Q: Dogs have been killed at doggie daycares. Is it safe for my dog?

When your dog comes to Gulliver’s for Daycare or a Sleep Over, he or she will be integrated into the supervised play group that best suits them. This is done carefully and at a pace within each dog’s comfort level. Groups are decided based on factors such as size and temperament. Some examples of our groups include, the Little Guys group, made up of smaller breeds, the Goofy Group, is a special collection of outgoing, energetic, and usually adolescent dogs, and our Big Yard groups which consists of mature dogs who like to play without the craziness of the wilder goofy dogs.

All daycare dogs must be dropped off prior to 12:00 pm on the day of daycare.

While you don't "need" to make a reservation for daycare, we highly recommend that you do in order to guarantee your dog(s) a spot. Walk-Ins are accepted on a first come, first serve basis.

In order to make a Daycare Reservation, we require the following:

Q: What kind of training should the staff of a doggie daycare have?

*Grooming appointments can also be scheduled for your dog (s) the same day they are at daycare. * You’ve been feeling a bit guilty that your four-legged friend might need more than just you for company. So you’re thinking about taking him to a nearby doggie daycare to get a little frolic time with his own kind. But are those places safe for your dog? Do really enjoy them? We asked Nana Will of Gold Hill, Colo., a dog trainer for more than 20 years. Will conducts seminars to train doggie daycare staffers at her facility, and also does staff trainings and consultations for doggie daycare facilities around the country.

Q: Should all dogs in daycare have their shots?

Reservations are required for daycare, but you can easily . Bordetella, DHLPPC and Rabies vaccinations are mandatory. Proof of these shots is required, and your vet will be happy to fax us a copy at your request. . In order to keep meals consistent with home, you are required to bring food for your dog. Individual packaging is greatly appreciated. If you’re new to DogServices, we’ll need you to complete a new-client questionnaire. You can print it if you’d like to get a head start.

Q: How can I tell if my dog is enjoying doggie daycare?

Dog daycare should be more than just a place to leave your dog when you’re unable to be with them. At Dogtopia, we treat your pup to fun-filled days of socializing with other dogs, interacting with our caring team, exercising and burning off plenty of pent-up energy. You’ll no longer feel guilty about not having enough time or energy to play with your dog after a long day of work because at the end of every day, you’ll pick up a perfectly happy (and played out) pup.Free-roam and “cage-free” daycare are currently popular doggy daycare settings. However, an all day free for all, especially if it is also overcrowded, is a great way to overstimulate and even frustrate a dog. Consistent, or even short-term, over-stimulation can lead to a variety of anxiety and behavior problems, even aggression. The number one measure of a good doggy daycare is almost always how tired a dog is at the end of the day, which is definitely a good measure to consider. However, also considering the source of a dog’s fatigue is important. Being anxious and uncomfortable all day is exhausting and can be even more so than proper stimulation and play.