Can I bring my young puppy?
Our minimum age requirement for puppies to attend daycare is 16 weeks of age.
We always recommend that even if puppies are old enough to attend, they should only do so for shorter durations. Puppies are much like a human infant/young child; they are more susceptible to illness, injury or exhaustion. Although we always have safety and health measures in place for every dog, puppies can easily get ‘run down’ if over-exercised or over stimulated.
WLD recommends only Half Days to begin with, especially if attending at 16 weeks of age. Of course, we are able to accommodate Full and Long days for those who are in need of those services and provide young puppies with additional breaks and naps.
If you would like to know what is best for your pup, please talk to your vet, as he or she knows your pup best, and will have the pups best interests in mind!
Please keep in mind that puppies must wait 5 days following the bordetella vaccination (usually done with 2nd or 2rd set of puppy boosters) before attendance, along with having all other vaccine requirements.
For additional information, please see FAQ about “requirements”.