Day Care

Drop-off Day Play, Day Board, and Day Lessons are currently near maximum capacity. You are welcome to call for Monday through Friday availability. For those clients already in our rotation, our convenient drive-thru makes drop-off and pick-up a breeze. On weekdays, lobby hours are from 7:00 to 9:00 in the morning and from 4:30 to 6:30 in the afternoon. Alternate drop-off and pick-up times can be arranged in advance. Day Play while Boarding is available to our boarders for a discount.

Please call 765.429.4050 to discuss options for these programs with the DWK staff.

Day Play 

$38.00 a day after assessment

Pets enrolled in Day Play can socialize with people and new pet friends. Day Play activities range from individual sessions with staff to vigorous romps with new pet friends in our indoor and outdoor parks. Nature walks on wooded paths are an option, weather permitting.

Pets wanting to enroll in group Day Play must be assessed for social compatibility and play style before being allowed to join group activities. Make an appointment for a one-hour Day Play Enrollment Assessment (a one-time $40 fee) or an Assessment Stay-and-Play ($55 for the first day). Purchase a 10 day package for $340 for use within a calendar year. Many of our boarders participate in Day Play while Boarding, assuming a successful assessment, for the discounted rate of $20 a day. Drop-off Day Play for non-boarders is available only Monday through Friday. 

We all have a gift. We all have a passion. It’s just about finding it and going into it. ~ Angela Basset


Day Board 

same rates as overnight boarding

Day Board accommodations include all the amenities of our standard boarding. Day Board is perfect for the pet who needs daytime monitoring and extra potty walks. Pets who want to watch the activity without breaking a sweat will still receive customized individual care with DWK Day Board. Day Board is also ideal for the pet who does not play well with others but who needs daytime care and attention. Day Board clients are housed in an appropriate-sized room and charged accordingly. Day Board is available Monday through Friday.


Day Lessons 

$30 to $60 a weekday

Small changes can make big differences! DWK is pleased to be able to offer weekday lessons as an add-on to Day Play, Day Board, or regular boarding. Lessons are $30 to $60, depending on complexity of the skills desired. The first lesson includes a consultation with Dani Sosbe, our DWK Training Coordinator, who will perform an assessment and conduct a mini-lesson with your dog, prepare a plan for your at-home follow-up as well as a staff in-house plan for consistency and reinforcement, and create a proposal for an individualized training program for your pet. Whether you are wanting to improve communication, skills, performance, or relationships, the DogWood staff are here to help.