I live in L.A. and doggy day cares are super popular out here. In fact, I used to work at one. The best day cares out here have an a huge open room for all of the dogs to play together in. There is usually about one or two (depending on # of dogs) attendants in the pen with all of the dogs keeping them active and making sure everyone is getting along. Our day care had a web cam in the pen so parents can log on and see their pup throughout the day. The pen also had plenty of cots for dogs that get tuckered out and need a nap. Good luck out there! Day cares are an awesome alternative to leaving your pup at home all day.