Luxury Dog Boarding

Enrichment Dog 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 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:

Physical Checkups

Our fully certified staff give every new guest a complete checkup! Their health is our top priority.

Included in Our Exams:

  • Temperament tests

  • Coat & skin assessments

  • Joint evaluations

  • Nutrition evaluations

  • Flea, tick, & wound checks.
     

Please note: though we are certified in many categories, we are not a substitute for a vet!

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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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Basic Training For All

We provide basic training for every guest - and practice commands they already know!

No Spray Bottles. No Dog Whistles. 
Positive Reinforcement Training Only.

Basic Commands Taught:

On/Off Leash Training - Sit - Stay - Lie Down

Come - Waiting at Doors - and more!

*More advanced training coming soon!

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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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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

  • A-Frames & Open Tunnels

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

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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!)
$17.50

Full Day

$35.00

Half Day

$18.00

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!

  • Dogs must be at least 4 months of age

  • 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!)

Basic Boarding
$55/night

Luxury Boarding

$65.00/night

XL Luxury Boarding

$70.00/night

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."

Janika King - Owner of Sterling K9 Retreat.webp
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If you read this entire page (It's long, we know!) that really shows you truly care about your companion - and YOU are the kind of client we want to serve.

Use the code "DISCERNING CLIENT" to get your first Orientation Day for free.

We hope you'll try us out! Register Here.