Day Care at Stonehedge provides a place where your dog will be able to relax and go at their own speed, make dog friends , socialize and play with each other.
This means doing doggie things such as sniffing, digging, playing with toys, and enjoying our shady, private, forested property. They can bark at our squirrels, play hide and seek, jump on hay bales, splash in the pools, or just lay down and doze in the sun. Your dog can play with some of our other guests, or just watch other dogs play and be silly. We believe that Day Care offers your dog a chance to gain social confidence with other dogs in safe surroundings, or if your dog is not interested in playing, he will not be forced to interact.
Although we supervise your dog’s activities, we are not here to bond with your dog so that he becomes jealous of our attention or transfers his loyalties from you. We do not believe a dog should play all day long—dogs also need rest periods and quiet time outs to relax and regroup and they get that at Stonehedge each day on a soothing and predictable schedule.
Who can stay? All dogs 14 weeks of age or older which have proof of required vaccines can be accepted into Day Care at our internationally-known Boarding/Training/Breeding facility.
We are firm believers in the benefits of affordable, supervised Day Care and have seen it pay off for many of our clients with a fitter, happier, and more socially well-adjusted dog, but the dogs have to be matched with new playmates of the appropriate age, size, disposition, and activity level. Stonehedge Kennel’s owners and staff have the experience to safely integrate your dog into the proper playgroup. If you engage our services on a day or week when we have few boarders or other day care clients, we have three sizes of well-socialized dogs in our personal kennel to offer to socialize your dog. We have friendly toy, medium, and large size new playmates for your pet.
Our goal is to have your dog happy and tired!
All candidates for Day Care begin with an individual evaluation where we give our recommendation about the playgroup we think would work best and how often that dog should come in order to derive the maximum benefits of Day Care.
Day care at the dog resort is not only reserved to dogs that are socialized and like to play. It can also be very beneficiary to dogs that need confidence toward life in general, supper active, and puppies .
Day Care is offered every day but Sunday. Hours are from 9am to 6pm. Extended hours are offered as early as 7:30am for drop off with prior appointment.
What is a typic day at Stonehedge for you dog? After dropping of your pet, your pet will have a little time alone to relax off some of their excitement or nerves. Then it will be introduced into a play group suitable to his size and temperament. Dogs that don’t mix well with others will have the same attention and will be able to run around on their own. Both Groups or single guests will get a turn to explore, sniff and more in our nature, double fenced, dog park. Then they will have a nap time where your pet gets their own area (heated or air conditioned) to relax and rest before going out to play again. All our pens are shaded, secured and equipped with automatic water bowls. We put out swimming pools in the summer and provide coats if necessary in the winter.
For full or half days, there is no pick up or drop off between 11:00am and 3:00pm
Full day: $30 from 9:00am - 6:00pm.
Partial day: $25 from 9:00am - 3:00pm.
Early drop off for full and partial days: $5 additional between 7:30am - 8:00am.
Hourly: $10 starting as early that 7:30am to 6:00pm, text 973-896-3883 for a gate attendant.
Puppy day care is a perfect way to let your puppy have fun and do doggy stuff! Let
them play and socialize in the safe and fun environment of our nature driven
facility! We have 30 years’ experience as breeders of toy breeds, medium size,
and large dogs. We understand their different needs and know how important it
is at this early stage for proper socialization and ample time to mingle with other
4 legged friends! Create a great foundation for an awesome relationship between
you and your pup! Your puppy will get the opportunity to be exposed to different
size dogs and different situations! Let them build their confidence while having
For vaccine requirements, see our Boarding Kennel page. Our Day Care clients must adhere to the same vaccination and health requirements as our overnight boarders to protect the health of all our guests. If you have more questions, or if you would like to make an appointment for Day Care Evaluation
Contact Sylvain by phone at 973-347 7942 or Text 973 896-3883