Industry experience shows that pets who enjoy daily playtime and physical activity are more adjusted, less stressed, healthier and happier. Our core philosophy focuses on lots of exercise and playtime for every pup. The benefits of daycare include much needed exercise, socialization, less guilt for you (because most of us don't have the time to give our dogs all the exercise they need) and less wear and tear on your house.
Dogs that join us for daycare enjoy spacious indoor/outdoor supervised group play areas featuring interactive elements such as: benches, bridges, balls, chew toys, wading pools and of course, our canine companions.
At The Dog Stop®, dogs are separated according to size, temperament and activity level. Once your dogs are registered and have met the requirements, they can participate in day care any time. There's no need to make a reservation.
Monday - Friday: 6:30am to 7:00pm
Saturday - Sunday: 10:00am to 4:00pm
Hours may vary by location. Please check your specific The Dog Stop® location for exact hours of opperations.
What is required for my dog to play/stay at The Dog Stop®?
The safety and health of your pet is our first concern. Our The Dog Stop® Play/Stay contract includes a personality profile so we have basic information about your dog's temperament and match him with the right playmates. All boarding dogs that participate in daycare must demonstrate adequate social skills and the ability to play safely. On the first overnight stay at The Dog Stop®, we will evaluate your dog's interactions with other guests. If we find your dog isn't daycare friendly, he will instead receive personal playtime from our canine companions.
Prior to boarding and/or daycare, you must provide proof of the following vaccinations from your vet:
- Bordetella - Up to date vaccinations
- Parvovirus & Distemper - Up to date vaccinations
- Rabies - Up to date vaccinations
We also require that your dog be on a regular flea and tick prevention program, such as Frontline or Advantage. (Flea Powders/Collars are not acceptable, with the exception of the Seresto Collar.) Dogs over 7 months must be spayed or neutered in order to participate in day care, however they may still be boarded.