Daycare
& Boarding

What is Dog Daycare?

Dog Daycare is similar to child daycare centers, we just cater to dogs instead! We provide a clean, safe, and supervised environment for you to bring your dog. Let your dog get out of the house and be social when you're at work or give them the opportunity for some fun and exercise. Once your dog has attended our daycare, they are able to spend the night when you are out of town.

Between our dog daycare and training facilities we have over 4000 square feet of playroom space. Our playgroups are based on temperament, size, age, play style, and any special needs. Each dog is assigned a primary playgroup (note: some dogs are fine switching between playgroups)

  • Active Lounge for dogs that like to play rough and tumble
  • Social Lounge for dogs that might be space sensitive, require special handling, toy possessive, or prefer the company of people
  • Puppyland for puppies and small dogs
  • Gentle Lounge for older dogs, small dogs, mellow dogs

We manage our playgroups with your dog’s individual needs in mind. We strive to set each dog up for success. We use techniques rooted in positive dog training with a focus on interrupting and redirecting inappropriate behavior versus punishing poor behavior.

Our playrooms are equipped with the following:

  • Special Flooring made of recycled rubber and cork designed for your dog’s comfort and easy cleaning.
  • Playground Equipment specifically made for dogs to romp and roll on, around, and under. The tunnels provide places for the less confident dogs to go when the level of play is greater than their level of confidence.
  • Kuranda ® Dog Beds placed throughout the playroom for dogs that want to take a break from play but still watch all the action or cuddle up with a buddy.
  • Professional Grade Modular Cages made of high pressure laminate where dogs will rest for naptime each day and sleep overnight if boarding with us.
  • Water Bowls placed throughout the playroom for dogs when they need them.
  • Toys that are daycare-tested to be tough and durable such as Kong ® balls, tugs, and Goughnuts ® toys.

Requirements

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All dogs can benefit from the fun, exercise, and added socialization provided by dog daycare. Every dog must meet these minimum standards to attend:

  • Friendly and well-socialized, aged 12 weeks and older.
  • Current on DHP, Rabies, and Bordetella. Puppies must be current on DHP/DHPP booster shots and proof of Rabies must be provided by 6 months of age.
  • Spayed or neutered if older than 7 months.
  • Free of parasites, including fleas and ticks, and in good health.
  • Go through an evaluation prior to their first day of daycare.
  • First-time boarders and any dog that has not attended our daycare in over 6 months are required to attend a trial day of daycare before they can board with us. This allows our team to monitor your dog's behavior for a full day to ensure that the off-leash daycare environment is still appropriate for your dog, before you leave town.
  • Reservations are required at all times.

How Do I Get Started?

  1. Schedule a dog evaluation. Call or fill out an online reservation. The evaluation will take approximately 30-45 minutes. There is a one-time non refundable registration fee that is due when you book your appointment to hold your spot. Evaluation times are
    • Monday - Friday: 9am and 4pm
    • Weekends: 10am and 3pm
  2. Complete the paperwork before your evaluation. Download the Daycare Registration Packet
  3. Provide current vaccinations and completed paperwork. Required vaccinations: Bordatella, DHPP, Rabies. You may also have your vet fax them to our office before your evaluation. If vaccinations are not provided, we will not be able to conduct the evaluation.
  4. Arrive to your evaluation on time. Evaluations are scheduled at specific times of the day in order to maintain a structured day for the dogs and ensure they have time for all their scheduled activities. If you are running behind, please give us a courtesy call so that we can either hold your spot or reschedule for another time. If you are more than 15 minutes late to your evaluation, we will need to reschedule.

What We Offer

Safe Play

We group dogs into 3-4 playgroups to ensure safe, compatible play. Every dog is assigned a primary playgroup based on temperament, size, age, play style, and any special needs. All dogs go through an evaluation before they can attend daycare. The evaluation assesses how your dog reacts to: being around other dogs (e.g. different breeds, personalities, play styles), our unique environment (e.g. crates, noise volume), and how well they interact with our daycare attendants.

Once passing an evaluation, we will continue to get to know your dog better with each visit and will remain in constant communication with you.

Report Cards

We provide daily communication and feedback on your dog's behavior while attending daycare. If we observe issues or behavior problems while in daycare, we will communicate our management strategies to you. Our daycare team also works closely with members of our Dog Training team to develop approaches specific to your dog’s behavior. . Our trainers are easily and readily accessible for further assistance and we will provide you with recommendations for any daycare behaviors that can also be worked on at home or in a class

Outdoor Potty Breaks

We provide all daycare and boarding dogs the chance to eliminate outside several times a day. Daycare dogs have 3 designated potty break times in their day. Boarding dogs get an additional 2-3 breaks outside of standard daycare hours.

Additional Services

We provide more than just daycare services. Request any of these add-on services when you book your reservation.

Extended Walk - 15 minute individualized walk with a member of our team for added socialization and enjoyment outdoors. This service is especially beneficial for dogs that are overly stimulated in the dog daycare environment, dogs that are shy and could benefit from added socialization, and dogs that are boarding with us for an extended period of time. $10
Manners Practice - 15 minute individualized session with your dog where a member of our daycare team will practice basic manners you are already working on at home. Our Daycare team can to reinforce already established behaviors such as sit, down, come when called/attention, walking nice on leash, polite greetings/no jumping. Think of it as your dog "doing their homework" while at school.

If you would like your dog to learn new behaviors while at daycare, we offer day training services. These are more comprehensive and performed by a member of our dog training team. Treats are provided but if your dog has a sensitive stomach you may want to supply the treats.
$10
Enrichment Activity - 10 minute individualized session where your dog will be given additional mental stimulation with an opportunity to interact with various puzzle toys, activity mat, or novel equipment. Treats are provided but if your dog has a sensitive stomach you may want to supply the treats. $5
Early Drop Off - Need to get to work earlier? We offer early drop off between 6:30-7am (weekdays only). We are generally tending to boarded dogs during this time, so it is important to inform us in advance. $8
Bath - We can give your dog a bath, nail trim, or clean ears and eyes, and have them smelling great before you pickup. We exclusively use high-quality earthbath shampoos made of all natural, non-toxic, paraben free, phthalate free, and are phosphate free. They are made in the USA with human-grade ingredients and pure essential oils. $36 - $50
Dessert - choice of homemade treat made locally, a stuffed kong, or pickup a bag of treats, bones, or chews we sell in our lobby. $2 each
Pet Taxi - our employees will taxi your dog to/from our daycare within a 5 mile radius. $20 each way

Daycare Schedule

Our day is structured to optimize both play and rest. When the dogs arrive in the morning they are very active and ready to go go go! However within a few hours they are ready for some much-needed quiet time before they get to do it all over again! During naptime we feed the dogs lunch or snacks if provided. We also carry treats for purchase.

Activity Weekdays
(M-F)
Weekends
morning playtime 7AM-11AM 9AM-1PM
outdoor potty break 9:30AM or 10:40AM
(depends on playgroup)
10:30AM
naptime and lunch/snack (if provided) 11AM-1PM 12:30PM-1:30PM
outdoor potty break 12:45PM 1:30PM
afternoon playtime 1PM-7PM 2PM-6PM
outdoor potty break

3:30PM or 5:00PM
(depends on playgroup)

3:30PM

*Please note we open at 7am weekdays and 9am on weekends. We offer early drop off services if you need to drop your dog off before we open.

**Please also be mindful of our closing time. If you do not pick up your dog before closing, there is a $1 per minute late fee. Any dog not picked up within 30 minutes of closing will be boarded overnight and client will be responsible for the additional boarding fees. If you know you will be late, consider scheduling a pet taxi home for your dog.

Boarding

All dogs spending the night with us receive all the same benefits and follow the same daytime routine as daycare dogs.  They receive additional care (feeding and potty breaks) before the start of the daycare day and after the daycare dogs leave. They are kenneled overnight in our professional modular cages. For additional safety, our facility has security and a fire alarm.

  • Each dog is provided standard fleece bedding in their crate.
  • We do not charge extra to administer medications.
  • Each dog will receive a boarding journal at the time of pick-up. The journal communicates feeding and behavior habits during their stay with us and any other items of note.
  • We will provide you a boarding update every 3 days by email or phone. Please specify preference on boarding in-take form. Of course you may call us at any time for an update.
  • If you pick-up your dog before 9:30am, there is no daycare fee for the day of pick-up, otherwise a half day of daycare will be added to your dog's stay regardless of when you pick-up. Please note we open at 7am weekdays and 9am on weekends.
  • You have the option to upgrade your dog's stay with us by adding a variety of options such as luxury bedding, extended walks, enrichment activities, manners practice, desserts, spa bath, etc. Request additional services at the time of reservation and verify optioins at the time of your boarding check-in.
  • If you are interested in board and train services, Day Training services require registration prior to your boarding stay
  • Please also be mindful of our closing time. If you do not pick up your dog before closing, there is a $1 per minute late fee. Any dog not picked up within 30 minutes of closing will be boarded overnight and client will be responsible for the additional boarding fees. If you know you will be late, consider scheduling a pet taxi home for your dog.

What To Bring

  • Your dog's food. Dry food should be measured and provided in individual baggies (1 bag = 1 feeding).
  • Lunch or snacks. If you would like us to provide your dog a treat or lunch during naptime, please provide in indivdual baggies (1 bag = 1 treat). We also sell a variety of treats and dessert made locally, if you wish to add this on to your boarding stay.
  • Your dog's medication. We do not charge extra to admister medication. All medication must be provided in its original packaging with doctor prescribed info.
  • Completed boarding in-take form. You can print and fill out ahead of time by clicking here. Please specify any upgrades such as luxury bedding, bath, nail trim, extended walks, enrichment activities, or manners practice.
  • Keys. If we are doing a pet taxi home for you, please provide house keys and mention where you would like us to leave your pet in the home.
  • Allow 10 minutes for check-in. When dropping off your dog, our team will need to review and walk through the appropriate paperwork, provided food, medication, and contact information with you.
  • Arrive no later than 4pm. This will provide your dog ample time to play and tire out before being kenneled overnight. Additionally our lobby gets very busy after 4pm as daycare dogs are being picked up to go home which may mean your drop-off time may take longer.
  • We ask that you DO NOT BRING personal belongings (toys, bedding, leashes, collars) unless absolutely necessary. We simply do not have the space for storage. We will not be held responsible for lost or damaged items. For safety reasons we will not leave anything in your dog’s kennel besides bedding overnight.

Important

  • All Dogs must go through an evaluation before their first day of daycare.
  • First-time boarders and any dog that has not attended our daycare in over 6 months are required to attend a trial day of daycare before they can board with us. This allows our team to monitor your dog's behavior for a full day to ensure that the off-leash daycare environment is appropriate for your dog, before you leave town.

Boarding Schedule

Boarded dogs follow the same daytime routine as daycare dogs and also receive additional feedings and potty breaks before our daycare opens and after it closes.

Activity Weekdays
(M-F)
Weekends Holidays
morning feeding & potty break 6AM-7AM 6AM-7AM 6AM-8AM
morning playtime 7AM-11AM 9AM-1PM 10AM-3PM
outdoor potty break 9AM 10:30AM 10AM
naptime and lunch/snack (if provided) 11AM-1PM 1PM-2PM 12PM-1PM
outdoor potty break 1PM 2PM 1PM
afternoon playtime 1PM-7PM 2PM-6PM 10AM-3PM
outdoor potty break 4:30PM 4:30PM 3PM
evening feeding 6PM 6PM 6PM
evening potty break 7PM-8PM 7PM-8PM 6PM-8PM
sleep 8PM-6AM 8PM-6AM 8PM-6AM

Pricing

Dog Daycare +

Purchase a monthly membership for the best daycare rate. Memberships begin on the first and end on the last day of the month and balances cannot be forwarded. Memberships are per dog, per visit, regardless of half day or full day use. Reservations are required at all times.

Dog Daycare Price
Dog Evaluation one time non-refundable registration fee for new clients, due at time of booking the evaluation. Conducted M-F at 9am and 4pm and weekends 10am and 3pm. Please call to reserve your appointment. $15
Half Day up to 6 hours $29
Full Day more than 6 hours $39
Full Day for VIP and Premier Dog Walking Customers more than 6 hours $29
Lazy Lab 4 day membership $148 / $37 day
Playful Pug 8 day membership $288 / $36 day
Barking Beagle 12 day membership $420 / $35 day
Rowdy Retriever 16 day membership $544/ $34 day
Ultimate Socialite unlimited daycare $644 / $23 day
Multi-Dog Households discount for additional dog 20%
Late Charge if not picked up by closing time. Dogs not picked up within 30 minutes of closing will be boarded and client will be responsible for additional boarding fees. $1 / minute
Early Drop-off need to get to work faster? We offer early drop off between 6:30-7am (weekdays only). We are generally tending to boarded dogs during this time, so it is important to inform us in advance. $8
(free for Ultimate Socialites)

Boarding +

Boarding packages include the cost of daycare except on day of pickup.

Boarding Price
Havanese Holiday 3 nights or less $63 / night
Golden Getaway 4-7 nights $60 / night
Cruising Collie 8-11 nights $57 / night
Vacationing Vizsla 12-15 nights $54 / night
Hibernating Hound 16 nights or more $51 / night
Ultimate Sleepover additional nightly boarding cost on top of daycare rates for Ultimate Socialites and VIP/Premier Dog Walking Customers $24 / night
Boarding Pickup customers may pickup their boarded dog by 9:30am at no charge, otherwise half day rates will be applied to the day of pick-up, regardless of whether the dog is here for half or full day $29
Holiday Boarding Deposit a non-refundable boarding deposit collected at the time of reservation in order to guarantee space and will be applied towards your reservation. (holiday schedule) $75
Holiday Boarding Surcharge an additional holiday surcharge will be applied to your reservation for dogs boarding during holidays when our daycare is closed to the public. (holiday schedule) $10 / night

Additional Services +

Add any of these services on to your dog's daycare or boarding stay.

Additional Services Price
Extended Walk 15 minute individualized walk with a member of our team for added socialization and enjoyment outdoors. This service is especially beneficial for dogs that are overly stimulated in the dog daycare environment, dogs that are shy and could benefit from added socialization, and dogs that are boarding with us for an extended period of time. $10
Manners Practice - 15 minute individualized session with your dog where a member of our daycare team will practice basic manners to reinforce already established behaviors such as sit, down, come when called/attention, walking nice on leash, polite greetings/no jumping. This is not to be confused with our day training services which are more comprehensive and performed by a member of our dog training team. Treats are provided but if your dog has a sensitive stomach you may want to supply the treats. $10
Enrichment Activity - 10 minute individualized session where your dog will be given additional mental stimulation with an opportunity to interact with various puzzle toys, activity mat, or novel equipment. Treats are provided but if your dog has a sensitive stomach you may want to supply the treats. $5
Pet Taxi our employees will taxi your dog to/from our daycare within a 5 mile radius of facility. Each additional mile is $1 $20 each way
Pet Taxi Packge purchase 10 pet taxis at a discounted rate to be used within 60 days $170
Dessert choice of gourmet treat locally made or stuffed kong $2 / treat
Luxury Bedding upgrade to a soft luxury bed for your dog to sleep on while crated overnight $2 / night
Premium Bedding upgrade to a Kuranda cot $3.50 / night
* Bath send your dog home clean and smelling good. Included: wash, choice of shampoo, ear wipes, eye wipes, and fragrant spritz. $36
Nail Trim $12
* Spa Package includes bath, nail trim, and dessert $50

* Bath and Spa Services - We exclusively use high-quality earthbath shampoos made of all natural, non-toxic, paraben free, phthalate free, and phosphate free shampoos made in the USA with human-grade ingredients and pure essential oils.

Your choice of shampoo:

  • Fragrance: Mango Tango (2 in 1 shampoo/conditioner)
  • Fragrance: Puppy (mild with cherry scent)
  • Fragrance: Coat Brightener (lavender scent)
  • Odor Control & Natural Flea & Tick: Mediterranean (rosemary)
  • Odor Control & Natural Flea & Tick: Orange Oil
  • Odor Control & Natural Flea & Tick: Eucalyptus & Peppermint
  • Skin Issues: Hypo-allergenic (allergies)
  • Skin Issues: Oatmeal & Aloe Vera (itching and dry skin)

Frequently Asked Questions

How old does my dog have to be? +

We require that dogs be at least 12 weeks. Puppies are required to have all age-appropriate vaccinations.

What vaccinations do you require? +

Distemper, Bordatella, and Rabies (for dogs older than 6 months)

Does my dog have to be spayed or neutered?+

Yes, by the age of 7 months all dogs attending daycare must be spayed or neutered.

Do you take walk-ins? +

No. Reservations are required at all times. Our goal is to keep playgroups manageable and prevent overcrowding. We can only accept a specific number of dogs per playgroup on a daily basis and we also need to ensure there is room to accomodate dogs that are boarding with us.

Do you offer discounts? +

Yes, daycare discounts are available through our monthly memberships. The more your dog attends daycare, the steeper the discount. Same is true for boarding rates, the longer your dog stays with us, the lower the daily rate.

How does your monthly membership work? +

Memberships start on the first day of the month and end on the last day of the month. Monthly memberships are available based on the number of days you plan to bring your dog in that month. If you plan to bring your dog once a week for example on Tuesdays, we would recommend you buy a Lazy Lab membership which is 4 days. If there is a fifth Tuesday in the month, you can buy an additional day at the same rate as the Lazy Lab package. Memberships must be purchased the first day of the month you bring your dog. You can change your membership each month, there is no long term obligation.

At the beginning of the month, we charge the minimum number of days to qualify for the membership. If you go over, we charge the discounted rate for additional days the day your dog attends.

Can I rollover days remaining on my membership? +

No, if you could, everyone would purchase the largest membership to get the deepest discount. The idea is that you buy the level of membership you can commit to use in that month. For example, if you plan to bring your dog every Tuesday, we would recommend the Lazy Lab package which is 4 days. If you end up bringing your dog 6 days, you would pay for the 4 days you commit to at the beginning of the month and then be charged the discounted rate for days 5 and 6 on the day your dog attends.

What is your cancellation policy? +

Reservations are required at all times and we often have customers on a wait list. Cancellations must be made by close of business the day prior. Our office is open daily 9-5pm, except on holidays. Same day cancellations and no shows will be charged a full day of daycare as you have kept another dog from using your dog’s spot.

Holiday boarding deposits will not be refunded but can be applied to your next boarding or daycare reservation if you provide at least 10 days notice. We have a limited number of dogs that can board with us and holidays are our busiest time of the year.

What is your holiday schedule? +

Our office is closed on holidays. Click here to see our full holiday schedule.

Do you walk the dogs outside? +

Yes, we are one of few daycares that provide outdoor potty breaks for the dogs. We have a designated area behind our building where we let the dogs relieve themselves. We take the dogs out in groups for a very short break. It is not meant to be an extended walk but to give your dog the opportunity to relieve themselves outside, get some fresh air, and a break from the social daycare atmosphere.

For longer walks, we offer an add-on extended walk service which gives your dog a longer walk to a nearby park.

Do you have toys? +

Yes, our playgroups do have toys. We provide balls and tug toys for the dogs to play with each other and our team. We monitor the dogs around toys and if we see any concerns, we may remove the toys from the floor or bring them out for limited times while dogs that may have issues sharing are on a break from group play.

We know some dogs have a challenging time sharing toys but still enjoy the company of people and other dogs. For this reason, we have one playgroup that does not use toys.

Why is my dog thirsty when they come home? +

Water is available at all times in all of our playgroups. Playing hard all day is just as strenuous as working out. Even though water is constantly available, after a car ride home, it will probably be time for your dog to drink some more water to help re-hydrate after a hard day of play.

What happens if my dog gets injured?+

Off leash group play involves some inherent risk. We require every dog to be evaluated before they can attend daycare or board with us. This first step helps us to identify the dogs that are most suited and relaxed in a dog daycare environment. Just like people, not every dog is completely themselves nor can we fully understand a dog in a short evaluation. We also prioritize our playgroups based on play style and monitor behavior daily. We communicate any concerns with those customers and if we find behavior continues to worsen despite our best efforts, we have no choice but to dismiss a dog from attending our daycare.

Even with these efforts, there are times when dogs may not agree, or play escalates, and a scuffle breaks out. We will notify the customers of the dogs involved and if medical attention is necessary we will provide transportation to the nearest vet. There are also times when dogs jump and land wrong or simply injure themselves with minor scrapes in normal play which is similar to a child on a playground. Customers are financially responsible for any medical treatment.

How are you different from a traditional kennel? +

Dogs that board with us are in all-day play with other dogs so your dog has lots of fun and gets a lot of exercise during the day. Many "traditional" kennels typically leave the dogs in an individual cage or a run most of the day, or they may be let out briefly or placed in an outdoor run a couple of times a day. The dogs at traditional kennels usually do not interact with other dogs.

Does anyone stay overnight with the dogs? +

No but we do have security, fire alarms, video cameras, and our building is temperature controlled. If there are any issues, we have an on-call manager on duty at all times. Dogs are securely kenneled at night in professional modular cages. If your dog requires overnight monitoring, the best options to look at are in-home pet sitting, which we provide depending on where you are located, or boarding at a veterinary hospital.