While we return to our schools are our jobs, we always need to maintain social distance and keep our masks on to stay safe from the virus. Those of us with dogs need to be extra careful as well. Although only a small number of pets have been reported to have caught the virus, it’s still best to be extra careful.

Instructions by the CDC state that we should treat pets just as we treat other family members. If anyone is sick, keep them away from the dog and vice versa. In times like these, it’s worth questioning whether the dog park is a safer option, or a daycare.

The Dog Park

A dog park has the advantage of being an open-air space where people are not close together and can maintain social distance easily. However, there’s no way for you to make sure your dog won’t come into close contact with another dog that may have contracted the virus. This free-for-all makes it hard to monitor your dog’s actions. Even if you’re extremely careful and wear a mask and gloves at all times, if your dog brings the virus home with them, it could put all your efforts to waste. This is one of the main reasons why the dog park is a bad idea currently.

A dog enjoying in a daycare pool.

The Doggie Daycare

The one disadvantage of a doggie daycare is that some indoor spaces will force dogs to be in close proximity to each other, which may not be safe. However, the advantages of a doggie daycare outweigh the disadvantages. This is because these facilities are often certified and guarantee your dog’s safety. This means that they’ll do everything in their power to make sure that their premises does not become a ground for the virus to spread. Unlike a park, they can check every dog’s and their owner’s temperature before they enter.

Apart from this, some doggie daycares also have swimming pools that have chlorine (a lower amount so that the dog’s skin does not get harmed). It’s impossible for coronavirus to spread in chlorinated water, so this is definitely one activity you can let your dog take part in without worrying about the virus.

A Reliable Daycare

If you’re looking for a doggie daycare near La Quinta or dog kennels in Indio, CA, our day camp and luxury boarding at The Grand Paw would love to welcome your furry friend! We also have a swimming pool so you know your dog will get the exercise they need.