Doggie Daycares in NYC

Brrrrr! It was 50 degrees last week in New York City but today it’s dropped to 20 degrees. What’s a dog to do? There’s energy to burn and things to pee on but, oh my dog, is it cold out there! The sidewalks feel like ice and the dog parks are empty. Why not enroll your pup in a doggie daycare? There are so many daycare facilities in New York City where your pet can make new friends and run around in the safety of a climate controlled building, get some TLC, and come home tired and happy.

Here’s a few that we’ve found:

Playground Pups is located at 664 Amsterdam Ave in Manhattan over by 92nd street on the upper west side and is open Mon thru Fri from 7:30am to 7:30pm. They offer daycare, boarding, grooming, and training. It’s known as the “neighborhood hangout for your dog” and has a small boutique of handmade clothing so you can pick up a sweater on the way home for your pup. Your dog will play, snooze, wrestle with other dogs, and be safe. The play areas are divided by size and energy level to make sure no dog is intimidated or overwhelmed by others who are more boisterous and rowdy. All dogs that are in their care must be up to date with vaccines and on flea and tick preventative. To enroll your dog, give them a call at 212-362-5221 or email them at [email protected].

Spot is a daycare and boarding facility located downtown in Manhattan at 21 Murray St. You can walk your dog on your way to work and then drop him off for a fun filled day with his buddies. The staff is trained to supervise and watch for signals that all dogs are getting along well and also to help reduce and redirect stress into play energy. It has an outdoor facility as well as indoor and you can log in and watch your dog play with their state of the art webcams. To get more information and enroll your dog with them call 212-374-6900 or visit their website:

D is for Doggy is open Mon thru Fri from 7:30am to 9pm and Sat and Sun from 9am to 9pm for daycare. They are located at 156 W 22nd st between 6th and 7th ave in Manhattan and can be contacted by calling 212-633-0040. Their daycare is clean, safe, and fun. The staff are trained in emergency care and doggie body language. They even have a vet on call in case a dog gets injured playing too rough. You can bring your dog a snack that they will feed him and offer boarding which is cage-free and monitored by staff 24 hours a day. They have 3 rooms that divided by size and energy level to make sure everyone enjoys their day at D is for Doggy. If you have been thinking of enrolling for training classes to enhance the bond between you and your dog, D is for Doggy has a few courses from basic obedience to private one on one sessions. Visit their website to learn more about them:

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