Considering enrolling your pup in doggy daycare? Look no further than PUPSI! We have a dedicated staff trained by professional dog trainers who will look after your pet and ensure that they have a great time. Since 1993, we’ve been a leader in the dog daycare industry with an experience that you won’t find anywhere else.
Looking for availability? Check out our calendar here.
Let’s answer some frequently asked questions:
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Dog Daycare?
Dog Daycare consists of playtime and socialization opportunities to keep your dog entertained. Daycare is for dogs who like other dogs. During daycare, your dog gets plenty of exercise (5-7 hours depending on the weather) with a break in the middle of the day to eat and nap.
At the end of the day, they come home worn out and ready to rest so you can enjoy a nice, quiet evening. The Dog Daycare experience at PUPSI is top-tier. We’re the original dog daycare facility for the Triangle and one of the first in the nation!
How Much Is Doggy Daycare?
PUPSI provides Dog Daycare at a simple one-price fits all rate. The table below lists the costs for different doggy daycare options:
$280 (save $20 discounted $28 per day)
$540 (save $60 discounted $27 per day)
Peak season premium membership (Apr-Aug)
$725 per month (Automatically reserved for daycare Mon-Fri. boarding discounts)
*Note that all daycare days and packages are subject to availability and holiday closures. Packages auto renew when they expire unless you notify us not to renew before. Packages are non-transferable and non-refundable. Days are good for 1 year from purchase, valid for use Mon-Fri.
For more information about the packages and the value that they offer, contact us.
We also offer additional pet grooming services! Let ’em play and come home with a bath or groom.
When Is Doggy Daycare Open?
Daycare operates Monday through Friday please check the calendar for availability, holidays/seasonal periods may be unavailable or by reservation only. Please check the calendar for status.
Drop off is between 7:30 to 9:30 AM and pick up is from 4:00 to 6:00 PM. Times are subject to change to accommodate summer and winter weather.
Is Doggy Daycare Good For Dogs?
Dog daycare offers multiple benefits that make the experience well worth it, including:
A social environment where dogs can play together with proper supervision and care.
Day-long schedule to maximize play time, excellent for high energy dogs.
Year-round daycare operation.
Professional, trained staff members provide personal attention.
Helps to treat separation anxiety.
Socialization opportunities for timid dogs that have never been around other dogs before.
What Do I Need To Do Before Bringing My Dog to Daycare?
Before you bring your dog to PUPSI, here’s a checklist of things to do to get them ready for their big adventure:
Check the calendar for availability and book if required.
Check your dog for any signs of illness. If they aren’t feeling well, then don’t bring them to daycare.
Check that your dog’s vaccinations and monthly preventatives are up to date. All dogs must be up to date on inoculations to participate in daycare at PUPSI. Puppies must be done with all rounds of vaccinations to start daycare.
Bring or send any new proof of vaccinations to PUPSI. If any of your pup’s Rabies, Distemper/Parvo, Bordetella vaccines are expired, then you need to bring or send the new records in. View example here. We require proof of monthly flea and heartworm preventative. See example here. Proof of vaccinations can be brought in when you come, faxed to 919-460-0114, or emailed to us at email@example.com.
Pack any food or treats that your dog needs during the day. We do not recommend feeding your dog breakfast because it can cause them to vomit once they start running/playing. If you would like your pup to eat after the morning shift, please bring the food in a resealable container and we will feed them while they rest.
Walk your dog prior to bringing them to daycare. This helps keep our daycare facilities as clean as possible.
Check your dog for fleas before arrival. If found a flea bath will be administered at an additional charge. We require proof of monthly flea and heartworm preventative. See example here. Proof of monthly flea and heartworm preventative can be brought in when you come, faxed to 919-460-0114, or emailed to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Inform the staff of any recent vet treatments or illnesses. Communicating this information promptly helps us keep PUPSI safe for all dogs attending.
If it is your first time be sure you have sent us all required documentation and proof of vaccines/preventatives.
How do I book a reservation?
Check our calendar below, it is updated and opens for reservations starting at 7:30 AM every Monday for the following week. You cannot book past the current one week window, if there is no option to book daycare then it is currently full for that period or, no reservation is required. If a reservation is required please login to your account to make reservations, we book in order received until full.
Do I need to schedule a temperament test?
No. All evaluating and acclimating into the group happens on your first day.
Does my dog have to be spayed/neutered?
No. Intact males are held to the same standards as all other dogs at play, as long as the dogs are behaving then they can participate, if any dogs are misbehaving then they will get less playtime. Females cannot come to the facility anytime during or immediately after their heat cycle. If your female goes into heat while here we will contact you or your emergency contact to come and pick her up.
How do I provide my dogs vaccines and preventatives?
You can email them, fax them or text them over. Or, you can ask your vet to send them over 🙂
How old does my dog need to be to attend?
We do not take any pups before they are done with all boosters and required vaccinations listed. We also do not take dogs once they are over 13 years old, instead recommend that they attend a facility with veterinary staff on site 🙂
Do the dogs play in the rain?
Yes. Pupsi is all outdoor play, the dogs do come inside in the middle of the day to eat and nap in their own run. Every yard has a large canopy for shade and shelter but, we let the dogs dictate if they want to play or come in during rainy weather. Most still run and play but if any dogs seem like they are not enjoying the weather, the staff will bring them inside to relax 🙂
If it’s your first time, please check availability on the calendar below, setup your account here, supply required vaccines and preventatives, and be sure to book a reservation if required. Your “interview day” happens on the first day. Daycare may be available during the weekends if you need it at a la carte pricing.
Check our calendar below, it is updated and opens for reservations starting at 7:30 AM everyMonday for the following week. You cannot book past the current one week window. If there is no option to book daycare then it is full for that period or, no reservation is required. If a reservation is required please login to your account here. No reservation requests are taken before 7:30 AM Mondays, we book in order received until full.
Tip: if you need a day that is booked you can send us a message via text or email the night before or morning of as we do get last minute cancellations, and we may be able to accommodate you that day 🙂
Clients with a daycare reservation (when required) who do not show up or fail to cancel at least 24 hours prior to that day will be charged for that day.
During summer operation and warm weather, we use pools and sprinklers to keep your dog cool. Although there is no dirt at PUPSI, your pup will be wet when they come home. If this is a concern, you may want to schedule a bath/blow dry before they go home. We do towel dry them before you pick up but they will still be damp from all the water fun!
If you need a day that is booked, please send us a text or email the night before or the day of and we may be able to accommodate you as we do get last minute cancellations.
I take my dog Ollie to Pupsi for both daycare and boarding and I cannot say enough good things about this business. Ollie is so excited every time we get into the parking lot and doesn’t even notice my absence. The staff are wonderful and really take the time get to know both dog and owner! I could not recommend this place more!
– Hannah L.
My dog, Ruby, has been going to Pupsi for daycare almost two years now. I know that she is always well cared for while in their hands! She is excited to go to daycare everyday, and comes home exhausted! Thank you to the entire team.
– Kayla L.
I feel so comfortable dropping my two pit bulls off for dog daycare and knowing they are in good hands. The staff is knowledgeable and the facility is well kept. We have found our daycare/boarding home!
– Olivia S.
My dog and I both love the dog daycare at Pupsi! Everyone is super friendly and their trainers are amazing!
– Rachel P.
Please note the playground surface is astroturf. This is an NC Department of Agriculture recommended surface for daycare areas, but dogs who are not used to playing on this surface can get irritated pads, which get tougher over time. In the summer, these areas are sprayed down and cool to the touch. The groups are rotated for short periods of time depending on temperature and humidity. The more active your dog is playing on these surfaces (running, sliding, playing), the more likely they are to irritate their pads. Every dog differs in the amount that they will show (limping) signs that their feet are beginning to bother them. When we notice any signs of pad irritation, they have to come inside for treatment and their playtime will be reduced to decrease further irritation. Pads can blister, crack, cut and bleed once these injuries have started. Your dog will probably have trouble walking on the irritated feet and require some downtime and ointment/cleaning regimen. Please note that this is not commonplace but can happen and we want you to be informed beforehand.
Remember, this is a facility where dogs get to play with dogs most of the day. As dogs like to run, slide, play-bite, paw, scratch and wrestle, there comes a risk of mild injury (minor cuts, scrapes, nicks, etc.) or more serious injuries (dog bites, etc.). While this is not common, customers should be aware and prepared. Please note, owners are responsible for any vet bills incurred as the result of an injury caused by their dog. Sometimes even the most experienced staff members cannot control an altercation fast enough to prevent injury. While this is not commonplace, it can occur from time to time. Once again, the main focus at PUPSI is the care and safety of your pet. All new dogs are evaluated for aggression. If any dog is found to be aggressive or “bully” the others, that dog will be removed from play to maintain the safety of the group.
Contact us today to learn more and book your appointment!