All pet parents must submit a fully completed application and attend an evaluation day. Download our daycare application below, complete, then schedule an evaluation appointment. Evaluations are typically done Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Please allow for a 30-minute meeting with a staff member upon pick-up on your evaluation day so we can discuss with you how your dog did.

dog daycare

at the good dog spot

At The Good Dog Spot, we love and care for your pup like they are our own. We realize that your dog is a furry member of your family and they deserve the highest level of quality care. We provide daycare and training for your dog along with safe socialization, education, and exercise. 

Our dog daycare facilities include a variety of fun playrooms that provide everything an active pup needs, including space and supervision. Our climate-controlled playrooms are grouped by size, personality and play style to make sure your dog is safe and comfortable. As your dog ages, grows and develops, they may switch playrooms as their confidence builds and/or play preferences change.

dog daycare

rates 

Check out our Birthday Pawties to see how we can help you celebrate your pup’s special day!

One Day – $37 ($32 for each additional dog)
Five Days – $170  ($145 for each additional dog)
Ten Days – $330  ($280 for each additional dog)

Half Day (up to 5 hrs) – $28 ($23 for each additional dog)
Five Half Days (up to 5 hrs) – $125 ($100 for each additional dog)
Ten Half Days (up to 5 hrs) – $240 ($190 for each additional dog)

Passes are valid for 90 days from the date of purchase unless otherwise determined by management.

dog daycare

memberships

Memberships require a 12 month commitment and are charged on the first of each month.

webcam

Stay connected with your pet

We understand the separation anxiety that comes with being away from your furry family member, which is why we installed live webcams in every playroom so you can check in on your pup throughout the day (except during nap time and overnight). Our webcams are accessible from any internet-connected mobile or desktop device. You’ll see firsthand how attentive our team is with your pup and you’ll be able to feel confident that they are safe and having fun at The Good Dog Spot. 

The new webcam fee is $1per visit. The webcams are currently only available for daycare areas and outside. If you are a boarding or overnight guest that doesn’t play in a group, then your pet will not be visible on a webcam at this time.

the benefits

of dog daycare

Wanting to be social is deeply instinctual for dogs; that’s why we integrate open play with others into their daily routine. Regular playtime with other dogs has numerous benefits, including:

  • Being more comfortable around dogs and people
  • Staying physically fit. Pet obesity is a growing concern; according to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, more than 50 percent of dogs are obese
  • Learning positive behavior, leading to less doggie mischief at home
  • Finding their BFFF (Best Furry Friend Forever)

With The Good Dog Spot, your furry family member will learn how to be a well-balanced canine citizen. Each new dog gets a report card at the end of the day detailing their behavior, who they made friends with, and how well they interacted with the team and other dogs. We also provide our regular customers with frequent updates on their dog’s temperament, as well as advice on how to replicate their training at home.

We know that structure is important for your dog’s development. Here’s a typical day at our doggie daycare:

  • Opening – 12 p.m.: Safe, supervised open-play time which includes running, playing, sniffing and fun with their BFFF’s (Best Furry Friends Forever)
  • 12 p.m. – 2 p.m.: Well-deserved nap time. Each dog is provided some much-needed “me” time in a home-style crate so they don’t get over-stimulated in exciting environments like a playroom. During this time, we also provide lunches and/or administer medications when applicable. We also use this time to proactively clean each playroom before an afternoon of play! Our highly trained Pet Care Specialists will closely monitor your pup and may give them extra breaks throughout the day, if required
  • 2 p.m. – Closing: Open play again before pet parents pick up a tired, happy and calm dog

All dogs get daily report cards; new dogs get a full day evaluation and a welcome kit that includes a detailed report on the dog’s first day.

Birthday pawties

celebrate your pup’s birthday

Bring your furry friend in on their big day and they get COMPLIMENTARY ice cream and a cookie at snack time (72-hour advance notice needed).

Would you like to throw your fur-child a Birthday Pawty for them and nine of their dog-pals? Make sure we know the date of your pup’s birthday, then choose a pawty option!

Gotcha Pawties

celebrate your pup’s adoption day

We want to honor the day you picked up your fur-baby in a special way and celebrate with games, snacks, photos and crafts. Your pet/s are going to have a blast!

Please make sure we have a record in our system so we know the date. Then, bring your furry friend in on their big day and they get COMPLIMENTARY ice cream and a cookie at snack time (72-hour advance notice needed).

pawty options

Please contact us in person, by phone or email if you would like to schedule a Pawty (72-hour advance notice is needed).

The Good Pawty $30

Birthday Cake
Pawty Hats

The Better Pawty $50

Birthday Cake & Boas
Pawty Hats
Photo Book
Bobbing for Hotdogs

The Best Pawty $100

aka: “The Maible” – in loving memory of our first pawty recipient Maible the Wheaton
Cake & Boas
Pawty hats
Photo Book
Bobbing for Hotdogs
Goodie Bags for All Ten Pawty Guests

Choice of: Pawticures for 10 (nail painting, nail check/trim), a game of baseball, Tic-Tac-Toe, paint the nose on the puppy, or soccer.

DAYCARE

POLICIES & guidelines

AGE

All dogs must be at least 8 weeks in age and/or in their homes for a minimum of 2 weeks. Puppies under 16 weeks must be enrolled in our Spots Tots Program. Puppies over the age of 16 weeks need to complete an Application form and full day Evaluation prior to daycare enrollment. Spots Tots Graduates complete a soft Evaluation Day at the age of 16 weeks before being promoted to full Daycare status. Puppies under 9 months old will be classified as red dogs to ensure appropriate social skills are learned and are reassessed at a later date.

Vaccination Requirements

To attend daycare, your dog must be vaccinated against Rabies, per Massachusetts state regulations. Beyond this core vaccination, we encourage you to have a conversation with your veterinarian about your lifestyle and beliefs and determine a vaccination protocol that best suits your needs. This could include the distemper/parvo and bordetella vaccines. It could also include deciding not to vaccinate beyond Rabies or an annual titer test to determine what is needed for your pet’s system. Proof must be submitted with application and updated as necessary.

3 Strikes

The safety of your dog is of utmost importance at The Good Dog Spot. For this reason, we have implemented a “three strikes and you’re out” policy when it comes to unacceptable behavior. Any dog receiving 3 strikes within a six month period will be released from daycare.

When a dog receives a strike, the owner will be given written documentation of the incident as well as suggestions from management which may help reduce the likelihood of a repeated offence. Upon receiving three strikes in a six month period your dog will be asked to leave daycare. If your dog does not receive all three strikes within the six month period, their record will be wiped clean and they will start over fresh. Any incident which causes injury to another dog or to a staff member can lead to automatic expulsion.

Daycare Days and Hours

Daycare is available Monday through Friday from 7am–6:30pm and Saturday from 8am–4pm; We are closed for lunch 12:30–1:30pm.

CancellationS

We request and appreciate 24 hour notice for all cancellations, however, cancellations can be done anytime up to the morning of your scheduled day. Repeat offenders to this policy may incur a $25 no show fee.

Newly Adopted Dog

All newly adopted dogs, regardless of age or where they were acquired, must be in their new home for a minimum of two weeks prior to starting daycare. Exposing your recently adopted dog or new puppy to too many new situations all at the same time can be detrimental to their mental and physical wellbeing. Your recently adopted dog has undergone a huge life change and needs time to bond with you as well as time to adjust to their new home environment before exposing them to even more stressors such as what they would find in any pet care facility.

Health Requirements

All dogs must be in good health and free of contagious diseases, this includes transmittable illnesses such as parvovirus and canine cough, and internal and external parasites such as worms or fleas. If fleas are found on your pet, your pet will receive an immediate flea bath at your expense.

Dogs must be able to handle the physical aspect of daycare. Dogs that have sensitive hips, shoulders, joints, or other chronic pain may not be eligible for daycare. Dogs that have diarrhea and/or vomiting must be seen by their veterinarian and cleared in order to return to daycare. If your dog has received any live virus vaccines (including but not limited to Bordetella “aka Canine Cough” or Distemper) please keep your dog out of daycare for seven days.

Collars and Equipment

Please refrain from bringing your pet in on a Flexi or retractable lead. This is for the safety of staff and your dog. All collars are removed for play. We strongly advise against using a choke or prong collar with your dog, please feel free to ask any staff member about alternative anti-pull walking aids. Please be mindful of your dog’s actions while in the lobby—while dogs do come here to play, a lot of dogs can be territorial around their parents, and may become reactive on leash.

Daycare Passes

Daycare passes are valid for 90 days from the date of purchase. Daycare passes are nonrefundable in every circumstance. A credit in the amount equal to the prorated value of the number days remaining on the pass will be applied to the customer’s account in certain circumstances. Credits, if issued, may be used for retail products or other services.

Snow

Please be aware that The Good Dog Spot will be CLOSED if Public Schools for that location are closed. We are open 8-9 am and 4-5 pm on snow days for overnight care and emergency cases. If you have any questions, please call our office or check our website before bringing your pet for the most up to date information. It is possible if one location is closed and the other is open for your pet to attend daycare at the open location, pending availability. Please call for more information.

Spay/Neuter

All dogs must be spayed or neutered no later than 9 months of age.

Behavior Requirements

All dogs must be sociable towards people and dogs. Dogs lacking in dog and human social skills necessary for a large off leash playgroup setting will not be accepted into daycare.

Breeds

All breeds are accepted; however certain breed characteristics do not lend themselves to positive play experiences. Bully breeds and herding breeds in particular tend to pass the initial evaluation and exhibit inappropriate behaviors once they become more comfortable in the daycare environment.

ReservationS

All dogs must have a reservation to attend daycare. Reservations can be made via phone, email in person or online. Reservations can be made on a per visit basis or on a long term basis. Reservations can be done anytime up to the evening before your intended day. Same day reservations are sometimes available. This helps us to prepare for the dogs that will be attending while maintaining a proper staff to dog ratio.

Late fees for Pickup

1-15 minutes late: $15, 15-30 minutes late $30, after 30 minutes your dog is considered an overnight guest and overnight charges apply. Your pet can be picked up after 7am the following day.

Call Us to book your spot (413) 534-1333

35 C North Chicopee Street Chicopee, MA 01020

139 King Street Northampton, MA 01060

ABOUT US

Our Mission is to ensure pet parents’ peace of mind by providing consistent, compassionate grooming services and a nurturing, safe and fun environment for pets to socialize and grow through our daycare and overnight programs.

Chicopee hours

  • Monday  7:00am - 6:30pm
  • Tuesday  7:00am - 6:30pm
  • Wednesday  7:00am - 6:30pm
  • Thursday  7:00am - 6:30pm
  • Friday  7:00am - 6:30pm
  • Saturday  8:00am - 4:00pm
  • Sunday  8:00am - 9:00am
    & 4:00 - 5:00pm 

We are closed between 12:30-1:30 for lunch

Northampton hours

  • Monday  7:00am - 6:30pm
  • Tuesday  7:00am - 6:30pm
  • Wednesday  7:00am - 6:30pm
  • Thursday  7:00am - 6:30pm
  • Friday  7:00am - 6:30pm
  • Saturday  8:00am - 4:00pm
  • Sunday  8:00am - 9:00am
    & 4:00pm - 5:00pm

We are closed between 12:30-1:30 for lunch

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