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Best Dog Daycares in Irvine, CA

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Irvine 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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Irvine, CA
$10 off first booking!

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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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Irvine, CA

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Need help contacting a Dog Daycare in Irvine? Call our Concierge team at 848-Book-Pro (848-266-5776 from 6 am - 4 pm PT | Mon - Fri). They are standing by to help you get the service you need.

Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688

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Yelp
4.5 (43)

Why choose this provider?

Julie’s Pet Grooming and Boarding offers a variety of petcare services in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA, and the surrounding Orange County area for over two decades. Experienced pet handlers work with cats and dogs of all breeds and sizes. Their grooming services are nail trims, ear cleanings, gland expressions, face trims, and full body. Also, they offer dental services where dogs can get their teeth brushed to prevent periodontal diseases. Promotions are regularly updated on their website and available for review. They are highly reviewed on Facebook where clients speak highly of their friendly and accommodating staff, thorough cleaning and grooming services, and honesty.

San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

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4.8 (148)
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4.5 (115)

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The Zuri Pet Spa and Resort offers boarding, grooming, and daycare services for pets in San Juan Capistrano, CA, and the surrounding Orange County area. This locally-owned and operated business has a 24-hour staff to ensure a safe visit and two large play areas for dogs of any size and breed. Also, staff dog trainer Cassie offers a variety of training programs including lodge and learn, private lessons, and puppy kindergarten. She received her Bachelor's from Brown University in ecology, evolutionary biology, and animal behavior. Also, a convenient chauffeur service is available for pet pick up and drop off. A live video feed is also available for clients to check up on their furry friend.

Dana Point, CA 92629

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Yelp
4.5 (10)

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Woof & Wags is a family-owned and operated business specializing in dog walking and dog sitting services for canines in Dana Point, CA, and the surrounding Orange County area for over five years. Experienced dog handlers can customize services to fit a pet's needs through walks, runs, beach time, or dog park excursions. Owner Jay loves to spend time outdoors especially with a four-legged friend and strives to provide high-quality services with a customized approach. Dog handlers are also members of Pet Sitters International. They are highly reviewed on Yelp! where clients speak highly of their thorough grooming service, friendly staff, and understanding care.

Irvine, CA 92606

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Yelp
4.5 (304)

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Paw Sweet Paw offers dog boarding, daycare, and grooming services for pets in Irvine, CA and the surrounding Orange County area. Dog handlers strive to provide a cozy, home-like environment which is focused on the smallest details for ultimate comfort. Their home-style boarding services are cage-free where each pup spends a night in their individual suite with fresh water, comfortable bed, pillows, and blankets. Also, training services are offered where a variety of training packages for dogs of all ages are available. Clients can check up on their pup at any time with their live webcam application. They are highly reviewed on Facebook where clients speak highly of their friendly staff, clean facilities, and convenient drop off services.

Laguna Beach, CA 92651

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5.0 (29)
Yelp
3.5 (21)
Google
4.3 (12)

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Dog Ranch Bed & Biscuit is fully licensed doggy daycare for pets in Laguna Beach, CA, and the surrounding Orange County area for over 15 years. Owner Stephanie is a Laguna Beach-native who created the first dog facility with synthetic turf and live camera services for clients to watch their pets while they play. Facilities feature two large outdoor play yards with umbrellas, trees, and additional covered play areas for rainy days. Also, a large and small water feature is available for dogs to swim and cool off. A doggie night care services is available where each pet has their own crate and bed. Grooming services include skunk remedies, shedless treatments, summer shaves, and much more.

Irvine, CA 92612

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Yelp
5.0 (10)
Facebook
5.0 (7)

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Ciao Ciao PetCare is a dog walking services for clients in Irvine, CA, and the surrounding Orange County area. Owner Livia Tommasini is a professional dog walker and certified dog trainer who has an in-depth understanding of canine behavior, health, and pack dynamics. She specializes in handling multiple dogs in group settings. Livia offers a variety of dog walking services including group adventure walks through an array of trails and parks with a small group of regular friends for two to four hours a day. Also, walks for dogs who are difficult on a leash are available where dog handlers will reinforce good behavior with only force-free handling and exercises.

Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688

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Yelp
5.0 (55)
Facebook
5.0 (12)

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Camp Opie Dog Daycare specializes in boarding and dog daycare services in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA, and the surrounding Orange County area. Their facilities include two different parks where dogs are separated by size and temperament. Also, staff members provide fresh water, dog beds, and warm blankets for lounging and naps at all times. Basic bath services include shampoo/conditioner, nail trim, ear cleaning, and blow drying. Also, dog training services are also available. They are highly-rated on Facebook where clients speak highly of their passion for dog care, clean and comfortable environment, honesty, and friendly and courteous staff.

Aliso Viejo, CA 92656

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Google
4.8 (431)
Yelp
4.0 (238)
Facebook
4.9 (100)

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Pet Suites is a five-star pet resort specializing in pet boarding, daycare, and grooming services for clients in Aliso Viejo, and the surrounding Orange County area for over four decades. Founding president Norm Costello was a graduate of the University of California Davis School of Veterinary medicine. His vision was to create a facility solely of suites for ultimate pet comfortability and privacy. Now, Pet Suites has a total of 94 suites which are grouped into pavilions of approximately 16 suites each. Each pavilion has access to its own secure exercise and play yard which pets are taken to by a pet attendant several times a day. Also, spa treatment service is available which includes bathing, spa treatments, grooming, and more.

Mission Viejo, CA 92691

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Yelp
4.5 (21)
Facebook
5.0 (18)

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Forever Puppy is a family-owned and operated pet day camp and boarding service for dogs in Mission Viejo, CA, and the surrounding Orange County area for over five years. Experienced dog handlers are committed to creating a small and intimate dog day care where guests don’t have to pay for extra playtime or for dispensing medication. They have a 20 dog maximum policy where their ratio is one camp specialist to 10 dogs. Dogs can play all day long and are free to be themselves around fellow socialized campers in their own private, secure indoor dog park with indoor relief areas. Forever Puppy is highly-rated on Facebook where clients speak highly of their welcoming and friendly staff, accommodating service, and passion for dog care.

Santa Ana, CA 92705

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Facebook
5.0 (11)
Yelp
5.0 (8)

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OC Lucky Dogs is a dog daycare, dog walking, and obedience training service for canines in Tustin, CA, and the surrounding Orange County area. Experienced staff members offer free pick-up and drop-off services. Also, all walks include exercise, training, and socializing. Dog handlers are committed to helping dogs form positive associations with fellow canines, humans, and another stimulus they once found unsettling. Their obedience training program includes improved home behavior, improved off-leash obedience, sitting and laying down on cue, walking nicely on a leash, and much more. Clients speak highly of their patient and trustworthy staff and ability to help pups get rid of bad habits.

Compare our Top Dog Daycares

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
Rover
Irvine, CA$10 off first booking!
Julie’s Pet Grooming and Boarding
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688
The Zuri Pet Spa and Resort
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
Woof & Wags
Dana Point, CA 92629
Paw Sweet Paw
Irvine, CA 92606
Dog Ranch Bed & Biscuit
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Ciao Ciao PetCare
Irvine, CA 92612
Camp Opie Dog Daycare
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688
Pet Suites
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
Forever Puppy
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
OC Lucky Dogs
Santa Ana, CA 92705

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.