Please print, fill out, sign and mail your Application Form and the Code of Ethics to our Membership Director.
Colorado Association of dog daycares was founded to provide information and guidance for new and existing Colorado dog daycares. While encouraging the pursuit of excellence by our members through honest effort, fair play and personal integrity, we will provide appropriate information and resources necessary to promote dog daycares as a viable and safe industry in Colorado. Alternately this website is to help potential clients find the best facility for their needs.
The Colorado Association of dog daycares encourages its members to reach for a standard of excellence beyond the requirements for state licensure. State licensure covers facility related criteria such as construction materials, space requirements and sanitation but not behavioral evaluation of client dogs, or staff experience and training. CADD’s Gold Standard Accreditation is designed to demonstrate the facility’s commitment to providing the highest level of professional dog management and care. We are proud that five of our members have achieved this standard of excellence, including City Bark, City Bark LoDo, Playful Pooch in Denver, City Bark Too and Doggie Pause in Englewood.
CADD has also developed a Gold Standard application, a sample behavioral questionnaire and a documentation worksheet to assist our members. For a copy of the application, sample questionnaire and documentation worksheet click on the links below.
Gold Standard application
Sample behavioral questionnaire
Here is a short movie about how dog daycares operate. (Click the triangle on the screen to start the movie.)
The Pet Animal Care Facilities Act has an advisory committee that is made up of eleven members of the pet care industry who represent various entities including grooming, boarding, retail, shelters and the general public. This committee provides expert input to PACFA regarding rule changes and other issues pertaining to pet animals. Additional information may be obtained through contacting PACFA at 303-239-4100. The daycare representative is Judy Gee of Doggie Pause, and she welcomes feedback from all dog daycares. You may reach her by email firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 303-332-9896.
CADD partners with various service providers in town who offer our members a great product and sometimes reduced pricing. For more information, please see our list of associate members who will be happy to provide additional information about the services they offer.