5 Tips for Selecting the Best Dog Boarding Facility in Denver

Doggie day care is a big business in Denver. More than a few of them have sprung up over the last few years and it can be hard to choose. I put together a quick post on what you need to look for before leaving your best furry friend with a stranger for the day!

  1. Look for amenities and safety features on the facility. The place must be designed to reduce stress on your pet. You should choose a facility that offers many pet-friendly games, regular walks and different forms of exercises. Take a close look at the fencing. More than a few trips to the veterinarian have been a result of dogs trying to escape from poorly set up fencing.
  2. Cleanliness is critical. You should know how often the facility is disinfected, what kinds of cleaning products are used, etc. A clean facility will make your pet healthy.
  3. Ask about the daily routine they maintain for pets. This will ensure that your pet will remain happy and healthy in the boarding facility. You wouldn’t want to pay for someone to watch your pet only to find out they just kennel them all day.


By choosing a good boarding facility for your pet while you are away will keep your pet healthy and safe. It will make you feel comfortable, and you will be able to enjoy your work day or vacation without worrying about your pet.

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Top 2 Affordable Vet Clinics Available in Denver

There are an overwhelming number of veterinary clinics in the Denver area. Over the last 10 years, I’ve done relief work with a majority of the bigger players. So if you need veterinary care and you’re in a financial bind here’s who I recommend.

1. Guardian Angel Veterinary Care

Dr. Tinetti and Guardian Angel veterinary care are the real deal. They’re a newer clinic but they are committed to low cost veterinary care. In addition to the already reasonable cost services they provide, they also offer a 25% discount if your pet is spayed or neutered. Talk about putting your money where your mouth is! I really enjoyed the time I spent here as well and can honestly say the staff is great. They don’t have much need for relief work so I honestly have it made over here much.

2. Planned Pethood

Planned Pethood, besides having a great name, is also a great clinic. Run by Dr. Jeff Young, who is a bit a maverick when it comes to veterinary medicine, they are willing to take on just about any surgery at a fair price. If you need orthopedic surgeries but don’t want to pay the 4 grand minimum of some other clinics then I really recommend hitting up Planned Pethood. They are some of the best and most confident veterinary surgeons in Denver. And that really does go a long way. You can also check out their show on Animal Planet. Heck, you may even find yourself on the show if your pet has something interesting going on (but hopefully not!).

There are plenty more affordable clinics in Denver but those are the best based on my experience. There are also plenty of middle of the road clinics that will give a higher quality service but also at a higher cost.




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