• Thank you to all the staff at puppy playground in Avon for taking GREAT care of my Jye for the last 9 days. I have always said you guys are the best well now I know THERE IS NO place like you!!!! Again THANK YOU, but I do believe Jye will not have any energy for the next 2 day and I am very happy about that 🙂

    Amber
  • "Louie, our black lab, loves Puppy Playground (PP). He has been playing regularly at PP for almost six years. The staff is caring and knows your pet. Deb, the owner, is great and is always helpful. I have recommended PP to many people, and I know your dog will love it too!"

    Mary Ann
  • "Our baby Bo loves going Puppy Playground -- This place is the best in Indy! Bo attends the west side location (Rockville Rd) and we love it. We moved down from South Bend where his daycare had a ton of outdoor space and an amazing staff. After doing a ton of research, I found Puppy Playground. They had the most outdoor space of any of the places I found in the city. They also have great prices! And their staff is awesome -- going above and beyond every time Bo goes to play."

    Leslie
  • "LOVE Puppy Playground!! Staff is wonderful! My two great danes, Teddy and Ava, are treated so well--lots of play and tlc, Happy and tired when picked up. Wouldn't go anywhere else!"

    Carol
  • "LOVE THIS PLACE! PuppyPlayground is more than just a dog daycare. Last year, I had the amazing opportunity to foster a Golden Retriever from GRRACE. I needed to leave for a conference in Chicago and felt very comfortable leaving her at Puppy Playground. When I came back, she didn't want to come home! Maggie had abandonment and nervous issues, both of which were attended to by the Puppy Playground staff. They also discussed ways for me to help Maggie with her personality at home. Puppy Playground definitely goes the extra mile to take care of their residents as well as their clients. They know everyone by name, which you never find at almost any business nowadays. I would recommend this facility regardless of the type/age/breed of dog. Puppy Playground also participates in many philanthropic activities and does a great job of being active in our community."

    Josh
  • "Our two year old Australian Shepherd, Gracie Tango (aka "Crazy Mango") loves Puppy Playground more than home! She romps all day and gets extra snuggles and pets from the amazing staff. It is the ONLY thing that calms our pup down and is a life saver with our busy schedules. I've never felt so comfortable boarding a pet as I do when I've left Gracie for an extended stay at Puppy Playground. BTW, this goes for both locations - as she spends time at both. They are equally accommodating, professional, friendly, and down right Awesome!! Thanks everyone!"

    Danielle
  • "BEST STAFF! Is there a word(s) that you can't say out loud in front of your dog, otherwise he/she will get super excited? Most dogs, is "walk" or "ride" or even "treat". For our dog Maya, we can't say "PUPPY PLAYGROUND", we have to shorten it to "PP". She immediately get's so excited that she runs around all over the house and is looking for her leash and can't get out to the car fast enough. If she could talk, I know she would say "going to see my friends!!!!, MOM, come on!". She is so loved by the staff and is always accepted with smiles, no matter how long it's been since her last visit. They are by far the best staff and the best prices. Either location is not close to our home, but we don't mind driving out of our way to give Maya the best experience and best care. Thanks you PP staff! Kirsty, Chad and Maya Peters"

    Kirsty
  • I wanted to say thanks for "taking" Emma in. Emma is our rescue and my husband and I began to worry about Emma and her social skills with other dogs. We took Emma to a different daycare facility in which she was labeled "a bully" and having "low self-confidence." That facility kicked Emma out of the daycare program and would not let her interact with the other dogs; I believed that this was because she was a pit bull and they did not want to take the time to work with her. Then I heard about Puppy Playground through a friend. I told the staff of Emma's history before we adopted her, her long medical history, and her having been attacked by another dog. Deb was very open to having Emma go thru their evaluation process and told me to bring her in. I did but was very nervous about how Emma would respond. Fast forward five months...Emma LOVES it there and we have a new dog. Puppy Playground staff worked with Emma and now she is a princess there and treated like one 🙂 At home now she is calm and is wonderful with our 9 month old son. We are currently working on a new issue...during walks, Emma thinks every dog she sees is her best friend and she has to say "hi." We have some dogs that attend Puppy playground with Emma that live in our neighborhood. She recognizes them and has to say "hi!" Oh, and when she does not get to go "school" as we call it, she pouts all day in her bed until I ask her if she wants to go to "school." It is quite hilarious. I could not have asked for a better outcome. Puppy Playground accepted Emma the pit bull  for who she was and who she is. She has the biggest heart and is our cuddle bug at home. We can not thank Puppy Playground enough for what they have done!

    Ashley
  • "Dino loves going to the Puppy Playground and playing with his pals. He wishes he could go every day. I love it because it helps keep his energy level in check at home by providing the necessary activities during the day. He is always looking good from his baths and nail trimmings. Dino also enjoyed... ... his extended stay during our vacation and the staff was nice enough to send us a cell phone picture of him to ease our mind. The staff at the Puppy Playground is very friendly and always call Dino's name like he is Norm entering Cheers. I know Dino is safe at the Puppy Playground. I highly recommend it!"

    Dino's Mom

Frequently Asked Questions

Got Questions? We’ve Got Answers!

Welcome to our FAQ’s page where you will find answers to the most commonly asked questions.

Can my dog get a bath or other grooming services at Puppy Playground?

YES! Puppy Playground offers bathing, nail trimming, ear & teeth cleaning, as well as a de-shedding service.  These can be utilized during a day or play or during a boarding stay.  Prices vary on size and coat of the dog and are listed here.  All boarding dogs who stay one week or longer will receive a free bath before they go home!

My dog has sensitive skin. Do you have any special shampoo?

Yes! We are happy to offer oatmeal shampoo at no additional charge.  If you have a special shampoo, you are welcome to bring that in as well.

What is the difference between clipping and dremmeling nails?

When trimming nails, we offer two options.  The first uses traditional nail clippers, the second option uses a Dremmel tool with a special attachment which files the nails down to a more smooth and round surface.  We recommend using the dremmel if you have hardwood floors or a dog who jumps and/or scratches. Traditional clipper trim: $10; Dremmel trim: $15

Are all the dogs out playing together?

Yes, we provide cage-free, interactive play to all dogs in the facility.  All dogs are running around, playing together and have constant access to go both inside and outside at their will.  We do have a special area for small or shy dogs, however most prefer to be in the pack, running around with their friends.

How do I enroll my dog?

The first step is to complete our Temperament Evaluation process.  Safety is our first priority, so we do this to ensure all the dogs are socially stable and get along and play well with others.  New dog evaluations are conducted Monday – Thursday and last approximately two hours.  There is no charge for the evaluation, and if your dog is doing well, they are more than welcome to stay past the two hours and enjoy daycare!  Give us a call or submit the application here.

Do you administer medications?

Yes, we are happy to administer your pet’s oral or trans-dermal medications.

When arriving for boarding, please have the medication clearly labeled with your dog’s name, the dosage & frequency of the medication, as well as a description of what the medication is for.

Example: Dakota Wilson, 1 glucosamine 2x/day  (Joint Supplement); 1 Proin 2x/day (For urinary incontinence)

We use pill pockets, peanut butter or other methods to entice the dog to take the medication; direct pilling for dogs who refuse the good stuff.

Please note, we are unable to administer injections.

What vaccinations do you require?

Guests at Puppy Playground must be up-to-date on DHLPP (Distemper 5:1 vaccine), Rabies, Bordetella (given every 6 months), and flea and heartworm preventative.

Does my dog need to be spayed/neutered?

All dogs over 6 months of age must be spayed or neutered. Any dog less than 6 months old may still be intact.

At what age do you start puppies?

Puppies may start daycare at 12 weeks of age, provided they have had their second round of puppy vaccinations, including bordetella, a negative fecal, and have been started on flea and heartworm prevention.

What if my dog has some issues? Can they still come?

Our highly trained staff will be happy to evaluate any dog who comes into the facility (provided vaccination records are provided) and assess if this will be a good environment for the dog.  It doesn’t matter if your dog has had zero training classes or graduated at the top of its class.  We work with the dogs during the course of daycare on appropriate play behaviors and help them learn the proper ways to interact and play with both people and dogs.

Do I need a reservation?

Once your dog has successfully completed the evaluation, there is no need for a daycare reservation, you can show up and drop off Monday – Friday!  If you need boarding or weekend daycare, we do ask you to make a reservation.  During holidays or peak seasons, we may ask for a credit card number to hold the reservation.

Do you offer weekend play?

Our weekend playtime is primarily for boarding dogs, however you are welcome to drop off for the day if you are welcome to do so.  The dogs enjoy both morning and afternoon play sessions.   If you need to drop off on a weekend, we offer two convenient drop-off & pick –up times, both Saturday & Sunday from 8 – 10 am & 5 – 7 pm.

Do you have any breed restrictions?

No, we do not have any breed restrictions.  We do have health and temperament restrictions and evaluate all dogs to meet this criterion.

What if a dog does not get along with my dog?

Sometimes dogs have bad days too.  If we can work with the dogs to help redirect and correct the behaviors, we will do so.  Sometimes a little nap or time-out is enough to solve a problem.  However, if we feel there is a safety risk to the other dogs, we reserve the right to remove any dog from the play area at any time.

What is the difference between a half day and a full day of play?

A half day of play time is less than 6 hours on site, starting at the time of drop-off; any stay over 6 hours is considered a full day of play.

What do I need to bring?

Please bring your dog in on a leash wearing a collar with an ID tag.  Dogs staying overnight should plan to bring food and any medication.  We are happy to provide bowls, water dishes and bedding.  You are more than welcome to provide additional toys or bedding.  Please no glass or rawhide items.

Where do the dogs sleep?

Dogs staying overnight sleep indoors inside their own personal suite.  Both facilities are heated and air conditioned and provide a comfortable, climate controlled setting.  Suite sizes range from 5 x 10 to 5 x 5 and the dogs are given the largest size available.

Can someone else pick up my dog?

If you are unable to pick up, just let us know.  We are happy to allow other approved individuals to pick up your dog.  You are also more than welcome to pre-pay for services or we can take a credit card via the phone.

Do you offer traditional, kennel type boarding?

During boarding, ALL our dogs participate in cage-free play.  Many dogs benefit from extra nap time during the day, and we are happy to accommodate any requests for doggie down time.  The staff also monitors the dogs throughout play and can offer quiet, sleep time to any dog getting worn out from the 12 hours of play.