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A win-win for you and your pet: Doggie daycare in Indianapolis

Dogs having fun at doggie daycare

Do you feel guilty about leaving your pup alone all day while you’re at work? Does he fill his alone time by chewing up your brand-new shoes or ripping apart your throw pillows?  Does he have extra energy that can’t be burned up with a quick walk at the end of the day?

If you’ve answered yes to any of these questions, maybe it’s time to consider doggie daycare.

Doggie daycare may sound ridiculous to those who aren’t pet parents, but really, it’s a great solution for a lonely, bored dog. Your dog gets to pal around with doggie friends, and he expends extra energy with plenty of play and exercise. You don’t have to worry about racing home on your lunch hour or after eight hours of work to give him a potty break. And, that gnawing feeling of guilt goes away. It’s a win-win!

How do you find the daycare that perfectly fits your dog? According to Chewy.com, one of the largest pet care suppliers in the U.S., it be can tough to shop and compare since there is little standardization across policies and practices in the industry. Here are some basics to consider:

  • To ensure the health of your dog, look for a daycare that requires proof of vaccination for all its dogs.
  • The dogs in the care of a daycare should ALWAYS be supervised by at least one member of staff.
  • A reputable daycare will require an initial assessment and interview to make sure your dog is a fit for the daycare facility. And this is your chance to make sure the daycare is a good fit for you and your dog.

For one-stop convenience, many daycares offer other services, like boarding, grooming, and training.

We've scoured online reviews and information for great doggie daycares all around Indy. Here are our selections.

BONUS: Scroll down for a list of dog-friendly homes for sale—that is, homes with full backyard fences.

Northwest

Zionsville Country Kennel
5370 S. Indianapolis Rd., Whitestown

Zionsville Country Kennel’s kennel camp features expansive indoor and outdoor play areas. Dogs are grouped with others with similar temperaments and have access to balls, flying discs, and agility equipment. Wading pools and hoses come out in summertime. All dogs are given a midday rest in their own private quarters. ZCK also offers a five-acre bark park, training, and grooming.

Pricing: $29.50/day, $17.50/half-day. Purchase packages at a discounted rate.

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Fetch Academy and Dog Resort
4340 W. 96th St., Ste. 100, Indianapolis

Fetch Academy is a small design with an average size of 30 dogs. A typical stay includes playtime, hourly potty walks, lunchtime snacks, and comfy beds for sleepy pups. Puppy training and overnight boarding is also available.

Pricing: $30/full day, $22/half-day

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PetAgree Fun Lodge
4960 N. County Rd. 900 E., Brownsburg

PetAgree offers hands-on attention from kennel workers, as well as indoor and outdoor playtime with other dogs. Its facilities include large outdoor play yards, covered outdoor play areas with straw bedding, and indoor climate-controlled play areas. Additional services also include grooming and boarding.

Pricing: $20/day

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Carmel

Best Friends Pet Hotel
376 Gradle Dr., Carmel

With an emphasis on socializing and safety, dog campers enjoy fun with toys and play equipment under the watchful eye of certified Doggy Day Camp counselors. Social events like holiday parties are scheduled throughout the year, and pet parents can check in throughout the day via webcam. Other services including boarding, training, and grooming.

Pricing: $23/day, $15/half-day. Purchase packages at a discounted rate.

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The Range Pet Lodge
1045 N. Rangeline Rd., Carmel

The Range Pet Lodge’s doggy daycare includes a 3,800-square-foot play area, play time with human staff and other dogs, equipment to climb on, and time for napping and snacks. The Range also offers boarding, training, and grooming.

Pricing: $30/day, $18/half-day. Purchase packages at a discounted rate.

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Fishers

Paws & Play Dog Resort and Training Center
9001 E. 133rd Pl., Fishers

Paws & Play offers three daycare program options: Group Play, for the dog who loves other dogs and play; Getaway, for more “introverted” dogs who enjoy a quieter day; and Excursion, for high-drive dogs who love to explore and learn. After an assessment, the Paws & Play team will make a daycare program recommendation that will suit your dog’s individual needs. Boarding, grooming, and training are also available.

Pricing: Getaway and Group Play: $25/full day, $18/half-day. Excursion: $40/day. Packages are available.

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PetSuites Pet Resort & Spa
9271 Park East Ct., Fishers

PetSuites offers indoor and outdoor play areas in group and individual settings. The facility includes climate-controlled suites where your pet can eat and rest away from the action. Special programs for puppies and seniors can be added to the daycare experience. Boarding and grooming are also available.

Pricing: $23/day. Purchase packages at a discounted rate.

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Midtown Indy

Puppy Playground
5266 E. 65th St., Indianapolis

Puppy Playground offers cage-free play areas to promote socialization. Dogs are constantly monitored by staff. Dogs can play on obstacles and lounge in splash pools during the summer months. Grooming and boarding are also available.

Pricing: $27.50/full day, $15/half-day.

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Uptown Pup Indy
2112 E. 54th St., Indianapolis

Uptown offers a free-range indoor-outdoor daycare facility with play groups that are intentionally smaller in size. Dogs can play on agility equipment and splash in a pool throughout the day. Bubble time and ball pit time are popular activities, too. Designed to be eco-friendly, Uptown’s facility uses natural cleaners, and provides its guests with holistic treats and locally sourced food. Additional services include one-on-one enrichment sessions, canine fitness, training, grooming, and boarding.

Pricing: $30/full day, $22/half-day. Purchase packages at a discounted rate.

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Downtown Indy

Downtown Doggie
925 E. Vermont St., Indianapolis

Downtown Doggie offers indoor/outdoor free play, water play, socialization, and at least four walks per day. DTD also offers pickup and drop off if you don’t have time to commute to the facility. Other services include training, boarding, bathing and home dog-walking services.

Pricing: $30/day. Purchase packages at a discounted rate.

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Indy Hound
1025 N. New Jersey St., Indianapolis

Indy Hound offers half-day, full-day daycare for your dog. Have your dog’s nails trimmed or coat brushed while he’s there. Additional services also include training, grooming, and boarding.

Pricing: $25/day, $15/half-day. Purchase packages at a discounted rate.

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Tender Loving Pets Doggy Daycare
717 N. Capitol Ave., Indianapolis

Established in 1999, Tender Loving Pets is one of the oldest doggie daycares in Indy. Tender Loving Pets offers supervised play time with “complimentary biscuits, balls, and belly rubs.” Dogs are separated by size into three play areas. Overnight boarding is available. Additional services include walks on the canal, baths, nail trimming, anal gland expression, and massages.

Pricing: $30/full day, $15/half-day. Purchase packages at a discounted rate.

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Avon

Puppy Playground
7224 Rockville Rd., Indianapolis

Puppy Playground offers cage-free play areas to promote socialization. Dogs are constantly monitored by staff. Dogs can play on obstacles and lounge in splash pools during the summer months. Grooming and boarding are also available.

Pricing: $27.50/full day; $15/half-day

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What are your favorite doggie daycare facilities? Let us know in the comments!


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