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Dog Daycare: All Day Play

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Pookie and Bogey get some exercise: lots of outdoor fun and fresh air keep our dog daycare guests happy!

Dogs are social animals and enjoy being part of the pack. They simply love to play together! At Paws & Pals, your dog will get to have fun with furry friends of the same size and personality. Our daycare guests get to play up to 5-6 hours each day. Our boarding guests enjoy at least 5 to 6 hours per day of fun group play or activity supervised by our caring and professional staff.

Daycare is a tremendous benefit to dogs and their owners. Many people simply don’t have the time to properly exercise their dogs due to long work hours and increasing commute times. Dogs need a positive channel for their energy and Paws & Pals’ six indoor and outdoor areas provide the ideal environment for having fun! Our web cams allow you check in on the action anytime. Having played all day, your dog will be ready to relax in its private suite or with you comfortably on the couch at home.

Ready to make reservations? Click here or call 952-447-3644!

Add-On Resort Activities:

  • One-on-One playtime: A game of fetch with a ball or frisbee, chasing bubbles or other fun games
  • Extra Workout time: A running session or a brisk walk for high energy dogs
  • Gentle walk: A casual stroll around the neighborhood, lots of time for sniffing
  • Cuddle time: Lots of extra affection mixed with some cuddling, extra brushing or a story
  • Bedtime story: Cozy comfort and personal attention before settling in for the night
  • Special Treat: Your choice of Ice Cream break, Frozen Kong or Bizzy Bonz toy with treat
  • Refresher Obedience Training: 15-20 minute basic obedience or tricks with positive reinforcement


New Daycare Customers: The first step in getting started is to schedule an Evaluation Day. Evaluation Day is a free four-hour period where you drop off your dog to be slowly introduced to our facility, staff and some doggie friends. We typically host Evaluation Days at certain times on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays. To schedule an Evaluation, email or call us at 952-447-3644. If your dog passes the evaluation, we will then schedule your reservation.

Looking for the Daycare Webcam? Daycare is available from 7am – 7pm.
Typical Playtimes: 7am – 9:30am, 12pm – 3pm, 3:30pm – 7pm


2019 Daycare Games


About The Dog Gurus and Daycare Games: Paws & Pals Pet Resort is one of the inaugural members of The Dog Gurus and we have maintained our each year since then. We were a Dog Daycare Games participant in the inaugural 2015 event and in 2016 and 2018. Our individual staff members won national recognition most recently in 2018, for demonstrating specific dog handling skills: Recall Gold & Silver; Group Sit Gold, Silver & Bronze; Gate Boundary all seven of our staff received Gold! Through a fun competition Paws & Pals will demonstrate our dog leadership skills that set us apart from the local competition and make our off-leash dog playgroups safe and fun!


About the Benefits of Dog Day Care and Socialization:

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Pals making friends at Paws & Pals Dog Daycare!

Our customers have commented that their dogs are happier, have improved social skills and are in better shape by attending doggie daycare on a regular basis. In addition, unlike some dog parks, your dog will be safe and secure under the watchful eye of our Pet Care Specialists. It’s like going to the beach and being able to relax knowing that professionally trained and certified lifeguards are on duty.

Another good reason to use daycare is that many dogs also experience separation anxiety when left alone during the day. They may destroy furniture, have accidents in the house, bark non-stop or get very stressed out. This creates a difficult challenge for pet parents.

Our daycare service is competitively priced and we do offer discounted packages for frequent guests. Many of our customers like to take advantage of our Play & Pamper specials that combine daycare with a visit to our grooming salon.

We’re convenient to Prior Lake, Lakeville, Savage and Shakopee, and other south Twin Cities metro locations.
Get a map and directions or contact us!


Customer Comments about Dog Daycare:

Absolutely the best daycare experience for your dog in the Twin Cities! The staff are all very caring and knowledgeable. We brought our pugs here on an almost daily basis for 3 YEARS and never experienced a single problem. Even though we have moved from the area and no longer are able to utilize their daycare services we still make the trip to board our pugs there when we go out of town. Without reservation, I would recommend Paws and Pals to anyone that requires daycare, boarding or grooming services for their dog(s).
Whitney Dorman, pet parent of Oliver and Lucy, customer since 2007