The trained staff at Aspen Grove can help you make an informed decision about whether you and your dog(s) are really ready for Doggie Day Care and group play/socialization. The health, happiness, and well-being of your pet is our number one concern.
Group play and socialization has many benefits for the life and health of your dog. However, when letting your dog play with other dogs minor illness or injury can happen. Please read more about Group Play and our Safety Precautions.
Doggie Day Care at The Cabins has many benefits
- It provides socialization, exercise and entertainment for your dog.
- It reduces separation anxiety – theirs and yours!
- It helps eliminate undesirable and destructive behavior at home.
- It helps your dog maintain a tolerant energy level at home.
- It helps build confidence in your dog so they are comfortable in different social settings (i.e. Old Town, street fairs, organized runs, etc.)
- It helps your dog stay mentally alert and socially aware of other dogs.
- It helps build their immune system
- It’s fun!
Doggie Day Care Hours
Owners can drop off and pick their pet up at their convenience. Doggie Day Care hours are Monday – Friday 7:30 am – 6:00 pm. With advance notice, we can accommodate an early drop off or late pick up time that fits with your schedule. A $25 convenience charge will apply.
Getting started with our Fort Collins Doggie Day Care at The Cabins at Aspen Grove is as easy as 1, 2, 3…
1. Schedule a Personality Assessment
Your dog(s) must pass our personality assessment and brief health exam. Personality Assessments are a minimum of 3 hours (9am – 12pm or 1pm – 4pm) and are $15. We reserve the right to not accept a dog into day care for any reason.
Our assessments are designed to set your dog up for success! All of our Kennel Technicians who perform assessments have completed additional and specific training.
Below is a brief overview of how assessments are performed:
- All other dogs will be cleared from area where the assessment is taking place in order to give your dog a few minutes to sniff around and adjust to their new environment.
- The Kennel Technician will create a trust with your dog by moving slowly, speaking softly and using proper body language.
- Once the Kennel Technician has a basic comprehension of your dog’s comfort level, they will slowly introduce one dog at a time taking into consideration the size, temperament, and sex of each dog.
2. Set up your dog’s day care schedule
Once your dog has been accepted you have 2 choices for your schedule.
- Daily. You can simply call and reserve a spot when you need day care. Reservations are required and we highly recommend you plan at least a week in advance.
- Purchase a package. Packages are available to save you money. When you purchase a package you can either use it on a daily basis or set up a schedule such as every Tuesday or Thursday.
3. Set up your automatic payment
In a effort to make your drop off and pick up experience as convenient and quick as possible, all day care clients are required to keep a credit card on file for automatic payments, package renewals, and any medical care provided.
Get started today! Call us at (970) 416-0232
What if my dog “fails” the assessment?
At Aspen Grove, we love all of the different personalities and energy we see in our day care dogs! If your dog is not a good fit our group play day care, we will discuss, in detail, with you why and help you with an alternative plan for socialization and training.