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Safe, low-volume, home-based, Doggy Day Care.


Very few of us have the luxury of being able to stay home with our pets. When we get home from a long day at work, most of us have little energy left to take the puppy on a long walk or play an extensive game of tug of war. When we do have time, we might not know how to socialise the puppy. Doggy day care can help with some of these issues and more.

PetCloud is the most trusted booking service in Australia, and it is part-owned by Australia's oldest and most respected Animal welfare Charity, RSPCA Qld, and offers:

  • Meet in person before your card is charged
  • Liability Insurance up to $10M covering Vet treatment for illness + injuries
  • National Customer Support by RSPCA Qld on shore, in Australia
  • Compatibility Guarantee – Find a Great Match or we'll help you find better or happily refund you
  • Daily photo updates on Wellness & Activity sent by the sitter to you

Frequently Asked Questions


Doggy day care is day time care service for your dog in a pet sitter's home. Depending on the Pet Sitter you choose, you can also choose puppy day care for younger dogs.
It varies from sitter to sitter in a home based environment, usually:
  • Supervision and cuddles
  • Ball throwing and fetching
  • Tug of war with a ball rope
  • Sensory stimulation through scent trails
  • Enrichment toys such as kong wobblers & snuffle mats
  • Doggy naps
  • Some sitters may have fenced pools and with the owner's permission, and sitter supervision, some dogs may be allowed to swim in summer to cool down.

Socialisation - Socialisation is a vital part of a puppie's learning, development and wellbeing. According to the RSPCA Australia knowledge-base, puppies have what is known as the 'critical socialisation period' from roughly 3 to 17 weeks of age.

Mental health - Doggy Day Care can provide many different opportunities for mental stimulation: new sights, sounds, smells, friends to make, and games to play. This keeps their minds active and is a crucial element for overall health, wellbeing, and development.

Separation anxiety preventer/ management - being cooped up inside alone all day and not knowing where their owner is, or when they are coming back can be very stressful on a puppy. Doggy day care may help to prevent or manage separation anxiety, as they will have lots of physical and mental activities to keep them stimulated and dogs and people to keep them company.

Doggy day care can save you money in the long run - Doggy day care prices commonly range from between $20 to 50 dollars. Whilst this may seem expensive upfront, it's better to think of the long- term benefits. Puppies already have teething as an excuse to chew on everything in sight.

The RSPCA advises there is a 'critical socialisation period' between approximately 3 -17 weeks of age. However, your pup must have all core vaccinations prior to being exposed to other puppies, so this means your pup probably won't be able to start socialising until around 11 weeks after their vaccinations are all complete.
Any dog can suffer from separation anxiety. Certain breeds can also be more affected by being left alone, for example; working breeds, Labradors, Retrievers and Terriers. What is key is having two dogs of a similar size and similar temperament together. Breeds particularly prone to anxiety about being alone include;
  • Toy Poodles and Mixed Poodle Breeds such as Cavoodles
  • Australian Shepherds
  • Staffies
  • Chihuahuas
  • Bichon Frises
  • Italian Greyhounds
  • Malteses
  • French Bulldogs
  • Fox Terriers
  • Pomeranians

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