Dog Daycare

Available at our Hershey Rd. Location

Dog Daycare in Elizabethtown, PA

Canines are lovable, social animals who enjoy being in a pack. If they can’t be with their human family, we believe they’re happiest when they’re socializing with other dogs in our safe and stimulating Dog Daycare program here at Playful Pups Retreat.

Playing and socializing will help make your dog a happier and often better-behaved pet. That’s why Playful Pups Retreat dog daycare includes social interaction, mental stimulation, play, needed daily naps, and quiet time.

  • Highly recommended by leading veterinarians
  • Loads of fun playing, socializing, and making new friends
  • Dog-safe playground equipment and outdoor play yards with room to romp and play
  • Birthday parties, doggie arts and crafts, and holiday festivities
Dog on a nature walk


An appointment is required for all daycare evaluations.

Benefits of Dog Daycare and Socialization

Doggie Daycare can make a major difference in both you and your dog’s life. Doggie day care provides exercise, playtime, fresh air, and an opportunity to build socialization skills and burn off all that excess energy!

  • Socialization with dogs and people can help a dog learn how to navigate confidently in our world.
  • Socialization can also reduce new experience anxiety, which can lead to unwanted behaviors such as excessive barking, chewing, or nipping.
  • Well-socialized dogs, on the other hand, remain calm, taking things in stride.
  • Beginning proper socializing is ideal when your dog is still a puppy but adults can also learn.


Multiple Dog Discount

If you have two or more dogs from the same household, we give a $2.00 discount for each dog when they attend daycare on the same day. We also offer a new client referral program. Please ask a staff member for details!


An appointment is required for all daycare evaluations.

Dogs playing in snow

Choose the Best Doggie Daycare for your Dog

Choosing the best doggie daycare for your best friend is an important decision. Convenience, location, amenities, and cost are considerations but there are other essential factors to consider:

Safety First. Nothing matters more than safety. A reputable facility will put safety first. We achieve this through:

  • Formal training for staff on canine behavior and safe dog interactions. All employees who handle dogs are thoroughly trained. 
  • Dogs should go through a play style assessment. This assessment determines the dog’s attitude toward other dogs.
  • Dog daycare groups should be divided by size and play style. We evaluate each dog to determine the best playgroup based on play style, size, and temperament.
  • Constant Supervision is a must. Most pet parents assume all facilities provide this. Unfortunately, it’s not a reality for most pet care facilities. It is for Playful Pups Retreat. We have reliable, passionate, and well-trained staff to ensure the pack is monitored the entire time.
  • To ensure the health and safety of all pets that stay with us, we require each doggie daycare guest’s vaccinations are current against the most common canine illnesses. We verify current vaccinations with each veterinarian. This extra step provides peace of mind that your dog is playing with healthy dogs.


An appointment is required for all daycare evaluations.

Day Boarding

Our Day Board service is an all-day stay for your dog in one of our boarding accommodations and includes one activity. If you need a fun, safe place for your dog during the day due to long working hours, or if you need your pup to be out of the house for guests or to have work done in your home our Day Boards are a perfect option! We have comfy, climate controlled rooms and loving staff to care for them while they spend the day with us. Not all dogs love having strangers in their home and we are happy to offer a wonderful alternative to give you peace of mind.

Day Boards are a wonderful way to give your pup an enjoyable day at our doggie resort where they can get love and affection from our amazing staff, as well as participate in our array of fun activities that will provide them with mental and physical stimulation. We offer an assortment of discounted activity packages that you can add-on to your day board, but we do include one activity in the price!  Don't forget to treat your pup to a spa day so they are fresh and clean when they come home!  We offer Basic Baths, Premium Baths and Poochie Pedicures!

During their day with us dogs can take a Nature Walk through our beautiful 19 acre wooded property, have some Cuddle Time with staff, play with toys or frolic in our splash pools during a Sports Time session or if they enjoy playing with other dogs, they can have a  Poochie Playgroup with a couple furry pals!  For those pups who are extra treat motivated or those doggie Einsteins out there, we offer Brainy Games or for an additional fee you can upgrade your activity to Training Time to get a refresher on basic manners.

Day Boards are available Monday through Friday. Drop of 7am to 9am and you may pick up any time until 7pm. Call to speak to our Reservation Specialist for more information or to book a Day Board!

Dog lying in bed


An appointment is required for all daycare evaluations.

Staff member giving a dog treats

Day Boards are a great option for many reasons, including:

  • A long day at work or a fun family day trip
  • Clean the house with the dog underfoot
  • Having a repairman at your house or work being done at home
  • You need to paint without dog fur in your paint pan
  • To prepare for guests or a party
  • You want to get your dog used to staying with us to prepare for a longer boarding stay

Whatever the reason, we are here to provide a fun, safe and healthy environment and have loving and highly trained staff who will care for your pup all day!

Call us today at let our Reservation Specialist plan a Day Board experience for your dog!

I love how friendly and caring staff is. Rocky loves being there, I can leave him there knowing he will have fun with his furry friends and be loved by his human ones. I would not change this place for any other.

Karen Z. of Palmyra PA

The individual care and concern the staff give each dog is second to none. I was very worried how Cass as a recent rescue would do in a kennel, but it was clear the staff gave him the time he needed to adjust and knew how to handle a shy dog.

Kendra J. of Washington PA