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Enrichment Dog Daycare

The New Standard in Doggy Daycare

Our Vision

When we were looking for a truly high-quality dog daycare, we couldn't find one - so we realized we'd have to create that experience ourselves!


Our goal is to provide busy pet parents out there (like us!) with a

low-lift, worry-free, truly premium dog daycare

But we are not just a place for dogs to stay and play. 

We provide the best quality of care possible. That's why all of our guests enjoy our premium benefits. We're crafting experiences that are educational, intentional and deliberate.


Dogs leave Sterling K-9 Retreat happy-tired - not exhausted. Better trained - not with new bad habits. Safe and sound - not fresh from a scuffle. And most importantly - ready to relax and spend quality time with you at home!

We offer today’s companion dog more than an average life.
We owe it to them.

Our Best Friends Deserve the Best.

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The New Standard: Enrichment Doggie Daycare

All of our Dog Daycare & Dog Boarding guests receive the following:

K9 Grass for Potty Training

Both of our play areas are outfitted with

K9 Grass to help maintain healthy potty 

habits. At most indoor daycares, dogs are

encouraged to eliminate on the floor, which

can lead to bad habits at home. Our K9

Grass simulates and look and smell of real

grass, which discourages dogs from peeing

and pooping on the floor. It's also a great

training tool for puppies. We also clean

the grass throughout the day to maintain

a healthy and sanitary play area. 

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Basic Training For All

We provide basic training for every guest - and practice commands they already know!
Positive Reinforcement Training Only.

*More advanced training coming soon!

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Physical Agility Exercises

Play should do more than just wear out your pup! Our exercise time is crafted to improve their skills instead of running them ragged.


Featuring AKC approved equipment like:

  • Balance tables

  • Open Tunnels

  • Weave poles & Bar Jumps
    ...And more!

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Truly Premium Amenities

No more cold cages or crud!

We feature:

  • Luxury climate controlled dog lodging

  • Specialized sanitary K9 grass

  • Rubberized floors designed for joint health

  • Music & aromatic diffusers

...and more!


Seriously, it's more like a hotel.
We may have gone overboard. 😅 

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Small Group, Off-Leash Play

Your companion should return from daycare happy-tired, not exhausted!
We strive to make your dog's stay as safe and enriching as possible.


That means:

  • Constant playroom supervision

  • Strategic grouping of dogs based on temperament and size - and preference!

  • We also watch dogs to see who their friends are, and then group them with their friends! 

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Mental Enrichment

On top of small group play and training, we also prioritize other mentally engaging activities. Thinking is a healthy way to wear dogs out!


We have loads of  puzzles, scent games, behavior shaping games, and more.

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Dog Daycare Requirements and Policies

Enrichment Daycare Reservations

Daycare for your pet may be scheduled online (Register Here or at the button below!) - Or by contacting us at (614) 423-7032.

Cancellation Policy

We do understand that sometimes the best laid plans can change. If you need to cancel your reservation for an upcoming stay, please call us at (614) 423-7032


Although we strive to be as understanding as possible, normally daycare cancellations and no-shows the day of  your pet’s reservation are charged 100% of the cost of the scheduled stay.

Enrichment Dog Daycare Pricing

Orientation Day (Half Price!)

Full Day


Half Day


Requirements and Vaccinations

  • All dogs must undergo a First Day Orientation (At half price!) for behavior assessment. This ensures that we make the best placement decisions for your pet during his / her stay!

  • Female dogs over 7 months old must be spayed

  • Male dogs over 7 months old must be neutered

  • Rabies – 1 or 3 year

  • DHPP (distemper, hepatitis, parvovirus, and parainfluenza)

  • Leptospirosis – administered yearly and bolstered if your dog is not current

  • Bordetella -annually and administered at least 10 days prior to check-in to ensure maximum efficiency and protection against kennel cough

  • Canine Influenza – recommended, but we will defer to your vet’s recommendation

  • Heartworm exam – required every 12 months

  • Flea and tick free

Boarding Cost (Includes Daycare Till 12pm Day of Pickup!)

Basic Boarding
$55/night per dog

Luxury Boarding

$65.00/night per dog

XL Luxury Boarding

$70.00/night per dog

A Note From The Owners:

​Our Pursuit of Enrichment for Doggy Daycare

"Our primary goal at Sterling K-9 Retreat is to elevate what we have seen and experienced as a dog’s traditional experience at daycare. We’ve accomplished this by implementing enrichment-based programs for all levels of care throughout our facility.


In contrast with a traditional daycare model, when a dog is introduced at Sterling K-9 Retreat, careful measures are taken to ensure that your dog is engaged in environments that are designed to specifically elicit the behaviors we want to encourage.


These behaviors include sitting at doorways, off-leash recalls, and sitting still for grooming. Our facility has been designed with the assistance of noted industry experts to ensure we provide the dog’s entrusted to our care space to explore, build confidence and interact safely with other dogs.

Just as important, the foundation of our staff training is to instill confidence and leadership, resulting in staff that can properly recognize when to allow dogs to interact with each other, and when to become engaged by eliciting, and then reinforcing a desired behavior.


With this system, basic physical needs are met, but new puppies and adult dogs alike are also engaged in positive learning…both passively and actively throughout the day."


"Whether your dog participates in our small-group off-leash play program or personal play programs, our focus is providing enrichment activities in a safe and nurturing environment."

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