The best dog daycare will provide the right balance of play time, recreation space, socialization with other dogs, and personalized care from staff. Some dogs are happier with more space to play and plenty of playmates. Others require a quieter environment and one-on-one attention from staff. To determine a fit, owners along with their dogs should come into the daycare for an “interview,” facility tour, and behavior assessment. This requires an appointment, which can take between 24 hours and one month to get, depending how busy the daycare is.