Our Location
850 Milton Grove Road N.
Elizabethtown, PA 17022
(717) 689-3408

Dog Boarding Activities

Enough relaxing — it’s time to play!

Having a comfy place to relax is great but most dogs want to play. Your pup will be extremely happy you chose Playful Pups Retreat!

Eight secure and fenced-in play yards filled with furry friends and toys await lucky pups. And of course, this includes splash pools for those warmer days. All of our attached yards have K9 turf as ground cover, which helps keep everyone clean.

Wait there’s more. We also have a large indoor play center (for doggie daycare on days when the weather does not allow outside play) fun events, parties, and training classes.

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Play Sessions--Group or Individual

Group Play (Poochie Playgroup)

For the social dog, our supervised Poochie Playgroups are a wonderful way for your pup to socialize with his furry pals and enjoy running and playing in one of our expansive play yards. These play session will allow him to burn off excess energy and make new friends in a safe, enriching and stimulating environment. He can frolic in our splash pools and enjoy our puppy playground equipment designed specifically for dogs!

Playgroups also provide a wonderful opportunity for shy dogs to gain confidence and become more outgoing in their interactions with other dogs. After all this fun play time pups are relaxed and ready to settle into his lodging suite for a nice nap!

Playgroups at Playful Pups Retreat are selected based on dog’s size, play-style. Our playgroups are supervised at all times by staff trained in canine group dynamics.

Individual Play

Many dogs are not social butterflies and prefer private to play with a staff member. That's why we offer one-on-one sessions that provide personal attention and are customized with games and a level of exercise that your dog enjoys most. From fetch to cuddles, the private play option allows your pet to choose what they like. Some options include:

Sports Time - Does your pup love to endlessly chase the ball or play with a Frisbee?  During sports time our staff will run and play with your pup in one of our fenced in play yards using his favorite toys. You can bring your pups own toys or we have a large assortment options here in the facility.

Nature Walk - Our staff will take your pup on a relaxing stroll on our beautiful wooded nature trail that meanders through our beautiful 19-acre property. Dogs can sniff and explore to his heart's content and get extra attention from a staff member!

Brainy Games--Fun and interactive Doggie Puzzles for the smart dogs who crave mental stimulation. These mentally stimulating games help engage dog's minds and scent. Treat motivated pups of all breeds and ages are motivated and rewarded to play these fun games.

Cuddle Time--If your dog is a cuddle monster and loves hugs and pampering, we are thrilled to accommodate.

Whether your dog participated in Group Play or Individual Play, she can enjoy any of the amenities below:

Yummy Treats - Delicious homemade treats freshly prepared by our staff. The all natural treats provide the comforts of home delivered right to their room.

Bedtime story and tuck in - Just like home, Tuck In’s are a quiet time with snuggles and kisses before bed. Bedtime Story includes cuddles and a story read by one of our staff. Our Tuck in service provides a relaxing way to end a day filled with fun!

Premium Bedding Upgrade - Our bedding options include raised bedding, orthopedic mattress or a soft bed mat to help your pet get a great night sleep after a day of fun!

Discounted activity packages are available whether your dog enjoys group or individual and start as low as $12.95 per day in addition to the overnight lodging.

Our reservation specialist will review our packages and help you choose the best package for your pup. 

Boarding Requirements:

What to bring for your pet’s overnight stay:

  • Your pet’s regular food
  • a MAXIMUM of 2 toys or bones
  • Any medicines needed

What not to bring:

  • Blankets, beds or bowls (we will provide these)
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