Doggy Daycare

Day Stay at Stylin’ Paws

Clive & Urbandale

Every member of Stylin’ Paws is a pet lover, so we know that your dog is a treasured member of your family. The guilt we can feel when leaving our pups behind each day while we go to work is enough to make us cry. That’s why we’re here! We’ll take care of your dog as if they’re our own, so you can be sure your pup is safe, happy, and socialized.

Stylin' Paws Day Stay Options

There are plenty of different choices for day stay passes available at either of our daycare locations to accommodate half, single, or multiple days and single or multiple dogs. We’ll work with you to determine the best options to meet your daycare needs.
*Day Stay passes are non-refundable and do not expire
Book a Day Stay at our Clive Location  
Book a Day Stay at our Urbandale Location  

Benefits of Doggy Daycare

Playing with other dogs at Day Stay and interacting with our dog-loving staff offers a number of benefits. In fact, you may be surprised by how many positive things come out of doggy daycare. A few of the biggest benefits, that most dog parents notice are:

Better Socialization Skills

This is not your average daycare. Stylin’ Paws Day Stay for dogs is a place where your pup will be able to socialize with other dogs and our dog-loving and professional staff. The socialization skills your dog will build at doggy daycare will help them build healthier coping skills, so you may notice they’re more calm around new people, dogs, and places.

Positive Pup Behavior

While we know our dogs are members of our family, they’re still dogs. That means they thrive in packs and naturally enjoy the company of other dogs. At our day stay program, those basic needs are met regularly, thanks to positive social interactions with other dogs. This kind of fun during the day can even lead to less mischief at home.

A Healthier Dog

Pet obesity is a growing concern and many studies point to at least half of all US dogs are overweight, which can lead to more health problems and a shorter lifespan. By encouraging your dog to exercise each day in a fun and interactive way, your dog is more likely to stick to a healthy weight. At the end of each day, many dog parents notice their doggos are blissfully tired and calm after a day full of enrichment activities, exercising, and burning off any pent-up energy.

Day Stay Schedule

Dogs, like kids, thrive with structure. That’s why we plan our days to make room for play and rest.

The morning includes supervised play time with Day Stay Attendant lead activities, such as bubbles or tennis ball scatter, to keep the pups engaged. Rest Time in housing.

The afternoon includes more supervised play time with additional Day Stay Attendant lead activities and crafts around holidays.

Pet Parent pick up is from 4:00pm to 6:00pm.

Clive & Urbandale Doggy Daycare Facilities

Your pup will enjoy the indoor playroom at both our Clive and Urbandale locations, which feature dog ramps, crawl tubes, and leaps. At both locations, your fur baby is stimulated through crafts and play while they are with us. The fun includes bubble parties, craft activities, pool days, and birthday celebrations! These are all included at no additional cost.

Keeping Your Dog Safe

To make sure our canine guests are kept safe, they’re separated based on size and personality. Our highly trained staff is always interacting with and observing the dogs, intervening if necessary. While corrective action may need to be taken, it is never excessive and is always humane. Any aggressive behavior will be reported to parents. We operate on a three strikes procedure, but prefer to work with the dog and dog parent to find the underlying issue and try to fix it. We want all of our pups to be happy! If it comes to a third strike, we offer pet owners an opportunity to pursue training, then bring the dog back to see how they do.

Healthy and Clean Environment

When you walk into Stylin’ Paws, you’ll notice something: it doesn’t have that “dog smell.” That’s the point! We use a hospital grade ultraviolet sterilizer system to drastically reduce any airborne bacteria, molds, and viruses. This system uses a sterilizing lamp, negative ions, an activated car bon filter screen, an electrostatic adsorption plant, a fan, and a control system. We also continuously sterilize dynamic ambient air by the principle of radiating circulating air with the ultraviolet sterilization lamp. All of this work helps to keep our air clean and fresh.

Is Your Dog a Good Candidate for Daycare?

Making the decision about whether your dog would do well at daycare is a serious one. While you may never know how your pup will do at daycare without trying it, there are a few indicators. If your dog loves playtime with other dogs and people, doesn’t have a medical condition that would preclude active play, and has plenty of energy, he or she would be a great candidate for Day Stay. When a dog doesn’t have an outlet to burn off extra energy, you may start to see destructive behavior, like chewing, biting, and jumping on people.

Tour Stylin’ Paws with Your Dog

We’d love to give you a tour of either of the Day Stay areas. Our number one priority is the safety of our canine guests, so we never give tours during play or nap time, to avoid the dogs crowding around to meet a new friend. Tours at our Urbandale location are offered Monday through Friday after 5:00 pm, by appointment. Saturdays and Sundays are by appointment. Tours at our Clive location are offered Thursday at 6:00pm, by appointment.

During a trial visit with your pup, we’re able to evaluate his or her temperament around other dogs and people. These visits are especially helpful for dogs who aren’t used to daycare or dog parks and usually only take around 15 minutes. If your pup tries to hide or snaps at people, a slower introduction might be best. You may find that your dog gets a little too worked up, so we try to calm them down to truly see how they behave.
Schedule a Tour at the Clive Location  
Schedule a Tour at the Urbandale Location  

Tips for Doggy Daycare Parents

The term “dog-tired” is no joke. If your pup is new to daycare, you may notice they come home worn out. We make sure to factor in rest periods each day, so that the dogs don’t get overstimulated or exhausted, but this is a lifestyle change for your dog. If he or she is used to sitting at home all day, they may try to make the absolute most of their first few days with us. It’s also healthy to be tired at the end of the day! It helps us all get a full night’s sleep.

Our staff supervises all play, but accidents may happen. Just as kids might come home from daycare from playing too hard, dogs may come home with scratches after playing with other dogs. If we notice anything abnormal, we will let you know as soon as possible. Again, if play gets out of hand, we step in to mitigate.

Contact Stylin' Paws

We’re excited to hear how we can make your dog’s life and yours even better. Whether you’re interested in touring our facility, booking an appointment, or simply learning more, please feel free to contact us today.
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