Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: San Francisco
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Lola goes to doggie daycare one day a week so she will be exhausted for when I am out at class that night. She LOVES it. Her place has a small dog group and they are so darn cute to watch. After puppy class, I found day care to be a critical part of Lola's socialization. They required an interview to meet her to be sure she was healthy and social enough to handle the gang.
They have agility stuff, toys, balls, etc. There is also a roof grass playground that the little dogs use most of the nice days. They have lots of beds in the room and the dogs will nap during the day. Lola often naps in one of the counselors' laps. They give a report card each day letting us know about elimination, energy, etc. "Counselors" is a nice term. Best I can tell they mostly clean up pee and poop. They will feed your puppy if she is still on a mid-day feeding.
I asked the woman who runs it why she doesn't have internet cameras so we can watch at work and she said people freak out if they see that their dog might eat poop. Which many of them do before the counselors can pick it up. I am sure Lola has had a feast or two there.
Once Lola's eye got scratched, but it wasn't bloodshot, just blinking and kinda closed. It cleared up in a day, so not to worry.
Go visit without your dog, see the group in action, get a feel for the place. If it feels good, go for it. If you have any hesitation or bad feelings, though, I would listen to your instaincts on that and stay clear.
Can't wait to see pictures!!!!
---Little Lola a.k.a. Princess Pee and Poop and her humom Anne
"Happiness is a warm puppy" Charles Schultz