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Treat your four-legged best friend to long days filled with playing and pampering. Whether you are jetting off for the weekend or work long hours, there is a pet day care for you. Here is a list of the best in-home sitters and pet day cares in the Denver area.

Hours: Mon to Fri 6:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.; Sat and Sun 7 a.m. – 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Price: $37 for overnight and $26 for a single day

At this family owned and operated dog day care, your dog will have the chance to socialize, exercise, play and train. They offer boarding, grooming and training day care. They have an assortment of packages to fit your pooch and your budget. Playful Pooch has eight playgrounds to fit dogs of all sizes and ages. Some of the playgrounds even have artificial turf for the pups. You can even watch your dogs on three indoor web cameras. Your dog is required to be spayed or neutered after six months. They recommend that you bring your dog in for a visit before you begin boarding. Playful Pooch is one of Denver’s premiere dog day cares and is a great choice for your four-legged friend.

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Price: Midday walks $10 to $16; Pet sitting full service $16 and basic service $10

Not all pets fit in at a drop-off day care. Some pets are more comfortable in a familiar surrounding. For nearly 13 years, Denver Pet Sitters Inc. have been caring for pets while the owners were away. Denver Pet Sitters Inc. will come to your home and “babysit” your pet for a reasonable price. This is great for pets with anxiety that don’t like to leave their home. Denver Pet Sitters Inc. provides anything your furry friends need including medication, walking, scooping litter boxes, playing and even watering plants. They will service almost any pet, with the exception of large animal breeds.

Hours: Mon to Fri 6:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Sat 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Sun 3 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Prices: Dogs $20 per day and cats $10 per day

If you want luxury for your pets, Club Pet Resorts has got it. Club Pet Resorts is Colorado’s first pet resort and spa. Now, your pets can go on vacation when you go on vacation. They provide the choice of 8′ by 5′ deluxe suite, a 10′ by 6′ elite suite or the 12′ by 8′ penthouse suite for your dog. The penthouse suite even has a full mini-bar and television for your pooch to enjoy. For cats, the Club Pet Resort offers multilevel condos with plenty of perches and hiding holes. They even have windows for the cats to enjoy the outside view. All pets receive playtime, cuddle sessions and walks. They can even relax at the pool or take a dip. This service is for dogs and cats only.

Hours: Click here to make a reservation

Out-U-Go is an in-home pet sitting company that services the Denver area. They offer dog walking, dog sitting, cat sitting, house sitting, critter care, pet taxi and belly rubs. Out-U-Go will come to your house when you’re away and take care of whatever it is that needs to be done. They can walk your dogs, play with your cats, get your mail and also provide transportation for your pet wherever it needs to go. Out-U-Go provides service for most any loveable critter.



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