A: Dog Daze Playcare offers full-day daycare for dogs of all ages, sizes and breeds. We also offer private training, grooming, boarding and special treats. Our staff of experienced dog trainers and handlers offers exceptional care for your pet so that you don’t have to worry about his or her needs while you’re away. The first step: fill out our new customer application! Next, we will need a copy of your dog’s current vaccinations (Bordetella, Distemper & Rabies) along with a clean fecal in the last year (last month for puppies). Then, we schedule a trial day where your dog will need to arrive at Dog Daze Playcare between 7-9am and stay until 2pm sharp (if you need to pickup after 2 but before 6 we can arrange that for an extra fee). We will do introductions to staff members as well as other dogs and then give feedback on how your pup does during introductions as well as in our playgroups via a report card. Once your dog’s trial day is completed, we can move forward with scheduling daycare or boarding accordingly!
A: At Dog Daze Playcare, we provide open playtime under the supervision of a trained attendant. Your dog will enjoy unstructured playtime with other dogs in both an indoor and outdoor setting. Dogs get great stimulation and exercise!
A: Dogs are pack animals. In the wild, dogs are never alone – they’re always with a group or pack. Yet when a dog becomes part of our family, we expect them to adjust to our schedule, which often means 8 or more hours a day alone when we’re at work or school. To a dog, that’s boring, lonely and scary! It’s the opposite of how dogs think and feel. Dog Daze Playcare recreates the instinctual pack environment for your dog. By bringing your dog to Dog Daze Playcare, he or she interacts with other dogs and people during the day, so they never feel alone. They’re not left to their own mischief in your home or yard where they can damage your property or annoy the neighbors with constant barking or howling. They get beneficial attention, exercise and most important of all – love – from our caring staff!
First, fill out our online registration form. Next, please provide us with your dog’s medical records (email or upload onto your account). Then, call and make an appointment to see Dog Daze Playcare, meet our staff. We perform an initial behavior assessment to make sure your dog is a good fit for our program.
Dogs must be current on the following to enroll:
- (DHLPP) Distemper
- Negative Fecal Float
Pets over one year of age should be spayed or neutered. All pets must also be on an active flea and tick control program. We also ask that you do not bring sick pets to our facility.
A: Dogs must be current on Rabies, Distemper series (Dist, Lepto, parvo, parainfluenza) and Bordetella (for canine cough). We’ll need you to bring a hard copy of your dog’s vaccination records from your veterinarian so we can make a copy here to have on file. Dogs must also have a recent negative fecal check for worms, and be on regular preventative treatment for fleas, ticks and heartworm.
Nothing but a 5-6′ flat leash and a quick-release buckle collar. Please, DO NOT bring retractable leashes! We have bowls and bedding, etc. If your dog needs lunch, please bring in a labeled baggie or small container.
Yes! Puppies especially need good socialization when they’re young so they understand that their pack extends to other dogs and people outside of their immediate “family.” We accept puppies current on vaccinations as young as 8 weeks for playcare and training sessions.
Yes, all packages expire 60 days from purchase.
All breeds are welcome. However, each dog must pass an individual behavior assessment, and we reserve the right to refuse any dog that exhibits anti-social or aggressive tendencies
Dogs have free choice all morning and afternoon! They can run, wrestle, play, or rest as they choose. We go in and outside every 20-30 minutes for potty breaks. All dogs nap from 12-1 p.m. in their crates (we have enough for everyone).
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Hours for Drop off & Pickup:
Monday – Friday:
7am – 10am and 2pm – 6pm.
*The front office is CLOSED from 10am- 2pm for daily cleaning.
Saturday: 8am – 9am and 3pm – 5pm.
*Sunday pick-ups are at the pre-arranged time of 5:30pm only, No walk-ins. Calls and emails are not monitored on Sundays or holidays.
815 Blue Ridge Rd.