Frequently Asked Questions

Q:  How Do I try Chubby Puppy for FREE?                                                                             

A:  1.  Check to see that your dog has the proper inoculations.  Most especially Rabies and Bordetella.  If inoculations are not up to date, please do that prior to booking a half day evaluation.                                                                                      

2.  Two (2) weeks after inoculations are administered a free half day evaluation can be scheduled and is required before coming to daycare regularly.                                                                   

3.  The evaluation is to be scheduled after 10 am and before 1 pm on a weekday (M-F) and within the schedule of Chubby Puppy, so that we can arrange a good evaluation experience.  Please refrain from asking for a weekend.  Please do not just drop by with your dog.   We do not charge for the evaluation half day (more than 3 hours to 4 hours).             

Q:  Can I come in for a tour?

A:  Presently, as a result of the COVID crisis, we are not offering tours of the facility.  We plan to provide video at a later date.  Yes, please call to schedule the time to do this.  Refer to the above notes for the appropriate time frame to do this.  No, you cannot bring your dog unless you provide your vet records prior to coming.  Requiring inoculations includes dogs just walking in and classes.  

Q:  What paperwork do I need?   

A:  Chubby Puppy needs your vet records, before (by email or fax) or when you arrive for your appointment for the evaluation.  We will ask you to fill out an application and a pet profile (link below) this can be done before (fax or email) or upon arrival.

 

Q:  How many dogs does Chubby Puppy care for in a day?     

A:  Chubby Puppy limits the number of dogs each day to 10 Large dogs and 5 smaller dogs.  We want to make certain that all dogs are cared for properly.                                           

 

Q: Can my dog not pass the evaluation?                                                     

A: Sadly, yes.  Some dogs are not capable or being with a large number of dogs or do not play nicely.  Chubby Puppy is building a pack and some dogs are just not a fit for the situation.                   

Q:  Do you accept dogs with a history of biting and may be aggressive with dogs?   

A.  No!  If your dog has bitten someone or other dogs they do not belong in a daycare.  We are not equipped for highly aggressive dogs.    

 

Q:  What is considered a half day?  

A:  Attendance up to 5 hours.  The business is open 10 hours.  

 

Q:  Can you change your hours to accommodate my schedule?  

A:  That has to be scheduled on a day to day basis.   

Q:  My dog attends another daycare can we come to Chubby Puppy too?

A:  We do not think this is acceptable and must be disclosed before attending daycare here.  We accept a limited number of dogs per day this affects the limits.   This situation increases the likelihood of cross contamination from site to site.  We do realize that dogs can carry kennel cough, worms and etc from dog parks, training facilities and even playing with a friend's dog that attends a different day care.  We have to do all we can to minimize this from happening.    

Q:  Are you insured?   

A:  Of course!  any business should be.  We are licensed by the State too!  

 

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  5111 Doyle Road 

  Pittsburgh, PA 15227 
  chubbypuppypittsburgh@gmail.com 
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