Laurels
Best Dog Daycares
in Hartford
2018

Why These Dog Daycares?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored dog daycares on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analysed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best dog daycares in Hartford, CT.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 2. Credibility

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 4. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

Candlewick Kennels

Candlewick Kennels in Glastonbury has been a home away from home for pets since 1976. They provide overnight lodging for dogs and cats, and their highly trained and experienced staff will administer any special medications or supplements pets require. Their doggie daycare offers a safe place where dogs can spend the day playing, exercising, socializing with other dogs, and making new friends. The entire outdoor play area at Candlewick Kennels is constructed with Astro Turf to eliminate mud and puddles so dogs go home clean and dry. Candlewick Kennels also offers professional dog and cat grooming, including special coat and skin treatments, nail trimming, and tooth brushing.

Glastonbury, CT(860) 633-6878

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Canine Clubhouse

Canine Clubhouse has provided a fun and safe social experience for dogs since 2004. Their facility in Farmington is conveniently located just off Brickyard Road, between the Farmington Valley Design Center and Joni's Child Daycare. Their daycare allows dogs to develop social skills with people and other dogs while they participate in activities in two rubber-matted playrooms. All dogs receive one-on-one attention from the highly trained clubhouse staff. Overnight care is available 7 days a week, including holidays, and dogs can enjoy bedding, toys, and other comforts from home during their stay. Canine Clubhouse also provides bathing, nail trimming, ear cleaning, and other grooming services.

Farmington, CT(860) 673-9929

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Central K-9

Central K-9 in Glastonbury offers doggie daycare, obedience training, agility classes, and other services. The owner of Central K-9, Jessica Edgerly, has certificates in dog training and animal behavior. Their doggy daycare welcomes dogs of all sizes and features a climate-controlled indoor environment, as well as a large fenced-in yard where dogs can exercise and socialize with each other. Central K-9 offers a variety of private and group obedience classes for dogs at different levels of training. Obedience and agility classes are also available for dogs and owners interested in competitions. Central K-9 performs testing for the American Kennel Club's Canine Good Citizen program.

Glastonbury, CT(860) 633-0581

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Cherry Brook Kennels

Cherry Brook Kennels offers daycare, boarding, and grooming services at their facility in Canton. All breeds of dogs are welcome at their daycare. It's a crate-free environment, and the experienced staff groups dogs according to size and temperament for a full day of supervised play and group interaction. Their grooming services include bathing, nail trimming, ear cleaning, flea dips, and more. A variety of boarding packages are available with discounts and special offers for extended stays or multiple guests. Cherry Brook Kennels also offers cat boarding with single- or double-story kitty condos, a bed and blanket, and fresh litter box.

Canton, CT(860) 693-4658

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Connecticut K-9 Education Center

Connecticut K-9 Education Center was founded in 1965, and their facility in Newington includes a pet supply and feed store, modern grooming salon, spacious indoor training area, multiple classrooms, and a heated and ventilated boarding kennel for dogs and cats. Their dog training classes range from puppy kindergarten to courses designed to help dogs pass the American Kennel Club's canine good citizen test. Connecticut K-9's doggy daycare gives dogs free run of spacious training rooms and a fenced outdoor play area designed just for dogs. Grooming and boarding services are available for all breeds of dogs and cats. A coupon for new grooming or boarding customers is available at the Connecticut K-9 Education Center website.

Newington, CT(860) 666-4646

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Groomin N Roomin Kennels LLC

Groomin N Roomin Kennels LLC is a boarding, grooming, and daycare facility for dogs and cats located in Middlefield. They have comfortable dog kennels and kitty condos where pets can spend the night, and customers can board multiple dogs together in their double condos. Customers are welcome to bring their pet's preferred food, or the Groomin N Roomin staff can provide dry and wet food. Their doggy daycare offers a variety of ways for dogs to exercise and socialize with other dogs, including leashed walks, indoor play areas, treadmills, and a swimming pool. They also have expert groomers on staff and provide nail trimming, bathing, teeth brushing, and shedding treatments.

Middlefield, CT(860) 346-1242

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MGB Pet Sitters, LLC

MGB Pet Sitters, LLC provides in-home care for dogs, cats, and other non-exotic pets throughout the greater Hartford area. An affordable alternative to boarding facilities, their service enables pets to stay in their own familiar, secure home environment when families are away. All of their sitters are bonded, insured, and registered members of Pet Sitters International. They feed and water pets, check litter boxes, take dogs for leashed walks, check the perimeter of homes, provide text photo reports, and more. Overnight service is available for additional home security and to maintain evening pet routines. MGB Pet Sitters also offers pet valet service to vet and grooming appointments.

East Hartford, CT(860) 930-7631

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Paw Play

Paw Play in Southington has provided dog daycare, grooming, and pet sitting services for over 16 years. They're a fully certified grooming salon, and their entire team is certified in pet first aid. Paw Play has indoor and outdoor play areas, so dogs can exercise, play, and socialize together regardless of the weather. Their professional grooming services include bathing, blow drying, brushing, haircutting, nail trimming, ear cleaning, teeth brushing, and more. Paw Play offers overnight pet sitting service at their facility or the customer's home. They even have a pet taxi service to transport pets to daycare, grooming appointments, the vet, or a playdate.

Southington, CT(860) 621-0072

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The Doggie Castle

The Doggie Castle, located at the intersection of Coles and Shunpike Roads in Cromwell, opened in 2004 with the goal of providing a safe indoor environment where dogs can exercise, socialize, and receive plenty of attention. They have over 3000 square feet of space where dogs can enjoy supervised play, and the facility is equipped with a state-of-the-art air filtration system. The Doggie Castle offers a constant supply of fresh, clean water in stainless steel bowls that are removed and sanitized several times a day. Their spa services for dogs and cats include bathing, clipping and scissoring, nail trimming, ear cleaning, teeth brushing, and more.

Cromwell, CT(860) 635-0111

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The Good Dog Spot

The Good Dog Spot is a full service dog facility convenient to Bloomfield, West Hartford, Simsbury, Granby, Windsor, and South Windsor. They offer daycare, overnight care, training, bathing and grooming, in-home pet care and dog walking, and play groups for dogs and owners. Their facility features 5000 square feet of indoor climate-controlled space, rubber floors for enhanced traction and shock protection, and over 5000 square feet of fenced-in play yards. The daycare staff is trained in canine body language and social interactions to ensure safe playtime for all guests. Boarding for cats and dogs is available every day of the year with no extra charge for holidays.

Bloomfield, CT(860) 243-5500

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