About Best Friends Fur Ever SM

Best Friends Fur Ever is a state-of-the-art doggie daycare and overnight resort with locations in Joppa and Cockeysville, Maryland. The Best Friends Fur Ever family of dog care facilities provides resort-style daycare and vacations for dogs, by combining homelike amenities and loving attention with recreational activity. Our 20,000 square foot facility is custom-designed to meet and exceed all kennel industry standards. We care for special needs dogs that include puppies, post-surgical or medical care as well as geriatric dogs.

Best Friends Fur Ever has trained and caring staff members that provide unparalleled customer service, animal expertise, and peace-of-mind 24-hours per day, 365 days per year. All dogs are pre-screened for health and behavior before acceptance. The end result is always a comfortable, safe and fun-filled experience for dogs and their owners!

What to Expect

While you are at work or play these are a few of the advantages we offer for your furry family member:

  • Group playtime in a controlled and supervised environment
  • Separate play areas for dogs of different sizes
  • Temperature controlled indoor play areas
  • Web Cams for ease of mind
  • On-site manager 24-hours a day
  • Security system
  • Backup generator
  • Convenient drop off times & extended hours for late pickups

Best Friends Fur Ever Mission Statement

Best Friends Fur Ever is a team of dedicated pet care professionals whose number one priority is to provide our canine guests the safest and most enjoyable stay possible. We pledge to differentiate ourselves through our facilities and services and do whatever is necessary to ensure that our customers have peace of mind and that we earn their trust every day.

Best Friends Fur Ever is dedicated to instilling a culture of diversity and personal/professional growth where every team member is valued. Our team truly believes that the care they provide enhances both the lives of our canine guests and their families.

Best Friends Fur Ever Vision
Best Friends Fur Ever provides guidance, wisdom, and care in one of life’s most meaningful journeys, dog ownership. Best Friends Fur Ever provides lifetime quality care for every dog, for every stay.

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If your work demands that you spend long hours away from your pet, if family care responsibilities make it impossible to spend much time with your dog at home, or if your dog is an only pet and would enjoy the chance to play with others, then you are an ideal candidate for dog daycare. Most dogs in busy families spend up to 60% of their time alone. This can lead to bad habits like chewing or indoor accidents as well as boredom or separation anxiety. Many dogs benefit from attending daycare three to five times per week where they burn off that excess energy while learning socialization skills with other dogs.

Many families sign up specifically for daycare to help solve behavior problems the dog is having at home. Behaviors such as chewing, destroying furniture, digging up the lawn, etc. are often reduced or eliminated entirely when a dog’s exercise requirements are met. Dogs can also enroll in our Day-N-TrainSM program to assist with these and many more issues.

No. You can sign up for every day, a few days a week or a few days a month. Daycare passes are available for frequent visitors. Your dog will benefit the most from the daycare experience if they attend at least two days per week. This attendance for a consecutive three months provides the best discount fees as well.

Dog daycare is very similar to a child’s daycare center. Between the hours of 7:00 and 8:45 a.m. clients drop their dogs off at our facility and return later in the day to pick them up. A day of daycare allows dogs to socialize with people and other dogs while getting a healthy day of exercise.

Every pet owner understands the importance of having a veterinarian on call. If one of our daycare or overnight guests gets ill, we will work closely with your veterinarian on file (within driving capabilities). If it is a weekend (or your veterinarian cannot see us), we will use a local vet or animal emergency hospital near us. Both locations are within a five-minute drive to multiple veterinary centers. We have designated “on call” staff available to transport a dog to or from a vet in the event of an emergency day or not.

All dogs that come to our facility need to be current on their rabies, distemper, canine influenza combo and Bordetella vaccinations. We require all owners bring in a copy of the veterinarian provided vaccinations for us to keep on file. We also require your dog to be on a monthly flea and tick preventative and a negative fecal exam within the last six months.

We require veterinarian documentation for proof of vaccines. A rabies tag from the county is not sufficient. We cannot accept breeder paperwork or vaccines given by a client.

We recognize many dogs require additional time to reach appropriate age/size to be spayed or neutered. We will work with clients that are under the direction of a veterinarian regarding the time frame for spaying and neutering. Please be aware that we cannot accept intact males who attempt to mount or otherwise harass other dogs. We cannot accept females in heat or showing any signs that they will come into heat soon. As pet care professionals, we highly recommend all pets be spayed or neutered to prevent many health/temperament concerns.

Yes, all dogs are welcome. Owners need to certify that their pet(s) have not harmed or shown aggression toward any person or other pet. If a pet shows aggression, he/she may be expelled from daycare.

Any special food requirement your dog has will be no extra charge. Please provide enough food for the length of stay. Medication fees range from $2 to $3 depending on amount and type. If your pet requires more specialized care, please call us to discuss your pet’s needs in more detail.

Both facilities are equipped with backup generators, so we are open and services are provided as usual.

Of course! We love older dogs.