Dutch Dogs is excited to provide the dogs of Northwest Iowa with doggie daycare! Dog Daycare is a place for your dog to have fun all day while you’re gone to work, school or other activities. Daycare is a great place for your dog to exercise, socialize and have fun with friends. Our facilities include indoor and outdoor play-space that will be able to accommodate up to 30 dogs. We will offer two separate play groups that are split to pair dogs based on their size, age and temperament to ensure your dog has a good time. Daycare will be supervised by trained staff to ensure the safety of all dogs. Dutch Dogs strives to maintain a high level of cleanliness at all times by safely sanitizing and disinfecting our facility with safe animal detergents and cleaners. All dogs must be spayed or neutered and evaluated before joining our play groups.
|Single Day Pass||$20|
|5-Day Pass||$95 ($19 per day)|
|10-Day Pass||$185 ($18.50 per day)|
|20-Day Pass||$360 ($18 per day)|
|20 Half-Day Pass||$240 ($12 per Half-Day)|
- Choose either the AM session (Open to 11:30) or the PM session (1pm to Close) or 5 hours most convenient between open & close.
*Monthly pass is good for full days of daycare Mon-Fri when daycare is offered. Pass expires at the end of the month. Refunds are not given for monthly passes.
**Note: All passes must be used within five months of the purchase date.
***Note: Monthly passes expire at the end of the month, not within five months.
Monday – Friday: 6:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
- Reservations are required as we have a limited amount of space.
- Pets not picked up by closing time will be considered overnight guests and charged the boarding rate for that evening.
All dogs must be at least 12 weeks of age.
All dogs 6 months or older must be spayed or neutered to be allowed in daycare.
All dogs must be up to date on Rabies, Distemper and Kennel Cough vaccinations.
A flea and tick preventative is required.
- Proper forms must be filled out and a behavior evaluation completed prior to attending daycare.
All dogs must be non-aggressive. Please remember your dog will be spending time with other dogs and the safety and health of your dog is our primary concern.
- Relieves Boredom/ Separation Anxiety
One of the primary reason that dogs can develop destructive behaviors is boredom or separation anxiety. If a dog is left by himself for several hours a day during the work week, he may become exceedingly bored or overly anxious, either way, this can manifest into a wide variety of destructive behaviors such as chewing, excessive barking or howling, and even accidents. The daycare environment will offer healthy stimulation preventing these behaviors.
- Provides Routine
Dogs are creatures of habit and very much like routine. Sending your dog to daycare will help maintain a daily routine of walks and playtime.
One of the major benefits of sending your dog to daycare is that he or she will get exercise daily which is so important for your dog’s overall health.
- Owner peace of mind
For you, the dog owner, you will enjoy peace of mind knowing that your dog is being well-cared for while you are at work eliminating the guilt you may have felt while he was home alone for so many hours at a time.
Having your dog around other dogs as well as other humans is a great means of providing socialization for him. This can be a great tool in training a dog to remain calm in a variety of situations.
Sending your dog to daycare will provide him with the loving attention and affection that dogs need on a regular basis. At Dutch Dogs, our staff members are chosen because they love working with animals. We’re pet owners as well and we understand a dog’s need for constant, loving attention which is why someone from our staff will be with your dog from the time they arrive until you pick them up.
Sending your dog to daycare is often a much safer option, especially if your dog is one who tries to escape his yard or crate. At Dutch Dogs, safety is our number one priority for each of our guests. All of our daycare dogs are monitored very closely.
Some may think doggie daycare is an extravagant expense but it’s not; it is surprisingly affordable with rates staying under $20 / day.
If you feel that doggie daycare would be a little too much for you or your dog every day, consider bringing your dog once or twice a week. At Dutch Dogs, we even offer a drop-in daycare option for those pet owners who may need daycare at the last minute.
- A tired dog is a happy dog
A dog who has been active and well-cared for throughout the day will naturally get tired. When a dog is tired, he tends to be more content which in turn, makes you, the owner happy as well.