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Barkefellers offers a safe, relaxing environment for your best friends whenever you need us! You have several dog day care options to suit your pet and your pet’s needs. You may want to consider Doggie Day Care (available either half day or full day) so your pet has someone to play with. Dogs with less energy or desire for interaction can spend a pampered day in one of our day lodging suites.

Doggie Day Care provides a secure, stimulating environment in which your dog can enjoy off-leash play with other well-socialized dogs and puppies. Day Care is supervised by trained staff at all times in order to ensure the safety and enjoyment of all guests. In addition, each new guest’s personality and temperament will be evaluated prior to approval for group play and assignment to a playgroup appropriately matching the guest’s activity level and size. Both half-day (5 hours or less) or full-day (more than 5 hours) day care options are available. Overnight lodging guests have the option to join daycare with the purchase of our discounted activity packages.

Day care is open 7 days a week. We will play RAIN or SHINE in our spacious outdoor playgrounds and our temperature-controlled indoor play rooms! Barkefellers follows temperature and weather guidelines to determine whether we will play outdoors or indoors. Special seasonal extras include our misting system and puppy pools. Until 9:00am, we offer valet service to our day care guests. Just flash your car’s lights and we’ll come greet your dog and bring them in to day care. It’s QUICK & CONVENIENT!

Day Care Activities

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Group Play

Dogs who pass a temperament evaluation can play and socialize with other dogs under the close supervision of our trained staff. Dogs are grouped according to size and/or play style for safety and optimal enjoyment.

Cuddle Time

Guests enjoy one-on-one attention, affection, and interaction with a staff member. Belly rubs, ear scratches, and friendly conversation included!

Private Play

Dogs who prefer to play with a person or who are not suitable for group play will enjoy one-on-one play sessions with a staff member.

Nature Park

Barkefellers outdoor play area features artificial turf play areas which are both cleaner and safer for dogs. Our spacious nature park offers your pet the place to chase balls, chew on toys, and in the summertime we even have misters and pools to help them stay cool when playing outside.
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Frequently Asked Questions

What do guests do at Doggie Day Care?
Our Doggie Day Care guests play all day with other guests of similar size, temperament, and activity level in our large indoor and outdoor play areas.
Should guests eat prior to coming to Doggie Day Care?
It is best to eat 1 hour prior to coming to Doggie Day Care to prevent bloat, which can be caused by playing too soon after eating. Just to be safe, guests who have last eaten within 1 hour will be placed in a suite until the proper amount of time has passed.
Can you give my dog medication from home?
Yes. We will log your pet’s medications and dispensing instructions upon arrival.
Are there any qualifications for Doggie Day Care?
Yes, we want to ensure the safety and enjoyment of all our guests at Doggie Day Care. Therefore, all dogs attending Doggie Day Care must be:

  • At least 12 weeks old
  • Current on all required vaccinations: Rabies, Distemper, Bordetella, and Canine Flu: H3N8 and H3N2.
  • Spayed or neutered if over 6 months of age
  • Approved for play through our evaluation process

All Day Care guests must go through an evaluation process by our staff, just to ensure everyone has a good time. For everyone’s safety, dogs whose behavior is not mostly predictable will not be allowed to interact with the other dogs. In this case, we offer alternatives to Day Care to ensure fun for all. Dogs we believe may not be a good fit for group play will be recommended to pet-sitting.
How can I get the evaluation process for Doggie Day Care started?
All Day Care guests must be evaluated by our staff prior to attendance at Doggie Day Care. To get started:
  • Please reach out to one of our Front Desk Attendants or Reservationists by giving your preferred Barkefellers location a call to schedule your dog’s Temperament Test.
  • If your dog will be staying overnight and has not attended Doggie Day Care before, you must schedule your pet’s Temperament Test prior to the check-in date of their overnight stay. This ensures that we can plan for and allocate the staff, space, and time necessary to evaluate each guest thoroughly.
  • All dogs scheduled for Temperament Tests must arrive before noon on the scheduled day.

Pet Sitting in Indianapolis

When you need a place for your dog to stay during daytime hours, we offer two options. With pet-sitting, dogs are given a comfortable individual suite where they can spend their day. For dogs who crave more activity and interaction, Doggie Day Care provides the opportunity for both.
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