Doggy Daycare

Doggy Daycare near Chapel Hill

Dogwood Daycare at Dogwood Vet is an extension of our pet resort and the perfect solution for dogs who need extra attention or supervision during the day. We offer a cheerful environment for our pets to have fun, receive attention and burn off energy in a well supervised, group-play setting. Each pet participates in structured group play sessions with the supervision of our expertly trained team members. Playtime is offered outdoors in our spacious and tidy play yards or in our climate controlled, brightly colored indoor playrooms. Between playtimes, our dog day care guests rest easy in our resort accommodations with clean bedding, plenty of fresh water and snacks. Find comfort in knowing that all daycare guests are under the watchful eye of our team, including our doctors, should they have any special needs.

Please make a daycare reservation at least the day before. As we get busier, space becomes limited and knowing who is arriving in advance will allow us to prepared so we can continue to accommodate all of our daycare guests. 
Daycare opens at 7:30am at our side entrance. If you wish for your pet to participate in daycare, we ask that you drop them off no later than 10:00am. 
Contact us today for information on Doggy Day Care in the Chapel Hill, NC area including Pittsboro, Carrboro and Hillsborough, NC.

Daycare Hours

7:30am – 5:30pm: Monday – Friday

Our expert team enjoys your pets as much as you do! We can’t wait to play with them!

Our Happy Customers

Our Standard Daycare Policies

Daycare is offered Monday through Friday. Drop off for Daycare starts at 7:30 am; pick up is any time before 5pm. We recommend dropping your pet off by 9:30 and picking up after 3:30 to allow for maximum amount of playtime. Due to the overwhelming popularity of our daycare, we do require appointment reservations prior to you dropping your pet off for daycare. Same day appointments are welcome when space is available.

We also offer Daycare as an add-on amenity to resort or spa visits during the week!

First time Daycare guests should expect a brief check-in process with one of our Pet Resort Specialists upon initial drop off. This can be done prior to your pet’s first day of daycare if you would prefer. We will collect information about your pet’s habits, hobbies and favorite treats. We will ask you to sign some basic consent forms regarding the information listed below and confirm that your pet is up to date on all required vaccines and testing. We appreciate your patience during this process.

Returning daycare guests can enjoy an expedited check-in process as long as no additional time is needed to discuss vaccine and testing requirements or special needs. Please note: All drop-offs before 8am should make their way around the side of the building to our before-hours check-in room.

Happy Dogs at Dogwood Doggy Daycare

We perform a complimentary temperament test on all dogs prior to introduction into daycare. This gives us a chance to get to know your pup’s personality while slowly introducing them to the group-play environment. From there, we can appropriately place your pet in a group that will best suit their personality and energy level. Safety comes first! Dogwood Veterinary Hospital & Pet Resort reserves the right to refuse group play to your dog if any aggressive behavior is exhibited. Dogs, like people, may have a bad day or not get along with certain dogs. If our staff observes this, we may remove your dog from the group for a break. If the behavior appears to be a trend, we will discuss our concerns with you in detail. Our daycare program is designed only for well socialized, well mannered guests. Thank you for your understanding!

To participate in Dogwood Daycare, your pet must be current on the following vaccines and tests:

  • Influenza
  • Rabies
  • DHP (distemper/parvovirus)
  • Bordetella
  • Fecal test or deworming (biannual)

All dogs over the age of 12 months must be spayed or neutered in order to participate in daycare.

two women holding adorable dogs

Proof of the above listed requirements must be obtained prior to your dog’s admittance into the daycare program. Let one of our Client Service Specialists take care of obtaining that information for you! Just provide us with your primary veterinarian’s information. If your pet is not current on any of the requirements listed above, we will notify you prior to drop off whenever possible. As a full-service medical facility, we can also update any requirements during your pet’s visit with us.

All guests will be screened for fleas and ticks upon arrival. If external parasites are noted, treatment will be administered and charges will apply (rates are based on weight of the pet).

Dog Painting at Dogwood Doggy Daycare

If your pet has not been picked up from daycare by 5pm, your pet can stay with us overnight. Nightly boarding rates will apply. Our staff will provide your pet with a suite, fresh bedding, water and food before walking them and tucking them in for the night. We understand that unforeseeable circumstances may cause you to run behind. If you think you may be late picking up, just give us a call so that we can be prepared.

All dogs over the age of twelve months must be spayed or neutered in order to participate in daycare.

Until fully vaccinated against Distemper, Rabies and Bordetella, puppies under the age of 16 weeks will not be allowed to participate in daycare.

Dogwood Veterinary Hospital & Pet Resort will practice diligence to ensure the safety, well being, and happiness of every dog in our Daycare program. However, there are certain risks associated with allowing the freedom of dogs interacting with other dogs. Even with constant supervision, nips, scratches, muscle soreness, disease, and dog fights may occur. We encourage your awareness and understanding of the risks involved.

Please note that we provide food and water bowls for all pets during their stay with us. We also offer pet cots and fresh bedding. You are welcome to bring some of the comforts of home and we will gladly place these items in your pet’s suite with them. We sometimes have to remove bedding and toys if they become soiled. Although we use care in handling your pet’s belongings, we cannot guarantee that personal items will not be lost or damaged during your pet’s stay.

Dogwood Daycare is not offered on the following holidays. Space is often limited on the dates directly prior to and following a holiday – please call to reserve your pet’s spot in daycare! We may not always be able to offer daycare around our peak holidays.

  • Labor Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Eve
  • Christmas Day
  • New Years Eve
  • New Years Day

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