If your dog is lonely, bored, or just needs to burn some extra energy, daycare is a great way for your dog to develop social skills and play style all while keeping them stimulated! Your dog will return home fulfilled and ready for bed!
We offer Full days (5+ hours) and Half days (less than 5 hours) Monday through Friday, where you can drop off and pick up any time between 7am and 6pm!
What our daycare offers:
- Different temperament dog play groups
- One hour puppy lunch (for dogs under 8 months only, provided by owner)
- Breaks throughout the day, if needed
- Pools, hose, sprinklers, & bubbles
- Fenced in outdoor Astroturf and outdoor concrete area so they never return muddy!
- Toys (if applicable)
All Daycare dogs must be updated on all vaccines and show proof:
- Canine Distemper #3
- Bordetella (Intra Trac or Kennel Cough)
**Dogs 6 months and older are required to be spayed or neutered**
We do not accept dogs that under 16 weeks in age.
How to get set up for Daycare:
1. Send us your vaccine records!
Please make sure you have all of your required vaccines before sending them to us. We cannot make a reservation without them. You can either email them to us or fax them to us. If you do not have a copy, ask your vet to help you out!
2. Schedule and pass your evaluation!
Our evaluation process is a 3 hour drop off either between 8am - 11am or 9am - 12pm: Monday/Tuesday/Thursday/Friday. This is to ensure that your dog is comfortable in the yard with our other participants. A more detailed description is below.
3. Congratulations! Welcome to daycare!
You can schedule your full or half days with us and bring your pup home tired!
Prior to starting daycare, every dog must pass an Evaluation. Evaluations are drop offs only and are at least 3 - 4 hours long. Your dog will begin in a kennel for at least 20 minutes. Next, they will be slowly introduced to the appropriate group and be evaluated by our trainer to make sure your dog is comfortable in our daycare group.
Evaluations are not forced on the dog. If your dog is uncomfortable, lunging, snapping, biting, extremely anxious, and/or showing any signs of aggression, you will be asked to pick up your dog immediately.
If passed, there is a 4 week trial period for your dog. Not all dogs express their true play behavior on their evaluation day due to nervousness and being in a new environment. This trial period is to give them time to become more comfortable and show true play style. If your dog's behavior changes in those 4 weeks negatively, you dog can be susceptible to dismissal without warning. Negative behavior(s) are not held responsible by The Animal Playhouse.
*The Animal Playhouse has no breed restrictions*