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Dog Daycare


Your pup loves to play and romp around, but you may not always have the time or energy to give your dog the exercise it needs. Dogs that can enjoy daily physical activity are less stressed, happier and healthier! Being able to interact with other canines is also a great way to build social skills for pets of all ages. At The Dog Stop, we focus on providing your furry friend with a spacious indoor/outdoor play area that is supervised at all times by a canine companion.

Our dog daycare is separated by age, play style, energy level and size, so your pup will enjoy a playgroup that feels custom made! Our dogs are provided with structured activities, such as games, puzzle time, and one-on-one time if requested. Pups also have the option to lay down and relax for a lunch break at parents’ request. We offer a full Dog Stop Delights menu for treats, toys, and activities to enjoy during their downtime. It’s our goal to ensure that all of our guests are stimulated both mentally and physically while in our care.

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Dog Daycare Rates

First Dog Add’l Dog
Full Day (Over 6 hours) $36 +$26
Half Day (Up to 6 hours) $24 +$18

Save and Get Extra Perks with a PlayPass!

Full Day Membership First Dog Monthly Cost Add’l Dog Monthly Cost
4 Full Days Basic $108 +$96
8 Full Days Premium $200 +$176
12 Full Days Elite $276 +$252
Unlimited Full Days Premium $465 +$403
To Purchase a PlayPass: 412-361-0911

Half Day Membership First Dog Monthly Cost Add’l Dog Monthly Cost
4 Half Days Basic $88 +$64
8 Half Days Premium $168 +$112
12 Half Days Elite $240 +$144
Unlimited Half Days Premium $420 +$300
To Purchase a PlayPass: 412-361-0911



The key to your dog’s happiness and health is regular exercise and enrichment. Enrichment for dogs means to stimulate their brains through problem solving, playing, chasing, smelling, chewing, and scavenging. At The Dog Stop enrichment is especially important for dogs who can’t go into or don’t enjoy daycare as well as new puppies to work on socialization and introduction to the daycare environment. Through out their time here our Enrichment Specialist works with those dog enrolled in the program engage in activities such as puzzle time, snuffle and lick mats, treadmill time, pond time, flirt pole, and ball pit time. We also offer small and more customized group play for those who are social but just don’t enjoy daycare or who are new to the daycare environment and who we are trying to acclimate to the daycare process. This slower process of introducing younger or less social dogs to daycare helps to make it a healthy and happy transition and allows ample time to figure out if daycare will be an enjoyable experience for them or if they will enjoy continuing with the enrichment program more.

For stand-alone and enrichment packages, with pricing, please click here.


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Dog Boarding

The Dog Stop is here 365 days a year to keep your dog safe and sound while you are away. Treat your pup to an all-inclusive STAYcation at

The Dog Stop®! boarding includes room, bedding, bowls, medication administration, and a full day of play when appropriate. Luxury suites and dog boarding add-ons are also available for those looking to upgrade their dog’s stay even more! No matter the age, size, or breed, we can provide a safe place for your dog that gives them that home away from home feeling.

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Dog Boarding Rates

One Dog Add’l Dog
Standard Kennel $49 +$42

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Add-on Options

Homecoming Baths are available at additional cost.

Please see our Grooming/Spa section for pricing and details for any additional services.


Introducing The Dog Stop’s VIP program!


Is your dog a VIP?

A very independent player, or VIP, cannot participate in group interaction for any number of reasons. Maybe you know your pup won’t excel in a group setting, and want to keep him or her separate. Maybe the staff recognizes your pup prefers solo activities to group play. Either way, VIPs are pups that cannot participate in group interaction. Perhaps they have been involved in altercations or display antagonistic behavior, or maybe your pup is physically compromised or are too stressed in a group setting and enjoy one-on-one attention far more.


How Does the VIP Program Work?

VIP activities are geared towards addressing both physical and mental stimulation. Each dog gets a Lickimat, Kong or Puzzle during the day for additional mental stimulation and rotated into our VIP area throughout the day to stretch their legs and have potty breaks.

Ask a staff member to see a full menu of activities during your next visit or visit here for a sample menu.


What Does the Program Cost and What is Included?

Boarding for VIP dogs will now be $65 per night.

In addition to their normal personalized breaks, your pup will receive two specialized enrichment activities per day (excluding the day of pick up); one geared for physical stimulation and one geared towards mental enrichment. You can either choose these yourself or have staff make recommendations! Here’s a sample menu. Additional activities can always be added a la carte to your pups program for an additional charge.

VIP Rates

First Dog Per Add’l Dog
Full Day $50 +$43
Half Day $40 +$34

More about our VIP program…

What does my VIP pup do all day?   

A better question is “what don’t they do?” VIP activities are geared towards addressing both physical and mental stimulation. Ask your TDS location for a full menu of enrichment activities.  

In addition to their normal personalized breaks, your pup will receive two specialized enrichment activities per day (excluding the day of pick up); one geared for physical stimulation and one geared towards mental enrichment. You can either choose these yourself or have staff make recommendations! Additional activities can always be added a la carte to your pups program for an additional charge.

What’s the best time to drop off my VIP pup?

We highly encourage you to drop off your VIP off during our 10am – 4pm Red Carpet Hours to avoid high traffic in store and to ensure that your pup gets ample time to participate in that days activities. Please make sure to schedule their pickup and dropoff times with staff directly.

What’s the difference between VIP and enrichment?  

Sometimes daycare dogs benefit from a day of one-on-one activity. On those days, they may switch to the enrichment program for the day, and back to daycare on their next visit. While VIP pups participate in the same enrichment activities, they do not have the option to participate in group play.  

How can I sign my dog up for the VIP program? 

Schedule a VIP assessment! We want to make sure you pup is set up for success with our VIP program, so we ask that you schedule a day ahead of time to drop of your dog for us to assess. If the assessment goes well, you can then make VIP daycare and boarding reservations. There are a limited number of VIP spots each day, so RESERVATIONS ARE ALWAYS REQUIRED! Remember, staff retains the right to deny a dog access to the program if there is a concern for staff or the dog’s safety and wellbeing.  

 In addition to the assessment, we’ll also need to see the same vaccinations required of our other daycare and boarding pups: rabies, distemper, and Bordetella. 

The Dog Stop Delights

Enhance your pup’s stay with a selection of snacks, supplements, and services – including bedtime snacks, cuddle time, leash walks, meal additives, calming treats, and more!

Sample Menu

Dog Grooming

At The Dog Stop®, we have created a relaxing, stress-free, spa-like atmosphere where professional groomers pamper your pup with a wide variety of different services available. The Dog Stop® offers full-service grooms, baths, shed-reduction treatment, teeth brushing, nail trims, nail grinds, and more. Our dog groomers are patient and loving and have experience in a variety of cuts and grooming procedures. The comfort and safety of your dog are our priority!

Full-Service Dog Groom

Includes soothing shampoo, haircut, blow-dry, ears checked and cleaned, nails trimmed, anal glands checked, and a bandana.
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Full-Service Bath

Includes soothing shampoo, blow-dry, ears checked and cleaned, anal glands checked, and a bandana.
Prices start at $40 for small dogs*

  • Small Dog: $40
  • Medium Dog: $45
  • Large Dog: $50
  • XL Dog: $55

*Please Note: Prices can increase due to size of dog, condition of coat, behavior, scissor cuts, or feces removal.

Exit Bath

  • Small Dog: $25
  • Medium Dog: $30
  • Large Dog: $35
  • XL Dog: $40

Individual Services

  • Nail Trim: $15
  • Nail Grind: $20
  • Teeth Cleaning: $15
  • Anal Glands: $15
  • Ear Cleaning : $15
  • Ear Plucking: $20
  • Paw Balm: $5

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In-Home Service

Our in-home services program allows your pet to enjoy the comfort of their home without the feeling of being lonely. Our trained professionals can give the specialized care your pup needs, including all the belly rubs, walks, and behind-the-ear scratches. Service offerings include dog walking, pet sitting, home visits, pet transportation, and more.

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In-Home Services

Type of Service Cost
Dog Walk $22
Double Dog Walk $30
Triple Dog Walk $35
One Hour Walk $35
Check in $25
One Hour Check In $35
Overnight-Up to 2 dogs $60 per night
Overnight-More than 2 dogs $60 per night + $10 each add’l dog
Hourly Sitting $35 first hour
Hourly Sitting over an hour $35 first hour + $20 each addd’l hour
Pick-ups within 2 miles $15
Pickups over 2 miles $15 + $5 add’l mile up to 5 miles
Pickups over 5 miles Custom Pricing


The Dog Stop® is committed to carrying products that will keep pets safe and healthy. Our retail store features premium foods, supplements, treats, chews and toys. Every brand of food we carry ranks a minimum of three stars, and many are limited-ingredient, grain and gluten-free, easily digested, and some are even made with human-grade ingredients. Whether it be a specific product for puppies, seniors, breeds, special diets, or allergy avoidance, we have what you are looking for. Retail experts are present to help you choose the product best suited for your pet. Can’t find what you are looking for? Our experts can order it to the store for you!

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