Doggy Day Care
Doggy Day Care has been designed as a safe place for your dog to socialise, to learn to play politely, make friends and learn basic manners such as recall, sit and name recognition.
Your dog will be fully supervised with at least one carer in each area with them at all times.
Our carers will supervise and reward appropriate play, behaviours and manners. We have play equipment, toys and desensitisation sessions that will help your dogs to explore, learn and gain confidence, as well as life skills that will help them outside in the their every day lives.
Cost (Prices valid from 1st July 2019 to 30th June 2020)
|2 Hour Pop-In or Intro Session||2 Hour Pass|
|Need to go shopping and don’t want to leave your dog at home? Why not do a pop in session, go shopping AND have a coffee!!|
|½ Day – 6 Hours||Full Day – 12 Hours||11 Day Pass (1)||22 Day Pass (2)|
|SPECIAL OFFER: 5 Passes!||5 ½ Day Pass(3)||5 Full Day Pass (3)|
1 – 11 visit passes are valid for 3 months from the date of purchase.
2 – 22 visit passes are valid for 5 months from the date of purchase.
3 – Special offer passes must be used within the month of purchase, e.g. 20th Nov – 19th Aug.
2 hour pop in – anytime before 10.30am (all new dogs please aim to arrive prior to 9.30am so that we can help settle your dog quickly)
6 hour (Half day) – anytime before 10.30am (all new dogs please aim to arrive prior to 9.30am so that we can help settle your dog quickly)
12 hours (Full day) – anytime before 10.30am (all new dogs please aim to arrive prior to 9.30am so that we can help settle your dog quickly)
Should you be unable to arrive as per the above times, please call reception to discuss your needs – 9397 3044
Pick Up Times
Unlike many doggy day care centres, our reception is manned at all times and you are welcome to collect your fur-kid at any time of the day (before 7pm!).
What To Bring
Current C5 Vaccination Certificate
Lead (Non-retractable – they’re messy and unsafe!)
Flat Collar – preferably a snap collar (No correction or martingale collars please – material martingale collars are accepted for all sight hounds)
Lunch – If your pup is under 16 weeks or your dog still requires lunch please bring your lunch in a labeled plastic container and we will return it to you washed, at he end of your dogs stay
Your dog! (dont laugh, it happens every now and then!!!)
Note: Owners must complete the online profile and sign the terms and conditions agreement (also online), found here… – and for dogs who have not completed a training course with us, their temperament will be assessed during their first day care session with us.
We must ensure that your dog is suitable for a day care environment, which will keep all dogs safe and happy. As we dont charge for your assessment, we ask that you be available to collect your dog on his first day should he not be coping.
Please note – doggy day care is not suitable for all dogs. It can be a fast paced, excitng and overwhelming environment – for some dogs, this is too much action. We’ll be honest with our assessment. If your dog is not happy during doggy day care we’ll suggest solo or group dog walks, home visits with us (we have super exciting home alone packs to bring along) or we might even suggest popping puppy on your couch at home, turning the TV on for them and heading off to work. Some dogs are happiest at home! When your dog is happy, we’re happy!
Hairy Hounds Playground offers a valet service with morning pick up, evening drop off – or both – for your convenience. Valet service areas and pricing are indicated on the map below. Click on the image for a larger view.
We offer a valet service to Albert Park, Altona, Altona Meadows, Altona North, Ascot Vale, Braybrook, CBD, Docklands, Flemington, Footscray, Kensington, Kingsville, Maidstone, Maribyrnong, Middle Park, Moonee Ponds, Newport, North Melbourne, Port Melbourne, Seddon, South Bank, South Kingsville and South Melbourne
** We ask for a window of a 1 hour time frame when booking your valet time. Please advise us of the time that you need to leave and we’ll be there (traffic dependent!). Although many owners need to be home as they live in apartments, we can also access your dog through an unlocked gate or we can safely hold on to a key.