Dog Boarding: How to Decide on a Dog Day Care Centre in London

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Just like choosing a nursery or a school for your children, you need to be discerning when choosing a dog boarding centre for your furry friend. You want to have complete peace of mind during their stay, safe with the knowledge that they’re happy.

So when you decide on a London dog day care centre, what exactly should you look out for and look into?


When looking at the premises, you need to keep an eye out for cleanliness. This is vital, as it can be important for your dog’s health.

If the facilities are not clean and not at the highest standard possible, your dog or other dogs can get ill. As you can imagine, any dog boarding centre will have a lot of dogs coming and going. So if one dog gets ill, it will spread.

Using chemical treatments to clean the facilities as well as having a professional eye, spotting anything that could be a symptom of an infection or what might be a source of disease, is vital for your dog’s health and wellbeing.

Socialise Your Dogs

Well experienced and caring staff at a dog day care centre will entertain, stimulate and socialise your dog(s) which can be very beneficial for their overall mental health. Carers need to understand your dog’s personality and help them develop the basic social skills required to interact with other dogs in a friendly way.

A professional day care centre can be that safe and friendly environment that your dog needs to learn these essential social skills and socialise your dog as part of a group.


Safety will be your number one priority and unless you know your dog is safe, you’re not going to have peace of mind.

If the dog boarding centre is located in a busy city like London, security is even more important. It’s a good idea to do a little bit of investigating when you are looking for dog day care. So it’s important to check that the necessary security measures are in place.

We also pre screen all of our dogs at their home before they are allowed to start their London day care at City Pups. With this, every effort is made to control any sort of aggression between dogs. But this is not always enough, as day care is not for every dog. We believe that in some cases dog boarding is not suited for certain dogs which can lead to your dog feeling stressed and not having fun, and not simply for aggression reasons.

As professional dog carers, at City Pups we make sure that we can monitor your dog’s behaviour at all times, and it will always be openly communicated to you as the dog owner if your dog is unhappy, overwhelmed, or stressed.

Loving Staff

This is obvious enough, you want your dog to be looked after for by loving, caring staff who truly enjoy working with dogs and give them the very service while they are in their care.

If you are looking for a dog boarding centre in London that ticks off all of these points, then get in touch today and let us show you how much we care about dogs!

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