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Top 5 Dog Daycares in Dallas

Criteria and Considerations

Experience – We looked for daycares that have experience hosting dogs of different breeds and sizes. 
Reputation – We chose companies that had a healthy track record of delighted customers.
Cleanliness and Safety – We looked for facilities that had clean and comfortable spaces for pets to play or rest in.
Comfortability – We only chose facilities with employees who know exactly how to calm anxious or scared pets. 
Licenses and Permits – We only included companies that had all the necessary licenses and permits to operate a pet daycare in the city.
Amenities and Services – We looked for facilities that offered services that meet a dog’s needs, e.g., water, food, restrooms, pet first aid, etc.

1. Smart Dog Dallas

Smart Dog Dallas Homepage

Location: 326 Rock Island St, Dallas, TX 75207 

Website: https://smartdogdallas.com/ 

Contact Details: (214) 884-7529 | [email protected] 

Operating Hours: 7:00 am to 6:30 pm (Monday to Friday);  9:00 am to 11:00 am | 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm (Saturday and Sunday)

Services: Daycare, Boarding, Chauffeur, Training, Grooming, etc.

Google reviews score4.9/5
Facebook reviews score4.9/5
Yelp reviews score4.5/5
Total reviews4.5/5
Score consistency4.5/5
Experience4/5
Reputation4/5
Cleanliness and Safety5/5
Comfortability4.5/5
Licenses and Permits5/5
Amenities and Services4.5/5

Pros

  • Open seven days a week
  • Dedicated parking spaces for customers
  • Friendly and attentive staff
  • Doesn’t discriminate against large dog breeds

Cons

  • Dog kennels sometimes have a pungent odor

The first and most notable thing about Smart Dog Dallas is that they’re one of the most inclusive places we’ve worked with so far. They don’t discriminate against other dog breeds; additionally, they work with dogs of all shapes and sizes. 

As long as they have the right temperament, that is. 

We’ve talked to their personnel and we find them cheerful and attentive on the phone. They can help you get your little furbaby an appointment for a fun-filled afternoon at their dog daycare. 

They’re also quite open to answering your questions or inquiries – whatever they may be. 

Navigating to their facility is quite easy. You can drive or take the bus over and you won’t have trouble locating their storefront. 

They also have parking spaces available outside, so you don’t have to worry about parking too far down the road. 

We love how organized and clean the entire daycare is: from the lobby down to the dog kennels. We also appreciate how attentive and caring the staff is to the dogs in the facility. 

Your dog is given lots of food, toys, and love when they visit Smart Dog Dallas. Still, some clients haven’t been all that impressed by this company’s services. 

According to one of our survey participants, there are days when the kennels smell strongly of dog urine and feces. Thankfully, they never smelled that way when we were there. 

However, if some clients have experienced this situation, it’s probably ideal that the facility does something about it ASAP.

2.  Underdog Kennels

Underdog Kennels Homepage

Location: 7129 Harry Hines Blvd, Dallas, TX 75235 

Website: https://underdog-kennels.com/

Contact Details: (214) 724-9071 | [email protected] 

Operating Hours: 7:00 am to 11:00 am | 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm (Monday to Friday); 8:00 am to 10:00 am (Saturday); 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm (Sunday)

Services: Daycare, Boarding, Grooming

Google reviews score4.8/5
Facebook reviews score4.9/5
Yelp reviews score4.5/5
Total reviews4/5
Score consistency4/5
Experience4/5
Reputation4.8/5
Cleanliness and Safety5/5
Comfortability5/5
Licenses and Permits5/5
Amenities and Services5/5

Pros

  • 7+ years of experience
  • Big outdoor area
  • Unique dog menu
  • Clean and comfortable facilities

Cons

  • Can’t book an appointment through the phone

The thing we like about Underdog Kennels is that they have a big outdoor area where dogs can run around and have fun. It’s never healthy to keep your little fur babies in a tight space, like a cage for too long, so the outdoor setting is a welcome change. 

We love how accommodating their staff is, especially on the first visit. They help make your check-in and check-out the smoothest experience – which is why we love this place for dog daycare. 

They have a divine dog menu full of nummy treats for your little furbaby. You simply have to order it and the caretakers will make sure your dog gets the food during snack time. 

Everything in the facility is clean, from the lobby to the dog kennels. So, if you’re also looking for dog boarding on top of dog daycare, Underdog Kennels is a great choice to consider. 

There is one thing that we believe they can improve on, however. 

When booking their services, you can simply do it on the phone. You’ll have to register online through their website sign-up form, which we find is sometimes unavailable or unresponsive. 

It would have been nice if they made it easier for clients to get their services over the phone.

3. Camp Bow Wow

Camp Bow Wow Homepage

Location: 13730 Floyd Cir, Dallas, TX 75243

Website: https://www.campbowwow.com/ 

Contact Details: (214) 575-9663 | [email protected] 

Operating Hours: 7:00 am to 7:00 pm (Monday to Friday); 8:00 am to 7:00 pm (Saturday); 8:00 am to 11:00 am | 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm (Sunday)

Services: In-Home Pet Care, Grooming, Daycare, Boarding

Google reviews score4.8/5
Facebook reviews score4.9/5
Birdeye reviews score4/5
Total reviews4/5
Score consistency4/5
Experience4.8/5
Reputation4.8/5
Cleanliness and Safety4/5
Comfortability4.5/5
Licenses and Permits5/5
Amenities and Services5/5

Pros

  • 20+ years of experience
  • Live webcam feed that you can watch on mobile
  • Accessible and clean facilities
  • Open seven days a week

Cons

  • Expensive
  • Can’t always accommodate bigger dogs

Camp Bow Wow isn’t the biggest dog daycare, making it a perfect choice for smaller dog breeds. They’ve been in business since 2001, which makes us believe they’re one of the most experienced providers in the city. 

Their facility is quite accessible to pet owners all over Dallas. You can ride the bus or drive your car to the facility and not have trouble finding the daycare, since it’s visible from the main road. 

For particularly fussy pet owners, you don’t have to worry about not knowing what your pet is doing while you’re away. Camp Bow Wow has web cams recording your fur baby’s every move while they’re under the facility’s care. 

You can access this video feed on your phone or laptop whenever you wish. That way you can also monitor your pet’s well-being the whole time. 

Food, water, and toys are available to your dogs at all times. There’s also an in-house trainer available to teach your dogs tricks to wow the crowd back home. 

While Camp Bow Wow is truly an amazing place to leave your dog for the day, they’re also quite expensive. 

An entire day at their facility can cost a little over $20 – which is more than what you’d spend in other facilities. If you’re on a tight budget, you might want to check out other providers on this list. 

4. Dog City

Dog City Homepage

Location: 2320 N Houston St #150, Dallas, TX 75219, United States

Website: https://www.dogcity.pet/ 

Contact Details: (469) 250-7322 | [email protected] 

Operating Hours: 7:00 am – 8:00 pm (Monday to Friday); 9:00 am – 5:00 pm (Saturday); 9:00 am – 11:00 am | 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm (Sunday)

Services: Daycare, Dog Walking, Boarding, Grooming, Training, Birthday Parties, etc. 

Google reviews score4.8/5
Facebook reviews score4.8/5
Yelp reviews score4/5
Total reviews3/5
Score consistency4/5
Experience4/5
Reputation4.8/5
Cleanliness and Safety4.8/5
Comfortability5//5
Licenses and Permits5/5
Amenities and Services5/5

Pros

  • Great place to hold events
  • Gives pet owners regular pet “report cards”
  • Provides customers with live feeds of their dogs online

Cons

  • Can sometimes smell unclean or pungent

Looking for a facility that keeps you in the loop at all times? Dog City offers a variety of ways pet owners can keep track of their little fur babies, even while they’re away doing chores. 

Fur parents can watch their pets through the live online feed Dog City provides its clients. On top of that, you will also receive daily “report cards” from their staff.

This updates you on your pet’s behavior in the facility, as well as their fondness for certain activities and games. 

Snacks and toys are always available for your dogs. So, you never have to worry about your pet going hungry while you’re away picking up groceries. 

Dog City is a wonderful place to hold events for your dogs – and yes – this includes birthday parties. Dog City has hosted dozens of events and almost all of them were successful. 

There were some that caused customers to complain about certain aspects of the facility, especially when it came to its cleanliness and smell. 

Luckily, we never encountered this type of situation during any of our visits. On the contrary, they were always quite clean and fresh-smelling when we were there. 

Still, it pays to be careful when it comes to this sort of thing. Thus, we highly recommend you drop in for a trial before making a full commitment to the facility. 

5. Paw Lofts

Paw Lofts Homepage

Location: 1359 Medical District Drive, Dallas, TX 75207

Website: https://www.pawlofts.com/ 

Contact Details: (214) 396-9693 | [email protected] 

Operating Hours: 6:00 am to 7:00 pm (Monday to Friday); 8:00 am to 11:00 am, 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm (Saturday and Sunday)

Services: Pet Boarding, Dog Daycare, Dog Grooming, Dog Training

Google reviews score4.8/5
Facebook reviews score4.9/5
Yelp reviews score4.5/5
Total reviews3/5
Score consistency4/5
Experience4/5
Reputation4.8/5
Cleanliness and Safety5/5
Comfortability5/5
Licenses and Permits5/5
Amenities and Services4.5/5

Pros

  • Open seven days a week
  • Professionally trained staff 
  • Controlled playgroups
  • Dedicated caretakers for each playgroup

Cons

  • Expensive

This next facility has been around since 2016 – not as long as the other providers; however, they’re currently one of the most popular and most reliable dog daycare facilities in the city. 

They have both indoor and outdoor play areas; perfect for pet parents who are particular about where they want their pets to play. 

On top of that, they also have professionally-trained staff monitoring the pets for safety. Dog parents never have to worry about their pets getting bullied by other dogs. 

While there have been minor cases of aggression between dogs from time to time, fights are always dispersed as soon as they are spotted. So you don’t have to worry about your dogs acquiring major injuries during their stay at the daycare. 

Pets are placed in playgroups of 15 dogs. This makes it easier for caretakers to keep track of everyone in the group. 

Everything about this dog daycare is absolutely amazing, from the lobby to the kennels. Unfortunately, there is a catch to their great services. 

A day at Paw Lofts can cost almost $30 –  which is a lot of money, even for our tastes. It would be nice if they offered discounts for first-time customers. 

It would make it much more enticing to go, despite the high prices. 

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