Canine To Five Ferndale Manager Keeley, with her daughter Karly.
Our Facility Manager Keeley just started taking her 3 year old daughter to daycare. Turns out there are a ton of similarities between the feelings you have when you drop off at dog daycare and when you drop off at childcare. Here’s Keeley on this topic:
I just started taking my daughter Karly to daycare and realized there are a lot of similarities when it comes to child daycare and dog daycare. The first day I dropped her off I was nervous for her and wondered how she would do with the other kids, an unfamiliar place and unfamiliar people. I wanted to call and check up on her but I decided I would just see how she did when I picked her up. She did great and loved it so much that she had a fit and wanted to stay.
When it comes to dog daycare and especially for an owner who is bringing their dog to daycare for the first time, I now have a new outlook and can truly empathize with them. Although I will have to admit I wish they had webcams at my daughter’s daycare, but for now I will just have to rely on her weekly journal and reports from the caregivers!
Age: 2 years
Breed: Pit mix
Daycare Buddies: Other Frankie, Bentley, Drifus
Fun Fact: Frankie and Frankie are double trouble! They love to play together, and are known as “the wiggle-butts”, they could shake their tooshies all day long if possible
Name: Dexter S,
Daycare Buddies: Ringer (boxer), Dexter S (Shepherd) and Betty Bacon.
Fun Facts: Loooooooves the pool!
Name: Millie H.
Age: 3 months
Breed: Cocker Spaniel
Daycare Buddies: Maggie, Chloe, Lloyd
Fun fact: Millie and Lloyd have started quite the puppy romance over their floppy ears.
Name: Bodie M
Age: 2 years
Breed: Shep Mix
Daycare Buddies: Handlers, Lola & Maya and Henry.
Fun Fact: Bodie recently returned after being gone for too long. He is doing so well and working hard on being on his best behavior. The handlers are so happy with him!
Age: Almost 1 year!
Daycare Buddies: Ralphie, Mack, Nola and Bailey
Fun Fact: The Pack leaders like to call her “Ridge-ina” (think Regina, like from Mean Girls) because she’s so beautiful and is one of the most popular dogs in the play-yard!
Age: 7 months
Daycare Buddies: Lola, Gretl and Millie
Fun Fact: Chloe is our first Pomsky (pomeranian + husky mix) – she has inspired MANY (if not all) employees to Google-search “Pomsky” and IMMEDIATELY fall in love with their adorable faces! Seriously, she’s amongst the cutest dogs on the planet!
Name: Nakita K
Age: 3 years
Breed: Pit Bull
Daycare Buddies: Gibson, Max V and Mickey G,
Fun Fact: Nakita is super chill and relaxed, but when she plays she gets really into it.
Age: 2 years
Breed: Jack Russell Terrier
Daycare Buddies: Rigley, Ray, Sozay, and Kaiser
Fun Fact: Woodson is having a really nice vacation! Even though he is a small dog he really enjoys hanging out with the big dogs. He has been so well behaved, we love having him here for a visit!
Age: 11 years
Breed: Pekingese Mix
Daycare Buddies: Lola, Bailey Marie, Bella and Maggie
Fun Fact: Marty has a little case of hip-displasia, it might slow him down just a smidge, but he can still keep up with the puppies! He loves to watch them play and even joins in! He’s the definition of a young soul.