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day play at vin view PetLodge

Canine-to-5 is where dogs can come and play in a communal, interactive, group environment with other like-minded buddies.

Dogs attending our doggy day play must be people-friendly, enjoy the company of other dogs and be able to cope with the stimulating environment of a doggy day care. 

We are always working to create a positive doggy social experience. To do this we mix dogs in groups of like-minded personalities, similar size and energy level. We do not mix small and large dogs together, nor do we mix high energy with medium or low energy. This is why we find out as much as we can about your dog and have an evaluation process, this enables us to see what it is like at day care, in play and whether we have a suitable group for it to mix with. 

Our evaluation process includes a questionnaire for you to complete regarding your dog, and us observing your dog during it's first 2 to 3 visits. 

Not all dogs are well suited to the doggy day care environment and that's ok. Not all dogs will suit our style of day care programme either, this may be due to our facility, how we structure our programme and their personality and dog-social preferences.

Our daycare programme is currently full. If you would like to put your dog on the waitlist email us with information about your dog - age, breed/s, desexed or not, preferred day and reasons for daycare and we will contact you and pop it on the waitlist. 

  • Day play is available Monday - Friday

  • Drop off is between 8-10am and pick up is between 3-5pm

  • Day play not available during the school holidays and over the Christmas and New Year holiday period, see below for the doggy day care term dates

Doggie day care terms 2024
  • Term 1: Monday 15 January - Thursday 11 April

  • Term 2: Monday 29 April - Friday 5 July

  • Term 3: Monday 22 July - Friday 27 September

  • Term 4: Monday 14 October - Friday 13 December

  • Day play does not operate on public holidays that fall on a week day

  • $20 per dog per visit  

  • Payment is required at the time of drop off or pick up, via Eftpos, credit card or cash

  • Internet bank payments are also acceptable, talk to us for further details

  •  We have a limited number of spaces for doggy day care on each day, once that is full we are unable to accommodate any more dogs for that day

  • You may request a permanent spot for your dog on a set day, we will discuss with you availability and whether that day is suitable for your dog 

  • If you would like to register your dog on our wait list please get in contact with us

  • One off casual bookings are only available for dogs who currently come to Vin View as a boarder, and are subject to space being available.  

  • If you need your dog looked after just for a day or want to get it used to coming to see us prior to a multi-day stay please refer to our day boarding section

  • We do not recommend that dogs attend more than twice a week. Requests for more than 2 days a week will be on a case by case basis and will depend on the dogs personality, behaviour at day care and its age

  • Your dog must be up to date with its vaccinations before it can attend. For the health of your dog and those already staying with us, if your dog’s vaccination is not up to date it will be unable to come and play. 

  • You must bring your dogs vaccination booklet with you so that we can sight it. 

  • For existing day play dogs, booster vaccinations must be given prior to due date for your dog to continue with day play without a stand down period applying. 

  • If you are unsure, check with your vet, they will be able to tell you when their vaccinations are due. 

At what age can my dog attend day play?
  • We accept dogs of all ages

  • Your dog can start to attend day play once it is over 4 months old, providing it has finished it series of vaccinations and more than 10 days has passed since its last vaccination date

  • Older dogs must be well socialised and still enjoy interacting and playing with a variety of dogs 

Does my dog need to be desexed to attend day play?
  • Female dogs do not need to be spayed, however they are unable to attend when they come into season. They can only return once their cycle has finished, this could be 2 - 4 weeks depending on your dog. 

  • We accept entire male dogs under 1 year of age. If you chose not to neuter your male dog after this age we will monitor its ongoing behaviour and for the safety of your dog and other dogs may request that it is removed from day care until it is neutered. 

  • We do not accept entire males over 1 year of age. Some exceptions may apply, these are on a case by case basis and will be discussed with you. 

  • Non-desexed males and females do not play together


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