each indoor area. We also have a quiet room for napping, snacking and overnights we call the Lanai. Generally, we have one group of 16 to 18 dogs who have access to all 4 areas. Small dogs are in with large dogs as the groups are based on personalities that are suited to daycare regardless of size. If the need arises and we choose to separate dogs, we have the ability to do that as well. There is one Pack Leader in with the group. A 1:15 ratio is ideal in a pack of really active dogs. In our groups, we have at least 2-3 dogs who are, what we call, Spectators and require no management at all. They simply rest on their chosen perch and nap or sunbathe or watch the antics around them. Not all dogs want to play all day and that is just fine. We allow our guests to enjoy their day with us however they like knowing that they are being enriched in their own way.
DROP OFF AND PICK TIMES ARE 7-9:30 AM AND 4-6 PM. EXCEPTIONS MAY BE AVAILABLE BUT MUST BE SCHEDULED IN ADVANCE.
WHAT A DAY IN DAYCARE LOOKS LIKE…
7-9:30 a.m. *Drop offs occur as group play begins inside. Dogs are let out upon arrival to relieve themselves then are brought into the group. Outside doors are closed.
9:30-11:30 *Group play in all areas. Outside doors are open.
11:30-12:30 *Dogs come inside for Naps N Snacks. Some dogs go up to the Lanai for personal quiet time while others stay in the indoor play areas and relax in the group. Outside doors are closed.
12:30-4:00 *Group play in all areas. Outside doors are open.
4:00-6:00 *Pick ups occur as group play continues inside. Some dogs are brought up to the Lanai for personal quiet time before going home. Outside doors are closed.
We encourage you to compare us with other facilities in order to make an educated decision about what you think is best for your pup. Some dogs have personalities that require a much bigger facility and we understand that need. There are many excellent doggy daycares on the Cape so you do have choices. But, we hope you choose us!
Water is available at all times, in every area. If your dog would like a snack, nap or meal while here, we are happy to accommodate them at no additional charge. Please bring their regular snacks and food.
Ready to book service? Start by filling out the NEW CLIENT AND PET FORM.
Want a tour? No problem. Tours are available weekends by appointment. We have a beautiful, clean facility and we love showing it off.
Not sure your dog is a good candidate for the Daycare Center? Aggression of any kind would disqualify a dog from daycare. Females in heat should stay home for 3 weeks. Manic barking or excessive humping in daycare could indicate a frustrated or unhappy dog. Separation anxiety sometimes carries over to Pack Leaders and is something we cannot accommodate. We welcome and will give a chance to all dogs and, if we see behavior that is a concern, we will discuss it with you. If it is decided that daycare isn’t the best fit for your dog, there is always pet sitting or dog walking. We’re happy to provide services for them at home. Their comfort and happiness is our first priority. Fun Fact…most of the dogs belonging to our team members are not suitable for daycare for one reason or another.
***The Daycare Center is a non-smoking facility***