What Are the Benefits of Dog Daycare? Your Top Questions Answered


It seems counterintuitive that something so fun can be so good for you – but that’s the secret to a successful dog daycare program. In fact, Fit ‘N’ Furry Pet Resort was specifically designed to spotlight the myriad of benefits of dog daycare while helping your furkid have the time of their life.

Our one-of-a-kind program offers plenty of pet-related perks from the word “Go”:

  • It eliminates the opportunity for digging, chewing, and other acts of boredom that waiting alone at home can prompt.
  • It provides ample exercise and interactive stimulation for all dogs (including high-octane pups).
  • It builds socialization skills, both with other animals and human caretakers.

But there’s so much more to know and experience, and, understandably, pet parents have questions. Here are just five of the most common:

What does my dog’s day look like?

During your first visit, our team will conduct a brief assessment that allows us to get to know your dog. It also provides your dog with an opportunity to get a good sniff and sense of the surroundings. From there, we introduce your pet to a playgroup that matches their personality and needs.

Your dog’s day will be filled with plenty of exercise and excitement in our supervised play yards. Opportunities to run, jump, and explore will satisfy your dog’s inherent sense of adventure and are punctuated with break times throughout the day. After all, dogs tend to get tuckered out if they play nonstop. Our group or individualized play sessions are designed with your dog’s happiness and health in mind.

How many dogs are in a playgroup?

The Fit ‘N’ Furry team gets to know your dog very well. Playgroups are chosen based on size and personality and are customized accordingly.

Fit ‘N’ Furry ensures safe and secure playtimes for both small and large breeds – and a consistent “pack” of playmates. In addition to our initial assessment, checks are also held regularly to gauge mood and energy level, with groups being adjusted accordingly on a daily basis.

Individual play is also available for dogs who prefer one-one-one time or simply enjoy the company of our loving staff more than furry friends.

What happens when it rains?

Fit ‘N’ Furry is equipped with indoor and outdoor play areas to accommodate weather changes whenever they occur. Indoor play areas feature rubberized floors that offer a cushioned surface and enhanced traction. Meanwhile, our K9 turf outdoors keeps paws cool in the summer and cozy in the winter.

Do we give out any toys or treats?

Pet parents can bring edible treats for their dogs but leave the toys at home. Some dogs are simply better sharers than others, and it can be challenging to know in advance.

Once our team has separated dogs into small groups that play well together, the four-footed fun begins, featuring bubbles, splash pools, puzzle toys, tug of war, and other games.

Additionally, our enhanced daycare program offers smaller groups with customized activities, including pool parties, fetch contests, obstacle courses, and so much more.

Does my dog have access to water?

Guests at Fit ‘N’ Furry always have nonstop access to fresh water throughout the day.

It’s important to note: some pet parents worry when their pet comes home and empties their water bowl, even though they remain excited and playful. This is normal. Just like humans have their particular creature comforts, some dogs simply prefer drinking out of their own bowl at home.

Is it OK if my dog doesn’t like group play?

Not every dog has that “pack” instinct. They may even be anxious about group play, and that’s OK. Our team offers plenty of other options that may work better for your pet. Custom daycare packages offer additional time with human caretakers.

The many benefits of dog daycare are plain to see: happy, healthy, socialized dogs that are tuckered out at the end of the day and ready for some TLC at home. And at Fit ‘N’ Furry, new guests get a welcome day of play. Call us at 707-769-7387 or start your reservation online today.