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Best Dog Daycares in Baltimore, MD

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Baltimore, MD
$10 off first booking! Rating

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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Baltimore, MD Rating

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1009 Philadelphia Road, Joppa, MD 21085 Rating

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4.8 (468)
4.5 (32)

Why choose this provider?

Best Friends Fur Ever, a dog daycare and overnight resort, has locations in Joppa and Cockeysville. Serving Baltimore fur parents, its facilities offer home-like amenities and recreational activities. Its custom-designed 20,000 square foot facility meets kennel industry standards. New dogs are assessed for overall health before they are introduced to the premium daycare program. Health-, safety-, and fun-optimized playgroups are formed based on size, play style, and overall disposition. Its equipped trainers handle various sizes, breeds, and temperaments of pet dogs.

Woodbine, MD 21797 Rating

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4.7 (32)
4.8 (28)
4.0 (4)

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Circle Kennels in Woodbine, Maryland, is a dog and cat boarding, grooming, and doggie daycare service that has been taking care of the pets of Howard County and surrounding counties since 1997. Family owned and family operated, Circle Kennels is home to a luxurious 21-acre estate and offers one-on-one and group play, walks, and rest times for their guest pets. With a philosophy centered around client satisfaction, Circle Kennels provides bedding for the pets in their care and charges no extra hidden fees for walking pets or providing breaths of fresh air. Clients of Circle Kennels routinely praise the staff's ability to handle even aggressive, skittish, or older animals, and praise the professionalism with which Circle Kennels treat the pets during their stays.

Reisterstown, MD 21136 Rating

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4.7 (186)
4.0 (9)

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Reisterstown Boarding Kennels Pet Resort and Spa in Reisterstown, Maryland, has been serving the greater Baltimore metro area for over 20 years. More than just a pet groomer, RBK features over seven acres of land, both indoor and outdoor pools, and fenced-in play areas. RBK is a heavily-awarded feline and canine destination, having featured multiple times on Baltimore Magazine's "Best of Baltimore" list and earning the 2013 Angie's List Super Service Award. Full-time staff members at RBK must, at a minimum, be enrolled for certification as a Pet Care Technician, and the staff and owners have more than 45 years of pet handling experience. Clients of Reisterstown Boarding Kennels Pet Resort and Spa laud the staff's friendly, caring demeanor, and report surges in pet energy and happiness after visits to RBK.

Baltimore, MD 21230 Rating

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4.3 (221)
3.0 (65)

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Downtown Dog Resort and Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, is a pet resort that offers doggie daycare, overnight boarding, an intensive boarding school, and an on-site animal rescue service. A full-service, one-stop pet institution, Downtown Dog Resort offers their guests swimming and exercise play times and features a medical center on its premises. Clients of Downtown Dog Resort praise the staff's love of animals as well as the affordability of the prices, and many clients say that their dogs practically salivate at the mention of Downtown Dog Resort. Passionate about animal health and wellbeing, the staff of Downtown Dog Resort is dedicated to walking, exercising, and playing with the dogs in their care in order to facilitate each dog's happiness.

Baltimore, MD 21211 Rating

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4.7 (121)
4.0 (31)

Why choose this provider?

Good Doggie Day Care in Baltimore, Maryland, is a full-service, cageless doggie daycare. Complete with 13 indoor play areas, heating and air conditioning, 14,000 square feet interior, and a 2,500 feet exterior play area, Good Doggie Dar Care provides exceptional and loving service to the pets in their care. The dog-loving owners of Good Doggie Day Care are certified in pet CPR, and the facilities feature 16 webcams so that clients can regularly check up on their "fur babies" for peace of mind. In addition, Good Doggie Day Care has a soothing quiet space for relaxation after invigorating exercise, and pets can also make use of warm, inviting Dog Suites for naps. With the client's satisfaction in mind, Good Doggie Day Care even tailors feeding schedules to meet the needs of each individual pup in their care.

Woodstock, MD 21163 Rating

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5.0 (29)
4.3 (15)
4.5 (12)

Why choose this provider?

Unleashed Joy in Woodstock, Maryland, is a doggie daycare, boarding, and training organization helmed by lead trainer Beth Joy. Beth Joy is a Certified Pet Dog Trainer, a Pat Miller Certified Dog Trainer, and holds memberships in the Association of Pet Dog Trainers, the Pet Professional Guild, and the Mid-Atlantic Association of Professional Positive Pet Trainers. In addition, Ms. Joy is certified by the American Red Cross in Pet First Aid and CPR. Transportation is available for clients who need help getting their pets to the facilities, and since there are no more than ten animals boarded at a time, each dog receives the utmost care and dedication. Clients report that Unleashed Joy makes their pets feel like family, and they praise the knowledge and experience of the friendly staff.

Catonsville, MD 21228 Rating

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4.9 (130)
4.5 (45)
3.5 (4)

Why choose this provider?

Pet-U-Cation Training and Rehabilitation Services in Catonsville, Maryland, is a dog training and daycare service for the greater Baltimore metro area. Features of the on-site training include leash practice, exercise and mental stimulation, socialization with other dogs, and dedicated training by staff, volunteers, and interns. In addition to the on-site training, Pet-U-Cation hosts the All Breed Socialization Network of local dog owners, which has over 400 local members, 150 volunteers, and Control Dogs who act as calming influences over newly trained animals. Dedicated to the continued growth and education of all dogs, Pet-U-Cation also runs two monthly Pack Walks in which dogs in need of a home can be walked for free. Clients of Pet-U-Cation praise the workshops and training staff for significant improvements in their animals' leash reactivity, aggression, skittishness, and general unruliness.

Compare our Top Dog Daycares

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
Baltimore, MD$10 off first booking!
Best Friends Fur Ever
1009 Philadelphia Road, Joppa, MD 21085
Circle Kennels
Woodbine, MD 21797
Reisterstown Boarding Kennels Pet Resort and Spa
Reisterstown, MD 21136
Downtown Dog Resort and Hospital
Baltimore, MD 21230
Good Doggie Day Care
Baltimore, MD 21211
Unleashed Joy
Woodstock, MD 21163
Pet-U-Cation Training and Rehabilitation Services
Catonsville, MD 21228


  • 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.