A lot of people don't like the idea of leaving their pets home alone. Just like kids, pets need love and attention throughout the day and also at night. From this basic belief the idea of pet daycare was created. At daycare your pet would be nourished, groomed, taught and played with every time you aren't available to do this.
Pet daycare could be separated into 2 different categories: boarding services and actual daycare. Boarding services are available for pets from hamsters to horses, and are extremely useful if an owner will be away for one night or even for a long period and has nobody to take care of his or her pet, or if an owner has not enough room for the proper care of a big pet like horses. The pet would be provided with its own sleeping place, feeding plates and toys, and would be taken care of on a daily basis as if they were at house. Time is divided among daily grooming, exercising, training and fun.
Daycare is offered for animals whose owners want to leave them early in the day and come to pick them up at night after working hours. Once more, bedding, toys and feeding dishes will often be provided. While services of this kind could be found for nearly all small animals, dogs are the main focus, and more facilities for them are available compared to other pets. At doggy daycare, dogs are taken care of by a team of qualified experts, educated in dog behavior and safe practices. They're groomed and offered training by a skilled trainer based on their level of understanding.
Nearly all facilities separate dogs into several groups based on both their age and size. Since the equipment for smaller dogs will be inappropriate for big ones, while large equipment might overwhelm a smaller dog, this is very essential for the pet's health. The separation is often made at 25 pounds. Puppies will have their own separate region, where they can play, taught simple training and, like a kid, are trained to go to toilet.
One more trend that's sweeping the country now is pet spas. These usually are designed for smaller pets where they're groomed, exercised and pampered just like humans' spa; their teeth, ears, hair and nails would be taken care of, and they'll be walked, played with and so on.
I repeat, these facilities could be found for nearly all smaller animals, like puppies, cats, bunnies, ferrets and guinea pigs, and could be bought daily or for long periods of time. An alternative to this theme is offered in DIY pet spas, where owners are asked to groom their animal on their own, which in turn can strengthen the bond between animal and human.
The spa would provide the proper space, and also wash bowl, shampoo or conditioner, nail trimmers and other grooming tools. Pet spas could be a great treat for all pets.