Meet and Greet
All dogs that come to Joyful Paws are carefully screened to ensure they’ll get along with the other dogs and enjoy their stay with us.
Since proof of immunization and spay or neuter is required, you can rest assured knowing that your dog is safe with his or her canine companions. With all of these worries out of the way, your dog will experience hours and hours of safe socialization and playtime so you can enjoy your day!
Our staff is trained to monitor dogs as they play. We also match (small dogs only socialize with fellow small dogs, etc.). The staff at Joyful Paws is trained to formulate the best playgroups and help the dogs better understand canine body language. Energetic or young dogs are matched together so they can tire one another out. Calmer dogs can interact with their same energy level friends. Puppies also enjoy our staff’s expertise, as a little human intervention can help them learn how to navigate the canine world.
Thanks to our open play dog daycare environment, any dog that gets tuckered out is free to rest in the shade and rejoin the group as he pleases. And there’s plenty of fresh water available at all times.
Dog Daycare Meet and Greet
When dogs socialize, play, and exercise in a safe and secure environment, the benefits are too many to count. However, it’s important that our guests are well-suited to a daycare setting. That’s where our meet and greet comes in. We help determine if a dog will be a good fit for daycare.
There are many benefits to entrusting your dog to a well-run dog daycare facility and even more reasons to choose Joyful Paws! First, dogs are social creatures and thrive on both human and canine interaction. Even a dog that’s used to hanging out at home while you’re at work will love the stimulation that comes from interacting with canine or human friends. This exposure can help build a dog’s confidence.
Dog daycare also provides dogs with a ton of exercise and a great outlet for all their pent-up energy. It’s unlikely that a dog that spends his days at home alone is doing laps around the living room. More likely, he’s looking for the next place to nap. When you arrive home, he’ll want to play. But how many of us spend our first few hours at home after a long day playing with and exercising our dogs?
Lack of Accidents at Home
There’s also housetraining. A dog that spends his days at doggy daycare will never have to worry about when the next potty break is. You won’t have to worry about rushing home from work because the pup needs to go for a walk! All dogs at Joyful Paws have plenty of opportunities to relieve themselves—no more holding it until their owner gets home! This is especially helpful for very young and older dogs that might otherwise have a hard time waiting all day to take care of business.
All this socialization and exercise can also reduce behavioral problems at home. Dogs, just like people, may feel lonely if they are home alone all day which can lead to a variety of undesirable behaviors, like excessive barking, howling, and whining. Dogs that are cooped can also become bored. Boredom can cause a dog to become destructive. Dogs at a quality dog daycare have plenty of physical and mental stimulation. Quality stimulation at Joyful Paws can curb destructive tendencies, and with all of those other dogs to play with, your dog won’t be bored or lonely!
Peace of mind
Cuddle and Storytime
Birthday and Gotcha Day Party
Joyful Paws has never taken a one-size-fits-all approach to dog care. Based on our experience and research in the industry, we know that dogs can become bored or unsuccessful in a large group environment where socializing is the only outlet. Along with other pet care experts across the country, we have tested this new approach and found that dogs enjoy enrichment experiences much more! Pet parents agree that their dogs demonstrate better manners, exhibit more confidence, and return home tired but not so exhausted that they cannot interact with family members and loved ones. Fun group play will continue to be a significant source of exercise in addition to enriching activities. Our team is skilled in providing these new, enhanced experiences for a well-rounded day.