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Dog Daycare

Fun & Safe Dog Daycare in Bayside

We understand you don’t want to leave your dog home alone all day, where they can get lonely, bored, or into mischief… but busy pet parents can’t always be home. We have the perfect solution: dog daycare! Waggers Pet Care offers the perfect environment for dogs to get the exercise, socialization, and mental engagement they need while you’re away from home. After a day of romping and playing in our clean, fully supervised play areas, your dog will be ready to come home calm, satisfied, and ready for cuddles!

Free Evaluation for New Daycare Clients

Come, Stay, Play! Enjoy your daycare evaluation and first day of play for free.

The Perfect Place for Dogs to Play!

Pets from all over Bayside and Queens visit Waggers Pet Care for our superior dog daycare program. Here are some of the special features every furry playmate can expect from us:

  • Over 10 years experience providing excellent pet care!

  • Spacious indoor playrooms outfitted with fun canine playground equipment.

  • Fully temperature-controlled facility year-round for ongoing fun, rain or shine.

  • Daycare attendants are carefully trained in leading group play and off-leash safety practices.

  • All play groups are supervised 100% of the time, with lots of love and human attention to go around.

  • Daycare is available seven days a week!

Safety First at Waggers Pet Care

We’re all about doggy fun, but we’re even more about safety at Waggers Pet Care. All our furry guests can enjoy the healthiest, safest daycare experience possible in our care.

  • Veterinarian-owned business with strict sanitation and vaccination protocols

  • Careful playgroup selection based on size, playstyle, and temperament and controlled playgroup size for maximum safety

  • Advanced security and climate-control systems as well as double-fencing around the facility

  • Periodic rest times so dogs can relax and recharge during the day

  • Ongoing staff training for all daycare attendants to ensure best-practice education

  • Thorough temperament evaluations for all new daycare guests to ensure this social environment is right for them

Dog Daycare is More than Just Fun!

Veterinarians agree dog daycare provides benefits to your canine’s mental and physical health in the safest ways. Here are some ways dog daycare improves the wellbeing of your dog.

Exercise

The most common preventable illness in dogs today is obesity. Pet parents are simply busier and harder-working than ever, and they often don’t have the time to make sure their dogs get the right amount of exercise each day. Dog daycare is the ideal place for dogs to play all day, get lots of exercise, and burn their extra energy and calories to improve physical fitness (as well as mental satisfaction!).

Socialization

Most dogs are social by nature, and they have an inherent desire to spend time with other pups. Dog parks and hiring pet sitters can be risky, but dog daycare is a fully supervised place for friendly, vaccinated pets to play together in a nurturing environment. Proper socialization is also proven to lead to better canine confidence and sense of self.

Mental Stimulation

Have you ever come home from work to find couch filling all over your floor? Holes all over your yard? Complaints from neighbors about the barking dog? These behaviors are signs of boredom and anxiety from being at home alone all day. The mental stimulation and engagement of dog daycare satisfies your dog’s busy mind and helps reduce these (and other) undesirable habits.

How does Daycare benefit dogs?

Dog Daycare provides dogs with regular exercise to stay healthy, relieves boredom, separation anxiety, and destructive behavior at home, improves socialization with other dogs and people and provides a safer way for dogs to play.

How do I make a Dog Daycare reservation?

To make a reservation at Waggers, call our reservations specialist directly at (718) 229-9247 or email us at [email protected].

When can I drop off and pick up?

We ask that you check in your pet anytime during our hours of operations. Our hours of operations are Monday- Saturday from 8am-7pm and Sundays from 9am-5pm.

Do you require a trial evaluation?

Yes, we require that all new pets come in for a free 1-2 hour evaluation prior to their first day of daycare. Once your pet passes the evaluation you can take advantage of one free day of daycare!

What will my dog be doing at Daycare?

Pets have breakfast from 8am-10am. From 10am-12pm pets get to enjoy playing with the other pets and staff. The pets have lunch from 12pm-1pm, then from 1pm-5pm pets will play fun games and activities with staff and other playmates.

We organize and manage play groups by size for safety. Small and medium pets all play together in our smaller dog room are. Then Large pets all play together in our spacious large dog room area.

All pets get to enjoy sing our fun agility equipment from bridges to tunnels. They also enjoy dance pawty’s with our staff. We offer tons of different toys, but what pets love the most are our pet friendly flavored bubble pawty’s. Your pet will get to have tons of fun with our team.

What should I do prior to bringing my pet to Daycare?

You will need to provide us with proof of Rabies vaccination, Distemper vaccination and Bordetella Vaccination. We also require proof of a fecal test, showing negative results within the past 6 months. These requirements is to ensure the health and safety of all our pets and to offer the cleanest environment to all our clients. Pet must had passed our evaluation test prior to their first day of daycare. All parents must electronically fill out and complete our Daycare Service Agreement Form.

Can I add more activities to my dog's Daycare plan?

Yes, we are happy to put together a custom package to meet your pet’s needs and desires. We offer outdoor walks, nail trims, ear cleanings, one on one play time, grooming and private training.

If my plans change, what is your cancellation policy?

Should you need to change or cancel your reservations, please let us know 24 hours prior to your arrival on weekdays and 48 hours in advance on weekends.

Can you accommodate special needs pets?

Yes, there are certain special needs that we are able to accommodate. This is done on a case by case basis. Please be sure to discuss your pet’s needs with our reservation specialist when booking your pet’s stay.

Can I come in for a tour?

At the moment due to the Covid-19 pandemic we are not allowing tours, this is to protect the health and safety of all our customers and staff. However, we do have a state of the art camera system that pet parents are able to log into and watch their pets from their own comfort.