If you're like us, your pets have become family members. We care for them with the same love and attention. We provide sociability coaching and obedience training, via boarding and dawgy daycare fun in our home, a warm, loving and safe environment. Your dog will come home better behaved with humans and more social with other dogs, all while having a great time!  Training and rehabilitation is the focus of everything we do. This is what truly makes us unique. If you are interested in coming to visit our amazing world, click on the link to fill out the Free Consultation Form.

This is a family-owned, award winning, small business.  It is our full-time chosen vocation. We have over 30 years' experience training dogs and horses. There is a dog behaviorist on-site 24 hours per day to maintain a fun, calm and harmonious environment. Our primary focus is training. We rehabilitate dogs to become balanced, calm and happy campers. We post pictures every day on our Dawg Dayz Retreat Facebook page, so that you may see all of the fun your dog is having while training on his or her own vacation or day of dawgy daycare.  We love animals and they love us!  Check out our testimonials and contact us today to come visit.

Here are a few of our qualifications:
  • Licensed, Bonded & Insured
  • Rated A+ by Better Business Bureau
  • Best of Raleigh Award
  • American Red Cross Dog & Cat CPR Trained & Certified
  • 4-H Leaders and Trainers
  • Wake County SPCA and Animal Shelter Volunteers
  • Professional United Pet Sitters Members
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We welcome our guests to our 4,000 sf home on three acres in the heart of Cary.  Two tiled sunrooms, four indoor play areas and an acre fenced yard with three separate play areas create an exceptional, comfy, safe, and fun play environment.  Dogs are only in crates to sleep and finish their meals.  The rest of the time is sociability coaching and obedience training during their full-on play outside when weather permits and inside to rest and relax.  
Flexible Fee Structure for Services
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You won't find a list of separate charges for all the extras that add up to good, quality care for your pets.  We are qualified and we do it all!  Just ask.  We would prefer to customize a quote for the services that you require.  Even though our service and attention to detail is superior, our quotes are generally lower than our competitors.
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Typically, a day of structured dawgy daycare with sociability & obedience training would be $25-$35; a night of boarding with sociability & obedience training, (24-hour care) would be $45-$55; and a night of boarding with structured dawgy daycare and additional focused or puppy training would be $80-$100. We want to sit down with you to discuss your needs in person and meet your pets. There is no charge for this initial consultation.  We are confident that once you partner with us, you will be a client for life.
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Steps To Make a Reservation:

Step 1: Fill out the application at:  Free Consultation Form.  We will provide a quote and send an email confirmation of consultation date & time within 24 hours.

Step 2: Contact your veterinarian to send vaccination records to: brenna@dawgdayzretreat.com.  
Dogs must be current on all vaccinations, to include Rabies, Distemper, Parvo, Bordetella, Leptospirosis and Canine Flu Vaccine.

Step 3: Visit with your dog and ask questions.  We will conduct the initial temperament assessment while you are here.
Step 4: We will schedule a day of 
dawgy daycare for focused temperament assessment to determine whether our home would be a good fit for your dog.  

Step 5: If your dog is accepted, you may fill out the Reservation Form when you are ready for your dog to enjoy training via a fun-filled day of dawgy daycare or, even better, a fun-filled vacation with us! Your dog will come home better behaved with humans and more social with dogs, all while having a great time!  


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Drop-off & Pick-up Times

Monday - Friday  
7:30-9:00am        5:30-7pm

10am-noon           6-7pm


*Hours may be adjusted as needed   

*We offer on-call services for our established clients should an emergency arise.  We will do our very best to be there whenever you need us.
Rewards Program

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Once you and your dog become a part of our family, you qualify to earn free services. For every new client that you refer who schedules services, you will earn a free day of dawgy daycare!

Services Detailed
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We offer a multitude of services for a variety of pets in the Cary/Apex/Raleigh area. Choose the schedule and services you require on the Free Consultation Form, and we'll do the rest.
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Training via Dawgy Daycare and Boarding:
  • Pets are welcomed as one of our family
  • Sociability coaching and obedience training
  • Playtime loaded with fun activities
  • Walks
  • Love and attention
  • Feeding
  • Administration of medicine
  • Brushing
  • Baths (additional fee)
  • Pick-up and drop-off service may be available  
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*For the safety of all of our pets, we require documentation validating that all vaccinations are current.  Pets must been wormed and treated for fleas and ticks within 30 days of stay. They must also be consistently non-aggressive toward  animals and humans. Please contact us for more  details and to check for availability.


Contact Info
Contact us today to schedule services or for more information. Ask about our special offers and discounts!



Phone: 919.909.2698
Cell:    616.291.9462

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