DGS DAY-Care is PLAY-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.

Daycare!

Daycare!

We LOVE Dog Gone Smart!

We LOVE Dog Gone Smart!

Woo-Hoo The Chase is ON!

Woo-Hoo The Chase is ON!

Where Friends are Made!

Where Friends are Made!

Where Friends are Made!

Where Friends are Made!

Jasper on the Stairs

Jasper on the Stairs

Atlas (and his tongue)

Atlas (and his tongue)

Friends stick Together!

Friends stick Together!

Pals

Pals

Pablo taking a rest!

Pablo taking a rest!

Spacious Room to Play

Spacious Room to Play

More Water Please!

More Water Please!

An area just for the little guys!

An area just for the little guys!

The one and only Louie!

The one and only Louie!

A Game of Tetherball!

A Game of Tetherball!

Toy Time!

Toy Time!

Molly taking a quick break!

Molly taking a quick break!

Best Buds!

Best Buds!

Patches and Lily

Patches and Lily

New to DGS? 
Your first day of day care is FREE!

Early Drop Off / Late Pick Up    

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.
 

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

 

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.

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.

Please FILL OUT THIS FORM or call (203) 838-7729 well in advance to schedule this

  • Copy of current vaccination records

    • Listed Vaccines must be current

      • DHPP

      • Rabies

      • Bordetella

      • Canine Flu

    • 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

ALL DOGS MUST A COMPLETE A PET PROFILE FORM 

 

DAY CARE RATES 

Half Day                                                                                                                          $35

6 hours or less

Full Day                                                                                                                          $45

More than 6 hours

Half Day Coupon Book                                                                                            $350

Buy 10 get 1 free

Full Day Coupon Book                                                                                             $450

Buy 10 get 1 free

Designated Day Care Drop Off and Pick Up Times
Monday-Friday

7:30 - 9:00 AM

12:00 - 2:00 PM

 

Saturday & Sunday

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM ONLY* 

 

If you can't pick your dog up before 11:00 PM he will need to stay as an overnight camper and will be charged the boarding rate. 

All coupons expire one year following the date of purchase.

 

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

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

Restrictions
  • 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

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 $30 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.