The Best Doggy Daycares In Canberra

Our furry friends are a part of our families, and we want nothing but the very best when it comes to their care and wellbeing. We won’t trust just anyone to look after them, and we know the level of physical exercise and mental stimulation they need to be happy and healthy.

We understand that if you’re planning to send your pup to doggy daycare in the Canberra region, you won’t settle for second best. That’s why we’ve chatted to local dog-owners and come up with this list of the top three doggy daycare centres in Canberra and surrounds.

So, without further ado, let’s jump right into it.

What makes an excellent doggy daycare?

It’s only natural to feel a little nervous when entrusting a total stranger with your precious pet. Keep an eye out for the following traits when deciding on a doggy daycare so you can rest a little easier.

  • Run by dog-lovers. Are the staff at the doggy daycare animal lovers? Are they passionate about keeping your pet happy and entertained?
  • Plenty of space to run around. Most dogs need a fair amount of exercise each day. If they are at doggy daycare all day, they should have plenty of space to run around and play.
  • Lots of stimulating toys. Dogs need mental stimulation, or they can get restless and begin misbehaving. Look for a daycare centre that offers your dog a whole host of unique toys.
  • Competitively priced. Of course, you are willing to pay for quality care – but you shouldn’t feel ripped off.

The top doggy daycare centres in Canberra according to you

RiotACT’s editorial team has combed through 19 years of on-site comments to compile a list of the most recommended businesses according to you.

To be listed in our Best of Canberra series, each business needs to have consistently received positive feedback on RiotACT and Facebook as well as maintaining a minimum average of 4/5 stars on Google.

It’s time to introduce your top picks for doggy daycare centres in Canberra and surrounds.

Dog’s Day Out

Your dog is the top priority for the experienced team behind Dog’s Day Out. Your four-legged friend is given the love and attention they deserve as they play and rest in this fully indoor facility. With multiple play areas, Dog’s Day Out divides the dogs into safe play groups depending on size, age, and ability.


Open between 6 am and 7:30 pm, the passionate team at Pups4Fun provide a fun, rewarding doggy daycare program for dogs of all breeds and ages. With plenty of opportunities to socialise with other animals, your pet won’t grow bored or restless while you are out and about.


Safe, welcoming, and fully-insured, Paws2Play is one of Canberra’s leading doggy daycare centres. Committed to delivering a supportive and stimulating environment for your beloved dog, Paws2Play caters to dog-owners in Canberra, Yass, Queanbeyan, and surrounding regions. In addition to their doggy daycare services, Paws2Play also offers puppy kinder and obedience classes.

Who did you pick?

Thanks to our commenters who have provided insightful feedback, if you believe we have got it wrong, please let us know.

Have you sent your dog to a daycare centre? Which one did you choose? Share your experience in the comments area below.

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