Canine Center Day Care


Dog Gone Smart understands dogs and their need to exercise and socialize with other dogs. Boredom leads to destructive behaviors such as chewing, licking, digging or barking. Play keeps a dog’s body and mind active and builds a healthier, happier, better-behaving pet. Day care at DGS is filled with stimulation, interaction and play with other dogs. There are also appropriate rest times and naps. We offer a clean, healthy and nurturing environment for your canine companion. Our expert staff is dedicated to ensuring that your dog is well cared for, happy and safe at all times.

Day Care:
  • Open 365 days a year    

  • Someone on site 24/7

  • Experienced dog-loving staff monitors play to make sure it’s safe and social    

  • Groups divided by temperament    

  • Soft, rubberized flooring    

  • Climate controlled

  • Special Area for Tiny Tots

  • Special Pup Playgroup Area for pups 4-6 months


  • Female dogs “in season” cannot attend    

  • Dog-aggressive dogs and/or people aggressive dogs cannot attend   

  • Intact males over 6 months old cannot attend

  • Dogs must be in good health    

  • Dogs must be 16 weeks of age or older


Also Available: Extra Day Care Activities:
  • Personal outside walks

  • Personal Swim, Play or Cuddle Times

  • Full Grooming Services

  • Training

  • Bedtime/Naptime snacks 

  • Hikes

  • Group Swims


Day Care Drop Off and Pick Up Times: 

7:00 AM - 7:00 PM* 


Saturday & Sunday

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM* 


*Extended Hours available at NO CHARGE Everyday from 6AM-11PM with Advanced Reservations & Payment*
If you can't pick your dog up before 11:00 PM he will need to stay as a boarder and will be charged the boarding rate. 


Special Needs Dogs:

Please feel free to discuss any special requirements with us when you make your reservation and we will do everything possible to make sure your dog is taken care of and provided for per your instructions.           

  • Medications

  • Supplements 

  • Special meal preparations 

  • Water from home 

  • Special handling care*   

  • Daily brushing 

  • Geriatric care* 

  • Post-surgery care*     

  • Any Dog over 6 months that is not neutered can not play with

    dogs in a group, therefore will be considered a special needs dog*


* An extra daily charge of $25 will be added to our regular day care and boarding charges for any dog that cannot be part of our regular groups and who requires individualized housing and care requirements due to health issues, age or who for any reason cannot be with other dogs.


What We Need from You:


Every dog over 6 months must have an evaluation before boarding so that we can assign him to the appropriate play group. Please fill out this form or call well in advance to schedule this - (203) 838-7729

  • Vaccines must be current (DHPP, Rabies, Bordatella, Canine Flu)

  • Copy of current vaccination records

  • Recent clear fecal 

  • Copy of current Dog License

  • Any Medication with administration instructions (if applicable)

  • All dogs must wear a flat collar with a name tag on it

  • A Completed Pet Profile Form 


Not all dogs are compatible with the day care setting. To ensure a positive environment for those involved, some dogs may not be admitted to day care immediately; a transition period may be needed. For these dogs, we offer private socialization lessons with our trainers.


Day Care Rates: (prices do not include tax)





















Early Drop Off / Late Pick Up outside of  normal hours    

If your dog needs to be dropped off before our normal opening or after our normal closing, special arrangements can be made in advance at no additional charge.

No dog can be picked up after 11:00 pm. If you can't pick him up by then we will gladly take care of him overnight for the boarding fee of / $65  


*  All coupons expire one year following the date of purchase.

** Special arrangements need to be made in advance.  No dogs can be picked up after 11:00 PM. Dogs not picked up by 11:00 PM will become a boarding dog at the boarding rates.**

Daycare books will be available for purchase at certain times throughout the year!  These books are good for 1 year and are non-refundable.

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Monday - Friday 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM              
Saturday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM                   
Sunday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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