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The World of Doggie Day Care

Posted By: Melinda Cook In: Dog Friendly Living
Date: Tue, Aug 1st 2017 9:46 pm

The World of Doggie Day Care

As I was planning my recent trip out of town I quickly realized the most difficult task was not booking flights or hotels but, what to do with my dogs while I was away. I couldn't simply leave them to fend for themselves. Fortunately, my adult kids were all able to take turns staying at my home tending to their "fur brothers". Many people, however, are not so lucky to have the help of family or friends. This realization had me researching what options are out there for the next time I may go out of town

I was amazed to discover there are hundreds of pet day cares and sitters in the Charleston area. Important things to consider in choosing a day care is whether they offer socializing with other dogs grouped on temperament, adequate outdoor space with shade and water, a suite vs cage for sleeping, live webcam and night time monitoring. The key to finding the best one for you dog(s) is to visit and interview them, ask for references, and/or check with your veterinarian. With pet sitters, again check references, make sure they are insured and bonded, know whether they stay overnight or visit multiple times a day/evening to exercise and tend to your dog.

Here are just a few I discovered with good internet recommendations. Remember to do your own research for the needs of your pet! And contact me to help you find your next dog friendly home: Melinda Cook, 843-789-0484 or

Doggie Day Care

Dog Daze, Charleston

Fetch Doggy Day Care, West Ashley

Charleston Pet Resort, Charleston/West Ashley

The Pooch Palace, Mt. Pleasant and N. Charleston

Ziggy's Dog Parlor and Boarding, North Mt. Pleasant

Camp Bow Wow, Daniel Island/Wando

My Three Dogs, Mt. Pleasant and Summerville


Pet Sitters

Charleston Dog Walking Company, Downtown

Nana's Angels Pet Service, West Ashley

Guardian Angels Sitting Service, Downtown

No Place Like Home Pet Sitting, Mt. Pleasant

Pleasant Pet Service, Mt. Pleasant/Daniel Island