Doggy Daycare and Spa is Mid-Michigan’s original Doggy Daycare Center. Cageless daycare provides socialization and exercise in a cageless environment for pet dogs of all sizes. We offers the area’s most unique boarding services. Dogs enjoy the benefits of Daycare during the day, playing with friends and getting tired out, but have their own private space at night.
Welcome to Doggy Daycare and Spa! Where the Hip Hounds Hang Out!
Doggy Daycare and Spa was established in October 2000 and can proudly lay claim to being Mid-Michigan’s very first Doggy Daycare Center!
We provide a cageless environment where dogs can enjoy the freedom of 8,000 square feet of space to hang out with their friends. Because the health and safety of every one of our dogs is of the utmost importance, we have requirements everyone has to meet and an enrollment process that all dogs must go through in order to come for the just the day or to spend the night.
It is our goal to always meet and exceed your expectations by providing you and your pet with the very best in Daycare, Boarding, and Grooming.
Say Hello To Our Dog Of The Month!
Meet Walker Coscarella!
- Walker Coscarella is a 2-year-old Goldendoodle who has been coming to Doggy Daycare and Spa since the summer of 2016. The Coscarella’s are a baseball-loving family, so they pondered a lot of names that were connected to baseball and the Tigers. Friends of the family already used their favorite, Fielder, and they considered Striker and Miggy, but decided to go with Walker.
- Walker was a full of energy puppy so daycare was a must! With the whole family gone to school or work, they needed a way to care for him during the day. The Coscarella’s love DDS because Walker can socialize with other dogs and people and get some much-needed exercise and play in the day.
- Walker’s human brother, Justin, had been begging for a dog for years, but the allergy-sufferers in their family didn’t think a dog was possible. When they heard about other families that had good success with Goldendoodles, they decided to take the plunge. They adopted Walker from a terrific breeder near Port Huron in August 2015.
- Going for walks, playing chase around the couch, and playing hide-and-seek with his stuffed bunny are a few of Walker’s favorite things to do. While he loves going to the dog park at Hawk Island, the Coscarella Family doesn’t love it when he goes in the pond, then runs right over to the brown sand and lays in it.
- Walker’s favorite toy is his pink rubber bone that squeaks. If he wants to play, he will pick it up and drop it just out of reach so his family is forced to try to grab it, then he takes off around the couch, hoping someone will chase him.
- Walker can give high fives, ring a dog bell to go outside, push a dog doorbell to come inside, and wait with a treat on his nose until given the command to eat it. He took an agility class, and likes to climb up stairs and go through tunnels at playgrounds.
- It’s not exotic, but Walker loves going to tennis courts. Justin in his family plays high school tennis, so Walker has spent the last two seasons joining his family to watch the matches. He loves the attention he gets from the high school kids and other families.
- When Walker first came to live with his new family, they had trouble finding someone who could let him out and play with him while they were at work. Their neighbor had experienced health problems, and was out of work using a walker to get around, and was finding his physical therapy unmotivating. The Coscarella’s suggested that he earn some extra money by taking care of Walker during the day. Visiting Walker became their neighbor’s motivation to move more, and gave him some purpose to being active each day. After only six weeks, their neighbor went from using a walker to walking unassisted. To this day, he credits Walker’s love and devotion for giving him the courage to push himself to heal both physically and mentally.
- Walker loves people, and the holidays give him the chance to see family members and their dogs. He enjoys playing with a Lab and two Westies in their family. At Christmas, the dogs (and one cat) in their extended families exchange pet toys, so they each go home with some new things to play with. Walker also loves having his family home for two weeks over the Christmas break.