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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.

thePlus, did we mention our SPLASH PARK? Maybe it’s because we’re saving the best for last. It’s 2,000 square fee of watery fun, with a gushing tennis ball, to a sprinkling fire hydrant and much more! We use 100% fresh water with no chemicals. The splash park is fully enclosed and supervised at all times. Whether you’re looking to enhance your dog’s stay with us, or to cool them off on a hot summer day, they’re sure to have lots of fun.

1-Hour Splash Pass: $15                Season Pass: $295

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Dog Daycare Rates

Single Day Per Additional Dog
Check out our PlayPass above to save!
Full Day (Over 6 hours) $36 +$26
Half Day (Up to 6 hours) $24 +$18

Save and Get Extra Perks with a PlayPass!

Type of Membership First Dog Monthly Cost Add’l Dog Monthlyl Cost Add’l Savings
4 Days Basic $108 ($27 / day) $96
8 Days Premium $200 ($25 / day) $176 +5% off services/retail
12 Days Elite $276 ($23 / day) $252 +7.5% off services/retail
Unlimited Days Premium $465 ($15.50 / day) $403 +10% off services/retail
To Purchase a PlayPass: or dial (412) 319-7508

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.

Individualized Care
We are happy to administer any medication, as well as follow any special dietary needs at no extra cost to you.

Vaccination Requirements
Prior to boarding and/or daycare you must provide proof of current Parvovirus & Distemper.
Bordetella, and Rabies vaccinations

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Dog Boarding Rates

1st Dog Per Additional Dog
Standard Kennel $55 +$50
Standard Kennel VIP $65 +$60
Luxury Kennel $89 +$50
Luxury Kennel VIP $99 +$60

Come Home to a Clean Pup!

Add-on Options

Homecoming Baths are available at additional cost. FREE with stays of 7+ nights!
Please see our Grooming/Spa section for pricing and details for any additional services.

Homecoming Bath Rates

Small Dogs (up to 24lbs) Medium (25 to 49 lbs) Large (50 to 74lbs) XL (75lb and over)
$15 $20 $25 $30

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 full service bath, haircut, blow-dry, ears checked and cleaned, nails trimmed, anal glands checked upon request, and a bandana.
Prices start at $60+*


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Full-Service Dog Groom Rates

Small Dogs (up to 24lbs) Medium (25 to 49 lbs) Large (50 to 74lbs) XL (75lb and over)
$60 $75 $90 $115

Full-Service Bath

Includes soothing shampoo, blow-dry, ears checked and cleaned, anal glands checked upon request, and a bandana.
Prices start at $40* for small dogs, $80* for extra large dogs.

  • Add a de-shedding treatment, starting at an additional $30

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

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Full-Service Bath Rates

Small Dogs (up to 24lbs) Medium (25 to 49 lbs) Large (50 to 74lbs) XL (75lb and over)
$40 $50 $65 $80

Individual Services

  • Bubble Bath – $30+
  • Nail Trim – $15
  • Nail Grind – $20
  • Ear Cleaning – $7
  • Anal Glands – $12
  • Brush Out – $10 / per 15 minutes

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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. Some example activities include Pupparazzi Shoots, Bottle Service, Spin Class, & Red Carpet Promenades.

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 $70 per night for a standard kennel or $90 a night for a luxury kennel.

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 Daycare Rates

First Dog Per Add’l Dog
Full Day $51 +$41
Half Day $39 +$33

Treat Your Pup Like A VIP – Save with PlayPass

  • No Long-Term Contract
  • Freeze/Cancel Anytime
  • Multi-Dog Discount Available

Call to purchase (412) 319-7508

VIP PlayPass Monthly Membership

Type of Membership First Dog Monthly Cost Add’l Savings
4 Days VIP Basic $123 ($30.75 / day)
8 Days VIP Premium $215 ($26.88 / day) 5% Off Other Services
12 Days VIP Elite $291 ($24.25 / day) 7.5% Off Other Services
Unlimited VIP Platinum $480 ($16 / day) 10% Off Other Services

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. 



From puppy socialization to house manners to trick training and everything in between, The Dog Stop® offers a variety of training services. Training formats vary from group training classes to one-on-one lessons to training during boarding or daycare visits. Our trainers use positive reinforcement only.

  • Boot Camp: $650 for 1 week, $1,300 for 2 weeks

  • Play/Stay & Train: 30-minute for $40

    Custom tailored training sessions while your dog is in daycare or boarding with us. Play/Stay and train includes an evaluation by our trainer, 30-minute training session and a follow-up lesson.

  • Meet and Greet: 30-minute session for $40

    Unsure or apprehensive on how your dog will do or where your dog fits in? A Meet and Greet is the perfect way for our trainer to evaluate your dog’s behavior and point/guide you in the proper direction.

  • Group Obedience Training: $200 for 5 sessions (sessions are 1hr./once a week)

    Puppy Beginner and Puppy Advanced (12 weeks – 8 months) (2-4 dog limit)
    Adult Beginner and Adult Advanced (8 months and older) (2-4 dog limit)

  • Group Agility Training: $200 for 5 sessions (sessions are 1hr./once a week)

    Beginner Agility (on leash) | Advanced Agility (off leash)

  • Canine Good Citizen Course: $200 for 5 sessions (sessions are 1hr. /once a week)

    Geared towards pet parents who are interested in furthering their dogs training.
    This strict course focuses on 10 specific test items

  • Private Obedience Lessons:

    • In-House: $125 per 1hr. session / 4 for $400 / 6 for $525<\li>
    • On-Site: $100 per 1hr. session / 4 for $320 / 6 for $450<\li>

    A private one-on-one session at The Doq Stop that is custom tailored to the pet parent’s specific needs and or goals. This could include Agility, Scent detection, Obedience and or Re-call training. Private sessions are also utilized to address more serious issues such as desensitization, aggression and fear or separation anxiety.

  • Behavior modification session

    A private session at The Dog Stop Training Center that is customized to address serious needs such as aggression, fear or separation anxiety. Please consult with the training staff before requesting this type of appointment.

In-home and on-location training available.

About Our Trainer

Hello, my name is Jacob K. Riley. I’ve been a positive reinforcement dog trainer for over 5 years. I have two wonderful dogs named Tank (7-vear-old beagle mix) and Moose (1 vear old Bernese mountain dog. My training philosophy revolves around building a bond between you and your dog through enrichment, mental stimulation and communication. I offer group. private, agility, recall and in-home training to accommodate the individual needs of dogs and their families. My positive reinforcement role in the training process is to empower vou to grow alongside your dog with structure and support!

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Pet Retail

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!

Stop in today to see what you can find for your fur baby!

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