+ Is Canine Fitness and Fun safe for all dogs?
At CFFC, safety is our absolute priority.
Dogs are never left unattended during group play, and the ration is never more than 15 dogs to one staff member. All dogs over six months must be spayed or neutered, have all vaccines verified, and must take a temperament test to ensure they are prepared for group play. During play, staff will discourage negative behavior such as jumping, chewing, and any aggression. Dogs are separated by size and temperament into appropriate groups upon arrival.
CFFC provides a heathy environment where each dog is nurtured. While dogs love playing, we also know they need rest. Nap times are provided to over over-stimulation.
+ Does my dog have to be a swimmer to participate?
Not at all! First time swimmers will be fitted with a floatation vest and monitored with individual attention, and dogs only swim with an appointment and express permission from the owner. We also offer one-on-one appointments for beginner swimmers to see if they enjoy the water, without the distraction of other dogs.
If your dog doesn’t like swimming, no fear. In addition to our pool, CFFC offers over 9000 square feet of additional non-water play area.
+ How do I arrange my dog's visit?
To visit, dogs must have active vaccinations and, if over 6 months of age, must be spayed or neutered.
Each dog is given a free evaluation to make sure their temperament is suited to group play. An application and daycare agreement must be completed prior to the first visit.
Evaluation appointments are scheduled between 12 PM and 2 PM or 6:30-7:30 PM Monday through Friday, and Saturday and Sunday by appointment only. Evaluation must be scheduled prior to first drop off reservation.
+ What dog breeds are accepted?
As per City of Denver regulations, we accept all breeds except pit bulls.
+ Can owners stay and watch?
Yes! We have a viewing area where owners can stay and watch their pup in action!
+ What vaccines are required for my dog?
Distemper, Rabies and Bordetella vaccinations must be up to date 7 days prior to attending daycare. Dogs whose vaccinations are not up to date will not be allowed to attend CFFC. Bordetella must be updated every 6 months.
Young puppies must have a minimum of 2 series of vaccines to be admitted.
+ Can I tour the facility?
Absolutely! We prefer tours Monday through Friday during nap time from 12 PM to 2 PM; it's a great time to visit our facility for a tour while the dogs are tucked away.
+ How is the facility cleaned?
Our facility is disinfected daily with a brand new state of the art central wet and dry vacuum system by Aqua Air to provide the cleanest and most sanitary conditions. All rooms are chemically fogged daily to provide the cleanest and safest facility possible.
+ What happens if my dog gets sick or injured?
You will be contacted in the event of an emergency. Additionally, your dog will be transported to your personal vet, Belcaro Vet, U Hills Vet, or VCA Alameda East if the injury occurs after hours.
+ Is staff able to administer medication?
We administer medication provided in pill, powder or liquid form for no additional charge. We do not give any injected medications. All medications must be in their original container and clearly labeled.
+ Can my dog have a bath or nail trim after playtime?
We would love to send your pet home smelling and looking their best! If you would like to have your dog bathed and/or have nails trimmed during their stay please schedule it at the time of your reservation.
+ Is the facility monitored overnight?
CFFC is supervised by staff from 6 PM to 9 PM. With a brand new facility, all safety precautions have been taken into consideration. Cameras are monitored from outside the facility, smoke and fire alarms are always armed, and kennels are safe and secure to assure all dogs have a safe and restful night's stay.
+ Can I bring my dog's bedding?
Absolutely! Having bedding that smells like home can help dogs adjust to a new environment. Of course, we will provide bedding if requested at no charge.
If your dog is known to be a "chewer" please alert us and we will be sure to remove blankets/ bedding from kennels. Owners will be billed replacement cost of any property of CFFC that is damaged or destroyed.
+ Do you offer medical boarding?
Unfortunately we do not offer overnight care for dogs with severe medical issues. If your dog needs to be supervised overnight or needs injectable medication, we recommend boarding at a veterinary hospital.
+ When and were do the dogs eat?
Per your instructions, we serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner. You can provide your dogs food for the duration of your its stay, or for a charge of $3 per feeding we will feed high quality NutriSource Food.
Please pack meal-sized portions including treats in resealable plastic container or bag marked with dogs name.
During meal time, every dog has his or her very own private dining space, so special diets and medications are never a problem.