Do you ever feel guilty for leaving Fido home alone all day while you’re at work? Have you ever found yourself wanting to go away for the weekend but didn’t have anyone to watch your four-legged friends? Perhaps you should consider checking out one of the many Twin Cities dog daycares! These licensed and secured facilities will ensure your pup is happy and healthy while you do…whatever you need to do!

Drop your doggy off for a half-day to run off some pent-up energy or schedule a week-long boarding session for your upcoming trip. Check out one of the great daycares on our list – your dog will thank you! Keep in mind that not all dogs flourish in group settings, so make sure Bowser is in good health and spirits before scheduling a meet and greet. For even more doggy daycare listings, visit www.SidewalkDog.com.

Downtown Dogs

821 2nd Ave N, Minneapolis

www.dtdogs.com

Conveniently located near the IMS building downtown, Downtown Dogs is consistently labeled as one of the best daycare and boarding facilities in town. There are separate rooms for dogs of all sizes and temperaments, and an outdoor play area. Pet parents love watching their little ones run and jump on the webcams, which offer up-to-the-minute views. Downtown Dogs prides itself on being welcoming to the entire community and is a member of Quorum, an alliance of LGBTQ and allied businesses. The daycare also donates a percentage of its profits to local animal rescues.

The Woof Room

2025 Rice St, Roseville

www.woofroom.com

The Woof Room is a popular dog daycare and boarding facility that can be found a few minutes north of Saint Paul off of Highway 36. The 22,000 square foot playground for furry friends of all ages. The spacious webcam enabled play rooms to feature lots of fun toys and slides to engage Lucky and Luigi all day long. The Woof Room has several ways to save money on your daycare needs, such as sibling discounts and multi-day passes. If your pooch also needs a nail trim or ear cleaning, the kind staff has you covered.

ADOGO Pet Hotels

Locations in Minnetonka, Maple Grove, and Ridgedale

www.adogopethotels.com

Considered the Four Seasons of dog boarding, ADOGO Pet Hotels offer luxury living for the canine crowd. The chic accommodations include daycare, boarding, and grooming all featuring top-of-the-line products and five-star service. One service that sets ADOGO apart is their shuttle service, which will pick up and drop off your furry friend for overnight stays – as long as you’re within ten miles of one of the hotel’s three locations. Make sure to sign up for the ADOGO Rewards program for special discounts and perks for you and your pooch.

Pampered Pooch Playground

7020 Walker St, Saint Louis Park

www.pamperedpoochplayground.com

Inspired by their own Bernese Mountain dog Roxy, Keith and Patrycia Miller opened Pampered Pooch Playground in 2008. This family-owned and operated daycare and boarding facility has three separate areas for dogs of all sizes as well as a large outdoor playground. The Millers also own popular the pet grooming salon Bubbly Paws, located a convenient 5-minute drive from the daycare. Pampered Pooch Playground is founding member of the Twin Cities Dog Daycare Association, which helps to set standards of care.

Ruff Love Dogs

1528 Marshall St NE, Minneapolis

www.rufflovenortheast.com

Nestled into an industrial section of Northeast lies Ruff Love Dogs, one of the only doggy daycares in the city that allows all breeds. The 7,000 square foot facility plays host not just to pups looking to have fun, but also to their human companions by holding art shows, live music, and more. Ruff Love Dogs does offer boarding but they require your four-legged friend to be an established part of the community first.

By Rachelle Gordon