If you’re one of many looking for somewhere to send your pup to let out their energy and socialize (or so you can get some work done), then you're in luck! Day cares* are great if you work from home and need a pup break, or if you’re back at the office and don’t want to leave your dog at home. There are truly so many in Dallas it can be overwhelming, but we’ve rounded up our favorites!
*Most of these places also offer overnight boarding if you have a trip coming up so check out their websites!
Updated May 2022
Dallas Dog Daycare and Boarding
Dallas Dog Daycare and Boarding in a half-acre dog oasis conveniently located less than 10 minutes from Dallas Love Field, so you can hold on to your pup as long as possible before jetting away! Their 2,500 square feet of indoor play space and 5,000 square feet of outdoor play space offer interactive environments for your furry friend to enjoy a vacation of their own. Dogs who are under 100 pounds, are social, and are fixed can enjoy boarding, daycare, and baths here, and pricing varies based on dog and packages. You can rest assured that your pup is safe and happy their hotel suites or even in their fully furnished luxury VIP suites!
$45/NIGHT FOR BOARDING, $30/DAY FOR DAYCARE
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BARKING HOUND VILLAGE
This day care (and boarding) is has 2 locations in Dallas and is super popular due to their spacious indoor and outdoor areas. The day care separates the dogs by size and temperament so you can rest assured knowing your dog is playing well with others. The staff is also extremely hands-on with the pets and continuously uploads pictures and videos throughout the day on their social channels.
photo courtesy of Barking Hound Village
CAMP BOW WOW
Camp Bow Wow is a premier day care with locations across the country, including 2 in Dallas and more than 10 in metroplex! This can be super helpful if you plan on dropping your fur baby at different locations, or if you maybe need a day care when you’re out of town. They’re also known for having a live web cam so you can check on your pup any second of the day!
$26/DAY + FIRST DAY FREE
photo courtesy of Camp Bow Wow
ABBIE'S DOG HOUSE ON BELMONT
If you’re looking for a more “boutique” experience for your pup, Abbie’s Dog House on Belmont is a great option. They have a large outdoor area and no cages. The day care is more of a park with baby pools, picnic tables, and tons of shade. Every dog gets a free2-hour trial so you can see how they love it, and they also offer half-day and full-day day care options! Another great service is the taxi service where they can pick up and drop off your pup if you go to work early or stay late! Abbie’s Dog House also has a location on Maple.
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photo courtesy of Abbie's Dog House
This state-of-the-art facility is in the heart of Victory Park. Dog City offers half and full day care with a 4 luxurious indoor areas with comfy dog beds and structures to climb, jump, and and play on. Your pup will play all day long, receive healthy snacks, and play with other pups of the same temperament. They also provide a web cam as well!
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photo courtesy of Dog City
Urban Paws is a newer day care in Deep Ellum and it’s quickly becoming a favorite! The property is 10,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor play area. They’re open later than most day cares, they don’t close until 7 pm, so you don’t have to worry about running late. They also have a valet service so you don’t even have to leave your car!
$30/DAY, $20/HALF DAY, $10/2 HOURS
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photo courtesy of Urban Paws
I CAUSE HAPPY PAWS
This day care in the heart of Dallas is actually at the popular dog park Mutts Cantina. Mutts is a 5,000-square-foot gated dog park with trees, chairs, tables, climbing structures, and water for your to play all day long outside with their friends! The handlers will be inside the park at all times and supervise the play time. They also have a shuttle service to pick up your pet if you live in the neighborhoods of Highland Park, Design District, Knox Henderson, or Oak Lawn!
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photo courtesy of I Cause Happy Paws
The Pet Resort is a cage-free resort located right by Love Field on Mockingbird. Their day care includes a private suite for you to pup to nap, group play several times throughout the day, and feeding time, They have also have an app you can download with a live web cam! One unique thing about the Pet Resort is they offer 24-hour care, so if you choose to use them for boarding, you can be assured your pet will receive around the clock care!
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photo courtesy of Pet Resort
Paw Lofts is in the Medical District and provides 6 separate indoor and outdoor play areas based on your pup’s size and personality. The play area is made of turf and rubber flooring to ensure a safe environment for playing! They also have specialty suites if you choose a more luxurious stay for your pet. The suites offer a more private experience or if your dog would prefer to relax rather than play all day. They also offer a pick up and drop off service!
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photo courtesy of Paw Lofts
Located on the Trinity River, Smart Dog is a smaller day care with a customized facility. Your dog receives a complimentary day of day care so the staff can thoroughly observe your pup’s needs and temperament. Your pup can choose to roam the facility, be a couch potato, or play with their friends on the turf grounds!
$24/DAY, $14/HALF DAY + COMPLIMENTARY FIRST TIME
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photo courtesy of Smart Dog
DOG HOUSE ON THE TRAIL
Another great option for energetic dogs is the Dog House On The Trail near Knox/Henderson. The day care has several indoor playrooms, a large backyard for fetch, and even treadmills for those pups with endless energy! On warm days, your dog can take a dip in the baby pool. This day care is great for dogs who want to play in smaller groups and also receive individual attention from staff members.
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photo courtesy of Dog House on the Trail
Thank you to Dallas Dog Day Care and Boarding for sponsoring this article!