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Best Dog Daycares in Boston, MA

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Boston 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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Boston, MA
$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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Boston, MA

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Need help contacting a Dog Daycare in Boston? 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.

Saugus, MA 01906

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4.9 (80)
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5.0 (22)
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5.0 (6)

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GoodFellas Doggy Daycare is a Saugus-based facility offering high-quality and efficient canine care programs. The doggy daycare services include a variety of activities to strengthen canine social skills and obedience. The facility has suites for overnight guests as well as a swimming pool for puppies and dogs that are learning to swim or just want to have fun. GoodFellas Doggy Daycare offers top quality training in all dog obedience disciplines. From puppy class to adult obedience to behavior modification, GoodFellas trains it all.

Beverly, MA 01915

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4.7 (15)
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4.4 (7)
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4.5 (4)

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Bone-Anza has served Beverly clients with professional animal care services for over ten years. The experienced and friendly staff cares for dogs of all shapes, sizes, and breeds. The facility is temperature-controlled so dogs can play freely. The business also handles medication administration. Bone-Anza offers overnight, full, and half day care services.

Middleton, MA 01949

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4.6 (84)
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4.6 (32)

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McGrupp's Doggie Daycare is a Middleton business specializing in dog care services. The facility includes a lounge for lazy couch dwellers, size-specific playrooms for hyper types, a temperature regulated indoor park, and a large outdoor space. There are also suites and rooms for single and group sleepovers. McGrupp's Doggie Daycare also offers grooming services.

Beverly, MA 01915

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5.0 (34)
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5.0 (31)
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4.8 (23)

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Dingos Dogsitting, LLC is a facility in Beverly offering specialized dog care services for a variety of breeds and needs. The business provides dog boarding, daycare, and accepts pick-up and drop-off arrangements. The company serves the Swampscott, Manchester, Wenham, Salem, Hamilton, Lynn, and Nahant areas. Dingos Dogsitting, LLC is a member of the Pet Sitter's International organization.

Salem, MA 01970

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4.8 (1)
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5.0 (1)

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Healthy Hounds Doggie Daycare & Professional Pet Portraits in Salem has provided dog care services since Summer 2013. The facility includes supervised and crate-free indoor and outdoor play spaces that accommodate different breeds. The business also arranges pick-up and drop-off services. Healthy Hounds Doggie Daycare & Professional Pet Portraits works well with dogs of all ages and life stages.

Peabody, MA 01960

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4.7 (221)
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4.5 (100)

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Lucky Dogs Daycare is a family-owned and independent business in Peabody offering personalized dog care and quality services. The company offers supervised play areas and a safe indoor play environment with numerous rooms that can accommodate all breeds, temperaments, ages, sizes, and play styles. Lucky Dogs Daycare's website features live streaming of these playrooms via webcam for clients to watch their dogs play and socialize with fellow canines.

Newton, MA 02458

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4.5 (88)

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Tail Waggerz Pet Care is a Newton business that has offered crate-free dog daycare services for more than 15 years. The facility offers full-service boarding, training, grooming, and retail products. The company provides camp-like dog activities in a spacious area. Tail Waggerz Pet Care also conducts obedience training in one-on-one and group settings for dogs of all shapes and sizes.

Beverly, MA 01915

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4.9 (212)
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5.0 (1)

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Four Leggers Doggie Daycare is a one-stop location open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for all dogs’ needs in Beverly. Services range from dog daycare and boarding to grooming and hiking activities. The company's team of experienced and professional staff are insured and background-checked. Four Leggers Doggie Daycare maintains a force-free facility.

Rowley, MA 01969

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The Dog Stop is a fun, safe, and entertaining home-style daycare and overnight boarding facility in Rowley. The facility is open at any time, including holidays and weekends, and maintains a fenced sandy play space, a heated/air-conditioned indoor sleep area, and a splashing pool for a fun dog experience. The Dog Stop has no crates on premise as well as plenty of toys for interactive play.

Compare our Top Dog Daycares

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
Rover
Boston, MA$10 off first booking!
GoodFellas Doggy Daycare
Saugus, MA 01906
Bone-Anza
Beverly, MA 01915
McGrupp's Doggie Daycare
Middleton, MA 01949
Dingos Dogsitting, LLC
Beverly, MA 01915
Healthy Hounds Doggie Daycare & Professional Pet Portraits
Salem, MA 01970
Lucky Dogs Daycare
Peabody, MA 01960
Tail Waggerz Pet Care
Newton, MA 02458
Four Leggers Doggie Daycare
Beverly, MA 01915
The Dog Stop
Rowley, MA 01969

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.