Doggy Daycare

At Melbourne Pet Minders we can care for your dog whilst your at work. Using ‘positive’ training methods, we encourage good behaviour and reinforce basic obedience throughout the entire day. Every day is filled with stimulation, interaction, play as well as nap and quiet time. We play-wrestle, fetch balls, play tug-of-war, catch bubbles, or just “hang out” and watch a movie in the home theatre room.

During the day your dog will go out for walks this could be to the local beach or to the off leash park. During this time they will get the chance to socialise with other dogs and people as well as different stimuli they may not have experienced before.

That’s not all we have a live web cam where you can try and catch a glimpse of your furry friend although I am sure they will be to busy having fun to sit in front of the camera and pose.

A Typical Day at Doggy Daycare

6:30-7:30am: Breakfast for Guests Arriving Early
Most guests will arrive between 7:00am and 8:00am. Your canine companion will be checked in and their lunches, snacks and other belongings will be put in their cubbies.

8:30am – 11:30am: Morning Playtime
Your furry friend will enjoy lots of fun activities including wrestling, romping, playing ball, tugging, chewing, squeaking toys, and receiving plenty of love and attention. This provides both physical and mental stimulation.

11:30am – 1:30pm: Nap Time and Individual Attention
Dogs are creatures of habit. During this time, the lights are dimmed and soothing music played so your dog can rest. This is an enforced quiet time, as the dogs have had a very active morning and need time to unwind and relax. This blend of playtime and relaxation time gives your dog a fun filled day without over-exertion or over-stimulation. Our staff will give your four-legged friend belly rubs and back scratches to calm them down. We will be glad to feed you dog lunch according to your regular schedule during daycare. We will provide your dog with a yummy treat as research has shown that his helps to calm dogs before they nap.

1:30pm – 5:00pm: Afternoon Playtime
This playtime is more structured, and slower-paced. During this time we refresh your dogs memory of basic obedience and manners, in-between wrestling and catching balls! Our staff also love spoiling your dogs with lots of hugs, cuddles and ear scratches in between the fun and games.

5:00pm – 6:00pm: Daycare Guests Pick Up Time
Most dogs are picked up between 5:00pm and 6:00pm. Your furry friend will have a time to unwind and get freshened up with a quick clean up and brushing. After a full day of fun and play, you will be greeted by an entertained and well exercised dog ready for a relaxing evening at home.

Please note this is only an example of a typical day and this structure may vary depending on your dog and what they would like to do.

Doggy Daycare – Prices

As you can see by boarding your pet with us it is not going to break the bank.

Our Charges are as follows:

  • Doggy Daycare – from $42 per day

** Prices are per animal, discounts may be available for the daycare of 2 or more pets and for weekly stays, contact us for pricing.
*** Pricing includes a fun filled day of activities, meals, trips out and two walks.