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DOGGY DAY CARE

Where learning and socialisation are part of the fun!


Dogs HQ Doggy Day Care is one of the best and most reputable centres in Melbourne. Conveniently located on Hoddle St in Abbotsford just minutes from the CBD and freeways, our huge state-of-the-art centre has been designed to ensure your pooch gets the very best care, guidance and stimulation. Over our 7+ years, we’ve built a strong community of pooches and their pawrents, as well as a passionate and expert team of handlers who know how to mix learning with fun!

WHY CHOOSE DOGS HQ?

Peace of mind

7+ years with a stellar reputation & experienced team – go about your day knowing your pooch is getting the best care!

Exercise

Huge play areas with built-in platforms, tunnels, ramps and room to run – tired, happy dogs at the end of the day!

Learning & socialisation

A balanced approach focused on letting dogs be dogs while guiding behaviour towards healthy play

Stimulation & fun

Interactive toys, agility equipment, rotating mind training games & special events to keep dogs always engaged

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HOW TO GET STARTED

Ready to try doggy day care and see what all the fuss is about? Here's how it works:

  • Complete the online enrolment & provide your dog's C5 vaccination certificate (or bring it on their first day).

  • We'll be in touch to chat further about your pooch & answer any questions you might have, and then arrange a meet-and-greet if necessary or book in your first day.

  • On your dog's first day, arrive at 7.30am so your dog can meet our team and their new friends one-by-one and be assigned to a play group. We’ll get them settled in and assess their behaviour closely.

  • If all goes well with the assessment and your pooch is a good fit for doggy day care, you relax and enjoy the rest of your day knowing they're having an awesome time!

  • Collect your tired, happy pup by 6.30pm and take them home for cuddles and a quiet night!

Other Services

Full dog grooming services available, from a wash and a blowdry to an all over clip Read more
Puppy school coming very soon - watch this space! Read more
We have the perfect space for dog parties, club gatherings, workshops and seminars Read more
Dog training classes coming very soon - watch this space! Read more

FAQs

Just fill in our enrolment form and upload a copy of their c5 vaccination (or you can email to info@dogshq.com.au or bring it with you on your first day). Then we’ll be in touch to make arrangements for your pooch to enjoy a day of fun!
Yes! We temperament-test every dog who comes into the facility and separate dogs into play groups based on play styles and energy levels, not size. It's very important to us to ensure pooches are socialised with dogs of all shapes and sizes - just like they'd meet at the park! We're very careful to ensure the safety of our littler pups, so we take lots of care to match the right dogs together in each play group and supervise them constantly.
We have three huge playrooms, each equipped with built-in tunnels, ramps, platforms and lots of fun interactive toys and games. We also have a dedicated rest areas for dogs who need a bit of downtime, and several holding areas where over-excited dogs can chill out!
Yes. There is always at least one staff member in every play room at all times - even quick bathroom breaks must be covered by another employee! This is to ensure the safety and well-being of the dogs, as well as to foster strong, interactive relationships between our team members and each and every dog. And, of course, to allow for lots of cuddles!
Our centre is on the east side of Hoddle St in Abbotsford, in between Gipps and Langridge Sts. You can park in our Henry St carpark until 10am, after that, there's ample parking available on Hoddle St right outside our doors. Because of our convenient location right near the Eastern and SE freeways, we provide doggy daycare to customers from Melbourne, Abbotsford, Collingwood, Richmond, Clifton Hill, Fitzroy, Cremorne, Hawthorn, Hawthorn East, Kew, Kew East, South Yarra, Toorak Burnley, North, Brunswick, Thornbury, Preston Northcote, Brunswick East, Alphington, Reservoir, Coburg, Ivanhoe, Brunswick West, Heidelberg, Heidelberg Heights, Reservoir, Carlton, Carlton North and more!