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Best Dog Daycares in Decatur

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Decatur Dog Daycares on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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Rover

Decatur, GA
  • Dog Day Care
  • Drop Off and Pick Up Anytime

Why choose this provider?

Rover offers doggy daycare services for pet owners throughout the local area. Its network includes thousands of pet sitters that are available to care for dogs while their owners work or travel. The service connects sitters with clients online or through its app. Customers can meet with sitters prior to booking, and services are available for a range of dogs, including high-energy puppies and dogs with special needs.

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4.5

Price: $10 off first booking!

Decatur, GA

Why choose this provider?

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1273 Lee Ann Drive, Decatur, GA 30035

Why choose this provider?

The Village Pets has provided dog daycare services in Decatur for over five years. Its pet sitters are trained to handle and take care of dogs while the dog owners are away for work or travel. The professionals ensure the pets play with their mates, take naps, and are pooped. They also perform temperament tests for new dogs to prevent incidents of physical harm on existing ones. The Village Pets also offers daily dog walking and pet transportation services.

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5.0
Google
5.0 / 5 (52)
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (27)
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (14)

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Decatur, GA 30030

Why choose this provider?

Rex & Roxy's is a business in Decatur that has been serving dogs and their owners for over 13 years. The business provides doggy daycare and dog boarding services. Rex & Roxy’s daycare is for dogs and puppies. Ten-day, 20-day, and 30-day daycare passes are available. Add-ons include dog walking, house food, pick-up and drop-off, and baths. Owners can watch their dog on a live webcam. Rex & Roxy's has a referral program. The business also sponsors dogs that are available for adoption. Clients appreciate their web cams, flexibility, cleanliness, reliability, attentiveness, friendliness, prices, clean facility, and quality of care.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
4.4
Yelp
4.5 / 5 (19)
Facebook
4.8 / 5 (2)

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2006 Hosea L Williams Drive Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30317

Why choose this provider?

Kirkwood Bark & Lounge is a dog daycare provider near Decatur. The facility aims to provide home-like daycare and long-term boarding services to dogs every day. Prior to admission, owners' dogs are evaluated through a temperament test. Once they pass the assessment, the dogs can socialize with other pets in indoor and outdoor play areas with the supervision of staff. In addition to daycare, the facility also offers bathing before dogs get picked up by their owners.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
4.8
Google
4.8 / 5 (45)
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (17)

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Decatur, GA 30030

Why choose this provider?

K & B Elite is a business in Decatur that has been providing services for small and medium-size dogs seven days per week for more than six weeks. The business offers daycare and boarding and has outdoor and indoor play areas and a pool. Dogs who board enjoy private luxury suites that are furnished. Daycare is available in monthly unlimited visits for one or two dogs, in groups of 20 visits, 10 visits, and on a day-to-day basis. K & B Elite welcomes dogs with special needs and those that are older. Standard and luxury boarding are available for one, two, or three dogs. There is a discount for extended stays that are longer than seven days. Owners remark on their professionalism, dependability, friendliness, and customer service.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
4.8
Google
4.7 / 5 (84)
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (22)

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2770 East Ponce de Leon Avenue, Decatur, GA 30030

Why choose this provider?

Jabula Dog Academy is a dog daycare that provides a wide range of care and training services to pet owners in the Decatur area. Jabula's Day Play service allows dogs to play and rest in climate-controlled environments, sorted by temperaments and play styles. The center's kennel accommodates overnight stays and specializes in handling dogs that don't play well with others or have individual needs. Other services run by the center include group and private obedience lessons and training camps.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
4.6
Facebook
4.8 / 5 (93)
Google
4.4 / 5 (27)
Yelp
4.0 / 5 (21)

Website
251 Rio Circle, Decatur, GA 30030

Why choose this provider?

Founded in 1999, Barking Hound Village is a dog service company offering daycare solutions in Decatur. The daycare program delivers a perfect balance of exercise, socialization, and fun for the dogs in the company's outdoor play yards. The professionals create a mutually beneficial understanding between the pup and the owner through training during their daytime stay. They take care of dog types of different sizes, ages, and energy levels. Barking Hound Village provides grooming and pick-up and drop-off services.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
4.6
Google
4.6 / 5 (148)
Yelp
4.5 / 5 (9)

Professionalism:

We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
5.0
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Website
318 East Howard Avenue, Decatur, GA 30030

Why choose this provider?

Frogs to Dogs is a dog daycare facility in Decatur that provides some of Georgia's best pet services. After opening its doors in 2005, it quickly gained the respect of the pet community for its at-home pet care, overnight pet care, and dog training programs. Its staff has over 30 years of experience working with dogs and the 2010 pet issue of Atlanta Magazine voted it one of the top six dog training schools in Atlanta.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
4.7
Google
4.8 / 5 (129)
Yelp
4.5 / 5 (71)

Professionalism:

We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
5.0
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Decatur, GA

Why choose this provider?

Critter Sitters is a daycare company in Decatur that offers pet sitting services to dog owners. Its dog sitting solutions involve a minimum of two visits daily that entail walking the client's dog. Customers can contact the company's employees when looking for someone to pitch in when work demands suddenly require them to stay at their workplaces for extended hours. Additionally, the pet sitters on staff water the clients' plants and pick up the mail upon request.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
4.6
Facebook
4.8 / 5 (116)
Yelp
3.5 / 5 (25)

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We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
3.8
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Decatur, GA

Why choose this provider?

Petmeisters is a dog daycare facility that watches, exercises, and boards dogs in the Decatur area. The center's pet sitters walk dogs and offer kennel-free daily and extended stay boarding options. Petmeisters has a pet shuttle service for travel to and from vet or grooming visits, and provides daily or overnight care for pets in their own home. It also offers check-in visits for dogs, cats, and other pets to ensure they are kept on routine.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
5.0
Google
5.0 / 5 (54)
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (33)
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (14)

Website
Atlanta, GA 30301

Why choose this provider?

For more than nine years, Mutt Strutt has been providing pet services in Midtown and Virginia-Highland. The business offers several services including overnight stays at clients’ homes, dog walking, cat visits, and pet taxi service to and from appointments. Mutt Strutt’s visits include feeding, fresh water, medicine administration, cat litter scooping, poop scooping, rotating blinds and lights, plant watering, picking up the trash, and bringing in the mail. Mutt Strutt is bonded and insured. The business is a member of Pet Sitters International. Pet owners remark on their trustworthiness, flexibility, quality of service, reliability, prices, communication, patience, compassion, and attentiveness.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
4.6
Facebook
4.2 / 5 (8)
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (7)

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We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
3.8
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Website
Decatur, GA 30030

Why choose this provider?

Hound Playground is a Decatur business that has more than six years of experience. The facility is 6,000 square feet and sits on a half an acre. It has 58 kennels, live webcams, three outdoor play yards, three indoor play yards, and a splash pad. Hound Playground separates dogs based on their temperament and size. Services include daycare, boarding, and bathing. Daycare options are a full day or a half day, and owners can buy daycare and boarding packages of 10, 20, or 30. Bathing service is available for small and large dogs. Hound Playground offers loyalty rewards. Owners appreciate their quality of service, professionalism, and friendliness.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
4.5
Yelp
4.5 / 5 (9)
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (1)

Professionalism:

We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
5.0
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Website
Atlanta, GA 30312

Why choose this provider?

WAG-A-LOT is a business in Decatur that has been serving dogs for more than 17 years. The business has two locations, is open seven days a week, and provides doggy daycare, boarding, and grooming services. Prepaid doggy daycare cards are available for 10, 20, or 30 visits. WAG-A-LOT offers multi-dog discounts. The staff has Pet First Aid training. Boarding packages are available for 10 or 20 visits. WAG-A-LOT tries to accommodate different types of dogs with different needs, including older dogs. Dogs are grouped according to their temperament and size. Clients appreciate their helpfulness, compassion, quality of service, reliability, friendliness, cleanliness, prices, patience, and flexibility.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
4.0
Yelp
4.0 / 5 (41)

Professionalism:

We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
5.0
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Website
320 East Howard Avenue, Decatur, GA 30030

Why choose this provider?

Spot for Dogs is a cage-free dog facility that was founded in 2007 to deliver top-notch dog care in Decatur and the surrounding areas. Staffed with dog care professionals, it offers comprehensive daycare solutions that involve access to different types of dog food and detailed temperament assessments that cover a variety of dog breeds. It also provides a comfortable space for dog owners that wish to have their dogs participate in slumber parties.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
4.8
Facebook
4.9 / 5 (111)
Yelp
4.5 / 5 (38)
Google
4.7 / 5 (14)

Professionalism:

We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
5.0
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FAQs

  • Introduction

    It can be stressful for dog parents to leave their fur babies alone at home while they’re away. They worry about their pooch being anxious, lonely, bored, and destructive. Plus, safety is a concern, along with the fear that their dog will leave unwelcome surprises for them in their home. If that describes you, dog daycare may be the solution.

    Doggie daycare can help socialize your pup while ensuring that they have care, exercise, regular potty breaks, and safe supervision. Dog owners who use doggy daycare services provide additional reasons for their choice. It can offer a better quality of life for their four-legged friends, keep homes free of pet messes, and help with canine health and physical fitness.
  • What is a dog daycare?

    Dog daycare is on-site, supervised daily care for dogs. Pet owners bring their animals to the daycare location on their way to work, then return at the end of the day to pick them up. There are commercial doggie daycare facilities and private, in-home options. Commercial daycare businesses usually have more staff and more dog clients than private ones.

  • What happens at doggy daycare?

    Reputable, well-rated dog daycare operations typically offer several activities for the dogs they care for. That includes walks, playtime, naps, dog food, and water. Some providers also offer companionship, snuggles, and special options, such as dispensing medication, grooming, and training. When choosing a doggy daycare, ask about all the available services and whether visits or video observation are available.

  • Should I take my dog to daycare?

    Answers to the following questions can help you decide on doggie daycare services.

    • Are you away from home for several hours most days of the week?
    • Does your pup engage in destructive behavior while you’re gone?
    • Is your pooch crated for several hours every day?
    • Does your dog walker report issues?
    These concerns may indicate the need for doggy daycare.

  • How much is doggy daycare per day?

    Rates vary, depending on location, demand, and competition. But the national average typically ranges from $25 to $40 per day. Half-day rates may also be available. Commercial dog daycare centers commonly charge a bit more than in-home providers. Many facilities offer price breaks on weekly and monthly packages as well as discounts to multiple dog families.  

  • How do I know if my dog likes daycare?

    The following are signs your pup likes doggy daycare. She falls asleep on the ride home, exhausted from a full day of activity or she quivers with excitement when you mention the daycare and is beside herself with joy leaving the house. Also look to see if your pup exhibits positive body language at the daycare — like a wagging tail that means they're eager to see everyone.

  • How do I prepare my dog for daycare?

    They’ll be around other dogs all day, playing and interacting. So, take your pup to a dog park several times for an introduction to dog language with other canines. Bring your fur baby to the daycare to meet the staff before using the service. Plus, walk your pup before drop-off and be upbeat and positive to avoid stress.