Boston’s Best Doggie Daycare

November 11, 2011 2:02 AM

Photo Credit: Caitlin O’Neill

– By Lauren Quinn O’Neill

You want the best for your dog so, of course, leaving them in a stranger’s hands can be a scary experience. We did some Doggie Daycare Detective work to take as much of the guess work out of it as possible. Here they are – Boston’s Best Doggie Daycares; these dog lovers promise to love your poochie just as much as you do, so they won’t be strangers for long!

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Pawsitive Actions Pet Care & Training

9 Saint William St. Unit 3
Boston, MA 02125
(617) 291-7055

Pawsitive Actions Pet Care & Training offers a wide range of pet care services including six hour doggie daycare sessions. With over eight years experience, Rich (a Certified Canine Behaviorist and Trainer) and his team have developed quite the reputation around town for providing superior dog care & training. In fact Rich is so committed to keeping your pet happy that Pawsitive Actions offer free training classes to any customer that maintains a weekly schedule of any combination of dog walking, play groups or day care services. Daycare services begin at $30/a day for one day a week.

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Photo Credit: Geoffrey Gavett

Woof & Meow Pet Care

15 Bexley Rd (between Florence St & Washington St)
Roslindale, MA 02131
(857) 236-8942

Bruce, founder of Woof & Meow Pet Care in Roslindale had a very specific vision when creating his company. Having two elderly dogs himself he knew the lack of services provided for the older pups in our lives. Bruce knew he needed to fill this void by offering specialized services for “mature” mutts who need special attention, in addition to providing loving care to dogs of all ages. And that’s just what he did – and judging by what his customers have to say, he’s doing it very, very well. Before scheduling Woof & Meow’s services they require an interview with owner & pet in order to determine the best service option and price.

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The Sandy Paw Pet Spa and Boutique

44 Woodside Ave (between Bartlett Rd & Jefferson St)
Winthrop, MA 02152
(617) 846-7297

If you are a little outside of the Boston area checking your pet into The Sandy Paw Pet Spa and Boutique is a must. Their dog daycare program is getting rave reviews thanks to their supervised indoor playroom where your dog gets quality playtime with other pups and trained counselors. If your dog is more of the outdoors type they offer full & half-day field trips – it sounds so good you may find yourself wishing you could stay too! Services range from 12-hour daycare ($27) to half day ($20) & even two-hour drop-in play sessions ($8).

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Boston Pet Sitters

144 Commonwealth Ave
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 247-7387

If one-on-one attention is what your dog needs, Boston Pet Sitters is what you are looking for. Their small team of pet-sitters all lives locally and operates entirely on foot, which translates to more quality time spent with your dog, (and they guarantee service 365 days a year in all weather conditions). They believe this one-on-one attention creates a special understanding of you and your pets’ needs, making their pet sitting a step above the rest. As two-time winners of Best of Boston from Globe newspaper and Magazine, Back Bay Sun and Back Bay Courant we aren’t the only ones who think so.

Lauren is a Boston area transplant trying to figure out life in the city after graduating from art school. Read more on her pursuits on her blog.