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23 Secrets Doggy Day Care Employees Will Never Tell You

It's more than just a "cute" job.

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1. Working in a day care is pretty dope, but there's nothing more belittling than someone calling your job "cute."

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2. To be honest, most of the job is actually cleaning up after the dogs.

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3. And cleaning poop is hella stressful because someone's always trying to eat it or roll in it.

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4. The most nightmarish part of the job is trying to get in and out of the gates without unleashing a mighty stampede.

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5. One of your arms is always sore at the end of the day from throwing tennis balls.

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6. You could make yourself a coat with the amount of fur you track into your house after work.

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7. And you can't go anywhere after work without a shower because the dog stench is so strong.

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8. If you're not assigned to your favorite dog room for the day, your shift is basically ruined.

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9. And the small dog room is always the craziest because they're tiny and KNOW they can get away with everything.

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10. The dogs also form cliques, so sometimes the day care feels like high school.

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Ugh, those golden retrievers need to stop trying to make fetch happen.

11. When people bring in dogs who aren't trained well, it's not as fun for you or the dogs.

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12. So you have to spend a lot of time teaching everyone commands and good manners so they can play safely.

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13. Then there's always that one serial humper who loves to target you and the other dogs.

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14. When the dogs start to get a little too rowdy, you shout "DO YOU WANT TO GO FOR A WALK?!" to stop them all in their tracks.

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15. When you meet your favorite dog's parents, you drop major hints that you want to be invited over for playdates.

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16. People send their dogs to day care with unbelievably extravagant snack lists, and you kind of wish you had the same pampering.

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Milk-Bone at 10 a.m., Greenies stick at noon, rawhide soaked in a warm chicken broth for 30 minutes then served on a chilled plate at 2 p.m.

17. You harbor a bitter resentment for people who stand at the gate and rile up the dogs with their gawking and cooing.

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18. You facepalm so hard when parents get mad at you for sending their dogs home dirty.

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19. You spend half of the day taking selfies with other people's dogs.

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20. And your phone background is definitely a photo of a dog that isn't even yours.

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21. You want to bring home all the dogs who come to day care every single day so they can have more human time.

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22. Even though you're supposed to be on your feet and playing, you secretly sneak in some cuddle time, too.

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23. You harbor a teensy bit of bitterness for the dog's parents when they take your bestie away from you at the end of the day.

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But as long as you can see your little fur buddies again, it's all good.

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