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Best Dog Daycares
in Cleveland

Why These Dog Daycares?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored Cleveland 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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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 2. Credibility

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 4. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

Cleveland MetroBark

Cleveland MetroBark is a daycare and boarding service for dogs located in Cleveland, Ohio. The facility features a large indoor play area and outdoor space, with professional, trained staff in a convenient location close to many downtown workplaces. They offer dog grooming with services that include bath, comb-through to remove fur tangles, shampoo, conditioner, face wash, nail trim, and blow dry. Their staff is available to administer medications and lunches to dogs during boarding if necessary, with half day or full day packages for repeat customers. In-home boarding, where the staff takes pets into their homes for their stay, is also available.

Cleveland, OH 44114


Club K9 of Wickliffe

Club K9 of Wickliffe is a dog boarder and daycare located in the city of Wickliffe, accepting customers in Northeastern Ohio, including Mentor, Kirtland, Euclid, Willowick, Willoughby, and Cleveland. Their monitored facility allows dogs to play off-leash during the day, with 10,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor play areas. Services available include comfortable beds, human companionship at night, field trips, walks, Saturday night movies, and stimulating exercise to keep pet's active mentally and physically during their stay. Owner Virginia Francis is a Certified Professional Trainer from an intensive course at National K-9 in Columbus with endorsements in obedience training, behavior modification, and breed identification.

Wickliffe, OH 44092


Dogtropolis Doggy Daycare

Dogtropolis is a premium doggy daycare business with 8,000 square feet of play space for dogs. The company began in 2003 in the city of South Euclid, Ohio, with only two dogs, belonging to the owner. Now they are one of the largest doggy daycares in the Greater Cleveland area, with 90% of referrals coming from friends, family, neighbors, and other word-of-mouth recommendations. They accept a limited amount of pre-screened dogs to ensure each dog receives the love and attention of staff with low ratios. They feature 5x5 oversized kennels for overnight boarding, and packages for cost savings when pets come regularly.

South Euclid, OH 44121


Inn The Doghouse

Inn the Doghouse is a Lakewood, Ohio based pet daycare and serves customers in the Lakewood and Cleveland areas. They offer daycare services for dogs and cats which include overnight stays, games, and education for pets. Additionally, Inn the Doghouse has a range of pet spa services such as full grooming and specialty care like blueberry facials, pawdicure, and a play and pamper package. The broad range of services offered by Inn the Doghouse ensures their customers can customize their care to their pets needs. Readers of the Cleveland Magazine voted Inn the Doghouse their 2013 Readers Pick Award for the best pet daycare facility in the Cleveland area.

Lakewood, OH 44107


Inn to Pets

Serving Cleveland's West Shore since 2000, Inn to Pets is a dog daycare and pet boarding business with service to the cities of Rocky River, Lakewood, North Olmstead, Avon, and Bay Village. Their staff has a combined over 70 years of experience, offering three half-hour relief breaks and substitute walks, with amenities like soft bedding, soothing music, tasty treats, and elevated beds. Customers who have boarded their dogs or cats at the facility say their animals had excellent care and seemed to enjoy themselves during their stay. The company won the Angie's List Super Service Award for Northeastern Ohio.

Westlake, OH 44145


K-9 Kingdom

K-9 Kingdom is a professional doggy daycare and overnight boarding facility located in Richmond Heights, Ohio with service to the surrounding area since 2003. The locally-owned company won the 2011 Super Service Award from Angie's List. They began as a doggy daycare and fresh baked dog biscuit company, expanding to include full-service grooming, training, gift items, and kennel-free overnight boarding. They distribute premium dog food brands like Acana, Fromm, and Primal, and their K-9 bakery features a gourmet assortment of fresh-baked goods and custom gift baskets. Training is designed to address problem behaviors like housebreaking, manners, off-leash control and politeness with strangers and other dogs.

Richmond Heights, OH 44143


Misty Glen Kennel

Misty Glen Kennel is a professional dog daycare and boarding facility located in the city of Westlake as part of Ohio's historic Dover Township. The kennel sits on Misty Glen Farm, a tract of land initially established in 1860 by the former City of Cleveland dog warden and champion and breeder, George Buehl, and his wife, Esther. The facility now offers a day camp for dogs, open year-round, with daily exercise, activities, nap time, socialization, and relaxation for dogs of all types. Customers who have used the boarding service say they have a cozy setting and friendly staff, and their dogs enjoy their stay.

Westlake, OH 44145


Style Mutt

Style Mutt is a dog boutique and daycare facility located in Cleveland, Ohio off of Warren Road with service to the surrounding area. Owner Pam Alerine worked for five years as president of the Cleveland pet products manufacturer PetZone, and currently operates the Doggy Daycare portion of Style Mutt. She invites customers to bring their pets in and relax, with several events like holiday parties and social mixers. The store has a special section dedicated to the memory of her son Kyle, who advocated for bulldogs until his passing in 2006, with 15% of all profits going to a local rescue group. Grooming services are also available and include bathing, brushing, de-shedding treatments, nail clipping, and more.

Cleveland, OH 44111


The Dog Stop Plus

The Dog Stop Plus is a Cleveland-based doggy daycare and pet boarding business. Their services include dog grooming, training, hourly meet-ups, full-day playdates, and multiple other packages for daycare and overnight stays. Their bathing and grooming packages include shed-reduction treatments, teeth brushing, nail trims, nail grinds, and free playtime in the daycare for pets dropped off early. The company also has a retail store on-site providing a selection of natural foods, supplements, dog treats, toys, and accessories. Daycare passes for full or half days, as well as monthly or yearly unlimited, are available for added convenience and cost savings.

Cleveland, OH 44115


The Mutt Hutt

The Mutt Hutt is a cage-free dog daycare and boarding business located in the city of Cleveland, Ohio. Winner of the Angie's List Super Service Award in 2008 and 2013, the Cleveland Hotlist in 2015, and Best of Cleveland in 2010 and 2011, The Mutt Hutt has earned a reputation for excellent service in the community. Their facility offers 2,500 square feet of indoor play space and 5,000 square feet of outdoor space for dogs to exercise and socialize together. Services include boarding, daycare, and grooming, with a safe, clean, and socially centered design to ensure each dog receives the proper attention and stimulation they need.

Cleveland, OH 44113


The PetSitter

The PetSitter is a certified doggy daycare and boarding service located in Cleveland Heights, Ohio with service to University Heights, Shaker Heights and the Little Italy area. The business is a proud member of Pet Sitters International and a Dog Naturally Magazine University Raw Dog Food Nutrition Specialist. They offer pet sitting, dog walking, and daycare for all sizes and breeds. Owner and founder Jen Glago is from South Africa, caring for many exotic animals in her life such as a pet monkey, African Grey parrot, cats, and dogs. Jen earned a bachelor's degree in Biology and worked for several years in a laboratory, opening the pet sitting business in 2005.

Cleveland Heights, OH 44118


Village Dog Walking & Pet Care

Village Dog Walking & Pet Care is a professional dog daycare and grooming business located in the city of Bedford, Ohio with service to Cuyahoga, Northern Summit, Western Geauga, and Northwest Portage Counties. The company is fully licensed and bonded, with liability insurance coverage and background-checked providers. Owner Jossie Hanusek is a proud member of Pet Sitters International. Services include doggy daycare, dog walking, overnight boarding complete with meals and walking, and cat visits. The business offers discounts for referrals to friends and family, packages for several days of daycare. They are open on major holidays including New Year's Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas, for an additional fee.

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