At Dogcity Daycare it should come as so surprise that the health, wellbeing and happiness of our furry friends is of the highest imPAWtance to us all year round... but especially during the few short weeks each year where we experience consecutive days of extreme heat.
Being Aussies, we are all well aware of the impact that extreme heat (40+ degree weather) can have on ourselves and on our canine companions, which is why, during the Summer months, you may notice some changes to how we do things at each of our Dogcity Daycare locations.
If your dog has the option to stay inside at home, in turn avoiding getting in and out of a hot car, as well as walking on extremely hot cement (to and from daycare if they are too large to be carried), we would absolutely recommend that. Attending daycare during consecutive days of extreme heat is ideally recommended for those dogs who are unable to be left indoors, live in catastrophic fire danger areas and those who, for various reasons, require close supervision throughout the day.
THINGS YOU MAY NOTICE:
+ We reduce our daycare capacity, and not all bookings can be accommodated. The reason for this is to ensure we can keep our warehouses as cool as possible during consecutive days of 40+ degree weather. Our warehouses each have multiple evaporative air conditioning units, these units work PAWsomely during extreme heat, but especially when our furry friend numbers are limited. Reducing capacity means that we can continue to provide your dog with the highest possible standard of care - the kind they deserve!
+ We encourage the dogs to participate in 'Daily Doggy Relaxation' more often throughout the day. These additional quiet times help the dogs to slow down, rest and recharge. We know that during hot weather, our furry friends - like us - often don't get high quality sleep overnight, so these additional opportunities for relaxation are important in supporting the dogs both physically and mentally.
+ Water play! For the dogs who enjoy water and ice, we incorporate these into our regular daycare program. Clam shells, frozen treats, and bobbing for snacks in water tubs are all some of the things your dog might enjoy during days of extreme heat.
+ Last minute bookings or walk-ins will likely not be able to be accommodated. Operating under a reduced capacity will mean that unfortunately we will be unable to accomodate every booking.
We sincerely THANK YOU for helping us to offer our furry friends the very, very, very best care all year round, but particularly during the few very hot weeks we experience each year!