Our Best Friends Deserve The Best
Our story begins where you are right now:
searching for a dog daycare near Westerville Ohio.
We tried several different daycares for DoodleBob, but none of them were a great fit.
At some daycares, our four-legged friend was kenneled most of the day, so he came home FULL of energy.
But with the "free play" doggy daycares, he came home dirty and absolutely exhausted - and sometimes with scrapes and bruises too...
Who has time to come home after a long day with their own feet barking and give their dog a bath, or exercise them, or worry they got into a scuffle?
In a human daycare, kids spend their day learning and doing activities. The focus is on education and growth. They get to play too, of course - but not all day!
There had to be a better way.
A New Standard of Dog Daycare
After some research, we discovered Enrichment Doggy Daycare. We weren't the first ones to have this idea - in fact, canine experts across the US have been saying that all day play might not be the best thing for our pups for a while now.
This new doggie daycare model focuses on quality off-leash playtime, smaller groups, enriching activities, and basic training instead of just stuffing them into a kennel or letting them run wild chasing tails.
The result: your friend comes home happy-tired instead of exhausted - and you get to rest easy after work or travel knowing your best furry friend is clean, healthy, happy - and maybe even a little bit smarter too!
So, we got our certifications and started running a small dog daycare 2.0 out of our home during the pandemic. Demand quickly grew, and in 2022 we quit our day jobs and opened our first flagship luxury dog daycare in Westerville Ohio :
Sterling K-9 Retreat!