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Best Dog Daycares in Pittsburgh

Our Recommended Top 7

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

Pittsburgh, PA
  • 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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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

Price: $10 off first booking!

Pittsburgh, PA

Why choose this provider?

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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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Price: Free booking service | Call 848.Book.Pro!

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Sewickley, PA 15143

Why choose this provider?

The Kennel is a pet boarding and daycare service for dogs and cats in the Sewickley, PA, and the surrounding Pittsburgh metro area for almost three decades. Their facility sits on 21 acres of farmland and offers quality dog and cat boarding services in a bright, airy, heated, and air-conditioned building with large ceiling exhaust fans to move fresh air. Also, grooming services are available on site where pets can have their coat and nails trimmed, and teeth and ears cleaned. They are highly rated on Facebook where clients speak highly of their attentive staff, open and safe environment, and flexible scheduling.

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.
5.0
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (1)

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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Pittsburgh, PA 15201

Why choose this provider?

The Big Easy Dog Daze and Cafe is a boarding and dog daycare service for pets in Lawrenceville, PA, and the surrounding Pittsburgh metro area. They are also the only facility in the area to offer a full in-house veterinary hospital. Experienced dog handlers strive to provide each pet with personalized attention, activities, routine walks, and a fun, stable environment. Also, grooming services are available where customers can choose from a variety of professional bathing and grooming packages. Clients speak highly of their friendly staff, attention to detail, and welcoming environment. Cat boarding and grooming services are also available.

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.
4.0

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
Responsiveness
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Mckees Rocks, PA 15136

Why choose this provider?

Friendly Paws Pet Resort is a doggy daycare and dog boarding service for canines in McKees Rocks, PA, and the surrounding Pittsburgh area. Owner and operator Courtnay Orlandini opened her business in August 2011 after spending years working in the pet retail industry. Now, she focuses on making her business a dog’s home away from home by nurturing a laid back environment which minimizes stress. A variety of services are also available including in-home pet sitting and pet grooming. Dog handlers strive to allow each dog to spend as much time outside of their kennel as possible. Both the outdoor play yard and indoor rooms are utilized for the dogs to stretch, run, and lay around.

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
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (34)
Yelp
3.5 / 5 (10)

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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Gibsonia, PA 15044

Why choose this provider?

Unleashed Doggie Daycare specializes in canine cage-free daycare, private overnight boarding, and grooming services for clients in Gibsonia, PA, and the surrounding Pittsburgh metro area. Experienced dog handlers strive to create a place where dogs can play and learn from other canine friends rather than be left at home alone. Grooming treatments are available including baths, nail clippings, pedicures, brush-outs, and much more. Also, it is recommended to reserve a spot ahead of time due to limited weekend availability. Clients speak highly of their accommodating staff, update facilities, and competitive prices. All pets must be spayed and neutered.

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.
5.0
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (4)
Facebook
4.9 / 5 (1)

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
Responsiveness
Friendliness
Helpfulness
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Canonsburg, PA 15317

Why choose this provider?

Fuzzy Paws Pet Villa specializes in doggie daycare and spa services for canines in Canonsburg, PA, and the surrounding Pittsburgh metro area. Dog handlers strive to provide the perfect home away from home for a client’s pet while they are on vacation, at work, or just have a busy schedule. A variety of services are available including close adult supervision, large outdoor fenced play yards, outdoor automatic freshwater systems, a special playroom, and a no cage rule. Clients can also view rooms and outdoor play areas online through their web camera service. Staff is committed to providing customer education on quality products while providing access to some of the best brands available.

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.
4.0
Yelp
4.0 / 5 (4)

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.