Top Doggy Day Care In Denver

January 31, 2014 6:00 AM

(credit: CBS)

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You work long hours, sometimes more than 10 in a day. You have a dog (or two) that you love dearly, and you worry about leaving him or her alone for that length of time. What to do? Well, you could hire someone to visit your house and walk your pup while you are at work. Or, for usually not much more than the cost of hiring a dog walker, you can take your dog to a doggy day care facility and really know that he’s getting plenty of activity and attention while you work. Most of these options even have webcams, which allow you to hop online and get a look at your dog while he is in day care. What a great way to keep you connected to your best friend while you are working.

Camp Bow Wow
3645 Brighton Blvd
Denver, CO 80216
(303) 996-0411

This camp-like environment is sure to tucker your pooch out, making him calm and relaxed when you get him home for the night. Your pup will get to play in both indoor and outdoor areas with certified camp counselors who hand out special treats and keep your pup in a clean and comfortable environment. There is even a full webcam monitoring system to make sure all of the campers are safe and happy. Before you know it, you’ll see your dog feeling fit and more active, showing off just why Camp Bow Wow is a great choice for your doggy day care needs.

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Playful Pooch
4000 Holly St.
Denver, CO 80216
(720) 941-7529

Playful Pooch is another popular choice to keep your dog busy while you work during the day. This neighborhood day care offers eight large indoor and outdoor playgrounds, with separate areas for the smaller and older dogs. Playful Pooch supplies PetCot dog beds, plenty of treats and you can even check in on your pup via the live online webcam. While your pup is at day care, you can opt to have him groomed for an additional charge. Playful Pooch is a popular spot and has received rave reviews from the many people that have trusted their best friends to this fantastic day care.

City Bark
2000 West 8th Ave.
Denver, CO 80204
(303) 573-9400

Looking for something with a few more options to cater to your pampered pooch? City Bark is a great option because it has even more amenities and different ways to entertain your dog while you work the day away. You’ll find day care and grooming, and even a pool that is perfect for a hot summer day. You can also check in on your pal while you are at work with the live webcam, and if you have some behavior problems, you can take advantage of the different training programs. City Bark is an upscale pet facility offering a wide range of services for your pampered pup.

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For The Love Of Dog
4751 E. Virginia Ave.
Glendale, CO 80246
(303) 355-6700

For the Love of Dog is another great option for doggy day care in Denver. The great central location makes it an easy choice for many commuters and the facility is perfect for anyone needing a little extra peace of mind for their favorite pals. With both indoor and outdoor spaces, plus pools, slides and tunnels, your pup will love spending the day at this day care. You can even get your pup some personal training on the doggy treadmills, perfect for any pooch that needs to drop a pound or two. Check out For the Love of Dog; your best friend will be glad you did.

The Big Backyard
5301 E. Pacific Place
Denver, CO 80222
(303) 757-7905

The Big Backyard lives up to its name with more than 8,000 square feet of play space, 5,000 of which is indoor climate-controlled, making it perfect year-round. There are three playrooms inside plus pools, bathing and treadmill training. Like many facilities, The Big Backyard also does overnight care, should you find the need to leave your pooch for more than a day, but it is the doggy day care that is the specialty of this lovely facility. Take your pup to The Big Backyard while you work during the day, and you will enjoy a healthier and more active canine companion.

Deborah Flomberg is a theater professional, freelance writer and Denver native. Her work can be found at