Dog Daycare for the Wairarapa
Our dog daycare is All About fun for your dog & peace of mind for you
“ We do things waaaay different around here! ”
Our specialised approach to doggie daycare
We keep things small
Unlike typical warehouse-style dog daycares, we keep our numbers very small. We like to really get to know each dog so we can customize the perfect day for every dog guest.
Run by a certified dog trainer
This huge advantage keeps our daycare running safely and smoothly, providing you with extra peace of mind. Plus you know your dog is always practicing her best behaviour.
Lots of basic manners practice
We sprinkle basic manners throughout the day, learning sit to say please or hello, polite door manners, and alternatives to barking. This creates a safe, calm environment for lots of fun.
All-day play has been shown to cause stress, conflicts, and behaviour issues. So we balance small group play with naptime, chewtime, and one-on-one play and cuddles with staff.
Customised to your dog
Every dog is different. Some are high energy, some are low. Some are super social and others easily overwhelmed. We make sure your dog’s day is just right for her, every day.
Clean & tidy
With lots of outdoor space, our guests learn to potty outside, where we quickly clean up all deposits. This, and our small numbers, helps us avoid the typical dog daycare stinkies.
“ I’m on the high energy side myself. Daycare really helps chill me out! ”
What you can expect:
1. Your dog will have a great day
That’s our job—to show your dog a wonderful time.
2. You’ll have an easy evening
If you currently live with a dog who bounces off walls, you’ll love the behaviour change that good exercise and mental stimulation can bring.
Imagine how much easier it is to live with a dog who’s as tired at the end of the day as you are!
How our dog daycare service works:
STEP 1: Free Meet & Greet
Daycare, even our small, boutique approach, isn’t right for all dogs. We want to make sure your dog truly enjoys his time with us, so we’ll start with a free Meet & Greet to get to know him and make sure we’re a great fit.
STEP 2: Choose & book your dog’s play level
Your dog can spend a full day with us or just join us for half.
Full Day of Dog Daycare: $25
Half Day of Dog Daycare: $15
STEP 3: Drop your dog off to play, then enjoy your day
Focus at work or play, knowing your dog is in loving, professional hands and having a great time.
STEP 4: Enjoy a calmer, easier dog in the evening
Your dog should be pretty pooped by the time he gets home, and ready to relax, so you’re probably off the hook for that evening walk at the end of your long day!
PLEASE NOTE: To play with us, your dog must be:
- Microchipped with up-to-date contact information
- Council registered
- Wearing a flat collar with tags displaying current contact info
- Up-to-date with flea and worm treatment
- Current on their DHP and infectious canine cough vaccination (Please bring records to your Meet & Greet)
Our boutique-style daycare means limited spaces, so bookings are essential.
Meet our owner/trainer, April Williams
You’re going to love this!
Most people think dog daycare is great for the dogs, and it is. But what people often don’t realize—until they try it—is how great doggie daycare is for dog parents, too! Our daycare clients often tell us what an incredible difference regularly sending their dogs to daycare makes on their dogs’ behaviour. They talk about how nice it is to live with a calmer dog, and to be free of the guilt of leaving their dog home alone all day. You’ll most notice the difference in the evenings of your daycare days, when we’ve sent your dog home tired and happy. She’ll be as ready as you are to chill out after a long day of fun with us!
Learn more about April and her professional credentials.
A message from our mascot, Wallie
Why Dogs Love Daycare & You Should, Too
A poem by Wallie
Dogs love daycare because we love to play
in the morning and throughout the day.
I suppose there’s no real surprise there,
as we have nary a worldly care.
But daycare is great for our people, too,
for more reasons than just one or two.
There’s no need to feel guilty at work all day,
when you know your dog is hard at play.
Neighbors complaining about noise pollution?
Dog daycare is the perfect solution.
And if your dog is afraid to be left alone,
dog daycare is the perfect bone.
So if your dog could use some fun,
Don’t walk to daycare—run!