Once your pet has passed their social evaluation* and been approved for Day Play, you can schedule your pet to attend on a regular basis, and also add Day Play to their reservation when boarding with us.
Working together, we can make your dog’s Day Play experience awesome. Simply click on the rules below to view more information.
The safety of all of our guests (humans and pets) is our top priority. Please do not let your pet run from your car to the parking lot. There are so many unpredictable injuries that could happen during that brief moment.
The risk of life-threatening “bloat” increases when dogs participate in vigorous activity soon after eating. For this reason, we do not offer feedings for Day Play guests and we ask that pet parents make sure their pets have had ample time for food to digest after the morning meal.
Fleas and ticks love dog Day Play too! Because they are transmitted from pet to pet, and since Friendsville™ Animal Center offers acres of grassy play areas, we require that pet parents treat their dogs on a regularly monthly basis with a veterinarian-approved flea and tick preventative. We also encourage administration of heartworm prevention because of the active nature of Day Play.
The reason pet parents love us is because we have tons of space here for dogs to romp, swim and roll. While we try to keep our Day Play guests on artificial turf when there is water on the ground, they seem to find every last wet spot! Our Animal Care Specialists will do their best to wipe down your pet after a day at Friendsville™, but their primary role is to supervise pets at play. If you would like to schedule a bath in the Groom Room prior to departure, please request this service by calling us in advance of the scheduled Day Play.
Cancellations for daycare reservations do not incur a fee, but as a courtesy, we request 24 hour notice.
View Required Vaccinations. (P.S. don’t forget that Bordetella is required every 6 months)
Our staff is trying to get home to their family and pets too, so we ask that you please respect the pick up times. Day Play runs from 7:00 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday for non- boarding guests. If pets are not picked up prior to closing, they will be provided food and a room for the night with the appropriate charges. (For boarding guests, Day Play is available Monday through Saturday.)
Working together, we can make your dog’s Day Play experience awesome. Simply click on our part that most interest you and more information will appear.
In order to evaluate your dog for Day Play, we invite them to come to a half day of Day Play where we’ll get to know them and assess how they will likely do in a group play setting. Evaluation Day is free.
We offer Day Play in either full or half-day increments and packages are available for full days. There are also special offers for full Day Play siblings.
At Friendsville™ Animal Center Day Play, we have separate large and small dog playgroups. Even though large and small dogs live together harmoniously in households around the country, our job as part of your extended pet care family is to err on the side of safety in everything we do. While accidents can happen between dogs even of the same size, the chance of a small dog getting injured (and injured more significantly) in a big dog playgroup is a risk we aren’t willing to take.
When inclement weather appears, the fun doesn’t have to stop. The inside BALLroom has artificial turf ready for fetch.
Napping on and off during the day is what dogs do. Even though they may take rest breaks during Day Play, napping dogs in a group setting are still on alert because of their natural instincts. Dogs that get overly exhausted during Day Play are less tolerant of other dogs which is counterproductive. At Friendville™ Animal Center we believe in formal rest periods as part of Day Play to ensure your dog’s continued mental and physical health. Your dog is provided an individual space during rest period to allow for full relaxation.
For pet parents who purchase packages, you can be in and out of our parking lot on your way to and from work in about 10 minutes! View our specials here!
An Animal Care Specialist is physically present during active Day Play groups at a ratio of 1 staff member for every 10 dogs.