Recently an Instagram follower of ours wrote us and asked, “I’m a huge fan of the dog photos you post but I don’t live in Seattle. How do I find a great doggy daycare near me?” It’s true that finding the right play environment for your faithful companion can be difficult. So how do you find a doggy daycare that fits your needs?
There are several criteria to consider when looking for a doggy daycare in your area. Both the amount of time that the business has been in operation and the amount of time the staff have worked at the daycare are important to consider. A business that consistently gives high quality service over several years is obviously doing something right. Seattle Canine Club has been in business for 14 years. Many of our customers have been coming in for a significant portion of that time. We take pride in knowing that our team of doggy daycare professionals has worked together for several years. In fact, much of our staff have been here for two years or longer! We all work together as a team to make sure that your furry friend is well taken care of.
As you continue your search for a doggy daycare, it is a good idea to look at their reviews. Customer reviews are a great way to see if the daycare you are looking at would be a good fit for your faithful companion. Reviews will tell you about the customer experience, but also give a glimpse into the daycare that may not be presented on the website. Look for specific things that customers like or dislike about a daycare. You can find the reviews of our doggy daycare on our Facebook, and Yelp business pages.
One of the last criteria to consider when looking for a doggy daycare is the location. How close to you is this “doggy daycare near me”? Is the doggy daycare near accessible freeway entrances or other critical routes? How much extra time does it take to swing by the daycare during your commute? At Seattle Canine Club we are near I-90 as well as I-5, the West Seattle bridge, and several large employers in our neighborhood. Having our doggy daycare near these features makes coming in to see us less of a chore.
These are some of the first criteria we would consider when looking for a doggy daycare. Longevity of the business and staff, the business’ reviews, and how convenient the location is for your lifestyle. These three criteria will help you, as the human companion of your dog, choose a daycare that will fill your needs. Next time we will go over the items that your canine companion will look for in a doggy daycare.