Do you think doggy daycare is stupid?

posted 3 years ago in Pets
  • poll: What are your thoughts on doggy daycare?
    I love it! I bring my dog everyday : (12 votes)
    4 %
    I love it! I bring my dog most days : (10 votes)
    4 %
    I love it! I bring my dog whenever I can : (69 votes)
    25 %
    I think it is stupid : (59 votes)
    21 %
    I don't think it is stupid, but it is not for me : (127 votes)
    46 %
  • Post # 3
    4468 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    @MrsPanda99:  I don’t have a pet, but I think it’s a great idea! The ones in our area are super expensive- I wouldn’t take a second job to pay for it, but if it’s within the budget why not?! We have a beagle next door who cries all day while he is alone (a rescue dog) and I think he would love to be in daycare.

    Post # 4
    207 posts
    Helper bee

    I think that is stupid as hell.

    Post # 5
    6449 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Nope I don’t think it’s stupid. We don’t have a dog yet but we both work full time and one of our concerns is that the dog gets enough play time attention so we have discussed doggy daycare and we have started looking into it.

    Post # 6
    1719 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I think they are great!  Animals are social creatures.  They get interaction, exercise, stimulation, and probably eat better than when home alone (our dogs don’t usually eat when alone, they wait until we get home then chow down).  I don’t see what is not to like!

    Post # 7
    975 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2014 - Banff, Alberta

    I want to get a dog once we get our own place. I tend to work short days during the week and long days on the weekends. Doggie can come and hang out with me at work or at FH’s work, stay at home for a few hours on his own or stay with a friend. 

    Doggie I used to have would stay at home by himself for 8 hours a day/4 days a week and for trips he stayed with friends. I would prefer to come up with alternative choices rather than a daycare. 

    Post # 8
    7929 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

    None of the above. It’s not for me. My dog is happy to be home. When we board him, we board him at a place where most of the pets are there for the day care and he doesn’t really care at all. He’s happy, but he’s not really playing with the other dogs or using the pool or anything like that.

    Some people have dogs that need a lot of attention, can’t go the work day without going out for the bathroom, can use the exercise, etc. If their owners can afford day care, more power to them!

    Post # 11
    785 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2015

    @MrsPanda99:  I don’t think it’s stupid at all. If you can afford it then go for it! When I started working long shifts(8-13hrs), and FI was OOT for work,  I’d book Cali in for the whole night (from 3pm in the afternoon to 10am the next day) and pick her up in the morning. She would easily sleep for a full 24 hours after so I knew she got lots of exercise and playing in. It cost about $35 for over night,  but I would make about $300 working so it was worth  it for me, not to mention my dog got socialized lol

    Post # 13
    839 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    For our dog, it’s stupid as hell. She would hate us if we sent her to doggy daycare. She doesn’t like being around other dogs for extended periods of time, and she kind of has a good thing going with our couch when we are gone. 

    If I had a more energetic dog that would appreciate attending doggy daycare, I might be more open to sending a dog to daycare. But there’s no way I’d pay to do it every single day. 

    Post # 14
    8518 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2014

    I think its a great idea for some dogs. Not all dogs are suited to it. None of my dogs would be good there. One is 14 and grumpy as hell, one loves other dogs, but is terrified of strangers, and the other is way too high strung to be let loose with dogs he doesnt know.

    Post # 15
    2283 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    @MrsPanda99: I have two boxers and they have so much energy that I think doggy daycare would be great for them. I wish I could afford it so no, I don’t think it is stupid…and I don’t see why anyone would call it “stupid as hell”. If you have the money, why not do it?

    And I don’t get people who suggest that because you work 40 hours a week you should not have a dog. I’m a teacher, my SO is in grad school, but it’s not like only people who are independently wealthy are entitled to have pets. Do I wish I could devote 8+ hours a day to my dog? Sure. But I have to work and because I work they have a better life – top quality dog food, good vet care, a big fenced backyard that I couldn’t afford working a part time job, etc. 

    Post # 16
    1892 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    @MrsPanda99:  our pups LOVE daycare, and yes people think I’m insane… And I couldn’t give a flying f**k. It allows them to socialize with other dogs and gets their pent up energy out! 

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