Every pet owner who boards their pet has that moment when they leave : the moment where their heart skips a beat as they wonder if their pet really will be safe and secure under the supervision of a stranger. Unfortunately for Joan Scott, the founder of Seattle Dog Daycares, that moment became a horrible reality when she found out that her dog had been mistreated under the care of a former boarding service. That is when Joan decided to start this website, dedicated to finding you the most highly-rated and safest dog care providers in the Seattle Area. We only bring you reviews of the best of the best. Here is a list of our current top five.
Fetch! of Seattle North has some of the highest (and most numerous) reviews available on the web. They have won countless care awards, including Angie’s List’s 2013 and 2014 super service award and Petsitting company’s prescreen check for extraordinary care. Fetch! employees go through rigorous training, extending you the best care that there is possible. Fetch offers many different sitting options, including: daily walks, daily sitting, cat sitting, puppy-specific sitting, overnight options, and medicine administration. Best of all, Fetch! comes to you: meaning your pet does not need to leave the comfort of your home.
2. Woof! Play & Stay
This daycare stands out not only because of its excellent reviews, but also because of its hours. While some doggie day cares are incompatible with your work schedule, this one opens at 7am (well before the start of most workdays) and closes at 7pm: giving the working pet parent ample time to plan around their work schedule. Among the services that they offer are daycare, homecare, boarding, grooming, and fitness. For more information, take a peek at their website.
3. Baba Lu’s Playhouse
Named after the owner’s own dog, Baba Lu’s playhouse has fun for dogs of all shapes, sizes, and breeds. While this daycare is located in the Madrona neighborhood, Yelp users are no stranger to its five-star reviews. Baba Lu’s Playhouse offers daycare and overnight boarding, and has flexible plan options for the infrequent boarder or daycare goer. With the tips provided for daycare and boarding pet parents, it is easy to see that Baba Lu’s playhouse knows how to treat your dog well.
4. Dog’s Day Out Seattle
Danette Johnston, the owner and operator of Dog’s Day Out Seattle, knows her stuff. Not only is she a licensed dog trainer, but she also was a licensed veterinary technician. This can also be seen in the scope and the depth of the services she offers — ranging from daycare to training (or even a combo of both!). Kindness is the only practice at this daycare service, as all training and care is practiced using positive reinforcement only.
5. Play! Doggie Daycare
Play! Doggie Daycare is not only beloved by Seattle dog owners, but in 2014 it won Seattle Magazine’s reader’s choice poll for Best Dog Daycare. This can be evidenced in the reviews that their clients leave for them, as well as the happy dogs featured on their website. Their services start at 7:00am and end at 6:30pm, making them very convenient for all dog owners. Most importantly, Play! has two locations: one in the Central district on Cherry Street and one in Capitol Hill.
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