Don't want your dog to stay in a scary, loud kennel environment? Would you like your dog cared for and coached by professionals, including a professional service dog trainer? Well, then, you are in the right place!

We interact with all of our campers utilizing dog psychology techniques, as demonstrated by Cesar Milan, the Dog Whisperer. That is one way we are very unique. Also, if you're like us, your pets have become family members. We care for them with the same love and attention. In addition, we provide sociability coaching and obedience training, via boarding and 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. We are very different and proud of it. 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, , small business.  It is our full-time chosen vocation. We have over 30 years' experience training dogs and horses. There a dog trainer on-site 24 hours per day to maintain a fun, calm and harmonious environment. Our primary focus training. We rehabilitate dogs to become balanced, calm and happy campers. We post videos and pictures every day on our Dawg Dayz Retreat Facebook page, so that you may see the fun your dog is having while training on his or her own vacation or day of daycare.  We love animals and they love us!  Check out our testimonials and contact us today to 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 home on three acres in the heart of Cary.  Two tiled sunrooms, four indoor play areas 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 superior, our quotes are generally lower than most of our competitors.
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Typically, a day of structured daycare with sociability & obedience training would be $30-$40; a night of boarding with sociability & obedience training, (24-hour care) would be $50-$60; and a night of boarding with structured daycare and additional focused or puppy training would be $125-$150. 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 Come Visit For The Consultation:

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

Step 2: Contact your veterinarian to send health and vaccination records brenna@dawgdayzretreat.com.  
Dogs must be current on all vaccinations, to include Rabies, Distemper, Parvo, Bordetella, and Leptospirosis, and the Canine Flu Vaccine. Dogs must also have been Dewormed within the past 6 months using either Drontal or Panacur.                                                             

Step 3: Visit with your dog.  We will conduct the initial temperament assessment while you are here.
Step 4: We will schedule a day
daycare for 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 a fun-filled day of 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  
7:30-9am       5-6pm

11am-noon     5-6pm


*Hours may be adjusted as needed
*Holiday & weekend hours subject to change   

*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 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 have been wormed and treated for fleas and ticks within 30 days of stay. They must also be consistently non-aggressive and humans. Please contact us for 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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