It seems to be raining puppies during this coronavirus pandemic . It is evident that across social channels and while out on our physically distancing walks during COVID – 19 we are seeing more and more pet parents with new puppies. This is good news for those looking for a business opportunity in the pet industry. More than 40% of households in Canada have at least one dog. This recent surge will continue to fuel the growth in demand for daycare, boarding and spa services in the already booming pet industry.

It isn’t just young families bringing new dogs into their home, in fact we are seeing millennials, recently retired, and empty nesters looking for the joy and happiness a pet can bring. While many have decided to use this gift of time at home as an opportunity to purchase or adopt a puppy to help reduce loneliness or as a new walking companion, many are asking themselves what happens when I start leaving the house more leaving puppy at home alone? This is when Dogtopia becomes a solution to the customer looking for the services we provide.

During these uncertain times, it is even more important that as pet parents of puppies 8-14 weeks of age we ensure proper socialization which will help them develop into well balanced playful pups who will grow into confident dogs. This social distancing during the COVID pandemic with restrictions on dog parks has made it challenging to provide puppies with opportunities to socialize however dog daycare fills the void. Now is the time to start prepping your puppy to for the future when we begin working outside the house again to ensure that separation anxiety is reduced.

At Dogtopia we love puppies as much as you do. We love and care for your pup like they are our own. Watch this video to meet Misiu, a puppy who is receiving loving guidance and training in a safe and qualified environment while parents join in on the fun from work or home by watching on the webcams. Misu goes home tired and happy at the end of the day having learned how to safely engage with other pups of different breeds, look for verbal cues to learn what to do and share the water bowl with their new BFFF Best Furry Friend Forever.

We have been showing dogs the love since 2002 and believe that now is a good time to explore the benefits of owning a Dogtopia daycare franchise in Canada.

Guest post written by Denise Kelly