I’ve created this page in response to the number of comments I’ve received regarding doggy day care in Indy. The first step in protecting your dog from being treated inhumanely by a provider is to carefully choose a good doggy day care provider. Here are a few tips:
- Check out the FAQs for selecting a provider at the Setia Dogs Web site.
- Consider any special care your dog may need and ask the provider to demonstrate their capabilities to handle your dog
- Make sure someone on staff knows K-9 CPR
- Meet the staff who will be caring for your dog
- Get referrals from friends
- Make sure the provider tracks all the dogs’ immunization records and has a way to know when a dog’s shots have expired. If they only check the shot records when you walk in the door, then chances are your dog will be playing with dogs whose vaccinations have expired.
If you have a bad experience, take your dog to a new provider. Doggy day care providers fall under the purview of the City of Indianapolis’ Animal Care and Control agency. If you believe your dog is being neglected, abused, or treated inhumanely by a service provider, report it to the Mayor’s Action Center at 327-4622 as you would any other animal neglect complaint.
You can also post a comment to one of my DogBlog posts if you wish to share your experiences (both positive and negative) with doggy day care providers in Indy.