DGS DAY-Care is PLAY-Care!
Evaluations are required only for all new dogs age 6 months and older. If your dog is under 6 months you may call (203) 838-7729 to make a reservation!
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.
We LOVE Dog Gone Smart!
Woo-Hoo The Chase is ON!
Where Friends are Made!
Where Friends are Made!
Jasper on the Stairs
Atlas (and his tongue)
Friends stick Together!
Pablo taking a rest!
Spacious Room to Play
More Water Please!
An area just for the little guys!
The one and only Louie!
A Game of Tetherball!
Molly taking a quick break!
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 may be possible if made in advance at an 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.
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
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.
Please FILL OUT THIS FORM or call (203) 838-7729 well in advance to schedule this
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 tiered socialization lessons with our trainers.
Copy of current vaccination records
Listed Vaccines must be current
Recent clear fecal
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
THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION AND WELCOME TO
DOG GONE SMART!
DAY CARE RATES
Half Day $38
6 hours or less
Full Day $48
More than 6 hours
Half Day Coupon Book $380
Buy 10 get 1 free
Full Day Coupon Book $480
Buy 10 get 1 free
Designated Day Care Drop Off Times
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.
Personal outside walks
Personal Swim, Play or Cuddle Times
Full Grooming Services
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.
Special meal preparations
Water from home
Special handling 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 $50 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.