Doggy Day Care Melbourne

Doggy day care has taken off in a big way in recent years, and for good reason – day care is one of the safest and most effective ways to ensure your pooch gets the socialisation, exercise, mental stimulation and loving attention they need when you’re not able to be with them.

At Dogs HQ, we’ve been at the forefront of doggy day care in Melbourne since we opened our doors in Abbotsford back in 2011.

  • Huge play areas: purpose-built 480sqm centre with lots of room to run & play!
  • Strong reputation: 7yrs as one of Melbourne’s best dog day cares
  • Rotating activities, games & interactive toys to engage the mind
  • Experienced team able to handle the unique day care environment
  • Safe socialisation & learning: behavioural screening & continual guidance for all dogs
  • Unique fit-out: built-in tunnels, ramps, platforms, agility equipment
  • Dedicated rest areas: separate spaces for dogs who need a break
  • High staff ratios & constant in-room supervision (cuddles for everyone!)
  • Convenient pick-up/drop-off: easy to get to & easy to park
  • Fully secure facility: airlock doors & CCTV
  • Close to vets: less than 1km from All Creatures Vet & CARE Animal Hospital
  • Specialised flooring: anti-skid, anti-bacterial and gentle on joints!
  • Vet-grade cleaning processes & products
  • Dog grooming: our groomer can clip your dog to breed standard or to your specifications
  • Free washes for regular visitors!

Ready to give Dogs HQ doggy daycare a try?

Get started

To enrol for day care, we just need a bit of info first. Then we can make arrangements for your first day!

Online enrolment

Prices & memberships

We have a range of flexible pricing options to suit your needs and ensure you get a premium service at an affordable price!

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A day in the life of a Dogs HQ dog…

Every dog has different needs – some need lots of downtime, while others love to play for hours. That’s why we don’t have activity-specific rooms or a strict daily timetable; instead, we’ve customised our playrooms and our approach to ensure every dog gets what they need throughout the day, whether it’s room to run, games to play or a quiet place to have a sleep.

That said, a bit of routine is healthy for dogs, so we do try to encourage certain behaviours at different points of the day.

Want to come have a look and meet us first?

You’re more than welcome to visit us Monday-Friday between 11am and 4pm to see if we’d be a good fit for your dog; just give us a call or email and we’ll arrange a time. We can’t take you into the play areas as it overexcites the dogs, but you can see them through the window and meet our lovely team!