Does anyone run a home daycare or doggy daycare?

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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484 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@MrsPanda99:  I don’t,  but I would be worried about insurance. WOuld you be able to get insurance for both at the same place? While the dogs/children may be separated I doubt an insurance company would be ok with that.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

@MrsPanda99:  I would do one or the other. I think it’s just too much of a risk to have both. Some dogs are unpredictable when they are in unfamiliar territory.

Post # 7
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

What would nap time be like with all the barking/yelping etc that close by? Even if you could get it insured for a reasonable amount, I bet a lot of parents would be turned off. Except maybe the diehard dog/baby parents that would be relieved to only have to make one stop? haha I can’t imagine paying for both at the same time, though. That’d be like $3000 a month all in here.

Post # 8
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3948 posts
Honey bee

@MrsPanda99:  What are your reasons for wanting to start a home daycare? It doesnt seem like you are too thrilled with the idea.

Post # 9
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

@MrsPanda99:  Doggy daycares have less regulations than child daycares.  If you watch a certain number of kids you have to be licensed by the state and sometimes the city or county.  Obviously, if something happens to a child in your care, you could be criminally liable as well as civilly liable.  You would most likely make more money as a child daycare but the tradeoff in liability and regulations might not make it financially worth it.  I’m not even touching the idea that the children and dogs would need to be separated in order to prevent accidents/injuries.

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@MrsPanda99:  I don’t know about the doggy side, but do know least state side wise for US if you may want to be licensed for the children side and you have to set up your home specified to what (US SIDE again) state specific guidelines and can be shut down if you are not meeting those guidelines.

My son goes to in home licensed daycare. She has 2 cats and 2 dogs which do get seperated from the kids. Small dogs and I know the one dog adores my son and he adores her. They dogs don’t get uncrated unless it is usually my son and that is cause i gave permission. 

 

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@MrsPanda99:  My two cents is that you shouldn’t have a baby daycare and doggy daycard right next to each other. Some parents are terrified of dogs. Would you plan on having any breed or size restrictions? Also, you might spread yourself thin doing two things at once…maybe if you chose one you could really make it great.

I vote doggy daycare, but I don’t like children haha.

Post # 16
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I don’t know how many parents would go for the combined home/doggy daycare (even if separated).  I love dogs and we have one, but I’d never send my child to a home day care that had pets of their own.  Or, I’d have to be very comfortable with the type of pets they have.  There’s just too much that can go wrong.

I think you guys should focus on one or the other.

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