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Best Dog Daycares
in Charleston
2019

Why These Dog Daycares?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored dog daycares on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analysed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best dog daycares in Charleston, SC.

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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.

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Charleston Dog House

Charleston Dog House is a dog daycare and boarding service located in Charleston’s historic district. It offers combined socialization and playtime of up to seven hours each day per pet. Owners may watch via live webcam to see how their dog’s day unfolds for added peace of mind. Boarding and daycare “clients” enjoy spacious and private overnight suites in an all-indoor, climate-controlled environment with 24-hour security, live fire monitoring, and an on-call veterinarian to ensure safety and care. The company has thousands of social media followers that consist mainly of past and existing clients who credit them with treating each dog uniquely.

North Charleston, SC (843) 225-5853

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Charleston Pet Resort & Spa

Charleston Pet Resort & Spa (CPR) is a dog daycare and boarding service located in Charleston, South Carolina that serves clients in the city and surrounding area. It boasts hundreds of followers on social media, many who are ongoing clients that credit CPR for treating their pets like family. The company has received official honors for its work as well, with The Destination Guide naming it the No. 1 Pet Destination in Charleston. The facility opened in 1994, and it has more than 23 years of experience. Accommodations include several amenities such as room service, daily housekeeping, playtime with a staff member, climate-controlled rooms, soothing television or music, and comfortable bedding.

Charleston, SC (843) 763-0985

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Chucktown Charley

Chucktown Charley serves dogs in Johns Island and the Charleston area. The company also does professional training and grooming for interested pet owners, but its focus is on providing all dogs with mentally stimulating days tailored to their individual needs. Unlike kennels in the area, there are no oversized groups of intermingled play, but carefully designated packs chosen by temperament and led by professional behaviorists. The company’s goal is to be safe, fun, and stimulating for all dogs. The primary way it tries to accomplish this is through multiple plans that include private play with staffers, “PlayCare” with more socialization, and “Train and Play” that works on improving dog behaviors while providing a productive, fulfilling day to the animal.

Johns Island, SC (843) 559-0680

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Dog Tired

Dog Tired bills itself as an enrichment center for all breeds. The company holds membership in the International Boarding & Pet Services Association, and it is Pet CPR, and First Aid certified through American Red Cross. It also offers training through The Dog Gurus courses. Owner Gray has loved and cared for animals for many years, starting with involvement in 4-H Club and continuing to volunteer work with River Banks Zoo and Carolina Wildlife Care as well as animal shelters throughout the US. She also has trained horses and bred Jack Russell Terriers. Services include daycare, training, and boarding. Additionally, she offers full-service grooming, pet sitting, dog walking, and transportation.

Johns Island, SC (843) 633-1032

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Head to Tail Day Spa & Inn

Head to Tail Day Spa & Inn is a Charleston-based facility that serves pet owners in the surrounding area. The team has more than four decades of combined business experience and over 18 years in the pet care industry. The organization has built one of the area’s most significant social media followings, with over a thousand followers, many who double as clients. While staying at Head to Tail, pets have options. They can socialize with other dogs or enjoy a day at the spa for full grooming. The establishment also offers the opportunity to stay in the suite if the dog is overly shy or has anxiety around other dogs and unknown locations.

Charleston, SC (843) 225-4500

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Paw Plaza Hotel

Paw Plaza Hotel is a daycare and boarding service located in Mt. Pleasant. It is insured and bonded in compliance with South Carolina law, and founder Melanie J. Scofield has more than a decade in business with more than twenty years of experience working with animals. The company opened its doors in 2001. It requires up-to-date vaccinations for the safety of all pets, and in addition to regular baths, it also offers select options such as oatmeal, hypoallergenic, and flea treatment options. With each wash, Paw Plaza Hotel provides complimentary nail trims, as well as ear cleanses. Owners of young dogs can utilize the separate puppy room while cats stay one per condo.

Mount Pleasant, SC (843) 884-3339

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Paws in Paradise

Paws in Paradise is a boarding facility that also offers dog daycare services to pet owners in Mt. Pleasant and the surrounding area. The company is insured and bonded in the state of South Carolina, and it emphasizes safety first, requiring up-to-date veterinary records and shots to ensure the health and safety of all animals. Each staff member must complete the dog language and group play courses through The Dog Gurus training program. The staff also attains Pet CPR and First Aid certifications. Owners may check in on their dogs any time of the day or night through the live webcam feed, and the facility will provide updates throughout the day upon request.

Mount Pleasant, SC (843) 388-5978

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PAWSitive Concierge

PAWSitive Concierge is a dog daycare that serves pet owners in the Charleston area. The company’s owner grew up on a farm around all types of animals and has encountered and dealt with a variety of behaviors over the years. The company is licensed, insured, and bonded with South Carolina laws, and references are available to all prospective clients. In addition to the daycare program, PAWSitive Concierge also does dog walking and in-home visits at the client’s residence. It provides home-style boarding as well with updates throughout the day via email, text, Skype or Facetime at the client’s request.

Charleston, SC (843) 480-1948

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Riley’s Place Pet Retreat

Riley’s Place Pet Retreat opened in Charleston circa 2014 offering daycare, boarding, training, and professional grooming. It since has grown on the strength of word-of-mouth and referrals. The company offers each pet ample playtime, socialization, and staff attention. The facility plays soothing music throughout, and dog appeasing pheromones (DAP) diffusers help add to the feelings of calm. For nervous or anxious animals, Riley’s Place employs “Thundershirts” to make them feel at ease. Dogs from the same household can enjoy family suites, and pets go through careful monitoring and vaccination standards to keep out aggressive behaviors or potentially contagious conditions.

Charleston, SC (843) 849-9500

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The Pet Mahal

The Pet Mahal is a daycare and boarding service for dogs in the North Charleston area. The company provides full grooming and salon functions as well. A typical daycare visit consists of nap time with snacks and classical music for two hours, behavior and health assessments, and a calm atmosphere set in place with a well-trained staff and multiple essential oil diffusers for peace and calm. The team at The Pet Mahal have attained their certifications in dog behavior management, Pet CPR, and First Aid. Lastly, owners receive peace of mind knowing that all dogs must pass a temperament test, so there are never aggressive behaviors on-site.

Charleston, SC (843) 793-7990

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The Wag Factory

Wag Factory is a dog daycare and boarding facility that also offers to groom using an on-site certified professional. It operates out of Charleston and is licensed and insured in the state of South Carolina. On the daycare side, pet owners benefit from being able to watch their dog from “Wagcams,” or through social media channels at any point throughout the day. Pets receive the freedom to play in a staff-supervised facility with an oversized air conditioning unit and plenty of toys and socialization. There is an outdoor play area as well with artificial grass. Customers have responded positively to Wag Factory’s boarding prices as well.

Charleston, SC (843) 225-1924

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