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Best Dog Daycares in Charlotte

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Charlotte 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

Charlotte, NC
  • Drop Off and Pick Up Anytime
  • Dog Day Care

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!

Charlotte, NC

Why choose this provider?

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Pineville, NC 28134

Why choose this provider?

Four Paws Dog Retreat is a boarding and day care facility in Pineville that welcomes wards of all sizes. The center has been part of the vibrant community for more than 10 years, and it enjoys the reputation as a provider of tender loving care, unlimited belly rubs, and yummy treats. The team provides a positive, nurturing, and safe environment with fenced turf yards, climate-controlled play spaces, and other amenities, and its senior members have decades of combined experience in professionally looking after canine family members while their human parents are away at work or on vacation. Four Paws Dog Retreat offers a free day to newcomers, and it gives a discount to teachers and other school system employees, fire personnel, law enforcers, and active members of the United States Armed Forces. The staff features activity photos and videos on the company website, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

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 (26)

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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Denver, NC 28037

Why choose this provider?

Denver Canine Club is a dog day care, boarding, and training center in Denver. The company is a brainchild of a rescue dog and its human parents, and it draws from the owners’ more than five decades of combined experience in managing corporate projects and researching the canine care industry. The facility provides a safe and supportive atmosphere, plus the amenities that help enhance the wards’ quality of life, and one of its unique features is “The Driving Range,” which is a members-only park for frolicking and interacting. Denver Canine Club is a member of the International Boarding & Pet Association, and its instruction team members hold dog trainer certifications from Animal Behavior College, and belong to the Association of Professional Dog Trainers and Pet Professional Guild. The company website and social media pages contain some of the team’s activity videos and photos.

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 (13)

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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Charlotte, NC 28269

Why choose this provider?

Puptown Charlotte is a dog day care, boarding, and grooming center in Charlotte that passes periodic North Carolina Department of Agriculture inspections. The facility looks after the wards when human parents have family and career obligations, and it offers a fun and comfortable environment where canines can socialize, exercise, and rest. Puptown Charlotte has cameras installed indoors, and this allows clients to view the activities live through the company website. The staff gives a free preview day to newcomers, and it sells day and unlimited monthly passes. Some of the add-on services are bathing, ear flush and cleaning, toenail clipping, de-shedding, facials to remove “tear stains,” and full spa treatments.

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
4.7 / 5 (115)
Facebook
4.6 / 5 (49)
Yelp
4.0 / 5 (30)

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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.
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Gastonia, NC 28056

Why choose this provider?

Kennelina Pet Resort is a cat and dog daycare and boarding facility in the North Belmont area, just 15 minutes west of Charlotte. The lodge sits on an idyllic five-acre wooded property, and it provides a comfortable and tranquil atmosphere for their guests. The owners Ken and Paty are dedicated to providing the very best care possible. They live on the property and are on site nearly 7-days-a-week. All furry guests enjoy daily one-on-one attention from a certified pet care technician. The schedule includes supervised play times in the ample outdoor play yard, and rest time in music-filled, air-conditioned indoor/outdoor suites. The modern facility was built in 2009 and is equipped with 24-hour security and fire monitoring as well as closed circuit cameras. Kennelina Pet Resort encourages clients to pack whatever safe treats and toys their pets may want during their stay. They accept cash, credit, and debit card payments. They are open 7-days-a-week. They close for lunch from 11 AM - 2 PM and offer visitor tours by appointment only. All dogs are required to have up to date their rabies, Bordetella, and distemper-parvo vaccinations. Cats need rabies and feline virus shots and a negative feline leukemia test result within the past three years.

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 (60)
Yelp
4.5 / 5 (8)

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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Charlotte, NC 28209

Why choose this provider?

Dogs All Day is a canine grooming, day care, and boarding facility in Charlotte that operates the entire week. The provides a safe and structured environment, where the four-legged guests can mingle with others, and it handles them in five groups based on size, age, temperament, social skills, and other factors. The outside play areas offer enough space and shade for roaming and exercise, and the indoors have a climate-controlled atmosphere with rubber flooring and other amenities. The team members are companion animal lovers with decades of combined industry experience and pet CPR training, and they have access to veterinarians in the area in case of emergency. Dogs All Day accepts walk-ins, and it has a training center. The staff requires Bordetella, distemper, and rabies vaccinations, and it posts the agreement and application forms on the company website.

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
4.7 / 5 (337)
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (66)
Yelp
4.0 / 5 (37)

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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Charlotte, NC 28269

Why choose this provider?

One Lucky Pup is a provider of canine accommodation in Charlotte that commits to giving its furry wards a great time, every time. The 20,000-square-foot facility offers a safe, healthy, and fun environment, and the amenities include indoor and outdoor play areas, artificial turf, rubber flooring, recreational sets, portable toys, and a state-of-the-art security system for the human parents’ added peace of mind. The team consists of natural companion animal lovers, who have pet CPR training for the American Red Cross, and it welcomes dogs that are at least four months old. One Lucky Pup accepts check and credit card payments, and its website contains some of the activity photos and the registration policy. The staff reserves the right to decline aggressive applicants, and it holds screening sessions to evaluate the dog’s eligibility to join the center’s pack.

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
4.7 / 5 (121)
Yelp
4.5 / 5 (28)

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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Charlotte, NC

Why choose this provider?

Skiptown is a doggy daycare welcoming pets in Charlotte. It houses pets in an indoor and outdoor off-leash park that allows dogs to play around an agility course and splash pads. Its facility has paw-soft flooring and is an odor- and climate-controlled area managed by a trained pet care team. It also offers dog boarding, grooming, and walking services. Skiptown has a mobile application that enables pet owners to create their pet's profile, book appointments, and add treats and one-on-one playtime options.

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 (773)
Yelp
4.2 / 5 (97)
Facebook
4.7 / 5 (53)

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.