Similar to child daycare, advanced reservations are required to ensure a safe and pleasant experience for  your pet! Cancellations without at least 24-hour's notice will be charged a full day fee.  

Evaluation Process

  • Each dog must pass an initial behavior assessment to determine enrollment eligibility in group play.

    • Your pet will be assigned a playgroup based on their size and age. 

    • Under the supervision of handlers, your dog will be introduced to members of the assigned pack one by one to see how the dog reacts, and how the other dogs react in turn. 

    • If the initial introduction goes well, your dog will then join the entire pack for a final assessment to ensure that everyone is calm and relaxed. After that, your dog is officially part of the pack!

  • All pets over a year must be spayed or neutered.

  • Signed waivers, all application documents, and hard copies of vaccination records are required for enrollment and must be submitted at the time of the behavioral assessment.


  • Your pet must be up to date on the following to ensure they have a safe stay with us:

    • Rabies

    • DHLPP (Distemper, hepatitis, leptospirosis, parainfluenza and parvovirus)

    • Bordetella
      • Negative Fecal Float in the past year

  • In addition to the above precautions, your pet will need to be on a year-round Heartworm preventative and a Flea/Tick preventative (such as Frontline or Advantix).

  • All vaccinations must have been given at least three (3) days prior to arrival. (Titers are acceptable, please contact us for further information.)

Illness and Medications

  • If your dog is showing any signs of illness (coughing, vomiting, diarrhea) PLEASE do not bring them to daycare.

Other Policies and Procedures

  • Please bring dogs on a flat 5 or 6 foot leash with a flat, quick-release collar at the time of drop-off. Retractable leashes are not allowed.  Harnesses, clothing and non-quick release collars must be removed before entering the playroom.

  • You may provide food for your dog's lunch to be served while in daycare for $1/meal.

    • uppies under 1 year old will not be charged.

  • You may also request to use our house-food option for $2/meal.

  • Dog Daze Playcare, LLC may close at times of inclement weather, based on school closures as reported by the Columbia School District.

  • Late Pickup Fee - $5 for every 10 minutes past closing (6 p.m. weekdays, 5 p.m. on Sat.) If we have not been in contact with the owner at the end of business hours, your dog will be checked into boarding for the night, at owner's expense and will be available for pickup during business hours the next day.

  • All boarding dogs must have their stay prepaid at drop-off.

  • During holidays, all customers will be required to pay a non-refundable $50 deposit at the time of the reservation. 

  • Reservations are required! Please call to reserve your spot.  

  • Cancellations without at least 24 hours notice will be charged a full day fee.