Baltimore dog owners love Good Doggie Day Care at 3500 Ash St Baltimore MD 21211 in the Hampden neighborhood. This facility offers cageless safe and fun day care for dogs. A favorite client of mine regularly takes her dog Zippy to Good Doggie Day Care. Zippy's mom is highly selective, so since it met her criteria I knew it was a resource that I wanted to share.
Good Doggie Day Care is completely cageless. Dogs are separated by size into different playgroups. I met the owner Jo Anne Garret and she gave me a tour of the facility which began with the front desk where an sophisticated webcam system was installed so pet parents could log in and see the activities taking place at the center.
Bow Wow! Here is a group of mid size dogs having some fun time at one of the indoor play rooms. The Good Doggie Day Care staff member was singing the dogs Christmas carols and everyone seemed to be having a great time.
The first visit to Good Doggie Day Care for your pet will be an evaluation session priced at $10. This is usually a 60 minute session to see if your pet will enjoy being at GDDC and to determine if the staff thinks your pet will do well with other "guests". This policy helps ensure that new dogs are a welcome addition.
Cute, right? There are a multitude of playrooms and both indoor and outdoor spaces.
Day care prices are per day and the center offers both full day and half day sessions.
The full day session runs from 7am to 7pm. The half day session is available in two shifts; 7am to noon or 2pm to 7pm. Saturday and Sunday the center offers an 8am-3pm session or hourly care - perfect for when you are running errands and want to treat your dog to some fun. The center does offer day care discounts based on the amount of days per week your dog participates as well as a discount for multiple dogs. The price of day care runs between $15 per day to $34 per day based on the aforementioned criteria. Good Doggie Day Care is popular so owners need to reserve times in advance.
Good Doggie Day Care is not a boarding kennel, however, they do offer "sleep overs and PJ Parties to our well behaved dogs that attend GDDC on a regular basis" (which they define as at least 2 times per month). Here's a quote that will give you insight into this special facility; "At 9pm we offer a bedtime snack (usually doggie ice cream or a chew. Then it is outside for their last "pit stop" of the evening. When they return from the outside, the kennel lights are turned off and the dogs are ready for a good night's sleep. Our attendants are with your dogs for the entire evening. Our dogs are NEVER left alone"
Good Doggie Day Care is also a fantastic resource for pet owners who need mobile groomers, dog training, dog walking, and pet health services. Contact Jo Anne Garret at 410-889-3031 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.