Are you a resident of Santa Monica in California?
Do you own a dog and does your daily schedule mean you don’t have time to take care of your pet throughout the day.
Doggy day care could be a solution for you.
If you’re searching for dog day care in Santa Monica, take a look at the following 6 top providers.
The passionate founders of Fitdog first established the company in sunny Santa Monica in 2010, inspired by their active Jack Russell terrier puppy. As they wanted to provide what’s best for Brecken, they figured why not set up our own dog day care and avoid disappointment? That is when Fitdog was born, and at the core of it, the values Brecken’s parents wanted for him – a safe environment, a chance to bond with other dogs, and lots of personal attention. Since then, Fitdog has expanded to offer more than just care: the three options dog owners can choose from include day and overnight care with grooming, adventure sports classes for dogs that need more than just a walk to the park, and finally, behavioural puppy training.
A basic, full day at Fitdog will cost you $45, but there are plenty of good value packages available too.
Prior requirements: Before you sign up your furry friend to Fitdog, make sure they are: at least four months old, with all vaccinations completed, spayed or neutered, and obviously adjusted and friendly towards other dogs and people. Find out what the first assessment will look like here.
2. To Wag For
Based in the heart of Santa Monica’s shopping quarter, To Wag For is the perfect place to bring your dog to while you’re busy treating yourself. The full offer includes day care, training and grooming with lots of added extras, such as a treat bar for your pet to get all the things they deserve. Whether you’re leaving your buddy just for a few hours, or for a full day, you can be sure lots of fun, exercise and affection will be provided.
The day care can be booked for either half (1-6 hours) or a full (over 6 hours) day, and you can find out the rates and other personalised package deals by simply dropping by or sending a query to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Prior requirements: To find out how to prepare your dog for a visit, send an email to email@example.com or ring at (310) 656-9663.
3. A Dog’s Life – Dog Day Care & Boarding
Is a 1500 square foot outdoor area something you know your pooch will love? A Dog’s Life offers a secure place for pets to play and relax, while owners go about their everyday business. With a real homely atmosphere provided, your dog will not be able to tell if you’ve been gone a day or two weeks. The offer at A Dog’s Life also includes leisurely walks and trips in the nature surroundings of Santa Monica.
The rate for an all-day care is $35, while for just $10 more you can leave your dog there until the next day for an exciting sleepover. There are plenty of other options and monthly memberships available too.
Prior requirements: Should you wish to bring your pet to A Dog’s Life for the necessary Temperament Test, you’ll need to fill out a form and bring with you a proof of essential vaccinations. The pdf form, as well as further information for new clients can be found here.
4. Animal Kingdom of Santa Monica
At Animal Kingdom, your dog’s day will be organised from start to finish. The dog carers make sure pets get enough active and resting time in both indoor and outside play areas, and comfortably coordinate meals around them – it’s the ideal bed n breakfast for your pooch. Experts pick the healthy food, while professionals, who know how to keep even the most energetic dogs calm and steady, lead the day care schedule and grooming experiences.
The full grooming session, from a bubble bath all the way to a teeth treatment, starts from $35. To ask about day care pricing, drop Animal Kingdom an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or give them a ring at (310) 392-4074.
Prior requirements: To find out about the terms of signing up your dog to Animal Kingdom, contact them directly at the above given email address/phone number.
5. Rover Kennels
With two locations around Los Angeles, Rover Kennels provide the four standard services: day care, boarding, grooming and training. At Rover, pets stay cage-free and can freely enjoy all the luxury facilities and services offered to them. Rover Kennels staff understand the significance of bonding and personal attention, therefore lots of one-on-one sessions are scheduled to ease your dog into cooperating with strangers and other pets, as well as cater to their needs. Treat your furry friend to a little indulgence, and see how they wag their tails with gratitude!
Price wise, half a day care costs $25 and a full day – $42. The whole list of other services can be found here. First time clients can currently enjoy a special 20% off a spa package, so make sure to look into that too!
Prior requirements: All dogs need to be vaccinated against Rabies, DHLPP and Bordetella. Owners need to bring a proof of vaccination with them on the first visit. The evaluation is complimentary!
6. Healthy Spot
As the name rightly indicates, at Healthy Spot your dog’s wellbeing is of utmost importance. The company was founded in 2008, out of pure need to ensure pets receive the best possible food, of good quality, and made with safe and healthy ingredients. Apart from a professional approach to choosing the right food and nutrition for your dog, Healthy Spot offers day care, grooming, obedience training and community, pet-friendly events.
There are plenty of day care options to choose from, and you can par hourly, or enjoy discounts when booking your pooch in for a half or full day of relax and supervision at Healthy Spot! Spa treatments start from $30.
Prior requirements: Every dog needs to be vaccinated against Rabies, Parvo, Distemper and Bordetella before they’re brought in. Also, if they are over 6 months old, it is required that the pup is spayed or neutered.
Do you know of any other providers of dog day care in Santa Monica, CA? Please tell us about them in the comments box below!
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Zofia Filipowicz is a freelance journalist living in Poland. She has graduated from De Montfort University in Britain, with a first class degree in Journalism and English Literature. Since then, she’s worked with different print and digital publications. Currently open for commission.