Our core philosophy focuses on a lot of playtime and exercise for every pup in carefully selected playgroups. We understand not everyone has the time to give their dogs the exercise they need. Dogs that join us for daycare enjoy spacious indoor/outdoor supervised group play areas.

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At The Dog Stop®, dogs are separated according to age, size, temperament and activity level. Dogs who are registered and have met our requirements can participate in day care any time. No reservations required!


Single Day Each Add’l Dog
Full Day (Over 6 hours) $28.00 $17.00
Half Day (Up to 6 hours) $17.00 $12.00
Hourly $6.00 $4.00
Package Price Savings Each Add’l Dog
5 day package $130.00 $2/day $75.00
10 day package $250.00 $3/day $150.00
20 day package $460.00 $5/day $260.00
Package Price Savings Each Add’l Dog
5 half-day package $80.00 $1/day $50.00
10 half-day package $150.00 $2/day $100.00
20 half-day package $280.00 $3/day $175.00
Package Price Breakdown Each Add’l Dog
Yearly Daycare Pass* $5,000.00 $12.78/day $4,000.00
6 Month Daycare Pass** $3,500.00 $13.88/day $2,500.00

What is required for my dog to play/stay at The Dog Stop?

The safety and health of your pet is our first concern. Our The Dog Stop® Play/Stay contract includes a personality profile so we have basic information about your dog’s temperament and match him with the right playmates. All boarding dogs that participate in daycare must demonstrate adequate social skills and the ability to play safely. On the first overnight stay at The Dog Stop®, we will evaluate your dog’s interactions with other guests. If we find your dog isn’t daycare friendly, he will instead receive personal playtime from our canine companions.

Prior to boarding and/or daycare, you must provide proof of the following vaccinations from your vet:

  • Bordetella – Up to date vaccinations
  • Parvovirus & Distemper – Up to date vaccinations
  • Rabies – Up to date vaccinations

Please be advised that it is the owner’s responsibility to know when the vaccines expire, and to bring in an updated copy of the records when needed.

We also require that your dog be on a regular flea and tick prevention program, such as Frontline or Advantage. (Flea Powders/Collars are not acceptable, with the exception of the Seresto Collar).

Dogs over 7 months must be spayed or neutered in order to participate in daycare, however they may still be boarded.


Doggie Daycare at The Dog Stop in Wilmington DE

If your dog is displaying undesirable behavior, acting out, chewing on furniture, or refusing to mind, he or she may be bored. Bored dogs can end up getting into a lot of trouble on their own, especially if you have to leave them when you go to work or while you run errands. At The Dog Stop, we offer a fun and safe place for your pet to romp and exercise as much as he or she wants! Our large and spacious play areas at our dog daycare facility can suit all breeds of any age or size.

  • We always supervise the group play rooms. In addition, each dog is given a temperament test before he or she is allowed to interact with other canines off leash.
  • No matter the age, bring your dog! We have a puppy daycare option for the younger and smaller breeds too. We keep everyone separated by size so no one gets hurt or intimidated.
  • Social interaction with other canines is a very important skill for all dogs to learn. It keeps them happy, builds bonds, and lets them know what sort of behavior is acceptable in the dog world.
  • Live Webcams so you can check in to see your pup at play all day long.