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Purchase one full day of doggie daycare, and your dog gets to come back for the second day of fun absolutely FREE! T&Cs apply.



Auckland's Premium Dog Daycare

Daily Socialising and Enrichment of your Dog(s)



With several dog daycare centres in convenient Auckland Locations, we make it easy for you to drop your dog off for a day of fun, exercise, and socialisation.

The awesome news is that come home time, your dog will be mentally fulfilled and happily content!


What makes our dog daycare so awesome?

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Size Appropriate Play


We separate dogs into specific play parks depending on size and play style. We do this because dogs are all different; some are quieter than others, and some like their own space. All new daycare guests undergo an initial assessment to determine the best park for them. 



Our modern and spacious indoor and outdoor play parks are designed with fun and safety in mind. Whether your dog is playing with their little friends in "Toy Town", romping with its big buddies, or even hanging out in our outdoor park, it will have plenty of space to run, jump, play, or relax – whatever the weather.

Safety First
Safety First


Your dog’s well-being and safety are our #1 priority. Their energy levels and temperament will be carefully observed while in our care.  All caregivers are trained to engage your dog safely with other dogs to provide the best experience possible for all our furry guests.

Activity Timetable
Activity Timetable


Every day there’s a new timetable with games and activities to stimulate and enrich your dog’s day. We start with free play, then move on to games like cardboard rip and bubble pop. We have rest time with blankets and classical music, time for basic training, and more play!

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Player of the Day


Every day we choose a standout dog as the player of the day. Their name is added to our park activity board and highlighted on our Facebook feeds for proud parents to celebrate!

Check on your dog
Check On Your Dog


Want to find out how your dog is? We understand you’ll probably want to check on your dog when they first come to daycare.

Call us to ask or check out the photos we post on Facebook each day.

NZ's 1st pet hotel and doggy daycare.

Established in 2006.


Laura and Retriever
“We Want to say a big thank you to the team at Pets in the City. The excitement from Coco when she realises we have arrived shows how much she loves coming to daycare. Your availability to listen and offer encouragement, advice, and reassurance through all the puppy stages to me was invaluable and a great reassurance. Thank you again, and will see you in daycare.”
Coco 2
Kirsten and Coco
"All staff at PITC are amazing and very friendly; we recently put Brody through the Puppy Development training courses on offer, and the wonderful Danielle took him through his paces; she did a fantastic job! After the first 6-week course, we continued and did another 6 weeks, and I noticed a real difference in Brody’s behaviour. The training was well worth it".
Sandy and Brody
"We love Pets in the City! And more importantly, so does our dog, Hiro. We drop our pup off for daycare twice a week and on occasional weekends. The team is a good group of people who care for and love dogs. Hiro even comes home with better manners than when I drop him off. They play and work with the dogs and are so knowledgeable. I am so thankful!"
Jonathan and Hiro
“Pets in the City are the best! Mocha has been a regular for the past 5 years, the team ensured that every time we visit, we were welcomed, and she was taken care of, having so much fun and staying safe and loved by the entire team. I never worry about Mocha when she’s at daycare, because from the photos I receive, she’s always chasing someone’s shoes, or trying to destroy a toy or a towel.”
Mo and Mocha
“Kélia’s second home for the last 4 years, and she shows it with her excited squeals in the car on arrival. I feel confident leaving her with the amazing and experienced staff for her day of fun and cuddles. I would not want to take my girl anywhere else! Thank you PITC!”
Cecile and Kelia
“We have been taking our 3 ½-year-old dog to Pets in the City for most of his life. He attends 2-3 times per week due to our work commitments and the invaluable socialisation skills he gets there. To say the staff there are incredible would be an understatement. He cannot wait to enter the building and is greeted like a long-lost friend. He has had overnight stays there, and we can relax knowing how well cared for he is. If there are any concerns, the team will call to update you. If you are looking for a place to send your precious dog to for love, attention, interaction, and fun, look no further. We cannot speak highly enough of them.”
Lynne and Buddy

Your Furry Friend Deserves the Best!

At our dog daycare, we understand that your four-legged companion is more than just a pet—they're family! That's why we've created a safe and loving haven where your beloved pup can play, learn, and socialise while you handle your daily responsibilities with peace of mind.

Why Pets In The City is the Top Choice for Doggie Daycare in Auckland?


🐾 Experienced Staff: Our dedicated team of experienced professionals treats every dog as their own, ensuring they receive the utmost care and attention throughout the day.

🏞️ Spacious Play Areas: Let your furry friend roam and romp in our expansive play areas, designed to provide ample room for them to stretch their paws and make new furry pals.

🐶 Enrichment and Exercise: We offer various enrichment activities and exercise opportunities to keep your dog engaged, stimulated, and happy. From toys and puzzles to outdoor adventures, they'll never have a dull moment!

🤝 Safe Socialisation: Our environment promotes safe socialisation, allowing your pup to interact with other friendly dogs under the watchful eyes of our trained staff. It's the perfect opportunity for your fur baby to learn important social skills!

High Standards: We maintain relentless dedication to upholding high standards of care. Our staff undergoes extensive training, ensuring they're equipped with the knowledge and expertise necessary to provide the best experience for your furry friend.

🌟 Supportive Community: Raising a dog can be both rewarding and challenging. That's why we're here to support you every step of the way. We strive to create a community where dog parents feel connected, supported, and understood.


Join Our Doggie Daycare Family Today!


🐾 Your dog's happiness and well-being are our top priorities.

🐾 Sign up now to secure a spot for your furry friend!

🐾 Experience the joy of seeing your pup thrive in a loving and stimulating environment.

I'm In! How do I Apply?


Step 1: Complete our online Application Form.


The first step in having your Dog become part of the PITC family is to complete the new customer registration form via our Customer Portal. This gives us some background information about your dog, including their personality and possible behavioural traits.

As part of the online registration process, you will be asked to upload a photo or scan of your dog's latest vaccination information. We require all vaccinations to be current for all the dog's health and well-being. Kennel Cough and Canine Leptospirosis need to be given yearly, and Vanguard 5/DHPPI every three years. 

Puppies must have completed their second round of vaccinations, including Kennel Cough. 

You can access the online registration form by clicking the following link:




Step 2: Book your Dog in for their Assessment


Once you have completed the online application, you will receive an email with instructions for how to book your dog's assessment through our online portal. Please check your junk mail folder if you are still waiting to receive this email within a few minutes of submitting your application.


Step 3: Your Dog's First Day!


On your dog’s first day at Day Care, they will undergo a 90-minute Assessment with our Senior Caregiver which will enable us to get to know him or her better and help us determine which play park and play group will best suit the needs of your dog. 

Your dog will be closely monitored throughout the day to ensure they fit in and feel comfortable.

At the end of their first day, your dog will leave with their Pets In The City Doggie Day Care Report, which will tell you about their first day!  Of course, you can always check in and see how your furry friend is going with a phone call to our friendly reception team or check out the daily park antics on Facebook, where we post pictures daily of our visitors.


Dog Daycare Pricing

The cost of Pets In The City doggy daycare in Auckland starts from $39 for a casual half day to $57 for a casual full day, offering great value for pet owners and ensuring a happy dog. Pets In The City is open for Doggie Daycare from 6.30 am to 7.00 pm, allowing your dog to spend more time with friendly dogs at the daycare. If you send your dog to doggie daycare regularly each week, the best option is to join the PITC Club, which also allows you access to special discounts on other Pets In the City Goods and Services. However, our most popular option for Dog Daycare is the 10-day concession cards. These are valid for six months and allow our clients to bring their dogs to daycare at their convenience.

Our half-day is anything less than five hours, and the time starts when your dog is checked in. After five hours, our full-day rates will apply.

Casual Full Day $57 Casual Half Day $39.

The below prices are effective from 01 May 2023.


Full Day
Half Day

Platinum Club


Not Applicable

per day

Our Platinum Club membership avoids the upfront cost of the concession cards and allows clients to pay for daycare through regular weekly payments.

Best for Clients whose dog attends daycare regularly four or five days each week.

Easily managed through our customer portal.

Includes exclusive Club Member Discounts, with up to 10 per cent off PITC Goods and Services.

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Gold Club


Not Applicable

per day

As for Platinum Club, but for Clients whose dog attends daycare on the same two or three days each week.

Includes exclusive Club Member Discounts, with up to 5 percent off PITC Goods and Services.

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10-Day Concession Card



per day

Upfront Cost:

Full-Day Card: $445

Half-Day Card: $325

Valid for six months

Best for: Clients who want the flexibility of bringing their dog to daycare at their convenience, but without the ongoing commitment of weekly payments. 


5-Day Concession Card



per day

Upfront Cost:

Full-Day Card: $245

Half-Day Card: $180

Valid for six months

Best for Clients who only need our daycare service very occasionally or on a casual basis.

Send your fur baby to daycare on a Monday for only $34 with our Monday Madness Concession Cards!

These concession cards are valid for daycare only on Mondays. This is a great way to give your furry best friend an extra day of fun and stimulation each week at a heavily discounted rate.

5 x full-day card for $170.

10 x full-day card for $340

$34 for a fun and exciting day of daycare? YES PLEASE!

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Special Offer for First-Time Customers!

Purchase one full day of doggie daycare, and your pup gets to come back for a second day of fun absolutely FREE! Give your furry friend the gift of adventure, companionship, and endless tail-wagging joy!


Book Your Spot Now and Give Your Pup the Ultimate Daycare Experience!

🐾 Spaces are limited, so don't wait! 🐾


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Discover Why Pets In The City Doggie Daycare in Auckland is the Perfect Choice for Your Furry Friend.

Think about a scenario where your beloved furry friend could socialise, play, and learn while you're at work or getting stuff done around town. This is the reality at Pets In The City doggy daycares in Auckland!

Finding the Perfect Match for Your fur baby

Choosing the right doggy daycare for your furry companion involves considering key traits such as boarding options, location, facilities, qualified staff, and grouping of dogs. Pets In The City dog daycares in Auckland provide supervised playtime, regular exercise, feeding, grooming services, and comfortable sleeping areas. With professional and experienced staff, we also maintain regular communication with pet parents, ensuring a safe and fun environment. The team's skills are fundamental for high-quality care, supervision, and attention, providing a pleasant experience for you and your dog.

Our convenient daycare locations minimise travel time and stress for your pup and simplify your drop-off and pick-up process, making it a natural part of your daily routine.

The Importance of Initial Assessments

Initial assessments at Pets In The City doggy daycare centres evaluate the dogs' temperament and behaviour, ensuring they are safe and will enjoy their time in the daycare environment. These assessments involve highly trained staff, meticulous supervision, and insightful behavioural assessments for dogs upon arrival. Factors typically considered during a dog's initial assessment include intake paperwork, behaviour and temperament evaluation, socialisation skills and compatibility with other dogs.

Doggy Day Care Services Beyond Just a Pet-Sitting Service

Beyond just pet-sitting, Pets In The City doggy daycares in Auckland offer additional services such as comprehensive dog training programmes and convenient overnight dog boarding options in our Pet Hotel. All Pets In The City Dog Daycare branches also offer Dog Grooming. Selecting a Dog Daycare that also offers dog grooming is an excellent option for those breeds that require regular pamper sessions in one of our modern dog grooming salons. We will examine these services and their potential to enhance your dog's daycare experience while providing a safe and fun environment. Key features of all Pets In The City Branches include:

In a dog daycare setting, positive reinforcement plays a vital role in shaping the behaviour of dogs and promoting a healthy, happy, and harmonious environment. This approach encourages desired behaviours by rewarding dogs when they act appropriately, such as playing well with others, following commands, or exhibiting calm behaviour. It's a powerful tool for effective dog training and behaviour modification, fostering a positive relationship between the dogs and the daycare staff. This method not only enhances the dog's learning experience but also contributes to a more enjoyable and stress-free dog day care environment. So, in essence, positive reinforcement is a cornerstone of successful dog daycare operations.

Access to indoor and outdoor play areas at a doggy daycare is as much fun for your dog as it is a delightful experience, keeping them physically and mentally active and discouraging destructive behaviours. Great indoor activities for dogs at day care include dog games like tug of war, bubbles, special park activities, and fun daycare games like Mega Eggs, Frisbee Toss and Scream Extreme. Meanwhile, exciting outdoor activities include water play and sleuthing out the scents.

To guarantee dogs' safety in outdoor play areas, Pets In The City doggie daycares take all necessary precautions, including supervision, compatibility grouping, secure fencing, and skilled staff.

As dog parents, you understand that small dogs and puppies have unique needs. Pets In The City offers specialised care options for small dogs and puppies at our doggy daycare facilities, including dedicated spaces and puppy care programmes.

Dedicated Spaces for Smaller Breeds

Having separate spaces for smaller breeds ensures a safe and comfortable environment for all dogs at doggy daycare facilities. Dedicated large indoor areas for smaller breeds are designed with their size and temperament in mind, and professionals group dogs based on size, character, and energy levels. These dedicated spaces can significantly enhance the dog's comfort and safety by providing a size-appropriate environment, reducing the risk of injury, socialising with dogs of similar size, and offering tailored activities and amenities.

Puppy Socialisation Programme

Puppy Socialisation programmes offer:

  • Stimulating activities

  • Safe Socialisation opportunities with other puppies

  • Supervised playtime

  • Training sessions to foster good behaviour

This programme provides your puppy with a safe and stimulating environment, ensuring proper exercise, socialisation, and attention throughout the day.

Enrolling your dog in a comprehensive dog training programme while attending daycare ensures a well-rounded experience, helping to improve their behaviour and obedience skills. Pets In The City Auckland doggy daycares offer various training programs, including basic obedience training and puppy socialisation, to ensure your pup receives the best care possible.

When searching for a dog training program at a dog daycare, you should take into account factors such as:

  • Staff training on dog behaviour and body language,

  • The evaluation process for new dogs,

  • Trainer certifications,

  • Understanding of canine body language and

  • The use of positive reinforcement.

Overnight dog boarding services at Pets In The City doggy daycares offer a convenient option when you need extended care for your dog. All Pets In The City Auckland Dog Daycare Branches offer top-notch overnight dog boarding services.

During an overnight stay, dogs receive the best care possible, including supervised playtimes, individualised attention, meals, and comfortable accommodations in our luxury dog apartments.

Prerequisites for eligibility for overnight boarding at Pets In The City Auckland doggy daycares include vaccinations, a recent health check, temperament assessment, and dogs over eight months must be de-sexed.

Making the Most of Your Dog's Day Care Experience

As a responsible pet parent, you want to ensure your dog has the best possible experience at doggy day care. We will discuss how to prepare your dog for their daycare experience and what to expect on the first day.

Preparing Your Dog for Day Care

Preparing your dog for day care begins with socialisation and vaccinations. Here are some steps to follow:

  • Start with basic obedience training.

  • Introduce them to new environments.

  • Arrange playdates with other dogs.

  • Increase exposure to new dogs.

  • Ensure your dog receives vaccinations at least 48 hours before daycare, giving them ample time to adjust.

Familiarising your dog with the daycare facility can also help them feel more comfortable and excited about their day care adventures.

In conclusion, finding the perfect doggy day care in Auckland for your beloved furry friend considers location, services, and staff expertise. At Pets In the City, you can be confident your pup will have a fantastic experience filled with fun, socialisation, and learning at a top-notch facility. So, why wait? Start exploring the wonderful world of Pets In The City Auckland's doggy daycares today!


Fetch A Friend

If you recommend us to a friend, you and your friend will both receive a Two-Full-Day Concession Card added to your account!


  • You tell your friend all about Pets In The City!
  • Your friend completes our online application form and books their dog for an assessment.
  • Either one of you must complete the online referral form below.
  • We add a Two-Full-Day concession card to your and your friend's accounts.
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Doggie Daycare FAQ

We put the care in Doggie Daycare...

Doggie daycare at Pets in the City is where dogs come first!

Whatever your furry friend's size, age, play style and energy levels, our caring, experienced Caregivers keep it fun and safe for all.


Opening Hours

Monday to Friday, 6.30 am to 7.00 pm.

Saturday, Sunday & Public Holidays, 7.00 am to 6.00 pm


Good Friday, Easter Sunday, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year's Day, and the Day after New Year's Day.