So your friends are all off having babies while you’re just wondering where the heck to send your dog to day care in Perth? You’re our kinda people!
If you’re not lucky enough to be able to bring your puppy to work with you, it doesn’t mean they have to spend all day at home pining for you to walk back through those mystery doors which lead to the outside world. There are plenty of amazing doggy day care joints in Perth that would happily take on your dog’s wagging tail for the day, and some include treats, bubbles, and grooming (just to make your life even easier).
Here’s where to send your dog to day care in Perth.
Barks In The Park
Open Monday to Friday from 7am to 6pm, Barks In The Park is like Disneyland for your doggo. They’ve got plenty of indoor and outdoor play zones for your pooch to enjoy and they even offer discounts if you’re a frequent visitor. Dog washing and clipping can be arranged for an extra fee and they run Freshen Up Fridays where your pet will be cleaned, blow dried and ready to step into the weekend in style, all for just $20. Barks In The Park also offers a pet wedding attendant service, so you can include your fluff ball in your big day without having to worry about getting them to and from the ceremony—genius!
Le Petit Doggy Daycare
If your pupper is 12 kilos or less, then book them in to Le Petit Doggy Daycare toot sweet! With all the comforts of a Parisian home, Le Petit is open Monday to Friday from 7:30am to 5:30pm, so your dog can have plenty of fun playing with its similar sized fur-friends. And, if you aren’t able to spend your pups birthday with them, this is the place to send them for an awesome paw-party.
Paw Pals Day Care
Enrolling your dog at Paw Pals Day Care in Bassendean will ensure their days spent without you will be happy ones. With different spaces to explore, some agility equipment and cosy hideaways for your pooch to take a nap, Paw Pals is open Tuesday to Friday from 7am to 6pm. And good news, if your pup rolled around in a few mud puddles on the weekend, they can also take care of washing them for an added fee.
The Pampered Pooch Motel
Definitely one of the more affordable doggy day care options in Perth, The Pampered Pooch Motel charges $15 for one dog per day (and $20 for two dogs). There are plenty of wide open, grassy spaces for your dog to run around in with its paw-friends and even some splash pools to jump in on those long, hot summer days (so bring a towel). Plus, all day care clients can take part in free group training classes with The Pampered Pooch’s resident animal behaviourist.
Central Bark Dog Daycare
Your dog will love playing in the indoor and outdoor spaces at Central Bark Dog Daycare in Wangara. Outside there are lots of hidey holes to explore and hoses and sprinklers for some fun water play, and the qualified animal welfare crew here also provide hydrobath and grooming services. Open Monday to Friday from 7:30am to 6pm, prices start at $25 for a half day and $40 for a full day.
West Coast Pet Care Centre
$49.90 at West Coast Pet Care Centre gets your dog plenty of love and care from 7am to 7pm, a 30 minute country hike, three interactive playtimes and two tasty treats daily—does life as a pooch get any better than this? They also offer half day care which includes a 30 minute hike, one interactive play time and one treat for $33.45. Sounds too good to be true, but it’s not!
We wish we got to go to daycare at K9 Playtime in Jandakot, there are so many cute puppers there on the reg. Plus, your pup’s first visit is free—bonus! They take bookings for full and half days, offer discounts if you’re a regular, as well as full grooming packages and tidy ups.
BooBoo’s Doggy Day Care
We have love heart eyes for BooBoo’s Doggy Day Care in Landsdale. They’ve got three sections—divided into teeny tots, mad hatters and a chill zone—so no matter your dog’s size or temperament, you’re covered. With ball pools, climbing equipment, sand pits, paddle pools and plenty of toys, your dog is in for a barking good time. Plus, your pooch can have its play and be cleaned too in the pamper zone, with full grooming packages available for all sizes. And pups between the ages of eight and 16 months can get their first groom experience free!
Kalmpets Dog Day Care
Vet behaviourist Dr Kate Lindsey runs Kalmpets Dog Day Care in Balcatta—aka a “sensory paradise for dogs”. Made up of a home room, exercise zone, splash space, sensory tool school, agility school, zen den, relief station (bathroom) and a pup space, Kalmpets is open 7am to 6pm on weekdays, but it’s likely your pooch will never want to leave.
Billy’s Day-Care For Dogs
Billy’s Day-Care For Dogs is a 600 square metre indoor and outdoor space equipped with all the fun things dogs love, like spray mists, splash pools, toys, games, sensory items and comfy beds. On top of all that, your pooch will get the undivided attention of Billy’s qualified staff. Open 6:30am to 6:30pm Monday to Friday, enrol now!
K9to5 Dog Day Care & Grooming
When it comes to puppy play, K9to5 Dog Day Care are the pros. They’ve got sandpits, shell pools, balls, bubbles, rope toys and tunnels for your pooch to enjoy all day long. And when they get snoozy they can take their pick from the warm, cosy beds, crates and couches on offer. K9to5 is open Monday to Friday from 7am to 5:30pm, and also offer full grooming, vet and pet taxi services.
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Barks In The Park | Image credit: Elle Borgward