You’ll never want to leave your puppy, but sometimes it’s necessary, particularly in emergency situations. That’s where puppy boarding becomes such a huge necessity. That’s why Dogtopia of Bloomfield, conveniently located on Telegraph in Bloomfield Hills, should be high on your list of places to take your pup shortly after you bring them home. Our doggy day care is great for puppy socialization, and when you’re a doggy day care client you’ll have already experienced the Dogtopia difference and you’ll know the high level of service you can expect when boarding your puppy. Read on below to find out more about our puppy boarding services in Bloomfield Hills.
Puppy Boarding in Bloomfield Hills, MI: The Basics
Boarding your puppy can be really stressful, for both you and your little one. Puppies naturally want to stay with ‘their people’, in a family unit. However, when you get a puppy one of the most important things you can do for them is get them used to socializing with other dogs and people- this will help your pup get used to potentially stressful situations and reduce the chance of them having a fearful response. That’s where Dogtopia comes in: our doggy day care is one of the best, safest solutions to socializing your puppy. By doing so early, your puppy will be ready in the event that you need to boarding them unexpectedly- in fact, they’re often excited by the prospect of coming into doggy day care, so all the stress they’d normally have at going to a dog boarding kennel isn’t there. We encourage new pet parents to take a tour of our facility to see why dogs love us, and to get your pup into doggy day care early. Our doggy day care clients have VIP status when it comes to boarding, an important factor to consider when thinking of boarding your puppy around the holidays when dog boarding kennels fill up months in advance.
Before you even decide to board your puppy, you need to cover your basics. Here’s a helpful list below:
- Get vaccinated. You veterinarian will need to ensure that your pup has had all their vaccinations prior to boarding. For the health of your pup and all of our doggy guests, you MUST be current on the following vaccinations: Rabies, DHPP, and Bordetella
- Your pup should be over 3 months of age
- If your puppy is over 7 months of age, they MUST be spayed or neutered (nobody wants puppies having puppies!!)
- You’ll need to review your pup’s health history with most dog boarding kennels, and those pups who have had a communicable disease in the past 30 days are not allowed at Dogtopia
- Flea & tick preventative: nobody likes bugs (except maybe entomologists!). Your pup needs to have their monthly preventative in order to play & stay at Dogtopia.
- You will need to attend a Meet & Greet, which is a thorough evaluation of your puppy to see if they would enjoy our open play doggy day care.
With all of the above being necessary before boarding your puppy, it’s no wonder we recommend coming in for a Meet & Greet with your pup early on, BEFORE you have a need for boarding. Once you’re established as a client of ours, we’re able to get your pup into boarding with ease.
Benefits of Boarding Your Puppy With Dogtopia
Puppies are a ton of fun, and a ton of energy. That’s why you’ll love our puppy boarding: our open-play doggy day care is combined with boarding, so your puppy will get the benefit of playing all day to burn
off all that crazy puppy energy. In the evening, your puppy will get to relax and go to sleep in a crate in the room they were in, or in a separate boarding suite for those who do better with a little more privacy. Your puppy will have a full day of socialization, which is critical to their development, all under the watchful eyes of our staff. Even better: you can check in on the fun your puppy is having by logging on to our webcam!
Your pup will sleep in home-style dog crates in the same room they were playing in earlier so they feel safe and comfortable. Our highly trained team go out of their way to make sure that your family member will eat and drink well plus stay regular. Your dog’s safety during their stay is our paramount concern. In addition, we encourage you to bring your pup’s own bedding and food. If you forget, we provide food, bedding and treats at no extra cost. We will also accommodate any special dietary needs your pup may have.
Make time to stop in and see our first Michigan location, Dogtopia of Bloomfield! See the map below for details.