We will be open from 7am to 7pm, Monday through Friday for daycare. Our huge playroom accommodates our two playgroups - The Mighty Tiny’s (small/medium play group) and The Furricane’s (medium/large play group). Our daycare floor is covered in sport court quality flooring called Padenpor that helps keep the dogs’ joint’s safe during play.
Getting Started with Daycare
Here’s how to get started:
Make sure that your dog is up to date on all vaccines required before making an appointment for a Temperament Test. In addition, all dogs must be spayed or neutered.
Required vaccines include:
- All Puppy Core Vaccines
Fill out our Temperament Test questionnaire. Once you have completed it, we will be in touch with you about setting up your dog’s Temperament Test. If you don’t hear from us within a day, please call us at 301-656-2663 and we will get you set up! The testing is done early in the day between 9am and 2pm. It usually takes only 30 minutes or so.
Temperament Testing Days/Times
By appointment only:
- M-F: 8am–2pm
- Saturday: by appointment
Your dog just passed the first part of his/her Temperament Test! Congratulations! Now let’s get his/her first play group scheduled. The first day of daycare is free. It is really the second part of testing, as it is only through active play that we can truly be sure about each dog’s nature.
Playgroup Sign Up
Here is how to get started. You can access your information by logging in using the Doggie Daycare Playgroup Sign Up button, located by our Daycare Group Calendars above. When you registered, you selected your username and password. (For those of you whom we manually registered and who did not select a username or password, your username is your email address. You can use your use your email/username to start, then click "Forgot Password" to make your own password.) Alternatively, you can download the handy APP we use, PetExec, for your phone or device to login and manage your dogs playgroup activity. Either way, you can login to your personal portal and select the days and timeframes for your dog’s playtimes.
We have one very large daycare room and have certain days assigned for its use by our playgroups, the Mighty Tiny’s and Furricanes.
Mondays - Alternate between Mighty Tiny’s and Furricanes (check calendar)
Tuesdays and Thursdays - Mighty Tiny’s
Wednesday and Fridays - Furricanes
*Weekends - tbd!
Be sure to select the play group that we identified your dog’s play style to be compatible within. We are limiting dogs in our online daily reservations to 12 dogs during any point in the day for the sake of the play group’s safety and our staffing planning. If you login and see that we are at 12 dog limit for the time frame that your dog would like to play, you can call us to let us know of your interest. We can case by case, admit a few more if we know in advance. The sooner we know, the possibility of our being able to accommodate your dog by adding another staff member to the daycare area (for safety reasons) is more probable. Another tool that will help us plan for your dog’s happiness and all of his/her playmates is to let us know about any cancellation that needs to be made as soon as possible. You can either do this by going online or just call us (especially if it is within 24 hours) to cancel a time frame that your dog isn’t able to attend. Our goal is to have a safe number of dogs and active play monitors at all times!
- Full Day — $60
- Half Day — $30
- Hourly — $10 per hour with 2-hour minimum
- Extra Family Dog — Half Price (if there is no package)
- 10 hours — $75
- 20 hours — $135
Whole Day Packages (7–12 hours)
- 5 Day — $270.00
- 10 Day — $510.00
- 20 Day — $960.00
- 30 Day — $1,350.00
Half Day Packages (4–6 hours)
- 5 Day — $135.00
- 10 Day — $255.00
- 20 Day — $480.00
- 30 Day — $675.00
Late Pick Up
We close for all of our daily services at 7pm. If you are running late, let us know ASAP. We will accommodate late pickups with the charge of $1 a minute up until 7:30pm. After 7:30pm, you dog will automatically be boarded (at full boarding cost) and you will be able to pick your dog up at 7am the next day.