It is our recommendation that your pup doesn’t enroll prior to 6 months of age. Puppies younger than 6 months have underdeveloped immune systems which may put them at risk for contracting mild germs that an older dog could easily fight off. Like with human daycare, there is the potential for infectious bugs and colds.
Dogaholics LOVES sweet senior dogs but asks that you consider their health, temperament, and mobility before sending them to daycare. Senior dogs—much like young puppies—can be more susceptible to high and low temperatures. They often tire easily from exercise and have greater sleep requirements than their teenage or young adult counterparts. Additionally, dogs who have trouble getting up and down stairs at home may also struggle to navigate our areas, especially our second-floor boarding section.
Dogaholics requires that all newly adopted dogs are in their new home for at least one month before scheduling a behavioral assessment. We ask the same for dogs who have just moved to the area. The time after adoption or a move is key for your dog to find their place within your home and build your bond. Introducing a newly adopted dog or a dog who is still adjusting to their new home environment can create stress and confusion, which may lead to a failed assessment.