Aqueduct Animal Hospital

2721 Balltown Road
Schenectady, NY 12309

(518)346-3467

aqueductah.com

Daycare Information:

We allow dogs to have off leash play several times daily while allowing breaks in between. Your dog will be pampered and loved while given the opportunity to hang out and play with other dogs. We group our dogs by play style and by size. Most groups are around 5-15 dogs and our staff to outdoor dog ratio will not exceed 15 dogs per staff member. The staff member is there to help guide the dogs in appropriate and constructive play. They will often throw toys for them to fetch, chase, play on and around our play structures and stand in as the “pack leader” with the dogs. Our staff is trained in recognize dog body language and help refocus dogs’ attentions when their behavior may start to become inappropriate. We utilize different methods to do that by using voice commands, body language, and “herding” dogs to different areas. We will separate dogs that appear to have clashing personalities as soon as we can identify them. We evaluate all dogs on their first day of daycare and give them an opportunity to get in the group if we feel comfortable with their reactions.

 

Before your dog can be admitted to daycare, we require that you complete the permission form here: Daycare Consent Form, which has more information about our rules and requirements.

 

Please understand that not every dog benefits from off leash group play. Some dogs just don’t get along well with others. If your dog doesn’t get along well with others, we may not accept your dog back into doggy daycare. It is not a statement about your ability as a pet owner, some dogs simply do not enjoy daycare.

 

Daycare days can be purchased by the day, in packages of 10 or 20. Your package expires three months after purchase date.

 

Daycare Rates

Day

10-Day Package

20-Day Package

Single dog

$25

$225

$425

Two dogs

$45

$405

$765

Each additional dog

$20

$180

$340

 

Our 10-day package includes 1 free day. Our 20-day package includes 3 free days.

 

 

FREE DAYCARE EVALUATION

Your dog’s first day of Daycare is an evaluation day, where we will see if your dog will benefit from off leash play. If your dog is interested in playing with the other dogs, we will group him/her with other dogs who are of similar size and play type. At the end of the day, we will let you know if your dog is a good fit for our daycare.

 

 If you have any questions about our daycare, please don’t hesitate to call.