Dog Daycare

A Better Breed of Dog Daycare in New Jersey

The Pups@Play dog daycare experience has been designed to meet your dog’s physical and social needs at the highest level. Our goal is to deliver you a happier healthier dog at the end of the day.

Our spacious facilities are a “home away from home”, with plenty of space for playing with friends, exercising and socializing. As our guest, your dog will enjoy specialty playrooms to enjoy with others, numerous walks throughout the day, and meaningful activities in a clean and safe environment – all under the supervision of experienced pup counselors. In addition, our play areas have rubber flooring to provide an ultra-hygienic surface that also reduces strain on paws and joints.

We recognize that, like us, dogs are unique and have individual personalities. To maximize each guest’s experience, we take the time to understand tolerance for noise, crowds, chaos, etc. and place them in the daycare setting that’s ideal for their temperament.

Dogs playing in the grass

DOG DAYS OF SUMMER PUNCH CARDS

Introducing the Dog Days of Summer punch cards! June through August, each daycare day attended equals a punch on your card – complete all 8 punches and receive a FREE add-on of your choice up to $25! Ask about the punch cards next time we see you!

Montclair Daycare Pricing and Packages

$ 35.50 per day
  • 5 day package$167.50
  • 10 day package$325
  • 20 day package$630

$ 48.50 per day
  • 5 day package$232.50
  • 10 day package$455
  • 20 day package$890

Livingston Daycare Pricing and Packages

$ 31.50 per day
  • 5 day package$150
  • 10 day package$280
  • 20 day package$520

$ 41.50 per day
  • 5 day package$200
  • 10 day package$370
  • 20 day package$683

Important Dog Daycare Information

Dog on playground equipment

Vaccination Requirements

All of our furry guests must meet the following requirements for vaccines:

ADULT DOGS:*

Rabies – Must be renewed every 1 to 3 years.

Distemper/Parvo – Must be renewed 1 to 3 years.

Bordetella (Kennel Cough) – Must be renewed every 6 months.

All dogs over the age of 7 months must also be neutered or spayed.

*If vaccinations are renewed on the same day that they expire, your pet must complete a 24-48 hour waiting period before being allowed to come into the facility.

PUPPIES:

Note: Dogs can start daycare as early as four-months-old as long as he/she has completed the DHPP Series, Bordetella, and Rabies vaccinations. Once your puppy turns seven months old, they will need to be spayed or neutered in order to participate in group daycare. We do provide individual playtime or one-on-one time with our staff and your dog, if needed. Additional fees apply.

For your convenience, records can be emailed to livingston@pupsatplay.net or uploaded into your online account once you’ve created profiles for you and your pet.

Add-Ons +

  • Peace of Mind
  • Spa Services
  • Puppy Postcard
  • Individual Playtime
  • Cuddle and Storytime
  • Walks
  • Brain Games
  • Birthday and Gotcha Day Party
Small dog jumping for a ball

Meet and Greet

NOTE: Covid-19 protocol may affect these guidelines. Call us with any questions: 873-863-3031.

To participate in daycare and/or open boarding, all guests are required to pass a Meet and Greet.

The Meet and Greet Day is free, and we ask that all dogs stay for a minimum of four hours. Tests are conducted Monday through Friday between 7 and 9:30am. Please call to schedule.

You can choose to have your dog go to daycare immediately after they have passed the test. There is no charge; the first day is on us. Have fun! Please drop large dogs off by 11am so they can get established and comfortable with the pack. (Small dogs are able to join the pack later, however.) Make sure they eat prior to coming as it’s not recommended to have lunch during a pack introduction. Daycare hours are between 6:30am and 7pm on weekdays. Pickup between 7pm and midnight will result in a $25 late fee.

If your dog does not pass the meet and greet and/or does not enjoy interacting with other dogs, they are still welcome and will get lots of exercise, outside time, and attention from our amazing team members. A meet and greet is only required for daycare/open boarding participants.

Two dogs playing in the grass

Hours for Livingston Locations:

  • Monday - Friday: 7am - 7pm
  • Saturday - Sunday: 8am - 6pm

Hours for Montclair Locations:

  • Monday - Sunday: 7am - 7pm

Additional Information for Both Locations:

  • We are on site 24/7
  • Need to drop off early or pick up late? Please call and let us know
  • ALL DOGS PICKED UP AFTER 11:59AM WILL BE CHARGED FOR A DAY OF BOARDING