dog day campDog Day Camp is a “cage-free” service designed for dogs that are social with other dogs. Day Camp provides an outlet to expend excess energy, socialize, exercise and remain active. At Day Camp, there is never a dull moment and our schedule is packed with fun and activities. Trained supervisors ensure safe play so dog owners can have peace-of-mind knowing they can juggle a hectic work schedule without compromising the care of their best friend. And, Day Camp activity can be viewed, at all times, on our Day Camp Webcams.

The Barkley’s award-winning Dog Day Camp is open 7 days per week for both small and large breed campers. Our facility was custom-designed by industry experts to provide a comfortable and safe environment.  It features over 5,000 square feet of secure indoor/outdoor play area – complete with premium-grade air circulation and climate control. The Barkley was the first animal pet care facility in the Midwest to offer artificial grass surface for dogs and is a certified K9Grass 5-star facility!

Enrollment & Requirements
All campers must meet all published requirements and be enrolled in our program to participate. To find out how to enroll your dog, please visit our enrollment page.

First Time Evaluation Day
Since Day Camp is not for every dog, every new camper needs to be professionally evaluated to ensure its’ safety and compatibility. More info on our evaluation page.

Monday – Friday:   7:00 am – 7:00 pm

Saturday:  9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Sunday:  11:00 am – 8:00 pm

Day Camp fees are based on single day passes or pre-paid pass plans and priced to be extremely competitive in the marketplace. Click here to see current pricing options.

Dog Day Camp is limited in size, therefore clients are strongly encouraged to make reservations in advance to avoid disappointment. Priority goes to clients with standing reservations. We request 24-hour notification for cancellations in order to properly staff a safe play environment. Overnight guests wishing to attend Day Camp must pass a Day Camp Evaluation and be “accepted” prior to first day of stay.

Camper safety is our primary goal, therefore, Day Camp is not for every dog. Day camp is a place for social dogs to come play and have fun. It is not a place for aggressive dogs to learn how to be social. The Barkley offers a Day Stay program for dogs who are not social or who need special attention during the work day.

Pick up & Delivery
The Barkley offers pick up & delivery service 7 days per week.