DogSpot offers Dog Daycare services for all of North San Diego County; Oceanside, San Marcos, Vista, Del Mar, Carlsbad, Encinitas, Fallbrook, Bonsall, Leucadia, Solana Beach, Cardiff and other surrounding cities.
If you have to leave your dog home alone for hours, our daycare is the perfect solution. Left alone dogs often become depressed, destructive or noisy. Spending time in daycare is great exercise and is the perfect opportunity for socialization with other dogs and people. Being able to play and interact with other dogs is not only fun, but is scientifically proven to help teach good manners and build confidence.
As a certified canine behavior and training specialist I can tell you that dogs can teach each other so much and in the right environment it will be a positive tool to be used in your training process. While they play we will help improve the basic manners that everyone wants to see in their dog. Taking them for a walk is great exercise for you but your dog is usually ready to run laps around the house or yard when you get home. Why? They are just getting warmed up!! Playing with their canine friends gives them both mental and physical stimulation so when you pick them up they are ready for some real cuddle time. Having spent all that excess energy any training you do will be much more rewarding. Keeping it to a fifteen minute session, your dog will be able to concentrate on the task at hand.
We offer the largest indoor play area in the North County with wall to wall shock absorbent rolled rubber flooring to prevent stress on your dog’s joints. The air conditioned facility will keep your dog cool when running and playing so they don’t overheat even on those hot California days.
We offer separate dog daycare play groups for both large and small dogs.
Both do daycare play groups are fully supervised at all times by our knowledgeable staff.
We have webcams for you to log on to and watch how much fun your dog is having.
Our staff is continually interacting with the dogs to keep them entertained the entire time they are with us.
6.00 a.m. to 8.00 p.m. Monday thru Friday
8.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. Saturday
Full day: anything over four hours
Half day: 4 hours or less
Before being admitted to doggie daycare your dog must have proof of current Rabies, Distemper/Parvo and Bordetella (kennel cough) vaccines. Starting June 1st, we are now requiring a negative fecal for giardia. Your veterinary hospital can fax/e-mail these to us upon your request.
All dogs must pass a temperament screening test to ensure that our play groups are safe and stress-free. Please call to arrange a convenient time and date. This is at no charge. The temperament test consists of an initial 15-20min assessment, and if passed, your dog will then be led into our main play group. They are required to stay and play for up to two hours in order determine it they are compatible with our play environment. On your dog’s temperament test day your dog may stay and play for up to 6 hours at no charge. If your dog isn’t picked up at the designated time (a maximum of 6 hours) on the day of his temperament test you will be charged for one half a day of daycare.
Just as you may be tired after a busy day, dogs spending all day playing may be very tired when you pick them up. This is normal. Remember, dogs play with their feet and their mouths. They may get scrapes, scratches or even punctures from a tooth when wrestling with other dogs. These may be more noticeable in short coated breeds. Just like kids in the playground this happens, even in play, and with supervision. Dogs that are aggressive are not allowed and we do our best to prevent any conflicts and overly rough play. If you have any questions or concerns about how your dog does in the group, please call. Always remember you can watch them on the webcam throughout the day!
- Boredom and lack of exercise are the leading causes of behavioral problems.
- Socialization – especially in young dogs – helps teach manners and plays a significant role in shaping your dog’s personality.
- Animal behavior experts agree that socialization and exercise are extremely important to your dogs health and well being
All vaccinations must be current and up to date.
Flea/tick treatment: We require your dog to be on a flea preventative, either topical or oral.
All dogs over 9 months must be must be neutered.
We recommend a one or two time a day feeding for most dogs. If your puppy is young and is fed three times a day we are more than happy to feed them lunch. Just bring enough for that meal in a small plastic container or sealed bag marked with your dog’s first and last name. A rest period before and after eating will be given to prevent an upset stomach.
DogSpot takes great pride in employing only caring, knowledgeable and hardworking staff. Every employee combines real hands-on animal caretaking experience with a lifelong love of animals. We all bring our own dogs to work with us and go the extra mile by staying involved in animal welfare and rescue efforts in our community. With our employees – it’s not just a job – it’s a passion.