Dog Daycare & Boarding

A Safe Place for Dogs to Play and Socialise

We are the primary dog daycare centre in Galway, with over a decade of experience in offering owners a safe, convenient place for dogs to play, socialise, and burn energy. Our centre allows you to avoid leaving your dog at home during work hours and ensures they return home feeling happy and relaxed.

Doggie Daycare Galway provides a team of dedicated professionals with strong experience in improving social skills in dogs, eradicating challenging behaviours, and training them to respond to commands. Our service also incorporates an overnight boarding service that is unparalleled in the Western Ireland area, along with supplying bespoke grooming and serving as leaders in the area for proper dog nutrition and accessories.

To arrange your first visit to our dog daycare centre in Galway, please get in touch

Three Reasons to Join Our Daycare Centre

1. Convenient

Our dog daycare centre in Galway provides a convenient place for owners to leave their dog during work hours, appointments, trips, and so on, offering a favourable alternative to leaving your dog at home all day. You can have peace of mind knowing that your dog is being looked after by professionals and receiving the exercise it needs. A relaxed, well-exercised dog is, naturally, more well-behaved once it gets home. We are highly flexible; other services, such as grooming, are available as well, and you are free to attend as little or as often as necessary, with no need to book in advance. Simply drop them in and carry on with your day.

Three Reasons to Join Our Daycare Centre

2. Improve Socialisation

Lack of socialisation is the main reason for aggressive behaviour and other common behavioural issues in dogs. If a habitually aggressive dog witnesses other dogs being quiet and orderly on a regular basis, they will naturally start to copy their behaviour and develop a better temperament. Our centre is a place for dogs and puppies to build their confidence and learn about bite inhibition through playing with other dogs in a fun, interactive space. Many existing customers have remarked on the huge difference in their dog’s reaction to other dogs during walks after a regular visits to our dog daycare centre in Galway.​​

Three Reasons to Join Our Daycare Centre

3. Trusted Professionals

Your dog will be left in the hands of expert trainers who only ever use positive reward-based training methods, taking care to ensure your dog is always looked after and safe. Our staff members understand how to give dogs the correct levels of stimulation and provide them with a number of fun toys, along with throwing them balls, which the dogs love! They are also fully adept at providing specialised training to help your dog respond to commands more effectively.

Conditions for Joining Our Daycare Centre

Vaccinations

Dogs/puppies must be fully vaccinated, including their kennel cough vaccination. Please check this with your veterinarian.

Neutering

Dogs who have reached sexual maturity – this varies between six to 10 months, depending on breed – must be neutered. There is also the option of temporary neutering should you wish to breed your dog later in life. Please check this with your veterinarian.

Temperament

All dogs from six months of age must undergo a temperament assessment before being admitted to our dog daycare centre in Galway. This is done to guarantee the safety of other dogs and staff members and maintain a safe environment. During the assessment, we will monitor the dog’s stress indicators, check for any signs of aggression, ensure the dog is comfortable with staff, and make sure they are not overwhelmed by the presence of other dogs. We will introduce your dog gradually, taking care to create a positive, stress-free experience.

The temperament assessment incurs a €20 fee, after which normal dog daycare centre rates apply. Puppies under six months of age do not require a temperament assessment. You can bring your dog to the centre at any time after this stage has been completed, with no bookings required.

To arrange your assessment, please fill out the contact form

Other Important Dog Daycare Centre Information

We are open from 7.30am to 6.30pm from Monday’s to Fridays, and from 10.00am to 6.00pm on Saturdays

Each dog is assigned a drawer for their belongings on arrival

Dogs are encouraged to play with one another, with safe toys also provided

A rest period is available in the morning and late afternoon, although dogs may rest at any time they wish

Dogs receive their meal at lunchtime

Videos and photos are taken throughout the day. Please visit our Facebook, Twitter and YouTube channel for daily updates

Play continues until dogs are collected by their owners

Overnight Boarding

Doggie Daycare Galway takes pride in being the first dog daycare centre in Galway to provide a fully equipped, professional-standard overnight boarding service for dogs. We have gone the extra mile to create a home from home for your dog. They are never caged, never left on their own, and sleep together in a warm environment.

There is a seven-foot wall around the building, ensuring they are safe at all times, and an acre of space in which to run around, with little pools available in the summer. Dogs are welcome to freely roam inside, watch TV, play with other dogs, and receive all the love they need!


Want to know more about our dog daycare centre in Galway? Get in touch with us to ask any further questions

Drop us a line

To find out more about what we can do for your dog, fill in the form below or call us on 091 770 400

When registering and paying for any of our training courses you are agreeing that you have read and will comply with all of our terms and conditions

Terms & Conditions

House Rules for Training Courses

  • ​Female dogs in season may not attend training classes
  • All dogs / puppies must be up to date with their vaccinations, including the kennel cough vaccine
  • Dogs with dog to dog aggression may not attend group training classes
  • No running when inside the training centre – unless relevant to training and under the instruction of the trainer
  • All dogs must remain on leash when inside the centre unless otherwise instructed by the trainer
  • ​All instances of accident or injury must be reported to the dog trainer at the time they occurred, in the class they occurred in. Subsequent reports of accidents will not be entertained
  • ​The following items are NOT PERMITTED in Doggie Daycare Galway Classes: Choker chains and / or Check chains of any description; Shock collars including citronella; Shock devices or any other device that causes discomfort, pain or fear to the dog; Prong or pinch collars; Any equipment that the trainer deems unacceptable
  • For the safety of all dogs and owners please keep all dogs separated when on leash in the training centre. The trainer will assign each attendee a position on the floor for training
  • When you pay for any dog training course you are committing to attend that course in full for the specified time. It is your responsibility to ensure you or another adult handler attend each week
  • When registering and paying for any of our training courses you are agreeing that you have read and will comply with all of our terms and conditions

House Rules for Our Daycare Centre

  • A registration form must be completed for all dogs / puppies attending daycare.​
  • All dogs ​from 6 months of age must be temperament assessed prior to attending daycare. Puppies up to 6 months of age do not need an assessment.
  • Annual vaccinations, worming / flea treatments and the kennel cough vaccination must be kept up to date. This is the responsibility of each owner.
  • Dogs with dog to dog aggression may not attend daycare. We can help these dogs through one of our training programs.
  • Dogs with dog to human aggression may not attend daycare. We can help these dogs through one of our training programs.
  • ​All MALE dogs over 6 months MUST be neutered. (Check with your Vet, there is now a procedure for temporary neutering that lasts between 6 – 12 months).
  • All dogs must arrive at and leave the centre on a leash.
  • I understand that daycare is an interactive play setting for dogs and may be with some small risk of scratches / scrapes (as with children on a playground), dogs will be dogs.​
  • Doggie Daycare Galway reserve the right to refuse entry to any dog or any person should they feel the safety of other dogs or staff may potentially be at risk.
  • ​Instances of accident or injury must be reported to Doggie Daycare Galway at the time they occurred and on the day they occurred. Subsequent reports of accidents will not be entertained. This relates to human / owner injury if when on the premises.​
  • By registering and bringing your dog to daycare you agree that you have read and will comply with all of our terms and conditions

House Rules for Dog Boarding

  • All dogs from 6 months of age must be temperament assessed prior to acceptance to boarding.
  • A registration form must be completed prior to attendance. Email us at [email protected] or phone 091 770 400.
  • All dogs must have up to date annual vaccinations, worming / flea treatments and the kennel cough vaccination.
  • All sexually mature male dogs must be neutered.
  • All dogs must be house / toilet trained. Your dog will be in our home.

Opening Hours

Monday: 7:30am – 6:30pm

Tuesday: 7:30am – 6:30pm

Wednesday: 7:30am – 6:30pm

Thursday: 7:30am – 6:30pm

Friday: 7:30am – 6:30pm

Saturday: 10am – 6pm

Sunday/Bank Holiday: 10am – 1pm

Terms & Conditions

House Rules for Training Courses

  • ​Female dogs in season may not attend training classes
  • All dogs / puppies must be up to date with their vaccinations, including the kennel cough vaccine
  • Dogs with dog to dog aggression may not attend group training classes
  • No running when inside the training centre – unless relevant to training and under the instruction of the trainer
  • All dogs must remain on leash when inside the centre unless otherwise instructed by the trainer
  • ​All instances of accident or injury must be reported to the dog trainer at the time they occurred, in the class they occurred in. Subsequent reports of accidents will not be entertained
  • ​The following items are NOT PERMITTED in Doggie Daycare Galway Classes: Choker chains and / or Check chains of any description; Shock collars including citronella; Shock devices or any other device that causes discomfort, pain or fear to the dog; Prong or pinch collars; Any equipment that the trainer deems unacceptable
  • For the safety of all dogs and owners please keep all dogs separated when on leash in the training centre. The trainer will assign each attendee a position on the floor for training
  • When you pay for any dog training course you are committing to attend that course in full for the specified time. It is your responsibility to ensure you or another adult handler attend each week
  • When registering and paying for any of our training courses you are agreeing that you have read and will comply with all of our terms and conditions

House Rules for Our Daycare Centre

  • A registration form must be completed for all dogs / puppies attending daycare.​
  • All dogs ​from 6 months of age must be temperament assessed prior to attending daycare. Puppies up to 6 months of age do not need an assessment.
  • Annual vaccinations, worming / flea treatments and the kennel cough vaccination must be kept up to date. This is the responsibility of each owner.
  • Dogs with dog to dog aggression may not attend daycare. We can help these dogs through one of our training programs.
  • Dogs with dog to human aggression may not attend daycare. We can help these dogs through one of our training programs.
  • ​All MALE dogs over 6 months MUST be neutered. (Check with your Vet, there is now a procedure for temporary neutering that lasts between 6 – 12 months).
  • All dogs must arrive at and leave the centre on a leash.
  • I understand that daycare is an interactive play setting for dogs and may be with some small risk of scratches / scrapes (as with children on a playground), dogs will be dogs.​
  • Doggie Daycare Galway reserve the right to refuse entry to any dog or any person should they feel the safety of other dogs or staff may potentially be at risk.
  • ​Instances of accident or injury must be reported to Doggie Daycare Galway at the time they occurred and on the day they occurred. Subsequent reports of accidents will not be entertained. This relates to human / owner injury if when on the premises.​
  • By registering and bringing your dog to daycare you agree that you have read and will comply with all of our terms and conditions

House Rules for Dog Boarding

  • All dogs from 6 months of age must be temperament assessed prior to acceptance to boarding.
  • A registration form must be completed prior to attendance. Email us at [email protected] or phone 091 770 400.
  • All dogs must have up to date annual vaccinations, worming / flea treatments and the kennel cough vaccination.
  • All sexually mature male dogs must be neutered.
  • All dogs must be house / toilet trained. Your dog will be in our home.

Booking & Cancellation

Payments / Prices

  • I agree to pay the rates that are in effect at the time of attendance.
  • Prices may be subject to change at anytime. We will endeavour to give sufficient notice for all of our services.​

Refunds and Cancellations

  • When payment had been made in full, cancellation for attending any dog training course must be made 7 days prior to the course start date. Failure to do so within this stated time will result in no refund and you must book and pay in full for another course at a future date.​
  • There will be no refund for failure to attend a course.
  • There will be no refund for part attendance of a course.
  • When payment has been made in full, failure to attend any dog training course due to a female dog being in season or vaccinations not up to date, cancellation must be made 7 days prior to the course start date. It is the responsibility of each owner to ensure their dog is vaccinated and to monitor unspayed females dogs.​