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

Treat Yo' Pet Like Royalty

Make their summer vacation (or play date) with us extra special when you take advantage of our BOGO add-on services! Whether they are here for weekend or just playing for the day, purchase an add-on service this month and get one 50% off! That means your pet will get DOUBLE the treats and have DOUBLE the fun! Book your reservation and add on those special services today!

Livingston Location

Montclair Location

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.

Treat Yo' Pet Like Royalty

Make their summer vacation (or play date) with us extra special when you take advantage of our BOGO add-on services! Whether they are here for weekend or just playing for the day, purchase an add-on service this month and get one 50% off! That means your pet will get DOUBLE the treats and have DOUBLE the fun! Book your reservation and add on those special services today!

Livingston Location

Montclair Location

Temperament Test

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 Sociability Test.

The test is free and takes approximately 10-20 minutes. 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 after 7pm will result in a $20 late fee.

If your dog does not pass the sociability test 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 sociability test is only required for daycare/open boarding participants.

Dog Daycare Rates

LIVINGSTON

  • Hourly Rate: $11
  • Half Day (up to 5 consecutive hours): $29
  • Full Day (over 5 hours, pick up by 7pm): $39
  • Full Day (second dog from the same family): $34
  • Groom & Play Day – bring your dog in for grooming and they can play the rest of the day for only $25 (plus cost of groom)
  • HOURS:
    • Monday: 6:30am to 7pm
    • Saturday: 9am to 5pm
    • Sunday: 9am to Noon (drop-off and pickup only)
    • (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

MONTCLAIR

  • Half Day (up to 5 consecutive hours): $33
  • Full Day (over 5 hours; pick up by 7pm): $46
  • Full Day (second dog from the same family): $42
  • $25 fee for pickup after 7pm
  • HOURS:
    • Monday: 6:30am to 7pm
    • Saturday: 9am to 5pm
    • Sunday: 9am to Noon (drop-off and pickup only, but 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
Two dogs playing in the grass