How do you know your beloved pooch is getting the love and attention they deserve when you're not there? Picture: Flickr.com

Besides our children, our pets are probably the most cared for and loved beings in our lives. But there are times that we can't always be there to take care of them. Like children, they too, need to be looked after and monitored.

That's why pet daycare is the only option available to us. But how do you know your beloved pooch is getting the love and attention they deserve when you're not there?

Firstly, you need to do your homework. Note down what your dog's essential needs are and take it from there. According to pets WebMD, there are a few questions to ask yourself.

How can I tell if my dog would like doggy daycare?

Look at his personality. Does he enjoy the company of other dogs? Does he like to be around other dogs? 

Dogs have been killed at pet daycares. Is it safe for my dog?

You need to really check with the individual facility. Do they do a screening process? Do they have proper supervision and staff on the floor at all times, and the dogs are never left unattended.

What’s a safe number of dogs per class? Is there a staff-to-dog ratio I should look for?

It depends on the experience of the staff person and the activity level of the dogs.