Dog Boarding, Doggie Day Camp, or Veterinary Exam at Sun Devil Animal Hospital and Pet Resort (Up to 51% Off)

East Rio

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Dogs play with their peers while their families are away overnight or during the day; vet exams ensure dogs maintain overall health

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Promotional value expires 90 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. May be repurchased every 90 days. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Valid only for option purchased. Appointment required. Consultation required; non-candidates and other refund requests will be honored before service provided. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Choose from Three Options

  • $45 for three nights of dog boarding ($84 value)
  • $25 for three days of doggie day camp ($51 value)
  • $22 for one veterinary exam ($42 value)

Dog Socialization: Pup Meets World

It’s said that puppies ultimately grow into their paws, but the same can be said about their brains. Brush up on your doggy development with Groupon’s study of dog socialization.

A puppy’s development can be limited by the length of its leash. Veterinarians urge owners to introduce canines to as many new experiences—people, places, fellow dogs, and even inanimate objects—as possible in controlled, nonthreatening environments in a process called dog socialization. 

This is particularly critical in the window between 4 and 14 weeks of age, when a puppy’s brain is actively codifying proper and improper behaviors and working to distinguish safe stimuli from threatening situations. Like all other animals, dogs are most likely to misbehave or react aggressively when afraid. Whether their fear stems from the noise of a passing vehicle or the beard of a next-door neighbor, owners can help put them at ease by exposing their four-pawed friends to potentially uncomfortable situations and making them feel at ease. The more experiences, the better. 

But simply taking the pup out of its comfort zone is not enough. Spending time off the leash at a dog park can be great for canine socialization, but owners must be sure to monitor their dog’s behavior. Veterinarians insist that dogs be allowed to enter into new environments voluntarily, and advise owners to reinforce model behavior with treats and praise. If they respond fearfully or aggressively from any stimuli, owners should withdraw them from the situation and not return until their pup has calmed down. If the source of the fear happens to be human, owners should ask the person to step back, as this teaches the dog that it is not responsible for protecting the pack from undercover mailmen. 

If this sounds like a lot to manage, most cities abound with ready-made, controlled socialization environments: obedience classes. Along with strengthening the bond between pup and owner, group classes are great venues for socialization. There, puppies can take their behavioral cues both from their owners’ instructions and through modeling, as the human praise bestowed upon their well-behaved classmates encourages them to follow suit.

Customer Reviews

Sooooo clean! Very friendly staff and vets! My old man didn't even know we were at the doctors.
Skyler-Renae S. · December 22, 2016
Addressed separation anxiety and blurry eye. Great vet!
Jasmine K. · December 17, 2016
This facility is incredibly caring,professional, and conveniently located between the home we sold and the home we were moving into.Our dog was in great care while we were transitioning and the Sun Devil Animal Family was extremely flexible with us.We are so grateful!Coconut is as well!
Niki B. · October 11, 2016
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    1211 East Curry Road

    Tempe, AZ 85281

    +14809661580

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