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7 Questions to Ask Your Doggie Daycare

Finding the best dog daycare for your dog is an important task. If you’ve never looked for a dog daycare, the process can be a bit overwhelming. However, a little preparation can go a long ways in making the best decision. Start with these 7 questions to ensure you pick the best dog daycare for your furry friend.  1. What is the staff to dog ratio? You want to make sure your pup is receiving all the love possible while being in a safe and controlled enviroment. Asking this question will let you understand not only the individualized attention available to your dog, but the overall safety of all dogs there. For a facility with active dogs like a dog daycare, the Pet Care Services Association recommends a minimum of 1:15 ratio (one active employee for every 15 dogs), though

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K-9 Guide: Choosing the Best Dog Boarding

It’s vacation season and like millions of others, you may be planning your first trip in a while. While we’d love bring our dogs with us, sometimes it’s just not possible. Whether going on a business trip, visiting out-of-town family, or going on a dream vacation, as a pet owner, often the first concern is finding a place for your pup. Pet boarding provides a safe, reliable, and comfortable option so your pet can enjoy some relaxation of his own – and you can relax knowing your furry friend is being well cared for.  Benefits of Overnight Dog Boarding While there are several options for pet care while out of town, boarding provides many benefits over other options. Most importantly, you can rest assured knowing your pet has 24 hour professional care. Staff members are trained professionals to ensure your

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5 Signs Your Dog Needs Doggy Daycare

For some people, it’s a no brainer that their dog needs to be in doggy daycare. For others, it might not be so obvious. There are countless signs your pup might need a little extra socialization throughout the day. Below is a list of signs your dog, or your dog’s human, might need to visit your local doggy daycare. Your dog is still hyper or energetic at night If you return home after a long day of work to find your pup is still hyper, they may not be getting enough exercise and stimulation throughout the day. For many dogs, even a daily walk is not enough exercise to burn up their excess energy. Spending a few hours at doggy daycare is typically enough for most dogs to have a calm and relaxing evening. Your dog gets excited around other

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Why Denver is the Best City for Dogs

What is more Denver than spending the summer, exploring new local trails, camping in the great outdoors, and trying new breweries for happy hour? Of course, all of these activities are planned to bring every Denverite’s best friend, their dog, along for the adventures. With over 300 days of sunshine yearly, there are many reasons why Denver is the best city for dogs (and their owners).  Adventurous, active, and always willing to try something new are words that characterize people who live in Denver; people stay in the city–and people move to the city–because they have a spirit that craves learning, exploring, and breaking out of a routine. As a shelter-friendly area, an estimated 27% of Denverites own a furry companion. Of course, a dog fits perfectly into this lifestyle, and can even be a motivator in planning excursions.  Denver

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Finding the Best Doggie Daycare for Your Dog

Socialization. Happier dog. Peace of Mind. The benefits of doggie daycare are numerous for both the playful pup and the pet parents. While picking the best doggie daycare for your pet can be overwhelming, there are several things you can do as a pet parent to feel confident in your choice. We break down five key things to look for to find the best doggie daycare for your pup. 1. Place Dog (And People) Safety First One of the most important steps in selecting the best dog daycare is making sure the facility makes safety their top priority. Do some research prior to visiting and inquire about safety protocols for both the dogs and their people. Ask about vaccine requirements, certifications/training of staff members, facility security, and plans in case of an emergency. Also look for things like climate controlled

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K-9 Castle COVID-19 Updates

Hello everyone, We hope you all are staying safe. We have now moved back to our regular operating hours which are 7 a.m.- 12 p.m. & 3 p.m.- 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday. We are also open regular Sunday hours for boarding drop off and pick-ups 8 a.m.- 10 a.m. & 5 p.m.- 7 p.m. If you need drop off between 6:30 a.m.- 7 a.m. Monday through Saturday, please give us a call the day before and we will be more than happy to open for you! With the low volume of pups between 6:30 and 7 a.m., we have been scheduling our staff accordingly. We are continuing our social distancing and our curb side pick ups and drop offs until further notice. For boarding reservations, please give us a call or you can reserve on your parent portal if

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K-9 Castle Updates Regarding COVID-19

Business hours have changed due to the small numbers in attendance of daycare and boarding during the pandemic. K-9 Castle will not be open on the weekends until further notice. We have also moved back our open hours from 6:30 am to 7 am Monday- Friday. We have new procedures in place to help “flatten the curve”. Unfortunately, we are no longer allowing any customers into our facility. We ask that everyone make online appointments through our customer portal for daycare and boarding, to help us manage our employees schedules. We are taking reservations for boarding seven days a week although we are not open for daycare Saturday or Sunday until further notice, due to the lack of attendance during the weekend. Reservations for boarding during these days are acceptable. Procedures for Drop off and Pick up are as follows:

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